Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
Guru Purnima Utsav (July 8, 2017) : Holy Guru Purnima was celebrated in great reverence and devotion at Sri Swami Chidananda Yoga-Dhyan Mandir. About six hundred and fifty devotees joined in satsang and Guru Paduka Pujan. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj showered HIS blessings through Skype from Anoopam Mission at Florida, USA. "Guru Paduka Pujan is a ancient tradition since the time of Lord Sri Rama. Paduka Pujan is not a Pujan of any individual soul, it is Pujan of the God", HE said. May the blessings of our Revered Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, Guru Bhagwan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and all the saints of our ancient time be with us always! All devotees were overjoyed to have Pujya Swamiji's satsang and blessings. Thanks to a devote couple, Sri Shaishav & Smt. Sunita for arranging timing & coordination etc. They, a members of Sivananda Parivar have recently moved to America and came to Swamiji's Yoga & Spiritual Retreat organized by Anoopam Mission, Florida to be with Pujya Swamiji from Washington DC.
Gurupurnima Utsav was concluded with Maha Prasad served to all the devotees at the Ashram.
As always, all other activities of the Ashram like Annadan, Narayan seva, Yoga classes, Satsang – Swadhyay, Pujas were carried out during the month of July.
Flood Relief efforts : Sivananda Ashram has started flood relief efforts to people affected with heavy rain in Banaskantha, North Gujarat and Ahmedabad area. Planning done in association with Samasta Mahajan have been circulated by leaflets, boardings in the Ashram premises and using other technical ways of wide spreading of the appeal to join with us in this selfless service. Good response received from devotees and kind hearted people offering donations. Administration is also very active.
Flood Relief work is being done in coordination and discussion with Minister Sri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama from Government machinery for better and required help to the affected people. Kitchen feeding provided Khichdi, Puri & vegetable in district of "Deesa" for five days wherein 10,000 people were served food. Trucks carrying grass for the cattle have also started running to the affected areas. Trustee of the Ashram Sri Arunbhai Oza and Managing Trustee of the Majahan visited the villages of Banaskantha district and coordinated with the executives and officers of the Government.
Adhyatma Tour 2017 to USA, Canada & UK (June 27, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017) of
Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj commenced from Chicago on June 27,
2017. It took him to Toronto, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Toledo (OH), Troy (MI), San Jose area,
Madison, Milwaukee & Chicago to continue to UK and HE will be back to
the Ashram on Sept 1, 2017. It is all the grace & blessings of Holy
Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj & Guru Maharaj Sri Swami
Pujya Swamiji's divine satsang and yoga teaching have brought joy, peace & bliss to countless spiritual aspirants and yoga enthusiasts in the West. HE received warm welcome everywhere He went. Here, we share with you the sentiments of love and deepest gratitude expressed by our core organizers group in so many different words. It is overwhelming.
"Our time with Swamiji during his visit this year was full of blessings, so many it is impossible to count. Everyone at Kula Kamala Yoga Ashram were overjoyed by their time with Swamiji and hold His powerful words and His Presence in their heart. Hari OM" - Sharon Alitt. (Reading, PA)
"Sri Swamiji’s discourses are filled with many useful tips and enjoyed the way he presented his discourses with anecdotes. It’s a wonderful experience and listeners are fortunate to get this opportunity." -Sri Ravi Ponangi (Atlanta)
"We are fortunate and grateful to have Swamiji in our midst to "recharge" our mind/body/spirit and look forward to his next visit." - Rajesh Laugani (Toledo, OH)
"Pujya Swamiji's visit to Charlotte was very short for one day, but his presence in our community is always a long lasting memory. "Chilli", our Kitten sat quietly near Swamiji & had enjoyed the satsang! - Sri Bhabani Sarkar (Charlotte, NC)"
A devotee shared a special gift that she received from Pujya Swamiji, a poem composition, "Garland of Mogara (Jasmine) flowers" in response to her flowers offering.
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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