Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad

News & Activity report for the month of  May 2015

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Spiritual festivity continued with Navachandi Yajana and worship of  Maa Sri Ashtalaxmi on April 29, 2015 and concluded with Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's 71 st Birthday celebration on May 3, 2015. 

Annual function of Sivananda Ashram was celebrated in satsang with saints. Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh’s annual gathering was attended by the members from all over Gujarat . At night, Sri Swami Chidananda Birth Centenary Memorial lecture by Sadhu Brahmaviharidasji Maharaj of BAPS on the subject “ Swami Chidananda, an apostle of Peace “ was attended by mammoth gathering. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s 71st Birth celebration on May 3, 2015 continued up to late early morning of May 4, 2015.

34th YTTC through SIVA (May 10, 2014 – May 30, 2014): Yoga Teacher Training Course program commenced with grace of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Twenty students from Gujarat, Italy, USA, Ludhiana , Spain  attended three weeks of residential Yoga Teachers Training Course. The subjects covered were Patanjal Yoga Sutra, Yogasana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Mudras, Bandha, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Gita, Ayurveda, relevant anatomy, diet, yoga psychology, yoga Management etc by a team of experts in the field in a well structured time slots. 200 hrs of yoga education was credited to the completion of course. At concluding of the course, exam were held and certificates were awarded by Pujya Swamiji Maharaj at award ceremony held on May 29, 2015. Entire course received a remarkable appreciation by students.They expressed their genuine feelings of learning of yoga in these twenty days here at Sivananda Ashram that, so far we knew just yoga as stretching exercise and mastering them, but teachings has opened a new avenue of Yoga Science. This course has given us inner light to live and lead a real Yoga way of life. Ms. Marta Guadalupe Moreno De La Santa Nieto of Spain scored maximum credit for her graceful performance. A special memento was presented to her.

Function was concluded with great feelings of satisfaction to all. Mr. Roopa Majmudar, Joint Secretary of the Ashram conducted the program. As always, Mrs. Poonamben Thawani was working behind the scene silently taking care of many things and minor details for the smooth course of YTTC. She received a huge applause by all for her unconditional devotion and dedication.

21st Anniversary celebration of Sri Vishwanath Mahadev Temple( May 20, 2014): Early morning traditional Shodashopachar was offered to Lord Vishvanath by priest &  Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Large numbers of devotees joined in  sacred Homatak Laghurudra Havan with Vedic hymns chanting in the forenoon. It concluded with offering final oblation to Yagna Narayan & Maha-Arti by Sri Swamiji. Bhandara followed and about four hundred fifty people had Mahaprasad.

Satsang & Tour of H.H. Sri swami Adhyatmanandaji MAharaj During the Month of May 2015

Ambaji, Khedbrahma, Ramnagar Kampo ( May 4, 2015).  Devotees came from Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, South India, Delhi and from all over Gujarat for ashram’s annual function. A devotee group also had pilgrimage to Ambaji, Khdebrahma and Ramnagar Kampoo with Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj on early  morning and returned back to ashram  by evening. 

Indore & Ujjain (May 5, 2015 - May 8, 2015) Holy and Happy Birth day of most worshipful and Revered Sri Sri Maa Anandamayi Maa was celebrated with great devotion, deep sense of divine spirit at Sri Maa Anandamayi Ashram, Indore. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to preside over the function and grace the occasion, by H. H. Sri Kedar Babaji, the President of Sri Anandamayi Ashram, Indore. Swamij’s satsang was mid morning every day from 10 am -12 pm HE shared his divine memories with Sri Sri Maa.

 Sri Swamiji attended and conducted grand gathering of Sri Hariom Yoga group of Indore Yoga lovers. Sri Swamiji conducted special satsang also at Sri Parmananda Bhandar. Also program was arranged by Door Darshan Television Channels of Government of India. Sri Swamiji had holy darshan of Sri Harsiddhi Mataji and Lord Mahakaleshwar Temple at late night. Sri Suresh Bhatiaji, a devotee from Ujjain arranged Sri Swamiji's yatra to Ujjain.

