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Shriyantra Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas Swami Omkarananda



Thought for the Day:


Swami Omkarananda



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in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
from 20th December 2014 to 1st January 2015

Special Puja, Hawana, Bhajans,
Devotional Dance by Kumari
Somashekhari and Ganga-Arati,
in Honour of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati,
at Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan, Sheshdhara, Tapovan,
via Rishikesh, on 1st January 2015

The students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, beautifully dressed,
get ready for the concluding Function of Omkarananda Mahotsava,
starting in the afternoon of the 1st January 2015.

Standing next to Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati
Kumari Somashekhari shows to the students a typical Vedic Mudra, "Meenakshi Devi,
holding the parrot", 
while the Priests start lighting the Deepas.

Kumari Somashekhari behind the students, showing again the same Mudra of Meenakshi Devi holding the parrot. The holy bird parrot symbolizes the Vedas. The divine Wisdom of the Vedas is in the hands of the Divine Mother, i.e. It originates from Her.

Swami Vishveshwarananda interacts with the special guests, the wonderful Educationists
from Rishikesh, Prof. Dr. S.L. Singhji, Shri D.K. Varshneyji and Shri I.D. Joshiji.

The students and the special guests are watching the great Yajna in front of
the holy river Ganga on the beautifully erected platform.

A wonderful Yajna to honour Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

The audience is listening to the recitation at the end of the Yajna.

Kumari Somashekhari, as a Tribute to her Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati and for the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya and the audience, gives a nice performance in the traditional Temple-Style of Indian Classical Dance.

Swami Vishveshwarananda inspires and encourages the students and
praises them for their hard work in the field of the Vedas.

The students carefully listen to the special blessings given by Kumari Somashekhari.

Swami Vishveshwarananda speaks to the students on the importance of
the holy river Ganga and the golden opportunity given to everybody, who lives near
this holy river. Kumari Somashekhari is translating it into their language.

The Principal Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya offers a shawl to Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and speaks to the students about the wonderful work, done by Swami Vishveshwarananda and the other Swamis of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, and their grand support in providing everything, that was necessary for a smooth living of the students.

Everybody proceeds to the holy river Ganga.

Swami Vishveshwarananda, Kumari Somashekhari, the Priests and students are offering flowers to the Ganga during ecstatic chanting by the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.

Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari next to
Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

The Students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya are extremely happy.

"Paramahamsa Omkarananda Maharaj ki Jay!" chanted joyously by all the students,
the principal, Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari. 

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