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June - 2006

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 June first happens to be holy Sannyasa anniversary day of the most worshipful and revered Sadguru Shri Swami Sivanandji Maharaj. A special satsang were held at the Ashram.

Shiv Puran Katha at BHEL, Haridwar 

 Shri Swamiji Maharaj was invited for holy Shiv Puran Katha at Shivalik Nagar of Bharat Heavy Electrical LTD, Haridwar. Sixty devotees also accompanied Swamiji to haridwar. Shivpuran Katha was inaugurated by Maha Mandaleshwar, Sri Swami Shyam Sunderji Maharaj of Garibdas Ashram( Haridwar) and was gracefully conducted by 1008 Maha Mandaleshwar  Srimad Swami Satyamitranandji Maharaj. Laghurudra homamak Yajna was performed at concluding of Shiv Puran Katha. It followed by a great bhandara and avabhrita snan (holy bath) of the holy Ganga

Shiv Puran Katha -  Swamiji with 1008 Mahamandleshwar Sri Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj

On June 3, 2006 Rev. Swamiji went to Yamuna Nagar for a grand gathering of senior citizen congregation.On June 4, 2006 Swamiji attended a big gathering of Children's personality development program, jointly organized by “Karan Yoga Kendra” and“Nirmal Sadhana Ashram”.From Yamuna Nagar Swamiji arrived at Pachkula by noon and addressed Vedanta Samelan. Mrs Kakly and Mr Ashish Gupta were the chief organizers of this function. From here the Swamiji had a quick drive to Chandigarh for the satsang and house warming function of Mrs. Nirmal Bhatia and Mr Dharamveer Bhatia (IAS). Swamiji paid a special visit to Ludhiana and attended “Jain Samagam” organised by Shri Rajkumar Jain and Acharya Maharaj of Samagam. 

Farewell function for Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj ( June 8, 2006).

On June 8, 2006 devotees gathered at the ashram to wish Swamiji before his departure on His “Divya Tour 2006” to the West including USA, Canada & Europe. Swamiji proceeded to airport at 12.00 am, a big crowd of devotees also accompanied Swamiji at the airport over ruling his request. Once again prayer was offered for his safe journey by all gathered at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad.

 Ratha Yatra ( Chariot Festival ) of the Lord Jagannatha at the Ashram (June 27, 2006 )

With great enthusiasm and festive mood devotees in large numbers gathered at the  ashram to celebrate a special occasion of Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath on June 27, 2006, The Idols of Lord Sri Jagannath, brother Balaramji & sister Subhadraji  were adorned splendidly after ceremoniously worshipped by temple priest, Then the idols were placed in decorated chariot and brought out for the procession. It was a joyous occasion for all. Devotees were singing and dancing in the praise of the Lord. It was thrilling sight to be seen. The ashram was charged with divine vibrations.     

 The Vedic scriptures state that anyone who sees Lord Jagannatha or pulls His chariots achieves immense spiritual benefit. By His supreme potency, the Supreme Lord agrees to personally enter the form of Deity, just to accept the loving service of His devotees. In this sense the Deity is non-different from the Lord Himself. And once a year Lord Jagannatha comes forth in all His magnificent splendor to enjoy the Ratha-yatra parade and show Himself to all.

Other News

 Report  of  "Divya Tour 2006" of Swami Adhyatmanandaji (June 9, 2006 - June 28, 2006)

Arrival in USA - Chicago (June 9, 2006 to June 10, 2006))

Pujya Swamiji’s Divya Tour 2006 has commenced on June 9, 2006 from Chicago, a anchor and a hub of his visits to the United States and Canada since 1995. People of this city have a special bonding with Swamiji. Swamiji was received by Naik's at the airport. In the evening a traditional reception was hosted to Swamiji at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. Sri Subramanyam Vemuri, a vice president of the temple, accompanied by number of devotees and Priest led Swamiji to the holy darshan of all the shrines of the temple. In the Rama auditorium, devotees gathered and Mr. Vemuriji gave  welcome speech. Sri Swamiji gave a short speech about his holy mission of spreading spiritual knowledge of Most Worshipful and Revered Gurudev Swami Sivanandji Maharaj.

