Activities of the Ashrama along the lines laid down by Swami Vivekananda – "Atmano Mokshartham Jagadhitaya cha" or "for the liberation of self & welfare of the world."

Gurupurnima Celebrations 2012

Dear Devotee,

Sri Guru Purnima will be celebrated in the Ashrama on Tuesday, 3rd July 2012, as per the programme given below.

We heartily welcome you and your family members to participate in the programme on this holy day.

Yours in the Lord,
Swami Raghaveshananda

A photo of Gurupurnima celebrations taken during an earlier year



6:15 – 7:15 am
Ushakirtana (Omkara, Vedic Chanting, Sri Guru Stuti, Bhajans & Meditation)

9:30 – 10:00 am
Sri Vishnusahasranama Parayana

11:00 – 11:30 am

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 – 12:20 pm
Sri Ramakrishna Ashtottara Archana

12:20 – 12:45 pm
Pushpanjali & Namavali

12:45 pm
Arati & Prasada


6:30 – 7:45 pm
Special Arati & Bhajans


Reading from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna:

“It was dusk. The evening worship was over. The devotees, as usual, sang in chorus, “Jaya Śiva Omkara”. Afterwards they assembled in the room of the “Dānās”. M., too, was seated there. Prasanna was reading from the Guru Gitā.

Narendra sang:

I salute the Eternal Teacher, who is the Embodiment of the Bliss of Brahman,
The Essence of knowledge and liberation, the Giver of Supreme Joy;
Who is all-pervading, like the Ākāśa, and is the goal of the Vedānta’s teachings;
Who is One, eternal, stainless, pure, and is the constant Witness of all things;
Who dwells beyond all moods, transcending the three Gunās.

Narendra sang again:

There is none, higher than the Guru, none better than the Guru;
This is what Śiva has declared.
I shall sing of the blessed Guru, the Supreme Brahman;
I shall worship the blessed Guru, the Supreme Brahman;
I shall meditate on the blessed Guru, the Supreme Brahman;
I shall bow down to the blessed Guru, the Supreme Brahman.

As Narendra sang these verses from the Guru Gitā in his melodious voice, the minds of the devotees became steady, like a candle-flame in a windless place.”

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on June 28, 2012 by in Festivals and tagged , .