The Month of November was vibrant with divine activities here at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad for Yoga & Meditation camp, the Deepavali celebrations & Jnana Yajna, a part of Chidananda Centenary celebrations continued.... Saints from all over India graced the ashram for Prasthan Trayee Parayan and so did the devotees in mammoth crowd joined in this sacred events. Ashram has become a pilgrimage place.
Concluding of Yoga & Meditation Camp ( Oct 25, 2015 - Nov 4, 2015)
Yoga Meditation Camp commenced on October 25, 2015 which concluded on November 4, 2015 with a great satisfaction to the teachers and students a like. They expressed their gratitude to Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandajiji Maharaj in all different words and Sri Swamiji in return just ask the favor to continue the regular practice of Yoga. Sri Swamiji Maharaj conducted a special Question and Answer session for the sincere seekers and yoga lovers.
Deepavali Celebration & Annakoot Darsahn ( November 9, 2015 - November 11, 2015)
A grand Lakshmi Poojan was organized at Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhawan on the evening of Lakshmi Trayodashi (Dhanteras). Sri Sri Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhavan was decorated with lighting, rangoli, pushpamala during Deepavali. About one hundred and five couples performed Laxmi (Sri Yantra) Pujan at Sri Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhavan in holy presence of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and joined by priest Sri Kamlesh Jha of the ashram.
On Diwali day grand Annkoot was offered to Maa Ashtalakshmi. A few weeks of planning and preparations of about thousand varieties of food items by so many devotees culminated in Grand Annakoot offering to Sri Ashtalaxmi Maa on Deepavali day. Entire day over thousands of people came to the ashram for the Annakoot Darshan and evening aarti. Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Kalyananda Bharati (Bharati Ashram), Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Satyanandaji Maharaj (Gita Mandir), Most worshipful and Revered Acharya Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Vishokanandaji Maharaj and Sri Swami Ram Swaroopanandaji Maharaj graced their presence that made Deepavali very special for the devotees at the ashram. At night About 1500 devotees were serve dinner and about thousand prasad packages of sweets, snacks, chocolates & other goodies were made to be distributed to underprivileged people in slum area of the town, the next morning.
On the New Year day (by Indian calendar) about five thousands devotees came for the darshan & receiving blessings of Sri Maa Ashta Laxmi from morning till night. They all received Diwali prasad from Pujya Swamiji Maharaj.
Jnana Yajan ( November 25, 2015 to December 6, 2015) Seva projects, Jnana Yajna and activities that have been planned during Chidananda Centenary Celebration year have been continuing ..... Jnana Yajna has commenced from November 25, 2015. The Parayan of sacred Prasthan Trayee scriptural texts (chanting, reading ) with Shankar Bhasya and Gita discourses have commenced. Inaugural function on eve of Nov 24, 2015 was graced by Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Swami Kalyanandaji Maharaj of Bharati Ashram, Sri Swami Ram Swaroopanandaji Maharaj of Koteshwar Mahadev, Niranjani Akhada, Gandhinagar and H. H. Sri Swami Medhanandaji Maharaj from Kailash Ashram, Rishikesh. About forty six saints, scholars & Mahatmas from all over India namely, Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram have joined this sacred event. Inaugural ceremony was conducted by Sri Atul Parikh and Sri Arunbhai Oza welcomed all. The Jnan Yajana will continue for nine hours daily for twelve days (108 total hours) and concluding will be on December 6, 2015.
H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's Satsang & Tours during the Month of November 2015
Delhi (November 2, 2015): News of passing away of most Respected and Blessed Sri Brijmohanlal Munjal of Munjal Hero Automobiles was received at Sivananda Ashram on late night on Nov 1 st and Pujya Sri Swami Maharaj went to Delhi by air after morning yoga session and returned back by late night flight before the next day Morning Yoga. Pujya Swamiji's presence & prayers brought much solace to Munjal family members. Late Sri Mr. Munjal Ji was one of the very sincere admirer and well-wisher of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and known HIM since 1982. Pujya Swamiji was ever invited for their all family functions. Mr. B. M. Munjal's contribution is note worthy in an Automobile Industries. May his departed soul rest in everlasting peace and supreme blessedness!
Galodiya, khedbrahma (November 5, 2015): Silver Jubilee of Sri. B. M. Patel, the
Education Institute was celebrated at Galodia (Khedbrahma) North Gujarat.
Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj presided over the function. Twenty
five trees were planted to make this occasion and blood in the memory as well
300 volunteers donated blood generally to mark the occasion.
Bhavnagar (November 8, 2015): Shishuvihar Institute of Bhavnagar invited Revered Sri Swamiji to their Senior Citizen camp. About 250 seniors were honored. This was their 23rd honoring camp to honor Senior Citizens. At Bhavnagar Sri Swamiji visited Dr. Ashokbhai Baxi and l Dr. Narenbhai Joshi, senior trustee of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh.
On November 12, 2015 a part of Centenary celebration of H. H. Sri Swami Chinmayanandaji Maharaj, Holy Chinmaya Jyoti arrived at Sri Chinmaya Mission at Ahmedabad. H. E. Governor of Gujarat Sri Om Prakash Kohliji was the chief guest and Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was guest of honor for the ceremony in morning from 7.00 am to 8.00 am at Chinmaya Mission.
Visnagar ( Nov 13, 2015) Honoring the invitation of Revered Sri Gulabnathji Maharaj of Nath Math Visnagar Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj graced the occasion of memory day of Revered Guru Balaknathji Maharaj. After colorful procession in the evening and grand feast, Satsang continued up to midnight and Sri Swamiji returned to the ashram in early hours of dawn.
Atlanta, USA ( Nov 16, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015) Hindu temple of Atlanta organized Sat Chandi Sahit Ati Rudra Yajna at Atlanta (GA) from Nov 18, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited as a guest of honor and hence Sri Swamiji graced the occasion throughout eleven days. One hundred and twenty one Priests chanted Rudram (Namakam – Chamakam) with traditional homam for eleven days and same with one hundred times Durga Sapta Sati.
Sri Swamiji returned back to Ahmedabad on November 30, 2015 early in the morning.
Upcoming YTTC ( Yoga Teachers Training course) Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
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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