CVV’s CNBG campus is nestled within the precincts of Chinmaya Vibhooti, which houses a magnificent temple of Shri Pranav Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturthi is, therefore, one of the important festivals there with a grand three-day celebration. This time, due to COVID-19, it was decided to screen the Ganesha pooja and abhisheka online for the entire global Chinmaya Mission family to witness.
As a part of the celebrations, a five-day online bhajan course, ‘Ganesha Sharanam’, was organised with Smt. Pramodini Rao, Campus Director of CNBG, being invited to teach bhajans on Lord Ganesha, live on Chinmaya Vibhooti's Facebook Page. The course started two days before Ganesh Chaturthi, i.e. 20 August and continued till 24 August. The sessions were held from 9.00 and 9.30 pm every day. Simple bhajans and naamasankirtan that can be sung at congregations were taught. Songs like these can be sung by children and adults alike, with no musical background as a prerequisite. On average the sessions received 1,600 views over the five days.
Smt. Rao said, ‘In these days of seclusion, I was glad to reach out to many devoted hearts with the name of the Lord’.