News & Activity Report for the Month of November 2014

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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773 rdYoga, Mediatation & Pranayam Camp ( Nov 11, 2014 – Nov 20, 2014):  Dr. Pankaj Shah, past Director of Civil Cancer hospital and Dr. Mayur Patel, a well-known Diabetologist lit the lamp and inauguration the camp. About  675 people attended the camp in the early morning from  5.30am to 6.45am. A large number of Medicos, Scientists, Professors took a great opportunity to learn authentic yoga from Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.

During the ten days long camp Tratak, Meditation, Bandhas, Mudra, Flexibility Exercises, Asanas, Relaxation Techniques and knowledge of Pranayama were taught and the benefits of regular practice of Yoga, pranayam & meditation for healthy, happy & peaceful life were discussed. Also Dr. Mayur Patel gave discourse on preventive aspects of Diabetes. Also, free blood sugar check up was organized for all yoga camp attendees. It was complimentary service  of “ Swasthya Medical Center” during the camp.

On Nov 15, 2014 In the evening from 6.00 to 8.00 P.M. 6th Sri Swami Chidananda Memorial Lecture Series was organized at Sivananda Ashram. H.E. Governor of Gujarat, Sri OM Prakash Kohli Ji was the guest of honor.  Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj Presided over the function. 

Program commenced with the flute recital by Sri Yogi, a devotee of the Ashram, followed by Ashrams Prayer by the group of Yoga Teachers of the Sivananda Ashram. Sri Arun Oza welcomed to H. E Governor and briefed about activities of the Ashram and seva projects carried out through Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh. 

Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj poured his inner feelings about His most Worshipful Gurudev Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Sri Swamiji said that my Master was incarnated embodiment of all Service and Love.  HE was all Purity and Truth. We all are blessed indeed that we were born in the era of Gurudev Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and we have seen living GOD. HE was none other than Lord Rama or Lord Buddha, who were the incarnation of compassion.  

H. E. Governor of Gujarat Sri Om Prakash Kohliji in his key note address paid his humble homage to Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj. The topic of this evening was "Our Ancient Indian Scriptures and it’s Implications on Modern Life”  Mr. Governor spoke on the subject that it is so relevant these days of stress and turmoil. The solution and the key can be found in our rich Vedantic scripture and Bhagawad Gita. Inner peace, harmony and equilibrium can be achieved by following virtuous and value base living. He also quoted the great epic Mahabharat of the Sage Vyasa and Ramayan of Sage Valmiki. Narrating the fundamental teachings from lives of great Saints like Tulsidas, Kabirdas, Guru Nanak, Sri Chaitanya, Sri Narsinh Mehta, Tiruvalluvar, Tyagaraj, Jnandev and Tukaram, he said that ages roles, time passes but "Truth is One" and it is eternal. Entire scriptural heritage of ancient India bring the message of Truth, non-violence and universal brotherhood.

Sri Vijay Soni, secretary of the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad thanked everyone before the concluding Prayer, National Anthem. Function followed with Community Meal-Prasad.  

All the activities of the ashram, mainly Spiritual, Yoga and Seva projects are based on the ideals and teachings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Daily worship services at Lord Vishvanath Temple and at Sri Sri Maa Ashtalakshmi Bhavan create Divine vibrations at the Ashram. Prayers & Meditation at Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir bring peace & joy to countless Sadhakas. Daily Evening Satsang (9.00pm –9.45pm), Sunday satsang (8.30 am -10.00 am) and ‘Paduka Pujan' on Thursday, Satyanarayan Puja on Purnima day, Gayatri Yajana on first Sunday, Lalita Shashra Nama & Yoga activities: all these have made Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad a pilgrimage place (Yatra Dham)

 Devotees visiting  the ashram and  wishing to stay at the ashram are humbly requested to kindly notify and have the written okay from Ashram administration before your arrival. That would only facilitate in making proper arrangements, for your stay. for the details contact through email ( preferable)  or  call # 079-26861234,

H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's satsang & tours during the month of November 2014

Haridwar( Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014) :  Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj attended 65th Samyam Saptah (Self Discipline Week) at Holy Ashram of Sri Maa Anandmayi Maa at Kankhal, Haridwar.  Simultaneously, Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji attended Vedant Sammelan of Sri Parmananda Bhandar in the evening  at famous Sri Shankaracharya square.

 Late in the evening (8.00 pm to 9.00 pm), Sri Swamiji gave series of discourses on the subject  “Seven steps for Evergreen Life" from Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 7,  2014. During His stay, Sri Swamiji visited number of old and scik devotees of Sri Guru Bhagwan Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj at Haridwar. Swamiji returned back to Ahmedabad on Nov 9, 2014 late in the evening.  

Ahmedabad : Nov 15, 2014 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited at Space Application Research Centre at  ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), Ahmedabad for a day long conference for scientists of ISRO, other than opening remarks, Sri Swamiji Maharaj spoke on the  subject of  “Stress Management in day to day life".

On  Nov 16, 2014 Diabetes Awareness Program was oganized  jointly by  "Swasthya" and  Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) at J. B. auditorium of AMA at Ahmedabad. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji lit the lamp and inaugurated the session. In his inaugural speech, Swamiji talked about prevention, care and proper medical treatment after the diagnosis to prevent complication of diabetes namely kidney disease, vascular disease resulting in loosing the limbs etc. Free blood sugar, urine test was organized by Swasthya. 

Mumbai (Nov 19, 2014) : Life Insurance Corporation of India, Thane (Maharashtra) region organized a motivational program for LIC agents. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj addressed the large gathering of about fifteen hundred agents of LIC India. Sri Swamiji said that loyalty, sincerity and hard work with interest at work can grant success in any walks of life. Number of senior managers from Gujarat also attended the function.

Chandigarh (Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014) : For three days a quick program was organized at Chndigarh on Sri Swamiji Maharaj arrival at Chandigarh. His discourse was organized at Sood Sabha of Panchkula as well as Chandigarh. During his stay Sri Swamiji Maharaj graced number of devotees home on their humble requests. 

Karnal (Nov 24, 2014) Honoring sincere request of ‘Karan Yoga Mandal” and devotees of Vedant Learning, Sri SwamiAdhyatmanandaji Maharaj visited Karnal for two days program. His discourse were organized by Rotary Club of Karnal as well as Nirmal Ashram, Karnal. 

Delhi (Nov 26, 2014 ) Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s Satsang was organized at Maharani Bagh of New Delhi with Sri Mehta’s Initiatives.

Srimad Bhagawat Katha ( Dec 27, 2014 – Dec 5, 2014) at Jhumari Talaiya : A grand Bhagawat Katha was organized at Jhumari Talaiya (Jharkhand).  It was hosted by  Smt. Nirmala Mataji  of Jhumari Talaiya. about eighteen  devotee  and musicians went to Jhumari Talaiya . It was a memorable event and was attended by a very large number of lover of the Lord.  

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