The 158th Birthday Tithi Puja of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated in the Temple of the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, on Friday, the 17th January 2020.
At 5.00 a.m. with the blowing of the conch shell, the mangalarati started. After the arati was over, vedic chanting was done by monastics of the Order.
The Special Puja started at 7.25 a.m. and lasted till 9.35 a.m. and it was done by Swami Amritamayanandaji Mj. Chandipath was simultaneously done by Swami Dhruvarupanandaji Maharaj at the Shayan Ghar of Sri Sri Thakur and Ma in the Temple.
The bhajans on Swamiji in the early morning when puja started were rendered by Shri Champak Chatterjee accompanied by Shri Siddhartha Bhattacharya on tabla and Shri Ramesh Dwivedi on manjira. Afterwards Shri Rajgopal Pramanik, Rev. Swami Dhruvarupanandaji Maharaj and Revered Secretary Maharaj also rendered a few devotional songs. All were accompanied by Shri Siddhartha Bhattacharya on tabla and Shri Ramesh Dwivedi on manjira.
Homa was performed by Swami Amritamayanandaji Mj with Revered Secretary Mj as Tantradharak. After homa was over, Pushpanjali started with the mantra administered by Revered Secretary Mj. Afterward when the bhoga started and the door of the sanctum sanctorum was closed, Revered Secretary Mj gave a brief discourse on Swamiji. After the Bhoga ended and the door of the sanctum sanctorum was opened, arati was performed by Swami Amritamayanandaji Mj with the singing of “Khandana Bhava Bandhana….” by all devotees in chorus led by Swami Dhruvarupanandaji Maharaj.
After completion of arati all devotees offered pranams to the Holy Trinity and proceeded for taking khichuri prasad.
Purnahuati || Tithi Puja of Swami Vivekananda || 2020
A short Speech by Swami Shantatmananda on Tithi Puja Day of Swami Vivekananda || 2020
A few photos from this occasion: