Sri Swami Vishwananda’s visit to Finland was planned to be from Sunday December 3rd to Tuesday December 5th. In the program, there was supposed to be Narasimha Temple inauguration on Sunday and on Monday Giridhari Prana Pratishta in Sarva Roga Hara Temple and private Darshan to devotees in the evening in Brindavan Bhajan Cafe in Helsinki.
In the afternoon, some hours before Guruji was expected to arrive Helsinki we received information that he missed the plane. Since he missed the plane he informed that he will not come only for one day and that his visit to Finland will happen next year for 3-4 days. We were shocked. After a while we accepted his will and were going to continue the programs with the visiting Swamis like planned before only changing Darshan to paduka blessing.
Anyhow some of us had a feeling that he could come the next morning. We were praying within that he would come and one of the swamis send him messages trying to convince him to come.
Finally, we received the happy message that he would come the next day.
Narasimha Temple blessing was arranged by the visiting swamis: Swami Vishwabaladhara, Swami Vishwasharada, Swami Vishwaanashuya and Swami Vishwaatmika. Gurujis presence was beautiful despite his physical absence.
There were around 60 participants from many countries, including the wonderful Russian bhajan group.
The next day Guruji arrived physically by plane and there was a group of mostly Finnish and Russian devotees waiting for him.
After arrival Guruji conducted long and beautiful Giridhari blessing and Prana Pratishta with swamis. The temple was crowded and full of Finnish and Russian devotees and also devotees from other European countries.
During the puja Guruji was asking if the Darshan could be relocated to the temple since most of the devotees were already present. We accepted and the program continued with Darshan after Giridhari Arati and a short break. Around 200 people visited the temple that day and 160 people received Guruji’s Darshan during that night.
After Darshan Guruji held a beautiful wedding for two couples.
The next day on the way to airport Guruji visited future Brindavan Bhajan Cafe premises and Narasimha Temple in Mäntsälä. In Brindavan Bhajan Cafe premises he said that we can arrange big opening when the kitchen is ready. In Mäntsälä he conducted puja to his Giridhari and Ranga Narasimha.
His visit to Finland was very extraordinary and overwhelmingly beautiful and we are so grateful that he came. But the most beautiful was to hear him say:” I am happy that I came”.
Before Guruji`s visit to Finland, we celebrated Babaji Day on the 30th of November together with Swami Vishwaanashuya. There was prayers and Maha abishekam to the big Mahavatar Babaji Murti.
On the 100 years Independence Day of Finland, on the 6th of December, prayers and Sudarshana Yagna was held by Swami Vishwabaladhara and Swami Vishwaatmika in Sarva Rosa Hara Temple in Helsinki.
A fantastic few days full of Love, wonderful bhajans and events both at the Rangha Narasimha Temple in Mäntsälä and Sarva Roga Hara Temple in Helsinki.