News & Activity Report for the Month of December 2014

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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Month of December was full of Yoga activities including YTTC at the Ashram. 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 

Gita Jayanti Celebration (Dec 2, 2014):  Many  devotees joined for recitation of Gita and special worship of Lord Sri Krishna on Gita Jayanti celebration at the ashram.

Sri Dttatreya Jayanti (Dec 6, 2014): On holy of Dattatreya Jayanti, a grand Laksharchana, Pooja, Sri Dattabavani chanting and Sri Datta Yajna was performed at Sri Dattatreya Temple of the ashram. 

Centenary celebration of Late Sri Narayana Swami of Sri Narayan Ashram, Almoda (Uttarakhand) was celebrated in Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad with satsang, Sri Satya Narayana Katha and night long Sri Harinam Sankirtan. Sri Narayana Swami was great kirtanist and divine soul. He hosted H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on his way to Sri Kailash Yatra.

Yoga teaching through SIVA – Sivananda Institute of Vedanta & Yoga Academy at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad offers daily yoga lessons for Beginners, Intermediate & Established yoga practitioners. And twice a year residential Yoga Teachers Training course (YTTC) in a month of May and December.

33 rd Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014 : Three weeks (20 days/220 hours) residential Yoga Teacher Training Course was conducted through (SIVA) Sivananda Institute of Vedanta -Yoga Academy, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Twenty two candidates from different parts of India, USA, UK, Hong Kong and Lithuania attended the course. Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji conducted morning and evening yoga classes. Syllabus included teachings of Bhagawad Gita (18 discourses) and Patanjali Yoga Sutra (18 discourses) by Swamiji.  And Yoga psychology, Yoga Management,  relevant medical science, Anatomy ,  Reiki (Science of Natural Healing) were covered by qualified yoga team namely Ms. SangeetaThawani, Dr. Varsha Dave, Dr. Ashok Nirvana (Anatomy), Dr. Ameesh Kshatriya, Mrs. Chidrupini, Prof. Suresh Patel and Reiki Mrs. Rupa Majmudar.

 Yogasana, Kriya, Kunjal Kriya, Jal Neti Kriya, Candle Light Meditation and Yoga Nidra all were rightly taught during the Yoga Training Course. Concluding of YTTC will be on Dec 30, 2014 with final test and certificates distribution.

On December 18, regional television channel telecasted Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji's  program on "Yoga, A way of Life" an hour long at prime time for the benefits of people at large. Pujya Swamiji's Yoga teaching is a boon to the society.    

Christmas Celebration -  A day before Christmas Eve on Dec 23, 2014 Sri Sunder-Kand parayan by Revered Sri Ajay Yajnikji was organized. Holy Christmas celebration was very solemn and peaceful on Christmas eve, singing the carol etc, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji read out the Sermon on the Mount. Cake, cookies and chocolates were distributed to poor children and regular meal also was served to about 150 children. Mid night candle light meditation was organized to honor and welcome Baby Jesus.

All the activities of the ashram, mainly Spiritual, Yoga and Seva projects are based on the ideals and teachings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Daily worship services at Lord Vishvanath Temple and at Sri Sri Maa Ashtalakshmi Bhavan create Divine vibrations at the Ashram. Prayers & Meditation at Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir bring peace & joy to countless Sadhakas. Daily Evening Satsang (9.00pm –9.45pm), Sunday satsang (8.30 am -10.00 am) and ‘Paduka Pujan' on Thursday, Satyanarayan Puja on Purnima day, Gayatri Yajana on first Sunday, Lalita Shashra Nama & Yoga activities: all these have made Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad a pilgrimage place (Yatra Dham). In the month of December, 2014, guests from all different parts of India as well from France,  Lebanon etc. visited the  Ashram.

H. H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's Satsang programs during the Month of Dec 2014

 Jumari Teliya (Koderma, Jharkhand ) Nov 25, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014.  Bhagawat Katha at Jumari Teiya started on Nov 25, 2014 and  Revered Sri Swami  Adhyatmanandaji on Vyasa pith and was concluded on Dec 5, 2014.  There was a spiritual wave in Jhumari Teliaya. Inspite of election campaign of the Zarkhand state, devotees of the Lord and seekers of the truth flocked and crowd kept on swelling every day.  Pujya Swamiji’s sharing was given wide media coverage in various local news papers  Episode of Sri Krishna’s birth and wedding were celebrated with pomp and devotion. Last day, a big yajna and bhandara was organized by the organizers and whole town people joined in great reverence. H.H. Sri Swami Hariharanandaji Maharaj, in charge Swami at Annapurna center, DLSHQ graced the last four days.  tree plantation was organized also.

Bodh Gaya (Dec 6, 2014)  Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and devotee group from Gujarat with organizers visited Bodh Gaya on holy Dattatreya Jayanti, on full moon day Dec 6, 2014). Sitting for meditation under Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha had enlightenment was very inspiring. Entire group visited Sri Vishnu pad and Sri Gadadhar’s temple. This is the same temple where Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa’s father had a light and grace that he will be blessed by a son with divinity incarnated. So, he named his son Gadadhar which later on came to be known as Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa. Upon invitation of devotees,  Sri Swamiji and devotee group graced some business houses and had Satsang, Prasad also. At late night, team departed for Ahmedabad.

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