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

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Month of September was full of activities at the Ashram. Yoga teaching is one of the vital activities at the ashram. It is possible only because of selfless services by many yoga instructors of the ashram. Reiki teaching, yogic treatment through Sivananda Clinic, Temple worships, daily evening Satsang Narayan Seva, and the distribution of Grains to needy each month are the regular activities of the Ashram.

 Executive board meeting on second and forth Sunday was held. Upcoming festivals and Ashram’s day to day activities were discussed.

 122nd Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj ( Sept 8, 2009)  

Most Worshipful and Revered Guru Bhagwan H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaja’s 122th Birth Anniversary was celebrated by devotees with great devotion at the Ashram. A special satsang, prayers, Meditation, Paduka Poojan was performed in holy presence of  H. H. Sri Swami Parmatmanandaji Maharaj of Aarsh Vidya Mandir, Rajkot. Sri Swamiji shared His thoughts in praise of Holy Master.  

Navaratri Celebration (Sept 19, 2009 – Sept 28, 2009)  

Navaratri is traditionally an auspicious time, a period of self introspection and purification. Each day commenced with early morning prayers & worship services at Sri Sri Sri Ashtalaxmi Bhavan, followed by group recitation of Bhagavad Gita (from 9.00am -11.30 am) and "Sri. Durga Saptashati parayan"  in the afternoon (from 3.00pm -7.00pm). Durga Saptashati is Devi Mmahatmaya of seven hundred Mantras, considered very potent. It forms a part of the Markandeya Purana, one of the 18 important puranas of Hinduism. About two hundred and fifty devotees participated in afternoon satsang and group recitation, led by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Sri Swamiji just returned back from his Divya Tour 2009 a day before on Sept 18,2009.

On eighth day of Ashtami Havan and Kanya-Batuk Pujan was performed. They were offered gifts, fruits, Tifinbox etc. At nights Durga worship continued in the form of  traditional garba and dandia-ras. Sri Jitendrabhai Patel, Sri Atulbhai Parikh (joint Secretary) and Sri Mukeshbhai Adhveryu were in charge of prasad distribution and over all arrangements of the night event.

World Peace Day (Sept 23, 2009)

On Sept 23, 2009 World peace day was celebrated in the Town and Peace Rally was organized by Khaira social group. Sri Swamiji and Sri Jagdishbhai Patel, a vice president of the ashram joined a peace walk with the group. It ended with meeting. Sri Swamiji addresses the crowd.

On Sept 27 2009, Gujarat Khadyatel Vepari Mahamandal celebrated their 14th Annual day. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandji was invited to inaugurate the function. After lighting the lamp, Swamiji addressed the gathering. He brought importance of value based living and doing business (Vyapar) in honesty. He emphasized  that honesty is the best policy, together with sincerity to the work will bring harmony and prosperity to all.

On Sept 29, 2009 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji along with three yoga teachers from the ashram went to Taiwan for 19th YTTC at Taiwan. It is organized by Republic of China Yoga Association. Hundred and fifteen advance Yoga students have enrolled to attend the 2 weeks of YTTC.

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