In Loving Memory of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyamanandai Maharaj
 
On HIS First Punya Tithi (April 27, 2022 as per Hindu calendar) - May 8, 2022  Mahasamadhi Day
 
Let us Cherish HIS Legacy & Life-work
 
The sacred ceremonies were organized from April 27, 2022 till May 8, 2022 at various centers.
 
 

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H.H. Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's first Punya Tithi April 27,  2022 as per Hindu calendar - Mahasamadhi May 8, 2022 was observed solemnly by Ashram's devotees, Spiritual organizations at various places & by Devotees' group of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj expressing their love, devotion & gratitude from the core of their hearts in so many different ways, some organized Homatmak Laghu Rudra Yajana  & satsang at Haridwar in holy presence of Mahatma, some joined in serving Sadhu Bhandara to Mahamandleswars, Sains & Mahatmas, some contributed for Danam (& gifts to Sadhus), Some performed sacred Paduka Pujan of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj on His Panya Tithi on April 27, 2022, Some arranged Satsang with Saints, Mahatma,  & Dignitaries at the Ashram and Praise HIS Life-work & Selfless service to humanity, Some organized distributing food packages to Daridra-Narayan on HIS Mahasamadhi day (May 8, 2022), Pratham Jyotirling, Shree Somnath temple had Dhaja Poojan & Aarohan in HIS honor on HIS Punya Tithi day, Sacred Ganga Aarti, which was very dear to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj, was performed by devotees in the Holy Presence of Saints & Mahatama, Countless devotees in the West & East silently remember satsang & blessings of Sri Swamiji Maharaj &  Some shade tears in HIS sweet memories .........  It is all heart-touching.  And it is needless to say all feel their beloved Pujya Swamiji Maharaj's Subtle PRESENCE HERE & NOW and receive HIS Guidance,  Protection & Blessings.  
 
The sacred ceremonies were organized from April 27, 2022 till May 8, 2022 at various centers.

"A great son (sun) of India Adhyatma-Jyoti Sri Swami Adhyatmananda Saraswati an "adarsh" yati & Saint of holy matrubhoomi Bharatvarsha." these are the words of HIS Master H. H. Sri Swami ChidanandaJi Maharaj.

 
Revered Swamiji was a living example of the teachings of holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. He was a Yogi, Vedantin, and Devotee all in one. Devotees welcomed Him in the East & the West and all over the Globe for his simplicity, sincerity, and love for teaching the Yoga way of life.  Sri Swamiji carried a spark of love, light & joy. He kindled and inspired people, whoever came in contact with Him. His Life and each breath were dedicated to spreading the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Vedanta through simple and practical teachings of Gurudev Sri. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri. Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Wherever he went, he talked about the simple message of Sri. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate & Realize” and guidelines of daily Sadhana through Gurudev’s "Twenty Spiritual Instructions". Jai Sivananda! Jai Chidananda! Jai Adhyatmananda!
 
It was always a joy for the devotees here in the West to receive. Pujya Swamiji  Maharaj's Satsang and blessings all these years. In fact, their love brought Sri Swamiji among their midst Year after Year for the past 25 + years. The Adhyatma Tours got organized each year as per SIVA's WILL.The Organizers Team of Adhyatma Tour worked together in the spirit of Karma Yoga and coordinated Sri Swamiji Satsang programs at various centers for the benefit of many and the Adhyatma Tour unfolded beautifully each year that was the charm of Adhyatma Tours. I feel blessed to get the opportunity to coordinate Swamiji's Adhyatma Tours to the West all these years and be a tiny part (not even) of the whole in Swamiji’s Mission of service to Humanity........Being with Him in close proximity during coordinating the Adhyatma Tours all these years, you observe how immeasurable devotion Pujya Swamiji has for His Gurudev! At every moment, whether He is thinking, talking or delivering discourses, you observe that Guru Smarana is unbroken. HE is breathing and living for Gurudev......Bharat & I feel honored and privileged to create Website for Pujya Swamiji, that is a  treasure of his work for the last twenty-five years and that has been a source for global reach. It is all Guru's Grace - sevak
 
 
Pujya Sri Swamiji was a world-renowned Yogacharya who conducted over 800 yoga camps throughout the world and trained tens of thousands of students in Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. Swamiji designed Yoga Teachers' Training Course (YTTC), a comprehensive  twenty days residential program  through Sivananda Institute of  Vedanta -Yoga Academy (SIVA) for the training of Yoga teachers which is conducted twice during the year. Swamiji has conducted more than 45 YTTC which is recognized by Gujarat University and he has trained more than 1000 yoga teachers. These teachers render both preventive and curative aspects of yoga teaching for the well-being of body and mind across humanity around the world and are instrumental in spreading ancient Indian Culture and rich heritage  Swamiji’s discourses were wisdom outpourings coming from decades of personal experience of leading the spiritual life that has changed the life of so many people. People asked Pujya Swamiji the secret of His ever Vibrant, Radiant & Joyful nature? "Abide In The SELF", He said………." In all condition I am Bliss, Bliss, Bliss Absolute"……Adopt, Adjust & Accommodate" ……And each breath of His, was in the remembrance of GOD and in the service to Humanity, service to known & unknown.....
 
