Start of Navaratri
On 8th October 2010, Navaratri, the great
Durga festival, started with special Pujas, Yajnas and prayers.
Navaratri is celebrated twice a year in Omkarananda Ashram, in
spring and in autumn.
Rajnikant on 10th October 2010
On the third day of Navaratri, an unexpected
visitor came to have the Darshan of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi in
Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas. To the surprise of many people,
who were nearby, it was one of the most celebrated Indian Top
Actors from the South, Rajnikant, a rare personality, who is
considered the Number One in the South Indian film world. Though
being among the highest ranking in the actor’s world of India,
he is exceptionally humble and that is not so easy, since he is
admired by Millions and Millions of people in India and abroad.
Rajnikant is a staunch devotee of the Vedic culture and of a
very religious nature. He likes to visit Temples and offer
prayers. He was touched by the beauty of the
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Temple, the holy, peaceful atmosphere,
the cleanliness, and the arrangement in the typical South Indian
style of this Temple. Rajnikant was received by Kumari
Somashekhari, Swami Vishveshwarananda and Swami Satchidananda,
as well as Swami Tyagarajananda. Many people, who were present,
could have a photo with this great actor.
|Soma speaks with
Rajnikant in his Tamil-language.
||From Left to right:
Swamini Tyagarajananda, Swami Satchidananda, Swami
Kumari Somashekhari and Swami Vishveshwarananda with the
Star from the South.
Dance Performance on
14th October 2010
On the 7th Navaratri Day all the devotees,
who came for prayers, could see a beautiful dance performance by
Kumari Somashekhari and her students. The dances, in front of
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi, were a Solo-Dance by Soma and some
dances together with her students Neha and Pinky. The
Devi-dances, choreographed by Somashekhari, were demonstrated in
a joyous way by all the 3 dancers as an offering to the
all-knowing, all-seeing Supreme Divinity.
After the divine Dance-Performances, Shri
Swami Vishveshwarananda, President of Omkarananda Ashram, spoke
about the mystical importance of the number 9 in relation to the
nine days of Navaratri Celebrations.
And finally everybody could enjoy a
wonderful Prasadam, which had been offered to
Somashekhari is addressing the audience.
||Bharatanatyam Dance by
Worshipping of the Divine Mother
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi through dance.
|Neha and Pinky,
students of Soma, perform a Devi-Dance.