Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

News & Activity Report for the Month of January 2015

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With the Grace and Blessings of the God Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, Spiritual & Yoga activities are flourishing at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. More & more people, inspired by Spiritual head of the ashram, H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj are involving themselves in selfless services carried out through Ashram’s Seva Projects.  

The New Year 2015 began with a spirit of joy and enthusiasm for planning Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Ashram's working committee members have planned various Satsang, Seva projects &  Divine activities during centenary year from Sept 24, 2015 to Sept 24, 2016 for general benefits and spiritual uplifting under the guidance & leadership of Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, President of the ashram. And, it has started from this very month only, all are invited to be a part of the celebrations & be benefited. For more details.......                                                        

Ground breaking ceremony (Bumi Poojan) for "Sri Swami Chidananda Centenary Memorial Yoga Bhavan": On Jan 24, 2015,  vasant panchami day Ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Pujan) was performed on proposed spot for the construction of  "Sri Swami Chidananda Centenary Memorial Yoga Bhavan" at north-east corner of the ashram with Vaidik chants and sprinkling of sacred Ganga water by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj in presence of august gathering.

Republic day (Jan 26, 2015): At the Ashram, National flag was hoisted by  Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji in the early dawn of the Republic Day. Month long special prayers were especially offered for happy, peaceful and prosperous visit of Mr. Obama, the President of the USA as a chief guest at Republic day celebration at Delhi on 26th January, 2015.

16th annual Elocution Competition for college students of  Ahmedabad was organized at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Selected representative candidates participated in the competition. Soumya Nair stood the first amongst all and  J. G. College of Education for Women got recognized the best college. Mrs. Dr. Niranjanaben S. Vora, Mr. Prashant R. Dave, Mr. Brijesh Bhatt were the judges of the competition from Gujarat University. Dr. Chirag Pandya and Mrs. Kadambari Pandya were the coordinators of the entire event. Award distribution was done by the worthy hands of Mr. Ajaybhai Yajnikji.

18th Patotsav of Sri Dukh Bhanjan Hanuman temple was celebrated with holy Sri Maruti Yajna in the forenoon. Afternoon agoged with the melodious singing of Sunderkand Parayan by Sri Ajay Yajnikji from Delhi and his team of music players. Large number of devotees attended the satsang and  mahaprasad (Bhandara) followed there after.

Yoga Through ( SIVA) Sivananda institutes of Yoga-Vedanta Academy : Ashram regular Yoga classes in seven batches for beginners and advanced yoga students carried out this month, as usual.

Sivananda clinic at the Ashram: Dr.Snehal Amin’s consultation on how to cure diseases by yogic science continues and number of patients who got benefited increasing day by day.

 Many devotees participated in regular religious worships at the Ashram namely Guru Paduka Pooja on Thursday, a special evening worship at Sri Ashtalaksmi Bhavan on Friday, Sri Sunderkand Path on Saturday, a special Satsang on Sunday and daily night satsangs. Also Sri Lalita Sahasranam at Sri Ashtalakshmi Bhavan and Sri Satyanarayan pooja on full Moon day were performed.

Satsang & Pograms of H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of January 2015

Ahmedabad (Jan 5, 2015) : A grand meet of Saints of various religious faith was organized at  "River front Amphitheatre" and they shared their thoughts on protection of environment and cleanliness in and around. President of famous Jagannath temple Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj,  President of Sri Swaminarayan Gurukul Education Institute, Chharodi, H.H. Sri Swami Madhavpriyadasji, H.H. Sri Swami Balkrishna Maharaj, President of Sri Parmartha Niketan Sri Swami Chidananda (Muniji ), Chief Imam (all India organization), Mr. Umar Ahmed Iliyasi, Bishop Dr. Thomas Meckwan and many more spiritual leaders from Jain, Sikh, Vaishnav religious institutes were present.

Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji stressed the need of individual's share of keeping your environment, toilet, homes, courtyard etc clean. " Cleanliness is Godliness"  if, one is clean within and without, everything will be decent. Wake up from the slumber of ignorance and realize the absolute here and now ! ",  He said.

Tour to Rojento, Rampur Kampo, Khedbrahma & Ambaji (Jan 14, 2015): On January 14,  Uttarayana, the day of Sun entering in its northern region,  Revered Swamiji and group of devotees made a tour to Rojento, Rampur Kampo, Khedbrahma and Ambaji. In a large public meeting at Rampur Kampo, Pujya Swamiji emphasized living virtuous life and said that virtues are to be cultivated in the life to nurture the Spirituality. Spirituality is not to go to the temple, mosque or church. Practice introspection daily, maintain the spiritual diary diligently, practice meditation, abide in the Self and that is the Goal of life, God Realization.