Governor of Gujarat, Om Prakash Kohli has presented HIM the title of "Glory of Gujarat" in the month of January 2017 on behalf of the Indian Council of Social welfare (ICSW) Gujarat state branch. This award is given to HIM for HIS dedication and distinguishes contribution in the field of Yoga, Meditation as well as for spreading the Religious, Cultural and Spiritual Awareness. Swamiji received the “Gujarat Ratna Gaurav Award” in 2019.  Swamiji was a great missionary on the blood donation front and affirms his faith in “Donate blood and save a life”. Swamiji was instrumental in organizing about 300 blood donation camps and he himself donated blood 117 times and was honored by the Governor of Gujarat as a centurion blood donor. His love for Tree & Ecology was great. Swamiji has planted more than 10 million saplings and plants on this planet and has rendered great service to Mother Earth for ecological balance.

My Life is My Message."........."Don't be afraid of adversities, they make you strong"
 

Just as the deep-rooted tree stands tall in spite of the calamities in the form of severe storms, tornadoes, hail storms, or torrential rain, I have faced many adversities, ups & downs, impediments, agony, along the journey of 50 years of my monastic life and came out strong. Life has given me exuberance, joy, bubbling energy. Awakening of inner SELF lead me to spread the Glories of the DIVINE. Look at Nature, there is Fall & Spring, there is Sunrise & Sunset, there is Ebb & Flow. It is the Law of Nature. Ups & down is a part of Life. Don't be afraid of adversities, they make you strong. In all situations, be rooted in the Absolute Truth, Abide in the SELF, sing HIS Glories, Surrender at the holy feet of your Guru. Stick to the path guided by your Guru. Chant the Guru Mantra with unwavering faith. Hold on to Hari-Nama, the Lord's name is the solution for all the trials and tribulations of Life. Intensify your faith only on one thought " I am Thine, Thou art Mine, Thy will be done".  “O God, I am Thine, Thy wish is mine as I have none”.  Guru's Grace is unfailing; it is ever ready to help you. I have experienced in my life, you can too.

Divine Name is a safe boat that can take you to the other shore of fearlessness, freedom and bliss Immortal",  “In all conditions, I am Bliss, Bliss, and Bliss Absolute," says Swami Sivananda. Have Yearning for God-Realization.  

What more can I say? The secret of my joy in life (of 75 years) is unbroken Guru Smarana, faith in my GURU, abiding at the Holy feet of my GURU. Ever flowing Grace & Blessings of my Guru is the supreme joy of my Life.- (This is from message delivered  by Brahmleen H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmananda Maharaj on  the occasion of  His 75  Birthday Celebrations on  May 3, 2020)  << Read complete>>

"Yoganjali to Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj"-  on International Yoga Day (June 21, 2021)
from Yoga Group of Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedababd

 

H.H. Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's first Punya Tithi (Mahasamadhi May 8, 2022) was observed solemnly at Ashtam & by Devotees of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj . In Loving Memory of H.H. Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, on the occasion of His first Punya Tithi, Mahasamadhi day May 8, 2022 & remembering His  Birth Anniversary May 3, 2022  satsang & sacred ceremonies were organized which included Sacred Homatmak Laghu Rudra Yajna, Sant-Bhojan (feeding Sadhus) & Narayan seva distribution of food packages 

Love & Gratitude Expressed by one & ALL...................

People from  all Walks of Life, Saints & Mahatmas, Spiritual Organization heads, Dignitaries,  Devotees of Swamiji all over the Globe have praised Him & HIS Work. Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad was HIS karmabhumi  They have expressed their core feelings  soaked in deep love & gratitude for their Mentor, dear Friend, Philosopher, Guide, Guru and whatever relationship they were in with Pujya Swamiji Maharaj. It is heart-melting.
 
"With the Grace of Divine, we got the opportunity to host Pujya Swamiji on His first visit to the USA and thereafter for the past twenty-five years we are fortunate to receive HIS Satsang and Blessings in abundance. The mere presence of His lifts us to a different plane of spirituality and enlightenment that lingers on. We feel being bathed in love and purity.......We carry sweet memories of countless moments, special events, inspiring messages, blessings, and daily communication, until he breathed the last, even from the hospital bed HE sent a video clip on May 3, 2021, expressing HIS love and blessings for us...We share with all our two precious memories with Swamiji.....the Blessed opportunity that came to us to host HIS 75 th Birthday celebrations on May 3, 2020, on zoom, as the Covid situation prevented it! Devotees from all over the USA, India, Canada, UK, and all over joined the Zoom Meet and we had wonderful and memorable celebrations. The Impossible became possible. It was all prompted by SIVA & arranged by Guru Maharaj for HIS Adhyatma.  It was HIS last Birthday celebration and will be remembered forever.  The second, about the souvenir "Adhyatma Amrutam', the page that is dedicated to cur love & sentiments, Swamiji changed the caption  "At home ( In Chicago)" How blessed we feel! - Minal & Bharat Naik 
 
