News & Activity Report for the Month of
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
Sankirtan & Satsang (December 1, 2012) Sri
Asthik Samajam of Ahmedabad organized Sankirtan at Sivananda ashram in the
evening. It was all nectar flowing, singing by devoted amateur artists from
Mumbai. Next day from dawn to mid-day hundreds of Devotees of Lord Aiyappa came
for darshan of the Lord at Ashram’s Sri Sri Ashtalakshmi Adishakti Peeth.
Devotees participated in Deeparadhana and Laksharchana with chant of thousand
and eight names of the Lord. Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj graced the
occasion and blessed the devotees.
On December 3, 2012 Mahamantra Sankirtan was performed at the ashram by devotees
in great devotion as it happened to be 69th anniversary of Mahamantra
Yoga, Meditation, Pranayam camp ( Dec 10, 2012 - Dec 20, 2012 )
was organized at ashram premises. Large numbers of Yoga students joined in spite
of severe cold.
28th Yoga Teacher Training Course ( Dec 11, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 )
Three weeks residential YTTC commenced at Sivananda Institute of Vedanta and
Yoga Academy (SIVA) under the leadership and guidance of Pujya Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Students from all over India, USA, Canada, Taiwan, and
Russia participated in this course. It concluded on December 30th evening.
During this course a special introductory lecture was organized for the benefits
all by Dr. Mayur Patel, director of “Swasthya” institute and well known
Diabetologist. A free diabetes check-up and blood donation drive was also
organized on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012.
Neuro therapy treatment camp (Dec 21, 2012 - Dec 23, 2012 ) was organized at
Ashram premises. One hundred and thirty patients were treated for different
On Dec 23, 2012 Gita Jayanti was
celebrated and Gita recitation by devotees.
Holy Sri Dattatreya Jayanti, on Dec 27, 2012 devotees
participated in Datta Yajna with grand worship. On conclusion Mahaprasad was
served to all.
Regular activities of the ashram yoga learning, temple poojas, poor feeding,
daily and weekly Satsang, grain distribution were performed as usual during the
month of December.
Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s satsang programs & tours during the month of
On Dec 15, 2012 Pujya Swamiji presided over the function held on the occasion of
Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel’s 62nd Punya Tithi. A salutation ceremony was
organized at Sri Sardar Bhavan, Shahibagh. A large number of young students from
different colleges across the city attended the function. Pujya Swamiji’s
inspirational speech to the youth was well received by all.
On Dec 26, 2012 oath taking ceremony for Mr. Narendra Modi as a chief
Minister of Gujarat was organized at Sardar Patel stadium. Revered Sri Swamiji
Maharaj was invited for the function.
ON Dec 28, 2012 Pujya Swamiji attended a function on the occasion of centenary
celebration of Revered Jogi Swami of Sri Swami Narayan Gurukul Chharodi, Revered
Muraribapu, Acharya Mahamandaleshwara, saints and dignitaries were also present
on this occasion.
Sri Sri Sri Maa Anandamayee Nam Smaran Sthali was inaugurated by Revered Murari
Bapu on December 15th. About twenty seven saints and devotee group of Sri Sri
Maa from different institutions stayed at Sivananda Ashram for four days. This
was a special treat to experience the divine presence of sages at the ashram.
Mumbai- Lonavala : 54th Mahasamadhi day of 5th Mahamandaleshwar of Kailas
Ashram, Rishikesh and founder of Sri Prempuri Ashram was celebrated at Mumbai.
Revered Sri Swami Maharaj was invited to grace the concluding function of Srimat
Bhagawat Katha. On 8th December after the conclusion of function Revered Swamiji
went to Sri
Lonavala for 56th bhog
Varanasi (Banaras Hindu University Dec 22 & Dec 23, 2012 ): 150th birth
anniversary of founder of renowned Banaras Hindu University was celebrated at
Varanasi from Dec 19, 2012 to Dec 25, 2012. Respected Sri Madan Mohan
Malaviyaji founded the Banaras Hindu University in the year 1916. Revered Sri
Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to attend this festivity and specially
to address students, professors and learned scholars of the University on Dec
22nd evening and Dec 23rd morning. In His short visit to Banaras Sri Swamiji
Maharaj went for darshan of Lord Vishwanath Mandir and Sri Maa's ashram.