It is with great joy and happiness we announce that from September 2014 to December 2015, Rikhiapeeth will be celebrating the “Silver Lining Jubilee” of Sri Swamiji’s arrival in Rikhia.
This is not the silver jubilee of an institution, but the celebration and commemoration of a vision, an inspiration and a divine mandate which was revealed to Sri Swamiji 25 years ago as the dawn of a new mission unfolded before him.
Sri Swamiji’s life was a life of dedication and selflessness. He lived a life totally and completely dedicated to the upliftment of humankind. When he came to Rikhia, on 23rd September 1989, for seclusion, austerities and higher sadhana, his yearning to help others rapidly triggered an unimaginable chain reaction. A desolate, abandoned village, lacking even the most basic facilities and amenities for survival, has become a prosperous and flourishing hub of endless possibilities. This miraculous transformation came through the grace and sankalpa of Sri Swamiji, who immortalised Swami Sivananda’s teachings of Serve, Love and Give at Rikhia, as a dedication to his Guru.
This Silver Lining Jubilee is our humble tribute to Pujya Gurudev, where his teachings and inspirations will be shared with one and all, in the presence of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati and Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati, who will guide and direct the proceedings. All are welcome to participate in the activities and become a part of Sri Swamiji’s sankalpa. Through Sri Swamiji’s teachings we offer this ‘silver lining’ as a ray of hope to illumine the horizon of a brighter future.
Swami Suryaprakash Saraswati
Silver Lining Jubilee