Navaratri Festival ( Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 11, 2016): Navaratri festival at the Ashram is a spiritual treat indeed for the devotees. Entire nine days a special worship of Sri Maa continued at the Ashram. Devotees joined for the holy chanting of Gita Parayan in the forenoon and Sri Durga Saptasati Parayan in the afternoon. Nights were rejoiced in traditional Devi worship (Garba) in praise Maa by devotees.
On astami day, (eight day) of the Navaratri a special worship with Havan, Kanya Poojan were performed to young girls. on Vijaya Dashami was celebrated with Vidyarambhanam (recitation from all ancient and modern traditional holy scriptures). Educational materials were distributed for school going kids at the culmination of program.
Garba was a great attraction at every night and mammoth crowd participated every day. On second day of Navaratri senior citizens of Ahmedabad visited Sivananda Ashram and joined for Garba. Educational materials were distributed for school going kids at the culmination of program.
Shodashi of H.H. Sri Swami Gurusevanandaji Maharaj
Most worshipful and Revered Sri Swami Gurusevanandaji Maharaj’s (99 yr.old) shodashi was performed in presence of holy saints and sages. Revered Swamiji Maharaj was initiated by Most Worshipful & Revered Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj in 1952. Revered Swamiji Maharaj served as a Director of Agriculture (Govt. of Gujarat). For the last twelve years, HE was inmate of Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. HE enjoyed entire centenary celebration of worshipful Gurudev Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. On holy ninth day of Navratri HE breathed HIS last in the hands of Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj with holy chant of "Satyan Jnanam Anantam Brhahma" , What a holy & peaceful departure!
Last rites of Revered Swamiji were performed in the presence of large number devotees at the Ashram in the evening of Oct 10, 2016. HIS holy presence was an assets to the ashram, His departed Soul has rested in Supreme! Om Shanti.
Satsang & Tours of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of October 2016
Koluttur (Calicut, Kerala) Oct 1, 2016 Advait ashram, Shankar Mutt of Koluttur (Calicut – Kerala) commenced its silver jubilee year celebration with great enthusiasm. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to grace the occasion. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was given warm welcome at Calicut Airport and was received at the ashram in grand traditional way with Purna Kumbham and music of temple orchestra in the midst of mammoth crowd. A procession with elephants, royal canopies, thousands joined the miles long procession with Hari Nam Kirtan! It was wonderful moments to witnessing eyes!
Evening Public meeting commenced at 5.00 pm and continued up to 2 am in the morning. Saints and Sages from far and wide graced the occasion. Cabinet minister from Central Government, Delhi as well from Kerala Government and number of members of Parliament addressed the gathering. Crowd was thrilled with classical singing and dancing, H. H. Sri Swami Chidananda Puriji Maharaj, founder President of the Advait ashram thanked everyone for their generous sharing of time and kind presence.
At Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad (Oct 2, 2016)
On Oct 2, 2016 a special function was organized on Mahatma Gindhiji's (Bapuji) birth anniversary day jointly by Gandhi Ashram and daily NavGujarat Samaya. After the prayer, number of prominent figures were honored for their praise worthy work for uplifting India’s culture, literature, economy and development of the nation . Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to honor them. They were Mr. Sam Pitroda, Mr. Gunvant Shah, Mr. P. K. Laheri (IAS), Mr. Paresh Raval, film actor as well a member of parliament, Padma Sri Dr. Tejas Patel, a leading cardiologist and other dignitaries.
Sri Swamiji Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj rushed to Kocharab ashram of Pujya Mahatma Gandhiji. Being His birthday in function jointly organized by Gandhi Ashram and leading daily Nav Gujarat Samaya, a great honor was given to number of prominent figures whose contribution to do very sincerely in the uplifting of India’s culture, literature, economy and development of the nation. Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to honor them. They were Mr. Sam Pitroda, Mr. Gunvant Shah, Mr. P. K. Laheri (IAS), Mr. Paresh Raval, film actor as well member of parliament, Padma Sri Dr. Tejas Patel, a leading cardiologist and more.
In the evening Revered Swamiji graced the grand Navaratri festival at YMCA.
November 5, 2016 was a observance of people with disabilities. Revered Swamiji visited famous Health Care and Polio Centre of Ahmedabad and spent time with handicapped children brought cheers to them. Revered Swamiji's address to their parents was energy giving to them. HE said serve them with love and patient and feel that you are serving the Lord. You are the chosen one that is why you have him/her at your home.
At Vidisha , MP (Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 21, 2016)
Sanchi University of Buddhist Indic studies organized 4th International Dharma Dhamma conference ( Oct 19, 2016 - Oct 21, 2016) on Dharma and Polity at famous Vijnan Bhavan of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). Respected Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr. Shivrajsinhji Chauhan inaugurated the conference and H. E. Governor of Madhya Pradesh Sri O. P. Kohliji graced the concluding ceremony. More than 200 learned scholars from different countries like UK, USA, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Malaysia, Australia and India attended three days conference. There were six plenary sessions and twelve technical sessions in which 192 papers were submitted and read out by scholars. Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj chair 3rd plenary session on second day on Oct 20, 2016 in the forenoon 9.00am to10.30am. The central theme of the conference 'Dharma and polity' aims to focus the integrated approach of dharma and polity to develop a state based on social well brings. The conference aimed to focus on Dharma being the guiding principle for polity globally and exploring shared values to strengthen democracies world wide. Entire function reminded ancient of court of King Janak where sage Yajnavalkya, Shandilya or Kanad to speak and share the wisdom.
Evenings were filled with cultural programs staged drama "Hastinapur" Bharat Natyam dance ‘Bali Vadh’ and more. Dinners were hoisted by Chief Minister and Vice Chancellor of University. Jnan Yajna was concluded with peace prayers.
All are invited to a grand Lakshmi Poojan on holy Dhanteras, on Oct 28, 2016. Deepavali Annakut offering to Maa Sri Ashta Lakshmi on Oct, 30 2016.
We pray for blissful Deepavali and Happy New Year to all.
786 Yoga, Pranayam & Meditation camp under holy presence and guidance of Yogacharya H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj from Monday 28th November to 07th of December.
38th Residential Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) from Dec 11, 2016 to Dec 30, 2016. (Enroll & send your registration form)
Holy Dattatreya Jayanti (Dec 13, 2016), Worship 9.30am to 11-30 am at Sri Dattatreya Temple. All are invited to join us.
Om Shanti !
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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