Visit to Surat (April 2, 2005 -April 4, 2005)
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is considered the definitive work on traditional Yoga,
and is considered as the first ever written ancient text (3rd & 4th century
B C). In this classic, Patanjali articulates the yogic philosophy through 195
Sutra (threads, Wisdom, pearls). According to Yoga Sutra, the ultimate aim of
Yoga is to reach Kaivalya” (freedom). This is the experience of one's
innermost being or "soul" (the Purusha). When this level of awareness
is achieved, one becomes free of the chains of cause and effect (karma), which
bound us to continual reincarnation
Maharishi Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is considered the definitive work on traditional Yoga, and is considered as the first ever written ancient text (3rd & 4th century B C). In this classic, Patanjali articulates the yogic philosophy through 195 Sutra (threads, Wisdom, pearls). According to Yoga Sutra, the ultimate aim of Yoga is to reach Kaivalya” (freedom). This is the experience of one's innermost being or "soul" (the Purusha). When this level of awareness is achieved, one becomes free of the chains of cause and effect (karma), which bound us to continual reincarnation.
Yogananda of Self-Realization Fellowship has given an in-depth explanation of
the scientific basis of the "Kriya Yoga" techniques. Sri.
Bharatta Mystri of Surat
after long years of Spiritual practice realized a new
light, meaning and a purpose of Kriya Yoga. He has brought his experiences in
his book “KriyaYoga”. H. H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj had an honor to
release his new book “Kriya Yoga”, during his visit to Surat.
Swamiji spent three days at Surat
with innumerable programs for general public at
engineering college ground at Athawa lines,
Yoga Camp at Nasirabad (April 7, 2005
First Rocket Infantry invited Swamiji at Narsirabad near
of trees were done in very large scale in the army contentment which completed
Swamiji Adhyatmannadji’s wish of planting 60,000 trees during his diamond jubilee
year May 2004 – May 2005. This great work was accomplished by the collective
efforts of many devotees, members of public & private organizations and
public schools, inspired by Rev. Swamiji.
function on the last day of this Yoga camp was organized in very ceremonious
manner at Triple First Rocket Regiment, in which a large gathering rejoiced the
spectacular demonstration of newly learned Yogasana by army
troupes.Yoga instructor Sri. Dhaval Patel & Ms.Sangeeta Thawani from
Sivananda Ashram assisted Swamiji. Rev. Swamiji attended holy Vishakhy festival
at Gurudwara .
to Jaipur ( April 12, 2005)
( April 12, 2005)
Swamiji visited Jaipur upon the invitation of
Mr. Bhavesh Ranjan Mandal , accountant General of Rajsthan( Jaipur). Mr.
B. R. Mandal learned yoga from Swamiji in the year 1975 at Sri.
Visit to Sanand, Gujarat (
on the subject of “In Serch of Soul”.
H. H. Swami Sampoornanandaji Maharaj
lived for 108 year of very meaningful and purposeful life. His 110th
Birth anniversary was celebrated in presence of H. H. Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, at Bharadwaj ashram, Mangaleshwar. Late Swami
Sampoornanandji was known as “MOUNI BABA”. He observed a total silence
for about 40 years of his life. He was a very pious soul and people from all
over used to come for His Darshan and Blessings. He loved Swami Adhyatmanandaji
and came to the celebration of Swamiji’s golden jubilee function at
At Sivananda Asharm, Ahmedabad.
Sri. Ramnavmi Celebration (
Continuous twenty four hours
recitation of Sri. Ram Charitmanas was done from
Sri. Hanuman Jayanti (
A Maruti Yajna was performed at
Hunuman temple of the ashram on Sunday April 24, from
on the occasion of Sri Hanuman Jayanti, followed by satsang, arati and prasad.
