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Month of July commenced with thunder and storm around Gujarat, keeping Ahmedabad ‘just dry”. Around the city thousands of devotees and spiritual organizations organized mass prayers, Yajna and religious treats etc, and on July 3rd after holy chariot festival, it rained; it poured and made everyone happy and cheerful.
Chariot Festival: July 3, 2011 happened to be holy Chariot festival. Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and a group of devotees went to main temple of Jagganthaji in the city for the darshan of the Lord. Here, the festivity started at early morning around 3.45 am. Chariot moved with the big procession of tens of thousands devotees, singing and dancing Lord 's name in the city around 24 km radius area for about 18 hours. Pujya Swamiji was invited for running commentary of this grand event. Doordarshan TV and channel nine gave coverage to this event.
In the evening, at ashram also there was a great festivity. A beautiful chariot was decorated and with Orchestra, procession of the Lord moved around the ashram. About six hundred devotees joined for singing and dancing Lord's Glories. Prasad was served to all.
Gurupurnima celebration ( July 15, 2011) Holy Gurupurnima was celebrated in great reverence and devotion at Sri Swami Chidananda Yoga-Dhyan Mandir. After Paduka Pooja and devotional music, prasad was served to all the devotees who were present for the function. More than fifteen hundred devotees were served prasad.
Jnana Yajna ( July 16, 2011 – July 23, 2011) Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj conducted Jnan-Yajna sharing the words of wisdom on Sri Shankara’s famous ‘Atma Shatakam’ daily from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. These sessions were attended by a large number of devotees.
On July 24, 2011 Aradhana day of Most Worshipful and Revered Gurubhagawan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj’s 48th Holy Mahasamadhi day satsang was held. It was celebrated with Guru Paduka Pujan, devotional music and discourses by Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji. Dr. M. J. Patani Saheb, Sri Birendra Das, Smt. Rupa Majmudar also shared the thoughts of GuruBhakti. More than 600 devotees attended the satsang. They all had Mahaprasad after the satsang.
Daily Yogasana classes, Reiki Teaching and Yogic treatment, Narayan Seva and Grain Distribution, daily night Satsang were the main activities of ashram carried out as usual during this month also. Grocery distribution to needy and poor also was done as usual in the first week of the month. Holy Sri Satyanarayan Pooja, Sri Lalita Sahasranam and Sri Gayatri Yajna were performed on full moon day.
Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's Satsangs & Tours in the month of July 2011
Ahmedabad : On July 7, 2011 Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited by Sri Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel Institute of Public administration (SPIPA) “Joy of retirements” the topic appropriately selected for senior Government officials, those who are due to be retiring soon. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji elaborated in details and gave practical tips on how to live joyously in retired life
There was a grand meeting of, Saints, Sages and heads of all religious trusts of Gujarat to plan the policy, how to deal with present Government's new law and order for religious trust. The presence of more than 200 saints attended this assembly and shared their thoughts. Respected ministers of Law and spiritual endorsements also remain present, Sivananda ashram lead the meeting.
Annual day of laughing clubs of Ahmedabad (there are 219 laughing clubs in the city) was celebrated in presence of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji, Sri Swamiji advised to be cheerful at all the time keeping in front the Goal of life , " God Realiztion" always. Dr. Mukund Mehta, founder president of laughing club introduced Sri Swamiji as a "Evergreen Swamiji".
On July, 18 2011 Gayatri Parivar of Ahmedabad organized ‘Ek sham GURU ke naam’ function to felicitate founder president Sri Ramasharana Acharyaji’s centenary celebration at H. K. College hall. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited as a guest of honour; Sri Swamiji lit the lamp and shared his holy memory with Revered Sri Ramsharanji Maharaj and his divine company which Rev Swamiji Maharaj enjoyed for more than 40 years.
On July 22, 2011 To welcome new batch of engineering students for their B. Tech 1st year, a grand five day long orientation programme was organized at Town hall of Gandhinagar (Capital of Gujarat State) by renowned NIRMA university forenoon. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji inaugurated the festival by lighting the lamp. Sri Swamiji brought the spot light upon “How to be a successful student.” Dr. Vasani vice chancellor, Dr.K.Kotecha director technical education and Mr. Sanjay Shah, coordinator, were present. Sri Swamiji was accompanied by Pujya Sri Swami Kamalananda Puriji from Rishikesh for this function.
On July 23, 2011, Attorney General of Government of INDIA, Mr. Gopal Subramaniamji visited Sivananda Ashram and had darshan of Sri Chidananda Dhyan – Yoga Mandir, Sri Sri Mata Ashtalakshmi Bhavan, and Sri Vishwanath Temple and spent few hours in company of Sri Swamiji Maharaj and Secretary & trustees of the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad.
Ambaji: H. H. Sri Swami Satyavratanandaji Maharaj, President of Divine Life Society Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh has visited Sivananda Ashram from July 25, 2011 to July 29, 2011. He was accompanied by number of devotees from Mumbai, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Sihor etc. Along with Sri Swamiji Maharaj and devotees, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj had a visit to Ambaji on July 27, 2011. One day visit to Ambaji, Holy abode of Mother, worship at the temple was divine Blessings for all..
Khedbrahma: Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, Sri Swami Satyavratanandaji Maharaj along with devotees visited ‘Ram Nagar Kampa’ at Bramhalin Sri Gurukrupanandaji’s Holy ashram. There was family Satsang and Prasad.
Shri Maruti Dham: On July 30, 2011 on his way to Mumbai Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji visited Maruti Dham on Sarkhej – Gandhinagar highway to get blessings from H. H. Sri 1008 Mahamandaleshwar Swami Satyamitranandaji Maharaj, Bharat Mata Mandir, Hardwar and to have darshan of Bhagavan Maruti.
Mumbai: On July 31, 2011 Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji arrived at Mumbai ( Dadar railway station) at early dawn– Sri Swamiji was accorded a warm welcome by Mr Palival & Mrs. Kavita Palival. There after there was a beautiful home Satsang at Navi Mumbai. in the after noon Revered Swamiji Maharaj reached to Holy Sri Prempuri Adhyatma Vidya Bhavan and Sri Swamiji Maharaj commenced the “Holy Sri Vaman Puran katha”, which will continue up to Aug 13, 2011.
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