Hanuman Chalisa Satsang: Oct 2016

The Oct 2016 edition of the monthly ‘Hanuman Chalisa Satsang‘ was organized at Vedanta Ashram by Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji on 23rd Oct, the 2nd last Sunday of the month. The last Sunday is Diwali, so the program was preponed.






The program started with lovely & spirited Bhajans by the regular Bhajan Mandali, and then after the arrival & welcome of Poojya Guruji the Hanuman Chalisa was chanted by everyone. Then followed his hour-long enlightening pravachan.



He continued from the topic of 11th & 12th chaupayi where Hanumanji went & brought the Sanjeevani booti, and after the successful treatment of Lakshmanji there was joy all over. Bhagwan Sri Ram was over-joyed and full of gratitude & blessings for Hanumanji. He embraced him with a tight hug.

Poojya Guruji said that it is worthy to be seen that every endeavor we or even gods undertake has its own obstacles. Hanumanji faced two life-threatening obstacles on his way to Himalayas & back. One was of Kaalneemi and other was being shot by Bharatji when he was flying over Ayodhya. With his wisdom he handled both these obstacles very nicely and completed his mission well in time. This is what every devotee needs to learn from Hanumanji. One never fear obstacles, they are part of every journey & goal. In fact bigger the goal, bigger will be the obstacles. Grace of God is not in somehow bypassing an obstacle, and keeping on getting favorable circumstances, but in having the inner strength & wisdom to handle all the obstacles. Obstacles basically come & test us. whether we truly deserve the goal or not. So one should always pray for Bal, Buddhi & Vidya rather than just some fruits of action.

The other point he raised & clarified was that we should know that the happiness of our Gurus & Gods is the only indication of our righteousness, which at times is very difficult to judge. Bhagwan was happy so Hanumanji was happy. He said that it is worthy to be noted that the happiness of Hanumanji was not in his success, but was because of the happiness of Bhagwan Ram. This s very important for every devotee to know. When someone praises us, then we can feel happy & elated, this is the joy of ego-satisfaction, of our self being good, special & important etc, but this is dangerous trap & path to take. When we depend on joy on someone, then we open the gates for inevitable & unnecessary sorrows too. Sorrows come not because someone has said or done something, but basically because it was different from what we expected. Sorrow is just shattering of our personal expectations. While we do not have control on what others do or say, but we do have control on our expectations. We need to learn the art of working without expectations. Just as we are free so also give freedom to others to act & think as they wish. Goal we need to have, but our joys need to come from something deeper & subjective. Maybe in invoking our latent potentials to face any situation, or in  retaining our equanimity in all testing situations. This is the way of wise ones. It is worthy to be noted that while Ramji was so elated and showering all blessings to Hanumanji, there is no mention of any special emotional response of Hanumanji. He takes all this praise very humbly & gracefully. He must be certainly happy – not because of his personal praise, but because of the happiness of Bhagwan Ram. Bhakti is all about Tat Sukh-sukhitvam. When one learns to free oneself from expectations from others, then thereafter we become as though insulated from all sorrows of life. It is this inner transformation which is thee real blessing.

In the end Poojya Guruji wished everyone a very Happy Diwali, and then there was the Aarti & finally the prasad.



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Gita Gyana Yagna, Bhubaneswar

A week-long GITA GYANA YAGNA by Poojya Swamini Samatanandaji was organized at Sivananda Samskrutik Kendra, Bhubaneswar, Orissa from 20th to 26th Oct 2016. This is her third GGY there. The subject matter of the twin discourse series are Gita Chapter 3 and Kathopanishad 1-3. She was received at the Airport by ShRajesh Kumar and Swami Sreenivasanandaji of DLS, Bhubaneswar.




Sh Rajesh Kumar did all the hard work for organizing the pravachan series and its publicity. The arrangements for her stay etc were made very nicely at the Sant Nivas of the Ashram. Slowly & steadily a good group of inquisitive devotees are getting involved in the pravachans – which are all in Hindi.





This entry was posted on October 24, 2016, in GGY, Mission.

