Revered Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj, to Visit Vedanta Society of Greater Houston

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By  Sanchali Basu

HOUSTON: The long awaited expectation is about to come true. The sincere, hard efforts of the devotees of the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) are finally about to pay off. Months and years of anticipation, persistence and perseverance have finally convinced the General Secretary of the parent institution, Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur, that the Houston center deserves his visit. As part of the US tour which includes his attendance at the Parliament of World’s Religions to be held in Salt lake City, Utah from Oct 15-19, Revered Sw. Suhitanandaji will be arriving in Houston on Sept. 24, 2015, a very auspicious day for VSGH, the 4th anniversary of its new building consecration.

Revered Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj joined the Ramakrishna Order in 1958. He received his Mantra Diksha from Swami Vishuddhanadaji, the 8th president and his monastic vows from Swami Vireswaranandaji in 1970. He served as a sewak to Swami Premeshanadaji Maharaj, a direct disciple of Holy Mother, Sri Sarada Devi. He was the principal of the Higher Secondary Schools at Rahara and the Narendrapur Centers, and served as the Secretary at the Deogarh Vidyapith. In 1995, he was elected as a trustee of the Ramakrishna Math and a member of the Governing Body of the Ramakrishna Mission. He was the Assistant Secretary from May 1997 to May 2012. He is the General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission since May 2012.

It is a huge honor and privilege that the respected Swami has chosen to visit the Houston center from September 24-25 to bless its devotees and reinforce their faith in the belief that Ramakrishna Math & Mission of Belur will be assigning a resident priest to the center in the very near future. That he is coming to the VSGH even with his delicate health and extremely compact schedule, is truly a veritable blessing of the Holy Trio.

VSGH is a spiritual non-profit organization founded in 2003. The aim of the society is to conduct spiritual programs that bring a better understanding of the Vedantic concepts. Weekly programs and classes are conducted with this aim. Frequent retreats are conducted by Swamis (monks) of the Ramakrishna Order, visiting from all over America and abroad.

On September 24, there will be a reception for the Swami at 5:30 PM at the VSGH Center, 14809 Lindita Drive, Houston TX 77803. It will be attended by several local dignitaries. After the evening vespers, the Swami will be lecturing on, “Holy Mother: A Universal Epitome of Motherhood.”

A special Youth Forum highlighting, “The Different Facets of Swami Vivekananda,” has been arranged for the evening of Sept 25 at 6 PM following the evening vespers. Dinner will be served on both the days at 8:30 PM.
All are hereby encouraged to mark these dates and attend this very special event. It is only through solidarity, support and patience, will the dreams of the Houston devotees of getting a Resident Swami at VSGH will come true.

For further information, please visit: or call Swapna Chaudhuri at 832-594-0488.