"I had my first Darshan of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj in my youth at the age of 12-14 at the Divya Jivan function at Rishikesh. I was touched by his radiating divinity and aura and I had surrendered myself to Swamiji Maharaj at that very moment.......Finally, I was drawn to him in 2017 and came to him to pursue a higher goal. And with Gurudev’s krupa- prasad, I was Blessed to get Sannyas Diksha in 2019 from Swamiji Maharaj.............. Swamiji Maharaj was Divine light, he was Divine Swarup oozing divine love for all. He was Sakshat Brahmswarup. My prayer to Gurudev Pujya Swamiji Maharaj is to continue showering His blessings on me & guide me in my spiritual journey and May I keep experiencing THY Divine PRESENCE ! OM Shanti! - Revered Swami Narayananda, Direct disciple of H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
 
 "My heart is heavy for this loss. Swamiji was a divine light walking through the world. He served so many and with such grace, always selfless and caring. He would help anyone who asked. I attended the online Memorial. It was beautiful and a true tribute to his being.... While Swamiji may no longer be here with us in the physical form, he is certainly with us forever in our hearts and minds, our memories, and through His teachings. "  Peacefully, -  Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, Directed Disciple of  His Holiness Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj (Founder & Director of Kula Kamal Yoga Asharam, PA, USA )

"I am heartbroken with the sad news of Swami Adhyatmanandaji left the body, so early. He was my dear friend, my Gurubhai, my support. He was a favorite sishya (disciple) of Guru Maharaj Sri  Swami Chidananda JI Maharaj..... He was a master organizer, a karmayogi & so much more, all in one. Whatever you say, how much you say about him is less, speech stops,....Jai Ho Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj! Jai ho Swami Chidananda JI Maharaj! Jai ho Swami Adhyatmanandji Maharaj!"  - H. H. Sri Swami Premanandaji Maharaj (Uttarkashi, Divine Life Society)

"Swami Adhyatmanandaji was favorite sishya (Disciple) of Gurumaharaj Swami ChidanandaJI Maharaj.....He was like Hanuman to Lord Rama." - Revered Sri Swami Ramswarupananda (Divine Life Society, Odissa)

"Ever joyful, loving, Yogi, supreme-Bhakta, Jnani, Samanvay-yogi all in one. He was giving joy to one and all, who came in contact with him......Swamiji Maharaj, where are you going to go? you were here before. You were in the Body, the  body came and left, You are here and now,...... to that Divine immortal Atman, we give Shraddhanjali. Pranams to you Swamiji Maharaj, Jai ho! Swamiji Maharaj." - Revered Sri Swami Shivchidanandaji Maharaj (Divine Life Society, Bhuvneshwar)
 
"The state of Gujarat honored him with the "Glory of Gujarat" but I would say he is the glory of Bharat-Vrash, glory of mother India, glory of Sanatan Dharma and glory of the whole world. When you glorify Swami Adhyamanandaji you glorify Swami Krishnanandji, you glorify Swami Chidanandji and you glorify Gurudev Swami Sivanandji Maharaj. As a student, I have interacted with Swamji since my student career and then after also becoming a monk Swamiji has been always support to me." - Revered Sri Swami Brahmnisthananda (Jagganath Puri)
Worshipful Homage to the Eternal Reality Brahmaleen Pujya  Swami Sri Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s 1st Punya Titthi on 27. 2022, as per Indian calender April.2022.  Pujya Swamiji Maharaj though departed from the physical form,  yet His Cosmic Spirit Divine is always there and experienced by all His Sadhaks and followers all the time. He is a Supreme Universal Soul showering His Grace on all of us. Sri Swamiji Maharaj is very very much here and now. His inestimable contribution for good of the Society is a Greatest Blessing to a large number of people across the Globe. Countless sincere seekers are spiritually benefited from Sri Swamiji’s Teachings. Pujya Swamiji Maharaj is a Personification of Noble and Pious Selfless Service to the Mankind in general and Spiritual aspirants in particular.  From the core of our hearts, we offer our reverential Prostrations at Pujya Swamiji’s Holy Feet and Seek His Krupa on All of Us - Poonam Thawani  
 
We all miss Pujya Swamiji's physical presence, but HE is free from the bondage of the body & liberated now. He has merged in the Infinite. Pujya Swamiji's subtle presence will continue to guide us.

Quotes & Essence of Teachings of  Pujya Swamiji Maharaj   

"We are born, death is inevitable. Journey between birth and death is not Life, it is a slow journey towards death. Life we have to find. Life lived in the pursuit of SELF realization is the Goal of Life and can be achieved by "Jeevan Yoga" or Yoga, a way of LIFE. It brings peace and happiness of sound mind in sound body. Yogic living implies discriminative living. Yoga is equanimity, equipoise or equilibrium. It is skill in the performance of actions. Yoga is disconnection from union with pain and freedom from attachment and desires it is turning away of the senses from the objective universe and concentrating the mind on the SELF". - Swami Adhyatmananda

"WILL Power Wins ALL Powers".  Be cheerful. Be peaceful. Be Blissful. Enjoy your present moments and be with your family, eat together, pray together. Pray fervently, sincerely, and wholeheartedly. Prayer elevates the mind. It fills the mind with purity. Have perfect faith in the Lord's name. His name is your sole support and refuge. Call HIM by any name Ishwar, Allah, Jehovah, Ahura Mazda, Zande vats, Waheguru, Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Rama, Krishna, Durga, Kali, Ganesh, or Shirdi Saibaba or any other. In case you are initiated into Guru Mantra, do Japa of Guru Mantra with faith and sincerity."

