The Omkarananda Mahotsava Celebrations started on Omkarananda
Jayanti, 25th December 2013,
with a wonderful Sundarkand Path in front of the nicely
decorated Omkarananda-Hanuman Mandir.
Special Arati for Omkarananda-Hanuman by the Omkarananda Ashram
Devotees during the Arati.
Small Katha by Shri Gopalacharya at the conclusion of Sundarkand
Dr. Quaylee Chakravorty, Master of
everybody to participate in the cultural programme in
honour of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda
Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
together with Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta, Ex-Vice-Chancellor, G.G.
University, Chhattisgarh and
Shri O.P. Gupta, Ex. G.M. Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi,
former Joint-Secretary Finance,
Government of India, and Owner of a well-known Hospital in
Lighting of Deepas in front of Gurudev Swami Omkarananda
by Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta, Kumari Somashekhari and others.
General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, presents
the Bharatanatyam Temple-Dance"Melaprapti" as
the first item
in the cultural programme.
Kumari Somashekhari expresses her joy of seeing Sanjayeeta
Lahiri after 22 years,
who came for a surprise visit on this holy occasion. Sanjayeeta
was a meritorious student
of Omkarananda Saraswati Nilayam Inter-College and studied for 7
Indian Classical Dance from Kumari Somashekhari. Sanjayeeta is
a Senior Mathematics Teacher in South India.
Vedic Recitations by well-trained Sanskrit-Students of Gayatri
Ved Vidyalaya, Rishikesh.
The wife of Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta rewards the students with
Shri Ramesh Uniyal, who works in Omkarananda Saraswati
Nilayam, is a very talented singer. He presents a
beautiful song, composed by himself in the local
Garhwali language, describing the glorious works of
Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, on the
auspicious occasion of Omkarananda Jayanti.
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda requests Shri S.P. Thapliyal,
Advisor of Guru Ram Rai Group of
Educational Institutions, Dehradun, to honour Shri Ramesh Uniyal
for his dynamic contribution.
Kumari Somashekhari presents a high class version of "Ganesha
a typical Bharatanatyam Temple-Dance item.
A packed full Hall with devotees and guests watching the
Shri G. Sukumar, having delivered a wonderful
receives a garland from Swami Vishveshwarananda.
After presenting an Audio recording of a speech of Swami
to the audience, Swami Vishveshwarananda narrates his own
concerning the extraordinary life and works of his Gurudev.
Shri Gopalacharyaji, flanked by two Priests of Omkarananda
Shri Suresh Shastri and Shri Sanjay Shastri, during a short and
Swami Vishveshwarananda delights each and every one with his
A very sweet and divine Arati Dance by Kumari
Somashekhari and her students
Neha and Pinky, in honour of Gurudev Swami Omkarananda.
A devotee presented flower garlands as a sign of
for the wonderful inspiring dance.
Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta, a leading Educationist of India,
expresses his admiration for Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati, His works and His disciples.
Shri D.K. Varshney, Educationist and Senior
Citizen of Rishikesh,
was requested by Swami Vishveshwarananda to honour
Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta for his high class speech.
In a highly elaborate way Swami Vishveshwarananda described the
divine Life and the outstanding Teachings of Paramahamsa
by which the lives of Thousands and Thousands have been
transformed. He explained
that Swami Omkarananda was constantly living in the State of
Swami Vishveshwarananda offers an orange shawl to
Shri O.P. Gupta,
remarking, that in his heart he is already a true Sannyasi.
Dr. Quaylee Chakravorty receives a small presentation for her
as a Master of Ceremony from Kumari Somashekhari.
Arati is offered to Gurudev on this holy occasion by
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda.