November 21st, 2008 – Astroved Company Picnic
Astroved staff and their families attended a day long company picnic with an outing to the beach at Mahabalipuram. Everyone played ice-breaker and team-building games in sets of 4 teams: Lotus Team, Astro Tigers Team, Jasmine Team and Astro Lions Team with a lot of laughter and good spirits.
It was a very refreshing experience to socialize and spend time with staff across different departments and enjoy the presence of their family members and children. It was beautiful weather for a day at the seaside and very relaxing to walk along the shore and hear the waves. Everyone, young and old, had a happy day.
At the end of the day, Sri Dattareya Siva Baba meet with the whole group for darshan. He suggested people attend temple on Pradosham days or come to the Pradosham ritual at the ashram, when possible. He recommended always putting vibhuti on the forehead on those days and chanting the karma-bursting mantra THIRU NEELA KANTAM 1,008 times. Baba said chanting this mantra would bring money not only from job, but also from other sources as well.