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Swami Omkarananda

 

The Auspicious Beginning of the Precious
“Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya”
Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan, Sheshdhara, Tapovan, via Rishikesh,
starting from Navaratri, October 2014

The beautiful building Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan, situated at the holy Ganga,
which houses the Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.

Students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya,
ready for joining their Vedic studies, with Kumari Somashekhari.

Some students in their traditional dresses are sitting on the lawn
of Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan, which has become nicely soft and green.
Behind stands Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati.

Kumari Somashekhari interacts with a few students.

From left to right: Swami Satchidananda, Swami Vishveshwarananda,
Kumari Somashekhari and the Principal, Vedacharya Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya,
in front of a few Sanskrit students.

A Sanskrit teacher gives instructions to the students
and Swami Satchidananda is standing behind them.

Shri Swami Govinddev Giri during a short visit along with
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.
On the left side are sitting Mr. & Mrs. Kalani.

Shri Swami Govinddev Giri with Kumari Somashekhari after seeing
all the arrangements of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.
In the background is Swami Vishveshwarananda discussing with Mr. & Mrs. Kalani.

The students get ready for lunch.

Sanskrit students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya
studying their examination papers.

Students in front of the signboard of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.

From left to right: Shri Kailash Narayana Maalviya with
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya and
Kumari Somashekhari are listening to the Vedic recitations of the students.

A student with a holy Vedic scripture, using special hand gestures during the recitation.

Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta along with Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda,
Shri Kailash Narayana Maalviya, Kumari Somashekhari and
Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya watching the students during their recitations.

Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta interacts with Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda
in front of the holy river Ganga.

Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami, Editor-in-chief of the
International Magazine “Hinduism Today”, and his assistant,
Sannyasin Yoginathaswami, are proceeding towards Omkarananda Gayatri
Ved Vidyalaya along with Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.

Principal Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya inspects the recitation of the Sanskrit students.

The two Swamis of the Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Hawaii, USA, Kumari Somashekhari
and Shri P.C. Malhotra listen to the sound of the Vedic recitations by
the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.

Shri Sadasivanathaswami from Hawaii, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and
Kumari Somashekhari in front of the beautiful scenery of the holy river Ganga.

 The students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, sitting in their traditional way on the grass, are being blessed by the holy river Ganga, flowing peacefully near to them.

Students during their prayer hours.

Kumari Somashekhari watching the students during their recitation.

The girl child of Principal Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya is sitting for some time
on his place and listens carefully to the students.

Kumari Somashekhari provides to all students chocolates as reward for their hard work.

A student takes care for the girl child of the Principal, while she is learning to walk.

The beautiful, divine place and peaceful, natural environment of
Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan is a great help for the students and their studies.

After intense studies the students return to their quarters.

The students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya during their recitation hours.

In the evening of Omkarananda Jayanti, on 25th December 2014,
Shri Sudhakar Sharma, the famous Priest of Tamil Nadu, with his 2 disciples
and Shri Venkatramanji, from Kancheepuram, are proceeding
to Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.

 On the rocks at the land in front of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya,
with the Ganga flowing behind, are standing Swami Vishveshwarananda
along with Kumari Somashekhari, Sudhakar Sharma and his 2 disciples.

Sudhakar Sharma is listening with surprise to the excellent recitations
of the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya. Next to him is sitting
the Principal Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya and behind them are standing
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.

The students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya, beautifully dressed,
get ready for the concluding Function of Omkarananda Mahotsava,
starting in the afternoon of the 1st January 2015.

Standing next to Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati
Kumari Somashekhari shows to the students a typical Vedic Mudra,
“Meenakshi Devi, holding the parrot”, while the Priests start lighting the Deepas.

Kumari Somashekhari behind the students, showing again the same Mudra
of Meenakshi Devi holding the parrot. The holy bird parrot symbolizes the Vedas.
The divine Wisdom of the Vedas is in the hands of the Divine Mother,
i.e. It originates from Her.

Swami Vishveshwarananda interacts with the special guests, the wonderful Educationists
from Rishikesh, Prof. Dr. S.L. Singhji, Shri D.K. Varshneyji and Shri I.D. Joshiji.

The students and the special guests are watching the great Yajna
in front of the holy river Ganga on the beautifully erected platform.

A wonderful Yajna to honour Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

The audience is listening to the recitation at the end of the Yajna.

Kumari Somashekhari, as a Tribute to her Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati and for the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya and the audience,
gives a nice performance in the traditional Temple-Style of Indian Classical Dance.

Swami Vishveshwarananda inspires and encourages the students
and praises them for their hard work in the field of the Vedas.

The students carefully listen to the special blessings given by Kumari Somashekhari.

Swami Vishveshwarananda speaks to the students on the importance
of the holy river Ganga and the golden opportunity given to everybody, who lives
near this holy river. Kumari Somashekhari is translating it into their language.

The Principal Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya offers a shawl to Shri Swami
Vishveshwarananda and speaks to the students about the wonderful work,
done by Swami Vishveshwarananda and the other Swamis of Omkarananda
Ashram Himalayas, and their grand support in providing everything,
that was necessary for a smooth living of the students.

Everybody proceeds to the holy river Ganga.

Swami Vishveshwarananda, Kumari Somashekhari, the Priests and
students are offering flowers to the Ganga during ecstatic chanting by
the students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.

Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari next
to Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

The Students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya are extremely happy.

“Paramahamsa Omkarananda Maharaj ki Jay!” chanted joyously by all the students,
the principal, Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.

 

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