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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad ( January - 2007)

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684th Yoga Camp (Jan 1, 2007 – Jan 10, 2007): New Year 2007 began with Meditation in the hours of dawn and Yogasana camp by H. H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, which concluded on Jan 10, 2007. Also, three week long 12th International Yoga Teachers Training Course (Dec21, 2006 – Jan10, 2007) was concluded on the same day. At the concluding ceremony, a guest of honor Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Mr. Sudarshan Iyengar awarded diploma to the students who successfully completed the course. Shri Pratik Desai showed outstanding talent in the field of yoga among the yoga students participated in YTTC.

684th Yoga camp at the ashram
12th International YTTC
Welcoming New Year 2007: In the evening of Jan 1 2007, a special gathering was held at the Ashram. Sumptuous dinner was served and devotional music by Mayurika Oza enchanted every one. People cherished the sweet memories of late Dr. Shree J.N. Moudgill, who passed away a month ago. It was his 95th Birth anniversary. Shree Moudgill Saheb was the resident of the ashram for last few years of his life. He earned the respect and regards of all by his gentle, kind and loving nature.   

Satsang with Devotees at Nareshwar Jan1, 2007

On Jan 1, 2007 after the morning Yogasana Class, Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj had three hours drive to holy ashram of Brahamleen Sri Sri Sri Rang Avdhut Maharaj at Nareshavar. A grand congregation of 1008 devotees was gathered at the ashram for a week of "Guru Lilamrut Parayana". "Guru Lilamrut" is a Granth written by Sri Rang Avadhutji Maharaj. It contains 148 chapter and 19005 verses describing Lila of Lord Sri Dattatreya (incarnation of Vishnu). It is full of wisdom teaching, a perfect blend of Karma, Bhakti & Jnana. 
Pujya Sri led a soul stirring kirtan and blessed the devotees with his inspiring words of wisdom. This entire holy event was organized by Revered Dr. Indubhai Dave. In the evening Pujya Sri drove back to the ashram and joined the evening gathering.   

Visit to Gopari: Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji and Rev. Sri Swami Raghawanandaji (from Gangotri) visited branch of the Divine Life Society – Gopari (60 Kames from Vadodara). Devotees were overjoyed in holy presence of both Swamijis. They carried a procession with colorful band and traditional orchestra (dhol-nobat, etc) singing and dancing "Harinama Sankirtan" on the street, honoring Pujya Swamiji to seat on horse ride. Rev. Swamiji's inspiring words helped collecting Rs.1, 20,000 needed for completion of Shiva Temple of the village.

 Vivekananda Jayanti (Jan 12, 2007):Swami Vivekananadaji's Jayanti was celebrated on Jan 12, 2007 at the ashram. Twenty eighty students from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh visited Sivananda Ashram. They staged a traditional dance and drama of Arunachal and Assam tribe. It was organized by  Vivekananda Kendra, Ahmedabad for this special occasion.

Visit to Himatnagar, Ambaji, Rojanta & Ramnagar(Jan 13, & Jan 14, 2007) : Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji's annual tour to North Gujarat was organized as usual on Jan 13th & Jan 14th. Satsangs were arranged at Himmat Nagar, Ambaji, Khedbrahma, Rojanta and Ramnagar Cumpa. All the satsangs were attended by large number of devotees and each major Satsang were concluded with grand community feast. Management of Sivananda Ashram is thankful to Sri Dilipbhai Gandhi (Himmat Nagar), devotees of Sri Gurudev at Ramnagar Cumpa and Sri Swami Guru Kripanandaji Maharaj for their hard work in organizing the programs.

685th Yoga Camp at Valsad (Jan 15, 2007- Jan 24, 2007): From Jan 15, 2007- Jan 24, 2007 Swamiji conducted Yoga, Meditation and Pranayam camp organized by Divine Life Society – Valsad branch. The evening discourses were on the subject of 'The Mind- its Secret and Solution'. During his stay, Pujya Sri was invited by number of education institutes of Valsad and vicinity towns. As always, many devotees invited him for Bhiksha and satsang in their homes. 

Laksha Chandi Koti Mahayajna:  Honoring an invitation of the most worshipful Rev. Sri Swami Vidyanandaji Maharaj, Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj visited Om Kutch (Nana Ponda) tribal area of Gujarat – Maharashtra. It was to attend a special event, a grand "Laksha Chandi Koti Mahayajna - one lakh times recitation of holy Sri Durga Saptasati (from Markandaya Purana) with Yajna and service to thousands of tribal folks and local natives. H. E. Governor of Gujarat Pandit Sri Nawal Kishore Sharmaji and H. E. Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi  attended this grand event also.  

Mahamandleshwar H. H. Sri Swami Satyamitranandagiriji Maharaj

Mahamandleshwar H. H. Sri Swami Vidhyanandaji Maharaj, Motapondha

Shri Jinchadraji Maharaj - Shanti Niketan Bandhu Triputi Ashram,Tithal, Valsad

Mahamandleswar H. H. Sri Swami Dayananda Vedpathiji Maharaj, Chandod

Sant Samagam (in company of saints)

Yoga at " Darpan" Institute (Jan 8, 2007- Jan 20, 2007): From Jan 8, 2007- Jan 20, 2007, Ms. Sangeeta Thawani, a leading yoga teacher of Sivananda ashram conducted Yoga teaching program organized by "Darpan" institute for their students. It is a school of Indian Classical Dance and Drama founded by Smt. Mrinalani Sarabhai. About twenty-eight yoga enthusiasts participated in yoga activities.

 Yoga Camp at Manthan Institute (Jan 21, 2007- Jan 30, 2007):Dr. Snehal Amin, most senior and accredited yoga teacher of Sivananda Ashram, conducted ten days Yoga camp for the children of "Manthan" Institue.  "Manthan" is an institution of Orphanage take care of girls with special needs, who are blind, deaf, mute and mentally retarded. Three hundred fifty girls and sixteen teachers attended the yoga activities for ten days. At concluding ceremony Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was present. Pujya Sri made children very happy with his special song (spontaneously made) in a easy to understand children's language and inspiring them to take a vow to continue recently learn Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation in their daily routine

Patotsav of Sri Ram Mandir (Jan 26, 2007)On Jan 26, 2007 is anniversary of Sri Ram, Hanuman, Dattatreya and Lord Jagannath Temple of Ashram. On this occasion, Sri Maruti Yagna was performed. Sri Ajay Yajnikji (Delhi) was invited and "Sri Sunderkand Parayana" was done. His wonderful discourse on Sri Ramcharitmanas continued for full five hours from 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm. About more than eight hundred devotees participated in this holy event and Mahaprsad was served to all.

58th Republic day of India (Jan 26, 2007):  58th Republic day of India was celebrated at the ashram by hoisting the National Flag by Swamiji. Pujya Sri stressed to live virtuous life, loyalty and sincerity towards the Nation. He further added the importance of daily prayer, a key to live peaceful, meaningful and blissful life. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited by residents of Ashoknagar family (a group of Scientist and Engineers of ISRO – Space Application Research Centre) as well as Tapovan School of Rev. Sri Chandrashekarji Maharaj for flag hoisting and sharing his thoughts on this occasion

At Rajbhavan on Republic day with H. E Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi  & H. E Naval Kishor Sharmaji
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Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh announces " Mauna (Silence), Dhyana (Meditation) & Japa (Repetition of Lord’s name) Shibir''.

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa

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