News Report for the Month of August 2011

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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Ashram is like pilgrimage place (Yatra Dham) during sacred Shravana month. Hundreds of devotees  have offered to Lord Vishwanath a special pooja, Rudrabhishek, Rudripath, Prathiveshwar Pooja, Prahar Pooja during the month of  Shravan. 

 On August 15, 2011 morning Secretary, Sri Rajivbhai Shah hoisted the National Flag in the Ashram together with morning Yoga attendees and school children. Children from Sri Narayanguru Vidyalaya sang National Anthem and parade song.

Janmashtmai Utsav (August 22, 2011) The holy Sri Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm. About eight thousand devotees including four devotees from France participated in big festivity through out the day. Bhakti sangeet by Smt. & Sri Devesh Dave from Bharuch and Smt Mayurikaben Oza  brought a special fervor in the atmosphere. The culmination of the evening was mid-night Krishna kirtan, just  before Pragtya of the Lord Krishna; Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj overwhelmed the devotees with Krishna Nama kirtan and Mahanisha meditation. All the devotees had divine Darshan of Sri Lalaji Maharaj’s in his decorated cradle. Prasad was distributed to all.

3 rd Mahasamadhi Day of Gurumaharaj - Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 being the 3rd Mahasamadhi day of Sri Gurubhagawan Chidanandaji Maharaj special satsang was observed.  Paduka Pujan, Satsang, Narayan Seva and Maha prasad was observed by devotees at the Ashram.

Under the Presidentship of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji from morning to forenoon annual meeting of DLS Navarangpura, Gujarat Divya Jivan sangh, Trustee meeting of Shree Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh and annual general meeting were held. It was decided by the members that Shri Rajivbhai Shah will become new trustee of Shree Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh. Sri Yajneshbhai Desai from Valsad will be the General Secretary and Sri Arunbhai Upadhyay will be joint secretary of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh.

On Aug 29, 2011 Monday, auspicious day of Somvati (Shravana Amavasya) Shravan Month concluded with performing Homatmak Laghurudra. More than eight hundred people had Mahaprasad.

Other News

On Aug 13, 2011 Sunday, sacred day of Rakshabhandan, followers of  Brahma Samaj changed the sacred thread with Vedic Mantra recitation.

On Aug 21, 2011 Sunday, in the early morning a special session was conducted by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji for joint members of Rotary Vasna and midtown Rotary the theme was how to relieve stress through yoga practice. Breakfast was served to all.

On Aug 25, 2011 Thursday, morning a group of senior officers of the Tele communication department under the leadership of Sri Pankaj Agarwal (Managing Director) visited Sivananda Ashram for Satsang with Pujya Swamiji Maharaj. Sri Swamiji inspired all by HIS inspiring words on patriotism and integrity towards the nation.

 On Aug 27, 2011 Saturday, Late Smt. Gitaben's Statue was installed at Ambawadi circle in her memory. At inauguration ceremony Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji, Sri Yajneshbhai, proprietor Print Vision Pvt. Ltd and several members of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation were present.

Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji's Satsang & Tours during the Month of August 2011

Dholka - On Aug 24, 2011 Wednesday,  Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited by Cadila Pharmaceuticals at Dholhka (GUJ)  Swamiji delivered a discourse to the executives of the company on  the subject of “Conflict resolution and creative leadership through spiritual management”.

Mumbai (Jnana Yajna - July 31, 2011 -Aug 13, 2011) Shree Prempuri Ashram, Mumbai organized Jnana Yajana by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.  “VAMANA PURANA KATHA”  and glories of Lord Vishnu Avatara (as Vamana) were  narrated by Pujya Swamiji.

During his Mumbai stay, Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited for home satsang & blessing. On Aug12 ,2011 Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited to address the members of midtown Rotary in Goregam. He emphasized  the importance of  individual and group prayers and meditation in day to day life for the peace and welfare of the nation as a whole. The entire program was arranged by Sri Manish Rana.

 “Spiritual Sadhna Shibir " ( Aug 14, 2011 -Aug 18, 2011) at Lonavala was organized under the spiritual guidance of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj at welknown Shree Narayani Dham. 136 sadhaks from all over Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Illinios (USA) participated in this spiritual shibir. The whole environment was charged with Divine vibrations. Rain God kept on pouring the blessings throughout the Shibir.

Om Shanti !

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