Shiva Shiva

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri was solemnly celebrated at Eire Vedanta Society on Friday, 21st Feb 2020. The auspicious evening began with Sri Ramakrishna’s evening Vesper Service.

Then the Shiva Puja was duly performed. It was a combination of four prahar puja with abhishekams (pouring out) of Milk, Curd, Ghee (clarified butter) and finally honey.

At the completion of every snan (bath) of the sacred Shiva Lingam, devotees queued up and offered the same over the Shiva Lingam. Shiva bhajans and hymns were sung in chorus intermittently through out the Puja period. Maha mrityunjay mantra was chanted uninterruptedly during the offering of four items.

Devotees brought all the required items. Prasad of fruits were distributed to the devotees. Plenty of white flowers also were offered. All enjoyed the surcharged peaceful atmosphere.

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  1. Thanks a lot for the excellent coverage of Maha Shivaratri at the Society.
    With pranam,
    Sathiamoorthy
    USA

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    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Sathiamoothy,
      Thanks for your kind visit to this Blog!
      May Lord Shiva shower on you His blessings!
      Love, best wishes and prayers
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  2. Namaste
    Pranam!
    I am a devotee of Bhagwan Shri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.
    Recently in the month of October, November 2019, I was fortunate enough to visit all the places where Swami Vivekananda had travelled.
    I happened to stay at all the Ramakrishna Missions and Ashrams.
    Wish to receive event information from your center too.
    Jay Thakur!
    Mahesh
    (Address Unknown)

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    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Mahesh,
      Thanks for visiting my Blog!
      It is indeed absolutely a rewarding experience for a devotee to visit different centres of the Ramakrishna Order. Each gives out a phase of the service and spiritual activities. This is nothing short of a pilgrimage that will encourage one to place the mind on Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swamiji more intensely.
      Some devotees do visit one centre annually as a routine spiritual exercise.
      I give below the detailed info for enabling you to be updated with our events etc:
      Welcome to Éire Vedanta Society Dublin, a branch member of the Ramakrishna Math.
      I have now added you to our mailing list which will enable you to receive periodic emails and newsletters. Our weekly programme is sent out on Mondays via email for the week ahead. You can also stay up to date with what’s going on via our other media channels which I have provided for you below.

      1️⃣ WhatsApp Main Group:
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      Join here ➣ https://chat.whatsapp.com/6Kq6yntx5gIJlofxSWkTvO

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      May the blessings of Holy Trio be with you!
      Love, best wishes and prayers
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  3. Aum Namo Narayanaya
    Revered Maharaj
    I trust this finds Swamiji well!
    Thank you for sharing pictures of the celebration in Ireland.
    We also had a beautiful celebration in Pietermaritzburg till 12 midnight.
    Respectful Pranam
    Rohith Jeebodh
    Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Rohith,
      Thanks for your kind words!
      Indeed happy that in the Pietermaritzburg Centre too you and all other devotees had observed Maha Shivaratri function till midnight. May the Lord of all Auspiciousness shower on you all His unequalled grace so that everyone is awakened to the divine potentiality!
      Love, best wishes and prayers
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  4. Revered Maharaj
    Pranam
    Really beautiful celebration!
    Thanks for sharing with us, Maharaj
    With loving Pranam
    Nisha
    Durban

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    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Nisha,
      Happy Maha Shivaratri!
      Hope at your Chatsworth Centre too you would have enjoyed the function till midnight. How was the attendance this year? I miss Havasen’s Shiva bhajans!
      Love, best wishes and prayers
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  5. Revered Maharaj
    Thank You for your love and prayers.
    We at Chatsworth Centre celebrated Maha Shivaratri till 6 am the following morning. We had an attendance of 84 in the first session and 40 remained till the conclusion.

    The function was beautiful. We had a two-hour load-shedding slot from 10 to 12 pm. However, the fervour was still there among the devotees.

    We celebrated Master’s birthday yesterday, 23 February and was well received. We had 102 devotees that attended. Our youth performed a beautiful play and sang a special Happy Birthday song for our Divine Master. It was really nice.

    Keep well Maharaj!

    With Warn and loving Pranam
    Nisha
    Chatsworth, South Africa

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    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Nisha
      Thanks for your detailed info on the Shivaratri function at your Centre.
      I have always the nostalgia about Chatsworth where Swami Chandikananda was there.
      The hospitality shown by the members there is always green in my memory!
      Today is the birth tithi day of our Master Sri Ramakrishna. I invoke His blessings on all of you!
      Love, best wishes and prayers
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  6. Revered Maharaj
    Aum Namo Narayanaya!
    Thank you for sharing all the wonderful events on your blog.
    I’m a big fan and enjoy reading your many informative articles.
    Jai Sri Ramakrishna!
    Pravesh Sewrathan
    Adelaide, South Australia

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    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Pravesh
      It was indeed a pleasant surprise to receive a message from you after a very long time! I am happy that you are still in blog-connect! Hope you have well settled at Adelaide. I understand that you do visit our Centre there. Any Swami has been posted there? Spiritual aspiration must be continued whether it is PMB or ADL. May the blessings of Sri Ramakrishna whose birth tithi is celebrated throughout the world in puja, hymns chanting and hawan etc be with you all.
      Love, best wishes and prayers
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  7. Swamiji, this is Indranil.
    You blessed me and changed my life, my thought.
    My life is indebted to you. Remember me?
    The EDP Officer from RKMSP?
    I remember you every minute.
    I offer my prarthana and homage at your feet.
    Please pen back if you can remember this minuscule.
    With all regards
    Indranil Mukherjee
    Kolkata, India

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    1. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Indranil
      It was indeed a pleasant surprise to receive a message from you after a very long time!
      I am happy that you are still in blog-connect!
      Hope you have well settled at Kolkata. Hope to see you when I visit Kolkata next time!
      Do you visit any of our Centres there? Any Swami you are in touch with?
      These are all trying circumstances all over the globe. Take sufficient care and precautions whenever you are outside the home. Stay safe!
      All our Talks are now streamed through YouTube. Please visit Eire Vedanta Society YouTube Channel and subscribe so that you get automatically all updates! You are already an expert in these matters. Would like to hear about your professional achievements!
      Spiritual aspiration must be continued wherever you are.
      May the blessings of Sri Ramakrishna be with you all.
      Love, best wishes and prayers
      Swami Vimokshananda

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