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On June 1, 2010 Sanyyas Diksha day of most worshipful and revered Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj; a special satsang was held at the ashram. Devotees expressed their feelings and glories of Guru Bhagavan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, which is the guiding, protecting and inspiring force in their lives. They feel blessed to be involved in Ashram's activities in so many different ways towards the service to Mankind in the Mission of Holy Master.
On June 3rd morning 743rd Yoga Pranayam Camp was concluded. Yoga teaching and learning is one of the vital activities at the ashram and appreciated by people at the large. Every month few hundreds of new people take the advantage of yoga organized though Sivananda International Vedanta & Yoga Academy (SIVA) . It is possible because of commitment and dedication of Yoga teachers.
Jnana Yajna ( June 20, 2010 to June 30, 2010 ) Pujya Sri Swami Muktanandaji Maharaj from Alwar Rajasthan graced the ashram and conducted Jnana Yajna. In the morning from 7.30am to 8.30 am, Revered Swamiji shared his words of wisdom on the text Ishopanishad. Evening discourses from 7.00pm to 8.00pm were on the subject of first chapter of Gita “ Arjun Vishad Yoga” very relevant to all. Large number of devotees attended the classes and appreciated the Vedant Vichara which is helpful in problems of daily life.
As always, daily five Yogasana practice Classes and Two Yogasana - Meditation classes for beginners, Reiki training for Level I and II, Yogic consultation went on smoothly during the month.
Food for Children through Narayana Seva, Monthly grain distribution to about forty needy families through Vishwanath Sewa Kendra, Daily Satsang & Puja Archana in the temples are being regularly performed at Ashram. Every Saturday Mass recitation of Sunderkand and Every Friday Vedant Vimarsh Varg, Gayatri Yajna on First Sunday, Purnima’s Sri Satyanarayan Vrat Katha and Sri Lalita Sahasranam Parayana are regular part of the Ashram’s activities.
On June 2, 2010 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj addressed a gathering of Vaishnav-Vanik Samaj. Sri Swamiji talked about children's education equally for boys and girls
On June 6, 2010 Dr. Arif Mohammad Khan, Ex Cabinet Minister visited ashram. Tree plantation was done by him also. He expressed that he would be happy to be of any service to Revered Swamiji and ready to be a volunteer for the service to mankind.
On June 6, 2010 condolence meeting was held at the residence of Sri Harkant Vachharajani (Treasurer of the ashram) for untimely departure of his young daughter Mrs. Vibha, who passed away on June 2nd from sudden illness. Vibha was involved in volunteer services at Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh’s office at Himavan, Paldi. Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji led the prayer meeting.
On June 6, 2010 Lions Club, International district 3230-B organized a meeting and large number of individuals, family and group donors and institutional effort in blood donation camps were honored and awarded. Mr. Bhavesh Patel, Governor of Lion district 3230-B presided over the meeting and Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited to grace the occasion. Revered Sri Swamiji in his speech encouraged youngsters to donate blood and donate eye and body after death. A mega blood donation camp was organized jointly by Ahmedabad medical association and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Sri Swami addressed the press media meeting for the essential publicity for the mega blood donation camp. On June 13th 1200 medicos registered for blood donation and many more followed them. June 14 th was world blood donation day. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited for award presentation program, for those who are engaged in this noble activity throughout Gujarat. This program was organized by Gujarat State Council for Blood Transfusion, Department of Health & Family welfare, Gujarat. Mr. Pradeepsing Jadeja (M.L.A) and Director Health Gov. of Gujarat remain present, function was attended by large number of Gujarat Government officials also.
On June 20, 2010, in the forenoon Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji, Sri Dr. Swami Muktanandaji Maharaj, Sri Arun Oza and Mr. Sanjay Patel visited Gomatipur (Labor class area) and distributed prizes and note books to students. They were all from footpath living families but have achieved higher career in Medical Science, Ayurved and Engineering.
