Author Archives: Shantanu

Bodhyan – Vidyaghar

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By grace of swamiji, few partly orphan boys from very distressed family of remote Himalayas have taken shelter in the asharama. Without any specific provisions we are talking care of their needs. They have been admitted in the local school and are now being engaged to participate in the regular activities of the Ashrama, to help in running of the ashrama and continue with their studies.

Health Camp by Rudraspandan Foundation

On 24th may, Rudraspandan foundation of culcutta, (Garia) had organised a health camp in our ashrama. Dr. Probir Sarkar had led the team who him self had been running an institution in Amarkantaka, MP serving the tribal children there. 20 local Children of Devprayag from the nearby Ashrama locality had participated in the camp. Each child was given dress and stationary and after the camp the children were fed puri sabji and sweets and fruits.

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Ashrama Anniversary Celebration and Annual Function 2018

Day 1 : 25th March 2018
1.Installation of an idol of Ganesh Ji at the entrance was done along with some puja rituals  by Swami Sarvatmananda
2. The shodasi upchar puja offered to  Sri Sri Thakur Ma and Swamiji in the shrine
3. in the evening a cultural event was organised in the ashrama in which eminent speakers presented their talks on the lives of such enlightened souls who had dedicated their lives at the holy feet of Sri Ramakrishna.
4. The program concluded  by rendering several soul stirring bhajans
5. The annual magazine Debakshar was released
Day 2 : 26th March 2018
 
1. Abhishek of Shri Ragunath Ji
2. Chanting of Vishnu Sahshranam and Ram Naam Sankrtan
All the Devotees participated in the functions and partook prasad on both the days
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Installation of the Marble Image of Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Sri Thakur

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On 31st January a small marble image of Sri Ramakrishna was installed in the ashrama and there was also a Vastu Yaga performed. Math pratistha (installation of the Math) was done on the same day and about 16 Brahmins performed the Yaga. On this day a special puja was performed for Sri Sri thakur, Sri Sri Ma and Swamiji along with Homa and many devotees were present on the occasion. It was a veritable mart of joy. Here are some glimpses for those who missed the ceremony and event. Devotional songs (bhajans) were sung and all those present were sumptuously fed with the prasadam.

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                                                                                                                                                                          Durga Puja was celebrated this year in the ashrama with the usual fanfare. The image of the mother Durga made of eight metals is there permanently. The priest was brought from Tarakeshwdsc_0083ar and all other associated people like the dhakis also came from West Bengal. Devotees came from both Kolkata and Delhi. The locals were fed with sumptuous lunch prasad throughout the event. A news of the event was published in Anandabazar Patrika in Bengali

Report in Ananda Bazar Patrika

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Gurupurnima Celebration

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Gurupurnima was celebrated in the ashrama with usual devotion. As part of the celebration special Puja was done for Sri Ramachandra with abhishekam and homa. Special puja was also done for the Holy Trio. As part of the programs local children were sumptuously fed as Bala Narayana Seva. A special coaching for local students was conducted on spiritual and other knowledge areas.

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