News & Activity Report for the Month of October 2014

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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Navaratri Celebration continued from Sept 25, 2014 through Oct 3, 2014- During the holy Navaratri, nine days worship of Devi worship was observed at Sivananda Ashram. Forenoon were filled with Gita Recitation and afternoon were adorned with Sri Durga Saptasati Parayan. Hundreds of devotees joined for the Holy Chanting. Nights were enjoyed with traditional Garba by devotees. A devote couple Smt. Seema Trivedi and Shri Jayesh Nayak brought special fervor with their singing and music. Young and old, seniors, children a like enjoyed Garba.

Eight day of the Navratri was a very special day where other than Havan ,sacred fire worship, Kanya Puja was performed of 108 young girls and they were were presented gifts, dakshina, Clothes and prasad. A  Shringar of Sri Maa Durga and Sri Sri Sri Ashta Lakshmi were Grand on 8th and 9th day of Navaratri festival.  In the morning of  Dusshera Havan was performed and after Durga Saptsati Path,  Mantras were chanted from Upanishad, Gitaji, Brahmasutra, Shankar Bhasya, Valmiki Ramayana. All the devotees were given fruit and Maa Ashta Laxmi’s Prasad. around two thousand devotees took Prasad at night.

Diwali Celebration ( Oct 21, 2014  - Oct 25, 2014) :  Sri Sri Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhavan was decorated with lighting, rangoli, pushpamala during Diwali. On Oct 21, 2014 was Dhanteras, a tradition is to perform lakshmi Pujan. A large number of devotees perform group Yantra - Laxmi Pujan at Sri Sri Ashta Laxmi Bhavan in holy presence of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and joined by priest of the ashram.

On Diwali day (Nov 23, 2014), grand Annkoot was offered to Maa Ashtalakshmi. A few weeks of planning and preparations of hundreds of food varieties by so many devotees culminated in Grand Annakoot offering to Sri Ashtalaxmi Maa on Deepavali day. Entire day, over thousands of people came to the ashram for the Annakoot Darshan and evening aarti. At night devotees engaged in making prasad packagesof sweets, snacks,  chocolates & other goodies to be distributed to the underprivileged people in slum area of the town, the next morning.

 And on  Oct 25, 2014  a New Year day (by Indian calendar) Thousands and thousands of devotees came for the darshan & receiving blessings of  Sri Maa Ashta Laxmi Bhavan from morning till night. They all received Diwali prasad booklet " Rudram " from Pujya Swamiji Maharaj.

Satsang  & Tours of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj during the Month of October 2014  

Junagadh (Oct 4, 2014): The Owner of reputed Vishal Group of Ahmedabad invited Sri Swamiji Maharaj for the function organized for "Gandhi Mitra Award " to be presented to the people who have contributed in literacy, cleanliness, eradication of addiction and upliftmen of underprivileged in Tribal Areas. Honorable Governor of Gujarat Sri Om Prakash Kohli Ji distributed the Awards.

Sri Swamiji Maharaj visited Vadnagar Nagar Community Program. Sixty seven outstanding students were recognized and awarded with Prizes and Certificates. Also, Sri Swamiji Maharaj paid visit to Pujya Sri Puneet Ji Acharya Maharaj.

 Ambala, Ludhiana , Jalandhar (Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014)) : Sri Swamiji Maharaj on his way to Ludhiana had stop by visit at Ambala. Satsang was organized and great number of devotees attended the Satsang. At Ludhiana Sri Swamiji's satsang programs were organized at various places from (Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014). Raj Kumar Jain Parivar has has hosted Pujya Swamiji, they have great reverence for Sri Swamiji Maharaj ever since  they came to know Swamiji Maharaj in 1976. At Jalandhar, students of Arya Yoga Amritsar had organized  Pujya Swamiji's satsang. Sri Swamiji Maharaj visited Sri Darbar Saheb also.

Delhi ( Oct 13, 2014) In the afternoon Satsang was organized at Rajghat. It was held at "Jain Bhavan" where Bapu Mahatma Gandhi Ji stayed from the year 1935 to 1947. Pravachan on the subject of ‘Ekanta Vaad’ by Sri Swamiji Maharaj was well appreciated by audience. In the evening Air India officers club organized  Satsang. Sri Swamiji Maharaj gave discourse in Hindi on the subject of t “ Udaan Unchi Asmaan Ki, Gehrai Neeche Atma KI.”

Ahmedabad (Oct 13, 2014) By morning flight Sri Swamiji Maharaj reached Sivananda Ashram and attended a Grand and Holy Rudra Suktam and Yajna at the residence of the owner of famous "Ramdev Masala".

22 nd AMA week (Ahmedabad Management Association). In the evening, Sri Swamiji Maharaj delivered a discourse on the subject of  ‘Caring and Sharing - Ultimate Joy’. It was a treat for a mammoth crowd of Ahmedabad. Here with a You Tube Video Clip 

On Oct 16, 2014 A program in honor of Print Vision Private limited, Ahmedabad was organized at Marriott Hotel. Print Vision has received eleven National Awards and credit goes to Director Sri Yagneshbhai Pandya and Sri Falitbhai Pandya. Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj lit the lamp at this function. Pandya parivar members are great devotees of GuruMaharaj  Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj and they have received blessings of Guru Maharaj. Divya Jivan, a monthly spiritual journal of Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad has been printed at Print Vision.

Lucknow ( Oct 17, 2014) On the request of Dr. Pankaj Kashyap and Sri Dr. Anil Srivastav, Sri Swamiji Maharaj had a quick tour of Lucknow for three days. Sri Swamiji Maharaj visited sick and old families who were seeking Swamiji’s blessings.  HIS presence brought peace and solace to them.

Haridwar( Oct 30, 2014) Sri Swamiji Maharaj arrived at Haridwar for Saiyam Saptah at Sri Maa Anand Mayi Maa’s Ashram. He attended Vedant Sammelan at Parmananda Bhandar. As part of the annual function at BHEL Haridwar Swamiji Maharaj delivered series of discourses also.

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