It is always a joy for the devotees here in the West to receive Pujya Swamiji's
satsang and blessings. Summer comes and devotees in the West start inquiring
about Pujya Swamiji's visit and His satsang programs. In fact, their love pulls
Pujya Swamiji from HIS busy programs schedule in India and brings HIM
amongst their midst here in the West. For the past many years, Adhyatma Tours
shapes up as per the WILL of God Gurudev. The core group of organizers works
together in harmony, love & mutual respect in the spirit of true Karma Yoga for
the benefits of many.
Here are the glimpses.......
Swamiji’s presence is especially meaningful to Sudha and Ed, as Ed continues his healing journey. Swamiji conducted homa and rituals and provided guidance for Ed and Sudha on their continued path of health, service, spirituality, and life. We are all deeply grateful for Swamiji’s teachings and His presence in our lives. We are already looking forward to His next visit! - Sudha
Friends and folks of Michigan were privileged to have Swamiji’s personal attention and coaching for 3-day “yoga refresher” camp held at the Beautiful Banquet Hall in the Bhartiya Temple in Troy Michigan.- Anil Lal
Swamiji has truly attuned Happiness at our newly started Happiness yoga Centre.
Moments spent with H. H. Swamiji are most precious and invaluable to us. -
Shaishav & Sunita
It is all divine grace that we could have Swamiji at our house. Discourse on Maha Mrityunjaya Manthra was eyes opening, especially about "Sughandhim" and "pushtivardhnam" words. -Durga Kanuru
Adhyatma Tour 2018 of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj commenced from Chicago on Sept 15, 2018. As always, Pujya Swamiji received a warm welcome by Naiks. His holy presence fills their hearts with unspeakable joy. They wait for these moments, even the Mogara flowers in their home waited for the full bloom for Swamiji's arrival and expressed joy in its own way with spreading sweet fragrance and making a natural Rangoli.
Adhyatma Tour is moving smoothly with Gurudev's grace & blessings. The programs at Chicago, Lorton (VA), Kula Kamal Ashram (Reading, PA), New Jersey, Houston, Little Rock (AR), Troy (MI) and Toledo are completed and the tour continues .......... to the rest of the centers namely Toronto, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago and to UK before concluding on Nov 30, 2018.
Highlights of the Tour are Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Hindu Temple OF Greater Chicago, Yoga Retreat by happiness Yoga Center, Janmasthami Celebrations at Kula Kamala Ashram, Jana yajana at Bharat Sevashram , NJ and more...... Pujya Swamiji's day typically starts early with morning yoga session, home satsangs, home visits, bhiksha to honor devotees' wishes, evening satsangs, special requests, press interviews, paying a visit to sick ones, prayer for depressed ones and more till the late at night most of the days. His Mission is service to humanity, service to known and unknown. HE has been continuously spreading the message of sages of the yore and sharing the spiritual wisdom and cultural & scientific heritage of India through Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation.
Yoga Retreat at HTGC, Chicago : ( Sept 15, 2018 - Sept 20, 2018)
Devotees group here in Chicago received, Pujya Swamiji with grate love &
devotion, as always. Five days here in Chicago were utilized fullest to the
benefits of maximum people of Swamiji's holy presence.
Pujya Swamiji's programs in Chicago began with Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. HTGC President Tilak Marwaha
Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Retreat was 0rganized by (HTGC) Sept 16, 2018 - Sept 20, 2018
Prasad Ji, a Yoga Chair writes, " Pujya Swamiji, all of us HTGC yoga students
and teachers are deeply honored and privileged to learn and re-learn many
teachings and lessons of yoga from you every year. Just in five days, You have
taught us Omkar, Brahmari,
Poonam Gupta, a director of Universal Spirit Yoga writes, "Universal Spirit Yoga center was blessed again by Pujya Swamiji's visit on Sep 15th. Swamiji beautifully explained how self-reflection on all our thoughts and actions is important to living at a conscientious level. How our actions impact and have a chain reaction on the entire universe. Self-reflection helps us physically as well as spiritually. Swamiji blessed and shared the simple meal prepared by the devotees. Everyone enjoys and appreciates his sense of humor, his simplicity and humility".
