H. H. Sri. Swami
Adhyatmanandji's Shashti Poorti Celebration
(60th Birthday Anniversary) (May 2004-May 2005)
Divine Festivity ( April 21, 2005 - May 3, 2005)
Offering of Mangos in all different varieties later on distributed as a Prasad to Narayanas in underprivileged area of the Town
Shiv Puran Katha (
Nine days long Shiv Puran katha in
the form a divine musical recitation by Sri. Dayagiri Bapu, a renowned kathakar
was organized at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. It was concluded on April 29, 2005,
fourth Anniversary of
4th Annual day of Sri. Ashtlaxmi Bhavan & Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir( April 29, 2005
The sacred worship started with Sri. Yantra Pooja in the hours of dawn.
"Sri Yantra" Worship - What is Sri Yantra?
Sri Yantra - Hymns of Mantras of Goddess Lakshami
Sri. Ynatra is Yantra of Bhagawati Sundri. It is called "Yantraraja". It is Hyms of Mantras of Sri Lakshmi. Its each mantra has been sanctified and established. This body of Yantra or Yantra chakra contains Bindu (point), Rekha(line), Trikona (triangle) and Vritt( circle). They have been placed according to certain rules considering it as the body of a man with nine doors. Yantra is taken as the body of Ashta-Devata.
Yantra consists of one 0 in the center. Above the point, there are 4 triangles with face down and below the points 5 triangles with face upwards. This central point is the seat of "Bhagawati Tripura Sundri". It is called "Manidvipa also. In the body, it is called "Hritpundarika" on which meditation of Ishta-devata is made. Thus, Sri Yantra contains nine triangles. They indicte nine Mool-Pravittis of formless Shiva. On the combinations of these triangles, 43 small triangles are formed . An Ashta Kamal Lotus with eight petals (Bhoomi, Jala, Anala, Vayu, Akasha, Mana, Buddhi and Ahankara) , Ashta-Lakshmi is shown encircling these triangles in the diagram.Outside this Lotus, there is another Lotus with 16 petals indicating 16 Matrukas. Outside this external Lotus, there is a three lines boundary-called "Bhoopr-(Chaturastra) chakra. Final part is a square of thick lines, which has four doors in four directions. On its corners Gods and Siddhis like Anima are placed.
In this Yantra reside many Gods (96) and Goddesses(2816).They satisfy desires of Devotees regarding their Bhoga and Moksha on its darshan and Puja (Worship) with faith and reverence.
The sacred worship started with Sri. Yantra Pooja in the hours of dawn which followed by Kanya pooja, Navchandi Yajna and feeding to the poor, which continued up to late afternoon. In the evening, Holy Sri. Shiv Puran katha ‘s concluding was done at.Then started traditional worship of Mother Goddess, Sri Asthlakshmi in the form of singing and dancing in her praise (Garba) by devotees. People from all around the community thronged at the ashram and joined up to late night.
Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Divine festivity from
In the Bhagavad Gita (Ch.7, Verse 9), the Lord says: "I am the brilliance in the fire."
"By pouring libations on the sacred fire, sin is burnt"- The Mahabharata, Santi Parva,
All the Yajnas, namely
Sri. Ganapati Homam, Sri. Sudarshan Yajna, Sri. Pavman Yajna and finally Ayush
Homam on May 3rd were performed most traditionally by very learned Pandits
from south India. Devotees in large numbers
joined in the Yajna worship each day.
Evening satsangs agoged with
devotional music, classical prayer dances and the holy darshan and satsang
of mahatmas including Sri. Jinchandraji Maharaj of Bandha Triputi of
Tithal Shanti Niketan, Valsad, Sri Haribhai Kothari (Mumbai), Sri.Bhageyesh Jha
(IAS) Dist.Collector( Vadodra), Sri. Jashbhai Saheb of Anoopam Mission (Mogari),
H. H. Swami Madhavpriyanandaji Maharaj of Internantional Swami Narayana
Gurukul (A’bad), Shashtri Sri. Bhagavan Prasadji and on
Ashram administration is highly
thankful to Sri. Purushottam Upadhyaya and Hansaben Dave, Sri. Asit Desai and
Smt. Hema Desai, Sri. Chandan Thakor of Nritya Bharati and Smt. Kashmira
Trivedi for their valuable contribution in the night satsang for singing and
performing their respected arts.
Pujya Swamiji's Birthday (May 3, 2005)
Finally arrived the day, all were waiting for, Beloved Swamiji’s birthday May 3, 2005 . The day commenced with Sahanai vadan by famous Gaiekwad brothers from Vadodra. It created very serene atmosphere, just right for morning meditation. Then followed candle light meditation which filled already charged atmosphere with divine vibrations. Ceremonial bath was given to H. H. Sri. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj with flowers and garland. Swamiji did Padukapuja of Gurumaharaj, later on devotees worshiped his feet too. Felicitation function followed by Sadhu Bhojan and offerings to sixty one Sadhu Mahatma’s.
Evening satsang was highlighted by
Evening satsang was highlighted by
Diamond Jubilee memorial
Hindi translation of “Gita
English version of “Yoga and
Swasthya (Gujarati)” named “Yoga for better leaving”.
The day’s function was concluded
with meditation and prayers for world peace at
(0 hour). A melodious sahnai in the background added a special spark in the
A grand prasad of Alphonso
Mangos was offered at Sri.
Temple, which were distributed to the devotees and Daridranarayans in the
underprivileged area of the town on the next day.
