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Ganga Darshan News and Events



Buddha Poornima

On 14th May on the occasion of Buddha Poornima, a special program was conducted at Satyam Udyan in memory of Swami Dharmashakti. Pandits from Shivalaya, Munger, conducted Rudrabhishek and Sri Yantra abhishek to the chanting of Rudri Path.

At the Satyananda Ashram in Rajnandgaon devotees celebrated Ammaji's birthday with havan and the chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya mantra and Gayatri mantra.

BSY Courses

From February to May, the four-month Yogic Studies course (Hindi) was conducted at Ganga Darshan. Thirteen ladies and 48 men attended the course. They came from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, as well as from Finland and Nepal. Classes were conducted by Swami Shivdhyanam, Sannyasis Satyapriya, Shraddhamati, Soumyashakti, Yogashraddha, and the tutorials were given by Swami Gyanbhikshu, Swami Nirmalananda, Swami Taponidhi and Swami Shivdhyanam.

Skill Foundation, Patna

From 10th to 19th May, a group of 25 children, 5 trainers and three adults from the Patna Skill Foundation came to Ganga Darshan. The children participated in asana, pranayama and yoga nidra classes and enjoyed yoga games while here. Ashram residents, students and guests experienced their lively presentation of the Ramayana performed in perfect English. This was the sixth batch of Skill Foundation children to visit Ganga Darshan.


Madhya Pradesh

On 22nd April, Swami Nirmalananda delivered a one-hour lecture on the 'Role of yoga on health and samskaras of a child during pregnancy'. The lecture was arranged by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the Kasturba Hospital run by BHEL, Bhopal, for pregnant mothers. About 30 expectant mothers attended and the talk was well received.

On 23rd April, another lecture was organized for the doctors and paramedical staff of Kasturba Hospital, by their Research Director. The topic was 'Chakras and their role in behaviour and diseases'. About 25 participants attended the one-hour session, conducted by Swami Nirmalananda.

The research centre run by BHEL, Bhopal, organized a three-day shivir for their regular participants. 40 to 45 people of mixed age group and gender attended. Swami Nirmalananda and Sannyasi Vasundhara conducted the one-hour sessions which included the practices of mantra, asana, pranayama, trataka, Om chanting and yoga nidra.


From 19th to 25th May, a yoga shivir was organized by the Yoga Mitra Mandal, Bilaspur. Swami Vigyan Chaitanya conducted classes in four venues: at the Guru Nanak School Hall for 100 participants; at the Indian Railways Electric Loco Training Institute, Uslapur, for 40 loco drivers; at the Central Jail for around 80 participants; and at the E. Raghavendra auditorium for around 50 participants.

The Satyananda Yoga style was appreciated by all participants who felt the benefits of peace and renewed energy. Two Yuva Yoga Mitra Mandal members, Gautam and Kunal, ably assisted in the programs, and had the opportunity to conduct part of the sessions at the Electric Loco Training Institute and at the jail.


Bihar School of Yoga, Ganga Darshan Vishwa Yogapeeth, will be closed to all visitors and guests from April 2014 onwards. After the World Yoga Convention and Golden Jubilee of the Bihar School of Yoga in 2013, a time is required to restructure, plan and implement the future development of the Bihar Yoga tradition for the coming decades. Therefore this step is necessary.

The Yoga Health Management Courses scheduled from 3-20 August and 15-30 September have been cancelled.

All other courses and programs announced earlier will continue, and participation will be limited and restricted to that event only.

No private classes, seminars, or invitations will be possible.

A special program will be conducted for overseas visitors from 11-14 December 2014. Those who are interested to participate may write to Bihar School of Yoga Ganga Darshan Vishwa Yogapeeth for more information.


Sannyasa Peeth Events

Sannyasa Peeth was established by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati on 6 December 2010, to fulfil the third mission and vision of his Guru, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

In the modern context sannyasa has to be interpreted in a practical, logical and systematic way. The purpose of sannyasa is to cultivate and to live the higher spiritual qualities.

Sannyasa Peeth will provide an opportunity for sincere aspirants to imbibe the right samskara, be exposed to traditional sadhanas and learn to apply teachings by adhering to an alternative spiritual lifestyle based on the principles and disciplines of sannyasa.

Sannyasa Peeth will be conducting various events and programs for the benefit of spiritual seekers, aspirants and devotees.

For more information please see the activities page.


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