Jayanti Celebrations, on 25th December 2010
The fourth day of Omkarananda Mahotsava is
no doubt the main day. It is the day when the Birthday of Swami
Omkarananda (Omkarananda Jayanti) is celebrated, the 25th
In the morning first Sundarkand was recited
by the Priests along with musicians. After a short break, Swami
Vishveshwarananda welcomed the audience in the shining and
nicely decorated Omkarananda Vidya Bhawan, in Omkarananda Nagar,
Muni-ki-reti. As it is a wonderful tradition, Swami Narasimhulu
and Swami Pragyananda lighted the Deepas, standing on both sides
of Gurudev Swami Omkarananda.
Ten small Sanskrit students, well dressed,
showed their talent with a typical Vedic recitation in the
North-Indian Shukla Yajurveda style.
The rhythmic Shiva Vandana Dance by Kumari Somashekhari was
strongly responded to by the audience.
Kumari Parineeta from Mumbai, a topper in
her class, read out in a perfect English pronunciation some
“Words of Divine Wisdom” by Swami Omkarananda.
Lord Krishna most probably was very happy
when He could watch a dance in His honour by Soma, Neha and
It had a great impact on the audience when a
recorded speech of Swami Omkarananda was played.
Gurudev, in his speech, emphasized on the
importance of "Do It Now!" One devotee
told later on to Shri Sukumarji, that after hearing the words of
Swami Omkarananda, he got so inspired, that he will now finish
his book immediately and not later.
Gopalacharyaji, with his musicians, made a
sparkling contribution in a short but very powerful Katha style.
He also appreciated the enormous works Swami Omkarananda did in
form of Schools, Temples and Social Activities.
Swami Vishveshwarananda, the President of
Omkarananda Ashram, highlighted in his Vote of Thanks the
extraordinary spiritual and divine dynamism, which Swami
Omkarananda expressed constantly, each and every moment. He was
a personality, who lived, whatever He taught.
The Ashram Priests Suresh Panditji and
Sanjay Panditji offered Arati and Pushpanjali to Gurudev Swami
After the function everyone joined a well
|Recitation of Sundarkand
at the beginning
of Omkarananda Jayanti Celebrations.
|Kumari Somashekhari is
presenting a Shiva Dance.
Dance by Kumari Somashekhari, Neha and Pinky.
|Omkarananda Arati Dance
||Vote of Thanks by Shri
President Omkarananda Ashram.