News and Activity Report ( July 2009) 
 Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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"If ever there is a desire to remember GOD or longing for godly act or yearning for Japa, Meditation and Satsang; know that it is due to GURUKRUPA ONLY"  - Swami Sivananda

Guru Purnima celebration ( July 7, 2009 )

On July 7, 2009 Guru Purnima (Ashadi Purnima) was celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion at the Ashram. The satsang began with recitation of Sri Jai Ganesh prayers, Sivananda Panchkam , Guru Strotras. Gurudeavís  Paduka Pujan was performed. Shri Tapan Mankodi had compiled a Satsang -Kirtan of Sadgurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Revered Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj for this special occasion and all the devotees were thrilled to do Kirtan with Holy Masterís voice.

On this occasion, Smt. Rupa Majmudar shared her thoughts of Guru Mahima. It reflected her Gurubhakti from the core of her heart for Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj , Gurumaharaj Swami Chidananadaji Maharaj & Gurudev Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Even though Pujya Swamiji Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was not present there as, Pujya Shree is on His Divya Tour to the west,  Rupaben's speech & words soaked with Gurubhakti brought a special spirit in already charged atmosphere and devotees experienced subtle presence of HIS. 

46th Mahasamadhi day of Brahmaline Guru Bhagavan Srimat Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was observed in the same manner on July16, 2009 with Paduka Pujan and Satsang. Sri Birendra Dasji has narrated Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharajís Great Grand Fatherís devotion to the Lord Shiva and HIS darshan in Lord Sri Balaji. 

 The satsang was concluded with serving prasad (lunch) to all.

Regular Ashram activities

Daily Yogasana teachings to beginners and advanced yoga students, medical consultations, Yoga counseling, grocery distribution to the needy and poor senior citizens, healthy food distribution to under privileged children's of city were carried this months also. Day long chanting of Mrityunjaya Mantra on Sunday, Paduka Pujan on Thursday and a daily satsang at night were the regular activities of the ashram during the month.

In the month of July, 600 kg.of grains and wheat was distributed in forty needy families. As always third of the month  nutritious food packages were distributed to underprivileged children of slum area. Nutritious food was provided to children under Narayana Seva. Ashramís executive samitee meetings were held on 2nd and 4th Sunday to plan ashram activities.  

In the month of June, about  325 people participated daily in Yoga classes at the ashram.Morning Yoga classes are conducted by the experienced yoga teachers in the Ashram at 5.30am, 7.00am and 10.30am. Afternoon yoga classes at 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm. especially for  women. Other than regular yoga classes every month, from 1st to 10th in the morning and from 15th to 25th in the evening, yoga classes run for the beginners.  

In Reiki Training this month, 21 and 14 participants took part in the first and second level respectively,

Holy Month of Shravan started from July 23rd with great devotion and first Pooja being performed by executive members of the ashram. Everyday special Pooja, Abhishek and Abhishekatmak Laghurudraís being performed at the Lord Sri Vishwanath Mahadev Mandir of the Ashram. with great devotion devotees performing Pooja, offerings of Sava Lakshya Bilvapatra Pooja and Sri Parthiveshwar Pooja.

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