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Sharadiya Navaratri Celebrations
in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir,
from 25th September to 3rd October 2014


 A powerful Yajna by the Priests of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Temple
and Kumari Somashekhari, General Secretary, at the start of Navaratri.

Purnahuti by Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.

Swami Vishveshwarananda offers Arati to the Deities on the occasion of Navaratri.

Kumari Somashekhari and the Chief Priest offer holy Ghee
through a Dhara into the Yajna, after Purnahuti.

Arati for the Devi by Kumari Somashekhari.

Kumari Kanchan welcomes the audience and introduces the dance items,
to be performed by Kumari Somashekhari.

Kumari Somashekhari is dancing Bharatanatyam Temple Dances in front
of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi.
Shri Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi was definitely happy seeing the wonderful devotional dances by Kumari Somashekhari.

Swami Vishveshwarananda blesses the audience, thanks Kumari Somashekhari for her splendid dances and speaks about the importance of Navaratri on this holy occasion. Swami Vishveshwarananda is honouring Sanjay Panditji for his extraordinary work as one of the main Priests in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Temple.


Shri Sitaramanji offers thanks to Swami Vishveshwarananda,
while the Chief Priest Suresh Panditji looks on.


The Chief Priest of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Temple, Suresh Joshi, offers a flower-mala to the holy flames of the Yajna on the concluding day of Navaratri.


Kumari Somashekhari offers Purnahuti on Vijayadashami.


Sanjay Panditji blesses Swami Satchidananda, Swami Vishveshwarananda
and Kumari Somashekhari with flower-malas.


Kumari Somashekhari blesses the nine Kanyas, starting with the first one,
and is garlanding her with a flower-mala.


Kumari Somashekhari offers a Kumkum-Tilak to each and every Kanya.


Every Kanya receives a very beautiful gift from Kumari Somashekhari.


Swami Vishveshwarananda blesses the happy children with flowers.


A Priest is offering Prasad for the special Kanyas.


The Kanyas are enjoying the Prasad.

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