On June 10, 2006 forenoon, a satsang and lunch was arranged at Mr. Savsani's home and in the afternoon satsang was organized at Dr (Mrs.) Indira Shah's home of Yogeshwar Pariwar. Late evening Swamiji left for Troy, Michigan. He was received by a group of devotees at Detroit airport.

 Detroit  (June 11, 2006 - June 18, 2006)

  Bharatiya Temple of Troy, (Michigan) organized Swamiji 's 661st Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Camp in the morning from 6.00am- 7.30 am. On June 11, 2006 in the forenoon every traditional welcome was accorded to Sri Swami Maharaj at the start of a week long program at the temple. Swamiji was honored by other puja also. Swamiji has been visiting this institution every time, he tours USA and devotees here have a special regards for him. It was a joyous time for all to have Swamiji amongst their midst. The enthusiasm was vibrating in each of their activities. A special worship of Shri Shiv Puran was performed by devotees, led by Smt. Sudha and Shri Rao Chalsani. The evening discourses by Swamiji on Shiv Puran at the auditorium everyday for two hours (up to June 17th) were well attended by devotees. A grand Ganesh Puja, Punya Hrithik Varnam and other special worship for Shri Vishnu Sahastrayanama Yajna, Punchshutam Homam, Gayatri and Rudra Yajna, Anjanya Homam and Durga Homam, Shri Maha Sourya Yajna, Bhoomi Pujan, Devta Pujan and Sankhaya Sthapana were performed in holy presence of  His Holiness Sri Swamiji Adhyatmanadaji started on Friday, June 16th and concluded by mid-day on Sunday, June 18th. These entire function were organized for the expansion of existing Sri Laxmi Narayana Temple. 

At  Bhumi -Pujan ceremony ,  Troy  Michigan

WPOH - The International Broadcasting center invited Swamiji to speak on the significance of Bhoomi Pujan and the need of temples for the forth-coming generation. 

 Swamiji was invited by number of devotees to their home for satsang & blessings. Also Swamiji addressed the graduating students at the important juncture in their lives from the high school to University at the meeting. Smt Anu Anand and Shri Arun Anand deserve a special thanks for hosting Swamiji and looking after his needs during his week long stay at Troy, Michigan. May God bless them with peace, joy, harmony and blessedness. 

Toronto, Canada (June 19, 2006- June 23, 2006)

On June 18, 2006, Rev. Swami Adhyatmanandji arrived at Shri Gur Mandir at dusk. A grand welcome was accorded to Swamiji Maharaj. Swamiji led a soul stirring kirtan. About five hundred devotees were happy to have Swamiji's darshan and satsang. They all had extended feast also at the conclusion of function . 

From June19, 2006 - Jun 23, 2006  Morning Yoga, Pranayam &  Meditation camp was organized at the famous Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple ( 7.00 am) and Shri Radha Krishna Temple of Scarborough (8.00am- 9.00am). On Monday, June 19, 2006 evening satsang was held at Shri Swaminarayan Temple of  BAP'S  from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Shri Swamiji most humbly offered his Abhishek to Neelkanth Varni and shared the glorious memories of his time with Divine Holiness Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj.

 Toronto program -  Swamiji at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, with seniors & conducting Yoga class. 

From June 20, 2006 to June 23, 2006 evening satsangs were held at Sri Rama Temple. Swamiji  spoke on the subject of "Secret of Ramayana". He added, to live and lead virtuous life is the essence to learn from the life of Lord Sri. Rama. A special symposium for University students was organized at Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium of Toronto Reference Library. Here, Swamiji touched very essential subject like spirituality and science, how to bridge the gap? Yoga for peace, power and prosperity, Stress management through Yoga for executives and breathe for life. Entire session got lively and interesting through the participation by audience in the form of Questions and Answer. This special program was arranged by Ms. Manjari Bhatt. Similar session was held on the topic of "Meditation, its theory & Practice". Swamiji spoke on cultural heritage of India and its implication in modern education and culture for youth via religious education. it was followed by Question and Answer session at public Library, North York. Swamiji also paid a visit to " Yee Hong Center for Geriatric Care, Markham". Swamiji met all the seniors and gave a inspiring talk to be cheerful in all the conditions. Swamiji's presence brought joy and solace to them.

