Shri Kartikeya Puja 2022

Shri Kartikeya Puja 2022


Shri Kartikeya Puja
Friday 24th June, 2022

Hosted from Auckland, New Zealand
4pm Auckland • 2pm Sydney • 7:30am Delhi • 4am Cabella
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Invitation to Mother

Jai Shri Mataji

We, Your children of the world, humbly request Your Divine presence at the auspicious occasion of Shri Kartikeya Puja, on Friday, 24th June 2022.

We gather together as a global collective, with immense gratitude in our hearts, to offer this Puja at Your Holy Lotus feet.

Shri Mataji, please allow us to perform this Puja to You and adorn You with our love and humble offerings.

Mother, we request Shri Ganesha, our older brother to guide us in this Puja and pray for the blessings of all the Deities.

May the spirit of Shri Kartikeya, which is pure and absolute dynamism, permeate throughout Your creation.

​Mother, please bless us with Your Divine Presence.

“The ​spirit of Kartikeya – that pure, absolute dynamism which doesn’t indulge into nonsensical things and useless things; which shows the results.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Invitation to World Collective

We, the New Zealand collective, from the Land of Shri Kartikeya, invite all our beloved brothers and sisters from across the world, to join us in offering a Puja to our Holy Mother, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, in Her Divine form as Shri Kartikeya.

Watch Shri Kartikeya Puja

Friday 24th June, 2022
4pm Auckland • 2pm Sydney • 7:30am Delhi • 4am Cabella
Convert to your local time

About the Puja timing

This year, we are offering Shri Kartikeya Puja to our Holy Mother earlier than usual on Friday 24th June. For the first time, New Zealand’s government has granted a public holiday to commemorate Matariki (translated as ‘the eyes of God’), or a time when a cluster of seven stars appear over New Zealand. Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar which marks the start of the Māori New Year. This is a reference to Pleiades, the stary maids, a name of Shri Kartikeya, Shri Krittikasunave.

The Māori (indigenous New Zealanders) celebrate the coming of the new year at this time. Read more about Matariki.

Matariki is a star cluster that appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months.

The star cluster is well known throughout the world and at different times of the year can be seen around the globe. It is one of the brightest clusters in the sky, containing hundreds of member stars.

Matariki has different names around the world. In English, it is called by its ancient Greek name, Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. In Hawaiian it is Makali’i, ‘eyes of royalty’, and in Japan it is Subaru, meaning ‘gathered together’.


Song dedicated Shri Kartikeya and more about Shri Kartikeya – See here.