Vaishnav Parivar Of California
The mission of Vaishnav Parivar Of California is to promote the welfare and assimilation of Vaishnavs through religious and cultural activities as well as by promoting the teachings and practices of Pushti Marga.
Activites of the Vaishnav Parivar
1.Religious activities will be but not limited to following
Perform religious services as per teachings of Jagatguru Shree Vallabhacharya Mahaprabhuji.
Celebrate religious festivals in Pusti Margiya traditions.
Arrange and organize Satsang at regular intervals, if possible monthly (gathering for religious prayers, chanting of bhajans, Pusti Margiya path and kirtans, readings, discussion and exchange of religious teachings and ideas.
Arrange religious discourses.
Promote Inter faith harmony.
2.Cultural activities will be but not limited to following
Arrange social and cultural gatherings and meetings to celebrate Diwali, Hindu New Year, Holi, India’s Independent and Republican days and similar occasions which are generally celebrated by the Vaishnavs of Asian Indian Heritage.
Organize programs to promote and to provide platform for members to exhibit their talents in performing arts like music, singing, dancing and dramas and literary arts.
No cultural activities in conflict with Pusti Margiya teachings will be organized.
Pushtimarg (The Path Of Grace) is a sect of the Hindu religion, founded by Shrimad Vallabhacharya (known as Mahaprabhuji.)
Shri Vallabhacharya is one of the five main Acharyas of the Hindu Religion. (The other four being Shankaracharya, Shri Ramanujacharya, Shri Madhavacharya and Shri Nimbarkacharya.)
These acharyas have made significant contribution to the bhakti movement and led to the medieval rise in popularity of the Hindu Religion. The devotional movement is based on the idea that love of God should be seen as an end in itself, not as a means to something else.