Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is a God-realised Master and he encourages us to direct our natural desire for sensory pleasure towards the service of the Lord. Creatively capturing the Lord in colour, music, and movement allows you to enjoy the full spectrum of divine beauty.

His devotees are found throughout the world with a large following in Europe, India and Kenya. On Saturday 13th February at the Bhakti Marga Center, his Kenyan devotees and followers came together for a Kirtan session.

According to Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda, he explains that “our experiences are influenced by our senses, uncontrolled, they can turn us into a slave for worldly pleasures, channelling the senses toward the Divine allows us to attain the highest happiness and loving communion with God.”

Thus, be it music, singing, painting, dancing or acting, with the right attitude – with love and devotion – you can turn your favourite activities into an offering to the Divine.

The Kirtan session was led by Mercy Wanjiku (Janaki Dasi) and all present joined in. Some of the bhajans included “sabse unchi prema sagai” (of all forms of worship; love is the highest, supreme is the bond of love!)

Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s path is not just about connecting to divinity inside but also outside though devotional practices such as rituals and singing divine names. The energy of the Kirtan session was spectacular and mesmerizing as the evening turned out to be joyful and blessed with Prasad served at the end.