As every year, also this year Guru-Purnima was
celebrated with deep devotion in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.
In the morning
Guru-Puja for Sadgurudev H.D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati
took place in the Pranapratishtha Shrine of Omkarananda
Shanta-Durga Mandir. With the help of the Pandits, under the
guidance of Chief Priest Suresh Panditji, Shri Swami
Vishveshwarananda, Shri Swami Satchidananda and Kumari
Somashekhari performed Puja and Paduka-Abhisheka for their
beloved Sadgurudev Shri Swami Omkarananda, along with
recitations of sacred Mantras and Hymns.
The holy ceremony was
concluded with Omkarananda-Arati, Pushpanjali and Prasadam.
Gurupuja for Sadgurudev H.D. Shri Paramahamsa
by Swami Vishveshwarananda, Kumari Somashekhari and
|Temple Decorations for Gurupurnima
in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.
In the evening a devotional
Dance-Program took place in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.
The Temple had been
nicely decorated by the Ashram Priests with flower-rangolis and
Along with her students Neha, Pinky and
Prachi, Kumari Somashekhari performed several devotional
dance-items in honour of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati, and as a sign of her Gratitude towards Him.
Though nobody had been formally invited,
many devotees, coming from the local area and also other parts
of India, like Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, joined
to witness this event.
Seven Dance-items were performed, among
which three dances were totally new and performed for the first
time on this auspicious occasion.
Bharatanatyam-Dance by Kumari
Somashekhari in honour of Gurudev Swami Omkarananda
|From left to
right: Pinky, Soma and Neha
by the dance-students of Kumari Somashekhari: (from left
to right) Pinky, Prachi and Neha.
by Soma and her students Neha and Pinky.
Dance by Kumari Somashekhari
and her students.
|Soma distributes the
Arati to the audience.
speaks about the importance of the Guru.
|Devotees take the
Blessings of Swami Vishveshwarananda.
The Dances left a great impression on
the audience. The hard and artistic work of Somaji was highly
After the conclusion of this
Temple-Dance-Performance, the President of Omkarananda Ashram
Himalayas, Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji, inspired all
devotees, sitting in the Temple-Hall, with words of Divine
Wisdom, glorifying the Greatness and Importance of the Sadguru.
He emphasized, that having an enlightened Master as a Guru is
the greatest treasure in life. Without a real Guru, even if one
would possess everything in this world, it would be only a small
and perishing joy, being accompanied by pain. Without the Grace
of the Guru, nothing is valuable and lasting, whereas if one has
the Grace of the Sadguru, one gains Supreme Fulfilment. Further
Swami Vishveshwaranandaji said, that the GURU or Master is the
link to GOD, who makes our approach to the Divine and
God-Experience easy, therefore in India the GURU is worshipped
After his wonderful speech was concluded many devotees
spontaneously approached Swamiji with great joy and deep
devotion and requested him for Blessings.
Shri Swami Narasimhuluji, Trustee of
Omkarananda Saraswati Charitable Trust, also came forward
spontaneously and extolled the Greatness of Gurudev Shri Swami
Omkarananda and his disciples in India, specially Shri Swami
Vishveshwarananda. Narasimhuluji honoured Swami
Vishveshwarananda with a beautiful flower-garland.
Then everybody was invited for a
delicious Prasadam, prepared by the Temple-Priests.
OM SHRI SADGURUDEV PARAMAHAMSA
OMKARANANDAJI KI JAY !! OM