"Respected Swami Adhyatmanandaji - Mandir of Madison committee and Volunteer team members really appreciate Guruji's visit and blessings to every one every time he comes to USA. This time it was a special blessings of Lord Balaji's kalyanam & 1st Ratho Utsav. Special Thanks again for supporting Lord Balaji's 1st Ratho Utsav." - Smt. Majuji & Sri Jagdishji
A few home Satsang,
Yoga Retreat at Happiness Yoga Center (Lorton, VA) ( Sept 20, 2018 - Sept 25, 2018)
Om Namo Narayana !
Five days passed like a blink of eyes, in Swamiji’s “Sannidhya”. From Dawn
to late night, Wellness retreat kept us all on the toes. Fifteen Wellness
programs in Five days. Eleven at Happiness Yoga Centre, one at
Sanatan temple (Richmond, VA) and One at Durga temple (Fairfax) and two
additional programs of Yogasana practice. Evenings were flooded with
several home Satsang at devotees place.
Each program was every much successful and people admired full heartedly. All classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Happiness Yoga centre were jam packed. The hall was fully occupied with nearly fifty people. Even on weekdays, nearly thirty five - forty people attended the programs. One program was on Shat-Kriya when, Swamiji demonstrated Kunjar Kriya and we did Jalaneti. Many students tried it. It was fun time for all. As always, Swamiji made everyone laugh and made them happy.
Discourses at both temples were in Gujarati/ Hindi and got overwhelming response. Programs were followed by dinners sponsored by HYC. Nearly two hundred & fifty devotees attended satsang at Durga temple.
Many of our students and friends volunteered help us, their kind support, sponsorships and donations made all events successful. Programs were kept free to all but people expressed their deep gratitude to Swamiji for teaching them ancient knowledge of yoga & spirituality. We are very happy to see the people becoming flourishing Devotees of H. H. Swamiji and a solid foundation is shaping up in DC area. We wish to grow the community much bigger way in coming years. We feel it is all Swamiji's blessings.
Swamiji has truly attuned Happiness at our newly started Happiness yoga Centre. Moments spent with H. H. Swamiji are most precious and invaluable to us. In divine feet of Gurudev! Pranams ! - Sunita & Shaishav Shah
Kula Kamala Ashram: ( Sept 25, 2018 - Oct 2, 2018)
Om Namo Narayanaya ! It has been a blessing beyond words to have Swamiji with us this week. Every moment his words bring comfort and wisdom. Janmashtami was a tremendous event. Swamiji provided a vibrant heartfelt discourse and lead the beautiful bhajan for the community.
As always, Swamiji’s visit was full of love, laughter, education, devotion, and
sincerity. Swamiji’s darshan gives the gift of wisdom, clarity and deep
understanding to all those receiving. Swamiji’s talks on the Kena, Katha and
Mandukya Upanishad, and Bhagavad Gita, were full of practical insights and
spiritual guidance. Love filled each word He spoke and Truth was His message.
His bhajan were beautiful and inspired us all to experience the presence of
Divinity. Swamiji spoke to the community each night of His stay. On Saturday,
September 29, He spoke to the members of Berks Bhakti Yoga Group, about 350
people, as we co-facilitated a Janmashtami and Radhashtami celebration at the
ashram. Swamiji lit up the room with His narrative and with His heartfelt
Swamiji’s presence is especially meaningful to Sudha and Ed, as Ed continues his healing journey. Swamiji conducted homa and rituals and provided guidance for Ed and Sudha on their continued path of health, service, spirituality, and life. We are all deeply grateful for Swamiji’s teachings and His presence in our lives. We are already looking forward to His next visit!
In Service of All, - Sudha
New Jersey (North) (Oct 3, 2018 to Oct 4, 2018)
Om Namo Narayan! Chanran Vandan in Pujya SwamiJi's Lotus feet!!
Param Adarniya Pujya Swamiji's was in North New Jersey October 3rd and 4th.
During two days, Pujya Swamiji delivered spiritual discourse on the Subject of
Shree AshtaLaxmi Mahatmay at Shree Sanatan Mandir, Parsipaany, NJ.
As always small group of devotees at the mandir had a blissful time in the presence of Pujya SwamiJi. Temple trustee Sri Ajitbhai Kothari had picked this subject being Jigyasoo devotee.