“Each activity of Yogi should bring him near to the eternal unfailing beauty of the Soul. This is a real sense and high value of Yoga. Yoga is like a vast sky which can envelop everyone, those who want peace & harmony”.

"Yoga is eternal life in the soul or spirit. It transforms a man into divinity. It brings a message of hope to the forlorn, joy to the depressed, strength to the weak, and knowledge to the ignorant. Yoga way of Life brings happiness of sound mind in a sound body. Yogic living implies discriminative living. Yoga is equanimity, equipoise, or equilibrium. It is the secret master-key to open the realms of eternal bliss and deep abiding peace".

"Key to Bliss" - Denting of I (ego), Surrendering to the Lord and Selfless Service; are the true ways to achieve Bliss, lasting peace and real happiness" -  Brahmleen H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmananda

How simple, How sublime, How Divine are these Messages! How precious are these messages now when Pujya Swamiji is no longer with us in the Physical form! He is free from the bondage of the body and liberated now and has merged in the Infinite.

Here we bring you just the glimpses of the core feelings of love & gratitude expressed by devotees, organizers, hosts, yoga attendees, the press reporters, sick and ailing and more... in so many different words. It is overwhelming and what could be the better time than now to share them with all while we are cherishing Pujya Swamiji's Glories & Legacy

"We have been and continued to be blessed by His presence in our life and His teachings. Wherever Swami-Ji goes, Love is there. Peace is there. Joy is there. God is there. We are better people as a result of His sharing of the Light."- Sharon (Sudha) Alitt (Founder & Director of  of Kula Kamal Yoga School, PA )

"It is always a joy to receive Sri Swami Adhyatmananda ji Maharaj at Anoopam Mission. To see Him and Revered Sahebdada is to see conflations of holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna. We have never felt that he comes from a different organization. He is very much " Anoopam". We wish for his visits to AMUK, again and again, to inspire us Sadhus' and devotees to live and lead the pious life to the very core." - Himmat Swami (UK)

"Detroit, Michigan Community Benefited from Swami Ji’s Guidance on Yoga, Scriptures, and “Art of Saatvik Living”. We all feel very blessed with Swami Ji’s presences & guidance, and look forward to many more such opportunities." -Anil Lal, (President of DJSS, USA)

"We are fortunate and grateful to have Swamiji in our midst to "recharge" our mind/body/spirit and look forward to his next visit." - Sri Rajesh Laugani, Toledo (OH)

"Sri Swamiji's ecstatic kirtan at the Bhajan satsang was indeed a blessed experience for all. It was the best time for devotees of Indian Hindu Welfare organization (IHWO) of Northampton (UK ). Everyone is very happy and keen to invite him to his earliest with much longer stay" - Sri Guarang Patel (UK)

"At Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir (Houston) H. H. Swamiji addressed the devotees on the subject of the sixteenth chapter of Srimad Bhagwad Gita - "Divine & Demonic Natures". It was a nectar outpouring by Pujya Swamiji. It was indeed a blessed experience for all" - Sri Dhaval Trivedi,(Houston)

"To a question on spiritualization of professional life, Swamiji said anything you do, think of God. Anything you do eating, drinking or walking, you do whatever you are doing. at the same time keep your mind in Him only, 100% awareness of His existence. Your profession turns into spiritual."- Ravi Ponanagi (PR, India Tribune, Atlanta)

"Swamiji had made sure that his visits include my dad in a nursing home, who has been in recovery from his cancer treatment. My Dad was bedridden for quite some time but Pujya Swamiji's prayers and HIS healing blessings brought him to come to Mandir for satsang with us, Amazing! heart touching for our family! I was impressed by Swamiji's punctuality and commitment about his time and event. We were blessed to have him." -Nartan Shah (San Jose, CA)

"Our time with Swamiji during his visit this year was full of blessings, so many it is impossible to count. Everyone at Kula Kamala Yoga Ashram was overjoyed by their time with Swamiji and hold His powerful words and His Presence in their heart. Swamiji’s presence is especially meaningful to Sudha and Ed, as Ed continues his healing journey. Swamiji conducted home and rituals and provided guidance for Ed and Sudha on their continued path of health, service, spirituality, and life. We are all deeply grateful for Swamiji’s teachings and His presence in our lives. We are already looking forward to His next visit! - Sudha, Sharon Alitt. (Reading, PA)

"Swamiji has truly attuned Happiness at our newly started Happiness yoga Centre. Moments spent with H. H. Swamiji are most precious and invaluable to us." - Shaishav & Sunita (Founder of Happiness Yoga Center)

"Pujya Swamiji is the embodiment of the teachings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. He is a tireless karma yogi who utilizes every second of his day in rendering the highest service to Mankind." - Hari Ragwacharlu (Milwaukee, WI)

“Swamiji, as he is respectfully known, is an ordinary man who has mastered extraordinary skills and discipline. He moves around the world with the greatest of ease, more like a young butterfly than a 65-year-old man. He is kind, generous and extremely articulate and has a good sense of humor. I spent an hour talking with him and his special graces made my day much more worth living. It’s true when they say words cannot describe him.” – Celeste Regal, reporter of <<<<Observer (New Jersey)>>

"There's so much wisdom behind what he says, and yet it is so simple", Smith said. "His teaching applies to all, regardless of religion or walk of life. He's very humble. He speaks to the person." "Swami shares peaceful philosophy with Utahn ", interview by Jason Bergreen of "Salt Lake Tribune", a leading newspaper of Salt Lake City.

