Instrumental Music (Sitar) by Sri Partha Bose at Belur Math, on SWAMI VIVEKANANDA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 15 January 2012.
This sitar presentation was a part of Swami Vivekananda’s Birth Day Celebration at Belur Math (HQ of Ramakrishnha Math and Ramakrishna Mission) on 12 January 2012. The video was captured as a part of LIVE WEBCASTING at www.belurmath.org when simultaneously Puja and Homa and various Classical programme was going on at Belur Math Campus. Generally in the Temple Special Puja (Worship) and Homa (Making offerings into the consecrated fire) start from early morning and simultaneously in the Pandal devotional songs, religious discourses goes on as a part of Celebration.
Swamij’s Birthday according to Indian Almanac (Vishuddha Siddhanta Almanac) is on Pausha Krishna Saptami tithi, which falls on different dates of English Calendar every year.
But in 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, according to English calendar) as National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards.
The Headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission as well as their branch centres observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda with mangalarati, special worship, homa, meditation, devotional songs, religious discourses, sandhyarati, etc. on Pausha Krishna Saptami tithi, and as National Youth Day (12 January) with processions, speeches, recitations, music, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasana presentation, competitions in essay-writing, recitations, speeches, music, sports, etc. on 12 January.
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