the holy month of Shravana, a large number of devotees joined in special worship
services namely Shodashopchar, Rudrabhishekam, Rudrapath, Shri Parthiveshwar and
Abhishekatmak Laghu Rudra at the Lord Vishvanath Temple. Devotees were
also enchanted by a darshan of special ice sculpture of Lord Sri Amarnath Mahadev on
Janmashtami day at the ashram. On Amavashya day of Holy Shravana (Sept 14), a large
number of devotees participated in Homatmak Laghurudra Yajna and at conclusion
Aarati was performed by Pujya Dada Swamiji. Holy Prasad and dinner served to
Ice Sculpture of Sri Amarnath Mahadev
Janma - Mahotsav (
Sept 6, 2004
Janmashtami day Lord Krishna Janmotsava was celebrated with great devotion from to12.00am at the ashram. Young student artists of
“Sargam Nrutya Sanstha” presented Krishna bal-Lila. “Kaliya-Nag Daman” bharatnatyam dance (Nrutya)
performance. It was directed by Smt. Kashmiraben Trivedi and was enjoyed by all.
Smt. Ranjanben Dwivedi and Smt. Mayurikaben Oza sang devotional
bhajans in praise of Lord Krishna.
Sept 8, 2004, a
Satsang and Guru
Paduka Pujan was performed on the occasion of 117th birthday of
Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and 10th Punyatithi of
Brahmaleen Sri Swami Pavitranandaji Maharaj, the founder of Sivananda Ashram,
Swami Chidanadji’s 89th Birthday (Sept 24, 2004)
was celebrated by performing Shodashopchar Puja at Shri Vishwanath Mahadev and
Sri Sri Maa Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan in Brahmamuhurtam. Also food was distributed to
poor children. In the afternoon, Sri Lalita Sahasranam Parayan was chanted in
Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan and there after in the evening Paduka Poojan and
Satsang were held.
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Sept 19, 2004 regular yoga attendees participated in “Shank
Prakshalan Kriya” guided by Ms. Sangeeta Thawani and Shri Tapan Mankodi.
One more beginner batch of yoga session has been added in the evening () to accommodate working class people (15th
–25th) Ms Sonal Trivedi and Ms Dhara Upadhyay are the
instructors in charge of this session.
Sept 25, 2004 “Picture drawing competition” was organized.
The subject of drawing was “Environment”. Students from grade 5th-
grade7th of city of Ahmedabad took part in this
competition. It was a part of celebration of diamond jubilee birthday
celebration of Rev.Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. At the end, all the
children were treated with snacks including biscuit and milk. They were
gifted sketch pens and books.
Sept 26, 2004 the special satsang was arranged to honor Rev.
Sri Keshoo Kaka who has completed 75 years of age.
Narayan seva, on third of each month is an ongoing activity at the
of Sri Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s Spiritual Tour to the West (Aug
30, 2004 - Sept 30, 2004 )
Aug 29, 2004Bhajan sandhya was
arranged and devotees gathered at Sivanada Ashram to wish their beloved Swamiji
Maharaj on his departure of spiritual tour to the West. Smt. Aartiben Munshi,
Shri.Saumilbhai Munshi and Shri Shyamalbhai Munshi were the singer artists. At
the conclusion of the program 12.oo amtraditional Vedic
puja at the temple was performed just before Swamiji proceeded to the airport.
Also Swamiji Maharaj paid his respect to Paduka of Guru Maharaj by keeping them
on His head and took blessings of Pujya Dada Swami (Sri. Shankarananandaji)
Maharaj, Pujya Swami Guru Sevananadaji, Pujya Swami Bhakti Priyanandaji Mataji,
Revered Dadoo (Dr.Jagannath Moudgil Sahib). Many devotees joined him to the
airport to wish him safe journey.
Amsterdam, Netherlands(Aug 30, 2004-Sept 3, 2004)
Swamiji was received at Frankfurt(Germany) by Yogiraj Shri
Kries Mannie Sing along with his son and friends. They drove him to Hag (Amsterdam). Public Satsang and
discourses were organized at Hag during his stay there. Also Radio talks of
Swamiji were recorded on the subjects of Hindu religious festivals.
at Chicago(Sept 4, 2004–Sept
Sept 4, 2004Pujya Swamiji was
welcomed by Naik’s family at their home in Vedic traditional manner. At
night, welcome Satsang-Kirtan and continuation of Rev. Swamiji’s
Diamond Jubilee celebration was held which was followed by dinner. On
Sept 5, 2004 Pujya Swamiji was
invited to a function organized by Anoopam Mission in the morning from 9.00 amto
12.oo pm. Pujya Sriand Revered Shri
Jashbhai Sahebji of Anoopam Mission and Shri Pujya Swami Hari Prasadji Maharaj
of Hari Dham were all present at the occasion.
