Thursday, March 20, 2014

ठाकुर जी पधार्' या म्हारे देस !! Sri Ramakrishna Temple consecrated

ll ॐ नमो भगवते रामकृष्णाय ll

Dear Bhaktas,

ठाकुर जी पधार्' या  म्हारे देस !!

Thakurji has come here to stay, in His beautiful Temple at Jaipur! At the crack of dawn, a vibrant and poignant procession of Sadhu-vrnda  proceeded fromn the old temple, carrying the pictures of Thakur, Ma and Swamiji, led by mangala vadya.. Shankha ghosha and Nadaswaram! Bhaktas rejoiced, sang and danced in ecstacy. O what a great good fortune for all of us. Beautiful Chhatras were held on top, chamara-seva continued unabated, veda mantras filled the air and time and again the ebullient shouts of "Guru Maharaj ji ki Jai !!" reverberated... an experience only possible to experience... not describe. 

Three Pradakshinas of the Shrine, and then up the main stairway... where Srimat Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj unveiled the plaque declaring the temple open, and cut the ribbon to enter the prayer hall. Sadhus followed, and the pictures from the old Shrine were placed below the preset. Revered Swamiji then performed the Pratishtha and offered Pushpanjali. He did Karpoora Aarati (Neeraajana) to Sri Thakur, Sri Ma and Sri Swamiji. All Sadhus then offered Pushpanjali at the feet of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna.

The Temple was then opened to all devotees, who did Pranam and get the first glances of Sri Sri Thakurji on this very holy day, and Jayanti of Sri Swami Yogananda.
Homas continued, and the Abhimantrita Kalasha, was taken in a Pradakshina with Vadya ghosha. Climbing up the temporary ramp, the Kalasha jalam was poured on the Shikhara Kalasha, 80 feet above. Once again Jayaghosha emerged and water shower sanctified the Devotees waiting below.

At the same time there was, in the Garbha-grha, a special pooja to Thakurji, performed by Sri Swami Shantatmanandaji.

Poornaahuti to the Homas was done. All the events were webcast live on the Mission website.
We bring you joyous glimpses of the blissful event in a small attempt to tell you. Yes, we espied Chandra stealing a look at the procession of Chandramani's Ananda-putra!

Sanjaya, after the thunderbolt experience of Krishnaarjuna-samvaada and the Vishvaroopa darshana could only find some words like, "तच्च संस्मृत्य संस्मृत्य हृष्यामि च पुनः पुनः , हृष्यामि च मुहुर्मुहुः !!"

May Sri Sri Thakurji's grace be on all who come here to see Him and  to call upon Him.

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श्री गुरु महाराज जी की जय !!
Swami Sheshadri

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Pictures. After a long wait but " Intjaar ka fal Mitha" hi nikla. Jai Sri Ramakrishna !