Three Reasons for Temple Visits

Sri Lakshmi Narayan Temple invited Swami Vimokshananda, President of the Ramakrishna Mission, Singapore to address the Temple’s Sunday Satsang on 12 June 2016. About 350 devout Hindus thronged the Temple on that day. It was a holy occasion and as part of the worship of Divine Mother Kheer Bhavani of Srinagar (Kashmir), a hawan was performed in the Temple. Of the assembled devotees there was a good number of people from Kashmir. Sri Jaishankar Upadhyaya, one of the Trustees of the Temple, welcomed the Swami.

The President of the Temple Committee, Sri Sugrim Misir garlanded the Swami after he was seated on the dais. The Chief Pujari of the Temple Sri Acharya Bajarang Bali Shukla presented flowers and introduced the Swami to the audience. In his address to the devotees, Swami Vimokshananda spoke of the three reasons for visiting a Temple namely, the benefits of community worship, the prevalence of auspicious atmosphere and the natural tendency of mind to focus on Godly Thoughts. The Talk which was given in Hindi was much appreciated by the devotees who requested for more regular talks. The programme came to a conclusion with distribution of prasad in the form of noon lunch to everyone.

Here is a slideshow of pictures taken during the function. Images courtesy: A Devotee

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