Mysore  Feb-18, 2013: A mass 108 Surya Namaskar was conducted on 17 February 2013 on occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 150 Birth Anniversary and Rathasaptami in front of Mysore Palace. About 1800 participants participated in the event.

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The programme started with ‘Shanka Nada’ exactly at 6 am. The guests consists of Manya Sri Venkataram Ji, Pranth Sangachalak, Sri Na Thippeswamy, State Secretary, Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Anniversary Committee, Swami  Muktidanandaji Maharaj, President, Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Sri T S Venkatesh, Pranth Sampark Pramuk, Sri S A Ramdas, Mysore District in-charge Minister, Dr Rame Gowda, DC Mysore District, Sri T S Subramanya, Deputy Director, Mysore Palace. Sri T S Venkatesh spoke about the significance of Swami Vivekananda and Suryanamaskar. “Surya Homa” was also conducted on this occasion.

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Surya Namaskar performed at Mysore Palace

Surya Namaskar performed at Mysore Palace

Swami Muktidanandaji released a book titled “Suryashtotthara Shatanamavali and Patanjala Yogasutras written by Dr K Raghavendra R Pai.  The enthusiastic participants consist of both men and women ranging from 8 years to 80 years.  It was interesting to note that Mr Egore from Ukrane, Russia took to the Hindu name “Tejas” on this occasion which was announced by Swami Muktidanandaji Maharaj. The programme concluded

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with purnahuti . Participants dispersed after having prasadam.