News & Activity Report for the Month of September 2010

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Janmashtami Celebration ( Sept 2, 2010 ) The Month of September commenced with sacred  Janmashtami – Lord Sri Krishna’s Pragtya.  Here at Sivananda Ashram, devotees decorated Lord Shiva ‘s  Ice  Sculpture  of Lord Amarnath Darshan made out of 100-quintal ice. It was just the replica of a cave in Kashmir. Thousands of devotees came for the darshan and got enchanted with the beautiful shringar of the Lord.  Shri Devesh Dave’s family from Bharuch, Smt. Mayurika Oza, and Smt. Prama Mankodi sang Bhajans. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj read the original Holy Scripture Sri Bhagavata, the very explanation by Sage Vyas all about Sri Krishna’s appearance in the form of Lord Narayan and then turning in a form of small beautiful baby! Sri Swamiji’s soul elevating Harinam Sankirtan filled the air with divine vibrations to receive Baby Krishna. At late night all devotees in the company of Sri Swamiji visited and paid their homage at Sri Hare Krishna temple. 

Spiritual Retreat (Sept 6, 2010 & Sept 7, 2010)  On the occasion of Holy Mahasamadhi day (as per Indian calendar) of most worshipful and Revered Guru Bhagavan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, intense spiritual activities were planned in the morning from 9.00am -12.00pm and in the afternoon from 1.30pm -5.00pm, which included group prayers, Gita chanting, recitation of Sri Vishnusahasranam, chanting of  Sri Shiv Mahimna Stotra, Japa and silent meditation. Satsang discourses of Shri Shivpuran Katha by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj were attended by large numbers of devotees.  

Gurudev 124th  Birthday  Celebration ( Sept 8, 2010 )  Satsang on the occasion of  Most Worshipful and Revered Guru Bhagawan H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj’s birthday was filled with spiritual activities, including  concluding of ( daily discourses  of ) Sri Shivpuran Katha by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj , Rudra Yajna at Sri Vishwanath Temple followed by Bhandara – Mahaprasad to about seventeen hundred devotees. Rain God was merciful not to disturb the program.

Gurumaharaj’s Birthday celebration (Sept 24, 2010) Holy Birthday of Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj was celebrated in very solemn atmosphere, with Japa, Meditation, Poor Feeding and special Satsang. Revered Sri Patani Saheb, Sri Virendradas, Smt. Rupaben Majmudar and Sri Swamiji Maharaj shared their inspiring memories of Gurumaharaj. 

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is hosting fourteen Jain Mahatmas since last two and half months. They celebrated their annual fasting festival “Paryushan” and “Samvatsary” with great serenity and self-control. Hundreds of Jain devotees visited ashram. Sri Yogi Ramdev Baba was one of them.

On Sept 25, 2010 meeting of the trustees and annual general body meeting were held at the ashram in cordial atmosphere.  

Satsang and Tours of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of September 2010

Ahmedabad:  On Sunday Sept 5, 2010 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited to grace the annual awards presentation meeting of “Sadhana” periodical, committed and dedicated to the service of the nation. Sri Swamiji also addressed a large gathering of Platinum Jubilee function of  “Sri Gandharva Sangeet Mahavidyalaya.” 

On Sept 12, 2010 Sri Swamiji led a grand peace march organized by “Kaipa Social Service Society” together with Bishop Joseph Meckwan. 

On September 23, 2010 Sri Swamiji Maharaj graced the Platinum Jubilee function of “Sri Sarkhej Education Society”. Teachers were  honoredand presented with awards for their outstanding services.  Tree plantation was done also. 

sCochin - On Sept 9, 2010 at early dawn Revered Sri Swamiji arrived at Cochin Air-Port. A cordial welcome was accorded to Hm, which was followed by satsang organized by Smt. Shailaja Ramanujam.  

Kayamkulam: From Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was accompanied by Sri Bajrang Sharanji, Sri Janmejay Sharanji and other Mahatmas from Ayodhya. They all had a wonderful Satsang at Kayamkulum. 

Thiruvananthapuram:  Because of heavy rains, traffic and very bad road, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj arrived at Thiruvananthapuram late at 10 pm, three hours later than the  scheduled program. But none the less people at Indian Air Force, Aakkulam received Sri Swamiji in great enthusiasm and He addressed a grand gathering of Indian Air Force Company headed by Air Marshal Shri Sunil Chopra (V.S.M.J., A.V.S.M., P.V.S.M), which followed by interactive session of Q& A and a Silent Meditation. Everyone had their dinner late at midnight. Sri Swamiji arrived back to his base camp at Karthikayam by 2.00am . 