"I echo everyone's feeling. Past two weeks New Jersey's devotees were poured with Sadguru's grace and Param Kripalu Parmatma's blessings. Pujya Shree SwamiJi's Tititksha on the very first day has taught us the lesson, tiring and delayed journey from Toronto to NJ and but keeping him up with the set agenda was amazing - Bhiksha at our home, Meeting with Sri Umeshbhai and Pujya Sri Swamiji followed by starting program at Sri Sanatan Mandir.... dealing with NJ's traffic and distances did not bother him at all.- Tejal & Amit Shah (New Jersey)

"Adhyatma Tour 2018 of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj commenced from Chicago on Sept 15, 2018. As always, Pujya Swamiji received a warm welcome by Naiks. His holy presence fills their hearts with unspeakable joy. They wait for these moments, even the Mogara flowers in their home waited for the full bloom for Swamiji's arrival and expressed joy in its own way with spreading sweet fragrance and making a natural Rangoli."- Naik's   

It is all divine grace that we could have Swamiji at our house. Discourse on Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra was eyes opening, especially about "sughandhim" and "pushtivardhnam" words. -Durga Kanuru

"It was indeed a joy to be a part of the most memorable event of Jalaram Mandir Pranpratishta Mahotsav. That day, Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj ignited a special spark and created a big momentum with HIS holy presence & Kirtan. It reminded of the ecstatic site (that is read in the book) of Kirtan by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu !" - sevak

Yoga Retreat from July 13, 2014 - July 16, 2014 at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, We are so fortunate that were able to learn from you starting from Guru Purnima, renewing and deepening our yoga practice. Many thanks to our dearest Vice President Tilak ji and President Sri Bhima Reddy garu and all of our HTGC Yoga Students and selfless and dedicated volunteers for their continuous full support and encouragement for this successful event. – Prasad Ji , Yoga chair at Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
 

During his stay in Toronto Swamij was invited by a number of families and corporate houses to grace and bless them. Farewell satsang for Rev. Swamiji was again organized at Shri Gur Mandir on Saturday, June 24th in the evening. Shri Swamiji Maharaj shared his view on the subject of Guru Mahima. He poured his heart content praising Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Guru Maharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. He added, to receive Guru's grace is to live by the ideals taught by GURU and not to worship the form of GURU.- Sri Kamalesh Dave (Toronto )

"We had a wonderful time with Swamiji during his stay in Atlanta. People who attended Srimad Bhagawat katha had an unforgettable experience." - Dr. Prakashbhai Desai (Atlanta)

“He gives so much Swamiji's words and spirit will be with me forever.”........“Listening to the teaching style and stories Swami-Ji has shared, I feel the Love of God blossoming in me."...........“My life has profoundly changed for the better.”........“It has truly been an honor to have the experience of learning from Swami-Ji… It has also been amazing to experience his beautiful gift of chanting with such intricate intervals.”.................“Being in His presence brings feelings of love, kindness, calmness… his knowledge, history and experience allow me to walk away with the tools I need to continue my journey toward becoming a Yogi.” -  Yoga attendees from Kul -Kamal Yoga School 

"Bend it Like Swami Adhyatmananda" - by  Ravi Ponanagi, a journalist, India Tribune (Atlanta)

"Swami Adhyatmanandaji is known for making Hinduism practical and relevant to modern life. A holy man credited with bringing about a spiritual awakening through his teachings, he has helped young people caught up in drug addiction as well as business leaders seeking greater meaning in their work." - Toledo Blade (Newspaper)  

"I am a member of Seniors club at the Hindu Heritage Centre.I don't attend every meeting but was lucky enough to be present last week when you addressed the members. It lasted about 50 minutes only but every minute was like being in heavens. As I told you in the evening when we met again, I have collected my most memorable 50 minutes of my life. It was amazing to see the discourse being presented in most entertaining manner. Your wit, your sense of humour, your knowledge, your command of languages, your powerful voice supported by expression, and your rich experience - all blended to perfection. As if it was not enough, your taste and awareness of ragas and taal were simply awesome (or, if I dare say "Chha Gaye", Swamiji)" - Jag Sahai (Hindu Heritage Center, Toronto)

"Swamiji’s presence and discourses to adults and children in Charlotte were very inspirational and lively. Each evening, Swamiji spoke on various topics."- Santanu & Bhabani Sarkar (Charlotte, NC)

"How privileged we are that you graced our home Prem-Kunj and showered us with your love, your simplicity, Your wisdom words and your amazing motto 3A (Adopt, Adjust, Accommodate)! Vimal and i can not describe in words the joy we experienced being with you, spend time with you, listening to your most melodious music, Manglam bhajan, smiled at your humor way of explaining “Honey”, “Sweet Heart”, “MYOB” and above all, your so many “ities” teaching." - Papuu and Vimal Sodhajni ji (New Jersey)

