Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad

News & Activity report for the Month of June 2016

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June 1, 2016 marks holy Sannyas day of  Most worshipful and Revered Guru Bhagawan Srimat Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. A special satsang was organized at the Ashram. Large number of Devotees participated in satsang, kirtan & mahaprasad. Smt. Rupa Majumdar shared her thoughts on philosophy as well as teachings of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

37 th YTTC ( May 21, 2016 - June 9, 2016) - 37th Yoga Teacher Training Camp was concluded on the afternoon of June 9, 2016.  Smt. Gunjan Desai from New Jersey was recognized as the top student of the course for her overall skill in the field of Yoga. All members of the course shared their thoughts of praise for attending YTTC to their benefits. In their departing remarks, all students expressed their happiness about the course content. The voice that came out from each one of them was that they loved the discipline of Revered Swamiji, selfless services of Ms. Sangeeta Thawani, kindness of entire Yoga teachers team of the ashram and taste of food from the ashram’s kitchen. 

"Jeevan Yog Series" recording (June 10 -12 & June 16 - June 18 ): Doordarshan Kendra television programs of Govt. of India Gujarat group DD GIRNAR recorded Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s yoga teaching program "Jeevan yog" series during these six days. So far, 104 episodes are recorded and They have been telecasted every week on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday morning 7.00 am to 7.25 am from DD GIRNAR Gujarat. About 70 episodes are uploaded on YouTube also. In a most simple Gujarati language, it has been recorded for the benefits of common man to motivate them, to learn and practice Yogasan, Pranayam and Dhyan.   

Yoga Day Celebration at Ashram (June 21, 2016) : 2nd International Yoga day was celebrated at Sivananda Ashram with great enthusiasm. Early morning session commenced at 5.30am with "Yog  divas hey" (audio) composed by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. After a main yoga class, a special yoga session was also conducted by Revered Swamiji Maharaj for bind, handicapped and socially underprivileged Children. A grand breakfast was served which followed with Tea sponsored by  courtesy of  ‘Wagh-Bakri” Tea Processing House.

On 21st evening Rev. Swamiji started his Adhyatma Tour 2016.

Satsang Programs & Tours of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of June 2016

Ahmedababd (June 2, 2016) Maha Samadhi day of Revered Swami Vidyanandaji Maharaj of famous Gita Mandir all around globe was celebrated with Gita Parayan and Satsang by learned and scholarly Mahatmas of Gujarat. HE was the pioneer to establish Sanatan Dharma in Gujarat, in those days, when local population hardly had any reverence for Hindu Monks, as they were known and had recognized like dead man, as they had their pind dan and shraddha-karma before embarrassing the life of mendicant. When Revered Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj visited Ahmedabad in the month of October-November 1950,  Revered Swami Vidyanandaji Maharaj of Gita Mandir hosted the group of Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and organized satsang programs.

Maninagar (Ghodasar) June 6, 2016 : A senior citizens group of about four five hundred of Maninagar at Ghodasar invited and organized Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's satsang. Revered. Swamiji revealed the secret to be happy and key to adjust in the home with new coming generation. A grand meal was served to all of them at the end of satsang.

Baroda (June 13, 2016) :  Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji and a group of devotees from the ashram attended condolence meeting held in loving memory of Respected Sri Upendrabhai Purohitji. He was a past General Secretary of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh. He passed away with all love and service in his divine heart for Revered Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.  He was a regular visitor of Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, Rishikesh and Uttar Kashi.

During his short and quick visit to Baroda, Revered Swamiji greeted Dr. Mrugank Merchant upon his 60th birthday and Revered Sri Balkrishna Pandyaji for his 100th birthday.

Ahmedabad (June17, 2016):  Space application centre, ISRO Ahmedabad invited Revered Swamiji to address their Scientist on the subject ‘Yoga & its usefulness in daily life’. This was a part of International Yoga day celebration; later on Ms. Sangeeta Thawaniji conducted practical yogasana class for 350 participants.

Valsad (June 16, 2016 to June 20, 2016) :  Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh, Valsad branch has celebrated World Yoga Day on Sunday, June 19 2016 with a mega session from 9.00am to 11.00am. H. H. Maha Mandleshwar Sri Swami Nityanandaji Maharaj graced the occasion. Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji was a key note speaker, Revered Sivaji Maharaj of Sanatan Temple Valsad,  past Ambassador of Australia Mr. Rajendra (IFS) addressed the audience.  Mr. Jignesh Rathod, director of Aero Yoga presented spectaculars Yoga Demo with his big team of Yoga students. Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji awarded him  "Yoga Prachar Ratna" on behalf of Sivananda Ashram, Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh, as this year happens to be Revered Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj’s Birth Centenary year.

Chidananda Centenary Celebration Tour 2016 to USA, Canada & UK

Arrival at Chicago (June 22, 2016)

Chidananda Centenary Celebration Tour 2016 of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji has commenced from Chicago. As always, with joy Pujya Swamiji was received by Naik's. There was a severe Tornado warning that day and we were a bit tense and got ready with a big umbrella to receive  Sri Swamiji but at the time of the landing of the plane every thing got cleared, smiling rays of the Sun God came out and then as we reached home and were on the driveway Rain God sprinkled a few "ami-chatna" and welcomed Sri Swamiji Maharaj. All the grace & blessings of God Gurudev Sri Swami Sivannadaji Maharaj & GuruMaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj !

