News and Activity Report
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
December- 2005

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Yoga Teacher’s Training Course (Dec 11, 2005 – Dec 30, 2005) 

All together sixteen advanced Yoga students from various places including Indian Army, Air force, UK, Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Jamangar and Ahmedabad attended and successfully completed Yoga Teachers Training Course, which was inaugurated by Dr. Mayur Patel, a leading Diabetologist on Dec 11, 2005.

Dr. Mayur Patel arranged a slide show and incorporated yoga science and its utilities in the treatment of Diabetes. Swami Adhyatmanandaji introduced members of the faculty including Dr. Swetang Pancholi (cardiologist), Dr. Ina Patel (Pathologist), Dr. Versha Dave (Gynecologist), Dr. Amish Kshatriya (Orthopedic surgeon) Dr. Snehal Amin (Family Physician), Mrs. Chidrupini Kshatriya (Dietitian), Mrs. Rupa Majmudar (Reiki Master), Mr. Suresh Patel and Ms. Sangeeta Thawani. On Dec 30, 2005 midday 9th yoga teacher training camp was concluded with distribution of certificates to the students, who attended the course. 

Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Shibir (Dec12, 2005 - Dec 21, 2005) 

About eleven hundred people attended 649th Yogasana Camp which was organized at Sivananda Ashram, under the guidance of Swami Adhyatmanandaji. It was concluded with potluck dinner enjoyed by  families and yoga candidates, who attended the Shibir. 

On Dec 25, Sankha Prakshalan, Kunjal Kriya, Jalneti etc were taught to hundred and four participants.  This is total cleansing of gastro enteric canal. Ms. Sangeeta Thawani and Sri Tapan Mankodi arranged necessary preparations. These Yogic Kriyas supposed to help in the chronic diseases like asthma, chronic sinusitis, chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. 

On Dec 10, 2005 Holy Gita Jayanti was celebrated at ashram with chants of Srimad Bhagavad Gita as well as Sri Vishnusahasranam. 

Sri Ramana Jayanti (Dec 18, 2005) 

On Dec 18, 2005 a special satsang was held to celebrate126th Birth Anniversary of Sri Ramana Maharshiji. Laksharchana at Sri Vishwanath temple, distribution of food to daridranarayana was performed.  

A Special satsang and book release  " Divine Grace" (Dec 27, 2005)

On Dec 27, 2005 the Most Worshipful & Revered H. H. Sri Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj (Founder of Bharat Mata Mandir and President of Samanvay trust, Haridwar) graced the ashram. H. H. Sri Swami Viditatmanandaji Maharaj also graced the occasion. Large number of devotees attended the satsang at Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhavan and received the Blessings of Mahatmas. A booklet with teachings and Sri Sadgurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaja’s own handwritings were released by Maha Mandleshwar Sri Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj on this occasion.


Sahasradeep Gayatri Mantra Yajana (Dec 31, 2005) 

On New year eve Dec 31,2005 a grand Gayatri Mantra Japa Yajna with Thousands lamp was performed to welcome year 2006 at Sri Ashta Lakshmi Bhavan.Large numbers of devotees joined in this Sahasradeep Aradhana from Sri Gayatri Upasana group of satellite area.

Other news

Daily yoga classes, feeding to poor, distribution of grocery to needy and poor, free medical treatment and service to one and all is a essential part of Ashram activities and to participate in these activities is a joy for the inmates of ashram. Om Shanti. 

Upcoming events 

VEDANT COURSE (Jan 23, 2006- Mar 23, 2006) 

H. H. Sri Swami Pranavananda Bharatiji of Pranav Foundation, Bangalore has organized a two months Vedanta Teaching Course. It will be held at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. There will be morning and evening classes from 7.00 am- 8.00am and 7.00 pm- 8.00 pm .The two months course will be concluded with examination at the end. Pranav Bharati Foundation has decided the fees for the course of Rs. 200 for these Vedant teachings. 

A Grand  & Mega 653rd Yoga Camp (Jan 26, 2006 – Feb1, 2006)  

653rd yoga camp will be organized on a grand scale at Sardar Patel stadium, Ahmedabad as a part of celebration of Ahmedabad Festival. This is planned and organised by Mr. Narendra Modi Chief Minister of Gujarat. H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj will be leading the Yajna. It is open to all and free. Over ten thousand people are expected to attend. Registration is required.

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