Yogasana, Pranayama and Meditation Camp
The 586th Yogasana, Pranayam and Meditation Camp was concluded on First of October. Seven hundred and forty-one Yoga enthusiasts participated from various sections of the society, including doctors, engineers and scientists from the Space Application Center. Many of the participants came from a distance of about 80 to 120 miles, commuting everyday, because this Camp was organized specifically for Diabetic patients and people who are potentially at high risk for developing diabetes.
The entire programme was planned and organized with the kind and generous collaboration of Dr. Mayur Patel and Dr. Ina Patel of The Diabetes Education and Research Center, Ahmedabad. Through blood-checkups, counseling, question-answers, dialogues and slide shows, proper education was imparted to the participants during the Camp.
Rev. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, brought a limelight to Yoga education and brought the thoughts how yoga can help to deal with diabetes, bringing back normalcy in health and gave sufficient information upon how to live and lead a stress-free life. A Special Programme of ‘Shankh Prakshalan’ (Total cleansing of the elementary canal) was organized for 125 candidates on Oct 6th, Sunday, 2002. The same thing was repeated on the 27th Oct, Sunday, 2002. During this camp a special one day programme was organized for juvuniles who suffer from "Type I" diabetes. Mr. Ashok Bhatt, the Hon. Minister of State for Health, Govt. of Gujarat, made brief appearance and was very much inspired by seeing Sivananda Ashram’s efforts to help the children of Gujarat in leading and living a healthy and a promising life. From early dawn to late evening, children gathered from all the four corners of Gujarat and were given proper counseling. Their guardians were given enough directions, sufficient medicines for a whole year, and were also taught how to administer insulin. The children were taught and entertained through a number of games, stories, dramas, songs etc. Every child was presented with memorable gifts and offered group prayers for their good health, peace and happiness.
All Faith Prayer at Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati – October 2, 2002
On the 2nd of October 2002, on the Holy birthday of Pujya Bapuji Mahatma Gandhiji, the Father of the Nation, "All Faith Prayer" was organized at Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati. Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj read holy hymns from the Vedas. His greeting and meeting with a Muslim religious leader was very much highlighted by the media, including a leading newspaper and television coverage, because such open arm gesture promotes healing and goodwill amongst people in the aftermath of communal riots in the very recent past.
Plantation at Gandhi Ashram
All Faith Meeting- Oct 2,2002
In the forenoon of 2nd October 2002, Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj visited a Remand Home for children and spent about 3 hours; Rev. Swamiji talked to the children heart to heart, served food personally and made them happy. Fruits and Biscuits were distributed after meals. Rev. Swamiji most humbly suggested changing the name from "Remand Home" to “Ananda-Dham”.
At Remand Home (Ananda- Dham) on Oct 2,2002
Rejoice in the Lord-Serve Him at Remand Home
The 587th Yoga Camp, Spiritual Retreat and Holy Navaratri Celebration
October7, 2002 to October 15, 2002
The Holy Navaratri festival was solemnly
celebrated from the 7th to 15th of October 2002, with the
early morning meditation and pranayama camp which was attended by four hundred
the forenoon, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p. m, Shri Ram Charit Manas Navahna
Parayan (a chorus reading of Holy Shri Ram Charit Manas) was concluded for nine
Sri Durgasapta Sati (Chandipath) was conducted everyday for
nine days. Havan (Yajna) was performed for the peace and happiness of mankind in
the Ashram on Ashtami as well as Dussera (Eighth and Tenth of Navaratri).
‘Garba’ (Traditional folk dance performed as a worship
to God as Mother) during the Navaratri (Nine-Nights) were attended by a large
number of people. Prizes were distributed to the
best performers and a variety of snacks were served every night after Garba!
Sri Bhaskar Menon and Smt. Radha Menon, director of
‘Mudra’ School for Indian Classical Dance gave a memorable dance performance
called ‘Ashta Lakshmi’ and the ‘Sri Lakshmi Kalyanam’ at Sri Ashta
Lakshmi Bhavan during the Navaratri festival.
Dance performance by "Mudra "
Sri Maa Adi Shakti
Dance performance of
Pran-Pratishtha (installation) of Sri Hanumanji:
Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj performed the Pran-Pratishtha (installation)
of Sri Lord Hanumanji's idol at Sri Dukh Bhanjan Hanuman Temple at
Also Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited to inaugurate a number of new business houses and residential bungalows during the month of October.
Citizen’s Forum, Ahmedabad, organized a public discourse of Rev. Swami Adhyatmanandji at Ahmedabad Management Association on the subject of “Hinduism’s present scenario – violence or nonviolence” which was attended largely by the learned and scholarly august audience of the city.
Citizen's Forum at Ahmedabad Manegment Association
At Saints Sammelan (conference of Saints)
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
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