News and Activity Report
July - 2004
July 2, 2004
ever there is a desire to remember God or longing for godly act or yearning for
Japa, Meditation and Satsang; know that it is due to GURUKRUPA ONLY – So says
Sadguru Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
July 2, 2004
Guru Purnima (Ashadi
Purnima) was celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion at the Ashram. The
satsang began with recitation of Sri Jai Ganesh prayers, Sivananda Panchkam ,
Guru Strotras. About four hundred
devotees participated in this holy occasion. Gurudeav’s Paduka Pujan was performed. The satsang was concluded with serving prasad
(lunch) to all.
Maha Samadhi day of Brahmaline Guru Bhagavan Srimat Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
was observed in the same manner on July10, 2004 with Paduka Pujan and Satsang.
Indian Armed Forces (
July 11, 2004
Srinagar (J and K): Ten days Yogasana camp was organized for the
Soldiers, Army officers
and their families of Northern
Command Wing. Yoga instructors Sri. Atul Parikh and Ms. Sangeeta Thawani from the
ashram accompanied Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji and conducted yoga classes for
them. Rev.Swamiji spoke on the subject of stress management through Yoga,
Pranayam and Meditation. General Shri Choparaji attended all the sessions and
was very much inspired by Swamiji presence. On July 2, holy Guru Purnima day,
Guru poojan was observed at flagstaff house of General Saheb.
Camp at Northern Command Wing
of Chinar trees by
Swamiji were done. At the conclusion ceremony, Swamiji’s inspiring address
to Army officers and soldiers was very will received by all. This
entire yoga program at Shrinagar was an enthusiastic and dedicated work of
Colonel A, Shri Suhas Vishnu Dharamadhikari.
(J & K): Ten days Yogasana camp was conducted for the Soldiers and Army officers
of Northern Command wing. Dr. Snehal Amin and Smt. Surekhaben
Sonar from Sivananda Ashram conducted the classes. There used to be five regular Yogasana classes On July 5, Swamiji was
invited by General Saheb Shri Choparaji to address the gathering in “Subhash
auditorium”. It was attended by the high ranked army officials of Nagrota division.
More than five hundred people including Soldiers, Army officers and their families
participated in the Yogasana camp
Northern Command Wing - "Subhash auditorium"
July 10, 2004
at grand concluding a session Dhyana, Pranayama, Trataka were performed by all. At the end of the function the General Commander
of the Army extended his sincere gratitude to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj.
Sonmarg (J and K): On
July 12, 2004
Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji along with his Yogasana team reached at Sonmarg. Satsang was arranged and Swamiji spoke to
Soldiers. He emphasized the importance of daily prayers and faith in God to
overcome every day tension in life. Pujya Swamiji led a heart touching kirtan,
which moved all present. All felt blessed by His holy presence. Swamiji
and his team went out for little sight seeing on the way and visited Maa Kashmir Bhawani temple and Sri. Shankaracjharya Shrine.
to Amarnath Shrine (July13, 2004 -
July 16, 2004
July 13, 2004
Pujya Swamiji Maharaj
and the team started to Baltal for their onward journey to Shri Amarnath shrine.
The devotees joined Swamiji in offering flowers, bilwa leaves and worship in the
return journey devotees came for Swamiji’s darshan and satsang on the railway
station at Jullundhar, Ambala,
. They all received sweets, fruits and prasad from Swamiji Maharaj.
On reaching back to Sivanada Ashram, on July 16th Pujya Swamiji and accompanied
team received warm welcome by the ashram devotees at Ahmedabad railway station
plantation & Blood donation drive by Vishwa Gujarati Samaj
(July 17, 2004)
July 17 2004,
Vishwa Gurjarati Samaj organized a tree plantation
project and Blood Donation camp at Sardargram near Koba, Gandhinagar. One
thousand trees were planted. This is among the many planned activities of Pujya
Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s Diamond Jubilee celebration..
Swamiji at Vishwa Gujarati Samaj
Meeting of Trustees of Sivananda Ashram, A’bad and Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh.
Sunday, July 18 2004, after morning prayers annual meeting of trustees of
Sivananda Ashram was held followed by the annual meeting of trustees of Gujarat
Divya Jivan Sangh. At the start of the meeting all the members extended their
peace prayer for the departed soul of Shri Gangadharbhai Bhatt: Divya Jivan Sangh, Dhangdhra
and Smt. Ushaben Mehta, wife of Sri Arvindbhai Mehta: Divya Jivan Sangh, Surat
of Sanskrit Day (
July 19, 2004
July 19, 2004
one day seminar, “Inter college Sanskrit Natya
Seminar” was organized at the Ashram. Pujya Swamiji Maharaj lit the lamp and
inaugurated the function. On this occasion Many Sanskrit Scholars Maha
Mahopadhyay Dr. Tapasvi Nandi, Shri Chandra Bhushan Pandey (Akhil Bharatiya
Sanghathan Mantri), Principal Shri T. J. Purani of L & C Arts College,
professor Shri B. S. Trivedi, Head of the Sanskrit faculty, Shri Vasantbhai
Bhatt, Dr. Geetaben, Dr. Suhasben Jhala and many more scholars of Sanskrit were
present in the function. A play in Sanskrit named, “Mruch Katik”, Swapna
vasavdata”, Malvigni Mitra”, were presented by the students. It was very
interesting. Even more interesting was that Pujya Swamiji’s address to the
students was in Sanskrit too. Eighty participants took part in this one-day
seminar from different colleges from Ahmedabad. Students participated in a open
discussion about Sanskrit as a language in daily use and how it would affect
civilization and culture.
