News & Activity Report for the Month of February 2012

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Month of February was highlighted with Sivaratri Utsav and 26th (YTTC) Yoga Teachers Training Course at the ashram.

26th YTTC (Jan 30, 2012 – Feb 19, 2012 ) YTTC for a special group of twenty eight advanced Yoga students from Taiwan commenced on Jan 30, 2012, it was concluded on Feb 19, 2012. Revered Sri Mukesh Patel, president of Red Cross Society(Guj), and past president of  AMA (Ahmedabad Management association) and Gujarat Chamber of Commerce awarded the memento and certificates to all twenty eight students from Sivananda Yoga Studio Taiwan. Mr. Terry Wu was ranked first and Ms. Cici Chiang earned the title of all round best student. Yogi James Lo, director of Sivananda Yoga Studio, and president Yoga federation of Government of Taiwan led the team.

 Feb 19, 2012 Blood donation drive was organized at the Ashram. Sixty eight donors donated blood. Daivee Pujak Samaj honored Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji for inspiring and arranging blood drive.

Shivaratri Festival (Feb 20, 2012); Holy Shivaratri festival was celebrated in Ashram with a great devotion and enthusiasm. Holy Shri Vishwanath Temple was agog with worship of Lord Shiva. It started with Shodashopachar Pooja at 4.00 am and continued until the next day 4.00 am on Continuous flow of devotees came to the Lord Vishvanath Temple to pray and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Devotees came from all over India as well as from USA, Brazil, UK, Taiwan, they all participated in Shiva-Pujan. Bhakti Sangeet (Devotional Songs) in praise of the Lord from 5.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the night by outstanding singers Smt. Dr. Monica Shah of Aradhana, Pandit Sri Niraj Parikh and others added a special fervor to already charged atmosphere. Next day on Feb 21st mid-day a grand Bhandara (Mahaprasad) was served to hundreds of devotees at the ashram.

A regular activities of the ashram; Yoga classes, Beginner’s Yoga Training, Reiki training, daily satsang, weekly satsang, special Vedant class, Chandipath, Sunderkand, Mrutyunjay Mantra Japa, Poor Feeding, Grocery distribution, Yoga therapy, Homeopathic treatment etc were carried out as usual during the month of  September.

"Project READ" (Rural Educational Aid Distribution): Join us in "Vidya Seva Yajna " this summer - 1 lakh & 20, 2000 notebooks distribution through Ashram's Project READ - reaching where it is needed the most. Contact the ashram for the details how you could be a part of this noble activity.  

Satsang & Tours of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of February 2012

Ahmedabad: Feb 5, 2012 to Feb 8, 2012 Gujarat chapter of Prajapati Brahmakumari Vishwa Vidyalaya celebrated its platinum jubilee festival which was inaugurated by H.E. Narendra Modi, Chief minister of Gujarat and on concluding function Revered H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was honored as a chief guest. Estimated about 75000 devotees   attended the opening and concluding ceremony. Raj Yogini Dadi Janki,  Spiritual head of Brahmakumari organization at Mount Abu, Dadi Sarala, head of Gujarat branch,  Maha Mandleswar Sri Swami Mangalanandaji Maharaj (President all India Sadhu Samaj) and other Saints attended these big gathering.

On Feb 8, 2012 “Art of Living” Gujarat branch organized a meet. Spiritual head, Sri Sri  Ravishankarji and Pujya Sri Swamiji  Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj greeted the large number of audience at Ahmedabad.

All Gujarat Secondary School principal's meet at Ahmedabad. Education minister of Government of Gujarat, Mr. Ramanlal Vora together with Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji inaugurated the function and addressed the gathering.

Nadiyad: On Feb 2, 2012 Sri Brahmarshi Ashram celebrated its annual day Revered Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj presided over the function. H.H. Sri Swami Paramatmanandaji Maharaj of Arshvidya Peeth Rajkot, H.H. Sri Swami Viditavadananandaji of Nadiad and Mahatma from Sri Santram Mandir, Mai Mandir and others graced the occasion. Sri Bhupendra Singh Chudasama, deputy chairman of planning commission of Gujarat Government also attended the meeting.

Gandhi Mela at Kadi: On Feb 12, 2012  At Sarvodaya Vidyalaya  unveiling of statue of Swami Vivekananda and Pujya Bapuji Mahatma Gandhiji were done by Pujya Swamiji during three day’s long grand gathering of Gandhimela.

Navsari (Feb 23, 2012): Pujya Swamiji’s visit brought solace to bereaved family of Sri Girishbhai Bhikhubhai Desai, who passed away in tragic car accident on Mumbai- Navsri highway on Feb 12th.  Sri Girishbhai was fortunate of having sakshat darshan of Most Worshipful and Revered Gurubhagawan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj at Amalsad, when he was a boy of ten. He often talked about that luminous face of Holy Master and kept a big photo of Gurumaharaj in his home. May almighty Lord bless the elevated soul to rest in everlasting peace and “Paramatma Prapti” Om Shanti !

Valsad: Bhagwat Katha ( Feb 22, 2012 - Feb 29, 2012) Srimad Bhagawat Saptah for the charitable cause and benefit of R.N.C Free Eye hospital; was organized by Valsad branch of Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh. Pujya Swamiji Maharaj was on Vyasa Pith. It was attended by very large number of devotees. Number of holy persons graced the Katha every day from various religious organizations mainly Muslim, Sikh, Jain etc. During the stay at Valsad Revered Swamiji Maharaj visited Holy Sri Shirdi Saibaba shrine at Tithal  as well Holy Shantiniketan and meet Jain saint Sri Kirtichandraji Maharaj.

OM Shanti!

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