News & Activity Report for the Month of May 2018
Sivananda Ashram - Ahmedabad
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74th BirthdayCelebration of H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
Annual function of Sivananda Ashram started with Navachandi Yajana and worship of Maa Sri Ashtalaxmi on April 29, 2018 and continued in the month of May that concluded with Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's 74 th Birthday celebration on May 3, 2018. It was indeed a spiritual feast for all the devotees to have satsang and darshan of Saints & Mahatma, Bhakti sangeet, Pujan, Archana,
Everyday at early dawn program commenced with prayers for peace and practice of Yogasana, pranayama and meditation. Group chanting of Sri Mrutyunjay Mantra was conducted from 9.30 am to 11.30 am for peace and prosperity of world at large. This was conducted up to May 2, 2018.
Evening session on April 28, 2018 was commenced
by melodious devotional music of Ms Dhairya Mankad which was followed by
discourse of Sri Ankit Trivedi, a well-known poet and author of many
books. In his inspiring discourse, he said that pour your heart in any action
you do, do it with then your work will shine and you will prosper. Second
speaker was renowned Cardiologist Padmasri Dr. Tejas Patel. He shared very
valuable tips to live long with healthy heart.
On April 29, 2018 Sri Sri Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan patotsav was celebrated with a grand Navchandi hawan-homam was performed at Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhawan. Maha Prasad at lunch was served to all devotees.
Forenoon session from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon was opened by welcome speech by Sri Arun Oza (Trustee) of ashram. Dr. Shailesh Thake, a Management guru took all devotees to fly high sky of the Divine Life by sharing words of wisdom with his vast experience of his global movement. Most respected Sri.Y. M. Shukla, a Charity Commissioner of Gujarat explained the moral and ethical duties of trustees of different trusts. Afternoon session commenced with holy group chanting Sri Vishnu Sahasranam. Sri Arunbhai Oza led the discussion of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh’s activities and he took pledge to make new 74 subscribers of Gujarati monthly journal "Divya Jivan spiritual journal to mark 74th Happy Birth Day of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Most Revered Sri Swami Asanganandaji Maharaj of Gyan Vihar Ashram, Heranj was a speaker of the day to show the path to blessedness. His subject of discourse was full of practical tips for the sadhak. Most Revered Mahant of Sri Anada Bawa Ashram of Jamnagar H. H. Sri Devprasadji Maharaj spoke on the subject "Surrender, the highest step for spiritual practice". After meditation and concluding prayers, Maha Arati by conducted by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj at Sri Ashta Lakshmi temple of the ashram. At night, there was a devotional vocal music by Sri Aditya Gadhavi. This program was sponsored by Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy, Gandhinagar. This program was attended by a very large number of audience.
On April 30, 2018 H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was today’s speaker. Before his discourse, Smt.Sampada and Sri Prahar Vora presented devotional vocal music. In his discourse, Sri Swamiji was to speak ‘ Life beyond life ‘. He said, “ We live moment by moment, breath by breath. There is a lull after each breath. Each breath brings new life, each breath dies to give birth to new breath. What we do during this period ? Are we aware of our birth and death at each moment ? Feel these lulls with all possible divinities and highly spiritual awareness. Remember God, feed His Divine name to this vicious moments. This is the secret to achieve life beyond life Here and Now !”
May 1, 2018: After melodious vocal devotional singing by Res. Sri Harsh Porus Patel. Most worshipful shastam Peethadhishwar of Sri Kalyanraiji’s haveli, Vadodara H. H. Goswami Sri Dwarkeshlalji Maharaj was simply wonderful to bring holy Bhagavat dawn by sharing Sri Krishna’s Lilas in his wonderful sharing on the subject of “ Sri Krishna – from Gokul to Gita “.
May 2, 2018: Today, inmates of ashram and devotee of ashram Mrs. Upali Kar and Mrs. Mayurika poured nectar in their devotional singing. Prof. Rajesh Mulwaniji and Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji talked about secret path of self-restraint.
