News Report for the Month of October 2011

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Deepavali Annakoot Darshan ( Oct 26, 2011)
Divya Darshan of Maa Sri Ashtalaxmi at Sivananda Asharam, Ahmedabad.

Navaratri Celebration continued  ( Sept 28, 2011 – October 6, 2011)

The month of October commenced with continuation of  Navaratri festival. Ashram was agoging with divine vibrations from early dawn to late midnight; with chants of Srimat Bhagavad Gita in the forenoon, Sri Durga saptasati in the afternoon and Garba at night.

On holy Durgashtami day Havan was performed. On eighth day of Navaratri, Kanya Pujan was performed to about one hundred Kanya (young Girls)  and they were adored with ceremonial worship, presented gifts, cloths, dakshina & food etc. Tenth day of Navaratri the Holy Vijaya dashami day was the final day of worship. Revered  Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj read out all ancient Holy Scriptures stanza’s for the benefit of devotees as the grace of Goddess of education (Sri Saraswati Ahvahan).

Deepavali  Celebration ( Oct 24, 2011 -Oct 27, 2011)

Deepavali, a festival of light was celebrated in true Sivanandic spirit of sharing, caring, loving and purifying at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. On Dhanteras day (Oct 24, 2011) a group  Laxmi Poojan by large numbers of devotees was performed at Sri Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhavan from 4.00 pm to late night. 

A few weeks of planning and preparations of hundreds of food varieties by so many devotees culminated in Grand Annakoot offering to Sri Ashtalaxmi Maa on Deepavali day (October 26, 2011). Entire day, over thousands of people came to the ashram for the Holy Darshan and to receive the grace of Sri Sri Sri Ashtalakshmi Maa. Late in the evening Aarti was performed by Pujya  Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.

Then came the night – a real Deepavali spirit, a real karma yoga, of preparing packages from Diwali Annakoot prasad by ashram’s devotees up to early morning of the next day a New Year day (Gujarati calendar) on Thursday October 28, 2011. About 1500 packages, each containing ½ kg sweets & 1 kg snack were distributed as Narayana seva to under privilege family.  Thousands of devotees paid their homage to Sri Sri Sri Ma Ashtalakshmi and paid their regards to Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and other Mahatama's of  the Ashram.

Ashram continued their routine activities of temple services, grocery distribution to poor, needy and down trodden, poor feeding, yoga and reiki classes, satsang, Japa and meditation classes as usual.

Tours & Spiritual programs of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj for the Month of October 2011

Ahmedabad  : On October 2, 2011 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj attended  prayer meeting together with religious head of many  organizations at Sri Sabarmati ashram, on the auspicious occasion of Revered Mahatma Gandhiji’s 143rd birth Anniversary.

Gandhinagar : On October 17, 2011 Pujya Sri Swamiji was invited as a guest at Golden Jubilee function of  NGO working towards anti narcotic and de-addiction (Nasha Bandhi Mandal). The function was organized at Banquet Hall of Governor House at Gandhinagar. H.E. Governor of Gujarat Dr. Kamalaji presided over the function.

Jaipur : On October 7, 2011 Pujya  Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj arrived at Jaipur. A floral welcome was accorded to Swamiji with  great love by the devotees of the Divine life Society branch, Jaipur. Sri Swamiji was invited by the DLS branch, Jaipur at Sri Siddheshwar Mahadev; Rajapark Jaipur, satsang was attended by a large number of devotees. They felt blessed to be in satsang with  Sri Swamiji Maharaj and looking forward to His next visit already.

On Monday, October 10, 2011 forenoon Sri Swamiji addressed a big assembly  of students of Sri Swami Keshavanandaji Maharaj institute of Science and Technology. As always, Sri Swamiji inspired youth for blood donations and about 608 students donated blood at Blood donation drive organized  after Sri Swamiji’s discourse. In the afternoon, Sri Swamiji addressed the student community of Global Institute of Technology. At both institutes large scale Tree plantation was done.

During his stay, Sri Swamiji Maharaj paid his respect to Sri Navalkishor Sharmaji, a past Governor of Gujarat. They both have mutual love, regards & respect for each other. Sri Sharmaji is a admirer of Sivnanda Asharam activities and had visited ashram many a times when he was in the post of Governor of Gujarat.

Delhi - On October 11, 2011 Sri Swamiji left for Delhi. Honoring a pressing invitation of Sri Brijmohan Lalji Munjal, Chairman of Hero Motor Corporation and all members of his divine family, Swamiji visited Delhi for Munjal family function.

During his stay, Sri Swamiji Maharaj visited sick and ailing patients at All India Institute of Medical Science and Shahdara mental hospital. Also Swamiji was invited for home satsang by number of devotees.


News from SIVA yoga center

Upcoming YTTC (Dec 11, 2011 –Dec 30, 2011) Next Yoga Teachers Training Course will be conducted by Sivananda Institute of Vedant and Yoga Academy (Sivananda Ashram). Candidates who desire to join the course are requested to send their application in time. Application form can be downloaded from our website –

745th Yogasan, Pranayam and Meditation Camp (Dec 12, 2011 – Dec 21, 2011) Yoga Shibir will be conducted by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Seekers and students of Yoga learning are requested to do prior registration. For the details, contact Ashram at

Please make a note - Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj will not be available at Ashram during entire month of  November 2011. He is on tour of Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Andhrapradesh, Uttaranchal, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi. If anyone wish to make essential communication, you could through Sivananda Ashram office-

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