Monday, December 31, 2012

सर्वांना नवीन वर्ष सुख आणि समृद्धीचे जाओ! Happy New Year!

 Hari Om

Wish you and family very Happy and Prosperous new year 2013!!!
We are glad to share P.P. Swamiji's attached message.

Over last 3 decades Shrutisagar Ashram is working with the Vision "To revive and establish  traditional Divine Philosophy of Non-Dualism throughout the world as this is the only solution to human sufferings and key to the highest state of happiness, peace within, upliftment and self contentment irrespective of one's cast, creed, race or religion."

During year 2012, P.P. Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati and  P.P. Swami Sthitaprandyanand Saraswati have been travelling all over Maharashtra to disseminate this pure knowledge.   Sadhakas are giving overwhelming response to Discourses by P.P. Swamiji and Shrimad Bhagavad Dnyanyadnya by P.P. Mataji.   We can look back activities during year 2012 years with great satisfaction.    Many of the new projects such as Ashram website, Ashram online store, social media websites, communication through emails and phone messages are directly inspired by your suggestions and ideas.   So keep them coming   We would like to know how we can improve so that the work of Ashram reaches you and others who are seeking pure knowledge.   Please help spread the word to further this noble cause by sharing Ashram Face book, Twitter, YouTube and Blogs.

Main projects of 2012 are Shivshakti Ashram construction project, Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti celebration, online presence, educational assistance to students in need in nearby villages and social activities through Dayanand Clinic such as free medical camps.   In year 2013 we are embarking on new online initiative "Ashram Blog".   Many of you suggested to communicate short topics in Marathi such as "How to Chant?" or "What are Upanishadas?".  Please visit Ashram Blog website, subscribe to blog RSS feeds, share blogs on your Facebook, Twitter and drop your comments.   In addition we will be starting Yogavashishta Camp every Sunday in Ashram.   Please contact us for the details.

It is possible only because of your wholehearted and loyal support, enthusiasm and your energy!!!   Every small or big help in terms of your time, money and other forms of support goes a long way to further this noble cause.

Highlights of year 2012

Year 2012 in Numbers:
·         2nd Shivshakti Ashram near Tryambakeshwar, Nashik in advanced construction phase
·         2nd Shrutisagar Ashram Adi Shankaracharya Puraskar celebration
·         500 students in need received their free notebooks and educational assistance from 3 surrounding villages
·         1100 people in need received free medical examination and treatments
·         400 people in need received free eye examination and spectacles/glasses
·         200+ days P.P. Swamiji and P.P. Mataji travelled tirelessly across Maharashtra disseminating knowledge
·         4 new Online websites launched including Ashram online store, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to engage sadhakas and increase awareness and simplified main Ashram website
·         65 Ashram YouTube videos watched by hundreds of visitors
·         5 new Ashram publications released
·         Many people touched by Ashram activities and Ashram online presence

20 Most watched 2012 YouTube videos

·         Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti - Nashik, 2012 (Shrutisagar Ashram) - Part 1

·         Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti - Nashik, 2012 (Shrutisagar Ashram) - Part 3

·         Nashik Shivshakti Ashram, Construction

·         PP Swami Sthitaprandyanand Saraswati - Shrimad Bhagavad Dyanayadnya - Part I

·         Shreemad Bhagawat Dnyanyadnya - Pachora, P. P. Mataji

·         Gurupournima Utsav 2012 - Param Poojya Swamiji's Blessings Part 1

·         Gurupournima Utsav 2012 - Param Poojya Mataji's Blessings

·         Gurupournima Utsav 2012 - Param Poojya Bade Maharaj's Blessings

·         Unveiling of Shrutisagar Ashram store web site: Authentic Vedanta and Bhagvad Gita literature

·         Free Medical Camp January 2012 - Shivshakti Ashram, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

·         Namasmaranache Manashastra (Psychology of chanting) - Who is God?

·         Param Poojya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati's Aashirwachan at the "Chaitanyapeeth Lokaarpan"

·         Death and Rebirth - Process of Death

·         Death and Rebirth - Factors that determine next birth - Part 2

·         A young lady's personal experience of Guru's grace

·         Param Poojya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati's Aashirwachan on Awateerna Din

·         Param Poojya Swamiji's Aashirwachan at Devi Stotrani Inauguration

·         Param Poojya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati's discourse on Omkar Rahasya

·         Omkaar Rahasya - The aim of Omkaar Upasana

·         Param Poojya Swamiji speaking on World Peace at U3A Conference


14 Most viewed 2012 photo albums on Facebook (may need to login to your Facebook account)
·         Shri Krishna Janmotsav, 2012
·         Gurupournima Utsav, 2012
·         Upasana book - Excerpts
·         Publication of Devi Stotrani
·         Devi Stotrani CD Launch

5 Vedant Research Center - Major Publications in year 2012 - Available on Ashram Online Store
·         Book, "Prashnopanishad"
·         MP3 audio CD, "Devi Stotrani"
·         MP3 audio CD, "Namasmaranache Manashastra (Psychology of Chanting)"
·         MP3 audio CD, "Sant Tukaramanche Bara Abhang"
·         MP3 audio CD, "Omkar Rahasya (Secret of Omkar)"

