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Maha-Shivaratri Celebrations
in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
on 24th February 2017

Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
can be seen at the Mandara-Tree with its beautiful flowers, on 24th February 2017,
the holy time of Maha-Shivaratri.

The Mandara Flowers look like golden orange-red fire-flames,
and they are very dear to Lord Shiva.

Guru-Bhakti-Ratna Kumari Somashekhari had collected - before sun-set - a beautiful
Mandara Flower from the tree, which she is going to offer to her Sadgurudev
Shri Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati and to Lord Shiva,
before starting her Temple-Dance performance.

Ashramites and Devotees had assembled for the Evening-Arati
in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.

As a part of the Maha-Shivaratri Celebrations in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, Kumari Somashekhari performed several Bharatanatyam Temple-Dances in Honour of Lord Shiva.

Shri G. Sukumar read out the meaning of the dances,
which Somashekhari was going to perform on this occasion.

On the holy night of Maha-Shivaratri Kumari Somashekhari performed Temple-Dances,
full of dedication, spiritual Grace and Joy, which was acknowledged
by a strong applause from the audience.

4-year old Arpita Bhardwaj was honoured by Kumari Somashekhari with a flower-mala
for performing a short spontaneous dance for Lord Shiva.

Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati blessed all with his heart-touching words
of divine Wisdom, on the Holy Night of Maha-Shivaratri.

On behalf of all Ashramites and Devotees, Shri Swami Pragyananda Saraswati
came forward to honour Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati with a flower-mala,
as a way of expressing Thanks and Gratitude to Swamiji.

Note: One of the Temple-dances, performed by Kumari Somashekhari on this occasion, along with a short glimpse of Swami Vishveshwaranandaji's words of Divine Blessings, can be seen in the Website of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas ( and the Website of Kumari Somashekhari ( under the Subject "Videos".

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