Tamilnadu is facing an unprecedented drought with farmers on the brink of crop failure with dried up lakes and ponds. With the worsening situation and with water scarcity, many cattle and livestock have perished in Salem. To overcome this, Ramakrishna Mission is currently undertaking various relief measures.
A couple of years ago, lack of planning and negligence on our part brought havoc in the form of floods and this year we are facing the drought situation!
Once in West Bengal, a similar drought situation prevailed. People implored their hapless situation to Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi. The Mother blessed them saying, ‘Worship Sri Ramakrishna with lotus flowers with great devotion. Rain will come for sure.’ Special worship was performed and that very day there was a heavy rainfall for 4-5 hours.
In 2003, a similar situation had prevailed in Tamilnadu. At that time a special worship with an offering of 1008 lotus was performed to Sri Ramakrishna. By the grace of the Lord, that very night there was a heavy rainfall in Chennai.
Now the drought is prevailing not only in Tamilnadu but also in many parts of South India. To relieve the people of distress and suffering and for the growth and prosperity of the Nation, we are organizing a special worship to Sri Ramakrishna with 1008 lotus flowers on Wednesday, 10 May 2017.
Worship of Baneshwara Shiva Linga with the holy Ganges, of Sri Sarada Devi with Kumkum and of Swami Vivekananda with Bhasma will be held simultaneously.
After Arati, there will be a special discourse on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
We invite all devotees and friends to participate in all the programs and receive the blessings of Sri Ramakrishna.
Special Puja Day: 10.5.2017 – Wednesday
Time: 4 PM to 6 PM
Place: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai-4.

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