" Sivananda Yoga DVD" recording (May 9, 2015) : After coming back from Indore, Sri Swamiji Maharaj spent, whole day for recording of  Sivananda Yoga DVD.

Sri Chidananda Birth Centenary Yoga DVD is a creation of Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh to commemorate Birth Centenary celebration of Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. It is a complete guide for  the beginners as well as experts. It contains 84 Yoga postures. It is like Yoga Teachers comes to your home.

It is filled with systemic, scientific and yet simple methods of yoga teaching by  H.H. Swami Adhyamanandaji, who has been teaching yoga for over last four  decades and has conducted more than 770 Yoga camps around the globe. Pujya Swamiji has trained thousands of students in Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation through  yoga Camps and Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) through SIVA (Sivananda Institute of Vendanta -Yoga Academy), who themselves are teaching others. Swamiji is a born teacher of international repute and author of many books on Yoga. A "must possess" treasure for not only Yoga lovers but for everyone.

 Mandal (May 10, 2015) Most worshipful and late Revered Sri Mandal Swamiji Maharaj was known for his service to mankind and animals. Last year, Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj had laid foundation stone for Free Eye Hospital. On May 10, 2015 Sri Swamiji inaugurated this wonderful Centre of Selfless Service and an abode of  Service beyond Self. The President, State Development Corporation and former Health Minister, Sri Jayprakash Narayan also graced the occasion. In his short speech, Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj said, “ Rev. Mandal Bapu was an embodiment of service. He was oozing only love and love through his divine bosom. From head to heart,  a man of total purity and transparency. Many big people of the corporate, social and government organizations came to him for his advice and blessings. Revered Mandal Bapu’s relation with The Divine Life Society is almost four decades old. Dr. Adhvaryuji, the President of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh and trustee of H. Q. The Divine Life Society, Shivanandanagar, Rishikesh, organized number of free Eye Care Operation Camps here as per Revered Mandal Bapu’s wish". Tree plantation was done by Sri Swamiji Maharaj in the hospital compound. 

Gandinagar (May 18, 2015) Honorable Minister for Education, Government of Gujarat, Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama organized a meeting at Sachivalay for having views of like-minded people who are involved in Yoga activity. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was honored and recognized for HIS service to humanity and yoga teaching all over the globe.

 Ahmedabad (May 24, 2015)  A grand Yoga session was organized at ashram premises where hundreds of Yoga lovers joined with enthusiasm two hours long program. Door Darshan, Govt. of India’s television channel made a recording of it. It will be telecasted on June 21, 2015, as Sri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has declared  June 21st " International Yoga Day". Thanks to Sri Pankaj Chauhan for this great treat. 

 Nadiyad (May 25, 2015) Mrs. Kundanben Dinsha Patel hostel for Nursing School run by Mahagujarat Medical Society. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to inauguration ceremony. Hostel has capacity for boarding four hundred students. It is very spacious and comfortable with library, kitchen, dining Hall and counseling facilities with proper councellor. 

H. H. Sri Swami Haridasji Maharaj of famous Sri Santram Mandir also graced the occasion. In his maiden speech, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj said that Sri Dinsha Patel is unique person. He is a man with green thumb. He has nectar in his hand. Wherever his kind and generous touch comes, things bloom. Earlier Nadiad city was only known for its Santram and Mai Mandir as well for bhusu (snack). But, in five decades of sincere and hard working with dedication and devotion, Mr. Dinsha Patel has made Nadiad a hub of higher education and excellent medical services and hence sick people come from all over the globe for kidney, heart and eye and orthopedic treatments. This was Mr. Dinsha Patel’s 79th happy birth day. Sri Swamiji honored him by tying a turban on his head and singing rhymes from vedas for his excellent health, long life and many many more years of selfless service to the mankind. 

On May 30, 2015  YTTC concluded with farewell function in festive spirit.   

Om Shanti!

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