On 9th January 2021, the Jayanthi celebration of Swami Shivanandaji Maharaj, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and the founder of Ramakrishna Math Ooty was celebrated at the Ramakrishna Math premises with Pooja and Bhajans.
The celebrations was muted due to covid.
The day started as usual with the Mangalaarati and Vedic chanting at 6.00 AM. Swami Shivanandaji Maharaj Jayanthi celebrations started with a special pooja at 8.00 AM. At 9.00 AM, Bhajans sung by local devotees and at 9.30 AM Sri Vishnu Shahasranama chanting was recited led by Swami Raghaveshanandaji Maharaj which was continued by a discourse on Swami Shivanandaji’s life history by Swami Divyanamananda.
Swami Lakshmishwarananda continued with Bajans which was followed by the chanting of Ramakrishna Archanai led by Swami Raghaveshananda Maharaj. Before the Arati, Bajans were held by Adikaratty Ayyappan Bhajanai kulu.
Arati was conducted at 1.00 PM and finally the programme ended with the devotees given sumptuous Prasad. Around 100 devotees participated in the function.