The Auspicious Beginning of the Precious
“Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya”
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
Some students in their traditional
dresses are sitting on the lawn
Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan, which has become nicely
soft and green.
Behind stands Shri Swami
Kumari Somashekhari interacts with a few students.
From left to right: Swami
Satchidananda, Swami Vishveshwarananda,
Somashekhari and the Principal, Vedacharya Shri
Shiva Kumar Maalviya,
in front of a few Sanskrit
A Sanskrit teacher gives instructions
to the students
and Swami Satchidananda is standing
Shri Swami Govinddev Giri during a
short visit along with
Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.
On the left side are sitting Mr. & Mrs. Kalani.
Shri Swami Govinddev Giri with Kumari
Somashekhari after seeing
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
their examination papers.
Students in front of the signboard of Omkarananda
Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.
From left to right: Shri Kailash
Narayana Maalviya with
Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, Shri Shiva Kumar
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
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
in front of the holy river
Editor-in-chief of the
International Magazine “Hinduism Today”, and his
Sannyasin Yoginathaswami, are
proceeding towards Omkarananda Gayatri
Vidyalaya along with Swami Vishveshwarananda and
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
the students of Omkarananda
Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.
Shri Sadasivanathaswami from Hawaii, Shri Swami
Kumari Somashekhari in
front of the beautiful scenery of the holy river
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
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
Omkarananda Gayatri Sadan is a
great help for the students and their studies.
After intense studies the students return to their
The students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya
during their recitation hours.
In the evening of Omkarananda Jayanti, on 25th
Shri Sudhakar Sharma, the famous
Priest of Tamil Nadu, with his 2 disciples
Shri Venkatramanji, from Kancheepuram, are
to Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya.
On the rocks at the land in front of
Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya,
Ganga flowing behind, are standing Swami
along with Kumari
Somashekhari, Sudhakar Sharma and his 2 disciples.
Sudhakar Sharma is listening with surprise to the
of the students of
Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya. Next to him is
the Principal Shri Shiva Kumar Maalviya
and behind them are standing
Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.
The students of Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya,
get ready for the
concluding Function of Omkarananda Mahotsava,
starting in the afternoon of the 1st January 2015.
Standing next to Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Kumari Somashekhari shows to the
students a typical Vedic Mudra,
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
The divine Wisdom of the Vedas is in the
hands of the Divine Mother,
i.e. It originates
Swami Vishveshwarananda interacts with the special
guests, the wonderful Educationists
Rishikesh, Prof. Dr. S.L. Singhji, Shri D.K.
Varshneyji and Shri I.D. Joshiji.
The students and the special guests are watching the
in front of the holy river Ganga on
the beautifully erected platform.
A wonderful Yajna to honour Gurudev Paramahamsa
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
gives a nice performance in the
traditional Temple-Style of Indian Classical Dance.
Swami Vishveshwarananda inspires and encourages the
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
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,
by Swami Vishveshwarananda and the other Swamis of
Ashram Himalayas, and their grand
support in providing everything,
necessary for a smooth living of the students.
Everybody proceeds to the holy river Ganga.
Swami Vishveshwarananda, Kumari Somashekhari, the
students are offering flowers to the
Ganga during ecstatic chanting by
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,
principal, Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari