Concluding report of "Divya Tour 2006" of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.
With the Grace and Blessings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, " Divya Tour 2006" of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's has concluded
on August 30, 2006. Pujya Swamiji’s holy presence and divine satsang has brought joy and
peace to countless
spiritual aspirants and yoga enthusiasts in the West. Morning Yoga sessions and evening satsangs were
well appreciated all across the USA and Canada.
Devotees accorded him warm welcome wherever he went and loved him for teaching
Yoga way of Life.
Swamiji continued the last segment of his USA programs and concluded on Aug 11, 2006 to go to UK.
Ruidoso, New Mexico (Aug 1, 2006- Aug 4, 2006)
Upon very sincere and generous invitation of Yogacharya Mrs. Myra (Meera) Romero. Rev. Swamiji arrived at El Paso airport on August 1, 2006. Because of heavy rains airport was looking like a lake. Swamiji was received at the airport by Mrs. Myra & MR. Dave Romero and drove three hours to reach to Mr. & Mrs. Shrama, Swamiji’s host house
Rev. Sri Swamiji was given formal welcome with traditional reception at Mrs. Myra’s parent’s home. It happened to be Myra’s birthday also. There was a jubilant celebration arranged by the members of her family & well-wishers on this occasions. After prayers & dinner Swamiji’s spiritual discourse was organized at Yoga Studio at Ruidoso from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm, which was attended by a large crowd.
From Aug 2, 2006 to Aug 4, 2006 morning Yoga, Pranayams & Meditation sessions were held from 6.00 am – 8.00am and full day Yoga retreat were organized at beautiful San Patricio retreat center at the bank of river Ruidoso. Evening satsangs from 7.00pm -8.00pm on the subject of Ancient Scripture of India and its applications on modern life. Each session were attended by Yoga lovers and were well received by them. Swamiji was invited by numbers of devotee's home for satang and blessings. On Aug 4, 2006 left for Salt Lake City.
Myra deserves a special introduction here. She is born to a Mexican parents but her love for Indian culture, especially for Ayurvedic science and science of Yoga is great. She is devoted to Lord Sri. Krishna. Her keen desire and sincere efforts to organize Swamiji’s program at New Mexico made the trip a great success. Mrs. and Mr. Sharma, the host of Swamiji Maharaj deserves special thanks for their generous hospitality.
Salt Lake City (Aug 4, 2006- Aug 7, 2006)
"There's so much wisdom behind what he says, and yet it is so simple", Smith said. "His teaching apply to all, regardless of religion or walk of life. He's very humble. He speaks to the person."
"Swami shares peaceful philosophy with Utahn ", interview by Jason Bergreen of "Salt Lake Tribune", a leading newspaper of Salt Lake City.
Utahn enjoyed a visit of Swami Adhyatmanandaji, which was organized by Smt. Resham Shah and Smt. Padama Shah, her mother who is visiting her from Ahmedabada. Dr. Surabh Shah & Smt. Padma Shah received Swamiji at Salt Lake City airport on Aug 4, 2006 at late evening. On Aug 5th to Aug 7th, 2006 morning Yogasana, Pranayam & Meditation sessions were held at Sri. Ganesh Temple of Hindu Society Utah. Sri Swamiji’s discourse on subjects of “Gita in Daily Life” and “Stress Managment through Yoga” attracted many people. On Mid-day of Aug 5th & 6th Swamiji’s discourses were organized at Yoga Studio as well as with a group of devotees of Neo Religion of Utah A special satsang and Sri. Satya Narayan Pooja was organized at Smt. Sudha and Dr.Shah’s home. Swamiji visited devotees home upon their requests also here.
Swami Adhyatmanadaji 's interview was published in "Salt Lake Tribune", a well read newspaper. Prior to Swamiji' s arrival, interview of Smt. Padama shah about Swamiji’s Mission, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad and work of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was published in Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake Tribune interview.
Smt. Padama Shah & Smt. Resham Shah made great efforts to make Sri Swami’s visit to Utah a great success. They need special thanks. Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is highly thankful to both of them.
Los Angeles (Aug 7, 2006 –Aug 9, 2006)
Respected Vinod Rana & Mrs. Kalpana Rana organized Sri Swamiji Adhyatmanandaji’s short visit to LA. Swamiji arrived here late afternoon of Monday, Aug 7th of Holy Shraven month. It is dedicated to worship of Lord Shiva. In the evening grand worship of Lord Shiva was organized at Sanatan Temple of Anaheim. Sri Swamiji enlightened a big crowd with his discourse on “ Shiva Tatwa “. Next day after a short visit to Sri Swami Narayan Temple (Kalupur group), at Sanatan Temple Swamiji gave discourse upon the "Secret of Bhagavat Gita."
During his stay at LA, Swamiji visited well wisher’s home and conducted prayers and satsang also. On Aug, 8th morning Swamiji visited Sri. Morari Bapu’s katha at Anaheim. On Aug 9, 2006 morning Swamiji left for Indianapolis.
Bloomington, (Indiana) (Aug 9, 2006- Aug 10, 2006)
Sri Dinesh Patel & Smt. Aruna Patel are devotees of H. H. Sri Chidanandaji Maharaj. They are having same love and devotion for Sri. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Swamiji had flying visit to their home at Bloomington.Evening satsang on Aug 9th and Sri Satya Narayan Vrat – katha on Aug 10th on Rakshabandhan, Shravani Purnima day was organized at their home. Sri Swamiji left for Chicago on Aug 10th afternoon.
Chicago (Aug 10, 2006- Aug 11, 2006)
"Holy abode of Minal & Bharat Naik is like Sivananda Ashram and Holy abode of Sri. Sri. Sri. Sadgurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj"- as per Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. In fact, ever since Pujya Swamiji has brought the life size photo of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and established Master’s holy presence here, they feel blessed indeed and grateful to Swamiji Maharaj. “Divya Tour 2006 “of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s to USA, UK and Canada was planned from here as per “SIVA’s Will”, they feel. Swamiji landed here on June 9, 2006 for this tour and Swamiji flew back from here only on Aug 11, 2006, his last stop in US. On the last day, satsang was held celebrating Janmashtmi, a birth of Lord Sri Krishna (a little early). Lord Sri Krishna, a unique sketch of the Lord , a creation of Pujya Swamiji, was brought by Swamiji from India and gifted to them on this visit, is adorned in gorgeous frame and has taken a center place at this abode.
In the morning of Aug 11, 2006 Swamiji was scheduled for a thorough medical check up including blood tests, heart tests and cardiology consult by Dr. Parikh, a leading cardiologist. All tests came out good. Last but not the least, before departure to the airport for UK in the evening, Swamiji planted “Tulsi” & “Jasmine” plants and made Mom’s wish fulfilled.
Report of “Divya Tour 2006 “ of UK visit
Revered Sri Jogendra ji is a disciple of Sri Bapuji (Sri. Sri Sri Punitacharyaji Maharaj of Girnar Sadhana, Ashram Junagath) He attended Yoga teacher’s training course at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad in December of 2005. Having inspired by Swami Adhyatmanandaji 'sYoga way of teaching, he organized program of Swamiji Maharaj at London (UK).
Report of UK Tour 2006 - by Rev. Sri Jogendra Patel
After spending two days at Sri Anupam mission in the holy company of Sri Sahebji Sri Swamiji arrived at Ahmedabad on Aug 31, 2006 morning at 10.00am. A warm reception and cordial welcome was given to Swamiji by large number of devotees at Sri Sardar vallabhabhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad.
Sri Swamiji Maharaj expresses His deep gratitude to all the organizers of this Divya Tour 2006 and for financial account, supply of CD’s, DVD etc to Smt Anu Anand. May God Bless all of them. May God be with them.
Om Shanti! Jai Gurudev! Jai Sivananda.!
Continuing follow up Report of "Divya Tour 2006"of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji (July 1, 2006 - July 31, 2006)
663rd Yoga & Meditation Camp at Chicago (June 29, 2006 – July 5, 2006)
“Asked about his divine message, Swamiji says that his mission is to disseminate spiritual knowledge based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda. “The gospel of Swami Sivananda is to serve, to love, to give, to purify, to meditate, to realize, be good, do good, be kind, be compassionate and enquire - who am I and know thyself and be free,”
“The Swamiji, who is known for teaching yoga and meditation for the past thirty years all over the world, says that yoga is joy, peace, harmony, equilibrium, perfection, beauty, awareness, consciousness and supreme bliss. These qualities make a person perfect and balanced.” << More>>
These are the thoughts Sri. Swami Adhyatmanandaji shared about Yoga and the Mission of His "Divya Tour 2006 " at the interview with Sri. Laxmana Rao, a journalist of leading newspaper “India Tribune” of Chicago.
Revered Sri Swamiji’s Chicago program commenced with morning yoga sessions (6.00am - 7.30 am) at Hindu temple of Greater Chicago from June 29, 2006 - July 5, 2006. Generous and kind services of Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago continued this year also facilitating and providing their kind support for morning Yoga sessions. As always, people from diverse nationality and culture came from far and wide to learn simple but in depth Yoga teaching from Sri. Swami Adhytmanandaji. Along with the large crowd, trustees, president as well as members of the temple management committee attended yoga sessions honoring Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj.
Evening satsangs on variety of spiritual subjects were organized at Hindu Temple Great Chicago's auditorium, Sri Hari Om Mandir, Sri Swami Narayan Temple of BAPS, Sri Aurbindo Center, at Milwaukee as well as at Indiana center. Rev. Sri Swamiji brought spot light upon various subjects like Mrutyunjay Mantra -a Life Giving Mantra, Devi Mahatmya, Stress Management, Gita in Daily Life, Yoga a Way of Life, Glory of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama and Vedanta in daily life. Sri Swamiji conducted special yoga workshop at KP convention (for Kashmiri Pandit Association of USA). For all these wonderful programs "Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh" is highly indebted to all these institutions. Thanks also to Dr. Ramesh and Dr. Mrs. Durga Kanuru for organizing lively satsang at Indiana on evening of July3rd. Also thanks to Smt. Hansa and Dr. Navin Patani for organizing satsang as well grand dinner for all the devotees. They all came from long distance for darshan and satsang of Sri Swamiji Maharaj at Fon Du Lac, Milwaukee. During His stay in Chicago Rev. Swamiji was invited by number of devotees for bhiksha and home visits.
Chicago is hub, mother center and ashram as well as holy abode of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Majaraj’s service and mission of mankind. Sri Swamiji Maharaj is personally thankful and He expressed his deep gratitude of their love for the Lord and service to Sri Sad Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
664th Yoga & Meditation Camp at Winnipeg (Canada) (July 6, 2006 to July 13, 2006)
Upon very humble and sincere invitation of Sri Suren Mehta & Smt. Chanrakala Mehta, a devotee family and well- wisher of Sri Swamiji Maharaj for more then three decades, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji visited Winnipeg (Canada) this year. This was his second visit to Winnipeg. Yoga teaching and evening discourses by Rev Sri Swamiji were organized in grand "Mr. Raj Pande" auditorium of Hindu Temple of Hindu Society of Canada. Free Yoga classes conducted by Swami Adhyatmanandaji from July 4, 2006 – July 13, 2006 attracted many Yoga lovers. Young, old and children from all walks of life participated in these yoga classes enthusiastically. Programs were organized in the morning as well in the evening, People from diverse nations and cultures attended these classes in large numbers including Canadian yoga students and yoga teachers.
A grand civic reception was organized by "ICCHA"(Indian Canadian Culture and Heritage Association). A life time achievement award was presented to Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji in the very august gathering of about three hundred and fifty citizens of Winnipeg. Mr. Bidu Jha, M.P. of Winnipeg welcomed Rev. Swamiji. Mr. Dhillon, President of ICCHA presented the award that so far to whom it was presented earlier. Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj was recipient of this prestigious award for the year 2006.
Swamiji id presented a Plaque by "ICCHA" (Indian Canada Cultural and Heritage Association )
By (Kalwant Dhalla, Jassie Panu & Mahinder Dhillon(President)
On this occasion Sri Swamiji Maharaj, in his very thought provoking discourse on the subject of “Stress management’ said that, "Ego is the principal cause of our stress. Ego of power, position, cast, creed, color, sex, money, none of these are permanent. Let us try to be humble, noble and simple, forget and forgive, love all and hate none. We should not forget that we are Indian first. Our culture is based on the foundation of truth and non-violence. Wherever we may be, we should remember that harmony, mutual love, mutual affection, mutual reverence only can bring peace within and without. Kindly do not make independent groups. Be one, get together and think we are Indian.We belong to one family, family of a great land, a land of Himalayas and mother Ganges.We belong to a great heritage of Vedas, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, and Holy Granth Saheb. We are linage of Sri Ram, Krishna, Nanak, Kabir, Mira, Tulsi, Tagor and Mahatma Gandhiji. Remember our culture is not Tajmahal or classical music, dance, dramas or caves of Ajanta and Illora. Our culture is Satya, Ahimsa and Universal love. Adhere to truth, be kind and be compassionate.You all will live in peace, bliss and illumination".
Sri Swamiji emphasized upon daily prayer, meditation and readings of traditional literature of Sri Shankara or Ramanuj etc., to strive for the higher values of the life. This entire function was organized and planned by “Bharat Seva Ratna”, Dr. Naranjan Dhallaji's great efforts.
One week yoga camp program culminated on last day with a grand pot luck dinner by about three hundred yoga attendees. People had gala time and enjoyed about hundreds of international food varieties. Mrs. Chandrakala and Mr. Suren Mehta with the kind and generous help of Mr. Devang Joshi family organized Sri Swamiji's tour to Winnipeg, for which Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh is highly indebted to all of them.
Winnipeg broadcasting station interviewed Sri Swamiji Maharaj and broadcasted his message to Mankind. Daily Winnipeg also highlighted his Philosophy based on Gospel of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and teachings of the Divine Life Society, which he is following and propagating to lead and live the life divine.
During his stay Sri Swamiji Maharaj was invited to grace and bless as well for dinner or lunch in number of devotees homes. Sri Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh is thankful to the president and members of the board of the Hindu Temple of Hindu Society for hosting Sri Swamiji and his week long program.
San Francisco (California) (July 14, 2006 -July 16, 2006)
This was Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's first visit to valley. Dr. Mrs. Usha Belani, Mr. Suresh Belani and Sri Nitin Shah jointly organized Sri Swamiji Maharaj's visit very enthusiastically. On Friday, July 14th and Saturday July 15th Sri Swamiji's discourses were organized at Sunnyvale temple's gorgeous hall on the subject of “Science and spiritually - how to Bridge the Gap” and “Gita in Daily life”. Hindu Temple of Freemont organized Yoga Workshop and Stress management through Yoga, Pranamya & Meditation by Sri Swamiji. The two days program concluded at Freemont Hindu temple on Sunday, July 16th, with a discourse on the most practical and useful subject of “Power of Mantra” at main assembly. Mr. Arun Thacker, a chief of management of the temple introduced and welcomed Sri Swamiji Maharaj. Rev. Shastri Damodar Prasadaji Maharaj, a great learned scholar and veteran musician of Indian classical music also attended both sessions at Fremont Temple as he is known to Rev. Sri Swamiji Maharaj since 1971. Number of devotees invited Sri Swamiji Maharaj for bhiksha (lunch) and to receive Swamiji’s blessings.
Corpus Christi (Texas) (July 16, 2006- July 19, 2006)
South Texas Hindu Society at Corpus Christi organized Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's three days long yoga teaching program at Hindu Temple Corpus Christi (TX). Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji arrived at Houston Airport on July16th night at 0 hrs. He was driven by Mr. Govind Nadkaniji and Mr. Bhanukant Patelji, which brought him to Corpus Christi at early dawn on July 17th at 4.30am.
It was nice to see Sri Swamiji Maharaj with his ever smiling and fresh mood after hectic overnight travel from California to Houston and to Corpus Christi. Number of medical practitioners and experts of medical sciences attended the yoga sharing.
On July 17, 2006 Sri Swamiji spoke at evening satsang upon the subject "Continuing our rich Hindu tradition to future generations". On July 18th Sri Swamiji Maharaj conducted group Sri Satya Narayan Pooja.
Thanks to the president and members as well as both learned priest of Sri Sri Sri Venkateshwar Temple to host Sri Swamiji's program. Sri Swamiji Maharaj is personally thankful to Smt. Bhakti & Sri Govind Nadkarniji and Ms. Nilaben Patel & Sri Bhanukant Patel to support Sri Swamiji's program at Corpus Christi. Also loving and sincere invitation of number of devotees brought Sri Swamiji to visit their homes and blessed them.
New Jersey (July 20, 2006 – July 23, 2006)
H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmananandaji’s New Jersey visit was planned systematically, meticulously, and purposefully by Smt. Joann Bhatia & Sri. Ajeet Bhatiaji, Mr. Karan, and Ms. Kevna. Yoga classes were conducted at Durga Mandir, Sri Ved Mandir and late Sri Swami Rama's (Himalayan Institute, Rishikesh) yoga center at South Brunswick, Milltown, and Bounton, New Jersey. Sri Swamiji's discourses were organized at South Brunswick, (East Hanover), at Sanatan Mandir- Parsippany (Berkley Heights) and at Kearny Mandir of New Jersey. Meeting of H. H Sri Swami Nityanandaji Maharaj, Mahamandaleshwar Shanti Mandir, (Bulsar- India) and disciple of Brahmleen Revered Sri Baba Mukatanandaji Maharaj of Ganeshpuriji, Mumbai was a great moments for all who witnessed the sight.
Respected Sri Haribhai, Sri Ajeet Kothariji, Smt. and Sri Vimal and pappu, Smt. and Sri Pinki and Deepak, Smt. and Sri Dimple and Dipak, Sri Pravin Shasthri, and Sri Sanjay Pandya supported the programs. Ms. Divyanka and Ms. Priyanka need a special thanks to look after publication and sale of CDs, DVDs, and ect. They were hardly ten and twelve years old but their efficiency, love and commitment for service were remarkable. May God and Gurudev bless both of them. Mrs. Roma and Mr. Ramesh Vazirani drove Sri Swamiji Maharaj from New Jersey to Coplay on Sunday, July 23 July early morning.
Coplay (Allentown, PA) July 23, 2006
Honoring a loving and sincere invitation of Revered H. H. Sri Sahebji of Anoopam Mission, Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj arrived on Sunday, July 23rd at Sri Swaminarayan spiritual and cultural centre, Coplay, Allentown PA.
A week long holy Srimad Bhagwat Katha by most famous Kathakar Sri Bhupendrabhai Pandya was concluded at noon on Sunday. Congressmen Mr. Kent, head of the district, his wife Mrs. Kent and Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj were honored by Rev. Sri Sahebji as well by Sri Bhupendrabhai Pandyaji
With H. H. Sri Sahebji at Anoopam Mission (USA)
On Vyasapith Rev. Sri Upendrabhai Pandya
Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj gave concluding speech and said, "Sri Bhupendrabhai by explaining the Tenth Cant of Srimad Bhagvatam has brought the very Vaikutha here at the Anoopam Mission." In Sri Bhupendrabhai Sri Swamiji found a great divinity incarnated. After Mahaprasad Sri Swamiji Maharaj was drove to Lansdale by Jayant Patel.
Lansdale (PA) (July 23, 2006 – July 25, 2006)
With great enthusiasm and love Smt. Jankiben and Smt. Padmaben Patel organized Yoga lessons and Satsang programs of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji at Lansdale (PA).
On Sunday, July 23rd evening at Bharatiya Temple, Montgomeryville, Sri Swamiji inaugurated the holy Bhagwat Katha by Pundit Sri Ramlalji Maharaj of holy Barsana ( Holy birthplace of Sri Sri Sri Radhaji) after visiting devotees' houses at late evening a discourse was organized upon the subject of meditation of Om! Other then Yoga teachings Sri Swamiji conducted workshop upon meditation its theory and practice in daily life, which was attended by a very large number of seekers of truth On July 25th afternoon Sri Swamiji flew to Charlotte( North Carolina).
Charlotte (North Carolina) (July 25, 2006 –July26, 2006)
H .H. Sri Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj arrived here on Tuesday, July 25th in late afternoon. He was cordially welcomed at airport by Smt. Bhabani Sarkar and number of devotees of Sri Swamiji Maharaj.
Satsang, Yagna and Pooja were organized at Smt. Bhabani and Sri Santanu Sarkar's home, Mrs. ILA and Mr. Paresh Patel's office Smt. Samiksha & Sri Gautam Bose's residence, Mrs. Shenoy's holy abode and Mrs. Rohini & Sri Hasmukh Rawal's residence which were followed with Breakfast, lunch and dinner bhiksha. On Thursday July 27th early morning Sri Swamiji Maharaj left for Augusta (Georgia).
Augusta (Georgia) (July 27, 2006)
On Thursday, July 27th Smt. Bhabani & Sri Santanu Sarkars drove Swamiji to Augusta at Sri Arun & Mallica Datta’s home. Here Vishva Kalyana Yajana was performed by Sri Swamiji Maharaj followed by satsang and lunch Bhiksha. All programs of Charlotte and Augusta were organized by the sincere efforts of Smt Bhabani Sarkar and Sri Paresh Patel. Thanks to both of them. May God bless them all.
Atlanta (Georgia) (July 27, 2006 – July 31, 2006)
Thanks to Sri Ravi Ponangiji for his sincere efforts for organizing Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaji's Satsangs and Yoga teaching program at Atlanta. Sri Raviji is a disciple of H. H. Sri Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. He is a fortunate devotee to have received Grace and Love of Late Sri Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj (Ex. President of Sri Ram Krishna Math and Mission, Bellur Math, Calcutta). Sri Ravigaru is Nishkam-Karmayogi, man of straight forwardness with divine qualities of a devotee, which Lord Krishna has enumerated in Bhagwat Gita. Sri Ravigaru organized Atlanta programs with moral support of Smt. Usha & Sri Dr. Prakash Desaiji and Smt. & Sri Shiv Aggarwalji.
Swamiji with Swami Yogeshanandaji a senior monk of Sri Ramakrishna monastic order in Atlanta.
Swamiji was received with temple honors at Hindu temple of Atlanta
Swamiji at the site of newly constructing Swami Narayan temple in Atlanta
Margot, a Yoga instructor from Atlanta honoring Swamiji
Demonstration By Senior yoga student
Sri Swamiji Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj commenced his Atlanta program with discourse at Vedanta center of Sri Ramakrishna Mission on Thursday, July 27, 2006. From Friday, July 28, 2006 to Sunday, July 30th morning Yoga sessions were organized at IACA Smyrna (Georgia) & afternoon Yoga sessions were held from Friday, July 28th to Monday, July 31st at Impact Conference Center of Sri Aggarwalji at Global Mall, Norcross. Sri Swamiji visited Hindu temple of Atlanta at Riverdale, addressed the children on Sunday, July 30 th and received blessings from Sri Swaminarayan temple of BAPS inspired by H. H Sri Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj. On Monday July 31st Sri Swamiji Maharaj addressed a gathering of yoga teachers as well as medical professionals at a special meeting organized at Global Mall's Impact Conference Center.
Sri Trushar Sanghavi, Sri Nirav Patani, Madam Margot Vaughan also deserve a special thanks for joining their support and services for organizing Sri Swamiji Maharaji's visit to Atlanta. From Atlanta Sri Swamiji proceeded to Ruidoso (New Mexico) on.
"Bend it Like Swami Adhyatmananda" - by Ravi Ponanagi, a journalist, India Tribune (Atlanta)
Report of "Divya Tour 2006" of Swami Adhyatmanandaji (June 9,
2006 - June 28, 2006)
Report of "Divya Tour 2006" of Swami Adhyatmanandaji (June 9, 2006 - June 28, 2006)
Arrival in USA - Chicago (June 9, 2006 to June 10, 2006))
Pujya Swamiji’s Divya Tour 2006 has commenced on
On June 10, 2006 forenoon, a satsang and lunch was arranged at Mr. Savsani's home and in the afternoon satsang was organized at Dr (Mrs.) Indira Shah's home of Yogeshwar Pariwar. Late evening Swamiji left for Troy, Michigan. He was received by a group of devotees at Detroit airport.
Program's at Detroit (June 11, 2006 - June 18, 2006)
Bharatiya Temple of Troy, (Michigan) organized Swamiji 's 661st Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Camp in the morning from 6.00am- 7.30 am. On June 11, 2006 in the forenoon every traditional welcome was accorded to Sri Swami Maharaj at the start of a week long program at the temple. Swamiji was honored by other puja also. Swamiji has been visiting this institution every time, he tours USA and devotees here have a special regards for him. It was a joyous time for all to have Swamiji amongst their midst. The enthusiasm was vibrating in each of their activities. A special worship of Shri Shiv Puran was performed by devotees, led by Smt. Sudha and Shri Rao Chalsani. The evening discourses by Swamiji on Shiv Puran at the auditorium everyday for two hours (up to June 17th) were well attended by devotees. A grand Ganesh Puja, Punya Hrithik Varnam and other special worship for Shri Vishnu Sahastrayanama Yajna, Punchshutam Homam, Gayatri and Rudra Yajna, Anjanya Homam and Durga Homam, Shri Maha Sourya Yajna, Bhoomi Pujan, Devta Pujan and Sankhaya Sthapana were performed in holy presence of His Holiness Sri Swamiji Adhyatmanadaji started on Friday, June 16th and concluded by mid-day on Sunday, June 18th. These entire function were organized for the expansion of existing Sri Laxmi Narayana Temple.
At Bhumi -Pujan ceremony , Troy Michigan
WPOH - The International Broadcasting center invited Swamiji to speak on the significance of Bhoomi Pujan and the need of temples for the forth-coming generation.
Swamiji was invited by number of devotees to their home for satsang & blessings. Also Swamiji addressed the graduating students at the important juncture in their lives from the high school to University at the meeting. Smt Anu Anand and Shri Arun Anand deserve a special thanks for hosting Swamiji and looking after his needs during his week long stay at Troy, Michigan. May God bless them with peace, joy, harmony and blessedness.
Program's at Toronto(Canada) (June 19, 2006- June 23, 2006)
On June 18, 2006, Rev. Swami Adhyatmanandji arrived at Shri Gur Mandir at dusk. A grand welcome was accorded to Swamiji Maharaj. Swamiji led a soul stirring kirtan. About five hundred devotees were happy to have Swamiji's darshan and satsang. They all had extended feast also at the conclusion of function .
From June19, 2006 - Jun 23, 2006 Morning Yoga, Pranayam & Meditation camp was organized at the famous Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple (6.am- 7.00 am) and Shri Radha Krishna Temple of Scarborough (8.00am- 9.00am). On Monday, June 19, 2006 evening satsang was held at Shri Swaminarayan Temple of BAP'S from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Shri Swamiji most humbly offered his Abhishek to Neelkanth Varni and shared the glorious memories of his time with Divine Holiness Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj.
Toronto program - Swamiji at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, with seniors & conducting Yoga class.
