Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad

News & Activity report for the Month of April 2016

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 Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj Continues ..........Be a part of the Celebration and Be Blessed

Even in hot scorching days of April in Ahmedabad, Sivananda Parivar at the Ashram were in festive and joyful spirit with peaceful breeze of Divine as one after the another Mangal Utsav, Satsang programs, Mahatmas's darshan - blessings and Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj continued.....

Chaitra Vasant Navratri  & Ramnavami Utsav (April 8, 2016 -April 15, 2016)  was celebrated in the ashram’s temple with great enthusiasm and devotion. Sri Ramcharit Navanha Parayan was recited everyday, led by devotees and Sri Kamlesh Shastri ji. Culmination was on Holy Sri Ram Navami satsang on April 15, 2016 with special archana, arati and prasad in Sri Ram – Hanuman temple.

H. H. Shankaracharyaji of Goverdhan Math Puri, Srimat Swami Nishchalanandaji Maharaj’s evening satsang was organized at the Ashram on April 5, 2016. A large number of devotees attended this memorable event. Saints and sages from all over Gujarat graced the occasion.

YTTC (April 12, 2016 - May 5, 2016) Yoga Teachers Training camp was organized for a special group of twenty one Yoga teachers from Sivananda Yoga Studio, Taipei(Taiwan) under leadership of Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and Yogi James Lo, President of Yoga and Sports Federation of Taiwan.

Hanuman Jayanti (April 22, 2016) : Holy Sri Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated with Maruti Yajna and puja, archana at Sri Ram-Hanuman temple of Sivananda Ashram.

On April 29, 2016 16th annual Brahmotsava of Sri Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan & Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir was celebrated with Navachandi Yajna, Maha Arti & Garba at night. About 750 devotees were served maha prasad in the evening.

On April 30, 2016 in the evening kathak dance performance directed by Dr. Neha Shukla of Mudra School from Jamnagar enchanted the audience.

Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh ( May 1, 2016) Annual meeting: May 1, 2016 Annual convention of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh was organized from 3 pm to 7 pm. More than 400 members from all over Gujarat attended this memorable event. It started with prayers & Guru Vandana and Sri Arun Oza, a trustee of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh welcomed all and special guests. Mr. Harivadan Antani ( DLS, Rajkot) Mr. Ashwin Pancholi ( DLS, Surendranagar ), Mr. Pramod Desai ( DLS, Bharuch and Ankleshwar ) presented brief report of their activities. Prof. Jay Vasavada from Saurashtra University, Sri Bhagyesh Jha and H. H. Sri Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji Maharaj of Sri Ramkrishna Mission of Baroda  gave very inspiring discourses in convention. At night, Sangeet Ratna Mr. Aniket Khandekar presented Indian classical vocal music.

The highlight of the evening on May 2, 2016 was a grand performance of a musical Mono Play "SOORDAS" by famous Sri Mr. Shekhar Sen ji.  Thanks to Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy, Gandhinagar. Sri Swamiji Maharaj very gracefully, felicitated Mr. Shekhar Sen ji. Also Dr. Tejas Patel (Cardiologist) and Yogi James Lo, President, Yoga and Sports Federation of Taiwan were honored with the title of Natya Ratna Chudamani, Manav Bhushan ,Yoga Ratna respectively. President of Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy and very imminent people attended the function.

Birthday celebration of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji (May 3, 2016): With deep devotion and enthusiasm devotees at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, celebrated 72nd the birthday of their beloved  Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. As always, it was celebrated in a spiritual way with more Japa, Meditation and in the presence Holy Saints on May 3, 2016. The day began with group prayers in early morning which followed a special felicitation program by morning yoga attendees. Sri Swamiji Maharaj distributed prasad to all students.

After paying homage at the shrine of Sri Gurudev at Chidananda Dhyan Mandir, Sri Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhawan, Sri Rama Hanuman Temple & Sri Vishwanath Temple, Sri Swamiji Maharaj joined the devotees in  "Guru Paduka Pujan" & "Aayushya Homam" which continued till mid-day. At mid-day a delicious lunch was served to hundreds of the Daridranarayana in underserved area of the town. At the ashram hundreds of devotees were served Mahaprasad.

 Saints & Acharya of many organization  present on the evening function and honored Pujya Swamiji Maharaj.

Evening was graced by Saints  & Acharya from Sri Krishna temple, Sri Jagannath temple, Gita Mandir, Church, Mosque, Gurudwara and from Brahma Kumaris. Mayor of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Sri Gautam Shah awarded certificates to all teachers of 37 th Advanced Yoga teachers Training Course from Taipee, Taiwan. At night, artists of Nrutya Bharti presented Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance recital. It earned praise of all. The evening function continued in festive mood and culminated in guided meditation by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj at midnight. Thus the whole day's celebrations concluded very late at night. 

Satsang Programs & Tours of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of March 2016

Sarkhej (April 1, 2016): On April 1, 2016 Founder President of Bharati Ashram, Mahamandaleshwar Sri Swami Vishwambhar Bharatiji’s 87 th happy birth day was celebrated at His Sarkhej Ashram. Pujya swamiji graced the function. Sri Karshanbhai Patel of Nirma University and other dignitaries were attended the function. Newly constructed Senior citizen home was inaugurated on this occasion. It was followed by feeding to poor.

Ahmedabad (April 3, 2016): Inaugural ceremony of Global Hospital in the West Ahmedabad was graced by Pujya Swamiji and  Sri Rameshbhai Oza. There were many saints and Acharya of religious organizations also graced the occasion.

On April 17, 2016  Devotees at Tatva Tirth Institute of Vedant Learning celebrated Spiritual head H.H. Sri Swami Viditatmanandaji Maharaj's 78th Birthday. Pujya Swamiji Maharaj with group of devotees went and greeted him.

On April 17, 2016 in the evening J. G. School of Performing Arts organized a get together of all dancers from all over Gujarat. Senior dance teachers namely, Padma Bhushan Kaumidini Lakhia, Padma Sri Mallika Sarabhai, Smt. Ilakshiben Thakor,  Mr. Menon of Mudra School of Arts and few other prominent people attended the function. Mr. John Geeverghese, Owner of YMCA Ahmedabad was guest of honour.  Pujya Swamiji's inspiring speech bringing the essence of unity.

Vadodara (April 19, 2016) upon the news of sickness of Sri Upendrabhai Purohit, past General Secretary of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh, Sri Swamiji went to Vadodara to see him at the hospital. A prayer was offered for his good health and early recovery and he did heal quickly, now doing well.

On April 26, 2016 Ninth Brahmotsava of Sri Sri Balaji temple of Gandhinagar was celebrated very ceremoniously. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj with group of ashram devotees attended the ceremony.

 

Upcoming program at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad.

21st Patotsava of Sri Vishwanath Mahadev Temple ( May 20), 2016)

Upcoming  37 th YTTC  ( May 21, 2016 -  June 9, 2016) ( Reg Form)

785 th Yoga, Meditation & Pranayam camp ( May 23, 2016 - June 2, 2016)

Yoga training program in Blind School, School of Handicapped Children and Homes of Senior Citizens (June 3, 2016 - June 20, 2016).

International Yoga Day (June 21, 2016) : All general classes as well as Blind, Handicapped and Senior Citizens Yoga class at the Ashram. A special 2 hours Yoga session for H. E. Governor and members of Governor house.

Om Shanti !

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