My morning destination: Narendrapur RK Mission Residential College
I went to attend the morning prayer at Brahmananda Bhavan…
Reached the captivating college campus well before 6am
As I strolled down the dew-drenched lush grounds, twittering of birds greeted me. With morning mist enveloping the ashrama campus and crisp air embalmed with fabulous fragrance creating an ethereal spectacle, Nature’s awesome splendor overwhelmed me.
The colossal campus with very many kinds of flowers, medicinal plants and magnificent mango trees is a sheer delight.
The smell of flowers wafting out of the nearby orchard soothed my soul…
As I walked down to the Bhavan, I saw many tiny little mangoes lying scattered on the road. Yes, magnificent mangoes!! Harbingers of sizzling summer…
I walked up the stairs and reached the first floor of the prayer hall. Framed pictures of Thakur’s famous 15 disciples adorn the walls of the prayer hall.
A blind man began the prayer with a devotional song. What a voice! What a depth! Wow!
This person, I was told, is the oldest resident of the ashrama. He has been teaching RK Mission Blind School for a long time.
College students, all attired in white dhoti and shirts, attended the prayer.
Morning calm reigned supreme. Urban chaos and cacophony take a back seat. There was absolute silence. The prayer hall’s aura of divinity was awe-inspiring
As the prayer got over, students left the hall one by one lying prostrate before Thakur, Ma Sarada devi and Swami Vikananda and paying homage…
Let devoutness and spirituality bring solace to mankind!