It was a special evening in Omkarananda
Ashram, when honourable Dr. Deep Goel, Director of the
Department of Surgery in B.L. Kapur Hospital, New Delhi, and 34
associates and relatives visited Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.
They all arrived on 11th May 2012 from
Delhi in the early afternoon and stayed in the Ashram's
beautiful guest house Omkarananda Gita Sadan, which is situated
directly at the Ganga, in Muni-ki-reti, via Rishikesh.
After they had refreshed themselves they
all went up to the Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas Headquarter,
situated on the top of a Hill in Omkarananda Nagar,
Muni-ki-reti, with view over the Ganga.
First the whole group received the
Blessings of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi in the Temple. All were
touched by the deeply spiritual atmosphere and the divine Beauty
of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas and its Temples.
After they had Darshan of
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir and other surrounding Temples,
all the guests were guided to Omkarananda Vidya Bhawan, the
Ashram's auditorium, where they could sit and relax and were
served tea and snacks.
The honourable guests from Delhi
surrounded Swami Vishveshwaranandaji, the President of
Omkarananda Ashram, and asked him a lot of questions and also
requested him for solutions to some of their problems. Swamiji
patiently listened to all of them and suggested solutions to
help them to overcome their problems.
All were very happy and grateful, that
they could talk to Swamiji.
On the next day, on 12th May 2012,
everybody could enjoy a dip in the holy Ganga and in the evening
all of them again came up to the Omkarananda Ashram Headquarters
to take part in the special Arati for Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi.
Afterwards a function was organized in
Omkarananda Vidya Bhawan to honour Dr. Deep Goel. The auditorium
was nicely decorated and small colourful lights spread a warm
Swami Vishveshwarananda welcomed all the
distinguished guests in his kind and charming and joyous way and
invited them to watch an Indian Classical Dance performance.
with a beautiful garland and shining lights.
Vishveshwarananda is welcoming Dr. Deep Goel and
his associates and relatives in the Omkarananda Ashram
speaks about the programme of the cultural function.
The audience could enjoy 4 different
dance-items. The first was a Bharatanatyam Solo Dance by Kumari
Somashekhari, which was rewarded with great response. Then
followed a Devi Dance by Soma along with her student Neha and
again one Devi Dance Solo by Somashekhari. The performance was
concluded with an Arati Dance. The light of the Arati was
offered to everybody in the Auditorium.
Somashekhari performing a Divine Mother Dance.
Bharatanatyam Dance by Kumari Somashekhari.
|Arati Dance by Kumari
Somashekhari and her student Neha.
Swami Vishveshwarananda thanked the
artists and spoke inspiring words to the noble guests. He then
offered a special flower mala to Dr. Deep Goel and praised his
outstanding work in the field as a surgeon.
In turn Dr. Deep Goel offered his thanks
and appreciation to Swamiji for the wonderful time he and his
friends and relatives could spend in Omkarananda Ashram and also
for the dance performance.
The charming Madam Preety (sister of Dr.
Deep Goel), who is a talented Artist and Fashion Designer,
praised Somashekhari for her excellent performance and thanked
her for the nice evening.
Thanks were also offered to Shri
Sukumarji, who took care that everything was nicely organised.
|Arati is offered to
the honourable guests.
|The charming Preety Goel
expresses her feelings about
the nice evening she had with Kumari Somashekhari.
|Dr. Deep Goel is thanking Swami
the wonderful hospitality given to him and his
|Suresh and Sanjay, the Priests
Temple, chanting Shlokas for the welfare of the
|Everybody is following the
|Swami Vishveshwarananda thanks
the artists and all the members of the big family of Dr.