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News & Activity report for the Month of August 2016

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Holy Shravan Month Celebration (Aug 3, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016)  - Holy Shravana month was celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion in the worship of Lord Shiva at Sri Vishvanath Mahadev temple here at the Ashram. During this month Rudrabhishek and special Pooja were performed. Devotees participated in Savalkshya Bilva patras Archna, Abhishekatmak Laghurudras performed at Holy Shrine on each Monday during the Shravan month.

Sri Shiv Puran Katha by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during Shravan Month, Daily 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Sri Ashta Lakshmi-Adishakti Peeth was a special treat for devotees, they came from far & wide to listen to Shiv Mahima by Sri Swamiji Maharaj. On Aug 30, 2016 amavasya day,  Shiv Puran Katha was concluded ceremoniously which was followed with next day Homatmak Laghurudra and Bhandara. About thousand devotees were served Mahaprasad.

Krishna Jayanti Utsav (Aug 25,  2016): Sri Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated with great devotion. Lord Sri Krishna’s Prakatya Ustav was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Sri Ashta Lakshmi Adi Shakti Peeth. Bhakti Sangeet by  Dr. Sri Vasavda ji's Gunjan group filled Ashram's air with Divine vibrations just before Sri Lalaji's pragtya at midnight. Devotees were dancing & chanting at the time of birth of Lord Sri Krishna. All the devotees had Darshan of Sri Lalaji in the decorated cradle. 

Honoring sincere request of program Executive of Door Darshan, Gujarati Television Center (Govt. of India, Ahmedabad),  Sri SwamiJi Maharaj went to Dwarka for running commentary during Janmashtami utsav of Lord Sri Krishna at Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka.

 Independence day of India,  Aug 15, 2016 was celebrated and Flag hoisting was done by Sri Swamiji Maharaj at the ashram in the morning. In the evening, honoring an invitation, Sri Swamiji attended  social gathering at Gandhinagar held on the occasion of Independence Day.  Honorable Mr. Kohliji, Governor of Gujarat and ResPected Sri Vijay Rupani, Chief  Minister of Gujarat as well as Army, Air force, Naval, Police Chief of Gujarat all graced the occasion.

Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebration continues..........

Sri Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebrations commenced from Sept 24, 2015 with three days satsang programs and a ground breaking ceremony to commence construction of Swami Chidananda Centenary Memorial Yoga Bhawan by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji in holy company of Mahatmas at Sivananda Ashram Ahmedabad.

 Since then, under the the guidance of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandajij one after the other the planned programs, Satsangs, Jnan Yajana, distribution of Sivananda & Chidananda literature - new book release "Prakash Punj", Yoga & Meditation camps,  "Chidananda Smruti Pravachan" series in India and abroad by Pujya Swamiji, Chidananda Yoga DVD release, Youth programs, Seva projects, Centenary Celebration Tour (to USA, UK & Canada) of Sri Swamiji Maharaj, Construction of Chidananda Yoga Bhawan, Medical camp, food & grain distribution, feeding to under privileged, Srimad Bhagawat Katha, Shiva-Puran Katha , Gita Jnana Yajana (Bhagavad Gita -18 chapters) by Pujya Swamiji on Vyasaasan and more......went on in great enthusiasm through out the year here at the Ashram. 

Now, the grand culmination of Centenary Celebration with a week long satsang programs & inauguration of Chidananda Yoga Bhawan ........ from Sept 17, 2016  to  Sept 24, 2016. Be a part of this historic & memorable event and feel blessed !  All are humbly invited.............
 

H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's Satsang & Tours during the Month of July - August 2016

Chidananda Centernary Celebration Tour 2016 of H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji to USA, Canada & UK (from June 22, 2016 - July 31, 2016) was concluded on Aug 1, 2016. Devotees here in the West expressed their love, joy & gratitude in their own ways to be a part of this memorable event. 

Swamiji's Tour Commenced from Chicago, took him to Troy (MI), Toledo (Oh), Charlotte (NC),  Atlanta (GA), Bloomington (IN), Toronto (Canada), Houston (TX), New Jersey (NJ), Reading (Philadelphia) and then at UK.

