Omkarananda Kamakshi Devi Mandir

Surprise-Visit of Lady-Saint, H. H. Gayatri Mataji, and her Devotees
from Andhra Pradesh, to Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
on 28th February 2010

The vibrant, dynamic and holy Lady-Saint, Gayatri Mataji, from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, and her Followers, are visiting from time to time Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir.

It was a surprise visit, when on 28th February 2010, H.H. Gayatri Mataji, together with Swami Medhanandaji, Kailas-Ashram, and a few Sannyasis from South India, came to Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, along with 50 devotees from different parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Swami Vishveshwarananda, Swami Medhananda (Kailas
Ashram) and Kumari Somashekhari welcome Gayatri Mataji
along with her devotees from Andhra Pradesh in front of
Omkarananda-Shanta-Durga Mandir.
All the devotees assembled in the Mandap of 
Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir for Satsang

Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda, the President of Omkarananda Ashram, and Kumari Somashekhari joyously welcomed them at the entrance of Omkarananda Shanta-Durga Mandir. Swami Vishveshwaranandaji blessed them all with heart-touching words, full of divine Love and Wisdom. He also distributed Prasadam, Ashram-Literature and holy Rudrakshas to them.

Then all together proceeded to the Mandapa of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir to have the Darshan of the Divinities.

After that, all sat down, in front of the Shrine of Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi, for Satsang.

Gurumata Gayatri was singing Krishna-Bhajans Swami Vishveshwarananda is 
addressing the devotees

H.H. Gayatri Mataji is known for her deep devotion to Lord Krishna. She sang a few beautiful Krishna-Bhajans in the Temple-Hall.

Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji again inspired all devotees, sitting in the Temple, with a few joyous and spiritual thoughts.

In the end, on request of the devotees, Kumari Somashekhari presented an excellent Bharatanatyam-Dance-Performance, which was answered with a rousing applause.

It was not surprising, that after such a beautiful afternoon, tears of joy were visible in many eyes.

Kumari Somashekhari performs a typical dance item from the temple-repertoire of Bharatanatyam

Above: After the dance the devotees were surrounding 
Somashekhari and appreciating her dance-performance