Spiritual Conference (Sept 10,2010 – Sept 12, 2010 ) Three days spiritual conference was organized by the devotees of great Saint Sri Karunakar Guru. A grand mammoth marble structure in shape of wide Lotus is being constructed where 325 Kilo Gram Pure Gold statue of holy Guru will be installed. H. E. President, Prime Minister of India, Respected Sonia Gandhi, Ex-President Shri Abdul Kalam and other dignitaries and political leaders of state and national level attended the function. Hundred of Saints were invited to grace the occasion. It was a wonderful experience to see the devotion of the devotees towards their GURU.

On Sept 11, 2010 afternoon Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji and other Mahatmas visited Sri Vivekananda Kendra at Kanyakumari and had a meeting with Shri Balkrishna, President of the Kendra. Sri Swamiji was invited by H. E. Maharaja of Travancore, Sri five Martand Vermaji at his palace. 

Chennai : On Sept 14, 2010 Mr P. F. Palyam, a devotee of  Swami Sivananda organized Satsang at Eliot Beach.

Rajkot : On Sept 17, 2010  Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji and Sri Arunbhai Oza arrived here at Sri Arsha Vidya Ashram of Pujya Sri Swami Paramatmanandaji. One day visit here was full of programs for Swamiji. In the forenoon at ‘Vyavasayik Vidya Pratisthan' Swamiji addressed to a large assembly of Engineering students. In the afternoon satsang was at Sri Sivananda Bhavan from 3.00pm to 4.00pm and in the evening, Satsang was at “Sivananda Krushna Kunj” followed by dinner. After that Sri Swamiji left for Dwarka Dham with a group of devotees, including Sri Harivadan Antani, trustee of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh and reached Dwarka at midnight.

Dwarka : On Sunday,  Sept 19, 2010 morning entire group had first a darshan of Lord Sri Krishna at the sacred temple of Dwarka, then they joined the 79th Birthday celebration of  H. H. Sri Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj at Sri Sanatan Ashram, Dwarka. Swami Adhyatmanandaji's Primary Schooling was in Dwarka. Sri Moolshankerbhai Bhatt, who is 90 years of age at present was a Principal at the school. As a boy of ten then, Swamiji learned a few good tips from him and Swamiji feels highly indebted to him. Revered Sri  Moolshankerbhai, who even today is active in translating the guajarati literature and like work with God's grace. Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh honored him a title of "Shikshan Ratna" with worthy hand of Pujya Sri Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj.

Jamnagar: Pujya Swamiji had a stop by visit at Jamnagar and there was a lively satsang at Dr. Tannaji’s hospital in the afternoon. 

Bangaluru (Sept 26, 2010 - Sept 29, 2010): The spread and impact of the pandemic of HIV is beyond control and it is affecting the day to day living of people living with HIV and AIDS. Since the issue is intricately related to the societal fabric, it needs awareness and calls for strategies to bring about a change in people’s mind. This is a Herculean task and requires action by concise efforts of health professionals, social workers, religious leaders of the society. Throughout history of mankind, in the midst of human suffering and misery, religious doctrine and practice have played significant roles in creating new communities of love, compassion, understanding, caring, sharing and trusting. Thus a high level Religious Leaders' Summit was organized at Ved Vigyan Mahavidya Peeth, Bangaluru. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited for the “Faith in Action”.  During his stay here Sri Swamiji had a darshan and satsang of Revered Sri V. L. Nagarajji ( 89 years) of the DLS, Bangaluru. Upon his earnest request Sri Swamiji visited Bangaluru Divine Life Society and had memorable Satsang. Sri Swamiji was invited by many devotees at their home for Blessings here at Bangaluru.

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Upcoming Events

 Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Visit to Ahmedabad of  Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

Spiritual Retreat ( Nov 1, 2010 - Nov 3, 2010 )

 Revered Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharj visited Ahmedabad as a part of his all India and Colombo tour in 1950. Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is celebrating these memorable events by bringing out special November issue of Divya Jivan. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s fifty schools children will join for this celebration, by taking part in elocution, debate, painting, Surya Namaskar and essay competition. There will be competition of “Kabaddi” also. All participants will be awarded with Sivananda literatures.

 Spiritual Retreat ( Nov 1, 2010 - Nov 3, 2010 ) During forenoon and afternoon there will be Japa, Meditation, Sri Vishnu Sahasranam and Gita Prayan. In the evening there will be Satsang by Saints and Sages. On 31st Oct there will be Drama “Karuna Sagar Chidananda” by the members of the Divine Life Society, Rajkot.

Navratri Festival (Oct 8, 2010 - Oct 17, 2010 )  

Daily Gita Parayan  9.30 am to 12.00 midday.

Sri Durga Saptasati Path  4.00 pm to 7.00 pm

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ON Nov 6, 2010 Narayan Seva, Anna Dan at 11.00 am to 12.00 pm

 

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