Welcome & continuation of Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Chicago(Sept 4, 2004
n the afternoon Rev. Sri Vedalankarji of Arya Samaj organized a satsang
at Arya Samaj Center of Chicago. In the evening Swamiji addressed to a large
assembly of devotees at newly inaugurated grand Shree Swaminarayan Mandir of BAPS
Indiana(Sept 6, 2004- Sept
Sept 6, 2004
Rev. Swamiji arrived
atBloomington,Indiana. Morning Yoga session
and evening satsang were organized by Smt.Arunaben and Shri.Dineshbhai Patel.Plantationof tree was done by
Swamiji at their home also.Special
Satsang and Satya Narayan Katha on the occasion of Janmashtami and 117th
Birthday Anniversary of Holy master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj were also
Detroit, Michigan(Sept 9, 2004_ Sept
Sept 9, 2004
arrived at Detroit. Here Shri. Anil Lal and Smt. Meera Lal happily
welcomed Swamiji in their newly built home.Daily
morning Yogasana classes and evening discourses in the multipurpose hall of
Indian templeof Hindu Religionwere held. Also at the
temple large number of devotees participated in Shree Vishnu Sahastranama Yajna
in which recitation of Shree Vishnu Sahasranama 108 times
for the peace of the departed souls of those who lost their lives three years
back in the crash of World Trade Center. It was concluded after twenty eight
hours. Swamiji was present at the conclusion ceremony and spoke on Glory of
Vishnu Sahastranama.Rev. Swamiji was invited by devotees at their homes. Tree plantation was
also done at few devotees home.
Toronto, Canada(Sept 14, 2004- Sept
morning Yoga classes were organized at two main temple namely Sanatan Dharma
temple () and Shree Laxmi Narayan temple () during a week stay inToronto. Evening
discourses were held at ShreeVaishnaoDeviTempleand Swamiji
spoke on Glory of “Hanuman Chalisa". Satsangs were also organized in
other institutions namely Shree Vishnu Mandir and Shree Ganesh Mandir. Swamiji
Maharaj was invited for Bhiksha at many devotees’ homes.
was organized by hard work of Shri. Kamlesh Daveji, Shri.Kunjvihari Daveji, Shri.
Bharatbhai Tailor and Ms. Manjari Bhatt. Swamiji and Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
will remain heartily indebted to Shri. Kamlesh Dave and his family, a main
organizer and a host. Media coverage was given to Swamiji’s program in leading
Toledo, Ohio(Sept 21, 2004–Sept25, 2004)
Hindu Temple of Toledo organized Swamiji’s program. Acharya Shri Anant Dixitji
welcomed Pujya Swamiji & Premavadootji the disciple of Shri Rangavdootji
Maharaj, a Siddha Purusha of Nareshwer, Gujarat. Morning Yoga classes and
evening discourses were well attended by people of Toledo.
Smt.Binduben & Dr.Arvindbhai Mistry & Shri Rajesh Laungani & Dr.
Binaben Laugani hosted Swamiji.
Jersey(Sept 25, 2004-Sept
Jyotiben Joshi and Shri Dineshbhai Joshi received Pujya Swamiji at their home. A
public discourse at freehold (New Jersey) was organized by
Smt. Jyotiben Joshi.
26, 2004– Oct 3, 2004)
Sept 26, 2004Rev. Swamiji arrived
at Shree Swaminarayan
Templeof Anoopam Missionat Coplay,
Pennsylvania.Here Swamiji Maharaj
was given warm welcome by H. H. Sri Jashbhai Sahebji, a Spiritual Head of
Anoopam Mission, Mogri (Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Anand). A week long Yogasana
Classes in the morning and Gita Pravachan in the evening were organized here.
Rev. Shri Shantibhai the personal Guru Bandhu of Sri Sahebji was present also.
Devotees from other parts ofUSAalso participated in
Pujya Swamiji &
Pujya Sri Jashbhai Sahebji At Yogasana
Camp, Coplay (Pennsylvania)
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