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Sivananda Ashram, December -2006

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Gita Jayanti (Dec1, 2006)                            

December 1st was the holy Sri Gita Jayanti. It was on this day that Sanjaya narrated to King Dhritarashtra the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, and thus made the glorious teachings of the Lord available to us, and to people of the world, for all time. The message of the Bhagavad-Gita was given by the Lord Himself on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. The Gita shows a way to rise above the world of duality and the pairs of opposites, and to acquire eternal bliss and immortality. It is a gospel of action. It teaches the rigid performance of one's duty in society, and a life of active struggle, keeping the inner being untouched by outer surroundings, and renouncing the fruits of actions as offerings unto the Lord. The Gita is a source of power and wisdom.

 Gita Jayanti was celebrated in the ashram with Gita Parayan and worship of Lord very solemnly. 

Dattatreya Jayanti (Dec 5, 2006)  

 On holy of Dattatreya Jayanti, a grand Pooja, Archana and Yajana was performed at Sri Dattatreya Temple of the ashram. Devotees had their prasad in open air and enjoyed the grace of Lord’s Prasad as Van-Bhojan. Lord Dattatreya - He was a supreme yogi. Like Dakshinamurti, He was the Adi-Guru, the primal world teacher. The name or word ‘Dattatreya’ is constituted of two terms, ‘Datta’ and ‘Atreya’. In Sanskrit, ‘Datta’ means one who is bestowed as a gift, and ‘Atreya’ is derived from the name of a great sage called Atri. The son of Atri is Atreya. A descendent of Atri also is Atreya. One, who is bestowed as a divine child on the great sage Atri, by the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Siva themselves, is Dattatreya. Tradition holds that he was the divine child of sage Atri born to his famous consort Anasuya, the great queen of chastity, Anasuya Devi.

 Lord Ayyapa Festival (Dec 2 & Dec 3, 2006)  

Ashram enjoyed a two days long Lord Ayyapa’s festivity by Sri Astika Samajam at holy Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhawan. Hundreds of devotees of South Indian Samajam performed a very grand ceremonial worship with deep devotion. 

Swami Yagnavalkyanandaji's Birthday (Dec18, 2006)

On  Dec18, 2006 (actual birth date) ashram celebrated Rev. Pujya Bapuji, Dr. Swami Yagnavalkyanandaji Maharaj’s centenary celebration with Paduka Poojan, Bhajan, Sankirtan, Satsang and feeding to the poor. Number of newspaper editors from Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Mumbai carried out articles about Rev. Bapuji. 

12 th Yoga Teachers Training Course – YTTC (Dec 20, 2006- Jan 10, 2007)  

Evening of  Dec 20, 2006 a special introductory and inaugural session was organized at Ashram for Yoga Teacher Training Course. The faculty members of  YTTC are Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, Dr. Varsha Dave M.D.(Gynaaecology), Dr. Mayur Patel M.D. (Diabetologist), Dr. Ina Patel M.D. (Pathologist), Dr. Swetang Pancholi M.D.(Cardiologist), Dr. Snehal Amin M.B.B.S, Sri Suresh Patel (Management Expert), Smt. Rupa Majmudar (Reiki Grand Master and Philosopher), Ms. Sangeeta Thawani (Yoga Teacher). Students from east and west enrolled in this course. On Dec 31st Shankprakshalan Kriya (cleansing of bowels) has been scheduled. Over seventy five students have signed up for this process.

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H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji‘s Tours and Yoga camps during the month of December 2006. 

682 Yoga Camp at Bharuch (Nov 24, 2006 – Dec 2, 2006)

 Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh, organized Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s Yoga Camp and Gita Jana Yajana on Chapter 8th of Bhagavad-Gita at Sri Narayan Ashram, Bharuch. Two hundred- eight candidates attended the morning Yoga camp. Bharuch Management Association arranged a session, where Swamiji shared the thoughts on the subject of ‘Problems of Management and Yoga’. During his stay, Swamiji visited Sivananda Hospital run by the Divine Life Society branch, Bharuch. He was invited to grace and bless number of devotee’s home. 

