Centenary Celebration, Ranchi

  • Swami Premeshwarananda inaugurates the Book Stall.
  • Devotees register at the reception booth.
  • Allocation of rooms, badges, and booklets are done at the accommodation booth.
  • Swamis Smaranananda and Ishwarananda address the local media.
  • Swami Pavitrananda gives a special satsanga for volunteers.
  • Bhajan session before the Inauguration ceremony.
  • Devotees join in the chanting.
  • Swami Nirvanananda says the opening prayer.
  • Swami Shraddhananda reads Sri Sri Mrinalini Maa's message.
  • Swami Vishwananda greets the devotees.
  • Swami Smaranananda delivers the opening satsanga.
  • YSS board member Sri K. N. Bakshi talks about his spiritual journey with Gurudeva.
  • Section of devotees attending the opening function.
  • Brahmachari Saujanyananda reviews the Energization Exercises in English...
  • and Brahmachari Adyananda in Hindi.
  • Newly displayed photo gallery at the main building.
  • Devotees participate in the group Energization Exercises.
  • Swami Shraddhananda speaks on Only Love Can Take My Place.
  • Swami Omkarananda reviews the Hong Sau technique.
  • Swami Vasudevananda reviews the Om technique.
  • Swamis Premeshwarananda and Govindananda meet devotees.
  • Overflow area for the Hindi satsangas.
  • Special session is organised to hear golden memories of senior monastics.
  • Swami Vishwananda joined YSS as a monk, more than four and a half decades earlier, shares his memories.
  • Swami Nirvanananda, YSS monks for five decades, shares his meetings with Sri Daya Maa.
  • Swami Krishnananda joined SRF as a monk more than 4 decades ago, shares his memories of early years.
  • Swami Shraddhananda reminisces his past 4 decades with YSS as a monk.
  • Swami Suddhananda shares his stories of nearly 4 decades.
  • Devotees have a hearty laugh at the wonderful stories shared.
  • The book stall is busy throughout the event.
  • Devotee receives spiritual guidance from Swami Hiteshananda.
  • Monks and devotees gather to release balloons to mark the occasion.
  • Joyous devotees release around a thousand balloons.
  • Devotees meditate outside Guruji's room.
  • Sadhu bhandara is organised on the Foundation day.
  • Sadhus from different spiritual oraganisations are welcomed by YSS monks.
  • Serving of prasad along with Gita chanting.
  • Gifts are distributed after the prasad.
  • Devotees decorate grounds with colours....
  • and flowers.
  • Devotees meditate below the Litchi Vedi.
  • Hoarding on the main road of Ranchi informs about the public function.
  • Hon'ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand Sri Raghubar Das is the Chief Guest.
  • He is given a small guided tour of the ashram.
  • Lighting the lamp at the start of the function.
  • Swami Vishwananda gives a floral welcome.
  • Swami Smaranananda gifts a shawl to honour the guest.
  • Swami Ishwarananda conducts a brief guided meditation.
  • Chief minister and...
  • attendees join the session.
  • More than 2000 devotees, friends and guests from different fields attend the function.
  • The walkway and back of auditorium is used to accommodate all.
  • Swami Suddhananda reads out Sri Sri Mrinalini Maa's message.
  • Swami Smaranananda addresses the gathering.
  • Sri Raghubar Das praises Gurudeva's work and gives good wishes for its future.
  • Six scholarships to students from various professional courses are handed over.
  • Chief guest is presented with a memento, a Krishna statue.
  • He then joins in aarti at Litchi vedi.
  • Reflection of the picturesque main building special lighting.
  • Fountain is lit up with lights.
  • Swami Govindananda from SRF gives a satsanga on Kriya Yoga and Devotion.
  • Swami Krishnananda speaks parallely on the same topic in Hindi.
  • Swami Shraddhananda meets few devotees from Nepal.
  • Altar decorations on the Kriya Diksha day.
  • Monks serve a special lunch to initiates after the diksha ceremony.
  • Swami Vishwananda delivers the centenary special satsanga in auditorium.
  • Swami Shantananda's video messages from SRF is played for the devotees.
  • Swami Amarananda chants during the closing function.
  • Devotee engrossed in devotional chanting.
  • Swamis Govinananda and...
  • Krishnananda distribute prasad and mementos to devotees.