of Sannyasa Diksha of Sri Gurudev
On the 1st June 1924, His Holiness
Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj entered the holy order of Sannyasa and was
initiated on the lonely bank of Ganga in Rishikesh. This was indeed a memorable
occasion for the devotees of the Holy Master. This sacred occasion was observed
at the Headquarters of the Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh and at the Divya Jivan
Sanskrutik Sangh, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad on the 1st June 2002
with a special function.
The programme included Sankirtan, Bhajan, Prayer and special worship. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji spoke on the occasion and described the picturesque life of Sri Gurudev as he heard, and also experienced by personal observation with many direct disciple of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Sri Gurudev’s life was indeed a life of exemplary austerity (Tapas), charity and compassion. In his speech, Swamiji classified the history of the Divine Life Society into four chapters: the period of germination, from the year 1924 to 1935; that of severe discipline, from 1936 to 1942; of expansion, from 1943 to 1963; and the work of society from 1963 onwards. Sri Gurudev was an embodiment of Self-control, heightened consciousness and unlimited charity. He brought spiritual realization and social service together into a single focus leading to the growth of the soul to Godhead.
Sannyasa Diksha Ceremony
There was Yajna and ‘Viraja homam’ for
two candidates for Sannyasa Diksha of Respected Godavariben Ratani of Bhabhar (Banaskantha,
Gujarat) and Sri Punjabhai Patel of Ramnagar-Kampa (Khedbrahma, North Gujarat).
Traditionally Sannyasa Diksha was performed at Sri Dholeshwar Mahadev (Shiv
Temple) of Sri NIRANJANI AKHARA on the holy bank of the river Sabarmati. Yogapat
(monastic name) of Mother Godavariben Ratani’s is now Sri Swami Gangananda
Saraswati and that of Sri Punjabhai Patel is Sri Swami Gurukrupananda Saraswati.
Virja homam and Pinda-dan kriya were performed at ashram’s holy Sri Vishwanath
Temple’s Yajnashala at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad.
Visit to Delhi, Jalandhar and Luthiana
Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj had a
quick tour of Delhi, Jalandhar and Ludhiana (Punjab). At Jalandhar- On Sunday
June 9th Sri Devendra Aroraji was awarded “Yoga Prachar Ratna” by Pujya Sri
Swami Adhyatmanandaji, President, Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh, Sivananda
Ashram, Ahmedabad. By praising the Yoga Prachar work of Sri Devendraji, Swamiji
said, he had also taught the Yoga to the deaf, dumb and mentally retarded
people. For last eighteen years he had conducted series of Yoga camps throughout
India and also through Door Darsan Television Programmes in Punjabi for its
international channel. He specially arranged yoga camps for the workers of
Singneari Coal Mines, Andhra Pradesh. This function had been arranged in the
Park behind the Model Town Gurudwara in which Sri Vijay Chopraji, President of
Hind Samachar group and Principal Editor of PUNJAB-KESHRI Daily Hindi, lighted
the lamp. On this
occasion Swami Adhyatmanandaji gave discourse “Stress management through
Yoga”, in which Swamiji mentioned that root cause of stress is mind. If
we practice Yogasana, Pranayama and Dhyana everyday, we can get rid of stress
from our life. Sri Surendra Seth, a well known orator and PDG. Rotary conducted
the function. During thanks giving instead of Garlands or flower bouquet, green
plants and saplings with colourful pots were presented to the all august guests
and speakers by organizers.
On Monday June 10th early morning Rev. Sri
Swamiji Maharaj addressed a large gathering at Arya Samaj, upon the theme of
Meditation, it’s theory and practice. Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited for
a valedictory function of ‘Man making programme’ organized at D.A.V. Police
Public School. Later on All India Radio, recorded Sri Swamiji’s interview upon
“Problems of the youth and Yoga”. In the evening Rev. Swamiji addressed
Rotary-mid town club, then he left for Ludhiana.
On 11th and 12th morning and 11th night at
famous ‘Rakh Bagh’ Rev. Swamiji Maharaj delivered three discourses upon" Yoga
way of life".
Visit to Mumbai and Rajkot
June 28th Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was
invited at the office of the Accountant General (Mumbai- Maharstra). Mr. Bhavesh
Ranjan Mandalji Accountant
general, introduced Sri Swamiji Maharaj and told that he was fortunate to learn
the Science of Yoga from Sri Swamiji during his training period at Sri Lal
Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie in the year 1975.
Yoga Certificates were awarded to all the participants of yoga training those
who had training from Mr. Mandalji during last one year. Sri Swamiji addressed
two different gatherings in Mumbai and he also had recording at All India Radio,
June 29th and 30th Sri Swamiji Maharaj had a
few other speaking engagements at Rajkot Divine Life Society as well as Gita
Vidyalaya Rajkot. Rev. Swamiji visited and graced houses of number of devotees
as well as addressed two public meetings at the school where Pujya Bapuji, Sri
Mahatma Gandhiji had his preliminary education. This institution is known as
Rastriya Shala. Medical Association Rajkot also invited Rev. Sri Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj for a discourse. Sri Swamiji inaugurated Medical Camp
for general public as well as distributed household items for rehabilitation of
a number of leprosy patients.
Maharaj arrived back to Ahmedabad, Sivananda Ashram in the silent night of 30th
During this month two Satsangs
were organized at the houses of the devotees.
Meetings of the trustees,
management committee and General Body meetings of the ashram were organized in
this month and during all these meetings whole heartedly all the three houses
unanimously decided new members of the board as well as that of working
Worship Services at Sri Lord
Vishwanath Temple-This month fifty-five special worships and two Rudripaths were
Grains of 595 kilogram were
distributed to thirty-seven needy families through Sri Vishwanath Seva Kendra.
Reiki Classes Schedule
Geeta Navaneetum by Sri
Swami Adhyatmananda (Gujarati)
Preface - Swami Adhyatmananda
Forward by Sri Dr. Kishorbhai S. Dave (President, Sri Sadhana Mandir - Jamanagar)
Gujarati Translation of the booklet “Ultimate Journey” published during the
2nd Global International Divine life Society Conference at Cuttack,
3. Adhyatmano Anand – Collection of letters of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji to Antani Family during the incurable sickness of their son. Many many thanks to Antani family for sharing their personal treasure in the form of compiling the book for benefit of sick and suffering.
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
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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