Guru Purnima was celebrated in Sri Ramakrishna Math, Domalguda, Hyderabad, on 16th July 2019. Mangala Arati was given to Bhagavan Shri Ramakrishna and bhajans were sung in glory of the Holy trio at around 5:30 a.m. Many devotees of Sri Ramakrishna and volunteers of the Math assembled at the temple at around 6:30 a.m. and did the temple pradhakshinam, singing songs on the Parama Guru, Sri Ramakrishna and the Holy Mother in ecstasy.
In the temple, in front of the wonderfully decorated image of Sri Ramakrishna were seated the devotees and watched with devotion, when a special pooja was offered to Bhagwan, becoming oblivious of the worldly matters. The serene atmosphere, with devotional bhajans, rendering a feast to the ears made the audience experience the presence of the Parama Guru, Sri Ramakrishna. After the pooja, bhajans were sung and Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram was recited.
This was followed by Homam, the aim of which was to establish Universal peace. After the Homam Jnanadananand Maharaj, the director of the Math addressed the gathering explaining the significance of Guru Purnima.
Lunch Prasad was given to all the devotees after the proceedings. In the afternoon a film on Sri Ramakrishna was shown in the Vivekananda Auditorium. Special bhajans were sung in the evening once again with which the celebration concluded.
-Mrs. V. Seshu, Volunteer, R. K. Math.