Commemorating the Mahasamadhi of Sri Swami Satyananda at the South African School of Yoga

The Maha Samadhi of Sri Swamiji

At midnight on the 5th December 2009, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati attained the highest state of Maha Samadhi. This is no coincidence, but an indication of auspiciousness. On the 6th December he was given Bhu Samadhi (he was placed into the earth in a seated lotus position) at Rikhiapeeth.  The day and the event of Maha Samadhi was chosen by Sri Swamiji himself and the 5th and 6th days of each month will abound with blessings, spiritual energy and radiance. These days are considered sacred and special pooja’s (offerings) and worship are conducted every month. This is being conducted all over the world in Satyananda ashrams and centres including our South African School of Yoga. For the benefit of all devotees and spiritual aspirants a simple sadhana(practice) has been given by Swami Niranjan, the spiritual successor of Sri Swamiji to be practised on he 5th and 6th day of every month. This sadhana is a means of offering ones devotion, adoration and worship to Sri Swamiji and to come into alignment with the higher vibrations of illumined consciousness emanating at that time. During this Sadhana, it is most important to keep your heart open, be innocent like a child and full of faith and you will experience the grace and blessings of Sri Swamiji manifesting in your life.– follow this link to keep up with Living Yoga with Swami Niranjan

– Message from Swan

           Day View of the Mahasamadhi Sthal, Rikhiapeeth, Jarkhand, India

  Night View of the Mahasamadhi Sthal, Rikhiapeeth, Jarkhand, India

Guru Bhakti Yoga Anusthan(practice) for the 5th and 6th of each month.

  • At the South African School of Yoga – a place of worship has been created and inaugurated, a jyoti (candle) placed, photo of our beloved Sri Swamiji and Sri Swami Sivananda. Flowers adorn the alter daily and incense burns on a regular basis.
  • Havan (fire ceremony) will be conducted during the mantras for both morning and evening Sadhana’s (practices). If not possible we will simply chant the mantra’s.

 Sadhana for the 5th and 6th mornings

  •  Bhajans- devotional songs
  • Guru Paduka Stotra– during which Swami Sivananda should be worshiped.
  • Guru Stotra– during which Swami Santayana should be worshiped.
  • Vishnu Sahasranama (1008 names of Vishnu) with ‘Svaha’ after each name. Those who cannot chant Vishnu Sahasranama 1008 times, should chant:   ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Svaha’ 108 times (One full mala)
  • Maha Mantra Kirtan- Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Sadhana for 5th and 6th Evenings

  •  Bhajans– devotional songs
  • Guru Stotra with worship of Sri Swamiji
  • Durga Battisnam (32x names of Durga) x11
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra by 108
  • Satyananda Gayatri by 108 (Om Paramahamsavadhoota Vidmahe, Satyanandaya Dhimahi, Tanno Guru Prachodayata ‘Svaha’)
  • Kirtan– Any Guru Kirtan can be sung

Should anybody wish to participate in the above, please contact Swami Kamalavidya who does her private commemorating during each and every month. 

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