H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji
Diamond Jubilee Satsang Program
(Thursday, April 21 2005 - Tuesday, May 3 2005)
Divya Jivan Sangh and Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh feels honored and privileged
to invite you all to the celebration of Beloved and Worshipful Sri Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s Shashti-Poorti Satsang (60th birth anniversary) at
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. It is a culmination of whole year activities
planned during Swamiji’s Diamond Jubilee Year towards the Mission of Holy
Master Sri. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. As always, Rev. Swamiji Maharaj
has worked relentlessly during the entire year (
at first, about the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, respecting the overwhelming feelings
of devotees, Pujya Swamiji has gone along with it, not the usual way with bell,
bouquet and candle, but in a very unique way. As you know, during the Diamond
Jubilee year (May 3, 2004 - May 3, 2005) many Philanthropic activities such as
food distributions to underprivileged children, helping handicapped people, yoga
camps in public schools and school for blinds, Tree plantation (57,000 trees so
far), Blood donation drives (220 drives with collection of 85, 542
pints of blood), youth activities and many more have been carried out. Also
Spiritual activities like Spiritual Retreats, Srimad Mahabharat Katha,
Shiv Puran Katha, Ram Katha, Likhit Japa Yajana, Satsangs with Mahatmas,
Publication and distribution of spiritual literature of Gurudev Swami
Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, Spiritual Tours
in India, USA,
pray to the Almighty Lord, Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj
Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj for Pujya Swamiji’s good health and long life
so that He could be a beacon light to Spiritual aspirants all over.
Sri Shiv Mahapuran
Time: Daily 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Sri Sri Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan and Sri Swami Chidananda Dhyana Mandir’s fourth Brahmotsava ( April 29, 2005)
Sri Yantra Pooja : 7.30 am to 9.00 am
Sri Navchandi Yajna : 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Sri Shiv Mahapuran Katha Purnahuti ( conclusion) at evening 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm Garaba 9.30pm-12.00pm
Sri Ganapati Homam( April 30, 2005): 7 am to 12 noon
Devotional Music : 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm by Smt. Monikaben Shah
Satsang : 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm Munisri Jinchandraji Maharaj, Sri Haribhai Kothari
Cultural Program: 9.00 pm onwards Sugam Sangeet by Sri Purshottambhai Upadhyay
Sri Purushukta Homam, Maha Narayan Yajna : (May 1, 2005) 7 am to 12.00 noon
Devotional Music : 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm by Sri.Narayan pancholi
Satsang : 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm by Pujya Sri. Jashbhai Saheb (Anoopam Mission) and Sri. Bhagyesh Jha (I.A.S) (Dist.Collector, Vadodara)
Cultural Program: 9.00 pm onwards Sri Krushna Mahaprashthan, directed by Sri Chandan Thakore, Nrutya Bharati, Ahmedabad.
Krushnayajurvediya Pavaman Homam : (May 2, 2005) 7.00 am to 12.00 noon
Devotional Music :7.30 pm to 8.00 pm by Sri.Krishnakantbhai Parikh
Satsang : 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm Maha Mandleshwar 1008 Srimat Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj (Founder: Sri Bharat Mata Mandir, Haridwar), H. H. H. Sri Swami Madhavpriyadasji maharaj (Swaminarayan Gurukul, Chharodi) Cultural Program: 9.00 pm onwards : Smt. Hemaben & Sri Ashitbhai Desai’s Vocal Music
Ayushya Homam, Kumbhaabhishekam : (May 3, 2005) (5.30am-7.00am) Brahma Muhrat Prayer & Meditation. Shanai Vadan & Jaltarang juggle Bandi by Gaekwad brothers, Vadodara
(7.00 am to 12.00
noon) Aayushya Homam & Kumbhaahishekam
(12.00 noon) Samashthi Bhandara
(4.30 pm- 11.30 pm) Annakoot Darshan Sri.Sri. Sri. Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan
Evening Satsang ( May 3, 2005)
(7.30 pm - 8.00 pm) Bhakti Sangeet by Smt.Vibhaben and Sri. Rasbihari Desai
(7 .40 pm) H. E Governor of Gujarat Sri.Nawal Kishor Sharmaji arrives on the Dias
(8.00pm- 8.15pm) Address by Sri. Pravinkumar Laheri, IAS Chirman & Managing Director Sadar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.
(8.15pm-8.25pm) Release of Books, Cassette and CD Felicitation of H. H. Sri. swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
(8.25pm-8.45pm) Address by H. E. Governor of Gujarat
(8.45pm- 9.00pm) Blessings by Maha Mandleshwar 1008 Srimat Swami Mangalanandji Maharaj (Gita Mandir, Ahmedabad)
(9.00pm-9.15pm) Blessings by Acharya Maha Mandleshwar 1008 Srimat Swami Vishwadevanandaji Maharaj (Sanyas ashram, Ahmedabad)
(9.15pm-9.30pm)Blessings by Maha Mandleshwar 1008 Srimat Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj(Founder Chairman Samanvay Seva Trust and Sri. Bharat Mata Mandir, Haridwar)
(9.30 pm-onwards) "Sri. Rama Lilamrutam" Bharatnatyam Dance by SargamNartan Academy Directed by Smt. Kasmiraben Trivedi
Wednesday May 4, 2005 Narayana Seva (Feeding the underprivileged)
Regular Activities and Services at the Holy Sivananda Ashra
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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