Mahashivaratri at Belfast

On the invitation of the Indian Community Centre (ICC) of Belfast, the two Swamis – Purnananda and Vimokshananda of the Eire Vedanta Society, Dublin – attended the Maha Shivaratri Festival there on the evening of Monday, the 4th March 2019. The two-hour drive was simply charming with scenic features!

The ICC Committee members warmly welcomed and requested the Swamis to speak too. Swami Purnananda stressed the importance of holding such auspicious functions and offered the services of EVS to the Community. He also introduced Swami Vimokshananda to the audience. Swami Vimokshananda later spoke on the expansion of heart by re-telling the story as told by Swami Vivekananda at the entrance of Rameshwaram Temple in 1897.

A few devotees sang bhajans too. The officiating Priest honoured the Swamis by giving the Swamis the first place in conducting abhishekams to the large Shiva Linga kept on the altar. Mr Bharat, one of the Directors of ICC requested the EVS to visit Belfast and conduct some regular classes on Meditation etc.

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2 thoughts on “Mahashivaratri at Belfast

  1. Pranam!
    I am happy to note that Vimokshananda ji has moved over to
    DUBLIN and spoke on the subject of Expansion of Heart as narrated by Swami Vivekananda at Rameshwaram. I find from the photos that the celebration of Shivaratri was held in a serene atmosphere!
    Santhanaraman V
    Chennai, India


    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Santhanaraman
      Thank you for your words of appreciation! Hope you would have also enjoyed Maha Shivaratri at Chennai. I reached Dublin on 22nd December 2018, after a short service of just three years at Singapore. If you have any plans to visit Europe, please include Dublin in your itinerary. I think our nostalgic school-days’-friendship should be revived!
      Swami Vimokshananda


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