Mata Chowki in Auckland by Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust of New Zealand

Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan of New Zealand will be performing Mata Chowki from 5 pm-9 pm on Saturday, September 10 at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre, Eden Terrace, Auckland. Mata Chowki is a programme that includes divine and melodious bhajans and keertans to Maa Durga.

The bhajans and keertans will be sung with devotion by Indu and Pramod Kapur and their group. The programme begins with Lord Ganesh vandana and sankalp by the Mata Puja sponsors. Sansthan will be arranging Bhent (offering of puja coconut and Mata Chunari to Devi Durga) for $11 for the convenience of the devotees to buy at the entrance of the hall.

The programme is also clubbed with Sai Nama Smaran and Shej Aarati. Maha Prasad will be arranged widely to all the devotees present. The donations and the collections of the event will proceed towards the construction of the Shirdi Saibaba temple at 12-18 Princes St, Onehunga, Auckland. All are requested to attend the function with their families and friends to seek the blessings of Maa Durga & Saibaba.

The Sansthan celebrated the Mata Chowki programme earlier in 2008/2009/2010. This is the fourth Mata Chowki and the Chowki before starting construction of the temple in Onehunga. Around 2000 devotees attended the function each time and was a grand success.

Shirdi Saibaba bhajans and aarati is regularly performed at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill. For further information, please contact the President of the Sansthan, Bhaskara Reddy Duvvuru on (09) 820 2534 /021 2923807 or Hameed Mohammed, the secretary on (09) 625 7790/ 021 2426333 or log on to

Source: Indian Weekender

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