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Pranapratishtha Ceremony
for Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti,
in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
from 21st to 23rd November 2017

The Pranapratishtha (Life-giving) Ceremony for Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti
started at an auspicious time in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas by the well-known Priest
from the South, Shri Sudhakar Sharma. Sitting on his left one can see Shri Venu Gopalji.
After a powerful Yajna by the Priests, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda offered Purnahuti.

Abhisheka with honey and other ingredients is made for the new beautiful and
high-class 5-Metal Idol of Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti.

Here one can see the special Peetham or Divine Seat, on which the new idol of
Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti will be permanently fixed. In a small hollow opening
were put different precious items, like gems, Yantras, and so on.

With the support of the Holy Hands of Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda, assisted by
Shri Sudhakar Sharma, the beautiful Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti was finally placed on
His Peetham inside the Temple, and fixed with a special, long-lasting paste,
consisting of natural ingredients.

Arati was offered by Shri Sudhakar Sharma to the newly installed Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti.

Before the final and actual Pranapratishtha Ceremony for the Murti took place,
a grand Yajna was performed on 23rd November 2017 by Shri Sudhakar Sharma,
his two Assistants, Suresh Panditji, Sanjay Panditji and Shri Venu Gopal.

In a very ceremonious way the divinely charged holy Ganges Water in the different Kalashas,
carried by Sanjay, Suresh, Swami Satchidananda, Kumari Somashekhari and
Swami Vishveshwarananda, will now be taken for Abhisheka for Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti. `

Kumbha-Abhisheka on the Gopuram of the Temple by Shri Sudhakar Sharma
during the final Pranapratishtha Ceremony for Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti.

Kumari Somashekhari, Swami Vishveshwarananda and Sudhakar Sharma are offering
cow's milk and other holy ingredients during Abhisheka for the Pranapratishtha Murti
of Shri Omkarananda-Dakshinamurti.

Finally, after elaborate and hard work, Sudhakar Sharma blesses everybody with a Tilak,
including Swami Satchidananda, who was very active during the whole function. On the right side
one can see a very helpful Devotee, who was present during the entire Celebration.

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