The 170th Birthday of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi was celebrated with due solemnity on Thursday, 15th December, 2022. The auspicious day began with Mangalarati at 5:30 am, followed by Vedic chanting and hymns by the Sadhus and Brahmacharins. Special worship, Havan and Chandi Recital were conducted in the main temple in which many Sadhus, Devotees and staff participated and received blessings of the Holy Mother.
At 10.00 am, patients admitted in our Charitable Hospital, were ceremoniously worshipped as ‘Rogi Narayan’ with the offerings of sandal paste, garlands, fruits, sweets and Arati in the presence of sadhus, devotees, nurses and others.
As a part of ’Nara Narayan Seva’ or service to poor, 2100 poor and aged widow mothers were served noon Prasad sumptuously. Among them, 1700 of them received a gift packet consisting of a Shawl, a Saree, Oil, two Soaps and a pair of Socks. A number of devotees, local people, students of Swami Vivekananda Bal Vikas Kendra, nurses of our Hospital, patients, volunteers from Mathura Refinery and Gurukul Viswavidyalaya, family members of our Staff – in all about 1500 people, who had gathered for the occasion also received noon prasad.
Ma Sarada Kutir (Kala Babu Kunj), the memorial in Vrindavan sanctified by the stay of the Holy Mother, was beautifully decorated on this day. A number of devotees visited the memorial and paid their reverential homage to the Holy Mother.