First Anniversary of Holy Sri Astha Lakshmi Bhavan and Sri Chidananda Dhyana
Mandir was celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in very solemn
atmosphere in the worthy and holy presence of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji
Maharaj. Rev. Swamiji Maharaj arrived by Jet Airways from Delhi in the morning on April 28,
2002 and very rousing
welcome was accorded to him by a large number of devotees and yoga lovers at the
Swamiji Maharaj was given very traditional welcome at holy Sri Vishwanath Temple
of the Ashram. After offering
worship and Aarati, Sri Swamiji had darshan of Sri Dhukh Bhanjan Hanuman and Sri
Sri Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan. A mammoth gathering gathered for Rev. Sri
Swamiji’s darshan. Sri Rajendra
Thaker. Retired Assistant Income Tax commissioner expressed his heart’s feelings by
his compassion. “Welcome Swamiji,
please be at home” and a number of other devotees too expressed their
Sri Swamiji Maharaj led heart touching Kirtan and shared his feeling by
provoking the power of prayers and NAM JAPA.
He said that the sole purpose of the life is only one and that is
realisation of the absolute, here in this very birth.
Constant and continuous awareness and remembrance of the divine name is
the only way for His divine grace.
Sri NAVCHANDI YAJNA was organized at the Yajna vedi in front of Sri Vishwanath
Temple. Along with 16 learned
priests, Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj joined for chanting of Holy Name all 700
verses of Sri Durga Saptasati. Holy
Prasad was distributed to all who attended the evening service of the temple. A memorable devotional music recital was organized by eminent artist of
the city. Smt. Monikaben Shah & her students, Pandit Sri
Krishanakantbhai Parikh with his bright and eloquent sons, Smt. Aarati Munshi,
Ms. Yesh Munshi & Master Swetketu Vora, with Smt. Mayurikaben Oza were the
prominent singers. On 29th April forenoon a grand worship was
organized in Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan afternoon Tamil Mahila Sangham’s group
recited Sri Lalita Sahashranam in melodies modes of South Indian Music.
First Patotsav of Sri AshtaLakshmi Bhavan and Chidananda Dhyana Mandir - April 28-29, 2002 & Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's 58th Birthday Celebration -May 3, 2002
Birthday of Swami Adhyatmanandaji
Sri Swamiji Maharaj was accorded ceremoniously to all temples for worship
and a grand musical feast with delicious dinner was arranged in
Ashram’s lawn. It is all started
from very early dawn and ended at almost after mid-night.
Rev. Swamiji Maharaj pleased everyone in all manners to make devotees
happy in spite of his hectic schedule. Devotees of Pujya Swamiji from all over
India and abroad conveyed their love and devotion on this special day.
Yoga camp by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was organized at Sri Sivananda
Ashram. 670 candidates from all
walks of life joined the camp. Official
inauguration was done on Sunday 12th May in the morning with 45 minutes of
meditation. Janab Sanaulla Saheb
and corporater Ibrahimbhai from Jamalpur, Bawa Bukhari mosque, Rev. Father
Joseph from Bishop house, Mirjapur, Dr. Bhupinder Singh Bhatia from Govind dham
Gurudwara and Sri Daboo Saheb from Parsi Agiyari with Mr. Ishwarbhai Makawana
minister for Youth & Cultural activities, Govt. of Gujarat all jointly lit
the lamp; and prayed for peace in Ahmedabad in particular and for Gujarat in
Simultaneously Rev. Swamiji conducted 583rd Yoga camp at village Bhat for the corporater of Cadila Pharmacy. Concluding function was agog with great zeal and festive moods with Garba dance by Yoga lovers and respectable members of their families. “Potluck Dinner” programme was the memorable evening for the Yoga camp participants.
Maha Mrutyunjaya Mantra Japa Yajna
16th May 2002, Thursday, Shri Maha Mrutyunjaya Mantra Japa Yajna for
24-hours was held at the Ashram for the early recovery and good health of Pujya
Sri Guru Maharaj. Three hundred and forty six devotees participated in the Japa
7th Anniversary of Sri Lord Vishwanath Mahadev
Anniversary of Lord Sri Vishwanath Mahadev was celebrated solemnly at the holy
shrine with Rudrabhishek in the shrine and Homam in the front of the Shrine.
Seven blessed couples were selected for Yajna; Poornahuti, the holy
concluding was done by Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.
Rev. Swamiji conducted the evening service of the temple, which was
magnificently decorated befitting the occasion. A grand public meeting was
organized which was attended by a large number of devotees.
Devotional singing by Smt. Vibhaben & Sri RashBihari Desai, Pandit
Sri Krishanakantbhai & Pandit Nirajchandra was the culmination of the show.
B. R. Mandal (accountant general of the Maharashtra) was awarded “YOGA PRACHAR
RATNA” by Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj, for his humanitarian services in the field
of YOGA. Rev. Sri Swamiji’s
recent work “ GITA NAVNITAM” (Essence of the Gita) and ninth edition of
“PRARTHANA STOTRA SANGHRAHA” were released by Rev. Sri K. K. Shastriji (98
yrs.), a scholarly personality and great veteran of Indian classical literature.
concluded by a grand feast, which was attended and enjoyed by over 1200
devotees. Thus Ashram had a happy and blissful time with Rev. Sri Swamiji
Maharaj’s long await arrival.
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