A spiritual camp was held at Rishikesh Ashram from
3rd to 10th June, 2018 under the auspices of Swami
Brahmaparananda Saraswatiji of Arsha Vidya Tirtha, Jaipur. About 70 devotees from Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore,
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and, about 17 students from FSH Jaipur
and Udaipur participated in the camp. The
Ashram on the bank of Ganges added to the grandeur of the environment.
The day commenced at 5.00 a.m.
with students chanting Rudram with other bhaktas in a melodious voice in the
temple. It was followed by yoga and dhyanam, followed by Lectures on “Srimad
Bhagawad Gita” by Swamiji. The
great knowledge of nectar was unfolded to us beautifully and in a most simple way.
Afternoons were kept reserved for Ganga snanam, English and Sanskrit classes
and games for all the children, classes on shloka chanting and its importance
and meaning. The evening Ganga aarti was
mesmerizing with everyone singing melodious Ganga stotram and night
satsang saw a fiesta of Bhajans where in students were the main performers
ending the day with Pujya Sri Swamiji’s soul rendering composition Bharata
Some of the highlights of one week-camp was: Swamiji organized Rudrabhishekam at the
Samadhi sthal of Pujya Sri Swamiji and devotees were blessed to witness the same with chanting of Rudram; Sadhu Bhandara; elaborate Ganga maa pooja;
pravachan by Swami Satswaroopanandaji, senior disciple of Pujya Sri Swamiji and Swamini Sadvidyananda Saraswati ;
sanskrit skit by Swamini Sachitananda
Sarawati; a visit to Kailash Ashram with Swamiji to seek blessings of Mahamandaleshwar
The camp was indeed an
enthralling experience. It was amazing to
see little/young children along with their parents and grandparents spending
their vacation in such a holistic atmosphere.
We all have returned home with discovering some new dimension in
Our heartfelt thanks to Swami Shuddhanandaji, and the entire staff who made our stay during the camp
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