Here is a rare video recorded by John Hughes at Swamiji’s Birthday in Kashmir, 1973.
Swamiji would sit in samadhi for three hours while devotees meditated, chanted, and placed flowers and garlands over his body. He would then give tika and prashad [sacred gifts]. Over a period of three days more than 10 thousand people were fed and received Swamiji’s Blessings.
We played this as the last Birthday Celebration and wanted to share it with everyone.