All the devotees heard and learnt first time in the life what Shree Ashta Laxmi Ma is all about. Not only Her physical form but what is Her true spiritual and eternal form is, How praying to Ma Ashta Laxmi(es) would become "WAY OF LIFE" - What is the Philosophy and "Vendantic Tatva" behind each form of Ma Ashta Laxmi was explained in very simple words along with many real life examples that would touch devotees heart and mind. Everyone felt, two days are not enough for such a vast subject and also thanked Pujya Swamiji for His blessings and time spent in North NJ area.
During two days, Pujya Swamji also visited local devotees home (Smt. Urvi and Sonalben Desai as well as Smt. Niraj & Sri Pramod Bhagat) for Biksha and blessed them sharing life stories of Guru Bhgvaan Sri ShivanandJi Maharaj and Guru Bhgvaan Sri ChidanandJi Maharaj.
In His busy schedule, he did not forget to bless our daughter Ruchi by making a special phone call to her and made sure that young girl who is busy studying does not forget to pray to God and does perform daily routines living as a Good Hindu Citizen.
As a devotee and coordinator of NJ area program, Shah family is always thankful to him for giving opportunity of Seva and making us very tiny part of His gigantic work for betterment of humanity. We are truly blessed having him at our home. Very humbly we seek His continuous Blessings and Spiritual Guidance.
Amit and Tejal Shah Charan Vandan sah Hari AUM TATSAT JAI GURU DATTA!!
Bharat Sevashram Sangh (October 5, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018)
Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji was respectfully welcomed by Swami Amarnathananda Ji (Head of Bharat Sevashram Sangh in NJ) and by the devotees.
Every day the discourse was followed by Shiv Arati and blessing to everyone by
Overall, we had a very inspiring
Houston Program ( Oct 9, 2018 to Oct 16, 2018)
H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj arrived to Houston, Texas in the afternoon. Sri Harshadbhai Mehta of Katy, Texas had organized Satsang at their residence later in the evening. Swamiji gave discourse on meaning of Sravan-Bhadra-Aso, last three months of Hindu calendar. Swamiji explained the importance of listening to divine scriptures in the month of Sravan, then practicing the righteous conduct in Bhadra (of Bhadarvo) which was listened in Sravan. In the beginning of Aso, we observe Shradh, which is remembering our ancestors and the good deeds they did. Finally, we observe the Vrat of Navaratri worshiping goddess Adi Shakti for the success of all kinds.
On Oct 10, 2018 Sri Swamiji Maharaj visited BAPS temple of Houston. Swamiji had chance to meet with Shukmuni Swami of Atlanta who was substituting one of the Swamiji’s of Houston temple. Swamiji offered his prayers and performed Abhishek of Shri Nilkantha Bhagvan.
Oct 11, 2018 Dhaval Trivedi was family were happy to receive Pujya Swamiji's blessings on his 35 th birthday. Swamiji planted avocado and lemon trees at his home garden.
Pujya Swamiji's discourses on the subject of “Shakti Upasana Ka Raj Marg – Shri Durga Saptsati Ke Madhyam Se” at Shri Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir of Houston were inspiring to all during the Sacred Navaratri time on Oct 12 & Oct 13. This event was organized by the support of Gujarati Brahma Samaj of Houston and Shri Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir of Houston. Swamiji explained the true meaning of Navaratri and the eight forms of Ashtalakshmi. Swamiji discussed the various character of Durga Saptasati such as Dhumralochan, Chand, Mund and other Asuras as they relate to our daily life and our mind. The discourse was concluded each day with Swamiji performing Arati of Lord Shiva and Goddess Adishakti.
Two days of morning yoga work shop (Oct 13 & Oct 14 -
8.00 am to 9.30am) was organized by Swaminarayan Temple at ISSO. About thirsty
participants took the benefits of Yoga learning. Swamiji discussed the
importance of Omkara chanting and the breathing technique. Swamiji discussed the various pranayams and some
simple asanas.- Dhaval Trivedi
Little Rock, AR (Oct 16, 2018 to Oct 18, 2018): On Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 H. H. Swamiji Adhyatmanadaji arrived in Little Rock at around 5pm from Houston. Welspun Tubular LLC, a business company arranged a session 5.00pm to 6.30pm where, Swamiji talked on the subject of "stress management". It was attended by about 35 people. After that Swamiji did Tree Plantation at Welspun Tubular garden place.
On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 Swamiji visited BAPS in North Little Rock and ISCON Temple. Later in the afternoon, Swamiji visited Pinnacle Mountain,forest area where he meditated and spend his time with nature. In the evening, we had conducted satsang with Swamiji and discussed the value of the family life in today’s life.
