Monday, November 05, 2007

Swami Gahanandaji Maharaj: a tribute

Swami Gahanandaji Maharaj, 14th President of Sri Ramakrishna Math and Mission attained Maha-Samadhi on November 4th, 2007 at 5.35 pm. He was 91 and had been admitted to RK Mission Seva Pratishthan hospital, Kolkata for old age related problems. The cremation (Photos / Video) took place today (November 5th, 2007) at about 12.30 pm. in Belur Math. People from all walks of life paid their tributes to Maharaj was a soldier of humanity. His life was one of service to the sick and needy. He also travelled extensively to different branches of the Ramakrishna Order and to various countries around the world to spread the message of Vedanta and the Holy Trio.

Swami Gahanandaji Maharaj: a chronology
October 1916 - Born in Paharpur village Sylhet district, Bangladesh
January 1939 - Joined the Ramakrishna order in Bhubaneshwar
1949 - Sanyasa from Swami Virajanandaji Maharaj (past president)
1942 - 1952 -
served at Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata
1953 - 1958 -
served at Shillong center
1958 - Asst. Secretary & Head of RK Mission Seva Prathishthan hospital
1965 - Trustee and Member of the Governing body of Math & Mission
1989 -
General Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Mission
1992 -
Vice - President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission
1993 - represented the Ramakrishna Order at the centenary of Swami Vivekananda's appearence at the World Parliament of Religions, Chicago commemorative function
May 2005 - Elected President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission
November 2007 - Maha - Samadhi.

News from the Web:
ExpressIndia, The Telegraph, WebIndia, The Hindu, Pushpanjali, BelurMath News, Maha-Samadhi Photos, Maha-Samadhi Video clip.

1 comment:

Uma Shankar said...

Jai Sri Guru Maharaj ji ki jai..., Hope that Maharaji soul lies in the lotus feet of our GREAT master..... jai Sri Guru Maharaj ji ki jai...,