OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya !
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya !
OM Namo Narayanaya!
Lord Ganesh - "Embodiment of Wisdom" on auspicious Ganesh
Chaturthi Sept 9, 2013)
"Remover of all obstacles,
Embodiment of wisdom,
Devata of Muladhara Chakra!
O Lord Vinayaka,
The bestower of happiness
Who has Modaka in hand!
O Elephant-headed Lord!
Salutations unto Thee.
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha."
Lord Ganesha is an embodiment of wisdom and bliss. He is the
Lord of Brahmacharins. He is the foremost among Brahmacharins or
celibates. He is the Lord who removes all obstacles on the path
of the spiritual aspirant, and bestows upon him worldly as well
as spiritual success. Hence He is called Vigna Vinayaka. His
Bija Akshara (root syllable) is Gung, pronounced to rhyme with
the English word "sung". He is the Lord of harmony and peace.
- Swami Sivananda
Ganesh Vandana ( Video clip)
& Prostrations Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on HIS
Birth Anniversary (Sept 8, 2013)
Swami Sivananda - "The Man for
"Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was the Man for
the Mankind. Each breath of his life He breathed to serve, love
and give the best what He could give or the best He could do for
the Mankind. He was a Godman, filled with wonderful love in his
heart. From head to toe he was oozing with divine nectar of
love, love and love only. He lived all his life for the good of
mankind and He became a person beloved by countless people all
over the world. He was himself a personification of joy and
enjoyed to laugh and make other people laugh too. He was a man
of wit and radiated cheerfulness, made visitors forget all their
sorrows and troubles and brought joy and hope into their lives.
He did not discriminate between East and West, this country or
that country, this race or that race, this religion or that
religion. He was also a person of great compassion,
understanding and sympathy. His personality was such that He
immediately made everyone feel that they belonged to Him and He
belonged to them."
- Swami Adhyatmananda
Early Morning Meditation Talk from " Ponder These truths" by
is Meant to be Lived"
Philosophy and spirituality, of which you are all students,
are to be known, but more than acquiring knowledge, a student of
philosophy and spirituality must also try to acquire the
practical wisdom of how to fit this newly gained knowledge into
his daily life, thoughts, words and actions. In short, “how can
I live in the light of this philosophy? how can I base my life
upon this philosophy? whatever I have learned in Yoga, how can I
turn it into a new form, into my day-to-day life and actions?”
This you must know.
Philosophy and Vedanta are both for knowing and for living.
If they are only known, you become a pundit, a
scholar, a professor, a lecturer. You will be highly regarded.
You will be able to teach philosophy to others, impart the
knowledge of Yoga to others, but you yourself will not be a
Yogi, a sadhak. For it is whether the philosophy,
which has made you a learned person and pundit, is
seen to manifest in your everyday life and actions, philosophy
in action, philosophy in application—that determines whether or
not you can be regarded as a spiritual person.
What is the purpose in knowing? This has to be well thought out.
The correct attitude towards all philosophy, all Vedanta, all
Yoga has to be cultivated, and it should be constantly, actively
applied in daily life.
Remembering birth Anniversary GuruMaharaj Swami Chidanandaji
Maharaj (Sept 24, 2013 )
On Health Topics from a book " Yoga and health " by Swami
: What Is Oseoporosis ? How Does the Osteoporosis Treated &
Prevented? Does Practice of Flexibility exercises & Yogasana
help ? Which Yogasana is recommended?
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by the loss of the
normal density of bone, resulting in fragile bone. Osteoporosis
leads to literally abnormally porous bone that is more
compressible like a sponge, than dense like a brick. This
disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone causing an increase in
the risk for breaking bones (bone fracture).
Here the importance of proper nutrition can't undermined.
Regular practice of flexibility exercises, Yogasana and
Pranayama is essential for prevention and treatment of
H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji / Chapter 7 th of Bhagwad Gita (audio clips)
Highlighting the News & upcoming Events
Adhyatma Tour 2013 to the West ( USA, Canada & UK June 28, 2013
- Aug 28, 2013)
with Him in close proximity, you observe how immeasurable devotion Pujya Swamiji has for His Gurudev! At
every moment whether he is thinking, talking, delivering discourses,
eating, you observe that
Guru Smarana is unbroken. He is breathing and living for Gurudev. You feel that as if, SIVA is
working through HIM. Then, you start
seeing SIVA's presence in your life at each step of way and that
HE assumes different forms for you. It is such a wonderful
experience. It is all Guru's Grace. That is the Glory of Guru."- sevak
"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
Adhyatma Tour 2013 got initiated with invitation
from a few organizations on the occasion of Temple's Mahakumbhabhishek Mahotsav, Brahmotsav, Maharudra Yajna, Youth
camp and more. A few of the organizers & devotees of Revered
Swamiji enthusiastically grabbed this divine opportunity to
receive Pujya Swamiji Maharaj. They joined together and
beautiful Adhyatma Tour 2013 shaped up for the benefits of
many. It is all the Grace & Blessings of Gurudev Swami
Sivanandaji Maharaj & Gurumaharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.
Adhyatma Tour 2013 of H. H. Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
was peaceful and joyful, and has done 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
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"
Indian community at Atlanta celebrates India’s Independence Day
with patriotic fervor - by Ravi Ponangi
Atlanta Siva Temple Celebrates First Ever Brahmotsavam amid
Activities for the Month of August 2013 / Adhyatma Tour 2013
/ July August 2013 /
Freed from attachment, fear and anger, absorbed in Me, taking
refuge in Me, purified by the fire of knowledge, many have
attained to My Being.( 4:10)
He whose undertakings are all devoid of desires and (selfish)
purposes, and whose actions have been burnt by the fire of
knowledge,—him the wise call a sage.(4:19)
Even if thou art the most sinful of all sinners, yet thou shalt
verily cross all sins by the raft of knowledge.(4:36)
As the blazing fire reduces fuel to ashes, O Arjuna, so does the
fire of knowledge reduce all actions to ashes!(4:37)
Verily there is no purifier in this world like knowledge. He who
is perfected in Yoga finds it in the Self in time.(4:38)
The man who is full of faith, who is devoted to it, and who has
subdued all the senses, obtains (this) knowledge; and, having
obtained the knowledge, he goes at once to the supreme peace.
Because he who sees the same Lord dwelling equally everywhere
does not destroy the Self by the self, he goes to the highest
Just as the one sun illumines the whole world, so also the Lord
of the Field (the Supreme Self) illumines the whole Field, O
Ganesh Vandana ( Video Clip)
Sri Ganesh Sahsranama Stotra
Sri Ganesh Sahsranama (Sanskrit) /
Sri Ganesh Sahsranama (English)