Navratri followed by Dussehra signifies victory of good over evil. During this period, people attend cultural activities, enjoy festive food, dance and fairs. They are also open to embrace new ideas to enrich their lives.
During this period, Falun Dafa practitioners of various cities of India introduced beauty of this practice to people. Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is an ancient spiritual practice consisting of five gentle exercises including meditation. Introduced to public in China by Master Li Hongzhi in May 1992, Falun Dafa is now being practiced by more than 100 million people in over 114 countries including India.
In Mumbai, local practitioners booked a stall at CIDCO exhibition arena in Vashi, Mumbai where a large Durga Pooja fair was organized. On first day of the fair, Falun Dafa exercises were demonstrated on stage which was set up for cultural events. Despite festive hustle-bustle and noise, thousands of people keenly watched the exercise demonstration. During four-day festive fair, a large number of people visited Falun Dafa stall, and many learned the exercises. Taking this opportunity, people were also informed about brutal persecution being suffered by Falun Dafa practitioners in China.
Mysore, known for its heritage structures and palaces, is famous for lavish Dussehra celebrations. The practitioners performed Falun Dafa exercises outside Mysore palace which is a famous tourist destination. Many passers-by clicked photos of practitioners and inquired about the practice. Even police personnel took information flyers and were keen on knowing more about the practice. In the evening, the exercises were demonstrated at Mysore consumer exhibition which was visited by thousands of people.
In Nagpur, practitioners demonstrated Falun Dafa exercises, distributed information flyers, and offered books for sale at a large booth at Diksha Bhoomi on the occasion of 63rd Dhamma Chakra Pravartan. Thousands of people visited the event and many expressed desire to learn the practice.
Falun Dafa is being practiced in all major cities in India. It has been introduced in many schools and colleges across the country. Many corporates have requested for Falun Dafa’s workshops for their executives. Many fashion models Bollywood artists are practicing Falun Dafa for stability in their hectic life. Volunteers can be contacted to organize Falun Dafa’s free workshop in the school, college or office. For more information, please visit www.falundafa.org.
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