"Bharat Sevashram Sangh and all devotees are profoundly thankful to Swami Adhyatmanand Ji to bless us with his teachings that are applicable to daily life and his love."- Umesh Shuklaji (New Jersey)

"Poonam Gupta, a director of Universal Spirit Yoga writes, "Universal Spirit Yoga center was blessed again by Pujya Swamiji's visit on Sep 15th. Swamiji beautifully explained how self-reflection on all our thoughts and actions is important to living at a conscientious level. How our actions impact and have a chain reaction on the entire universe. Self-reflection helps us physically as well as spiritually. Swamiji blessed and shared the simple meal prepared by the devotees. Everyone enjoys and appreciates his sense of humor, his simplicity and humility".

"Respected Swami Adhyatmanandaji - Mandir of Madison committee and Volunteer team members really appreciate Guruji's visit and blessings to every one every time he comes to USA. This time it was a special blessings of Lord Balaji's kalyanam & 1st Ratho Utsav. Special Thanks again for supporting Lord Balaji's 1st Ratho Utsav." - Smt. Majuji & Sri Jagdishji

We are so blessed to have the opportunity to learn yog and spirituality first hand from you. We don't know how to thank you enough for all that you do for us. You showered us with your grace by offering five sessions of both yog and satsang. - Ajit Kothari , President of Sanatan Mandir, (Parsippany, New Jersey)

"Swami Adhyatmananda carries the gift of Love and Light wherever he goes. During his time with our community in South/Central New Jersey, Swamiji touched the hearts of all, bringing Healing Blessings to all. We are forever grateful for the time we spend with Him." -  Sharon (Sudha) Alitt

" Jai Shree Krishna! On Oct 14th, we had another wonderful day. We had a yoga class in the morning and the second yoga class at night, with over thirty people. We also had a short sitar concert by candlelight. Swamiji had us sit in meditation and sink us into the music. And as Swamiji said, we went into the Self, beyond cause and effect. I am so blessed to have him here. I am soaking up his presence and I feel so full. And I am happy to see my students having the same experience." - Myra Romero , Yoga Teacher (Ruidoso, New Mexico)

" I had the wonderful pleasure of attending the yoga classes conducted by Swami Adhyatmanada at the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center in Pelham. I practice yoga on a regular basis in the Birmingham (Alabama) area and getting to the opportunity to take yoga classes instructed by Swami Adhyatmanadaji has been one of the high points to this date. It had to describe in words but this will offer some insight. It was a wonderfully exhilarating, invigorating, and spiritually uplifting experience. WOW!" - Paul Wolff (Birmingham Alabama).

"Our time with Swamiji during his visit this year was full of blessings, so many it is impossible to count. Everyone at Kula Kamala Yoga Ashram were overjoyed by their time with Swamiji and hold His powerful words and His Presence in their heart. Hari OM" - Sharon Alitt. (Reading, PA)

"Pujya Swamiji spent two days with us and every moment was something out of this world, I felt. We all were humbled by Swamijis simplicity. He was very humble, simple and very easy to go on. Very different from many other Priests, Acharyas, and Swamis. It was our great pleasure to have him in our home." - Dr. Indra Rastogi. (Louisville, Kentucky)

"It was very busy two days of schedule for Pujya Swamiji at Charlotte but he never looked tired, always looked bright, cheerful and full of energy, a storehouse of knowledge. His expression was so kind and joyful to observe any time of the day. It helped me to understand the path of happiness & power of soul. I am happy that Pujya Swamiji came to our home and blessed us." - Chitra Sukumar Medda (Charlotte, NC)

"Prayer is the only answer for peace. Pray frequently. Pray sincerely. Pray from the depth of your heart. Prayer is not asking or demanding anything. Prayer is a bridge between the individual and cosmic soul. No prayers are unanswered, sooner or later all prayers are answered. So pray and pray, night and day; and without prayer do not pass the way." This was the essence of the message conveyed by Swami Adhyatmananda, President, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, during his recent visit Los Angeles, CA.  

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By Sudha ( Sharon) Alitt ( New Jersey)

Namo Narayanaya,
Dearest Blessed Swamiji,
Thank you for Your visit to kula-kamala-yoga.
The students and community at kula kamala receive the greatest benefit from Your Presence and Your Teachings on Peace and on Yoga Nidra.
As you know there were several students present this year who are currently living with cancer. After the program, many of them shared with me that the Yoga Nidra practice touched them deeply and allowed them to relax fully for the first time in a long time. All of the students commented on Your kindness, Your gentle humor and Your ability to bring us all together in Grace. We are all so grateful for Your presence in our lives. Every time you visit us we are elevated to a new level of awareness. We are Eternally Thankful for You.
In Loving Service, Sudha, Ed & everyone at kula-kamala-yoga, Toms River, NJ.

