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September - 2005

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The Holy month of Shravan ended with the concluding of discourses on "Srimad Bhagavatam" by Sri.Swami Adhyatmanandaji. On Sept 2, 2005 a grand procession of devotees singing the sweet and holy name of the Lord created a divine site at the ashram. On Sept 3, 2005 Shravan Amavasya(last day of Shravan), large numbers of devotees joined in Yajna, (Homatmak Laghu Rudra) performed to Lord Shiva at Vishvanath Temple of the Ashram. Oblations were offered in the names of many sick devotees for their excellent health, long life, peace, joy and illumination. In the evening a Bhasma Arti was performed by Rev. Sri. Swamiji Maharaj at Sri Vishwanath Temple and Prasad (free meal) was served to about twelve hundred devotees.

Visit to Bharuch & Navsari 

On Sept 4, 2005 Rev.Swamiji attended annual convocation and Silver Jubilee celebrations of well-known 'Seva Rural Institute' at Jhagadia. Late afternoon Swamiji drove to Navasari to comfort sick and a senior devotee of Sadgurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Sri. Bhikhubhai Desai (90 year old) and the family were happy to receive blessings of  Pujya Sri.

Visit to Surat 

On Sept 5, 2005 Pujya Swamiji was invited to conduct Yoga workshop organized by Gujarat Gas Institute for their employees at Surat & Ankleshwar. Also Swamiji had satsang with Hari- Bhaktas of 'BAPS' Swami Narayan Temple at Surat.

118th Birth anniversary of Holy Master Sivanandaji Maharaj( Sept 8, 2005)

On Sept 8, 2005 at the ashram a daylong Spiritual retreat was organized, which was led by Rev. Dr. Sri. M. J. Patani Saheb. A Paduka Pujan of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was performed in the evening. Smt. Mayurika Oza sang Bhajans at this occasion at Holy Sri. Ashta Laxmi Bhavan.

At Delhi

On Sept 7, 2005 on his way to Taiwan, Swamiji had a stop by visit at Delhi for a day. It happened to be Holy Ganesh Chaturthi. He visited Sri. Utter Malaey Swami's temple at Vasant Vihar, Delhi. During his stay in Delhi, the satsang was arranged at Indian Air Lines colony and at number of devotees home. Rev. Swamiji also visited a few sick senior devotees and comforted them. 


 Report of H. H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji ‘s Tour to Taiwan. (Sept 8, 2005- Sept 21, 2005)

On Sept 8, 2005 Sri. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and his team including yoga instructors Ankur and Ms. Sangeeta Thawani arrived at Taipei (Taiwan). A warm welcome and floral reception was given to Swamiji at the airport. It was a 118th Birth anniversary of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Rev. Swamiji Maharaj led the prayers at Taipei Airport itself with the devotees.

At Keelung, Taiwan  

Morning of Sept 9, 2005 a grand civic reception was organized to welcome Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj by the H. E. Mayor of Keelung (TAIWAN) at Evergreen Laurel Hotel. In the afternoon Swamiji addressed to Yoga students at Mrs. Joe's yoga school. Late in the evening Swamiji visited news press "CHINA POST" at the request of the Chief Editor Mr. Helan Chu.

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On Sept 10, 2005 morning Rev. Swamiji inaugurated the opening ceremony of Annual National Sports and Yoga Competition program at famous Municipal Corporations Sports Complex. Mid-day entire team came to Youth Center at sea shore. About three hundred Yoga enthusiasts were gathered for two days yoga retreat organized by Yoga Master Mrs. Joe's (Keelung). Taiwan Television and local news media gave coverage of this event.

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Yoga retreat at Dajia, Taipei (Sept 12, 2005- Sept 15, 2005)

Rev. Swamiji with his team arrived on Sept 12, 2005 to Dajia for three day Yoga retreat, which was organized by Mrs. & Mr. Shu.

Yoga workshop at Kaioshyng (Sept 15, 2005 –Sept 18, 2005)

Two hundred twenty-five-yoga enthusiastic attended three days yoga workshop at Buddha Monastery (Fo Guang Yuan) at Kaioshung. It was organized by Mr. Wu and Mrs. Thong. H. H. Lama Su Cheng Li Mung Greeted Rev. Swamiji and gave him a floral welcome.

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Buddha Monastery (Fo Guang Yuan)

Sept18, 2005 Taiwan celebrates Moon Festival. Swamiji and his team were invited for the celebration to rejoice moon festival from observatory gallery of 101 stories Tower (Taiwan). During His stay in Taiwan, Swamiji was invited by number of yoga schools. A press conference and interactive session with local media were arranged by Mr. Jeffrey Wu.

Mrs. Margaret David organized the entire two weeks tour of Taiwan. Mr. Thomas Kao from Beijing and Mrs. Rose Wang from Singapore came to assist her in organizing and help interpreting the talks. Many thanks to all of them. People gave warm welcome wherever Swamiji went and were grateful to Him for teaching them ancient Yoga science. About One thousand five yoga students have been graduated from "Dr. Helen International Yoga Center".

 With the grace and blessings of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj Pujya Swamiji's tour to Taiwan was completed successfully.


Back to Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad (Sept 22, 2005)

Satsang on GuruMaharaj's Birthday (Sept 24, 2005) 

Large number of devotees were gathered for an evening satsang on Guru Maharaj's Birthday (Sept 24, 2005)at the Holy Sri Sivananda Ashram. Paduka Punjan was performed. Sharing of the thoughts on teaching of Gurumaharaj by Swamiji and bhajans sang by devotees  

Spiritual retreat at Siddhpur Sept  29, 2005 to Sept 31, 2005

Sadhana during upcoming Holy Navaratri (Oct 4, 2005- Oct 13, 2005) 
All are welcome to join : 
Daily Schedule
Morning Meditation  (6.00 am - 7.00am)
Bhagvad Gita chanting (8.30am - 11.30 am)
Durga Saptshti chanting (3.30pm - 6.30pm)
Arati (6.30pm-7.00pm) &  Garba (9.00pm -11.00pm)
“Kanya Pooja” - on Nineth day
On Vijayadasami day – Havan 
& Kathakali Dance performance by students of Mudra School of Classical Dance, directed by Sri. Bhaskar Menon.

Regular Activities and Services at the Holy Sivananda Ashram

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Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

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Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda


"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda  


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