Maha Kumbha-Abhisheka Celebrations
of Aadi Vazhividum Vinaayakar Temple,
Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu,
13th September to 16th
The beautiful invitation card of
this holy event.
Having arrived from Omkarananda
Ashram Himalayas, Kumari Somashekhari stands
pose of Parvati Devi next to Lord Shiva Nataraja at the
In Madurai, at the residence of His
Holiness Madurai Aadheenam.
From left to right: Shri
Ram Shankar, Advocate Supreme Court of India,
Somashekhari, General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram
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
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
the great Saint Thirugnana-Sambanda to Swami
and Kumari Somashekhari and writes
Blessings for them.
Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari
in front of the South Tower of Madurai
Prayers and Arati by Priests as
part of the Maha-Kumbha-Abhisheka Celebrations
Vazhividum Vinaayakar Temple, Rajapalayam.
After the conclusion of the
Maha-Kumbha-Abhisheka a great festival took place
16th September 2015 evening, in a big tent, next to the
The Festival started with musicians,
playing the drums and dancing in an ecstatic way.
On this occasion free marriages
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda is
blessing the couples.
Somaji, surrounded by a huge crowd,
blesses the newly wed couples with flowers.
Every bridegroom receives a
Finally 5-Mukhi Rudrakshas are
offered by Swami Vishveshwarananda
Somashekhari to the happy couples.
A big crowd attending the great
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.
a storm of appreciation.
Swami Vishveshwarananda, in his
speech, pointed out the great devotion,
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
situated in a calm and quiet area near
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
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
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and
Kumari Somashekhari, after they had
the Darshan of
Shri Aandaal in the Shrivilliputhur Aandaal Temple.
are standing in front of a beautiful Gopuram of this
which is the official symbol of Tamil Nadu.
After a great spiritual journey
Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari
the Chennai Airport with Lord Nataraja.