10 Best seller  publications in year 2012 - Available on Ashram Online Store
·         Set,  Adi Shankaracharya
·         Set, Ashram Book Collection
·         Book, Prashnopanishad
·         MP3 CD, Devi Stotrani
·         Set, Top Ten Books
·         Set, Upanishad-Vedanta
·         Set, Education
·         Set, Stotras
·         MP3 CD, Namsmaranache Manashastra
·         Set, Meditation

Notable Programs/Celebrations in 2012 in Shrutisagar Ashram:
·         Mahashivaratri (Feb 20): Vocal - Smt. Anuradha Marathe, Smt. Aruna Angal
·         10 days Sadhana Camp by P.P. Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati in Marathi.  Topic "Atma Bodha" by Adi Shankaracharya,  Shrutisagar Ashram, Pune (Dec 1- Dec 10)
·         Shrutisagar Ashram organized an event where notebooks were distributed for free (Jun 26)
·         Gurupournima (Jul 3)
·         Shri Krishna Janmotsav (Aug 9)
·         Navchandi Yaag (Aug 24): Vocal Smt.  Shaila Datar, Smt. Anuradha Marathe
·         Gudipadhava (Mar 23)
·         Free notebook and school supply distribution to small children in Phulgaon and surrounding villages

Notable Programs in 2012 in Shivshakti Ashram (Under construction)
·         Free notebook and school supply distribution to small children in Vadholi and Mulegaon
·         Free medical camps for health check up and eye examinations with free distribution of medicines for the people in Vadholi and Mulegaon  (Feb 5)
·         Bhumipujan - Nashik Shakti Temple (22 Nov)
·         Narmada Jayanti (30 Jan): Kanyabhojan and Narmada Pujan 

Main Programs in 2012 across Maharashtra:
·         "Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti" 26th April, 2012, Nashik. Mahamandaleshwar Shreemad Swami Kashikanand Giriji Maharaj received "Bhagavdpujyapad Adi Shankaracharya Puraskar-2012" at the hands of P.P. Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati for his significant contribution to Vedanta study and Sanskrit.
·         Launch of new MP3 CD "Devi Stotrani" on 14th September: Vocal - Smt.  Shaila Datar, Smt. Anuradha Marathe, Smt. Aruna Angal
·         Weeklong Discourses  - Devi Saptashati
·         Kopargaon (Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2012)
·         Discussion on need for Spiritualily and Sanatan Dharma in age of Science - P.P. Mataji and Dr. Shankar Gowarikar
·         Nashik (Feb 10, 2012)
·         Shrimad Bhagavad Dnyanyadnya
·         Nashik (Feb 6 - Feb 9, 2012)
·         Ahmednagar (May 2 - May 8, 2012)
·         Pune, Nigadi (Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2012)
·         Pachora, Jalgaon (Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2012)
·         Weeklong Discourses - Namasmaranache Manas Shastra - Psychology of chanting
·         Satara (May 6 - May 10, 2012)
·         Pune (May 12 - May 18, 2012)
·         Nashik (Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2012)
·         Pune (Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2012)
·         Weeklong Discourses - Mrutyu and Punarjanma - Death and Rebirth
·         Borivali, Mumbai (Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2012)
·         Pune (Mar 15 -Mar 21, 2012)
·         Nashik (Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2012)
·         Pune (Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2012)
·         Pune (Nov 2 - Nov 8, 2012)
·         Sangli (Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2012)
·         Weeklong Discourses - Sukhi Jeevanache Rahasya - Secret of Happy Life
·         Pune (Jun 7 - Jun 12, 2012)
·         Nagpur (Oct 25 - Oct 28, 2012)
·         Weeklong Discourses - Omkar Rahasya - Secret of Omkara
·         Pune (Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2012)
·         Pune (Oct 9 - Oct 15, 2012)
·         Nashik (Nov 19 - Nov 22, 2012)
·         Weeklong Discourses - 12 Abhang - Shree Sant Shreshtha Tukaram Maharaj
·         Bandra, Mumbai (Dec 14 - Dec 20 , 2012)
·         Weeklong Discourses - Prarabdha & Purushartha 
·         Jalgaon Jamod (August 3 - August 8, 2012)

Additional weekly events in Shrutisagar Ashram, Pune:
·         Devi Ashtottar Archana
·         Shree Dakshinamurty Ashtottar Archana
·         108 Times Chanting of Shri Ganapati Atharvashirsham & Abhishekam to Shri Siddhivinayak
·         Shree Durgasaptashati Pathanam & Havan
·         Shri Vishnu Sahastranam Pathanam
·         Shree Durgasaptashati Pathanam & Havan
·         Shri Vishnu Sahastranam Pathanam
·         Laghurudrabhishekam to Lord Dakshinamurty & Laghurudra Pathan

Thank you to all volunteers who have been helping in any way they can to make these projects and programs possible.   With your continued support we look forward to make substantial progress in Shivshakti Ashram construction in year 2013 and engage you in meaningful way to further this noble cause.

Hari Om

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