News & Activity Report for the Month of January 2018

Sivananda Ashram 2018

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With the Grace and Blessings of the God Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj Spiritual & Yoga activities are flourishing at Sivananda Ashram, A’bad. More & more people, inspired by spiritual head of the ashram, Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj are involving themselves in selfless services carried out through Ashram’s Seva Projects. 

The New Year 2018 began with satsang and prayers 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.

As always, daily five Yogasana practice Classes and Two Yogasana - Meditation classes for beginners, Reiki training for level I and II and Yogic consultation went on smoothly during the month. Food for children through Narayana Seva, monthly 600 kg grain distribution to the needy families through Vishwanath Seva Kendra, Daily Satsang & Puja Archana in the temples was performed at Ashram. Sunday satsang, Purnima’s Sri Satyanarayan Vrat Katha and Sri Lalita Sahasranam Parayana are regular part of the Ashram’s activities.  

A special Satsang and get to gather at the Ashram (Jan 13, 2018) : January 13th is the foundation day of The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. Society was registered at Ambala (Haryana) on Jan 13, 936. Ashram organized get to gather of Yoga teachers and had a special satsang.

On Jan 26, 2018 (69th Republic Day of India) National flag was hoisted by Sri Swamiji at the Ashram Lawn Garden.. On this occasion, Pujya Swamiji gave inspiring speech. He said “ Let us love our nation. Let us save the nation. not to harm by creating chaos and setting fire. This is all unfortunate misbehavior of misguided youth. Let us learn to love and value non violence. Let us try to understand value of human life and value of our Nation's property. Be calm. Spend time with the SELF. Meditate regularly. Pray fervently, dive deep in the recess of the heart and find the pearls of Bliss Absolute. In the evening, there was Sunderkand Parayan by Sri Ajay Yajnikji of Delhi, which was attended by large number of Devotees.

Revered Sri Swamiji, Smt. Poonam Thawaniji, Sri Arun Ozaji and all trustees of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh were invited at Governor House for High Tea.

On Jan 27, 2018 Sri Swami Chidananda Memorial Lecture by H. H. Sri Swami Avadheshanandaji Maharaj, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of Juna Peethadhishwar was organized at "CHIDANANDAM" of Sivananda Ashram. There was vocal devotional music by Smt. Chintal Shah, Smt. Mayurika Oza ad Smt. Bansariben Bhatt was soul Stirring .

Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj gave welcome and introductory speech which was followed by Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj’s address upon the subject “ Sri Swami Chidanandaji – inspiring Roll model to Mankind". Sri Piyush Desai and Sri Shreyas Pandya welcomed Revered Swamiji Maharaj by offering Khadi Silk Shawl and Garland of Pearls. After vote of thanks by Sri Arunbhai Oza, grand dinner was served to all. Sri Rajivbhai Pathak conducted the program.

H. H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s satsang & programs during the Month of January 2018

Mumbai (Jan 1, 2018 - Jan 2, 2018) H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj graced the birthday satsang in Thane at the home of Sri Akhilesh Seth,  a son of late Sri Bholanath Seth. Sri Bholanathji’s grand father late Sri Swami Sevakanandaji Maharaj , uncle and aunt were  initiated in the order of Sanyas, by Gurudev Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. In the late evening, Sri Swamiji arrived at the devotees of Sri Parmananda Bhandar and they enjoyed satsang with Pujya Swamiji.

On Jan 2, 2018 In the forenoon, Sri Swamiji addressed the inmates of senior citizen’s home “Aadhar” at Borivali. Sri Swamiji joined his mid-day meal with them. They all were happy for Pujya Swamiji’s presence and receiving HIS blessings.

Pujya Swamiji’s  Satsang & Tour to East Africa (Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 9, 2018)

Lucasa (Jan 3, 2018):   Honoring the invitation of Devotees, Brahmleen Sri Rang Avadhoot Maharaj had went to East Africa four months before His Mahasamadhi. Hence, devotee group of 140 from Sri Rang Seva Sadan, Nareshwar visited the holy places where their Guru has graced and sanctified the land. Entire group visited number of such holy places. In the evening the satsang, grand Paduka Poojan, discourse by Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and concluding with Dattanam Sankirtan & chanting of Dattabavani by devotees. Sri Rang Avdhoot Ji Maharaj composed Datta Bavani, a 52 stanza poem dedicated to Lord Dattatreya and His Lila. "Pujya Bapji" had written Bhajans collected under title, Avdhooti Anand. His other works are Shri Guru LeelamritRangtarangRanghridayamShri Gurumurti CharitraPatra ManjushaDatta Namsmaran.

Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to this East -Africa Adhyatm Tour by "Sri Rang Sadan", Nareshwar committee. Pujya Swamiji graciously honored their invitation and joined the devotees group to this tour.   

Victoria Fall (Jan 4, 2018):  It was seven hours drive from Lucasa to Zimbabwe. After visiting holy memorable places in the evening, there was a grand satsang at famous “ Sanatan Dharma Temple” followed by feast for all.  

