News Report for the Month of November 2011

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Devotees at Sivananda Ashram were fortunate to receive blessings of Mahatamas this month. President of Arsh Vidya Mandir Rajkot and General Secretary of Acharya Sabha of India H. H. Sri Swami Paramatmanandaji Maharaj graced Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad on Nov 18, 2011 and a special satsang was organized which was attended by large number of devotees.

 Ashram is always blessed by saints and sages from Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Haridwar and more. Ashram administration feel honored and privileged to receive them and serve them. H. H. Swami Narayana Swaroopanandaji Maharaj and Sri Swami Kamalananda Puriji Maharaj from head quarter, “Divine Life Society”  Rishikesh, more than twenty four years in the service of Gurubhagawan H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. They are residing at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad and concentrating in their personal Sadhana. It is indeed an inspiration to be in satsang with such pious souls, whose lives are dedicated to the Lord and His divine services.

During the month of November regular activities of the ashram continued as usual throughout the month, like Yoga, Reiki, worship services, Japa, Satsang and Narayan seva etc.

 Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's spiritual tours & satsang programs during the month of November 2011

Lucknow: ( Nov 1, 2011- Nov2, 2011 ) Honoring invitation from Dr. Anil Srivastavji and Dr. Ram Manohar, a leading cardiologist of Lohia hospital, Lucknow, Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj visited Lucknow. On Oct 31, 2011  Rev Swamiji arrived at grand gathering who was performing a special Puja called Chhat Pooja, known as a Skanda Shashti in south India on holy sixth day after Diwali. The worship of Sun rise and Sunset  is being done in north India with fasting  without water for thirty six hours. Estimated about 12,00000 devotees were together at the bank of river Gangaji for worship and holy dip in the river Gangaji. There was a public meeting in the evening. Revered Swamiji Maharaj presided over the meeting. Other dignitaries and members of the parliament who graced this function including  Dr. Rita Bhauguna, President of congress in Uttar Pradesh.  Also, in the late evening Sri Swamiji Maharaj another meeting of platinum jubilee celebration of Brahmakumaries organization. During the day time Sri Swamiji Maharaj also addressed the students of Indian Institute for Planning and Management of well known Dr. Arindham Chaudhari at Lucknow.  On Nov 2, 2011 morning Revered Sri Swamiji was invited to 125th anniversary of CWC (Christian Women College) which was presided by H. E. President of India Dr. Pratibhaji. Sri Swamiji left for Goa by mid day flight.

Goa: (Nov 2, 2011 –Nov 4, 2011)  Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited at Goa for the national meeting and symposium on production management of  Indus group industries. Sri Swamiji addressed two meetings held at Hotel Leea. He conducted a prayer, meditation and pranayam session at lawn garden of Hotel Leela. Sri Swamiji was in Goa upon a very kind and generous invitation of Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, managing director of Indus India.

Hyderabad : (Nov 4, 2011 –Nov 6, 2011)  Sri Swamiji arrived here in the late evening and driven to Andhra Prasedh Divine Life Society; headed by H. H. Sri Swami Satyavratanandaji Maharaj. Revered Swamiji had darshan of holy shrine of Lord Venkateshwar Balaji and later on to Holy Gurumandir. Smt. & Sri Vishu shah felt fortunate to host Swamiji. On Nov 5, 2011morning tree plantation was performed by Swamiji in the twin city. In the evening devotional Gujarati music by Sri Hemant Chauhan was delightful for one and all who attended.  Sri Swamiji conducted a special satsang on Nov 6, 2011 morning to greet Revered Sri Chandrakant Parekhji,'s 75th birthday celebration. From here, Sri Swamiji left for Rishikesh via Delhi.

 Rishikesh (Sivananda Ashram) : On Nov 6, 2011 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj paid homage and reverence to holy Samadhi shrine of  Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and holy Sri Vishwanath temple of Holy Sivanand Ashram. Pujya Swamiji met a few of senior Saints of the Ashram and went to Haridwar at late evening.

