Dance Performances of
Kumari Somashekhari
(22nd December 2009 – 1st January 2010)

22nd – 24th December 2009:

Omkarananda Mahotsava started in a grand way with the brilliant Katha by Shri Gopalacharyaji, a Senior Pandit and Teacher, who performed a 3-days Bhagawad Geeta Pravachan in Omkarananda Ganga-Mata Mandir, Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh, from 22nd to 24th December 2009.

On 24th December 2009, after the Pravachen was over, Kumari Somashekhari gave a beautiful dance performance in honour of Gurudev Swami Omkarananda. Parineeta, an 11-year old student from Mumbai, also gave a dance performance, after she could attend several lessons by Kumari Somashekhari.

Kumari Somashekhari talks a few words about Gurudev
Shri Swami Omkarananda before starting her dance
Kumari Somashekhari presents a few devotional dances in honour of Gurudev
11-year-old Kumari Parineeta performed a Krishna-Dance Vote of Thanks by Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari 

25th December 2009:

On 25th December 2009 the Omkarananda Jayanti Function took place in Omkarananda Vidya Bhawan, Omkarananda Nagar, Muni-ki-reti.

Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji, who himself guided through the function in a charming, lively and joyous way, requested Col. Sachdeva and Mr. Varshney to light the deepas for Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

Kumari Somashekhari, dressed in a very nice, glittering Lahanga (traditional dance dress) started with a Shiva Vandana dance in honour of her Gurudev Shri Swami Omkarananda.

After the dance the audience had the opportunity to hear a recorded speech of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati.

Finally a surprise took place, when Mr. Varshney released a booklet, titled “Indian Classical Dance – One way to God-Experience (The Yoga of Dance)” written by Kumari Somashekhari. Mr. Varshney, in an elaborate speech, highlighted the personality of Kumari Somashekhari, her dedication to her Guru Shri Swami Omkarananda, her qualities in Indian Classical Dance and her loving nature, which she has towards one and all.


Swami Vishveshwarananda and Col. Sachdeva
lighting Deepas for Gurudev

Before starting her dance-performance Somashekhari offers flowers to Gurudev Shri Swami Omkarananda Soma dances in Adoration of Gurudev Shri Swami Omkarananda
using the typical South Indian Temple-style
Devi Dance Pose of Meenakshi-Devi
by Kumari Somashekhari
Shri D.K. Varshney releases a booklet about Indian Classical Dance,
written by Kumari Somashekhari
Omkarananda Arati performed for Gurudev
by Kumari Somashekhari

Dance Performances by Kumari Somashekhari in honour of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, on the occasion of Omkarananda Jayanti on 25th December 2009, in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, Muni-ki-reti, Rishikesh, India: 
Shiva Vandana Dance  Devi Dance

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