Birthday Celebrations at Chinmaya Ranjan

Pujya Gurudev Chinmayananda’s 101st birth anniversary was celebrated at Chinmaya Ranjan, New Delhi with great fervour and enthusiasm. The day also saw the conclusion of the birth centenary year of Gurudev.
After traditional lighting of the lamp, the evening began with devotional music rendered by Chinmaya Ranjan’s very own Swaranjali group. Apart from Bhajans on Ganesha, Shiva, Saraswati and Govinda, the Swaranjali group paid an apt musical tribute to Gurudev on his birth anniversary through two melodious compositions by Guruji Tejomayanandaji, namely Gurudev Tava Mahaniya Kripa and Janmashubhadine Tava he Sadguro.
It was now time to screen director R.S. Prasanna’s Biopic on Swami Chinmayananda’s life and spiritual journey called On a Quest. This beautiful film with outstanding cinematography and French subtitles ran to a full house and complete silence engulfed the auditorium as people watched the amazing spiritual quest of an amazing seeker with rapt attention. The message had sure gone home!
Gurudev’s Aarti was conducted by Chinmaya Ranjan’s Resident Acharya, Swamini Gurupriyanandaji, with the Swaranjali group lending its voice to the proceedings. At the end, Swamini Gurupriyanandaji, widely known as Amma, offered a gracious Prasadam dinner to all her guests. As always, this was yet another joyous celebration at Chinmaya Ranjan that one would not forget for a long time to come.
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