At  Mangleshwar

On Dec 3, 2006 Rev. Swamiji graced Sri Bharadwaj and Maa Anandi Ashram.  A group of devotees with Swamiji had a Narmada Snan and Akhanda Ram Nam Kirtan. December 3rd happened to be the 62nd Maha Mantra Sankirtan day at Sri Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

At Nareshwar 

On Dec 5, 2006 Rev. Swamiji Maharaj paid his homage to a great saint of Nareshwar, Brahmleen Sri Sri Sri Rang Avadhootji Maharaj, who composed a prayer poem of fifty-two verses in praise of Guru Sri Dattatreya called  "Dattabavani", which is regularly chanted by countless devotees of the Lord. Swamiji joined devotees in ceremonial Paduka Poojan, Narmada Snan and a day activity organized to celebrate holy "Sri Datta Jayanti". On this occasion the foods, fruits, coins and woolen clothes were distributed to the needy people.

683 Yoga at Camp at Ankleshwar (Dec 2, 2006- Dec 8, 2006) 

Swami Sri's morning yoga camp was organized at Industrial Township at Ankleshwar. It was held at Sri Gotta Vidyalaya and Navjivan ground. Three hundred eighty-three precipitant enrolled in the morning session. Evening discourses were on the subject of “Karma Yoga “based on 3rd chapter of Bhagavad-Gita. As always, during his stay Pujya Sri  was invited by many devotees at their home for Bhiksha and satsang.  

Koba- Gandhinagar

Rev. Swamiji made a quick visit to Koba – Gandhinagar for a special program “Chintan Shibir” organized by a Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Government of Gujarat. His address to all the Government officers, dealing with media on the subject of ‘Positive Life Style’ were well appreciated by all. Secretary, Sri Ram Sajivan (IAS) and Director, Sri Bhagyesh Jha (IAS) thanked Sri Swamiji for taking trouble to come all the way from Ankleshwar in the midst of his busy program for this session. After the session, Swamiji drove back to Ankleshwar. 

At Mumbai (Dec 9, 006) 

On a very sincere invitation of H. H. Sri Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamkoti Pitham Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswti Avargal, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj visited Mumbai for award presentation ceremony held at Sri Sanmukhananda Hall, Sion (Mumbai).On Dec 9, 2006 from early morning till night Swamiji Sri  was on run, visiting many institutes, attending satsang and doing Harinama Prachar. He addressed to the group at yoga camp of Sri Br. Karmavarji Maharaj of Sri Priyadarshini Park, Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai, visited Sri Prem Puri Ashram, Sri Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan at Chaupaty, graced devotee’s homes at Kandivali, and he visited Mahamandleshwar Sri Vidyananada Giriji Maharaj of Sri Kailash Ashram, Rishikesh and M. M. Sri Swami Satya Mitranandaji Maharaj at Gamdevi and Ghatkopar. At night, Pujya Sri addressed group of officers of Hindustan Petroleum at Chembur. He left for Delhi on early morning on Dec 10, 2006.

 At Delhi

At Delhi, Swami Sri attended function and addressed a group of officers of Ministry of Textile and Industries at Lodhi road. He visited number of ailing and sick devotees of Sad Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. 

At Haridwar & Rishikesh 

On Dec 11, 2006 Sri Swamiji arrived at Haridwar.  On Dec 12, 2006 forenoon, he visited Holy Sri Sivananda Ashram at Rishikesh. He paid his homage at holy Sri Samadhi Shrine of H. H. Sri Sadgurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj; joined in Paduka Pooja, performed Pooja at Sri Vishwanath Temple and holy Shrine of Sri Subramaniamji at holy Satsang Bhavan hall. He was invited for Bhiksha at Sri Annapurna and was honored by giving Dakshina and shawl etc. After meeting H. H. Sri Swami Vimalanandaji Maharaj, the general secretary of the ashram, Swami Sri returned to Haridwar. 

On Dec 13, 2006 Swamiji attended socio-religious meeting of M/S. Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd held at Leela Club of BHEL Campus and return back to Delhi at night.

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