Dussehra Puja, Pravachan, and 3-day “Yoga Refresher” Camp at Troy ( Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018)
Friends and folks of Michigan warmly welcomed Swami
Adhyatmanandaji in Troy, MI and were blessed to have Swamiji’s presence and
Pravachan for the Dussehra Holiday, and 3 day “Yoga-Refresher” camp, Swamiji was
also welcomed at the Bhartiya Temple in Troy Michigan, and in many houses for
the personal guidance session.
Swamiji presided over the Dussehra pooja among the friends and family of Troy Michigan. A beautiful celebration of Shri Ram’s victory over the evil and Ravan-Dahan/Fireworks and enlightened the Satsang with a delightful Pravachan on the Aditya-Hrudayam and Gayatri-Mantra. Swamiji researched the specific meaning of each stotra of Aditya-Hrudayam - the symbolism of Sun as the soul and the source of all life. Swamiji provided the Pravachan and learning to 60+ people assembled at the Lal’s residence.
Friends and folks of Michigan were also privileged to have Swamiji’s personal attention and coaching for 3-day “yoga refresher” camp held at the Beautiful Banquet Hall in the Bhartiya Temple in Troy Michigan. The camp was conducted on Friday-Saturday-and Sunday from 7:30 to 9AM. Swamiji emphasized again the importance of the Yoga and Pranayama in daily life.
Thanks to Swamiji from all our hearts for his visit this year to Troy, Michigan!- Anil & Meera Lal
Toledo (Oct 21, 2018 - Oct 24, 2018)
Pujya Swamiji graced the community of Toledo at the Hindu Temple of Toledo in Sylvania on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja celebrations on Sunday October 21st. This was a very lively and colorful celebration that we were fortunate to have Swamiji present for. Swamiji’s retreat program then started the same evening with discourses on the Upanishads (Kena, Katha, Mandukya). These were lively sessions, where Swamiji captivated us with his simple and practical explanation. In addition, Swamiji conducted Yoga and meditation workshops at The Hindu Temple of Toledo from Monday October 22 to Wednesday October 24 and focused on Pranayam and Meditation. Several community members benefitted from Swamiji’s presence and we look forward to his visit next year. - Rajesh Laugani
Toronto ( Oct 25, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018)
Om Namo Narayan!
From October 24, 2018 till October 29, 2018, Swamiji stayed at Whitby, at east end of
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) during which, several devotees invited Swamiji at
their home for Bhiksha and Satsang and got Swamiji's blessings.
On Oct 25, 2018 Asian Television Network (ATN) Channel's Canadian office at Markham invited Swamiji for an interview about Hindu heritage and festivals. Impressed by Swamiji's knowledge and charisma, Ms Kanta Arora from ATN requested to record more episodes and Swamiji obliged by recording three back to back episodes about Hindu festivals, Yoga and |Pranayams instead of pre-determined one episode. It was inspiring to see Swamiji's energy and grace in doing so.
On Oct 28, 2018 morning, Swamiji delivered lecture on 'How to get peace of mind' to a packed house at Sri Vrindavan Dhaam temple at Pickering. The head priest of Mandir Pandit Damodar Shashtriji received and honored Swamiji with flowers and gifts. Swamiji interacted with audience and involved children also during almost 90 minute lecture full of melodious kirtans and inspiring stories, which provided guide to peace and happiness. Mandir priests and trustees thanked and invited Swamiji to have bigger program during his next visit.
With best regards at holy feet of Shri Gurudev, Sevak, Mayur Upadhyay
From Kamleshbhai Dave
In the evening of Nov 28, 2018 Pujya Swamiji was very
warmly welcomed by the Priests and the audience at Hindu Heritage Center where
He delivered an elevating talk on “How to Get Piece of Mind” as decrypted by H.
H. Pujya Gurudev Swami Sivanandji Maharaj. Later on in the evening Swamiji
visited Swaminarayana Temple of BAPS where He performed Aarti. Holy presence and
talk by both the saints of Swaminarayana temple and of Swamiji made the evening
a “Light at Heart” to everybody present there. The Day next Swamiji was to Gur
Mandir, where was His enchanting explanation on Sunderkand. On Nov 2, 2018 was a
delighted, gracious enlightened night, whence Swamiji presided the Deepavali
event arranged by the Hindu Heritage Center. Expressing His wishes for Deepavali
and New year, Swamiji enumerated the values of knowledge of Veda and Upanishads.
