Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad

News & Activity report for the Month of January 2016

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In Bhagawad Gita Lord Sri Krishna has described the characteristics of "Sthitha Prajna", but it is rare to see & meet the one! How blessed are we to have satsang & darshan of GuruMaharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, the most beloved disciple of Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj! How fortunate are we to be born in the same era! Glories to Gurumaharaj!

The New Year 2016 began in a spirit of joy and enthusiasm with continued Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebrations (Sept 24, 2015 - Sept 24, 2016) at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. The planned programs, satsangs, construction of Chidananda Yoga Bhavan,  Jnan Yajana - "Bhasya parayana of Prasthan Treye ", Yoga & Meditation camps,  YTTC, distribution of Sivananda & Chidananda literature  - a book release "Prakash Punj" (Guajarati translation by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji of  "Light Fountain" by Sri Swami Chidananda), "Chidananda Smruti Pravachan" series at various Divya Jivan branches in India and USA, Canada & UK during Centenary Tour 2015 of  Pujya Swami Adhyatmananadaji Maharaj, Chidananda Yoga DVD (a new release), Youth programs, Seva projects,  Srimad Bhagawat Katha by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj on Vyasasan are going on and more will continue .........

But, let us imbibe virtues and teachings from the Life Divine of GuruMaharaj and that is the Celebration of Chidananda Birth Centenary, in a "True Sense" !

On January 1 2016 satsang & prayer session was held here at sacred ashram of Gurudev Swami Sivananda, prayers for the peace and harmony of the world at large. Peace in the East & West, Peace in the North & South. Peace abides amongst the individuals as well as Nations.

"Jeevan Yoga" series by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandji Maharaj (commenced from January 8, 2016) : 

"Yoga way of Life brings Happiness of sound mind in sound body. Yogic living implies discriminative living. Yoga is equanimity, equipoise or equilibrium. It is skill in the performance of actions. Yoga is disconnection from union with pain and freedom from attachment and desires it is turning away of the senses from the objective universe and concentrating of the mind within."- Swami Adhyatmananda

Learn "Jeevan Yoga" (Yoga way of Life) from Sri Swamiji Maharaj through Television series by TV Doordarshan  Girnar of  Govt. of India. Do not miss opportunity to learn Yoga from a Master. It is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7.00 am - 7.30 am (Indian time). It will be containing in 52 episodes.

Brahmotsav of  Ram Hanuman Temple (Jan 26, 2016)  Maruti Yajana" was performed to mark Brahmotsav of Holy Sri Ram Hanuman Temple and Mahaprasad was served to all the devotees. Also Sri Sunderkand Parayan by Sri Ajay Yajnikji of Delhi was organized on this occasion in the evening and a great number of devotees joined the holy satsang. Every body enjoyed his melodious singing in praise of Lord Sri Rama. 

Youth  Programs (Jan 30, 2016):  As a  part of Sri Swami Chidananda Centenary Celebration number of competitions were organized for youth at the Ashram. Elocution competition, Painting competition and "kabaddi" a team game were planned. About four hundred youth participated the first level competitions. This will be followed by level II in February 2016. Sri A. J. Shah, commissioner of higher education and chairman of higher Secondary education Board inaugurated the function. Credit goes to Sri Arunbhai Oza, Dr. Prof. Chirag Pandya &  Sri Harshadbhai Trvedi to organize, coordinate & conduct the entire event in the spirit of Karma Yoga for the benefits of Youth.  
 

Yoga Through ( SIVA) Sivananda institutes of Yoga-Vedanta Academy : Ashram regular Yoga classes in seven batches for beginners and advanced yoga students carried out this month, as usual. A team of dedicated yoga teachers conduct and coordinate all the classes.

As always, on third of the month wheat and grain were distributed to poor and needy families through “Vishwanath Seva Kendra”.

 Many devotees participated in regular religious worships at the Ashram namely Guru Paduka Pooja on Thursday, a special evening worship at Sri Ashtalaksmi Bhavan on Friday, Sri Sunderkand Path on Saturday, a special Satsang on Sunday and daily night satsangs. Also Sri Lalita Sahasranam at Sri Ashtalakshmi Bhavan and Sri Satyanarayan pooja on full Moon day were performed.

