Sunday, 14 March 2010 : Shree Swamiji arrived from Kolkata, at Shree Ramashram , Bangalore , to a rain of marigold and jasmine , a riot of rangoli , laughter of children and the chant of Hare Rama .
His Holiness was accorded the traditional Purna Kumbha swagatham and the auspicious notes of Nadaswaram wafted in the air. Hundreds of devotees had gathered to welcome Shree Swamiji and receive his blessings.
Earlier in the evening, Shree Swamiji participated in a public meeting organised by the Gou Rakshasamithi, under the leadership of Pujya Pejawara Swamiji at Vidhyapeet math Bangalore.
Shree Swamiji’s visit to Bangalore ashram brought cheer to devotees who performed arathi and bhajans. This is Shree Swamiji’s first visit to Bangalore after the formation of Bangalore Mandala. Sri. M.N. Bhat, President of Administration, Shreemath and Sri. C.H.S. Bhat, President of the newly formed Bangalore Mandala and other office bearers were among the devotees who received Shree Swamiji with the traditional honour.
An exquisitely carved conch was presented to Shree Swamiji by the devotees to mark the successful completion of Vishwa mangala Gou Grama Yathra, which commenced in Kurukshetra with the blowing of 108 conches, on 30th September, 2009. Shree Swamij who took the mainstage in this mega movement was thrilled with the presentation of the conch as it proclaims to the world that the war for the cow will continue till we win.
Blessing the devotees, Shree Swamiji said that he cherishes the love of the children, the fragrance of the flowers and the lighted lamps. A guru should become a child in innocence, a flower in fragrance and a fire which burns evil and ignorance.
Reported by Sharada Jayagovind