The highlights of the tour is Centenary Celebrations of Brother Monks Gurumaharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and H. H. Sri Swami Swami Chinmayanandaji Maharaj at Chicago, Chinmaya Mission at Atlanta and Chinmaya Mission at Houston, Mandir Mahotsv at Bharatiya Temple, Troy (MI), Yoga Teachers Training at Kul-kamala Ashram, a story of a devotee's offering of a Thepla (Indian roti) Thal and more.....  Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji released a booklet “Divinity - Chidananda Thy Name” commemorating the birth centenary of Pujya Swami Chidanandaji at Atlanta. Chidananda Sevashram brought out this booklet which displays the life and teachings of Swamiji in pictures and words. An impressive documentary was shown on the saintly personality of Pujya Swami Chidanandaji.

During the short stay in UK, Swamiji attended program at Anoopam Mission (Uxbridge) Bristol, Croidance, Sutton Surrey and more....  He was invited by Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangathan of UK.

Here' we share a few sentiments of devotees................. 

"It was indeed a joy to be a part of most memorable event of Jalaram Mandir Pranpratishta Mahotsav. That day, Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj ignited a special spark and created a big momentum with HIS holy presence & Kirtan. It reminded of the ecstatic site (that is read in the book) of Kirtan by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprbhu !" - sevak

"We have been and continued to be blessed by His presence in our life and His teachings. Wherever Swami-Ji goes, Love is there. Peace is there. Joy is there. God is there. We are better people as a result of His sharing of the Light."- Sharon Alitt 

“Being in His presence brings feelings of love, kindness, calmness… his knowledge, history and experience allow me to walk away with the tools I need to continue my journey toward becoming a Yogi.” -  a devotee  << More>>

Mumbai(Aug 1, 2016): On arrival to Mumbai, Swamiji  visited "Vimark plus",  a newly opened business house of Smt. Vishakha and Sri. Maulesh Pota.

Also, Swamiji paid his visit to Suchak family. They lost loving member of the family,  Brigadier Amresh R. Prasad.  Swamiji conducted prayer for the departed soul for his eternal peace and consoled his wife Poonam Prasad Mataji. 

Gandhinagar (Aug 7, 2016): A grand oath ceremony function for newly elected Chief Minister and his elite team was organized in presence of dignitaries of political world from Delhi &  saints and sages of Gujarat. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj also was invited to grace the occasion. Before and after taking oath, Mr. Vijay Rupani, elected new Chief Minister of Gujarat received blessings from all saints individually.

Chharodi (Aug 12, 2016) : On the start of new batch of Bachelor in Business Administration at Nirma University welcome function was organized and Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to welcome these new young citizens of India. Swamiji gave inspiring speech and talk about the ethics from Indian ancient scripture.

 Ahmedabad (Aug 21, 2016) : "Sadvichar Parivar", a well recognized institute has organized "Smt. Bina Shreyas Pandya memorial health lecture series", the goal is the public health awareness for preventable diseases. The first lecture on the series was on Aug 21st 2016. Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj inaugurated the function. Dr. Mukund Mehta, Dr. Hemant Patel and others experts doctors. Dr. Pankaj Shah, executive director of cancer hospital, Ahmedabad conducted the function.

Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj attended Vedant Dairo organized by followers of late H.H. Sri Swami Dayanandaji Maharaj. Revered Sri Swami Viditatmanandaji Maharaj of TATVA TIRTH graced the occasion.

Vidisha (Bhopal, MP) Aug 22, 2016 : Respected Vice Chancellor Mr. Yagneshwar Shastri invited Revered  Swamiji Maharaj to preside over for concluding ceremony of weeklong celebration of National Integration week. Sri Swamiji Maharaj added patriotic spirit and spoke to be loyal and faithful to nation. Sri Swamiji said, “ Be true to thy own self, until we are not loyal to our own self, we can’t be loyal to the nation. So, love your nation. Nation first and self is last or least. May you all be ideal citizens of Mother India. May Hanuman, Nachiketa be your icon to enrich your life !

Om Shanti !

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