The event was organised by Swami Anadi, Swami Premgeet and Ma Shradha from Osho friends and foundation. Hindustan Times, January 20, 2019.
Followers of Osho dance as they celebrate Mahaparinirvana day in Pune (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Osho Friends Foundation came together to celebrate Mahaparinirvana day or Osho’s death anniversary at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial, Koregaon Park. The event began at 3pm and went on to 6pm where 400 Osho followers from India and abroad came together to chant, dance and meditate in order to remember their guru.
The event was organised by Swami Anadi, Swami Premgeet and Ma Shradha from Osho Friends Foundation. The participants were seen dancing to recorded kirtans (Sanskrit word meaning narrating or reciting) and songs interlaced with Osho’s teachings. Amidst shouts of Osho! Osho!, the participants meditated and celebrated his death.
A lot of foreigners were seen participating in the celebrations. “We were not aware that there was such a celebration outside of the commune and it was interesting for us to attend,” said Japanese national Hiroko Shinohara. “This is the first time I am attending such a celebration and although I did not understand the songs (sung in Hindi), I couldn’t stop dancing and remembering Osho.”