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Report by Anil & Meera Lal (President, DJSS, USA)

"We, Friends in Michigan, had a joyous time with Swami Adhyatmanandaji listening to many beautiful Pravachans and attending the morning Yoga sessions from July 18, 2014, till July 24, 2014, this year. We all Friends in Michigan enjoyed every minute of Swamiji’s all lectures and his cheerfulness in providing us the divine guidance.  

Along with the Spiritual Well Being, Swamiji is very much aware of the need of the Physical Well Being of Friends in Michigan. He is a very astute manner tailored the morning Yoga Classes to suit the need of the group and enabling them maximum benefit. We all thank Swamiji for his keen interest in our well beings.

We want to share a story of a young boy,  Deepak Laugani - He made packages of fresh mint from his back yard garden and sold at the satsang place and he donated the entire collection to DJSS for the benefits of Indian Children. Our hats off to His thoughtfulness and his parents Rohit & Priya Laugani."

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Report by Sri. Ravi Ponangi (PR India Tribune)
From Atlanta 

Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s Yoga classes reverberated in Atlanta:  Free Yoga classes conducted by Swami Adhyatmananda from Nov 4, 2004 to Nov 8, 2004 attracted many and the way Swami taught yoga to participants still reverberating in the minds of all participants. Young, old and children from all walks of life participated in these yoga classes enthusiastically. People from diverse nations and cultures attended these classes in big numbers as the Atlanta based news daily; Atlanta Constitution journal had published a story on yoga with Swamiji’s bio just before Swami’s arrival in Atlanta. Hence yoga has caught up in a big way with the people of Atlanta. Dr Prakash Desai, facilitator of Swamiji’s yoga classes said to India Tribune, as a result of the publication in Atlanta Constitution, there were five to six missing calls while answering a call from one yoga enthusiastic. Experienced a very hard time to attend phone calls received from people who wanted to attend these yoga classes, Dr Desai added, there was an overwhelming response, he said. Each day, morning and evening couple of hundreds that include householders, office goers, doctors, lawyers and businessmen throng to the five day free yoga classes conducted by Swami Adhyatmananda set up at two locations one at India Cultural and Religious centre, Smyrna in the morning and another at Global Mall on Jimmy Carter in the evenings. Participants had immersed themselves in the learning and practice of yoga. 
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" Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji - All of us HTGC yoga students and teachers are deeply honored and privileged to learn and re-learn many teachings and lessons of yoga from you every year. With deepest gratitude and respects to you for gracing yet another year of "HTGCYogaRetreat2016"- Sri Parasad Ji Yoga Chair, HTGC

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Kul-Kamal Yoga School

Report by Sharon (Sudha) Alitt

Pujya Swami Adhyatmananda-Ji Maharaj arrived at Kula Kamala Ashram in Reading PA safely and joyfully on July 17th. He was welcomed with a Community Dinner and served the Grace of God through Satsang that same evening. All the people had hearts of gratitude and peace for the teaching of His Holiness.
During the week Swami-Ji has lead morning meditation each day and instructed the Kula Kamala YTT in the Holy Message of the Bhagavad Gita, and the Science of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra. The following are student reflections:

“Being in His presence brings feelings of love, kindness, calmness… his knowledge, history and experience allow me to walk away with the tools I need to continue my journey toward becoming a Yogi.”

“He gives so much… Swami-Ji’s words and spirit will be with me forever.”

“Listening to the teaching style and stories Swami-Ji has shared, I feel the Love of God blossoming in me."

“My life has profoundly changed for the better.”

“It has truly been an honor to have the experience of learning from Swami-Ji… It has also been amazing to experience his beautiful gift of chanting with such intricate intervals.”

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 Glimpses of  Adhyatma Tour 2013 

Adhyatma Tour 2013 of H. H. Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was peaceful and joyful and has done a lot of good to people in the West. All devotees of Revered Sri Gurubhagawan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj are thankful to spare Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji to share Gospel of Sivananda during His Adhyatma Tour 2013. Swamiji's inspiration for healthy and positive thinking will leave long-lasting effects in people's mind,  In His words," Think positive, Be Bold, Fear Not, Abide in Truth, Stand by Truth and Rest will follow naturally. Pray fervently and ceaselessly. Remember God and Gurudev. Do your daily Spiritual Sadhana. Abide in the Supreme"

Pujya Swamiji's divine satsang and yoga teaching have brought joy, peace & bliss to countless spiritual aspirants and yoga enthusiasts in the West. Devotees accorded him warm welcome wherever HE went and invited Him to come back. Morning Yoga sessions and evening satsangs were organized all across the USA and Canada. At various centers, Swamiji was invited to Mahakumbh Abhishek Mahotsav, Youth camp, Maha Rudra Yajna, India Independence Day rally (Aug 15th), Yoga retreat and more. Swamiji worked tirelessly without looking at His own physical comforts. Swamiji's day started early in the morning and filled with a morning yoga session, home stasngs, home visits, bhiksha to honor devotees' wishes, evening satsangs, special requests, TV interviews, visit to sick ones, prayer meeting for the departed soul etc… till the late at night most of the days. Each breath of His spent in the remembrance of GOD and in the service of His Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurubhagvan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. - sevak

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By Ravi R Ponangi (India Tribune, PR publicity media)
Atlanta, GA:

Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s stay in Atlanta from June 25, 2014  to July 6, 2014 was hectic. Swamiji attended many programs in and around Atlanta. Swamiji has attended 3-4 programs every day while he was in Atlanta. People from diverse cultures and different backgrounds had an opportunity to hear Swamiji and had an interaction with Swamiji on one on one basis. Swamiji addressed social workers, community leaders, businessmen, professionals, students and spiritual seekers.