During his stay in Toronto Swamij was invited by number of families and corporate houses to grace and bless them. Farewell satsang for Rev. Swamiji  was again organized at Shri Gur Mandir on Saturday, June 24th in the evening. Shri Swamiji Maharaj shared his view  on the subject of Guru Mahima. He poured his heart content praising Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Guru Maharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.  He added, to receive Guru's grace is to live by the ideals taught by GURU and not to worship the form of GURU.

Sri Kamlesh Dave and Smt. Smita Dave were Swamiji 's host. They worked whole-heartedly and organized the entire program of Toronto for which Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh and Shri Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad will be always grateful.

Windsor (June 25, 2006)

On June 25, 2004 Swamiji arrived at late night to Windsor. A wonderful satsang was organized at the temple in Windsor. Sri Jayesh Patel needs special thanks for his share in arranging this satsang. 

Toledo, Ohio. (June 25, 2006 - June 28, 2006)

On Sunday 25, Rev. Swamiji arrived at the Hindu Temple of Toledo, Ohio for his spiritual retreat in the forenoon. During his stay here, he conducted a special yoga symposium and workshop in the morning. People from diverse nations and cultures attended these classes. Young, old and children from all walks of  life participated in these yoga classes enthusiastically. In the evening, he shared his spark of knowledge upon the subject of Glory of Shri Vishnu Sahasranama. Chief priest & Acharya of the temple Pandit Shri Anantdixitji and Smt Binduben Mistry organized the entire program in Toledo. They deserve a special thanks. Swamiji  proceeded to Chicago on Wednesday, June 28 late night.

Chicago (June 29, 2006July 5, 2006)

Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago hosted Rev. Swamiji’s seven days Yoga Camp in the morning  from 6.00am to 7.30 am from Thursday, June 29 till July 5, 2006. Swamiji’s simple way of teaching Yoga attracted many to come from far and wide to attend the Yoga sessions early in the morning. It was attended by a large number of yoga enthusiasts including yoga teachers of all nationality. Swamiji taught preliminary flexibility exercises for the beginners and also taught advanced Yogasana postures, Pranayama including Sivananda Pranayama, Yoganidra, and Meditation techniques in detail at the request of others who are well advanced in the yoga field. The program was extremely well received and very much appreciated by all participants. Widely read “India Tribune” newspaper carried a press interview on Thursday afternoon of Pujya Swamiji and his mission of spreading the message of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. On Friday, June30th  welcome satsang was arranged in the evening. Swamiji stressed the importance of daily Sadhana and living virtuous life. Swamiji’s evening discourses were organized at various organizations namely, Hari Om Mandir, Sri. Gayatri Parivar, KP convention, Sri. Arbindo Kendra, Northeastern University , Sri BAP's Swami Narayana Mandir and Hindu temple of Greater Chicago. All the program were very well attended.

Yoga at Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

Swamiji stayed in Chicago up to the long weekend, America’s Independence day (July 4th) and Holy  Mahasamadhi Day of the Most Worshipful and Revered great Son (Sun) of mother India His Holiness Swami Vivekanadaji Maharaj. On July 4th Swamiji had a visit to Milwaukee and satsang at Sri Naveenbhai & Harshaben of Yogeshwar Parivar and Hari & Arpana's home. Swamiji’s one week stay here was completely filled and hectic with religious institutional programs, home visits & home satangs. The day began at 5.00am till 10.30 pm on most of the days. It's a challenge for the host to keep up with his energy level.

Then again Swamiji will proceeded to Canada for his “Divya Tour 2006” to Winnipeg. 


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