The birthday of Shri Krishna, the
beloved Avatara of Lord Vishnu, was celebrated in a simple but
most devotional way in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.
|Flower decorations of Krishna
the Priests of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.
A beautiful “Jhanki”, a special Altar with a Murti of
Gopala-Krishna in a swinging cradle, had been established by the
Priests of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, at the Yajnashala of
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir. This Altar was ornamented in a
traditional way with flower-decorations and shining deepas.
Special hour-long prayers were conducted by the Priests,
interspersed with joyous Bhajans in praise of Lord Krishna.
After the evening Arati for Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi a
devotional dance-performance took place in the Temple-Hall by
Kumari Somashekhari and her students Neha, Pinky and Prachi.
Most of the dances were specially
choreographed by Kumari Somashekhari.
All dances were dedicated to Lord
Krishna and found great appreciation from the audience.
Krishna-Gopala in the craddle.
||Bhajan and Kirtan
for Lord Krishna.
Vishveshwarananda welcomes the Devotees.
||Dance by Pinky,
Prachi and Neha
Devotional Dance by Kumari Somashekhari
Krishna Dances by Pinky, Soma
Swami Narasimhuluji, Trustee,
being honoured by Shri Sukumar.
Arati offered to Lord Krishna
by Kumari Somashekhari.
After the dance-performances were
completed, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda, President of
Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, addressed all devotees with an
inspiring speech on Krishna Janmashtami and the importance of a
He thanked and honoured everybody, who
had worked hard in contributing to make this Celebration a great
success - the Priests, the Artists and also the Ashram-workers,
who had rendered their help.
Then everybody proceeded to the special
Altar of Gopala-Krishna, where Arati was performed.
|All assemble for the final Krishna
After the Arati everybody could enjoy a
The Chief Priest of
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir, Shri Suresh Shastriji, had
observed, that during the devotional dance-performance on this
occasion, suddenly a light, soft rain started and it stopped
again during the last Arati, before Prasad-Distribution. It was
seen as a sign, that the Divine was pleased and had showered
special Blessings. OM