Gita Gyana Yagna, Jalgaon

A week-long GITA GYANA YAGNA by P. Sw. Poornanandaji was organized at Dutt Mandir, Jalgaon from 13th to 19th Oct. The subject matter of the twin discourse series were Gita Chapter 7 and Upadesha Saaram. The pravachans were in Marathi.


This entry was posted on October 20, 2016, in GGY, Mission.

Ashtami / Sanyas Deeksha Day / Dasshera Programs

On 10th Oct was the 29th Sanyas Deeksha Day of Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji. A day before this was the Durga-Ashtami, on which day we do shringar of the Mataji’s statue inside the giant Shiv-Linga on the terrace, and do her puja. We clubbed both these programs together and decided to celebrate on Ashtami, which was also Sunday.




Lovely shringar was done of Mataji and then lots of devotees & ashramites got together to do prayers & bhajans. Later we did aarti of Mataji and everyone got her darshan. Being Navratri there was phalhari prasad for everyone.





On 10th Oct Poojya Guruji did the Paduka Pujan of Padukas which were given to him by his Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji.



On 11th Oct the Dasshera day, which is also the Sthapana Diwas of Ashram, we first did the Puja of the giant Shiv-Linga on the terrace. This is done once a year by some youngster. This year also this was done by Angad Kapoor. Later we did Vahan & Instruments puja.








Later in the evening a Cultural Program was organized. After some Bhajans, a Jokes Program was presented by Sh Manohar Agarwal. Later there was prasad for all.





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Mahashivratri (Vedanta) Camp – Feb 2017

A six days residential Mahashivratri (Vedanta) Camp is being organized at the Vedanta Ashram, Sudama Nagar, Indore. The Camp will be of five days from 19th to 24th Feb 2017, and the conclusion will be with the celebration of Mahashivratri on the 24th Feb.


Camp Acharyas:

The pravachans will be conducted by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji and Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji. The Meditation and Chanting sessions will be by Poojya Swamini Samatanandaji, while the Puja sessions will be guided by Poojya Swamini Poornanandaji.

Venue :

Vedanta Ashram, E/2948, Sudama Nagar, Indore-452009 (MP)

Subjects :

Pravachans on Brahmanande Vishayananda ( Panchadashi Ch-14); and Pravachans on ‘Values’ in Gita Chapter-13 (sloka 7 to 11)‘.

All the sessions will be in Hindi.

Who can apply:

Any healthy, sincere devotee who can live in the simple & austere atmosphere of an Ashram, without any complaints & problems, and wish to study Vedanta at the feet of traditional teachers can apply. The campers will have to stay inside the venue for all these six days. They will be given rooms with twin sharing. There are few rooms with atached bath/Lat, while others have common bath/lat facilities. No outing during the camp is allowed, and if at all there is some emergency they will take permission of the Acharyas to go out.

No outside food is permitted or encouraged. The timings of food & tea is fixed, and the menu is simple & sattwic. Filtered water is available 24×7.

Campers should be ready to serve in whatever way necessary to help keep the place clean & quiet.

All campers will have to attend all the classes and should be punctual to be in the class few minutes before.

Campers will just have to bring their minimum necessary clothes and toiletries. Bedding will be provided by the Ashram.

Routine :

6.00 AM – Meditation

6.30 – Tea

6.45 – Chanting

8.00 – Breakfast

9.00 – Two Pravachans on the ‘Brahmanande Vishayananda‘ (by Poojya Guruji)

12.30 – Lunch

4.00 PM – Tea

5.00 – Pravachan on ‘Values’ Gita Chapter-13 (sloka 7 to 11)‘ (by Swamini Amitanandaji)

6.30 – Temple Aarti

7.30 – Dinner

8.30 – Bhajan / Que & Ans / Cultural events

10.00 – Lights off

Travel Plans:

The Campers will have to reach the venue latest by 18th Feb evening and can leave by 25th Feb as per their conveniences. Any change will have to be notified earlier.


