News & Activity Report for the Month of August 2018
Sivananda Ashram - Ahmedabad
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Services Render Through Ashram
The Sivananda Ashram is very active in providing the services to the poor and the sick in the society. "Manav Seva, Madhav Seva" has been the guiding principle for whoever has been associated and working at the ashram. The Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj used to take the great pleasure in serving one and all and the tradition continues.
Project Manav Seva is an extensive program that focuses on holistically helping the needy and indigent population. Project Manav Seva has been carried out by the Bhagwan Shri Vishwanath Mahadev Seva Kendra, Sivanand Ashram, Ahmedabad for over fifteen years and continues to grow by leaps and bounds in the advancement of current programs which address the alleviation of human suffering. The ultimate goal of this program is to further spiritual growth for both those served and those providing service while simultaneously making a difference in people’s lives.
Three times/ month nutritious full meal are being served to the children in the slum area of the town through Narayana seva project run by the Ashram.
Sivananda Ashram, Ahemdavad has taken up the Project READ (Rural Educational Aid Distribution) for underprivileged & needy children of Rural area of Gujarat. It is an extensive program that focuses on providing educational aid to the under served Children in the form of distributing Slates, Black boards, chalk, Chalk Eraser pads to junior grade students ( of 1st through 4th grade) and notebooks of 150 & 200 pages to higher grade students ( of 5th through 12th grade).
This year one lakh and ten thousands exercise note books were printed and distributed at the start of new school year in first week of June to the under privileged school going children in the Tribal areas of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan Border. Ashram's selfless volunteers' are doing wonderful work in coordinating, funding, printing & distributing for this project. Also, many thanks to the selfless workers at various centers who goes to schools and make it possible to reach to the needy children.
The continuation of such comprehensive programs has been possible only because of the unstinting devotion and generous financial assistance provided by selfless devotees of the Lord.
Yoga Through ( SIVA) Sivananda institutes of Yoga-Vedanta Academy
At Ashram regular Yoga classes in seven batches for beginners and advanced yoga students carried out this month, as usual.
Sivananda Clinic at the Ashram: Dr.Snehal Amin’s consultation on how to cure diseases by yogic science continues and number of patients who got benefited increasing day by day.
Many devotees participated in regular religious worships at the Ashram namely Guru Paduka Pooja on Thursday, a special evening worship at Sri Ashtalaksmi Bhavan on Friday, Sri Sunderkand Path on Saturday, a special Satsang on Sunday and daily night satsangs. Also Sri Lalita Sahasranam at Sri Ashtalakshmi Bhavan and Sri Satyanarayan pooja on full Moon day were performed.
On Aug 4, Aradhana day of worshipful and Revered Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was celebrated solemnly with Satsang, Prayers, Paduka Poojan Narayan Seva.
Jnana Yajana - on Shankara's text "Atma Bodh" (Aug 8, 2108, to Aug 11, 2018) : The discourses by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj series on Shankara's text " "Atma Bodh" continued for the last few months whenever Swamiji is in the Ashram. Seventy-five days Discourses concluded on Aug 11, 2018. A large number of devotees took benefits of the wisdom shared by Pujya Swamiji of this difficult text.
Independence Day celebration ( Aug 15, 2018):
In the morning, Flag hoisted in ashram's lawn garden. Revered Sri Swamiji
Maharaj hoisted the national flag with the national anthem. On this occasion in
His speech, Rev. Swamiji said, “ Let us be true to our own self. Let us be loyal
and faithful to our family members. When each individual will be uniting to one
and all, our country will be united automatically. What we need is to love our
nation. Love our Culture, love our heritage. That itself will make our nation
strong. Nation first and
In the evening, Rev. Sri Swamiji, Sri Arun Oza, Smt. Poonam Thawani and Sri Vijay Soni of Sivananda Ashram were invited
Holy Shravan Month
Shiva Mahimna Stotra (शिवमहिम्न:स्तोत) "Hymn about the greatness of Shiva" is a Sanskrit composition (Stotra) in devotion of Shiva that is believed has been authored by a gandharva (heavenly being) named Pushpadanta.
Satsang & Tours of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj During the Month of August 2018
Bhat, Gandhinagar : On Sept 7, 2018 Tree Plantation of
about 100000 saplings was organized by TOI, Govt. of Gujarat, Hero Motors and
Municipal Corporation. Chief Minister of Gujarat Sri Vijay Rupani, Asst.C. M.
Sri Nitin Patel, Forest Minister, CEO of Hero Motors, Sivananda Ashram,
Ahmedabad and many more organizations
On Aug 9,
On Aug 18,
On Aug 19,
On Aug 29,
On Aug 30, 2018, a grand felicitation program for renowned motivator Dr. Shailesh Kothariji was organized at Ahmedabad Management Association in
Upcoming Program at the Ashram .................... All are welcome
Bhagavad Katha by Dr. Krishna Kumar Mehta ( Shastri ), President Gita Vidyalaya, Rajkot Sat, Sept 1, 2018 to Sun Sept 8, 2018 (4pm - 7.30 pm)
Day - 1 Sri Krishna Janmashtami Utsav
Bharat Natyam and Kuchipudi Dance by Nartan School of Indian Classical Dance of Smt. Smita Shastri (8.30 pm to 10 pm)
Day - 2 Sept 3, 2018
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Utsav
Bharat Natyam by Smt. Suchi Buch 8.30pm to 9 pm
Devotional Vocal Music by Dr. Jayant Vasavada ji’s Sri Hatkesh Swar Gunjan Group 9 pm to 12 midnight
Maha Nisha Dhyan and Nanda Mahotsava 12 am
Hawan everyday from Sept 16, 2018 to Sept 18, 2018 8 am to 10 am
Friday, Sept 7, 2018
10th Holy Maha Samadhi Aradhana Day of Worshipful Gurudev Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and Sri Swami Pavitranandaji Maharaj
Paduka Poojan and Satsang – 8.30am to 10 am
Saturday Sept 8, 2018
131st Happy Birth Anniversary Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
Paduka Poojan and Narayan Seva – 6 pm to 8 pm
Sunday Sept 9, 2018
Homatmak Laghu Rudra 9.30am to 6.30pm
Bhasma Arti – 7pm
Bhandara – 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Monday, Sept 24, 2018
Worshipful Guru Bhagwan Srimat Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj’s 103 Birth Anniversary 6 pm to 8 pm
Holy Navaratri Puja Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 to Thursday,
Oct 18, 2018
Gita Parayan every day 9 am to 11am
Sri Durga Saptasati Parayan - 4 pm to 7 pm
Navratri Garba - every day 9 pm to 11 pm
Kanya Puja Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 10 am to 11.30 am
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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