Kartik Snaan or Kartik Purnima is observed on Sunday, November 29th, 2020 by the Hindu community. This sacred day is observed by fasting, prayers and puja at the foreshores across the country.
Traditionally, Ganga Ma and Bhagwan Shiva are worshipped. It is a day for internal purification, cleansing and reflection and a reminder to rid oneself of negative energies and qualities.
The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will be holding Kartik Purnima Aarti on Sunday from 4:30pm at the Kitty Seawall and foreshore, adjoining the roundabout. To avoid crowding and congestion, aarti will be done at 5:30pm, 6:00pm and 6:30pm. Please note that you can participate at any of these times. There will be consistent kirtan, bhajans and prayers.
The organization is advising persons to wear their masks to attend and maintain 6 feet social distancing. Sanitizers will be provided. Strict Covid-19 protocols will be observed.
They encourage persons not to crowd the area but to maintain a free flow by coming at staggered times within the period. Dharmic Sabha would like persons to bring their thalis/diyas to participate in the aarti.
As part of their drive to encourage a clean and healthy environment, Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha reminds the Hindu Community to keep the seawalls, foreshores and water in their pristine state. We are appealing to persons not to leave cloth, plastic, flags or any other item which is not biodegradable on the seawalls and foreshores after their puja.
Offer flowers, leaves and fruit and other bio-degradable items in the deeper waters so that they will not be washed ashore. Hindus are urged to be conscious of their external and internal environment and to be very conscious of their responsibility to keep their surroundings for and after puja clean and tidy and in no way to contribute to pollution of the water and foreshores/seawalls.
Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha wishes everyone a blissful and divine Kartik Purnima. (Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha press release)