Concluding Function of Omkarananda Mahotsava,
at Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan, on 1st January 2015
Report written by Shri D.K. Varshney
murmuring sound of the flowing stream of Mother Ganga, the
picture of Swami Omkarananda, well decorated with flowers
on an extraordinary beautiful platform, sweet sound-waves
of music, pleasing to the ears, the charming devotional
Temple Dance of Kumari Somashekhari and the joyous and
divine Presence of Swami Vishveshwarananda, with his
unfailing devotion to his Guru Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati and his heart-touching reverential remembrance
of Him, was filling the environment with such wonderful
Grace that all present on this occasion, i.e. 1st January
2015, the concluding day of Omkarananda Mahotsava, were
overwhelmed with divine emotions, making their lives
meaningful and fruitful.
The wonderful chanting of Mantras by the Omkarananda
Ashram Temple Priest, Shri Suresh Joshi, and the students
of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya during a special
Yajna in Honour of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati was rendering the atmosphere divine. Swami
Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari also took part
in this grand Hawana and offered Ahutis and Purnahuti.
Absorbed like Meerabai, Kumari Somashekhari created an
atmosphere of ancient Temples through her classical dance
performances, which actually made all present feel a
natural divine Happiness.
On this occasion Shri I.D. Joshi expressed his views
and thereby graced the function.
While appreciating Swami Vishveshwarananda, Shri D.K.
Varshney told, that Swamiji feels contented and happy
because of his complete surrender to his Guru and paying
Him the supreme regards. He said, that even if one would
search a lot, one would not be able to find a person with
such a noble and sincere heart like Swamiji. Swamiji is
always cheerful and anger could never even touch him. In
fact he is a divine person, the true and trustworthy
disciple of his Guru, being engaged wholeheartedly in
accomplishing His dreams, the realisation of His vision.
Swami Omkaranandaji wanted dissemination of education in
the less resourceful State of Uttarakhand. That is why
Swami Vishveshwarananda has been continuously working for
the upliftment of education and spirituality of this area.
He has been realising his Gurudev's vision by opening many
schools in remote places of the Himalayan Hills. Shri D.K.
Varshney wished a long life to Swami Vishveshwarananda and
further on Gurudev's Blessings to continue to work for His
Shri S.L. Singh, retired Professor of Vedic
Mathematics, also expressed the same views and assured to
render his services to Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.
Swami Vishveshwarananda offered his gratitude to all
present there and thanked Kumari Somashekhari for her
extremely delightful dance. He was full of praise for the
students for their chanting of melodious Mantras in
The Principal of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya and
his students expressed their heartfelt and sincere thanks
to Swamiji for providing all facilities to them. They
honoured Swamiji by offering him a shawl and a mala and
presented a mala to Kumari Somashekhari.
After the programme, Guru- and Ganga-Arati were
performed and the scene of offering flowers to Gangaji,
after Arati, was indescribable. It was indeed providing an
experience of an exceedingly wonderful divine Bliss.