News & Activity Report for the Month of July 2017

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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Guru Purnima Utsav  (July 8, 2017) : Holy Guru Purnima was celebrated in great reverence and devotion at Sri Swami Chidananda Yoga-Dhyan Mandir. About six hundred and fifty devotees joined in satsang and Guru Paduka Pujan. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj showered HIS blessings through Skype from Anoopam Mission at Florida, USA. "Guru Paduka Pujan is a ancient tradition since the time of Lord Sri Rama. Paduka Pujan is not a Pujan of any individual soul, it is Pujan of the God", HE said. May the blessings of our Revered Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, Guru Bhagwan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and all the saints of our ancient time be with us always! All devotees were overjoyed to have Pujya Swamiji's satsang and blessings. Thanks to a devote couple, Sri Shaishav & Smt. Sunita for arranging timing & coordination etc. They, a members of Sivananda Parivar have recently moved to America and came to Swamiji's Yoga & Spiritual Retreat organized by Anoopam Mission, Florida to be with Pujya Swamiji from Washington DC.

Gurupurnima Utsav was concluded with Maha Prasad served to all the devotees at the Ashram.

A special satsang and Paduka - pujan was organized on 54 th Mahasamadhi Aradhana day of Srimat Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj at Sivananda Ashram and large numbers of devotees participated in puja. The satsang concluded with distribution of Prasad to all. 

Holy Shravan Month celebration began on July 24, 2017 with puja - archana of Sri Vishwanath Mahadev and Shiv Puran Katha at Sivananda Ashram. Sri Vishwanath temple has been crowded with the devotees offering Lord Vishwanath Rudrabhishek, Shodashopachars, Rudripath, Prathiveshwar Pooja, Prahar Pooja, offering Bilva patra and more.....and will continue during entire Shravan month. 
pecial Sringar Darshan will also be arranged during the entire month.

As always, all other activities of the Ashram like Annadan, Narayan seva, Yoga classes, Satsang – Swadhyay, Pujas were carried out during the month of July. 

 
Sivanand Ashram 's contribution for flood relief Operation
 
We have motivated the students of different schools to contribute Dal-Rice, and accordingly the students had brought minimum 1 kg. of food material from their home. More than 10 schools had actively participated, and in all 3.2 tons (3200 kg.) ‘rice and pulse’ were collected. Yog-shala, Science City Road, Ahmedabad contributed 1410 kg of wheat flour (Aata), and other individuals have also donated in all 400 kg wheat floor (aata) consisting packets of 5 or 10 kg. In all 130 people contributed wheat flour (Aata). Over and above NSS volunteers from L.D. Engineering College were also actively associated with Sivanand Ashram and they also collected 1.5 ton food material like packet foods, Shukhdi, Khakhra, clothes and tooth brushes.

 In all more than 2900 students contributed the food material. The collected material as stated above were sent by truck to Deesa, Banaskantha where the Samast Mahajan has its Co-ordination centre, especially occupied for the relief mission where the volunteers are working round the clock. Six students of L.D. Engineering College went along with material on 14.08.2017, and with the workers of Samast Mahajan distributing the provided supplies and are conducting survey in the area. The Sivanand Ashram has supplied 39,500 kg. of fodder (dry) for  animals and is soon going to supply approximately 1,20,000 kg. fodder in the most affected Panjarapole and Gaushala. Our associate NGO Samast Mahajan had already supplied more than 300 truck fodders (green /dry) uptill now and within couple of weeks, they are going to supply more than 700 trucks. The workers of this organization are active round the clock since last three weeks.

Adhyatma Tour 2017 of H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji (June 27, 2017 - August 31, 2017)  to USA, Canada & UK

 

Adhyatma Tour 2017 to USA, Canada & UK (June 27, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017) of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj commenced from Chicago on June 27, 2017. It took him to Toronto, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Toledo (OH), Troy (MI), San Jose area, Madison, Milwaukee & Chicago to continue to UK and HE will be back to the Ashram on Sept 1, 2017. It is all the grace & blessings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj & Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.

Pujya Swamiji's divine satsang and yoga teaching have brought joy, peace & bliss to countless spiritual aspirants and yoga enthusiasts in the West. HE received warm welcome everywhere He went. Here, we share with you the sentiments of love and deepest gratitude expressed by our core organizers group in so many different words. It is overwhelming.

"Our time with Swamiji during his visit this year was full of blessings, so many it is impossible to count. Everyone at Kula Kamala Yoga Ashram were overjoyed by their time with Swamiji and hold His powerful words and His Presence in their heart. Hari OM" - Sharon Alitt. (Reading, PA)

"Sri Swamiji’s discourses are filled with many useful tips and enjoyed the way he presented his discourses with anecdotes. It’s a wonderful experience and listeners are fortunate to get this opportunity." -Sri Ravi Ponangi (Atlanta)

"We are fortunate and grateful to have Swamiji in our midst to "recharge" our mind/body/spirit and look forward to his next visit." - Rajesh Laugani (Toledo, OH)

"Pujya Swamiji's visit to Charlotte was very short for one day, but his presence in our community is always a long lasting memory. "Chilli", our Kitten sat quietly near Swamiji & had enjoyed the satsang! - Sri Bhabani Sarkar (Charlotte, NC)"

A devotee shared a special gift that she received from Pujya Swamiji, a poem composition, "Garland of Mogara (Jasmine) flowers"  in response to her flowers offering.

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