550 to 600 kg. of grains are distributed to needy families through
Vishwanath Seva Kendra this month.
Smt. Rupaben Majmudar and Shri Tapan Mankodi conducted three Reiki
seminars this month. Fifty-four participants attended the course.
During the month of Adhik Shravan, Sri Vishwanath Mahadev Mandir at the
ashram was crowded with devotees for special worship offering of bilva patra
archana and abhishekam.
For the last four months on every Ekadashi and Purnima special satsangs
and prayers are held by ladies in the Ashram
July 17, 2004
, Swamiji attended
Amrit Mahotsava program of Rang Mandal, Ahmedabad where the students of
“Nrutya Bharti” gave a dance performance “Meghdootam”. In the afternoon Swamiji attended inaugural ceremony of
“Srimad Bhagavat Saptah “of renowned Sri. Vairagi Baba of Vrundavan
at Ved Mandir, Kankaria, Ahmedabad
To cope up
with increasing demand, in addition to regular four Yogasana
classes, there is an addition of one more session for beginners Yoga students.
Ms. Pinki Choxi and Dhawal Patel are the instructors for this class.
July 18, 2004
Swamiji was invited to
inaugurate “Swaranakshaya” NutanYoga Bhavan of Shri Prakashbhai Soni and
Smt. Bhartiben Soni on 10th anniversary of Yoga Classes run by them.
Two hundred “Borsali “ plants were distributed in Prasad to all present.
Lions club, Sanand organized Rev. Swamiji’s public Satsang and
discourse on July 18, from
6.30pm to 8.00 pm.
A devotee group of Tamil Sangh gathers at Sri Sri Sri Ashta Lakshmi
Bhavan for Sri. Lalita Sahasranam path on last Friday of the month.
Smt. Jankiben Shah took yoga classes for the beginners. There
were seventy eighty participant enrolled in this new batch.
Regular sewing classes run for ladies at the Ashram. All the ladies
scored first class in the exam conducted by State government this time.
July 20, 2004
at Bhagavat Vidya
Peeth plantation of sixty trees were done by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.
After that Blood Donation drive was planned. Thirty-seven donors donated the
blood. Swamiji Maharaj addressed the students of Sanskrit “
Club- Sanad, Gujarat
At Jaipur -
Jaipur, Rev. Swamiji was given a warm welcome in
early hours of dawn on
July 22, 2004
. Full day activities
were planned at “Ammattas Green “ from
at night, when Swamiji
had his evening bhiksha. It began with tree plantation of twenty-five hundred
trees by devotees and Swamiji joined them for a few. A public meeting at 10.00am
was organized at
accountant general office. Devotees in large numbered gave a cordial reception
to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj. The enthusiasm and overwhelming joy of devotees were
visible. The dais was decorated with rangoli and flowers. Pujya Swamiji was received with Panchkarn
poojan- archan, Mangalvadiya and Vedmantra recitation along with Sankhnadand
Principal Accountant General, Shree Bhavesh Ranjan Mandal Saheb, (a Yoga Prachar
Ratna), the present President of Rajasthan Swasthiya Raksha Parishad, the former
President and great number of devotee’s of Divya Jivan Sangh, Jaipur were
present. Shree Mandal Saheb teaches Yogasana to all at any and every opportunity
he gets including in his office at lunch hours. He is rightly awarded “Yoga
Jaipur- Yoga demonstration by Students
Sri Bhavesh Ranjan Mandal Saheb & Pujya Swamiji
There was a demonstration of
Yogasana also. Swamiji Maharaj
addressed the gathering and emphasized “a Yoga way of Life” for happy and
healthy living. Another lecture was arranged for senior officers on
the subject of “Yoga for inter personal relations” with question-answer
Press conference with media people from
was held. In the
evening a discourse on the subject of “
Japa Yoga “ by Swamiji was attended by large numbers of devotees at “Ram
Lila” ground of Amaltaas. Extensive coverage was given to the full day events
in Jaipur by newspaper and TV media including Doordarshan, Zee TV, Sony, Aastha channel and Sanskar
Last event of the day was home satsang and bhiksha
at Shree Suresh Aggrawalji’s home. Swamiji had his bhiksha( Dinner )at 10.00pm
and he, then proceeded
to go to
by train at
reaching Delhi at 4.00am.
July 23, 2004
attended satsang at Noida (Gautam Budh Nagar ) and Vasant Vihar. He was invited
for inauguration of Yoga Mahaparishad Yoga conference) organized by Bharatiya
Vikas Sanstha at Janakpuri.
to Kailash Mansarovar - July 24, 2004
morning on July 24 2004, one hundred sixteen devotees with Swamiji Maharaj began
their onward journey to holy Kailash Mansarovar. Devotees prayed and wished them
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