Sharadiya Navaratri Celebrations
in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir
13th October to 22nd October 2015
Every Navaratri a beautiful Altar
for Omkarananda-Shanta-Durga is
established in the
Yajnashala of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.
morning and evening Pujas are conducted there. Here one
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati
concluding the morning Puja with Arati.
Every evening additional Hawanas
are conducted by the
Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari
Somashekhari offer flowers for the Purnahuti.
Welcome address by Shri Swami
Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President
Ashram Himalayas, on the night of 20th October 2015,
in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.
Swamiji also read out the meaning of
the Temple Dances
of Kumari Somashekhari on this occasion.
Bharatanatyam dance poses
by Kumari Somashekhari as a
form of prayer for the Divine Mother.
A devotee, overwhelmed by Soma's
is offering her a flower mala as
Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji
requested Shri Sukumarji to honour
the Priests of
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir with Malas,
as a sign
of Gratitude and Respect for their good and hard works
during the Navaratri Celebrations.
A few inspiring words by Swami
on this great occasion of Navaratri.
In the afternoon of 22nd October
Vijaya-Dashami was celebrated with a grand
Purnahuti by Kumari Somashekhari
and Shri Suresh Panditji,
Chief Priest of
Arati offered to
Omkarananda-Shanta-Durga Devi by Shri Swami
Swami Satchidananda is offering
Arati to the Devi.
(From left to right):
Satchidananda, Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari
are being blessed with the holy Ganges
water from the Kalashas,
which had been charged with
Mantra power during the Navaratri Celebrations.
The Vijaya Dashami Celebrations in
Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas
were concluded with a
heart-touching Kanya-Puja. The first Kanya to be
was Baby Jaahnvi (another name for Mother
Ganga), the 2-year old daughter
of the Principal of
Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.
The next cute Kanya, being
Kumari Somashekhari, is 3-year old Baby
Kanya receives beautiful gifts from Soma.
Finally Kumari Somashekhari
worships all the 9 beautiful Kanyas with Arati.
Omkarananda-Shanta-Durga ki Jay ! OM