Himmatnagar (Jan 14, 2015): In the evening devotee group with Sri Swamiji arrived at Himmatnagar. There was a Satsang organized by Mrs. Pallavi Gandhi. After evening meal, group return back to Ashram at night.

Annapurna Temple at Ambasan, Mehsana (Jan 15, 2015): 175 years old holy Sri Annapurna temple at Ambasan was renovated. A new temple of Lord Shiva was constructed and holy Sri Bhagavat Saptah was organized at Ambasan. Thousands of Sadhus graced the occasion. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji graced the holy satsang and blessed the devotees.

A book by Sri Ajeet Patel " Mavtar" was released by Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji. Sri Narahari Amin, (president, planning commission of Gujarat), Mayor of the city Mrs. Minakshiben Patel and other dignitaries attended the function.

On Jan 16, 2015 “ Bina Shreyas Pandya’s Health, Education, Information & Resource Centre” was thrown open by Mr. Nitin Patel, Minister of  Health, Govt. of Gujarat. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was honored as the Chief Guest. Sri Shreyas Pandya was the main and generous donor of the cause. Dr. Pankaj Shah, past  director of cancer hospital conducted the program. Sri P. K. Laheri introduced the cause.

On Jan 17, 2015 a grand dance ballet was staged by the artists of Nritya Bharati at famous Tagore Hall.  Program was sponsored by "Rudra Life" organization. They propagate wearing of Rudraksha mala. Dance performance had spot lighted the creativity of Lord Shiva, the Creator. H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji presided over the function and introduced the theme to the very core and enlightened the crowd.

On Jan 18 & 19, 2015 H. E. Dr. Karan Singhji, member of Parliament and former Union Minister made short visit to Ahmedabad. He delivered two discourses, one at Ahmedabad Management Association and second at Nandini Sanskriti Nilayam, school of Rural Development and Management. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited for both the functions and had honor to have lunch with Dr. Karan Singhji.

Republic Day Get to Gather (Jan 26, 2015): H.E. Governor of Gujarat Mr. Omprakash Kohliji hosted get together of eminent citizen of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar as well high ranking government officials and chief of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force at Golden Longue of famous Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was one of the invitees of this gathering. Mrs. Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat was the guest in chief for this august gathering.

17th Samyam Saptah of Sri Ma Anandmayi Sangh, Gujarat was inaugurated by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj at Sri Anandmayi Ashram, Ahmedabad on Jan 31, 2015.

OM Shanti!

Upcoming satsang & Utsav at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad.

Mahashivratri Utsav ( Feb 17, 2015) - Continuous twenty four hours Worship services at Lord Vishvanath Temple.

Abhishekatmak Laghurudra (Feb 17, 2015) - 3.45 am to 6.45am
Shodoshopchar Puja  -7.00am to 9.30 am
Shringar Darshan - 9.30 am to 12.00pm
Abishekatmak Laghurudra -12.30pm to 4.00pm
Maha Aarti - 12.00am & 4.00am
Bhashma Aarati - 6.45 pm
Prahar Puja (Hourly) - 8.00pm to 4.00am(next day) 

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad celebrates Shivratri festival with Laghu Rudra, Maha Abhishek, Bhasma Arti and night long devotional singing by prominent and devoted singers of  Ahmedabad.
Those who desire to take part in Pooja are requested to contact office in person or by phone or email. Those who desire to come and stay at the Ashram, are requested to inform well in advance to be comfortable upon their arrival. Poojas will commence from 3.45 a.m. of Tuesday, Feb 17 and will continue up to 4 am of Wednesday, Feb 18. Bhandara will be on Feb 18, 2015 mid day after 11.30 a.m. For the details contact Sivananda Ashram  # 079-26861234, 26862345 Email :

Chitra Navaratri (Sat, March 21, 2015 - Sat, March 28, 2015). Holy Sri Ramcharit Manas Navahna Parayana will be organized at Sri Ashta Lakshmi Adishakti Peeth from 4.30pm - 7.00 pm.

Ramnavami Utsav (Sat, March 28, 2015) :  at  Sri Rama-Hanuman temple, concluding of Sri Ramcharit Manas Path followed by Maha Aarti & prasad.

Sri Hanuman Jayanti (April 4, 2015) :  Maruti Yajna, Archana, Aarti & Prasad.

All are cordially invited to receive grace of the Lord.

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