in adoration of our great Guru Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati by Swami Vishveshwarananda, Kumari
and the Priests of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.
In the lives of Seekers of the Truth the divine Festival of
Guru-Purnima is a most important day.
It is celebrated each year on a special Full-Moon, during the
time of rainy-season in India.
As the name "Guru-Purnima"
says, this special Full-Moon Day is dedicated to the Guru, the
Spiritual Guide and Teacher.
During this time all kinds of teachers may be honoured and
thanked by devoted students, but above all it is most important
to worship the spiritual Teacher, or the Teacher of the Truth,
the Sadguru, on this auspicious occasion.
A real spiritual Teacher or Sadguru is absolutely divine and
selfless and an embodiment of immaculate supreme Purity in each
respect. Such a real Sadguru we have in Paramahamsa Omkarananda
Saraswati, the great Mystic, God-realized Saint, Sage,
Philosopher and Writer.
His Divinity Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati is the most
important Treasure and greatest Inspiration in the lives of His
three direct Sannyasi-Disciples in India, namely the President
of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda
Saraswati, who was appointed as His Successor by Swami
Omkarananda, Guru-Bhakti-Ratna Kumari Somashekhari, the General
Secretary of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, who is also an Indian
Classical Dancer and Musician, and Shri Swami Satchidananda
Saraswati, the Treasurer of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.
Kumari Somashekhari offering milk to the holy Padukas of
Ganges water is poured through the Shankha, held by
Swami Vishveshwarananda and Somashekhari, to the Padukas.
Arati offered to the Padukas by Swami Vishveshwarananda.
Kumari Somashekhari offers Arati to Gurudev Swami Omkarananda.
In the morning of 22nd July 2013 they attended a special
Gurupuja for Swami Omkarananda in the Sarvadevata
Pranapratishtha Shrine, inside Omkarananda-Shanta-Durga Mandir,
the Headquarters of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.
offering to Gurudev by Swami Satchidananda.
Photos of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati had been decorated
with wonderful fragrant flower malas.
An extensive Gurupuja was performed by Swami Vishveshwarananda,
Kumari Somashekhari and Swami Satchidananda with the assistance
of Suresh Shastriji, Sanjay Shastriji, Mukesh Panditji and other
Priests of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.
Abhisheka was done for Swami Omkarananda's silver Padukas and
then fragrant flowers were offered to Gurudev during Recitation
108 Holy Names of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.
The entire atmosphere was extremely pious and one could feel the
deep devotion towards Gurudev Swami Omkarananda in the hearts of
all the participants of this worship.
This wonderful Puja was concluded by Omkarananda Arati and
In the afternoon extremely strong Monsoon rains started lashing
down on the area of the Headquarters of Omkarananda Ashram
Himalayas, in Muni-ki-Reti, which lasted for hours and caused a
lot of inconvenience to everybody. But it could not prevent all
the Ashramites to continue with preparations for the evening
Celebrations of Guru-Purnima in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi
In the evening time the Temple-Hall of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi
Mandir was ready with nice flower-decorations and many shining
Deepas, and all Ashramites, Priests and Devotees of Omkarananda
Ashram Himalayas assembled there. Even many Devotees from other
Ashrams, like Dayananda Ashram, Sivananda Ashram, etc., had
come, in spite of the heavy rains.
Chanting of Shlokas by the Priests in Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi
After the evening Arati Guru-Bhakti-Ratna Kumari Somashekhari
performed several devotional Bharatanatyam Temple-Dances to
express her deepest Adorations and Gratitude to her Sadgurudev
Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.
devotional Bharatanatyam Dance to honour
Gurudev Swami Omkarananda by Kumari Somashekhari.
The programme was announced by Somashekhari's student Neha, who
had her first appearance as a Master of Ceremony on this
After the devotional dances of Soma were completed, Shri Swami
Vishveshwaranandaji blessed all devotees and guests with his
wonderful and inspiring speech on Guru-Purnima and the spiritual
Swamiji emphasized, how lucky one is, if one finds a real
spiritual God-realized Guru and how important it is to be
absolutely obedient to Him!
To obtain much Grace from the Sadguru and make huge progress on
the spiritual path, one should be ready to renounce all worldly
Swami Vishveshwarananda highlights the importance of being
guided by a Guru.
He also offers thanks to his Guru Swami Omkarananda for all the
Grace, He showers on all of us.
Shri Malhotraji spontaneously takes the mike and praises
Somashekhari for her
highest devotion to Swami Omkarananda, expressed by her dance
Swami Vishveshwaranandaji explained in this regard, that
physical parents, even if they are very loving, are not always
in a position to protect their children from all kinds of
dangers and misery, but a real spiritual Guru can do wonders, if
it is necessary and in the will of the Divine, to protect His
Swamiji thanked all, who actively participated in the
Guru-Purnima Celebrations, and he wished abundant divine
Blessings of Sadgurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati for
each and every one.
After Swami Vishveshwaranandaji's divine words of Blessings,
Devotees from various Ashrams surrounded him and deeply thanked
him for his inspiring speech and for arranging such a wonderful
programme on the occasion of Guru-Purnima Celebrations in
Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.