Yogapeeth Events

Basant Panchami

From 14th to 16th February, Basant Panchami was held at Yajnashala to celebrate the Foundation Day of Bihar School of Yoga. Ashram residents conducted the aradhana and havan, to the chanting of stotras. In his satsang, Swamiji spoke on the role of Brahma and Saraswati, and the difference between vidya and jnana, as wisdom and knowledge. Swami Shivadhyanam spoke on the tradition of BSY.


On 11th March, Sivaratri was observed at Akhara with havan and the chanting of stotras.

Holikan Dahan

On 28th March, Holikan Dahan was celebrated at Yajnashala. In his satsang, Swamiji explained the story of Prahlad and the invincible power of faith and devotion.


On 29 March, Holi was celebrated at Yajnashala with havan, the chanting of stotras, many colours and a joyful atmosphere. Swamiji spoke on the teaching and meaning contained in this festival.

Birth anniversary of Ammaji

On 26th May, the day of Buddha Poornima, the 98th birth anniversary of Swami Dharmashakti Saraswati, the first disciple of Sri Swamiji was commemorated with havan conducted with the chanting of Sundarkand. Swamiji released a touching video presentation on the life of Swami Dharmashakti that he had prepared and designed himself. A few sannyasins brought to life the memory of Ammaji by sharing some inspiring and moving experiences with her.

International Day of Yoga

On 21 June, the International Day of Yoga was observed with a yoga session conducted as per the BSY program issued on the occasion. The focus this year was on breath and healthy lungs, and the program consisted of yoga capsules of asana, pranayama, mantra chanting, relaxation and meditation. Incorporated into the daily routine, these capsules create a yogic lifestyle which everyone can experience.

In the afternoon, all residents were given a mantra or stotra to chant at different locations at Ganga Darshan and Paduka Darshan. This offering or Mantrapushpanjali, was dedicated to Sri Swamiji who was instrumental in making yoga a world culture.

Guru Poornima

On 24 July, Guru Poornima was celebrated at Satyam Vatika. Swamiji conducted paduka poojan, and sannyasins performed havan. Swamiji’s satsang was livestreamed and devotees around the world received Swamiji’s inspiration on this auspicious day.


On 4th November, Diwali was celebrated in Yajnashala with chanting of stotrams and bhajans. The ashram was sparkling with the lights of hundreds of candles.

Sri Swami Satyananda’s Birthday

Sri Swami Satyananda’s birthday was celebrated as Satyam Poornima. A five- day program was jointly organized by Ganga Darshan Vishwa Yogapeeth and Paduka Darshan. On the banks of Ganga, abhishek of twelve Sivalingams and Satyameshwar was conducted to the chanting of stotras.


On 24th December, Christmas Eve was celebrated at Ganga Darshan with the singing of Christmas songs and carols by the residents. On 25th December, havan was conducted with Ishu Namavali, the hundred names of Jesus, and Satyananda Ashtottara Shatanamavali.

Year End Program

On 31st December, the year 2021 ended in front of Chhaya Samadhi with havan and Swamiji’s best wishes for the coming year.