A dawn to desk Japa Yajna (sunrise to sunset, i.e., from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.) was performed on Saturday, the 26th March 2011 in the Temple of the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi.. The only condition for participating in the Japa Yajna was that any devotee participating in it should sit at least for one hour at a stretch doing japam. Accordingly many devotees registered themselves in advance for participating in this Japa Yajna.
A Register was kept at the entrance of the Temple on 26th morning and every devotee going into the Temple for doing Japa entered his name and time of arrival in the register. Like this, in all 185 devotees (as against 228 last year) participated in the Japa Yajna on 26th March and many of them for 2-3 hours and some of them in two shifts (1-2 hours in the morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon). Revered Secretary Maharaj did the japam continuously from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on this day. The devotees who have been participating regularly in the Japa Yajna ever since it was launched, appreciate it very much and eagerly look forward to the next japa yajna day.
Kichuri prasad along with alurdham, chutney and a sweet was served to 125 devotees who were present in the Ashrama between 12 Noon and 1.30 p.m. for participating in the Japa Yajna.