Regular Yoga teaching is prime activity of the Ashram. More a more people are learning yoga and reaping the benefits of Yoga way of living. It is only possible because of selfless services by a team of dedicated yoga teachers of the Ashram. They deserve a special recognition. Dr. Snehal Amin, Ms. Dhara Upadhyay and Ms. Sonal Trivedi conducted yoga sessions for the beginners from Feb 1, 2007- Feb 10, 2007 in the morning and Feb 10, 2007 – Feb 25, 2007 in the evening. On Feb 11, 2007 “Mahashankh Prakchalan Prakriya (bowel cleansing) was arranged on the initiatives of Ms. Sangeeta Thawani and assisted by other yoga teachers of the Ashram.
As always, this month daily Evening Satsang (9.00pm –9.45pm), Sunday satsang (8.30 am -10.00 am) and ‘Paduka Pujan' on Thursday were performed at the Ashram. Also on first Sunday of this month wheat and grain were distributed to poor and needy families through “Vishwanath Seva Kendra”.
686Yoga Camp at Bangalore - From Feb 1, 2007 to Feb 10, 2007 Yoga Camp was organized by Sri Rajgopalanji chief engineer, Railway Wheels Factory, at Yehlanka, Banglore. Yoga sessions were conducted by Sri Swamiji Adhyatmanandaji in the morning as well as in the evening in two different colonies. Yogi Anant Chawda from Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad assisted Sri Swamiji. Recitation of “Sri Durga Saptasati” was done everyday by ladies devotee group at officer’s colony. Pujya Swamiji's two discourses on the subject of “Production Management’ were well received by people. On the last day grand valedictory function was arranged and Pujya Sri was honored.
During his stay at Bangalore, Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji Maharaj of well-known “Art of Living” organization invited Sri Swamiji. Three days Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama Camp (Feb 7 -Feb 9, 2007) was organized at Palace ground, Bangalore. Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji Maharaj was very generous to invite Sri Swamiji Maharaj to his ashram at Kanakapura and Pujya Sri was honored a traditional reception. They had Bhiksha together.
Shivaratri Utsav at Gopari (Feb 12 & Feb 13, 2007) Thousands of devotees of Gopari village (near Vadodara) gathered to celebrate Shivaratri Utsav at their newly renovated Lord Vishvanath Temple. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj with six learned Pundits went to Gopari and performed a special Murti Pratisha Sthapan Pujan on this occasion. Devotees joined them in this sacred worship, chanting Sri Hari Nama Sankirtan. Mahaprasad was served to all.
Mahashivaratri Festival at ashram (Feb 16, 2007) Chants of "Om Namah Shivaya" charged the air of Sivananda Ashram with Divine Vibrations as they celebrated Sacred Maha Shivratri on Feb 16, 2007. Holy Shri Vishwanath Temple was agog with worship of Lord Shiva, – a Lord, who conquers Death. The Siva Lingam was worshipped (began at 4.00 am on Feb 16, 2007 until 5.00am on next day Feb 17, 2007) by washing it with milk, curd, honey and rose water as the chants of Vedic Hymns, Namakam, Chamakam, Rudram in praise of Siva continued for twenty five hours. Siva Lingam was adorned a special Shringar and Abhisheka with sacred Bilva leaves were offered. Steady flow of devotees came for the darshan and seek the blessings of the Lord Shiva. About 18,000 devotees offered their worship to the Lord. At night Bhakti Sangeet (devotional songs) by Sri Khatu Shyam Bhajan Mandal, Sri Aradhana Sangeet Academy, Sri Keshav Sangeet Vidyalaya, Bharuch and artist from various parts of Gujarat added a special fervor to the day of Shivarati Utsava. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj performed two Bhasma Aarti at the dusk and at mid-night. Next day on Feb 17, 2007 Maha Prasad was served to all the devotees.
Shivaratri Utsav at Ashram
Spiritual Retreat (Mauna, Dhyana & Japa Shibir) (Feb 23, 2007- Feb 25, 2007) Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh organized three- day Spiritual Retreat in Sri Rang Sadan Nareshwar at the holy ashram of Sri Rang Avadhootji Maharaj, located on the banks of Narmada River. Seventy Sadhaks from all over Gujarat including Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj attended the retreat. The program consisted of one and half hours of group meditation five times a day. For rest of the day sadhaks in total silence spent their time in prayers, japa and spiritual reading. Satvik and salt less simple food was served to all during their stay. Dr. Sri Indubhai Amin, devotee of Lord Dattatreya looked after the comforts, lodging and boarding of sadhaks for which members of spiritual retreat are highly indebted to him. Sadhaks returned homes enriched and wishing to have such retreat more often.
Grand Rudra Pooja and Yoga Camp organized by” Art of Living ”(Feb 16 -Feb 18,2007)A three day grand religious gathering was organized by “Art of Living “in holy presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Maharaj at Ahmedabad. A grand Rudra Pooja was performed; where H. E. Governor of Gujarat as well as Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi with his team of ministers and speaker of state assembly were present at famous Sardar Patel Stadium. Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited as a guest of honor. All three days Pujya Sri conducted the meditation and Pranayama camp for the mammoth crowd of about 50,000.
Rev. Swamiji with Sri Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Maharaj
Sri Shayam Seva Mandal organized Srimad Bhagawad Katha by Sri Sanjay Salil, Vrundavan .On its inaugural function Sri Swamiji was invited to bless the gathering on Feb 13, 2007.
In the afternoon of Feb 16, 2007 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to inaugurate western zonal conference of MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table). Rev. Swamiji’s inspiring speech was well received by all agents of various insurance companies.
Rev. Sri Amu Bhagatji’s 60th wedding anniversary and 81st birth anniversary was celebrated at the ashram in holy presence of number of Saints and large number of his devotee followers. The evening was highlighted with Bhakti sangeet and followed by dinner.
Sri Sumantrai Desai honored by Chief Minister Sri Narendra Modi
Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s two Satsangs were arranged by Bhatia families for Marwadi Society
On Feb 27 forenoon Sri Swamiji was invited to chair the congregation of Anjumana Islam for their large gathering at famous Sarkhej Tomb for propagation of Holy Quran at Ahmedabad.
Upcoming Holy Events ( March 2007)
Srimad Bhagavat Saptah (Hindi): (March 16, 2007 - March 23, 2007)
Divine Nectar of Holy Srimad Bhagavat Katha will be narrated in simple form by Vyas Swaroop H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj at Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad everyday from 4.00pm. to 7.30pm. Honoring the request of devotees Katha will be in Hindi.
Sri Rama Charit Manas Parayana(Recitation): from Monday March 19, 2007- Tuesday March 27, 2007) During the holy Vasant Navratri - Everyday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Sri Rama Janmotsava: ( Tuesday - March 27, 2007 ) A special satsang , Japa, Aarati & Mahaprasad from 9.00am. to 12.00pm
Yoga Teachers Training Camp :(Saturday May12, 2007 to Thursday May 31, 2007) - Please download the form.
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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