From June 20, 2006 to June 23, 2006 evening satsangs were held at Sri Rama Temple. Swamiji spoke on the subject of "Secret of Ramayana". He added, to live and lead virtuous life is the essence to learn from the life of Lord Sri. Rama. A special symposium for University students was organized at Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium of Toronto Reference Library. Here, Swamiji touched very essential subject like spirituality and science, how to bridge the gap? Yoga for peace, power and prosperity, Stress management through Yoga for executives and breathe for life. Entire session got lively and interesting through the participation by audience in the form of Questions and Answer. This special program was arranged by Ms. Manjari Bhatt. Similar session was held on the topic of "Meditation, its theory & Practice". Swamiji spoke on cultural heritage of India and its implication in modern education and culture for youth via religious education. it was followed by Question and Answer session at public Library, North York. Swamiji also paid a visit to " Yee Hong Center for Geriatric Care, Markham". Swamiji met all the seniors and gave a inspiring talk to be cheerful in all the conditions. Swamiji's presence brought joy and solace to them.
During his stay in Toronto Swamij was invited by number of families and corporate houses to grace and bless them. Farewell satsang for Rev. Swamiji was again organized at Shri Gur Mandir on Saturday, June 24th in the evening. Shri Swamiji Maharaj shared his view on the subject of Guru Mahima. He poured his heart content praising Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Guru Maharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. He added, to receive Guru's grace is to live by the ideals taught by GURU and not to worship the form of GURU.
Sri Kamlesh Dave and Smt. Smita Dave were Swamiji 's host. They worked whole-heartedly and organized the entire program of Toronto for which Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh and Shri Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad will be always grateful.
At Windsor (June 25, 2006)
On June 25, 2004 Swamiji arrived at late night to Windsor. A wonderful satsang was organized at the temple in Windsor. Sri Jayesh Bhatt needs special thanks for his share in arranging this satsang.
Toledo (Ohio) Program (June 25, 2006 - June 28, 2006)
On Sunday 25, Rev. Swamiji arrived at the Hindu Temple of Toledo, Ohio for his spiritual retreat in the forenoon. During his stay here, he conducted a special yoga symposium and workshop in the morning. People from diverse nations and cultures attended these classes. Young, old and children from all walks of life participated in these yoga classes enthusiastically. In the evening, he shared his spark of knowledge upon the subject of Glory of Shri Vishnu Sahasranama. Chief priest & Acharya of the temple Pandit Shri Anant Dixitji and Smt Binduben Mistry organized the entire program in Toledo. They deserve a special thanks. Swamiji proceeded to Chicago on Wednesday, June 28 late night.
Chicago program (June 29, 2006 – July 5, 2006)
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago hosted Rev. Swamiji’s seven days Yoga Camp in the morning from 6.00am to 7.30 am from Thursday, June 29 till July 5, 2006. Swamiji’s simple way of teaching Yoga attracted many to come from far and wide to attend the Yoga sessions early in the morning. It was attended by a large number of yoga enthusiasts including yoga teachers of all nationality. Swamiji taught preliminary flexibility exercises for the beginners and also taught advanced Yogasana postures, Pranayama including Sivananda Pranayama, Yoganidra, and Meditation techniques in detail at the request of others who are well advanced in the yoga field. The program was extremely well received and very much appreciated by all participants. Widely read “India Tribune” newspaper carried a press interview on Thursday afternoon of Pujya Swamiji and his mission of spreading the message of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. On Friday, June30th welcome satsang was arranged in the evening. Swamiji stressed the importance of daily Sadhana and living virtuous life. Swamiji’s evening discourses were being organized at various organizations namely, Hari Om Mandir, Sri. Gayatri Parivar, KP convention, Sri. Arbindo Kendra, Northeastern University , Sri BAP's Swami Narayana Mandir and Hindu temple of Greater Chicago.
Yoga at Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
Swamiji's program is scheduled in Chicago up to the long weekend, America’s Independence day (July 4th) and Holy Mahasamadhi Day of the Most Worshipful and Revered great Son (Sun) of mother India His Holiness Swami Vivekanadaji Maharaj.
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