Silchar: The birth centenary of Swami Atmasthanandaji was celebrated with all grace and solemnity on Sunday at a public auditorium in the presence of saints and sages of different Ramakrishna Missions. The programme began with devotional prayers to Ramakrishnadev, Sreemaa Saradadevi and Swami Vivekananda, offering of flowers, hymns as well as chanting of vedic mantras.
It was followed by inaugural song and after that welcome speech. The core message of the holiest of holy celebration was conveyed to the congregation through thought provoking discussion on religion. Swami Bimalasthanandaji, Swami Muktinathanandaji, Swami Gandhishanandaji and Swami Baikuntanandaji participated in the discussion.
The second session preceded by devotional songs and kirtan and then another round of discussion on religion took place participated by Swami Nityamuktanandaji, Swami Nareshanandaji, Swami Prabhasanandaji and Swami Satsanganandaji. The followers and devotees of Ramakrishna Mission and Sarada Math as well as Sarada Mission were enlivened and enlightened by the incisive deliberations put forth by the highly revered saints. The basic theme as explained by them was to follow the ideals and principles of great souls like Ramakrishna, Maa Sarada and Swami Vivekananda. Man is in moral and spiritual crisis, the root cause of mental tension and agonies and the resultant sufferings. The need is for moral uplift and nobility of mind and body, it was stressed.
On this occasion, an appeal was sent out to the congregation about the beginning of Ramakrishna ideas and ideals since the birth of Ramakrishna Paramhansadev. When he was to leave this world, Ramakrishna prophesied Naren would show the path to mankind. The prophecy came true. Naren appeared as Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda took up the challenge to spread the message and movement of Ramakrishna Paramhansadev around the world and the establishment of two maths, one for men and the other for women. Accordingly Sree Sarada math was set up at Dakhineshwar. Subsequently, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission was also set up. Now the move is to have both the maths at Silchar as dreamed by Prabrayika Amanprana Maataji.
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