 Satsang & Pograms of H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of January 2016
 

Mehsana (January 3, 2016) : Annual gathering of Sri "Dasnam Goswami" community was organized at Mehsana. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to preside over the function. Number of Saints, Mayor of Mehsana Municipal Corporation, other dignitaries of Government of Gujarat and many leading citizens from Mehsana district graced the occasion. 

Pujya Swamiji shared HIS thoughts on virtuous living as a householder to achieve the Goal of Life - God Realization. Sri Swamiji cited the example of Saint Tulsidasji, Sri Vallabhacharyaji, who were Grihstha Swami (called Goswami), they  reached to the Supreme state. He stressed to perform the duties well with remembering Hari Nama. HE stressed to nurture the Children (boy & girl equally), give them love and care that they need and take care of your older parents. 

Godhara (January 10, 2016) ; Regional conference of Lions Club, Godhara was presided by Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Lion Governor of the local club graced the occasion. Swamiji's speech was well appreciated. He praised the ideal of service to mankind and encouraged them to continue good works for the poor & needy.

Bharuch (January 12, 2016) : Pujya Swamiji attended prayer meeting held on passing away of Sri Mahendrabhai Shroff, who was past president of Divine Life Society, Bharuch branch. He was 83 years old. He was committed to the Mission of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. He was instrumental in starting Sivananda prayer hall, general hospital, eye bank and more and all these institutes are doing great services to people in that area.

Tour to Rojento, Rampur Kampo, Khedbrahma & Ambaji (Jan 14, 2016): On January 14,  Uttarayana, the day of Sun entering in its northern region,  Revered Swamiji and group of devotees made a tour to Rojento, Rampur Kampo, Khedbrahma and Ambaji. In a large public meeting at Rampur Kampo, Pujya Swamiji emphasized living virtuous life and said that virtues are to be cultivated in the life that automatically nurture spirituality.
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Maninagar, Ahmedabad ( January 15, 2016): Nature Cure Science institute organized three days long conference. Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj as well Sri Mahant Swami of Sri Swami Narayan Gadi Samsthan, Maninagar  inugurated the function. In his sharing Sri Swami Maharaj said gave tips to healthy living.  Sleep early, get up early before sun rise, eat satvic food, do regular exercise and live simple virtuous life are the tips to hally and healthy life.

Vadodara(January 17, 2016):  At Vadodara Swamiji had home satsang at Dr. M. G. Merchant and Sri Balkrishna Pandyaji's home. Swamiji attended family function at Sri Kishorbhai Swadia ji.

Indore, Ujjain (MP) (January 18, 2016 - Jan 23, 2016) Sri Suresh Bhatiaji, an ardent devotee of Sivananda invited Sri Swami Maharaj to social & sanskrutik function. Sri Swamiji went to holy Jyotirling temple of Lord Shiva the Maha Kaleshwar Mahadev and offered worship. Also, went for darshan of Sri Harsiddhi Mataji.

Roon, Vaso-Heranj (January 24, 2016): Centenary celebration of  Sri Gordhanbhai S. Patel was celebrated at Sri Viswa Jyot Vidyalaya Roon (Vaso). Sri Swamiji was invited to preside over as main guest at the function. H. H. Sri Swami Asanganandaji Maharaj of Jnan sadan Ashram, Heranj, Mr. Devang Chauhan (M.P) as well Sri Arun Oza (Trustee, Sivananda Ashram) graced the occasion.

Mount Abu ( Jan 29, 2016 -Jan 30, 2016)  Honoring invitation of Sri Prajapati Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, H. Q. Mount Abu. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj graced the function organized in honor of Revered RajYogini Dadi Janki ji. Many saints & Mahatmas graced the function from all over India.

On Jan 31, 2016  Revered Sri Swami Maharaj inaugurated  "jyotirmay institute of learnng & Science". It is affiliated Institute of education with Hindu University of Orlando, FL (USA). Function was organized at Sri Swami Chidananda Meditation -Yoga centre of Sivananda Ashram, Ahmadabad.

Om Shanti!

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