1. Please fill up the online Registration Form by following the link or check out the form below.

2. All the classes are free, but the campers have to take care of the various stay & food expenses etc. The fee for all these logistics, per person, has been fixed at Rs 4500/- for the six days stay. This amount can be deposited in any branch of HDFC Bank. The account details are:

1. Name: Vedanta Parmarthic Sewa Trust

2. A/C No. 02811000003766. (Branch: Annapoorna Road, Indore / Acc: Savings)

3. Inform us by email about the date & branch of deposit – along with your details.

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Vedanta Sandesh – Oct 2016

The Oct edition of Vedanta Sandesh was published as planned on 1st Oct 2016. Vedanta Sandesh is the English monthly eMagazine of International Vedanta Mission, containing inspiring and enlightening articles, snippets, quotes of Vedanta & Hinduism, and news of the activities of Vedanta Mission. The cover page is dedicated to the festival of Diwali which is coming later this month.

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This entry was posted on October 1, 2016, in Magazines.

Gita Gyana Yagna, Lucknow

A week-long Gita Gyana Yagna by Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji was conducted at Hariom Mandir, Lucknow from 18th to 24th Sept 2016. 

The subject matter of the twin discourse series were Gita Chapter 9, and Amrutbindu Upanishad.








During one of the days P. Swaminiji along with various other members of Vedanta Mission went to the residence of Darshika Misraji who expired just few days back. They paid their condolences by chanting Bhagwad Gita.






This entry was posted on October 1, 2016, in GGY, Mission.

Hanuman Chalisa Satsang: Sept 2016

On 25th Sept, the last Sunday of the month we had the monthly ‘Hanuman Chalisa Satsang’. The weather was lovely and dot at 6.30 PM the bhajans started. After about 45 mins Poojya Guruji started the chanting of Hanuman Chalisa, and thereafter followed an hour long enlightening pravachan by him on the 11th & 12th chaupayi – लाए सजीवन लखन जियाए, श्री रघुवीर हरष उर लाए ।। ११ ।।  राहुपति किन्ही बहुत बड़ाई, तुम मम प्रिय भरत सम भाई ।। १२ ।।




The topic under discussion was the amazing & divine qualities of Hanumanji, and how he alone was the one who always made impossible into possible, and thus kept on serving Bhagwan Sri Ram and his divine cause of the well-being of everyone. When Lakshmanji was hit by the powerful shakti of Meghnad he had fainted. It was Hanumanji who brought Lakshmanji to Ramji’s camp immediately when Meghnad was trying to take Lakshmanji’s body as an offering to his father Ravana. But it was for Hanumanji was fought with them and got the body of Lakshmanji. Then it was the bringing of Sushena Vaidya, as per the advise of Vibhishan, and that also along with his whole house, another impossible work, in a short time. Then came the prescription of Sushena Vaidya, that he needs a special herb – Sanjeevani booti, and that also before sunrise tomorrow, then the life of Lakshmanji can be saved. It was already almost the sunset time, and this booti was available only on a particular mountain called Dronagiri in the Himalayas – so this was another almost impossible task. Hanumanji was asked to try to get it, and off he went flying on his next mission impossible.

Every endeavor has its obstacles. Bigger the goal bigger are the obstacle. To pray for achieving some goal without any obstacles is to live in a fools paradise. The blessings of God is not really in the absence of obstacles, but in having the strength & wisdom to be handle any crisis with all ones strength & wisdom. This is what dharma truly provides us. Even Gods have to work hard, face obstacles, apply themselves intelligently & consistently then alone results are got. On his journey to Himalayas & back Hanumanji faced two terrible obstacles. The first one was by the deception of a Kapati Muni, and the second one was being shot down by Bharatji when Hanumanji was flying over Ayodhya. He handled both these situations very intelligently and brought not only the Sanjeevani booti, but the entire Dronagiri to Lanka to Ramji’s camp – well in time.

