|What is the origin of the spiral feature of our Bhakti Yoga Logo, which has been developed by the combined meditations of our Bhakti Yoga Team?
The Bhakti Yoga spiral represents many vital aspects of ancient Vedic or Vaisnava culture. It is a type of Vedic Yantra or symbol, which invokes spiritual well being and auspiciousness. You may observe striking similarities between our Bhakti Yoga spiral and the New Zealand Koru. Like many things in today’s modern world, these representations appear to have direct or indirect connections with the ancient Vedic culture.
As well as being the identifying feature of the sacred Kurma Cakra Salagram Silas (see photo) and representing ‘new beginnings’ and ‘new life’ (as shown in the Cakra Vyuha photo), the Bhakti Yoga spiral invokes the presence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, in His feature as the source of the divine light of the sun.
The Hare Krishna movement’s founder Acarya Srila Prabhupada adopted his Guru’s motto for his Back to Godhead magazine… ‘Godhead is light. Nescience is darkness. Where there is Godhead there is no nescience’.
Similarly, when Krishna shines in the sky of our lives, Maya or illusion cannot be present. Krishna is like the sun and Maya or illusion is like darkness. The sun is the source of light and happiness for the whole world.
We pray that our new Bhakti Yoga Logo brings you a sense of ‘reconnection’ to Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original source of unlimited illumination and pleasure.
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