The samiti members had felt a need to understand the importance of Veda chanting with correct intonations. So it was decided that on 19th April there would be a function where experts would guide us on this matter. This Sunday morning, the navdurga temple hall was filled with about 200 devotees. The function commenced with aumkar and veda chanting. Shri Shantanan who has been doing deep study in vedas, talked on the topic of vedas and its inner meaning. He explained how incorrect chanting can futile the very purpose of veda hymning. He emphasised on quality and purity. The next speaker was Smt. Prema. She talked on the topic of dettachment and bhakti. She took us to the journey of the three stages of life – childhood, adulthood and old age. ‘Unlike the previous yuga where one had to go to forest in his/her old age to seek salvation,in this kali yuga one has to only chant the lord’s name to seek him,’ she said thus. Next, Shri Murli stormed over the podium. Ever cheerful to talk, he in a humorous manner mocked at our daily way of living. Then he slowly diverted the topic to self-transformation. Giving an example of his own aunty who has entrapped by the ghost of some underworld bhai (he said so), he said each of us has a ghost in us, which is none other than our identity. He said that in order to be one with the god one has to forget one’s identity and try to realise that he is not his name or someone father, daughter or boss but ‘divine’. After the lunch, Shri Mani- an expert on veda chanting presided the function. He said that he was very much impressed to hear the veda chantings in the morning. He began with the teaching of ‘Shri Narayana Upanishad’. In between he true account of his own life which gave the audience some time to relax. By the time the veda teaching ended it was evening. Shri Arun bhobe thanked all the devotee for being present. The function ended with Aarti, vibhuti and prasadam.