Poojya Guruji told the story of Kapati Muni. There was an uncle of Ravana, called Kaalneemi, he was endowed with amazing powers. Ravana, who had by his spies had already got the message of the developments at Ramji’s camp that Hanumanji has gone to get a particular booti and has to get it before sunrise the next day, so he asked Kaalneemi, to somehow stop Hanumanji till next day morning, and if possible kill him too. Even if he cannot be killed, it will be enough if he is delayed – then atleast Lakshmanji will not be saved. So Kaalneemi flies faster than Hanumanji and in a serene place with a lake creates the mirage of an Ashram there, and himself takes the form of a saint. There he sat on flat stone in meditation posture and started chanting the name of Ramji. This wily person knew that the bait should always be as per the catch. As Hanumanji was passing over the Ashram of this deceptive saint, he heard the lovely name of Ramji coming out of a serene Ashram, so inquisitively he stopped to check. Here the so demon in the form of saint was waiting and was happy that the fish has been caught. Very lovingly he handled Hanumanji and that he is very happy to see & meet a devotee of Ramji and would wish to initiate him into some more secrets of life & bhakti. Even though Hanumanji told him that right now he is in a hurry and will come later, but as an omniscient person he said that he knows all about his mission etc, and this knowledge will only help him further. Hesitatingly Hanumanji agreed, and was asked to go and take a dip in the lake nearby and come soon. When Hanumanji went to the lake and was taking a dip, there was a huge crocodile there who caught him, and a fight ensued. Hanumanji killed that crocodile, and just then an Apsara appeared there, and said that ‘I bow down to you, O Pavanputra Hanuman! I had been waiting for you for such  long time. I had been cursed to live like a crocodile for some inadvertent sin, and I was told at that time that one day Ram-bhakta Hanuman will come and free you from the curse. Thanks for liberating me from the curse. Now that you have liberated me I will help you too. I will tell you the secret of this so called saint – he is in fact a Rakshasa called Kaalneemi, and he has created all this ashram as a bait to catch & kill you. So please beware’. Hanumanji thanks the Apsara, and then goes and faces the saint. Without wasting too much time, he tells him that he knows his truth and such a person needs to be killed immediately. Not only he kills him but also throws him so far that he lands in the palace of Ravana, who immediately got the message that his mission has failed.

Later after deciding to get the whole Dronagiri, he was flying back, and that was when Bharat saw something huge flying above Ayodhya, he was highly alert and was protecting Ayodhya very nicely, so seeing this as something unusual he shot, and down came Hanumanji, while chanting the name of Ramji. On hearing the name of Ramji, Bharat was surprised and folding his hands he introduced himself and also asked who he was. This was an unexpected blessing for Hanumanji who was meeting the dear brother of Sri Ram, about whom he had been hearing so often. Hanumanji also introduced himself and briefly told the entire story – as to how Sitaji was kidnapped by Ravana, how Ramji finally reached Lanka to rescue her, that right now a fight is going on, and that he is taking some special herbs asked by the vaidya for the treatment of Laksmanji was has been hit. All this was bolt from the blue for Bharat, who felt very bad for hitting Hanumanji and thus delaying him. He also wanted to go & help, but was asked by Hanumanji to not plan any such thing. Ramji is enough. He nevertheless felt very bad that because of him Ramji and the entire family was going through all this problems. However, Hanumanji consoles him and assures him that  wherever Ramji is there can be no problems, but blessings and also the end of all problems.

So Hanumanji faced two impediments and he handled both of these very intelligently and also fulfilled his mission well in time. Everyone were obviously highly elated to see Hanumanji back. Sushena Vaidya too was surprised that Hanumanji brought the whole Dronagiri, he got the necessary herbs and then asked Hanumanji to take the Dronagiri back and put it in the place from where he had brought – which he of course did. Twice in the night he made the trip to Himalayas on that day. It was indeed the mission impossible. No one could ever have dreamt it to complete. Ramji was over joyed, and embraced Hanumanji and said that Hanumanji is as dear to him as Bharat. Hanumanji now knew what this really meant, because he had now met Bharatji.





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Vedanta Sandesh – Sept 2016

The Sept edition of Vedanta Sandesh was published on 1st Sept 2016. This is the third issue in the new avatar of VS. The cover page is dedicated to Mataji, because Navratras is coming later this month.


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This entry was posted on September 1, 2016, in Magazines.

