Diwali Celebration at the Sivananda Ashram
November 2002, was the month of feast and festivals. On 2nd Nov.
Ashram celebrated DHANTERAS, the holy eve of Diwali and most auspicious evening
for Lakshmi Poojan( the worship of Goddess of wealth)
Worshipful and Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj assisted by two learned
and scholarly expert temple priests Pandit Vikram & Pandit Kamlesh conducted
the grand worship. Entire ceremony continued for full two hours in which large
number of devotees participated. Entire Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan was vibrating with
Vaidic hymn’s and holy chants in the praise of Mother Lakshmi.
The Diwali was another crowded evening with grand worship with varieties of
sweets and eatable item “Annakoot”. There were 254 items offered at the alter
of mother. Normal tradition of the temple is, those who pay some coins or give
the offerings in kind they will be given Prasad next morning. But Rev. Sri Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj a born and blessed in Sivananda tradition, decided to
distribute entire sweets and other preparations to Daridranarayanas
next morning, about 580 food Prasad packets were distributed with genuine
service of love to the mankind as NEW YEAR in Gujarat and Ashram commenced its
new year on that day.
Grand offering ("Annakoot Darshan") to Sri Ashtalakshmi Maa on Diwali at Sivananda Ashram
Inauguration of Bhagawat Saptah
Rev. Swamiji Maharaj was invited to inaugurate two Bhagavat Saptah at North
Gujarat and west coast, at HARIJ and at Bhavnagar on 6th and 8th
589th Yoga Camp at BHEL at Haridwar
Yoga Mandal, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. at Haridwar, celebrated its Silver
Jubilee year and concluding function was organised from 11th to 18th
of November 2002. Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji being an inspirer and founder of
activity at B.H. E.L., Haridwar, he was invited to conduct its 25th
Yoga Camp. Two hundred participant attended the camp, in which flexibilities, Yogasan, Suryanamaskar,
Pranayam, Tratak Dhyan and Sankha Prakshalan, Kunjal, Neti Kriya and Relaxation
were taught to the participants.
Every day from 5.00 a.m. to 7.00 a.m. and 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. Yoga classes were
conducted. At night Swamiji’s Gita discourses were great attractions to one
and all those who stay at Shivalik Nagar at B. H. E. L., Haridwar.
Yoga camp at Haridwar B.H.E.L
News Coverage of Yoga Shibir at Haridwar B.H.E.L.
Swamiji giving discourses at Sri Parmananda Bhandar
A Hindi translation of book
Swamiji with Maulana
Rev. Swamiji Maharaj joined and took part in Sri Sri Sri Ma Ananadamayi
Maa’s Samyam Saptah also. Rev. Swamiji gave Vedantic
discourse at annual Vedanta Sammelan of Sri Parmananda Bhandar.
During the camp Yoga Mandal organised and invited all muslim brothers of B.
H. E. L., residents for ROJAH IFTAR to open their fast of Ramjan. Rev. Swamiji
Prayed for all of them, joined with them in their Namaz and gave an illustrious
discourse, by narrating the glory of Ramzan and Rojah.
November 14th "Children Day" celebration
14th Nov. “Children day” was celebrated with great enthusiasm,
pomp and show at WIZKID International School, Industrial Township, Haridwar.
Swamiji Maharaj distributed prizes, gifts, Prasad to all the participants.
Children were dressed in different fancy dresses, which was a great attraction
to guests and viewers.
On Children's day celebration
More details of Children's Day Celebration
Swamiji giving the prize on Children's day celebration
18th Nov. was the red-latter day for Yoga Mandal, Haridwar. In the
central auditorium of computer center at
B. H. E. L. Rev. H. H. Dr. Pranav Pandyaji World President of Gayatri Parivar presided over valedictory function, where Mr. S. K. Jain Ex. Director of B. H. E. L., Haridwar also joined the festivity.
A Hindi translation of Yoga and Health by Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was
released by Dr. Pranav Pandyaji in colourful and specaculator function.
Swamiji had a drive to Ludhiana, Punjab for Acharya Sri Shivmuniji, Jain
saints function on 19th; and had satsang at Gurudwara being Sri Guru
Inauguration of Sivananda Hospital of Divine Life Society, Adipur
On 24th Nov. 2002, Sunday Sivananda Hospital of The Divine Life
Society, Adipur was inaugurated with Rev. Gurudev Sri Swami Chidanandaji
Maharaj’s blessings, by H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Function was
attended and graced by very leading medical professional galaxy and general
public of Adipur. Gandhidham. Television, All India Radio and other media have
given a vast publicity to entire event. Swamiji Spoke at the
hospital opening function as well as the evening public satsang where he
stressed the importance of Service to the mankind and love for the known and
unknown with constant and continuous remembrance of God and that only is the
Life. Rev. Swamiji gave illustrated example from the life of Rev. Gurudev Sri Swami
Sivanandaji Maharaj and GuruBhagavan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.
A Silver medals with decorative stand were distributed to all well
wishers and staff of Sivananda Hospital.
Sri Sadgurumaharaj at the entrance
Lighting the Lamp at the Inauguration
Sivananda Hospital, Adipur
Swamiji addresses the gathering during the inauguration.
Reinstallation Of Sri RadhaShyam Idols in Radhashayam Temple at Sivananda Hospital, Adipur -on Auspicious Janmashtami( Auguast 31, 2002 ).
Satsang organised by famous Gujarat Vidhyapith, Ahmedabad November 29, 2002
Gita discourse was organised on Sunday, 30th Nov. at Dethote the
institute of Gram Seva ( Service to village and its products) run by famous
Gujarat Vidhyapith, Ahmedabad.
Upcoming Events - December 2002 & January 2003
590th Yoga Camp, December 23 - 31, 2002
Ashram will be organizing 590th Yoga Camp under kind and able
guidance of Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj from 23rd to 31st
Satsang on Bhagvan Sri Raman Maharshi's Birthday, Dec 29, 2002
A grand satsang is being planned on 29th Dec. evening to mark
Bhagavan Sri Raman Maharshi’s Birthday at Ashram’s lawn. On December 30
there will be a group Meditation and Japa for Whole day to welcome NEW YEAR, where
large number of devotees are expected to join. Those who desire to stay at the ashram
are requested to inform ashram’s authorities well in advance.
591st Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Camp January 21- 30, 2003
Ashram will be organizing 591st Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation camp under Swami Adhyatmanandaji's guidance.
Srimad Bhagavat Saptah - January 23 -January 29 , 2003
Ashram is happy to announce Srimad Bhagvat Saptah by Rev. Sri Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj from January 23- January 29. Please Plan ahead to
attend and be benefited.
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