By quoting some incidences from Mahabharat He shed light in the hearts
especially of young generation present. Swamiji’s presence itself was a
On Nov 3, 2018 Pujya Swamiji attended and addressed the event arranged at International Center, The hall was full by many saints, dignitaries and illumined audience, He was very happy and applauded the organizers for making efforts with the Government of Canada that in turn declared the month of November as Hindu Heritage Month. Swamiji briefly explained the eighteen ITIES of Pujya Gurumaharaj and explained the audience of values of “simplicity, veracity, non-irritability, regularity, magnanimity, charity, generosity" etc, further saying that these ITIES as professed by Guru Maharaj are very essence of Hinduism and manhood. Swamiji also insisted to go for Indian food always, to value the culture which they have inherited and always should perform Prayers for Almighty God jointly with all family members, should converse in Mother language at home and should read the literature of Mother tongue.
In the evening Swamiji was chief guest at the celebration organized to honour the iron person of India Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd Birthday occasion, arranged by Indian Public Affairs Council of Canada. Swamiji highlighted the incidences of simplicity, service to nation etc. of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. That He was a real Vaisnavjan, Tyagi in himself, an ideal first Home Minister of the Nation. He lived and breathed for Nation and unity. Bringing all, the then ruling Princes under one umbrella was His biggest achievement for the Nation. He held strong decisive power.His simple way of living was such that he cared not to wear a robe of thatches. He continued his presentation to the judicial court, ignoring the message received during the time, of demise of his wife, was his unparallel duty and he won the case. Accumulated nothing but only had a balance of only RS.265/ in his account on his death. He did not entertain his grandson, who had been to him to Delhi simply to enjoy, but was sent back home. What a loss to the Nation of such dutiful, unattached person!!
During his stay in the town, He was requested by many aspirants and families to Bless them by His visits to their homes. Untiringly Swamiji blessed each and every invitee ignoring His physical pains. On Nov 4, 2018 Swamiji left for U.S. to further spread the messages of Guru Maharaj and of Holy scriptures of India. The time Swamiji devoted to Toronto - GTA was extraordinarily an illuminative time as much as of day long bright Sun.
"Hari OM! We are very happy and feel blessed for Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandji came to our place. During Satsang with him we got knowledge about Gaytri Mantra and power of Gaytrimantra. Swamiji's simple way to interact with people was heart touching. Tanisi, my daughter was also showed her curiosity about Gaytri Mantra. During temple visit, Swamiji's wisdom sharing that happiness is within you inspired us to be happy and we feel rejuvenated." - Neelu Upadhyay
Minneapolis ( Nov 4, 2018 - Nov 7, 2018)
OM Namo Narayan ! On his first visit to state of Minnesota Pujya Swamiji was welcomed by Smita and Pranav Kumar. On the day of arrival Sunday, November 4 th Swamiji attended Sabha at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Brooklyn Center, MN. Swamiji talked about service of Pramukh Swami Mahraj and Mahant Swami Maharaj. Swamiji emphasized on removing ‘dhambh’ (hypocrisy) in our daily life. He reiterated importance of ‘Seva’, Service to known and unknown and never miss an opportunity to do Seva .
On auspicious day of Dhanteras, Monday, November 5, 2018
Laxmi puja was guided by Swamiji at residence of Smita and Pranav Kumar. Swamiji
elaborated on importance of ‘Sri Sutkam’ after Laxmi puja. He also talked about
Sri Astha Laxmi: Sri Adi Laxmi, Sri Dhanya Laxmi, Sri Dhairya Laxmi, Sri Gajja
Laxmi, Sri Santaan Laxmi, Sri Vijay Laxmi, Sri Vidya Laxmi, and Sri Dhan Laxmi.
Swamiji gave various examples to become better human being.
On the day for Kali Chaudas, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at residence of Sri Dharmesbhai and Manishaben Shah Shri Ghantakarna Mahavir Havan was performed. Swamiji talked about Havan (sacred fire ceremony) one is offering sacrificial ingredients, but at same time one should be burning inner bad qualities thus you become purified. Once you burn your bad qualities that is a Deepavali celebrations in a real sense. We feel blessed to get opportunity to be with Pujya Swamiji during the Diwali time. - Darshan Patani
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