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Thought for the Day:


Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati


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Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, and
Kumari Somashekhari, Bharatanatyam Dancer and General Secretary, Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
as special Invitees to the
Ashtabandhana Maha Kumbha-Abhishekam for
Arulmigu Devi Muthu Mariamman Temple, New Delhi,
on 7th & 8th July 2019

Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
had been specially received with the traditional Purna-Kumbha at the Temple-Entrance,
and then he was guided with full Honour and Respect, in a colourful Procession, by the
Chief-Priest of Malai Mandir (Delhi), Dr. Vaidyanathan Sivacharyar and other South Indian Priests,
led by Temple-Musicians, through the Mandapa (Temple-Hall), towards the Shrines,
for Darshan of Arulmigu Devi Muthu Mariamman.

On the way, the Chief-Priest, Dr. Vaidyanathan, explained to
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari the ongoing Celebrations.

Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati was given a special seat of Honour
in a huge open area, next to the Devi Temple, where a lot of Devotees had assembled.

Many Devotees approached Swami Vishveshwarananda for his Blessings.

Several Yajnas were going on simultaneously.

Arati for Arulmigu Devi Muthu Mariamman.

A huge crowd of Devotees, mainly South Indians, attended this holy function.

Swami Vishveshwarananda was called to address the Devotees on this special occasion.

Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati was inspiring all the Priests and Devotees with
his wonderful, divine and dynamic speech, which was translated by Kumari Somashekhari.

The South Indian Priests are ready for the Purnahuti.

Preparations for the final Purnahuti, in the morning of 8th July 2019.

A Priest is offering special Prayers at the Altar of Arulmigu Devi Muthu Mariamman.

Kumari Somashekhari is singing an ancient devotional Song in the Tamil Language,
while the Priests get ready for the Kalasha-Yatra.

The crowd of Devotees is eagerly waiting to witness the great event.

The Priests, carrying Kalashas with holy water, have climbed to the Top of the Temple.

Chief-Priest, Dr. Vaidyanathan Sivachariyar, performs the auspicious
Maha Kumbha-Abhishekam, among chanting of Vedic Hymns and Mantras.

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