The Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, celebrated the Birthday Tithi Puja of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi on Saturday, the 9th December 2017, in the Mission premises. The Holy Mother’s Birthday is a very significant day for all devotees of Sri Sri Thakur, Ma and Swamiji.
The day began with Mangalarati and Vedic Chanting in the Temple at 5.00 a.m. followed by Sarada Suprabhatam and reading from ‘Sarada Devi ki Vani’.
The Puja in the Temple was performed by Swami Tadbhasanandaji Maharaj. Simultaneously Chandi Path was done by Swami Dhruvarupanandaji Maharaj (Manavendra Maharaj) at the Shayan Ghar of Sri Sri Thakur and Ma in the Temple. During the course of the Puja which started at 7.30 a.m. devotional songs were rendered by Shri Champak Chatterjee, and Shri Chandra Nath Mukherjee accompanied by Shri Siddhartha Bhattacharya on the table. Later, Revered Secretary Maharaj also rendered a few devotional songs.
A large number of devotees participated in the puja celebration on this auspicious day. In the pandal erected on the right side of the lawn in front of the Temple, a giant LED screen was set up so that all those devotees who could not find the place in the Temple could conveniently sit in the lawn and watch the puja performed in the Temple on that day.
About 2100 attended the puja celebration in the morning and partook of khichuri prasad, cut-fruits, and sweets.