May 3, 2018: 3rd May was Rev. Sri Swami
Adhyatmanandaji’s 74th Birth day. Early Morning Prayer, meditation and
felicitation program was organized from 5.30 am to 7.30 am, followed by
Rev. Sri Swamiji’s visit of all temples and being Thursday, there was grand
Paduka Poojan of most worshipful Guru Bhagwan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and
Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Special worship by devotees offered to
their beloved Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj also which was followed by
Ayushya Homam and Narayan Seva feeding. Evening satsang commenced by Sri Dhaivat
Shukla and Ms. Dhairya Mankad’s divine singing. Saints and sages from far and
near greeted and felicitated Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji on his 74th Birth
day. After grand dinner, Surmani Dr. Monicaben Shah presented devotional
classical vocal music. Program continued up to early dawn of May 4th with mid
night meditation, felicitation and prasad.
41st Yoga Teachers Training Camp (Gujarati) ( May 5, 2018 - May 30, 2018)
24 participants were enrolled for this Yoga teachers Training Residential course for 20 days of 220 hours of education was imparted which includes yogasan, pranayama, meditation, relaxation technique, shankha prakshalan, Kriyas, mudras and Bandha. Other than practical yoga teaching, Bhagavad Gita, selected Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Reiki Science of natural healing part I & II, basic knowledge of Anatomy, Philosophy, Gynecology, Orthopedic, Ayurveda, diet, Yoga Psychology and Philosophy, management and Sanskrit was imparted by very experts of these subjects. They were Dr. Varsha Dave, Dr. Bhavin Joshi, Dr. Amish Kshatriya, Vaidya Bhavdeep Ganatra, Dr. Mihir Upadhyay, Smt. Chidrupini, Smt. Rupa Majmudar, and Ms. Sangeeta Thawaniji and Sri Suresh Patel gave their valuable service. Exams were conducted. Dr. Dhara A. Patel scored the highest overall. Certificates with affiliation with Gujarat University were distributed. During grand final program yoga students of 41st YTTC presented very beautiful yogasan demonstration, choreographed by Ms.Sangeeta Thawaniji. Certificates distribution was done with the worthy hands of Respected Sri Shreyasbhai Pandya, an ardent devotee of the ashram, leading social worker and Director of Sahitya Mudranalaya Pvt. Ltd. Program was conducted by Mrs. Rupa Majmudar.
794th Yogasan, Pranayam and Meditation camp (May 14, 2018 - May 23, 2018) Was organized and attended by leading medical practitioners, lawyers and scientist Practice of concentration through Tratak Kriya - a candle light meditation and Yoga Nidra session were appreciated by one and all.
Holy Sri Bhagavat Katha ( May 21, 2018 - May
27, 2018) was organized at the Ashram's Chidanandam hall. Pujya Swami
Adhyatmannadji Maharaj adorned on Vyasa Peeth. It was sponsored by Jaipurwala
Soni and Sri Navinbhai and members of his divine family.
Satsang & Tour of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj During the Month of May 2018
Mumbai ( May 5, 2018): This morning, Rev.
Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj arrived at Mumbai and visited Sri Ram
Krishna Ashram, Khar’s Morning Prayer and Arati. Had darshan and satsang with
senior saints of the ashram. In the forenoon, he had a special home
satsang with the members of family of M/s. Harbhajan and Sons (Borivali).
Satsang was organized at their Khar residence. In the afternoon, Sri Swamiji
departed for Chandigarh.
Chandigarh (May 6, 2018): Honoring sincere invitation of Smt.Sudeshji and Sri Mulakraj Mehandirattaji, Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj made his short visit to Chandigarh. On 5th evening, upon his arrival from Mumbai, there was satsang with the devotees of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. On 6th evening, Homatmak Chandi Yajna was performed at their under construction industries plant. Revered Sri Swamiji paid visit to Res. Sri Deepak Agarwalji’s ware house at Jirakpur, Haryana. Sivananda Ashram’s priest Shastri Sri Vikram Thakurji accompanied him through this North Indian Yatra.
Delhi (May 7, 2018) This morning, Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj arrived from Chandigarh, had a satsang at new Lodhi colony for Govt. of India Secretary as well as high ranking officers colony. This satsang was organized by Dr. Smt. Amita Sharanji and Sri Anjani Nandan Sharanji of Govt. of India. Late in the evening, Sri Swamiji departed for Ahmedabad.
On May 31, 2018 honoring generous invitation from Smt. Manju Narang, Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj inaugurated her yoga and reiki studio named "Yogasutra" around 10 am - 11 am.
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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