In the last few years,
In the last few years,
Gandhi Jayanti (October 2,2003) at Porbander
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2), ten-days
long National Convention was organized at Porbander, the birth place of Mahatma
Gandhi. Seminar and Exhibition on
environment friendly cotton (Khadi) and "Handicraft Mela" - Light and
Sound show on the life of Mahatma Gandhi were arranged. Sivananda Ashram,
Ahmedabad and Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was specially selected and
invited to organize Yoga Activities and Yoga Exhibition at the National
Convention to highlight and recognize the ancient Indian cultural heritage. Sri
Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj along with ten other yoga teachers and yoga
enthusiasts from Sivananda Ashram conducted practical teaching camp of Yoga,
Meditation and Pranayama and distributed various available literatures. Dr.
Snehal Amin of Sivananda Ashram and Sri Sumanbhai Desai of
Durga Worship &
visit of Mahamandleshwar during Navratri (Sept 27-oct 5, 2003)
During the Navratri festival (Sept 27-Oct 5), Kanya Pooja as a part of Goddess Durga worship was performed at Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan. Fifty-one kanyas (young girls) were given a ritualistic holy worship with offerings of food, gift articles, utensils, money, fruits and Aarati. Maha Mandleshwar Sri Bharati Bapu of Sarkhej blessed the ashram on the concluding function of holy Navaratri celebration in the Ashram.
Kanya Worship during Navaratri
Swamiji with Mahamandleshwar Sri Bapu of Sarkhej
Because of the lack of space, the ashram was unable to accommodate more than 903 candidates in Yoga Camp 600th (Sept 15 –Sept 28). A very special Yoga Camp 601 was organized from October 6-October 15 to accommodate 630 candidates who could not participate in the Yoga Camp 600.
Meeting with H. H.
Rev Sri Dada J.P. Vaswaniji
Most worshipful and Revered H. H. Sri Dada J. P. Vaswaniji’s visit to Ahmedabad was indeed like a nectar for thirsting souls. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was delighted to have his darshan and blessings.
Swamiji with Pujya Dada J.P.Vaswaniji
There were discourses of Rev Dada Vaswaniji at Sports club
and Sardar Patel community Bhavan. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was asked to inaugurate
the Satang by lightening the lamp. Meeting of Rev. Dadaji and Rev. Swamiji was
really a feast to the devotees and it was captured by the television and news
media. Sri Swamiji Maharaj and devotees from the ashram were also invited by
Pujya Dada J. P. Vaswaniji at the host house for special holy satsang.
Diwali at the Asharam ( Oct 23, to Oct 25, 2003)
During Diwali special worship services were arranged at the
Ashram. On Thursday, Oct 23 , Dhanteras
day Holy Lakshmi Pooja was performed at Sri Sri Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan
in the evening from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm with vedic chants and hymns that filled
the entire atmosphere. A large number of couples participated in the worship.
On Diwali day a grand Annakoot, offerings of many food preparations by devotees, was organized at the altar of holy mother at Sri Ashtlaxmi Bhavan. At the end of the worship all sweets and fried items were packed in 850 food packets and distributed to Daridra Narayans (Lord in the form of poor and hungry). Many devotees joyously participated in making and distribution of the food packets. This was the new year for the Ashram. The service with love to the mankind is worship to Almighty Lord Himself that was the message and mission of Rev. Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
to H.H. Dada Pandurang Athavaleji Maharaj
of Dada Pandurang Athavaleji Maharaj’s passing away came in the midst of
Diwali. Rev. Sri Dada Pandurang Athavaleji Maharaj was a founder of Swadhyaya
activities at the length and breadth of the world.
He was honored with very prestigious Templeton award.
He inspired millions of people from all the walks of life. His services
towards the upliftment of the uneducated and poor will be cherished for ages and
will be remembered by millions. In
the prayer meeting organized at the Ashram on Sunday,
26th October, Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji
said; "Pujya Dada Pandurang Athavaleji Maharaj has not expired, he
will be living and working through millions of his committed and dedicated
Swadhyayis. Pujya Dada always encouraged "Sanskriti Van” cultural
forest, where infinite numbers of saplings were planted and now they are giant
trees. In each of these trees and forest Dada will keep on blooming for ages”...Pujya
Swamiji emphasized that it is a moral duty of each Swadhyayi to keep Dada alive
by following his teachings of mutual love, mutual affection and mutual harmony. A
meeting was concluded with prayer for Atma Shanti and sadgati of Pujya
Dadaji’s departed Soul and strength for the followers to bear this loss.
Tour to Jalandhar,
Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj left for programs at Jallandhar,
Late in the evening Rev.Swamiji Maharaja’s public
discourse was organized at Saraswati Bhavan on the subject “Need of the
Scriptures in present social Life”; it was organized by Rotary Governor PDG
Mr. Surrender Seth. Next morning a large gathering of people attended a
discourse on practical hints on the subject of ‘Meditation, its Theory and
On Oct 29, 30 and 31 evening Rev Swamiji gave series of discourses at
Ludhiana Jain Bhavan.
Sri Swamiji Maharaj graced the holy Havanashtami (Durgashtami)
Yajna, on the concluding of 13 Carores (130 millions) Mantra Japa by Smt.
Poornaben Jyotindra Rindaniji of
Pujya swamiji was invited to Sri Tapan Mankodiji’s house and Sri Satya Narayan Vrata puja was performed.
Corporation, Sanand, Ahmedabad invited Pujya Swamiji for a “Yoga Teaching
for Stress Management”. Ashram’s
yoga teacher Miss Sangeeta Thawani had taken a day long yoga session to
teach them relaxation through yoga. At
the concluding session Rev. Swamiji Maharaj blessed all the participants and
IOC Staff and gave a talk “Yoga in daily life “. Tree
Regular Activities and Services at the Holy Sivananda Ashram
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
Please subscribe to Divyajivan Mailing List. We will update you with new uploads of spiritual literature on the web of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, saints of his lineage and other saints. We will also update you about the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad website and facilitate communication with Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.
To manage your subscription, please visit Subscription Page. You can also subscribe and unsubscribe from this page. You may unsubscribe by yourself anytime you wish. You will be required to send confirmation link that you will get in your e-mail to complete this subscription.