Hope you all are keeping well by the grace of Divine Mother Durga.
Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama, Kalady celebrated Durga Puja from 5th October to 8th October 2019. All these days, the students of ‘Gurukulam’ sang bhajans in the morning and evening. Vedic chanting, hymns and Kali Kirtan were also chanted. Local devotees chanted Lalitha Shasranama and Mahisasura Mardini Stotra.
On 6th October, Mahashtami Day, there was a special Puja and special Bhog to Thakur and Ma Durga. All devotees were served Prasada at 1 pm.
On 7th October, Mahanavami Day, Ayudha Puja was performed to all the Ashrama vehicles at 3.45 pm in the afternoon.
On Vijayadasami day, i.e. on 8th October, 2019, after the usual bhajans by the Gurukulam Students, Sri Sri Saraswati Puja was performed. Being the holy day of Vidyarambham, three kids were initiated into the world of knowledge in the traditional Kerala style. At 11.30 am, students of ‘Gurukulam’ participated in Vidyarthi Vrata. Vidyarti Homa was also performed. Special aratrikam was held for Sri Sri Durga.
The occasion was marked by the presence of a large number of devotees from Kalady and surrounding areas. All were served Prasada at 1 pm.
May the blessings of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Ma Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Divine Mother Durga shower upon us.