News & Activity Report January 2014

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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With the Grace and Blessings of the God Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj Spiritual & Yoga activities are flourishing at Sivananda Ashram, A’bad. More & more people, inspired by spiritual head of the ashram, Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj are involving themselves in selfless services carried out through Ashram’s Seva Projects. 

The New Year 2014 began with satsang and prayers here at sacred ashram of Gurudev Swami Sivananda. Prayers for the peace and harmony of the world at large. Peace in the East & West, Peace in the North & South. Peace abides amongst the individuals as well as Nations.

As always, daily five Yogasana practice Classes and Two Yogasana - Meditation classes for beginners, Reiki training for level I and II and Yogic consultation went on smoothly during the month. Food for children through Narayana Seva, monthly 600 kg grain distribution to the needy families through Vishwanath Seva Kendra, Daily Satsang & Puja Archana in the temples was performed at Ashram. Sunday satsang, Purnima’s Sri Satyanarayan Vrat Katha and Sri Lalita Sahasranam Parayana are regular part of the Ashram’s activities.  

Jnana Yajana (Jan 6, 2014 – Jan 10, 2014) AMA (Amdavad Managment Association) organized Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji's Jnan Yajana on the subject of “Excellence in Action. Swamiji has shared HIS wisdom thoughts on this practical subject relevant to each and every individual  in day to day life. And  AMA (Amdavad Managment Association) has done excellent job in recording the entire program of five days discourse series and made it available for people at large. Here is the video link to “Excellence in Action".

On Jan 26 2014, 64th National Republic Day Flag was hoisted by Respected Sri Pravin K. Laheri (IAS) chief advisor of Gujarat Chief Minister. He gave inspiring speech on this occasion to work together for unity and strength of our great Nation. 

10th Pathotsav of Sri Dukhbhanjan Hanuman, Sri Ram durbar, Sri Dattatreya and Sri Jagannath Maha Prabhu temple of the Ashram is celebrated with full enthusiasm. Maruti Yajna was performed from morning to noon. Concluding was performed by Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. A great number of Devotees participated in Maruti Yajana. Dinner was served to devotees after Yajna. Evening was graced by Sunderkand recitation by Sri Ajay Yajnikji of Delhi.

Jan 30, 2011, Punya Tithi day of Pujya Bapuji Mahatma Gandhiji was observed with all religion prayer and silent meditation at Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati, Ahmedabad. Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj attended prayer meeting with other religious organization head and acharyas. 

H. H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s satsang & programs during the Month of January 2014 

Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited to grace Chartered Chapter of Rotary Club, Naroda. Program was hosted by Respected Dr. Nageshwar Rao, Rotary Governor of District 5031. Swamiji praised the Rotary world movement. It has proved its strong matter and selfless service of over hundred years. After twenty years of fighting against Polio, India celebrates three years without polio, a hard work of all Rotarians. Swamiji encouraged them to continue this zeal and rejoice in the membership of such a noble organization. May God Bless you all! 

Late at night Reverd Sri Swamiji graced the sangeet program, duet between famous Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Husain Khan and Pandit Shivkumar Shukla, a famous Santoor Maestro at Indian Classical Music festival organized by Internationally recognized Indian classical Musical school "Saptak".   

On Jan 5, 2014 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj graced Bhagawat Katha Mahotsav by renowned Kathakar Sri Bhupendrabhai Pandya, at Maninagar. Revered Swamiji’s holy presence and Bhagawat kirtan elevated the spirit of thousands of devotees at the start of Srimad Bhagawat katha. 

On Jan 11, 2014 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited for opening ceremony of Silver Jubilee function of H. L. College Alumni association. It was a three days function started from Jan 10, 2014 to Jan 12, 2014. Swamiji was a key note speaker amongst the other dignitaries. Sri Saurabh Patel, Minister of Energy & Petrochemicals Mines, Minerals, Cottage Industries, Salt Industries, planning tourism, Labor and Employment, presided over the function. Revered Sri Swami Brahmavi Aaridas of BAPS graced the occasion. 

Honoring an invitation of Management of Sri Nilkanth Education Institute at Muktampur (North Gujarat), Revered Swamiji unveiled prayer meeting hall as well as physical exercise hall built of generous donation of fifty lakhs for each project by alumni of the school. At this function, blood donation drive was organized on the inspiration of Swamiji and about 121 people donated blood. Feeding to the underprivileged people on grand scale was carried out to about 7000 people with a nice meal. Revered Swamiji gave a talk on importance of value based education.

On Jan 12, 2014 Vivekananda Jayanti (151th) a great get to gather was organized by Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidyalay Pratishthanam (SGVP) Charodi, It was a great gathering of saints, sages and devotees. It reflected mutual love, respect & harmony amongst all. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited for conclusion speech and Revered Swami Madhavapriyadasji and Revered Balakrishnadasji Maharaj graced the function.

On Jan 14, 2014 at dawn Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and a group of devotees traveled to North Gujarat. They visited Rojenta, Rampur Kampa, Ambaji and Himamtnagar. Makarsankranti day being an auspicious day of Uttarayana, Sun entering in its northern realm, number of charitable as well as  religious programs were organized at different places. Revered Swamiji addressed the gatherings and enlightened them all. Grand Annual Satsang was organized as usual and was followed by grand meal. Sri. Ramanbhai, Sri. Vasantbahi and Sri.Manubhai Patel of the Divine Life Society, Khedbrahma supported by Branch of DLS from Bhajpur, Kadiadara, etc. The total function was really memorable. At Ambaji - group paid homage and had darshan and Satsang at sacred temple of Goddess Amba Maa and then proceeded to Himmatnagar. The entire group was greeted by Mrs. Pallavi Gandhi. After home satsang the group departed back to the Ashram.

Ahmedabada (Jan16, 2014) Respected Sri Piyush Desai, the Managing Director of famous Wagh Bakri Tea started a Gita study group at his home. Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj lit the lamp for the new beginning and shared his wisdom thoughts with the group members at the start of this divine activity.

Naradipur (Jan 19, 2014) "Dharma Sabha’ (religious meet) was organized at Naradipur. Mahamandleshwar Swami Kalyananandaji Maharaj (Junagadh), Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, Sri Swami Ram Swaroopananda Giriji Maharaj, Sri Swami Sivanandaji (Valsad) and more Saints graced the function.

On Jan 27, 2014 Revered Swamiji addressed a large assembly at Tulip School in the late evening. In His speech Swamiji laid emphasis on importance of real education and not to confine only in the books & syllabus. Develop the virtues and build a solid character. Grow inwardly and be a decent human being.

On Jan 31, 2014 Revered Sri Swamiji inaugurated Samyam Saptah (seven days  self discipline spiritual retreat) at Sri Sri Sri Maa Anandamayi Ashram, at Bhimpura.

OM Shanti!

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