Divine Festivity ( April 21, 2005 - May 3, 2005)
Shiv Puran Katha (April 21, 2005
Nine days long Shiv Puran katha in
the form a divine musical recitation by Sri. Dayagiri Bapu, a renowned kathakar
was organized at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. It was concluded
on April 29, fourth Anniversary of
4th Annual day of Sri. Ashtlaxmi Bhavan & Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir( April 29, 2005)
The sacred worship started with Sri. Yantra Pooja in the hours of dawn followed by Kanya pooja, Navchandi Yajna and feeding to the poor, which continued up to late afternoon. In the evening, Holy Sri. Shiv Puran katha ‘s concluding was done at .Then started traditional worship of Mother Goddess, Sri Asthlakshmi in the form of singing and dancing in her praise (Garba) by devotees. People from all around the community thronged at the ashram and joined up to late night.
Divine festivity from
In the Bhagavad Gita (Ch.7, Verse 9), the Lord says: "I am the brilliance in the fire."
"By pouring libations on the sacred fire, sin is burnt"- The Mahabharata, Santi Parva,
All the Yajnas, namely
Sri. Ganapati Homam, Sri. Sudarshan Yajna, Sri. Pavman Yajna and finally Ayush
Homam on May 3rd were performed most traditionally by very learned Pandits
from south India. Devotees in large numbers joined in the Yajna worship each day.
Evening satsangs agoged with
devotional music, classical prayer dances and the holy darshan and satsang
of mahatmas including Sri. Jinchandraji Maharaj of Bandha Triputi of
Tithal Shanti Niketan, Valsad, Sri Haribhai Kothari (Mumbai), Sri.Bhageyesh Jha
(IAS) Dist.Collector( Vadodra), Sri. Jashbhai Saheb of Anoopam Mission (Mogari),
H. H. Swami Madhavpriyanandaji Maharaj of Internantional Swami Narayana
Gurukul (A’bad), Shashtri Sri. Bhagavan Prasadji and on
Ashram administration is highly
thankful to Sri. Purushottam Upadhyaya and Hansaben Dave, Sri. Asit Desai and
Smt. Hema Desai, Sri. Chandan Thakor of Nritya Bharati and Smt. Kashmira
Trivedi for their valuable contribution in the night satsang for singing and
performing their respected arts.
And finally arrived the day
every body were waiting for May 3, 2005 Beloved Swamiji’s birthday. The
with Sahanai vadan by famous Gaekwad brothers from Vadodara. It created very serene atmosphere,
just right for morning meditation. Then followed candle light meditation which
filled already charged atmosphere with divine vibrations. Ceremonial bath was
given to H. H. Sri. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj with flowers and garland.
Swamiji did Padukapuja of Gurumaharaj, later on devotees worshiped his feet too.
Felicitation function followed by Sadhu Bhojan and offerings to sixty one Sadhu Mahatma’s.
Evening satsang was highlighted by
Diamond Jubilee memorial
Hindi translation of “Gita
English version of “Yoga and
Swasthya (Gujarati)” named “Yoga for better leaving”.
The day’s function was concluded with meditation and prayers for world peace at (0 hour). A melodious sahnai in the background added a special spark in the atmosphere.
A grand prasad of Alphonso Mangos
was offered at Sri. Ashtalaxmi
Temple, which were distributed to the devotees and Daridranarayans in the
underprivileged area of the town on the next day.
With the news of critical health condition of Dr. Gajwani, founder President of the Divine Life Society, at Adipur, Rev. Swami Adhyatmanandji traveled overnight to Adipur. After praying for his good health, long life and early recovery, Swamiji came back to Ahmedabad. Gajwani family and the members of Divine Life Society, Adipur were overwhelmed and moved by this sympathetic and selfless gesture of Sri. Swamiji, because in the midst of his Diamond Jubilee celebration he traveled overnight to comfort someone who is in need of his prayer.
Children's Residential Camp( May 8, 2005 to May 15, 2005)
Yoga Teacher's Training Camp( May 18, 2005 to Jun 7, 2005)
Yogasana Camp 641th (May 19, 2005 to May 28, 2005)
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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