Each year, 1st January is celebrated as the New Year all around the world. The arrival of December itself sparks the mood of celebration among people of all religion, class, nationality and what not. And as December is about the end, the excitement for the first day of January increases even further.
But amid such atmosphere of celebration, not many would know that January 1 also holds a lot of spiritual significance. The Kalpataru Day falls on this date. It is believed that on 1 January 1886, Ramakrishna Paramhansa revealed himself to be an Avatar or incarnation of God.
It is also believed that Ramakrishna was given the status of a Kalpataru (wish fulfilling tree) by a follower. Hence, the day came to be known as such.
Kalpataru Day is celebrated among the followers of Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Swami Vivekananda in all Ramakrishna Mission centers around the world. On this day, devotees gather in large numbers and pray for their wishes to be fulfilled.
Even if you are not a believer in legends and in the power of getting your wishes fulfilled, it is still a peaceful and tranquil way to start your New Year. This is just what I personally feel.
Here’s wishing all of you Happy Kalpataru Diwas and New Year 🙂
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