Haridwar ( Nov 6, 2011 –Nov 10, 2011) : Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj is being invited every year at Sri Sri Maa Anandamayi Maa’s spiritual retreat (Samyam Saptah), Vedanta sammelan of Sri Paramananda Bhandar and also annual Satsang at Sri Sanatan Dharma Mandir, Shivalik Nagar, BHEL Haridwar.

Mumbai (Nov 11, 2011- Nov 13, 2011): A great Saint Sammelan and Satsang meeting was organized by famous “Mai-Hi Satsang of Bihar” at Juhu Vile Parle development scheme, Mumbai. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited as a chief guest for all three days function. How to attain Peace for the soul at individual level, at National and at International level was the subject discussed and dealt during this grand festival which was attended by mammoth crowd who came from all over India. H.H. Sri Swami Harinandaji Maharaj (94 years) presided the meeting which had a gracious presence of leaders of all leading and living religions of the nation.

Chandriharh (Nov 15, 2011 - Nov 16, 2011):  On Nov 15, Sood Sabha of Panchkula Chandigarh organized a public meeting of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj in the evening. Sri Swamiji Maharaj shared his thoughts on Power of Meditation in shaping of  the character and  personality development of an individual. Meeting was attended by august citizens of the city and was organized by Mr. Ashwin Sood, Vice President of Sood Sabha, Panchkula and Chandigarh. Pujya Swamiji was invited by many devotees  at their home for His satsang and blessings.

Daxai (Himachal Pradesh) ( Nov 16, 2011) : Daxai is a hill station situated in Himachal Pradesh at the height of 7000ft from sea level. When British were ruling India they used to keep prisoners here and that old prison exists still.  Daxai is also cantonment of Indian Army. This group of arm force people serve and save the nature. Hence they all serve the nation under the banner of  Save the Nature Mission. Sri Swamiji talked about save the nature and protect global environment by save our mountains, river, ecology and Plant maximum tree plantation.

 Karnal ( Nov 18, 2011 –Nov 20, 2011): Sri Swamiji addressed students of OPS school of education. Tree plantation was done. Sri Swamiji presided Satsang of Sri Sunderkand Path by Revered Sri Ajay Yagnikji from Delhi. HE conducted Satsang at Sri Nirmal Dham of Baba Sri Amrikdevji Maharaj.

 Ludhiana ( Nov 21, 2011 -Nov 23, 2011): Ludhiana rotary main organized Rev Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s discourse at famous rotary Bhavan of Ludhiana. HE shared the vision upon the “Personality Development through Power of Communication”. On Nov 23, 2011 Sri Swamiji Maharaj conducted Satsang at Rakh Bagh, organized by Smt Darshan Mataji. Sri Rajkumar Jain arranged satsangs  from Nov 21, 2011to Nov 23, 2011.

Jalandhar( Nov 24, 2011) : Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj’s satsang was organized at Smt. Raman Kapoorji’s home.

Amritsar ( Nov 24, 2011 –Nov 26, 2011) :  On the forenoon of Nov 24, 2011 Sri Swamiji Maharaj paid homage to holy Sri Harimandir Sahib of Amritsar. Nov 24, 2011 happened to be martyr day of Guru Tejbahadur Singhji and also it was auspicious coronation day of 10th Guru of Sikh community, H. H. Sri Guru Govind Singhji Maharaj. Other than Darbar Sahib, Sri Swamiji Maharaj paid visit and homage to Sri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Durgyantemple of Amritsar. Sri Swamiji Maharaj graced and blessed the house warming ceremony by offering a very special Gurupuja at Sri Madhavalal Mohallaji, son of late Sri Jiallalji Mohalla. There was Satsang at Rani Ka Bagh organized by Sri Rampaul Jaitlyji of Amritsar.

Delhi: Sri Swamiji Maharaj was in Delhi on Nov 19th, 26th and 27th. HE graced the function organized by Air Marshal, Mr. Anil Chopra (AVSM, VSM) at Gurdwara – defense colony and a grand function at Subroto park H.Q. Air force palm Delhi.

On Nov 28, 2011 Pujya Sri Swami Maharaj was back to  Sivananda Ashram Ahmedabad in the morning.

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