Hanuman Chalisa Satsang: Aug 2016

The Aug edition of the monthly Hanuman Chalisa Satsang was organized on 28th – the last Sunday of the month. As ususal the Satsang program started with lovely spirited bhajans by the Das Bagichi Bhajan Mandali. Later when Poojya Guruji came on the Vyasa Peetha, he was welcomed by Sh Sunil Kumar Oza, and later everyone chanted Hanuman Chalisa, and lead by Poojya Guruji everyone did Ram-Naam Sankirtan, and then started the main pravachan. Poojya Guruji started & also concluded his pravachan of the 11th chaupayi – लाय  सजीवनि लखन जियाये। श्री रघुवीर हरष उर लाए ।।







Poojya Guruji first briefly summarized his last discourse (10th chaupayi), and then started the discourse on the next one. Hanumanji represents a completely evolved & wise man – blessed with a holistic personality. Very strong body, a very sensitive heart and also a very sharp intellect – capable of handling any situation in life at the spur of the moment. Such people never wish & pray to change the situations but take is as an opportunity – to further the cause of Ishwar. This proficiency of handling various challenging situations so intelligently & dexterously is being sung here by Goswami Tulsidasji.  In the next chaupayi another almost impossible situation is being mentioned in which only Hanumanji could & did act. That was the life-saving chapter of Lakshmanji – the younger brother of Bhagwan Sri Ram.

Ravana was fast losing the battle with Ramji in his own home turf. Now a terrible news came about the fall of Kumbhakarana. This was extremely shocking for Ravana and also for his Army & people. It was a great morale booster for Ramji’s forces. So Ravana planned to target Lakshman first. For that he deputed his celebrated son Indrajit Meghnad. The mission was to use any weapon or strategy to kill Lakshman. When Meghnad went to the battlefront the next day, a very fierce battle ensued. When all his weapons were proving to be fruitless, he decided to use his special weapon of Shakti on Lakshmanji, and then finally Lakshmanji fell – unconscious. There was celebrations in Ravana’s camp, and they planned to take the body of Lakshman to Ravana. However, inspite of all their efforts, they could not even move the body, and at that time Hanumanji suddenly appeared and flew away with the body of Lakshmanji to his camp. Ramji was terribly shocked with this development and in his profound grief, he even decided to end his life. Vibhashan coaxed him and told him that as the pulse of Lakshman was still there, so he should not give up hope, but try to revive him at the earliest. He told Ramji about a great physician in Lanka, Sushena Vaidya, who could revive & cure just anything & anyone. Hanumanji was given the task of getting him at the earliest. Hanumanji went to Lanka, and requested the celebrated physician to come urgently. When Hanumanji saw that Sushena was showing some reservations of trying to cure an enemy person, then Hanumanji lifted the Vaidya along with his house and brought him to his camp. On seeing Vibhishan there all his reservations vanished and he got to his job. Even though all his medicines were also there with him, as his whole house had been brought, but he said that there is hope for Lakshman if he could be given Sanjeevani booti before sunrise tomorrow morning. He said that this booti was only available on a particular mountain in the Himalayas, and that was Dronagiri. Sugreeva knew that again it was Hanumanji alone who could get this work done, and asked him to go. Sushena Vaidya told Hanumanji of the special characteristics of the herb and he left immediately.

In the meantime Ravana came to know about this development, and asked a Rakshasa called Kalnemi (Ravana’s chacha) to go and obstruct the way of Hanumanji. His mission was clear, just delay Hanumanji. Kalnemi took the form of a tapasvi and was seen doing Bhajan of Ramji. As Hanumanji was very thirsty he stopped at his Ashram, and initially believed the false sage, and went to the river to take a dip, there a crocodile came and a fight ensued in which it was killed, and out of that killed crocodile appeared a dev-kanya. She told him that she was earlier cursed to take up the form of a crocodile and she was told that it will be Hanumanji who will liberate her from that curse. She thanked Hanumanji and told him a secret that this sage is in fact Kalnemi Rakshasa, and has taken this form to kill him with deception. Hanumanji thanked the kanya, and then went to Kapati-Muni and immediately killed him, and threw him far off to Lanka.

Hanumanji continued his journey and reached Dronagiri, and as he could not identify the herbs, and lifted the whole mountain and took it with him. Everyone was desperately waiting for him and he arrived just in time for Sushena Viadya to get the herb and save the life of Lakshman. Ramji was highly elated & obliged to all what Hanumanji had done.

In the end there was sankirtan, aarti and prasad.




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