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Inauguration of
Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Mandir
in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
on 8th & 9th March 2017

Kumari Somashekhari, General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
is proceeding with Priests from Tamil Nadu towards the Omkara-Mahaganapati Temple
to invoke the Blessings of Lord Ganesha for an auspicious start of the
Inauguration of Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Mandir.

Prayers in front of Lord Omkara-Mahaganapati.

As part of the initial Prayers a Pradakshina around
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir takes place.

Final permission and Blessings for the new Temple are being taken from
Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

The Chief-Priest is preparing for Sankalpa.

The shining Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti has been placed under a Neem-tree
for Abhisheka, before He will be installed in His Temple.

 All important items for Abhisheka for Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti are ready.
In the background, on the right side, partly hidden by a provisional tent,
one can faintly see the small, colourful Temple under the Banyan Tree,
which is going to be the permanent Residence of Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti.

The Abhisheka for Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti is going on in high spirit
with holy ingredients like Gangajal, Cow's Milk, Curd, Honey, Haldi, etc.

In an excellent rhythmic way the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya are
reciting Shlokas as a part of a successful inauguration of the Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Temple. On the side one can see the Principal of the students, Shri Shivkumar Malviya,
along with Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.

Near the new Temple for Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti, which is situated
below a Banyan Tree, a powerful Yajna has started, conducted by Priests from Tamil Nadu
and the Priests of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir. A provisional cloth-tent is
covering the new Temple, the Puja-places, the Hawana-Kunda and parts of the Banyan Tree from above and all four sides, to give protection from rain and naughty monkeys.

Purnahuti by the Chief-Priest

From left to right: Swami Satchidananda, Swami Vishveshwarananda
and Kumari Somashekhari receive the holy Prasadam.

Among the important moments of the Temple-Inauguration was the arrival of a holy cow
along with her calf. Puja was made with them in the traditional manner.

Finally the gold-plated Kalasha was fixed on the top of the Temple
by the skill-full hands of Swami Satchidananda.

Shrimati Usha Venkataraman from Kanchipuram and Shrimati Sukanya from Chennai
were contributing to the Pujas with beautiful divine songs in Sanskrit and Tamil
about the Glory of Lord Shiva and Shri Dakshinamurti.

In the night of 8th March 2017 the beautiful Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti was carefully carried into His lovely Temple and placed on His Pedestal, facing exactly the proper Direction.

In the morning of 9th April 2017, a Thursday, the Main-Day of the Inauguration
of the Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Temple, powerful Yajnas were conducted by the
Priests from Tamil Nadu and the Priests from Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.

Before Purnahuti was offered, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda,
with a radiant smile, blesses and garlands the Chief Priest.


After the Purnahuti, different Shlokas from all the 4 Vedas are recited by the
South-Indian Priests as well as the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.

Shri Swami Satchidananda carries the holy Kalasha and then climbs up the Gopuram
for Abhisheka of the gold-plated Kalasha on the top of the Temple.

After the final Maha-Kumbha-Abhisheka for the new Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Temple
was successfully completed, the Chief-Priest from Tamil Nadu offers Prasadam to
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda, Shri Swami Satchidananda and Kumari Somashekhari.

Kumari Somashekhari thanks all the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya
for their hour long brilliant Vedic Recitations. She invites them to enjoy
a wonderful Prasadam in the form of lunch in the Ashram and then take some rest
before the evening Pujas will continue.

Before proceeding for lunch, all the students requested Soma to show them her Temple-Dance-Room and other holy places inside the building of Omkarananda-Shanta-Durga Mandir. When all of them had arrived inside, Kumari Somashekhari explained to the bright students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, that Her Adorable Gurudev, Shri Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati is not an ordinary Saint, but a great Mystic, Sage, Siddhapurusha, Philosopher and Writer, and a Sampurna Avatara (a completely perfect God-Incarnation in all respects). She further narrated to the students, that Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati did most extraordinary Tapasya as a very young Sannyasi nearby this place, in the jungle. Soma also told to the students about her own experiences with Gurudev Swami Omkarananda and explained to them about His indescribable divine and selfless Love and Purity and Superhuman Intelligence. She further described to the students, how one day Parvati Parameshwari, Shri Meenakshi Devi, appeared to Swami Omkarananda in the jungle, nearby, and never again left Him, which resulted in His permanent spiritual Union with the Supreme Divine Mother, a State called "Para-Bhakti". Kumari Somashekhari narrated to the young students, that one could strongly feel, see and experience the overwhelming divine Power and the superhuman ecstatic divine Love in the brilliant, shining Eyes of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati and His whole Life and Behaviour. In the end of her talk Somashekhari also told to the students, why Meenakshi Devi is holding a parrot. She explained to them, that the Parrot is the symbol of the Wisdom of the holy Vedas, who are in the Hands of the Divine Mother, which means, they have originated from Her.

Before leaving this specially holy place, all the students are taking Blessings
from Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

In the late evening of 9th April 2017, the Main Day of the Inauguration of the
Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Mandir, a special Bharatanatyam Temple-Dance
Performance took place as a part of the holy Pujas. Here one can see
Kumari Somashekhari arriving at the Temple, followed by her Assistant Seema.

Somashekhari performed several Bharatanatyam Temple-Dances at the beautiful new Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Mandir, situated below a holy Banyan Tree.

During Kumari Somashekhari's Temple-Dance Performance soft thunder
and lightning started, heralding the arrival of rain.

Soma completed her Temple-Dance Performance with the Omkarananda-Arati Dance.

Kumari Somashekhari can be seen at the Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Temple, carrying the Arati. All forms of Lord Dakshinamurti, including our Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti, are residing below a Banyan Tree, called in Sanskrit "Vata Vriksha". This extraordinary and holy Tree is the National Tree of India. It is often regarded and worshipped as "Kalpa Vriksha", the "Wish-fulfilling Tree". Besides containing deep mystical meanings, this Tree is also having a lot of important medicinal properties. Because it's life-span, compared to other trees, is usually extremely long, and because in many cases it is even impossible to determine it's age, this Tree is called "Immortal Tree". It is the most befitting Tree for Lord Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti, the form of the spiritual Guru.

 In his usual kind, encouraging and joyous way Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas and Successor of Gurudev H. D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, blessed and thanked each and everybody , for contributing to the grand Success of the Inauguration of Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Mandir.

One can clearly see, that all people in the audience, including the Priests, are extremely
happy and touched by Swami Vishveshwaranandaji's divine and inspiring words.

Finally Swamiji honoured all the Priests with Dakshina.

The wonderful Inauguration of the Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti Temple was completed by the melodious "Dakshinamurti Stotram", a composition by Shri Adi Shankaracharya, chanted very beautifully by all the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya. The three direct Sannyasi-Disciples of Gurudev H.D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, Swami Vishveshwarananda, Swami Satchidananda and Kumari Somashekhari, are standing in front of the students and listen to them with hearts, filled with deep joy.

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