Geyzing, Jan 16
On the occasion of Limboo community’s New Year ‘Kokphekwa Tongnam’ or Maghey Sankranti, Yuma Mang Meditation Centre committee (YMMC) on Wednesday organized a religious and spiritual programme at Darap, West Sikkim.
Various spiritual and religious programmes were included at the event. The spiritual guru, her holiness Sikkum Siyong Sepsing Yuma Mang at the outset in a religious ceremony offered water, root and tubers, soils and food grains to the deities as a mark of gratitude for providing food and shelters for the survival of human beings and prayed for a peaceful new year ahead.
The married women who were on fasting for a day each month throughout the year for peace and healthy life of their family broke their fast in a religious ritual ceremony led by Yuma Mang. The fasting is related to the custom in which married women pray for longevity of life of their family members and peace and prosperity in the family.
An organizing committee members informed that religious and spiritual event was also the part of the world peace prayer. Blessings from the almighty through a ritual offering ceremony conducted by Yuma Mang for a peaceful, prosperous, progressive and pious world were prayed.
Yuma Mang deliberating on importance of Limboo New Year ‘Kokphekwa Tongnam’ expressed that New Year meant new beginning and new aims and resolutions to lead a year ahead in a constructive way. She added that New Year should be productive for each and everybody in terms of religious, spiritual and moral upbringing.
Let us with the blessings of the god make this coming year a prosperous and productive one, She said.
In her spiritual discourse on the theme based on ‘know your soul’, Yuma Mang pressed for simple living and keeping the humanity in the highest form. Maintaining that materialistic greed leads to peril of humanity, Yuma Mang opined that the people should adopt a simple way of living devoid of greed, anger and jealousy. She shared that spiritualism in any form is key to establishment of a moral, peaceful and disciplined society. She added that spiritualism helps to promote brotherhood, unity and peace in the society.