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Maha Kumbha-Abhisheka Celebrations
of Aadi Vazhividum Vinaayakar Temple,
 in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu,
13th September to 16th September 2015

The beautiful invitation card of this holy event.

Having arrived from Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, Kumari Somashekhari stands
in the pose of Parvati Devi next to Lord Shiva Nataraja at the Chennai Airport.

In Madurai, at the residence of His Holiness Madurai Aadheenam.
From left to right: Shri Ram Shankar, Advocate Supreme Court of India,
Kumari Somashekhari, General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
H.H. Sri-La-Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Gnana Sambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, H.H. Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas and Shri V.T.S.D. Durai Rajasegar, Zamindar of Seithur.

H.H. Sri-La-Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Gnana Sambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal welcomed Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari
with a kind and open heart.

Shri Gnana Sambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal presents beautiful books
about the great Saint Thirugnana-Sambanda to Swami Vishveshwarananda
and Kumari Somashekhari and writes Blessings for them.

Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari
in front of the South Tower of Madurai Meenakshi Temple.

Prayers and Arati by Priests as part of the Maha-Kumbha-Abhisheka Celebrations
of Aadi Vazhividum Vinaayakar Temple, Rajapalayam.

After the conclusion of the Maha-Kumbha-Abhisheka a great festival took place
on 16th September 2015 evening, in a big tent, next to the Ganesha Temple.
The Festival started with musicians, playing the drums and dancing in an ecstatic way.

On this occasion free marriages were conducted.
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda is blessing the couples.

Somaji, surrounded by a huge crowd, blesses the newly wed couples with flowers.

Every bridegroom receives a traditional turban.

Finally 5-Mukhi Rudrakshas are offered by Swami Vishveshwarananda
and Kumari Somashekhari to the happy couples.

A big crowd attending the great event.

The main organizer, Shri Ram Raj (middle), receives thanks from a parent of a couple.

Kumari Somashekhari addresses the crowd in their own mother language - Tamil.
There was a storm of appreciation.

Swami Vishveshwarananda, in his speech, pointed out the great devotion,
which the people of Rajapalayam are having for the Vedic Culture.

The graceful Bharatanatyam Dance-Performance of Kumari Somashekhari,
in front of Lord Ganesha, took the audience by surprise.

The highly artistic ceiling-paintings of a more than 1000-year-old Shiva-Temple,
situated in a calm and quiet area near Rajapalayam.

Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari were invited by
the Ramco Group Chairman to their spacious and beautiful Vedic School.

The Main Secretary, in charge of educational Projects and Temples of Ramco Group, explains the functioning of the Vedic School.

Kumari Somashekhari and Swami Vishveshwarananda with some of the Vedic students.

The beautiful Murti of Sharada-Ambal (Saraswati Devi) in the Vedic School.

Swami Vishveshwarananda interacts with the Chairman of Ramco Group in his residence.

The Chairman is listening carefully to a devotional Tamil song,
sung by Kumari Somashekhari.

The honourable Chairman, Ramco Group, Shri P.R. Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha
(on the right) with (from left to right): Shri Ram Shankar, the daughter of the Chairman, Smt. R. Sudarsanam, the wife of the Chairman, Kumari Somashekhari
and Swami Vishveshwarananda.

Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari, after they had
the Darshan of Shri Aandaal in the Shrivilliputhur Aandaal Temple.
They are standing in front of a beautiful Gopuram of this Temple,
which is the official symbol of Tamil Nadu.

After a great spiritual journey Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari
are in the Chennai Airport with Lord Nataraja.

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