Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, Muni-ki-Reti, via Rishikesh,
Uttarakhand, from 26th to 28th August 2015
The Inauguration of the lovely
Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna Mandir started in the morning
of 26th August with powerful Pujas and Yajnas conducted by
Shri Bharadwaj, Chief Priest of Karunya Mahaganapati
Mandir, Delhi, assisted by Shri Sundarar Murti, Chief
Priest of Pazhani Mandir, Tamil Nadu, in the presence of
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and Shri Swami Satchidananda.
Fruits and coconuts to be offered
to the Divine.
Ashramites and Devotees are joining
the Purnahuti. On the left side is seen
Omkara-Mahaganapati Mandir and on the right side the
newly constructed Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna Mandir.
Mr. & Mrs. Upadhyay in conversation
with Kumari Somashekhari.
Distribution of Prasadam.
Before the beautiful, gold-plated
Kalasha is put on the top of Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna
Mandir, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda is carrying it in a
procession around the holy Peepal Tree and the new Temple,
followed by Kumari Somashekhari, Swami Satchidananda, Shri
Sukumar and others.
The Kalasha is fixed on the top of
Procession around the Temple along
Special Pujas at the
Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna Mandir, in the evening.
The elaborate Hawanas and Pujas
were concluded in the night with Arati.
The beautiful Murtis of
Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna in Their Temple,
August 2015, the day before Prana was given to them.
The Utsava Murtis of
Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna have been placed
in front of
the Kalashas, which later will be used for Abhisheka of
Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna and Vimana Devata,
Kalasha on the top of the Temple.
The Temple musicians guide the
Priests and Swami Satchidananda around the Temple.
Pandit Bharadwaj leads the Kalasha
Yatra for the Kumbha-Abhisheka of
Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna Mandir in the morning of 27th
Swami Satchidananda blesses the Priests
Pandit Bharadwaj and Pandit
Sundarar Murti are climbing on the top of the Temple
for the Kumbha-Abhisheka Ritual, in which holy water is
poured over the Kalasha
on the Gopuram, signifying the
culmination of the inauguration ceremony of the
Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna Mandir with the living Presence
of its Deities,
Mr. & Mrs. Upadhyay are rewarding
the Priests for their hard work.
In the afternoon of 27th August
2015 devotees have assembled to watch the beautiful
ceremony of Radha-Krishna-Kalyanam, the divine marriage of
Radha and Krishna.
The Priests are getting ready for
the great event of the Radha-Krishna marriage.
The students of Omkarananda Gayatri
support them with chanting of Vedic
Both the Priests prepare the Utsava
Murtis of Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna
for the marriage
Three Suvasinis sanctify the area
of the marriage-place
with holy water, Deepas and
The golden Mangalasutra is shown to
the devotees by the Priest,
before it is put around
The audience is waiting for the
Arati is offered to the Utsava
Murtis, who represent
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda
Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
announcing the Temple dances performed by Kumari
an integral part of the
Kalyanam-Utsava of Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna.
Kumari Somashekhari shows the
artistic style of
a perfect South-Indian Classical
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda speaks
about the greatness of Lord Krishna and Radha.
thanks everybody for attending the beautiful
Shri Bharadwaj, Chief Priest of
Karunya Mahaganapati Temple, Delhi, is honoured
Swami Vishveshwarananda with a shawl for his excellent way
the Kumbha-Abhisheka of
Swamiji expresses special Thanks to
the wonderful couple, Mr. & Mrs. Upadhyay, who provided
great help for realising the beautiful
The wife of Mr. Upadhyay receives a
shawl from Kumari Somashekhari.
On the conclusion of this wonderful
event Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji again offers
deepest Adorations and Thanks to each and everybody and
above all to
Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati, Whose divine Blessings
On the following day, on 28th
August 2015, Sadhus were sitting in the shadow of the holy
Peepal-tree, next to Omkarananda-Radha-Krishna Mandir,
waiting for the Bhandara.
The students of Omkarananda Gayatri
Ved Vidyalaya were chanting Mantras and
Vedic Hymns in
Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari
Somashekhari are guiding the students of Omkarananda
Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya to Omkarananda Vidya Bhawan
joining the Bhandara.
The Bhandara for the Sadhus is
about to start.
Satisfied and happy with a great
the Sadhus proceed to their respective
Students and Ashram Members have
joined the Bhandara.
Shri Pramod Kalani distributes
Dakshina to the students.
From left to right: Shrimati Rekha
Kalani, Shri Pramod Kalani, Shri Swami Dhyandas,
Swami Satchidananda, Shri Swami Kumarananda, Shri G.
Shri Swami Satyananda Chakradhari are
finally joining the Bhandara.