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Sri Ramnavami Celebration ( April 3, 2009)
 

"Salutation to Lord Rama, an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is measureless, who is of the nature of pure Consciousness and bliss, who is the consort of Sita, Master of Sri Hanuman, and the Lord of the three worlds, who took His birth at His own will in order to establish righteousness, destroy the wicked and protect His devotees."

"Let Sri Rama be your ideal. Ideals are remembered and adored for the purpose of adopting them in your own life. The Ramnavami celebration or the Vasanta Navaratri every year is an opportune period for us to saturate ourselves with the spirit of Lord Rama. We love and adore our ideals because we express thereby our yearning to unite with them. In our worship of God it is implied that we should be virtuous, good and perfect even as God is. Hence the wise instruction: "One should become divine in order to be able to worship God". One cannot be a real worshipper of Lord Rama unless one makes an honest attempt to grow in the virtues that the Lord represents. On the other hand, worship of Lord Rama is itself the surest means to develop such virtues."- Swami Sivananda  << More>>

Vishnu Shahsranam ( audio clip)

Sri Hanuman Jayanti   (April 9, 2009)
 

Where Hanuman is, there are Sri Rama and Sri Sita and wherever Sri Rama and Sri Sita are praised and their deeds recited, there Hanuman is. He is a Chiranjeevi. He is everywhere. He who has eyes and devotion beholds him and receives his blessing.

Glory to Hanuman, the blessed devotee of Lord Rama. Glory, glory to Sri Anjaneya, the mighty hero, undaunted warrior and learned Brahmacharin, the like of whom the world has not yet seen and will not see in time to come.
 - Swami Sivananda  << More>>.
Hanuman Chalisa(audio clip)

Early Morning Meditation talks from "Ponder These Truths"  by
Swami Chidananda

Dynamic Sravana (Hearing, Listening)

....... Listening is for renewal. Sravana (listening to scriptures) is for rebirth. Sravana is for steady forward movement towards the Goal. Sravana is for stage by stage, higher and higher ascent unto illumination and enlightenment. Receiving them, we are also ultimately meant to reach that self-same state of experience from which these truths were declared, shared and given in the ancient past by all the illumined, perfected sages.

Through the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Panchadasi many truths are given. We hear them not merely to pass a little time in satsang, but to receive, cherish, reflect upon, and to grow in our own inner state of consciousness, to acquire more and more jnana, so that gradually our interior is more and more illumined. That is our prayer: “dhiyo yo nah prachodayat—Illumine our inner being, may darkness vanish and light prevail.”

Thus, day after day, as we listen to each discourse, we cannot deny that at least one gem of truth, one revealing truth, a fact of life, is sure to be obtained if we listen with attention. Each occasion is an occasion for ceaseless onward progress—continuous inward ascent unto ever higher states of consciousness, understanding and wisdom—to liberate ourselves from all that we desire to liberate ourselves from, to attain all that we desire to attain which we now feel is perhaps not attained.- Swami Chidananda   << More>>

   "Yoga, A  Way of Life"  -  By Swami Adhyatmananda
 (New Release)

 

 

"Prayer"
  "Prayer doesn't mean that something should be asked for. Prayer is a bridge connecting God and ourselves. It means the expression of our internal feelings. Prayer makes the heart  generous. Prayer creates the environment of peace, love, compassion and forgiveness in the universe. There is an immense energy in the prayer. It develops mental power. It increases the spiritual power. Prayer energizes the vitality of the mind and increases the Will power during unbearable and unexpected circumstances." - Swami Adhyatmananda

For all the Books on Yoga by Swami Adhytamananda

For the purchase of the book contact
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Highlighting the News
 

"Divya Tour 2009" of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj

Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh, Sivananda Ashram (Ahmedabad) humbly announces upcoming “Divya Tour 2009” of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj to USA, Canada & UK commencing from June 7, 2009. 

Pujya Swamiji's  "Divya Tour 2009" to the West is shaping up beautifully with the Grace & Blessings of Gurudev. Morning Yoga Camps and evening Spiritual Discourses are getting organized all across USA and Canada.We are sure that there are many more devotees wishing to have Satsang and Darshan of Sri Swamiji Maharaj at various places. So, involved yourself in organizing the program in your area and get benefited from His holy presence and wisdom teachings. Join in His Mission of Service to Mankind and evolve in your Spiritual Sadhana to achieve higher Goal in Life. Please communicate through divya.tour@gmail.com. You can find Tour related information on "Divya Tour 2009"  website.

“Serve all. Love all. Service of humanity is worship of God. There is no greater yoga than service of Mankind." These are the sterling utterances of Gurudev. He was an embodiment of karma yoga."- Swami Chidananda
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Concluding of 17th Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC)

“Yoga has works wonders for me and my friends in Taiwan. Not only is it more powerful than anti aging solution  available in the market but it also helps me attain mental  peace and keep me cool during tough times “ . Says Lang, who is part of 34 member Yoga Teachers delegation from Taiwan that has come to  Sivananda Ashram,  Ahmedabad  as a part of  their advance training course under internationally famed  Yoga Guru Swami Adhyatmanndaji
 
Upcoming 18th YTTC ( May 11, May 30, 2009)
Enhance your skill in Yoga, be a teacher and spread the knowledge to others. You can accomplish all that by joining YTTC at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. It is organized under the guidance & leadership of  H. H. Sri Swami Adhyartmanandaji, who has conducted over 700 Yoga camps in the East & the West. Ashram's holy atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as well as the skill in the field of science of Yoga.
Upcoming Satsang at  Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
Ramnavami Utsav ( April 3, 2009) & Sri Hanuman Jayanti (April 9, 2009)
Srimad Bhagwat Saptah (April 9, 2009 to April 16, 2009) by H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji
News & Activity Report for the Month of  March 2009
Divya Jivan (Gujarati)
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Universal Prayer of Swami Sivananda
 
 
O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love !
Salutations and prostrations unto Thee.
Thou art Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient.
Thou art Existence-Consciousness-Bliss Absolute.
Thou art the Indweller of all beings.

Grant us an understanding heart,
Equal vision, balanced mind,
Faith, devotion and wisdom.
Grant us inner spiritual strength
To resist temptation and to control the mind.
Free us from egoism, lust, greed, hatred, anger and jealousy.
Fill our hearts with divine virtues.

Let us behold Thee in all these names and forms.
Let us serve Thee in all these names and forms.
Let us ever remember Thee.
Let us ever sing Thy glories.
Let Thy Name be ever on our lips.
Let us abide in Thee for ever and ever.

Gurudevarpanstu! 
 
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Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

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Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda

 

"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda  

 

 Books on Yoga by  Swami Adhyatmananda

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