In the evening, Gita study group members gave warm welcome with Purna Kumbham to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj. They arranged Chinmaya & Chidananda Centenary Celebration satsang at Naik's holy abode. It is indeed a rare privilege, we all felt blessed !     

The next day (July 23, 2016), was supposed to be a day of rest period for Swamiji after the long air travel, but honoring the request of devotees, we had two satsang one at Smt. Rakshaben & Sri. Prafulbhai at lunch time (12 pm - 3.00pm) where Swamiji gave a talk on the subject of  "Guru Mahima" and second in the evening (7.00 pm - 9.00pm) at Smt. Indiraben & Sri Kiranbhai where Swamiji gave a talk on family values & culture, raising the Children.

On the July 24, 2016 Sri Swamiji departed for His next program center to Troy, Michigan around 10 am, after celebrating 82 nd Birthday of Revered Sri Rameshbhai Pandya. The call was received from Sri Pandya ji that he has intense wish to receive Pujya Swamiji's blessings on his actual birthday, so it was fulfilled !     

Troy, Michigan (June 24, 2016 - June 29, 2016)

Sri Anil Lal, President, Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh (USA) received Revered Swamiji at Detroit Airport and made an hour long drive to Troy. In the evening welcome program and grand satsang was organized at Bharatiya Temple, Troy (MI).  June 25th & 26th  were crowded with temple program establishing holy flag post in the front of Bharatiya Temple, which was actually followed after a grand Yajna and worship of the Lord. During His stay Sri Swamiji graced and blessed number of families upon their request and had home satsang, as well he conducted daily Yoga class at Bharatiya Temple. Thanks to Smt. Meera Lal and Sri Anil Lal and his team of committed and dedicated members of Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh (USA).

Toledo, Ohio (June 29, 2016 - July 1, 2016)

In the afternoon of  June 29 th Revered Swamiji arrived at Toledo (Ohio). In the evening satsang at Hindu Temple Swamiji shared the secrets of Sri Hanuman Chalisa. Morning Yoga work shop was conducted the next day. Thanks to Pandit Sri Anant Dixitji, President Sri Anand Bhahmee Ji, Smt. Bindu Mistry &  Lungani family for supporting Revered Swamiji’s visit to Toledo.
 

Tour will Continue........to Charlotte,  Atlanta,  Bloomington (IN), Chicago, New Jersey, Toronto, Houston, Reading (PA) ....... to UK

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Upcoming Events at Sivananda ashram, Ahmedabad.

Lord Jagannathji Rath Yatra on July 6, 2016 (4.30 pm to 6.30 pm)

 Holy Sri Gurupurnima Satsang and Sri Guru Paduka Poojan followed with Mahaprasad (July 19, 2016)
  Pooja Satsang (5.30 pm to 7.30 pm)
 Bhandara Mahaprasad (7.30 pm to 8.30 pm)

Holy Aradhana day (Maha Samadhi Day) of H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on July 28, 2016. Satsang & Paduka Poojan  (5.30pm -7.30pm)

Sri Krishna Janmotsav satsang  on Aug 25, 2016 (9.00 pm to 12.00 midnight) Kirtan & Bhajan concluding with Sri Lallaji's Janmotsav.Sri Janmashatmi Mahotsav

Holy Shravan Month (August 3, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016) 

Shiv Puran Katha (Aug 3, 2016 -Aug 31, 2016 ) by H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during holy Shravan month (5.30 pm to 7.00pm)

Puja & worship services at Lord Vishwanath Mahadev temple - please contact ashram office

Homatmak Lagu Rudra Yajana, Bhasma Aarti, prasad on concluding of Shravan Month ( Sept 1, 2016)
Mahaprasad in the evening after Bhasma Arati (6.45 pm - 8.30pm)

8th Punya Tithi of Srimat Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj (Aug 30, 2016) Sri Guru Paduka Pujan & Satsang 5.30 pm to 7.30pm

Holy Sri Ganesh Chaturthi Sept 5, 2016 Ganapati Homam 9.00 am to 11.30am in newly constructed Sri Swami Chidananda Centenary Yoga Bhavan.

Gita Asta Darshan Katha (Sept 5, 2016 to Sept 22, 2016)

Discourses on Srimad Bhagawad Gita (complete 18 Chapters) by Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Remembering 129th Birth Anniversary of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj (Sept 8, 2015 )- Satsang &  Paduka Pujan. (6.00 pm -8.00 pm)

Gita Yajna (Sept 23, 2016) 8.00 am to 11.30 am
 

Centenary Celebration of Revered Gurudev Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj Sept 24, 2016 (5.30 am to 12.00 Noon) & 5.30 pm to 10 pm

Salutations & Prostration to Our beloved Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj on 100th Birth Anniversary of HIS Holiness ( Sept 24, 2016) -Satsang & Padukapujan  /  Remembering Life Divine of HIS Holiness

Latest Additions.........

Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)

Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/ "Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)

Atam Mahek (Gujarati) / Fragrance ( English) - Swami Adhyatmananda

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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