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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
Worship of Lord Shiva on auspicious Mahashivratri (Feb 17, 2010)
"The formal worship consists of bathing the Lord. Lord Shiva is considered to be the Form of Light (which the Shiva Lingam represents). He is burning with the fire of austerity. He is therefore best propitiated with cool bathing. While bathing the Lingam the devotee prays: “O Lord! I will bathe Thee with water, milk, etc. Do Thou kindly bathe me with the milk of wisdom. Do Thou kindly wash me of all my sins, so that the fire of worldliness which is scorching me may be put out once for all, so that I may be one with Thee—the One alone without a second.”
Offer this inner worship to Lord Shiva daily: “I worship the jewel of my Self, the Shiva residing in the Lotus of my heart. I bathe Him with the water of my pure mind brought from the river of faith and devotion. I worship Him with the fragrant flowers of Samadhi—all this so that I may not be born again in this world.” -Swami Sivananda << More>>==============================================================================
Chidananda Darshan - through Life incidence of Guru Maharaj
Ever Ready To Serve The Master
Induben Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt of D.L.S. Bhavnagar once arranged a puppet show during a night Satsang at the holy Samadhi Shrine of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. With all enthusiasm they staged a show of life story of Sri Gurudev. Here they showed Sri Gurudev starting a charitable dispensary near Laxman Jhula and that he needed one servant to help the dispensary work. So, puppet of Sri Swami Sivanandaji brought a signboard for publicity of the dispensary as well as to announce his requirement of one servant.
The moment the puppeter announced -'Servant wanted', at once from the audience Swamiji Maharaj rushed to the puppet of Sivananda offering himself to become the first servant of the Master.
Though Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was in the form of a puppet, Sri Chidanandaji Maharaj sees GURUDEV himself in it and offers himself as a servant. Swamiji beholds Gurudev at all times, in all conditions, at any place, in any situation. What a total surrender to the Master !!!
Namaskara or Sun Salutation ("salute to the sun"), is a common sequence
of Hatha Yoga asanas. Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, the Hindu
Solar deity. This sequence of movements and poses can be practised on
varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of physical exercise in
various styles, to a complete sadhana, which incorporates asana,
pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation.
Postures ( video Clip )
Mahashivratri Utsav ( Feb 17, 2015)
- Continuous twenty four hours Worship services at Lord Vishvanath
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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