Phalaharini Kali Puja was performed in the Temple of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna on Sunday, the 2nd June 2019. This day is very significant in the sense that Kali Ma is worshipped as “Karma Phala Harini ”. On this day in the 19th century, i.e., on 25th May 1873, Sri Ramakrishna performed Shodasi Puja during which he invoked Mother Shodasi in the person of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and surrendered all the fruits of his sadhana at her feet. During this puja, no image or photo of Mother Kali is kept in the sanctum sanctorum.
After the evening arati, the Phalaharini Kali Puja began at 7.30 p.m. and Revered Pujari Maharaj assisted by a few volunteers of the Ashrama performed the puja which ended at 9.15 p.m. During the puja, devotional songs were rendered by Rev. Secretary Maharaj, Rev. Swami Dhruvarupanandaji Maharaj, Shri Chandra Nath Mukherjee and Shri Arnab Ghosh, all accompanied by Shri Siddharth Bhattacharya on tabla.
When this Arati was over, all the devotees left the Temple after offering pranams to Sri Sri Thakur, Ma and Swamiji and were served cooked prasad.
Glimpses from the celebration:
A few photos from this occasion: