The Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, celebrated the 184th Birthday Tithi Puja of Bhagwan Sri Ramakrishna on Friday, the 8th
The day began with Sehnai recital at 4.30 a.m. when the gates of the Temple were opened for devotees. At 5.00 a.m. with the blowing of the conch shell, Mangalarati was performed by Swami Amritamayanandaji Mj . After Mangalarati was over, Vedic chanting was done by monastics. This was followed by Usha Kirtan led by Revered Swami Shantatmanandaji Maharaj and all the devotees were filled with high devotional spirit. During Usha kirtan all devotees went on a parikrama of the temple precincts.
The special puja of Sri Sri Thakur started at 7.35 a.m. The puja was done by Swami Amritamayanandaji Mj. At the same time Chandi Path was done in the Shayan Ghar by Swami Dhruvarupanandaji Mj. The bhajans on Sri Sri Thakur in the early morning when puja started were rendered by Shri Chandra Nath Mukherjee and Shri Champak Chatterjee, both accompanied by Shri Siddhartha Bhattacharya on tabla and Shri Ramesh Dwivedi on manjira. Afterwards Revered Secretary Maharaj also rendered a few devotional songs till the start of Homa. Then, after homa and pushpanjali Swami Dhruvarupanandaji Mj also rendered some devotional songs.
Arrangements were made to show the temple programmes in the pandal with the help of a giant LED Screen.
The special puja was followed by Homa. Homa was also performed by Swami Amritamayanandaji Mj assisted by Rev. Secretary Maharaj as Tantradharak. On the completion of Homa,
Sri Sri Thakur, Maa and Swamiji, the Temple was kept open for some time more and it was finally closed after all the devotees offered pranams to the Holy Trinity. After puja cooked Prasad was served to devotees.
Video recording of the celebration:
Audio Recording of Thakur Tithi puja message:
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A few photos of the Tithi Puja: