News & Activity Report for the Month of
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
News In the Slide Show
Yoga teaching through SIVA –
Sivananda International Vedanta and Yoga Academy at
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad offers daily yoga lessons for Beginners,
Intermediate & Established yoga practitioners. The daily Yoga sessions start at
early hours of dawn (5.30am) and continue through the day in different groups. In
addition to regular Yoga teaching, during the month of December even more Yoga
teaching was organized.
Yoga teaching is one of the vital activities at the ashram. Ashram offers more
extended programs in all areas of Spirituality, Health Wellness, and Personal
Growth, with an emphasis on Yoga and Meditation, under the guidance of Pujya
Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
21st Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC)
- Three weeks (20 days) residential Yoga Teacher Training Course was organized
guidance and supervision of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. It is
designed to integrate all aspects of life; physical, mental, emotional, &
spiritual - and help Sadhak finds
inner peace and joy.
Thirty two candidates enrolled and successfully completed the course. They were
from USA, UK, Germany, Australia, South Africa. South Korea, Taiwan, Egypt and
The team of Yoga teachers including Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji, Dr.
Mayur Patel (Diabetologist), Dr. Varsha Dave (Gynaecologist), Dr.Swetang
Pancholi (Cardiologist), Dr. Amish Kshatriya (Orthopaedic Surgeon), Smt.
Chidrupini Kshatriya (Dietician), Mrs. Roopa Majmudar (Philosopher & Reiki
Grandmaster), Ms. Sangeeta Thawani (Educationist & Yoga Teacher) and Prof. Sri
Suresh Patel (Management & Behavioral Science). At the end of three week
learning tests both written and Practical were conducted and certificates were
awarded by Mayor of Ahmedabad City, Sri Asit Vora. Yogi James Lo, President of
Taiwan Yoga & Sports federation was awarded “YOGA RATNA” (Gem of yoga) award.
743 rd Yoga camp (Dec 13, 2010 – Dec 22, 2010): Ten
days yoga, Meditation and Pranayam camp was also conducted by Revered Sri
Swamiji. Four hundred and ninety students availed the education facilities at
the Ashram. During the camp Dr. Mayur Patel gave illustrated discourse with
slide show to educate and bring the awareness of early detection, management and
treatment of Diabetes. All Yoga participants got their blood sugar tested also.
17, 2010 was the holy Sri Gita Jayanti. It was on this day that Sanjaya narrated
to King Dhritarashtra the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, and thus made
the glorious teachings of the Lord available to us, and to people of the world,
for all time. The message of the Bhagavad-Gita was given by the Lord Himself on
the battlefield of Kurukshetra. The Gita shows a way to rise above the world of
duality and the pairs of opposites, and to acquire eternal bliss and
immortality. It is a gospel of action. It teaches performance of one's duty in
society and a life of active struggle, keeping the inner being untouched by
outer surroundings, and renouncing the fruits of actions as offerings unto the
Lord. The Gita is a source of power and wisdom.
Gita Jayanti was celebrated in the Ashram with Gita Parayan
(group recitation) led by Rev. Swamiji. Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
was invited at Samvit institute for Gita discourse where Sri Swami
Viditatmanandaji Maharaj, Tatwa Tirth, Bopal, Sri Swami Som Samvitji Maharaj,
Bikaner, and Rev. Dr. Gautam Patel brought the spot light upon the different
aspects of the Gita.
Jayanti ( Dec 20, 2010 ) On
holy of Dattatreya Jayanti,
a grand Laksharchana, Pooja, Sri Dattabavani chanting and Sri Datta
Yajana was performed at Sri Dattatreya Temple of the ashram.
Dattatreya - He was a supreme yogi.
Like Dakshinamurti, He was the Adi-Guru, the primal world teacher. The name or
word ‘Dattatreya’ is constituted of two terms, ‘Datta’ and ‘Atreya’. In
Sanskrit, ‘Datta’ means one who is bestowed as a gift, and ‘Atreya’ is derived
from the name of a great sage called Atri. The son of Atri is Atreya. A
descendent of Atri also is Atreya. One, who is bestowed as a divine child on the
great sage Atri, by the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Siva themselves, is Dattatreya.
Tradition holds that he was the divine child of sage Atri born to his famous
consort Anasuya, the great queen of chastity, Anasuya Devi.
- Holy Christmas celebration was very solemn and peaceful on X’mas eve. All YTTC
students organized this function by decorating the alter and singing the carol
etc, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji read out the Sermon on the mount.
Through Sivananda Clinic at the ashram, patients with multiple medical problems
are being treated on one to one bases. They are provided with expert
instructions on yoga postures, breathing practices, relaxation techniques &
meditation as a holistic way of healing. Thanks to Dr. Amin for his dedication &
selfless services. Healing through Reiki teaching and training sessions by
Reiki Grand Master Mrs. Rupa Majmudar and Mr. Tapan Mankodi is also a part of
Feeding to poor on 3rd of each month and grain distribution to needy on first
Sunday of the month through Sri Vishvanath Sevakendra, Sri Gayatri Yajna and Sri
Lalita sahasranama by Tamil Mahila Samaj on first Sunday of the month, weekly
satsang on Wednesday Vedanta Vimarsh, Sri Gurupaduka poojan on Thursday, Sri
Durga Saptasati parayan on Friday, Sri Sundarkand Path on Saturday, Sunday
– Satsang and Mrutyunjaya japa, Wednesday & Friday - went on as usual during the
month of December at the Ashram.
Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s Tour & Satsang during
the month of December 2010
1, 2010 – Dec 3, 2010) Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj graced the city at
famous Sood Bhavan. His discourse was organized on the subject of Meditation -
It was attended by mammoth and august crowd of the city. Upon request of number
of devotees, small group satsangs were organized in number of houses.
Gandhinagar: On 14th Dec the Gujarat Kisan Samaj organized their 5th Sri
Balaram Temple raising festival. Blood donation camp was inaugurated by Sri
Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, and fruit bearing saplings were distributed to
more than 2500 farmers and their family members. Sri Swamiji inspired one and
all for blood donation & mass tree plantation – where He said that is the only
easy solutions for Global Warming.
Delhi: on Dec 5, 2010 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj arrived in Delhi and
had wonderful satsang at the residence of Sri Gopal Subramanium,
Solicitor General, Government of India and other Satsang at care Smt. Anita
Srivastava and Sri Anjani Nandan Sharanji at Lodi road and in Sri Rajnish
Kashyapji at Dwaraka.
Karamsad: 140th annual day of Sri Santram Temple was celebrated at Karamsad, the
very birth place of great son of Mother India, Sri Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel.
Sri Swamiji lit the lamp and shared the words of wisdom. All Sri Santram Mandir
are known for “Akhand Kirtan & Akhand Kitchen”.
Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj is "in the pink" of His health and
will be staying at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad in the month of January 2011. Sri
Swamiji will attend Sri Swami Paramanandaji Maharaj’s Vedanta discourses during
the entire month. Om Shanti.
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