Date : 08 May 2021
The 13th Vedanta course in Hindi (2021-2023 batch) was inaugurated at Sandeepany Himalayas, Sidhbari on the auspicious day of the 105th Chinmaya Jayanti, 8 May 2021.
The day began at Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s Samadhi shrine, where the students offered prostrations, sought blessings and performed Vaidic arati to the One because of whose vision and foresight the Vedanta course in Hindi was started, back in 1981.
Guru Paduka Puja was then offered at Pujya Gurudev’s feet with great reverence and deep devotion. Swami Advayananda, Course Acharya, invoked His blessings on all.
The inauguration programme began with lighting of a lamp for a bright and auspicious start. Brahmachari Tanmaya Chaitanya chanted Ganapati Atharvashirsha to seek divine grace and blessings. Mona Malkani, General Manager of Chinmaya Tapovan Trust, warmly welcomed everyone, followed by an address by Swami Avyayananda.
Via a video message, Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda congratulated the students for their wise and bold decision to pursue the study of Vedanta. He said that the desire to know God is the result of merits of countless lives and to fulfill that, one needs an Acharya to teach and guide in all respects. In his message, Pujya Swami Swaroopananda (Global Head, Chinmaya Mission) advised the students not to forget the purpose for which they had enrolled for the Vedanta Course and to make the best of it as they are very fortunate to be in the punyabhumi of Sidhbari.
A vote of thanks by Mona Malkani followed, where she thanked all the sponsors from across the globe for their generous support for the Rishiputra Scheme.
Of those selected, a total of 25 students joined the course, including students from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala, Delhi, Sikkim, Odisha and Nepal joining. Of these, 10 students were present for the ceremony, following their quarantine period on arrival at the Ashram. We wish them all the best in their study and sadhana.