Victoria Fall: At Victoria Fall where actually "Sri Bapji", Sri Rang Avadhootji Maharaj used to visit sit on the rock, meditate. The same place the satsang was organized and a grand Paduka Pujan was performed. "Dattanam Sankirtan" for continuous 24 hours by devotee was organized. Large number of devotees participated in this memorable satsang. That was a spiritual feast for one and all.   

Nairobi (Jan 6, 2017 & Jan 8, 2018): Here the devotee's group arrived at noon. In the afternoon there was a satsang held. In the evening, entire group joined the satsang of Sri Swaminarayan Gadi Samsthan of Maninagar(Gujarat) at Nairobi. Worshipful H. H. Swami Sri Purushottam Priyadashji welcomed graciously the entire devotees' group. He extended a warm welcome to Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Here, Pujya Swamiji’s Soul stirring kirtan and satsang charged the atmosphere with divine vibrations. Meeting of both saints in mutual respect was a treat for the devotees to experience. Once again, a day concluded with Dattanama Sankirtan by devotees.

The next day after the breakfast Devotee group visited National park. After mid-day meal, there was a Satsang, DattBavani chanting. On the last day, Jan 8 2018 in Nairobi, the group moved around in Market place and by evening flight started back to India.

Mumbai (Jan 9, 2018): Pujya Swamiji Maharaj was cordially welcomed by devotees at Sri Shivaji International Airport. In the forenoon, Sri Swamiji visited devotees at Kandivali and Dr. Anil & Smt. Abha Suchak’s family at Malad. 

Mid-day, Sri Swamiji arrived at Nepean Sea road at home of Smt.Hema and Sri Hemant Sanghavi. Smt.Padmaben, wife of late Sri Jagmohanbhai Sanghvi and family was very happy for Pujya Swamiji's visit to their home.

In the evening, there was home satsang arranged by Smt. Nishi, Smt. Rukmani and Sri Nitin Mukesh. They all were overwhelmed to receive Pujya Swamiji at their home and felt blessed for Pujya Swamiji's visit to their home.   

Rojanto, Ramnagar campo & Ambaji, (Jan 14, 2018):  A large group of devotees in the holy company of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj visited Rojanto at the Dist. of Khedbrahma, Gujarat. As always traditional Go-puja, worshipping the cows was performed and cows were allowed to feed free in the corn crop field. A grand satsang at Ramnagar Campo followed by ceremonial lunch. Then, the entire group paid homage to Sri Sri Sri Ambaji Temple of Goddess Durga.

Bhopal (Jan 1, 2018): On Jan 15, 2018  Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji traveled to Bhopal (MP) by Railway Train Somnath Jabalpur express. Honorable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Revered Sri Shivraj Sinhji organized a drive “Namami Devi Narmade" to cleanse both the banks of River Narmada and to plant 65 million trees in 140 days long Yatra. After this wonderful yatra, he was inspired to establish 108 feet high statue of Bhagwan Sri Shankaracharya and to propagate this event as well as collecting metal for the Murti (Idol) from all over Madhya pradesh four groups made tour to village to village and shared the knowledge of Advait Vedant as well as life and teachings of Sri Shankaracharya. 

Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited for this  "Akatma Yatra".  All these four groups commenced their Yatra on Dec 19, 2017.  Sri Swamiji joined them from Jan 15, 2018 to Jan 22, 2018. This yatra moved for practically all district of Madhya Pradesh and touched more than five hundred villages and cities. Other than Advait Vedant, protect female child, educationa of girls, Tree plantation, adult education, clean India and love your nation etc. subjects were also given prominence in the short discourse during this yatra.

On the last day at Sri Omkareshwar, Honorable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and very highly honored saints and sages assembled at the venue of Idol establishment place. Music and dance of all states of India filled the atmosphere. More than hundred thousand lovers of the nation and lovers of the very core of religion flocked from all four corners of the nation.  

On his way back, Rev. Swamiji had darshan of Sri Harsiddhi and Sri Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain.

Ahmedabad (Jan 23, 2018): Respected Sri Mukesh Patel, a renowned Income tax Consultant, Columnist, ex-President of Ahmedabad Management Association and Chief of Indo Japan federation Indian Red Cross was honored. “The order of the rising sun, gold rays with Rosetty". This very prestigious award was presented to him by Ambassador of Japan at Mumbai on behalf of the Emperor of Japan. At YMCA, Ahmedabad  a big function was held, which was presided by H. E. Governor of Gujarat Mr. OM Prakash Kohliji. In this august gathering, Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was also invited.

Bikaner, Rajasthan (Jan 28, 2018): Honoring humble invitation of H. H. Sri Swami Punyanandaji Maharaj of Niranjan Peethadhishwar Acharya Mahamandaleshwar, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj attended "Saints Meet" at Bikaner.                                 

 Om Shanti!

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