To a question on spiritualization of professional life, Swamiji said anything you do think of God. Anything you do eating, drinking or walking, you do whatever you are doing. at the same time keep your mind in Him only, 100% awareness of His existence. Your profession turns into spiritual.

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By Dinesh Patel
Bloomington, Indiana

H. H. Lama Geshe Kunga eyes flowed with tears at end of two days satsang and meditation in the early morning with Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji at Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple in Bloomington Indiana.

On July 16, 2014, Swamiji gave a talk on 'Positive Tips For Peace Of Mind' and on July 17, 2014, Swamiji gave a talk on the subject of 'Meditation - the only Way to Peace'. Swamiji also conducted meditation at Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in the main Temple in front of Hugh Buddha alter.  

We all are thankful to Swamiji and all people involved in organizing this tour. hope he visits again. Thank You   

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"Swamiji’s presence at World Gujarat Conference organized by AIANA (Association of Indian Americans in North America) from Aug 29, 2008 to Aug 31, 2008 was history in itself. Other than the main plenary session, Sri Swamiji Maharaj was moderator on August 30th at Shri K.M.Munshi hall on the subject of Call to the Youth and relevance of modern mind. Sri Swamiji was the speaker on two occasions on Sunday August 31st afternoon at Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Hall and Smt. Kasturba Gandhi Hall on the topics of (1) Need of spirituality in the 21st century and its proceedings from the cultural heritage of India and (2) Secrets of excellent health and protection from the doctors, hospitals and medical matters.

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By Nartan Shah
San Jose, California

Namo Narayan!! Swami Adhyamanandji's stay at San Jose from (June 21, 2014 -June 24, 2018), CA was a wonderful experience for all of us. Swamiji has touched everyone who has attended his lectures, pravachans out here. Swamiji had made sure that his lectures and pravanchans are audience specific and made interesting for the audience.

One of the home satsangs was targeted for younger kids. Swamiji lectured about Omakar in English in simplified language was really very impressive. It was really inspirational for younger kids and had fostered an interest in Yoga and Omkar in the younger generation.  Some of the people I knew had drove over 50/60miles each way to attend his pravachan and satsang every day while he was here and had sought Mantra Diksha from him.

Swamiji had made sure that his visits include my dad in a nursing home, who has been in recovery from his cancer treatment. My Dad was bedridden for quite some time but Pujya Swamiji's prayers and HIS healing blessings brought him to come to Mandir for satsang with us, Amazing! heart touching for our family! I was impressed by Swamiji's punctuality and commitment about his time and event. We were blessed to have him.  

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"I was pleased to be able to welcome Swami Adhyatmanandaji to Toms River once again and thank him for inspiring the participants of Yoga," said Mayor Kelaher of the two-session seminar that drew out 100 able-bodied attendees. "All of the participants were so impressed not only by the Swami's charming personality but his worldwide reputation."

"The Swami has planted more than 10 million trees worldwide and his acts are a wonderful example of how just one person with an open heart and mind can make a huge difference in this world," - Dr. Nick Mehta .<<  complete coverage - Toms River Times (NJ) >>

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Yoga expert coming to Utah- "Many Americans think yoga is about stretching and exercise. This month a world-renowned instructor from India will lead four workshops in the Salt Lake Valley, explaining how it can be much more than that. Swami Adhyatmanandaji -- or Swamiji, as he is known -- has written books on yoga and philosophy while hosting hundreds of yoga camps all over the world. The Utah events are part of his global tour." - Peggy Fletcher Stack, reporter of Salt Lake Tribune.

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Report of UK Tour 2006 by Rev. Sri Jogendra Patel: He attended Yoga teacher’s training course at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad in December of 2005. Having inspired by Swami Adhyatmanandaji 's Yoga way of teaching, he organizes program of Swamiji Maharaj at London (UK), ever since then.  

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Gujarat Times

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The essence of Pujya Swamiji’s talks on various subjects brought one theme of Yoga way of living, living in harmony, peace & mutual love through Daily Spiritual Sadhana. "Adjust, Adapt & Accommodate" is the key to Peace and Joy - expressed out of every action of Sri Swamiji Maharaj. In the midst of very hectic five days schedule, Swamiji maintained His daily Sadhana, Meditation & Prayers. That was inspiring to observe and learn from.

"The Learned Swamiji, who is renowned in practicing & teaching Yoga and Meditation says : Yoga is eternal life in the soul or spirit. It transmutes a man into divinity. It brings a message of hope to the forlorn, joy to the depressed, strength to the weak and knowledge to the ignorant. Yoga way of Life brings happiness of sound mind in a sound body. Yogic living implies discriminative living. Yoga is equanimity, equipoise or equilibrium. It is the secret master-key to open the realms of eternal bliss and deep abiding peace"<< India Tribune , Chicago >>

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