On June 24th early morning Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji addressed to newly joined University Students at C.U.Shah Arts College, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad. Res. Principal Dr. Sanjay Vakil welcomed and thanked Swamiji.
On 24th midday Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji was invited for inaugural function of ‘well Baby clinic and Vaccination center’ at Sanand. Sri Swamiji lit the lamp. Dr. Girish B. Vani and other pediatricians were present for the occasion.
At night Sri Swamiji addressed Lions Club of Ahmedabad main district 323-B. Past district Governor and ex-chief minister of Gujarat Sri Dilip Parikh also remain present for the function. Sri Swamiji spoke in length upon the subject ‘Smile and Serve’. President of the club Mrs. Nalini Shah welcomed and thanked Sri Swamiji.
On June 26, 2010 morning C.N Vidyalaya organized a student assembly and Sri Swamiji was invited to address the students. Sri Swamiji talked on the subject of ‘Student Success in Life’. Tree plantation was done in large scale by students together with Swamiji. Mr. Tushar Purani, director of the C. N. School of education thanked to Sri Swamiji for his august presence.
Satsangs and programs of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji during the Month of June 2010
Valsad - On June 1, 2010 and June 27, 2010 Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj with the group of devotees visited Valsad. They had satsang and darshan of Jain Saints Pujya Sri Kirtichandraji Maharaj and Pujya Sri Jinchandraji Maharaj at Shantiniketan, Tithal, Valsad. Also, Sri Swamiji graciously inaugurated blood donation camp organized by R.N.C. Hospital Valsad. Sri Swamiji was invited for family functions of Sri Ashok Desai, Sri Yagnesh Desai (President, Divya Jivan Sangh, Valsad) and Sri Pratap Desai (Treasure, Divya Jivan Sangh, Valsad).
Bharuch - On June 1,2010 midday Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji with group of devotees, on their way to Valsad, arrived at Bharuch. They had satsang and lunch at the residence of Sri Mahendra Shroff, president, Divya Jivan Sangh Bharuch. Sri Yogesh Pandya, secretary, Divya Jivan Sangh also joined the satsang.
Ankleshwar- On June 12, 2010 late night Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji and Sri Govind Bharwad, arrived at Ankleshwar. On June 13, 2010 they attended satsang at Hotel Shalimar, which was graced by Sri Swami Muktanandaji Maharaj and Sri Arun Oza , Sri Pramod Desai and others.
Dadiapara- A group of devotees from Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Ankleshwar and Surat headed by Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and accompanied by Sri Swami Muktanandaji Maharaj visited tribal colony named Janki Ashram, It is about 70 Km from Ankleshwar. About 165 girls resides in the Ashram and nurtured beautifully. It was matter of a great pride that a few among these girls were extraordinarily talented and had received the rank of 1st or 2nd at state level and national level in study. They were excellent in education, sports, music, dancing and crafts also. They were recognized for their success and awarded. Notebooks also were given to tribal school students by Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh.
Vadodara- On June 13, 2010 late afternoon on their return from Dadiapara a devotee group with Sri Swamiji and Sri Swami Muktanandaji arrived at " Adhyatman", residence of Dr. Mrugank and Smt. Prema Merchant in Vadodara. After home satsang and family meeting group reached back to the Ashram.
Navsari - On Sunday June 27, 2010 , honoring sincere invitation of Rotary Governor Major S.K. Sharma, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji graced the annual district meet of Rotary district 3060 club at Navsari in the evening from 5.30pm to 10.30pm at famous Tata Memorial Hall. Sri Swamiji spoke in length on the very theme of President Rotary International “ Service above Self”. Members of the Divya Jivan Sangh from Valsad, Navsari, Baroda, Bharuch and Surat attended the meeting.
OM Shanti !
New release of Books
Publications of Sri Swami Adhyamanandaji Maharaj
Bhajgovindam (Gujarati )
Nectar of Gita (English)
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Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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"Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)
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