Omkarananda Kamakshi Devi Mandir

Brahma-Mahotsava of Shri Omkarananda Kamakshi-Devi Mandir
on 24th and 25th March 2005

The exquisite Shri-Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, Muni-ki-reti, celebrated its first anniversary 'Brahma-Mahotsava' on 24th and 25th March 2005, elaborately with full dignity and colour. Three learned Pandits of renowned Kancheepuram, Pt. Suresh Shastri, Pt. Murali Shastri and Pt. Baddu Shastri, were specially invited by Swami Vishveshwaranandaji, President of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, to conduct this holy ceremony meticulously. A large number of devotees and invitees were present on both the days to witness this religious function at the Temple premises.

Ganapati Navagraha Kalasha Sthapana 
by Swami Vishveshwaranandaji
24th March 2005:

The auspicious rituals began in the morning of 24th March 2005 at 7.30 a.m. with 'Ganapati Navagraha Kalasha Sthapana' in which the holy Kalasha was installed with chanting of hymns. It was followed by 'Ganapati Avahana Puja' where the Deity was invoked to bless the ceremony.

Ganapati Avahana Pooja
Subsequently, 'Ganapati Navagraha Yajna' was conducted in the Yajnashala of the temple premises in which Swami Vishveshwaranandaji, Swami Satchidanandaji and Km. Somashekhari offered the Ahutis to the Deities. The last ritual was 'Ganapati Abhishekam' by the priests. The morning programme concluded with Arati, Bhog and distribution of Prasadam.

In the evening, 'Sahasra-Kalasha-Sthapana' was arranged in which 1000 holy Kalashas were dedicated to Shri-Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi and to all the Deities Shri-Meenakshi, Shri-Chamundi, etc. installed in the temple. Simultaneously, Kalasha and Devi Puja was conducted by the priests. The ceremony started at 7.30 p.m. and continued up to 10 p.m.

Sahasra-Kalasha Sthapana Devi Pooja after Sahasra-Kalasha Sthapana

25th March 2005:

Kalasha Pravesha in 
Omkarananda Kamakshi Devi Mandir
The day's ceremony began at 7.30 a.m. with 'Navavarana Yajna' for Shri-Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi. Consequently, Swami Vishveshwaranandaji and Kumari Somashekhariji performed 'Yajnas' dedicated to all the Deities of the Temple. They also performed a special 'Lalita-Sahasra-Namavali-Yajna' in this occasion. Yajnas continued up to 10 a.m. in the morning.

After that, 'All-Deities-Abhishekam' was conducted by the priests and was followed with 'Sahasra-Kalasha-Mahabhishekam' of Shri-Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi. At the end, the temple priests - Pt. Suresh Joshi, Pt. Sanjay Shastri and Pt. Jagdish Shastri performed Arati and Bhog ceremony which ended at 1.00 p.m. in the afternoon.

Prasadam was distributed to all the devotees present.

Yajna Samapana Prasada Vitaranam

The concluding ceremony of this holy Mahotsava commenced at 8.30 p.m. in the evening with Shri-Kamakshi-Navavarana Puja and Arati by the priests which continued up to 10.00 p.m. in the night.

Shri Debashish Bose