Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad

News & Activity report for the month of December 2015

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Bhashya Parayan continued......( Nov 24, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015)

"The glow and power of Satsanga, association with the wise, saints, Yogis, Sannyasins and Mahatmas is indescribable. Even a moment’s company is quite sufficient to overhaul the old vicious Samskaras of the worldly people. The magnetic aura, the spiritual vibration, and the powerful currents of developed adepts produce a tremendous influence on the minds of worldlings. Service of Mahatmas purifies the minds of passionate men very rapidly. Satsanga elevates the mind to magnanimous heights. Just as a single matchstick burns huge bundles of cotton in a few seconds, so also, the company of saints burns all thoughts and Samskaras of passion within a short time. The only potent specific for inducing burning Vairagya and burning desire for liberation is Satsanga and Satsanga alone." - Swami Sivananda

It is a rare opportunity to get satsang of Mahatama. Devotees at the Ashram indeed were fortunate to receive Satasnga & Darshan of so many Mahatmas during Bhashya Parayan Yajana. H. H. Sri Swami Ishwarananda Giriji Maharaj from Mount Abu, H.H. Sri Swami Premanandaji Maharaj from Sivananda Ashram, Gawana-Ganeshpur and Uttarkashi, Srimat Swami Raghavanandaji Maharaj from Gangotri, Swamini Samananda Mataji, Swamini Vidya Prakashananda Mataji and many more attended the Yajana & blessed the devotees

Concluding of Yajna was on evening of Dec 6, 2015. It began with Bhakti Sangeet from Dr. Bansuriben Bhatt. On concluding satsang Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj shared HIS core feelings about HIS Master Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and said that listening to Prasthan Treye Parayan and words of wisdom written in the Vedas & Upnishad are great. In Bhagawad Gita Lord Sri Krishna has described the characteristics of "Sthitha Prajana", but it is rare to see & meet the one. How blessed we are to live with HIM ! Swamiji went on and on narrating the life incidences of Gurumaharaj that was overwhelming and brought tears to the devotees. We know that the Guru never dies even though He might not be in the physical form, we observe that Pujya Swamiji incessantly feels the presence of Guru Maharaj. His devotion to Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj & Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj is unparallel. Jai Ho Gurudev ! on concluding the satsang, all the Mahatma's were honored and grand bhandara (feast) was served to all.

35 th YTTC ( Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015)

Three weeks (20 days/220 hours) residential Yoga Teacher Training Course was conducted through (SIVA) Sivananda Institute of Vedanta -Yoga Academy, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad under the guidence and leadership of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Twenty eight established Yoga students from different parts of India, USA, UK, attended the course. Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji conducted morning and evening yoga classes. Syllabus included teachings of Bhagawad Gita (18 discourses) and Patanjali Yoga Sutra (18 discourses) by Swamiji. And Yoga psychology, Yoga Management, relevant medical science, Anatomy,  Reiki (Science of Natural Healing) were covered by qualified yoga team members.

 Yogasana, Kriya, Kunjal Kriya, Jal Neti Kriya, Candle Light Meditation and Yoga Nidra all were rightly taught during the Yoga Training Course. Concluding of YTTC  with final test and certificates awarded by worthy hands of Res. Sri. P. K. Lehari Saheb. In his speech to the certified yoga teachers he said that you are fortunate to learn yoga at world renown Sivananda Yoga institute and from Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, who has dedicated his life to spread this ancient Yoga science to the benefits of humanity and has trained countless Yoga students, who themselves are teaching others. At the end, the participants expressed their feelings of gratitude to Sri Swamiji Maharaj. Program was concluded with Bharat Natyam Dance recital by students of Nritya Bharati which followed serving dinner to all.

Gita Jayanti ( Dec 21, 2015) : Holy Gita Jayanti was celebrated in Sivananda Ashram with holy chants of Gita. Learned scholar students from Bhagavat Vidya Peeth with their teacher Sri. Bhagavat Rishi visited ashram.

Other programs

On Dec 9, 2015 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited by Yoga Sadhana Ashram, Ahmedabad to their function and foundation stone was laid for the new construction building by Sri Swamiji Maharaj.

On Dec 12, 2015
Bhagavat Saptah at Ved Mandir was concluded with blessings by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.

On Dec 14, 2015
Vedant Ashram at Valod organized a satsang in memory of Brahleen Sri Swami Madhavanandaji Maharaj. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj graced at occasion.

On Dec 22, 2015 Satsang was organized by Sri Nath religious group in holy presence of the spiritual head Revered Sri Gulabnathji Maharaj. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to grace the function. 

On Dec 23, 2015 Sri Swami Narayan Gurukul Chharodi organized 1,111 Kundi Yajna for welfare of Mankind. Learned scholars and Saints from all over attended the function. H. E. Governor of Gujarat India graced the occasion. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to graced the sacred ceremony.

On Dec 27  8th International Yoga Seminar was organized by world renowned yoga school Sri  Kaivalyadham at Lonavala (Poona). Pujya Swami Adhyatmandaji Maharaj with Ashram's yoga teachers attended the function many other dignitaries namely Shri. Shripad Naik, State Minister of Government of India for (AYUSH) – Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani Treatment, Sanskrit and Homeopathy,  Dr. Sri. Subhash  C. Khuntia, I.A.S. Principal Secretary, Department of School Education H.R.D. Government of India, Shri. Om Prakash Tiwari, the Secretary General of Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute, Lonavala attended the function.

On Dec 31 VTV  channel for telecasted one hour live program of greeting Year 2016. Along with Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, Revered Father Rajiv, Maulana Mohd. Kasim and Sri Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji Maharaj of Ramkrishna Mission, Vadodara shared their thoughts & New Year message.  

Om Shanti!  

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