Archive | February 2014

Terrace Shiv-Linga Darshan

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Terrace Shiv-Linga Darshan, a set on Flickr.

The giant Shiv-Linga on the terrace of Vedanta Ashram is opened just once a year for public darshan. The flow of devotees was there for a long time till late night. This time the new addition was the Ganga-Parvat.

Mahashivratri: 3rd Puja

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Mahashivratri: 3rd Puja, a set on Flickr.

The main puja on Mahashivratri is the late night puja, thus the name Mahashiv-ratri. Sh Bajrang Sharma, Aruna Sharma, Naveen Sharma, Smt Champa Kandhari, Sh Nandlal & Deepa Sachdev, and Vasantbhai & Ushaben were the participants.The puja was an elaborate one and concluded late in the night with Aarti & prasad.

Mahashivratri: 2nd Puja

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Mahashivratri: 2nd Puja, a set on Flickr.

The second important puja of Bhagwan Sri Gangeshwar Mahadev at Vedanta Ashram was performed by Sh Jagdeesh & Sheela Raikwar, on their Marriage Anniversary Day. Jhanki of Anala-Skandha was made after the puja and a Mahaaarti was done by all the devotees.

Camp Conclusion

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Camp Conclusion, a set on Flickr.

Formal conclusion of the MSR Camp was on the Mahashivratri day morning, with the delegates sharing their experiences and offering their dakshina.

Last Day: Bhajan n Bhojan

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Last Day: Bhajan n Bhojan, a set on Flickr.

On the last day of the MSR Camp the campers had a special Bhajan n Bhojan Program in the Sankaracharya Sabhagruh on the 2nd floor. The ambiance was great. After the bhajans, there was hot & tasty Bajre-ki-Kadhi & Bhutte as appetizer & starters, and then followed the chulha hot Makke ki Roti & Sarson ka Saag.

Puja – by Vasantbhai & Ushaben

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Vasantbhai & Ushaben, campers from Ahmedabad in the ongoing Mahashivratri Camp at Vedanta Ashram did the Rudrabhisheka of Bhagwan Sri Gangeshwar Mahadev on the morning of 25th Feb 2014. They was guided by Poojya Swamini Poornanandaji for conducting the blessed ritual.

Puja – by Jyoti (Lucknow)

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Puja – by Jyoti (Lucknow), a set on Flickr.

Ms Jyoti, a camper from Lucknow in the ongoing Mahashivratri Camp at Vedanta Ashram did the Rudrabhisheka of Bhagwan Sri Gangeshwar Mahadev on the morning of 23rd Feb 2014. She was guided by Poojya Swamini Poornanandaji for conducting the blessed ritual.

MSR Camp-3

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MSR Camp-3, a set on Flickr.

The second day of the Mahashivratri Camp. Sessions of Dakshinamurthy Stotram in progress.