Omkarananda Mahotsava
25th December 2013 to 1st January 2014
in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas

Omkarananda Jayanti, 25th December 2013

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 Priests.

Devotees during the Arati.

Small Katha by Shri Gopalacharya at the conclusion of Sundarkand Path.

Dr. Quaylee Chakravorty, Master of Ceremony, invites 
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 Delhi.

Lighting of Deepas in front of Gurudev Swami Omkarananda 
by Prof. Dr. J.L. Gupta, Kumari Somashekhari and others.

Kumari Somashekhari, 
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 years 
Indian Classical Dance from Kumari Somashekhari. Sanjayeeta is now 
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 wonderful gifts.

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 Kauthuvam", 
a typical Bharatanatyam Temple-Dance item.

A packed full Hall with devotees and guests watching the programme.

Shri G. Sukumar, having delivered a wonderful speech, 
receives a garland from Swami Vishveshwarananda.

After presenting an Audio recording of a speech of Swami Omkarananda 
to the audience, Swami Vishveshwarananda narrates his own personal experiences 
concerning the extraordinary life and works of his Gurudev.

Shri Gopalacharyaji, flanked by two Priests of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, 
Shri Suresh Shastri and Shri Sanjay Shastri, during a short and powerful Katha.

Swami Vishveshwarananda delights each and every one with his joy-giving personality.

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 appreciation 
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 superhuman, 
divine Life and the outstanding Teachings of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, 
by which the lives of Thousands and Thousands have been transformed. He explained 
that Swami Omkarananda was constantly living in the State of Highest Consciousness.

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 excellent work 
as a Master of Ceremony from Kumari Somashekhari.

Arati is offered to Gurudev on this holy occasion by Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda.
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