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Special Puja, Hawana, Bhajans,
Devotional Dance by Kumari Somashekhari
and Ganga-Arati, in Honour of
Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati,
at Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, on 1st January 2016

Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, heartily welcomes everybody to the Concluding Function of Omkarananda Mahotsava,
at Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, on the bank of holy Mother Ganga.

The beautifully dressed students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya
start the Function with skilful recitation of Vedic Shlokas.

The Priests of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas conduct special Pujas
at an altar of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati,
while the Ganga is flowing peacefully in the background.

Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari take part in a special Hawana, where Ahutis are offered to each of the 108 holy Names of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, the "Shri Sadguru Omkarananda-Ashtottara-Shata-Namavali".

Kumari Somashekhari presents a lively dance to a joyous Radha-Krishna Bhajan. The spontaneous applause from all present, showed the great appreciation of the Dance item.

While dancing, Somashekhari depicts Krishna Gopal, taking care
for the cows - a truly extraordinary representation.

Shri Ramesh Uniyal renders a beautiful Garhwali song, composed by him.

Qualified Musicians present Bhajans on this occasion.

 In honour of her Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati,
Guru-Bhakti-Ratna Kumari Somashekhari performs a professional Bharatanatyam
dance item consisting of complicated rhythmic patterns and graceful
dance movements. A real worship to Gurudev through dance - beautiful.

Shri Anup Bhatt, a small, talented student of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, surprises everybody with a nice Krishna Bhajan.

Shri I.D. Joshi, Joint Secretary of Management Committees of
Omkarananda Saraswati Nilayam and Omkarananda Institute of
Management & Technology, expresses his regards and best wishes.

Kumari Somashekhari had choreographed a dance to the ca. 5000-year-old Tamil song "Maargazhi Thingal", by the great South Indian Poet-Saint and Divine Incarnation Shri Aandaal. Somashekhari danced to this song as a Tribute to her beloved Sadgurudev, Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, whose Jayanti (birthday) falls in the auspicious month of Maargazhi. This was a professional dance item, based on years of experience.

Somashekhari concluded her performances with the "Omkarananda Arati Dance".

The Principal of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya, honours Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati with a shawl and a flower mala.

Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya expresses his deep appreciation and Adorations to
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda, emphasizing that he never came in contact
with a Saint of such a kind and noble nature like Swamiji.

In his kind and loving Vote of Thanks,
Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji touches the hearts of all.

The young Student of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, Shri Anup Bhatt,
is specially honoured for his nice Bhajan by Swamiji.

Shri P.C. Malhotra, a faithful devotee from New Delhi, expresses his feelings
of Gratitude to all disciples of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati,
and specially to Swami Vishveshwaranandaji.

Arati for Gurudev and Maa Ganga by Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda,
Kumari Somashekhari and Chief Priest Shri Suresh Joshi.

Guided by Swamiji everybody proceeds down to Mother Ganga for special prayers.

The Omkarananda Mahotsava concluded on a joyous and divine note.
While offering many flower petals to Maa Ganga, everybody chanted:
"Om Ganga Maiyaa ki Jay !
Om Paramahamsa Omkarananda Maharaj ki Jay! Om"

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