KAILASA’s Gurupurnima Gratitude Celebrations

Celebrate THE SPH NITHYANANDA PARAMASHIVAM's impact on our lives, and show appreciation through art, poetry, videos, and more in Gurupurnima Gratitude Celebrations. Stand a chance to win and honor his teachings and values. Join us on 22nd July.

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Express heartfelt gratitude to beloved Guru THE SPH NITHYANANDA PARAMASHIVAM for his profound impact on our lives, Hinduism, KAILASA, and humanity. Show appreciation through letters, gestures, art, poetry, videos, singing, dancing, or storytelling. Let our actions reflect love and reverence as we honor Swamiji’s divine presence.

Select the contest you want to join, follow the contest rules, and sign up via the link below, attaching a link to any written, video, or audio files, as specified in the contest information, by July 17th. Winners will be announced LIVE on Guru Purnima Day, 21st July.

Gratitude Letter Contest

Write from the heart – you have the opportunity to write a heartfelt letter to THE SPH, expressing your gratitude. Please feel free to convey your personal experiences, transformations, and impacts THE SPH has had on your life!
Rules:

  1. Your Letter can either be hand-written or electronic/typed
  2. Your Letter should be approximately half a page to one page in length
  3. Your Letter should focus on specific instances or teachings that have been particularly impactful

Gratitude Artwork Exhibition

Display your Love & Gratitude – you have the opportunity to create a piece of artwork representing your love and gratitude towards THE SPH. Please provide a brief description
Rules:

  1. Your artwork can be in any medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc)
  2. Your artwork should be original and visually appealing
  3. Your artwork display should be wholely and clearly visible

Gratitude Poetry Slam

Love thy Rhyme – you have the opportunity to create a piece of art in poetry, expressing your love and gratitude to THE SPH in rhyme, and perform it in a short video or audio format.
Rules:

  1. Your poems can be in any style (rhyme, free verse, ode, etc) and any language
  2. Your poem should be performed with passion and expression
  3. Your performance should be a maximum of 3 minutes long

Judges will evaluate your poem based on creativity, emotional impact, and delivery.

Gratitude Video Montage

Capture the rapture – you have the opportunity to create a short video montage of devotees from all over the world expressing their joy, love, and gratitude towards THE SPH
Rules:

  1. Your video should capture diverse voices and visuals to represent the global community
  2. Your video can incorporate personal messages, testimonials, and expressions of gratitude
  3. Your video should be a maximum of 5 minutes long

Gratitude Song Contest

Sing like a bird released – you can create and perform a song expressing your love and gratitude towards THE SPH.
Rules:

  1. Your song can be performed acapella, with musical accompaniment, or with recorded backing
  2. Your song should be original and include meaningful lyrics, melody, and arrangements
  3. Your song performance should be a maximum of 4 minutes long

Judges will evaluate your song based on creativity, musicality, and the emotional connection it evokes.

Gratitude Dancing Contest

Do a little dance – you have the opportunity to perform a dance as an expression of your love and gratitude for THE SPH and record a video of it.
Rules:

  1. Your dance should be in traditional style and can be accompanied by music
  2. Your dance should be appropriate and performed with passion and expression
  3. Your dance video should be a maximum of 4 minutes long

Judges will evaluate your dance based on creativity, delivery, and the emotional connection it evokes.

Gratitude Storytelling Contest

Tell a tale – you can share a personal story of how THE SPH has positively impacted your life, and record it on a short video.
Rules:

  1. Your story should be authentic, heartfelt, and based on real experiences
  2. Your story should focus on critical moments, lessons or transformations experienced
  3. Your story video should be a maximum of 5 minutes long

Gratitude Community Service Project

Service to Society – you have the opportunity to plan & execute your small-scale community service project in honor of THE SPH and tell us all about it.
Rules:

  1. Your project MUST align with the teachings and values of THE SPH
  2. Your project should include a minimum of 10hrs of services, and be aimed at a specific target audience
  3. Your project should be documented with photographs, videos, and/or written reports

Judges will evaluate the projects based on impact, creativity, and alignment with THE SPH’s teachings.

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