Monday 3 August 2015

KumbhMela Activities from Nashik Kendra

Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is considered to be the largest peaceful gathering in the world millions of pilgrims come. This year the Kumbh Mela is in Nashik at the holy banks of river Godavari.

The Kumbha Mela is one of the biggest conferences in the world for spreading knowledge and Vivekananda Kendra Nashik is gearing up to spread the message of Thakur Ramkrishna Parmahansa and Swami Vivekananda by Sahitya Seva (service of making the literature available to the pilgrims).

To facilitate the availability of books on the Vedas, Vedanta, Thakurji and Swamijis teachings, Nashik branch has planned for 15 book stalls across Nashik. 
Inauguration of a book stall
Main book depot was inaugurated on 17th July in Panchavati area and other five stalls have been started in Indrakund (Panchavati), Poornima Bus Stop (Dwarka), Charwakchowk (Indiranagar). Mahamarg Bus Stand (Bombay Naka), Makhmalabad Naka, Kala Ram Mandir (Panchvati) and Bhadrakali.
 Book Stall at Bhadrakali
Books from Vivekanda Kendra Publications (Hindi, Marathi, English, Gujarathi), Ramkrishna Mission Publications (Hindi, Marathi, English) and Adwait Ashram Publications will be available at the stalls.

Volunteers from across India have come to Nashik for Sahitya Seva. Vivekananda Kendra Nashik appeals to Nashikities to contribute 3 days for the cause of spreading knowledge. For details on book stall and volunteering contact Vivekananda Kendra Nashik - (0253) 26210710 or 2510513.

Guru Purnima Celebration at VK Nashik

 Guru Purnima is celebrated across India and it is one of the five main utsavs (festivals) of Vivekananda Kendra. Observed on Ashad Poornima (Full Moon day) to inculcate respect & pride towards our forefathers; remembrance of our Guru - Ishwara - to prepare ourselves as an instrument in his hands to do his work with attitude of Sadhana.To acquaint with our Guru Tradition and to know about Guru Omkar To reconnect with Ishwara and to remind ourselves and to remind that we are his work.

At Nashik Kendra, GuruPurnima was celebrated by worshipping Omkar, the gurus - Thakur Ramkrishna, Sharda Ma and Swami Vivekananda.

Worshiping the Gurus

Followed by Bhajans from the Padavali by the karyakartas evoked spiritual atmosphere.

Bhajan Sandhya

The program was concluded by message from Smt.B Nivedita, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra on "Relevance and importance of Gurupurnima in present world" It was conveyed to the audience by Shri. Pramod Wagh.

 Nivedita didi's message being delivered by Shri. Pramod Wagh

For more information on Vivekananda Kendra Nashik branch contact - (0253) 2510513 or 2621710.