The Jayanti of Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Godchild, Tiruvannamalai, and the 6th Anniversary of Sri Bharatamata Mandir were celebrated under the auspices of Bharatamata Gurukula Ashram and Yogi Ramsuratkumar Indological Research Centre, at Sri Guruji Golwalkar Hall of Sri Bharatamata Mandir, Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore, on Sunday, December 5, 2010.
Ganapati and Navagraha Homas and special Abhisheka, Alankara and Pooja to Sri Bharatamata were held in the morning, followed by a grand public function in the presence of Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan, Founder Trustee of Sri Bharatamata Mandir. The meeting was presided over by Swami Chandreshananda of Sri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Sadhana Kendra, Bangalore. Sri Thippeswami, Karnataka Dakshin Prant Saha Karyavaah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was the Chief Guest on the occasion which was graced by Sri H.R. Nagaraj, President of Haridasa Sangha, Sri K. Harish, Chairman of Vagdevi School and Sri K.N. Narayanamoorthy of Indus Valley International School, Bangalore.
Sri Thippeswamiji spoke on the work of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh which has inspired millions of Swayamsevaks not only to adore and worship the Motherland as the Supreme Mother, but also to dedicate themselves to rendering yeoman service to the country and the people through various organizations set up by the Karyakartas of the Sangh in different fields. He said, the Bharatamata Gurukula Ashram, founded by Sadhu Rangarajan, who has been a Swayasevak since childhood and who dedicated himself wholly to the work of the Sangh in various fields, has set up Sri Guruji Golwalkar Hindu Resource Centre in Sri Bharatamata Mandir to serve the Hindus inside and outside the country in preserving and spreading the glorious culture and heritage of Bharatavarsha.
Swami Chandreshanandji insisted on the importance of the worship of the
mother. He said, ”We say ‘Maathru Devo Bhava; Pithru Devo bhava; Aacharya Devo Bhava; Athithi Devo Bhava’. In that our first respect is to our mother. Bharatamata is our Motherland. Let us give due respect to Her and remember Her at all times”. Talking further about Motherland, Swami Chandrashanandji described how great is the Motherland, quoting an act of Sri Rama. While returning to Ayodhya with Sita from lanka, Rama took Sita to all the places that he had travelled from the forests to Lanka in search of her, and as he reached Ayodhya, he prostrated on the ground before
entering Ayodhya, paying respect to the Mother Earth that gave birth to him. Such is the greatness of the Motherland.
Sri H.R. Nagaraj pointed out in his speech that the congregation had speakers, including a Sadhu and a Sannyasi, who were achievers in their own fields. He said, Darshan of saints and seers removed all sins and conferred Punya. It was equal to seeing God and it purified the soul. Bharatavarsha is the land of millions of such saints and seers.
Sri Harish in his talk recollected his times as a scientist in ISRO and said when the first IRS satellite was launched successfully and we got picture of South India, we were astonished to find in the photo a bridge lying under the sea, between Rameswara and Sri Lanka. This is the same bridge, which the Vaanarasena built at Setu during Ramayana times. So we have scientific proof of our history in the epics and we have to respect and follow our scriptures in true spirit. He also referred to Sri Abdul Kalam’s dream of advanced India in 2020. He said from the position of 150 in the list of advanced countries some 20 years ago, we have advanced to a position among the top 10 countries in the world now. He also recollected what Swami Vivekananda said, “I see a rising INDIA soon”. That dream has come true and this century belongs to India.
Sri Narayanamoorthy spoke on the role of saints like Yogi Narayana in reviving and revitalizing the spiritual values upheld by the country since times immemorial and our duty to pass on the inheritance to the posterity. He stressed the need for Yoga and meditation in everyday life and said that everyone should find some time for meditation and prayer every day.
Sadhu Rangarajan in his benedictory talk said that Sri Bharatamata Mandir came into existence to fulfil the dream of great patriot saints like Bankim Chandra, Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita, Mahakavi Bharatiyar and Subramania Shivam who wanted to deify the Motherland as the Supreme Goddess and inculcate the spirit of adoration and worship of Bharatamata among the people. He said, there were hundreds of great temples dedicated to various gods and goddesses of Hindu pantheon, but we very rarely found a temple dedicated to the Mother of all the gods, goddesses, saints and sages. To fulfil the need, Sri Bharatamata has been installed in the Mandir as Bharatabhavani and worship is offered to Her according to the most ancient Tantric rites. He said, Sri Guruji Golwalkar Hindu Resource Centre set up in the Mandir premises at Bangalore is a source of inspiration and guidance to thousands of aspirants from all over the world who want to follow the Hindu way of life and worship Bharatamata as Loka Guru. He recalled how his Deeksha Guru, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, referred to a line in the Prarthana of RSS, that is, “Twddeeyaaya kaaryaaya baddhaa katheeyam”—“We are here determined to fulfil your great task”—the mission of Mother Bharat—and wanted the youth to be awakened to this task.
On the occasion of the Jayanti of Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Sri Marcus Allsop, a disciple of late Lee Lozowick, an ardent follower of Yogi Ramsuratkumar, from America, was initiated into Hindu Sanatana Dharma after shuddhi ceremony and conferred the name, Narayana, by Sadhu Rangarajan, the Spiritual Head of Bharatamata Gurukula Ashram.
The celebrations concluded with the group singing of the immortal national song, Vande Mataram.