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Vedanta Sandesh

....The Free Monthly Newsletter of Vedanta Mission

Vedanta Mission Activities

    a. Earlier activities
    b. Forthcoming programs

a. Earlier activities :

1. Major Updation of the Home Page of Vedanta Mission :
    In a major updation of the Home Page of Vedanta Mission on the Internet, all the required details about the Mission were uploaded this month. The subsequent updation will be a regular affair and will be done directly from Vedanta Ashram, Indore. The details include :

Intro of Mission (which has further links for the addresses of VM offices & names of Committees members of VM-Mumbai, VM-Indore and VM-Ahmedabad.
Our Guru's (having links about introducton of Poojya Guruji and P.Swamini Amitanandaji)
Our Message (having quotes from the discourses of Poojya Guruji)
Our Programs (with links about 'Kinds of programs organized' and ' Forthcoming programs')
Our Publications (with links for Monthly Newsletters, Audio cassettes and Video cassettes. In the Monthly Newsletter section, both the earlier issues have been uploaded on the Page)
Our Guest Book (wherein people visiting the Home Page can leave their comments)
Your Queries (Through this link the visitor can open a special facility wherein he or she can leave any question for Poojya Swamiji, who will send his reply by e-mail to that person directly. The question can be seen only by one who has the password and not by anyone else. Thus privacy is maintained for the question)

    Apart from the details of Mission, the Home Page also contains several links for various Good sites pertaining to Vedanta, Hinduism and Adi Sankaracharya. Do visit the Home Page of Vedanta Mission and leave your comments & reactions for us to improve further. If you are logged in just click on the link above to go to VM Home Page. Now that all the details about Mission are on the Net itself, you can now simply give a one line address of the Home Page (called URL) to you friends & relatives and ask them to get all the details about the Mission and also to remain in touch with their culture, religion & philosophy.

2. Janmashtami celebrations at Vedanta Ashram :
    On 14th Aug Janmashtami was celebrated at Vedanta Ashram with great enthusiasm and devotion. During the day the inmates chanted all the 18 chapters of Bhagwad Gita, in three seperate sessions. In every session six chapters were chanted. At 8PM the devotees gathered and started a non-stop session of bhajans, stotra path and pujas. Later there was Aarti, bhajans accompanied with dancing at the time of Lords birth. The devotees departed after partaking prasad.

3. Q & A session at COCOS channel studios :
    An open house question & answer session with Poojya Guruji was organized by cocos channel of the OTG group at their studios in Indore. The plan was to relay the recorded program during the week. In two different sessions six episodes were recorded. The audience consisted of a variegated groups of people ranging from businessmen, professionals, executives, students and housewives.

4. VM - Mumbai News :
    The monthly Bhajan program of Mission was held on Saturday the 8th Aug at the residence of Sh.& Smt Shanta Madan. It was attended by various devotees & VM meembers. Shri R.S.Arora distributed the photocopies of Aug issue of Vedanta Sandesh. A regular study class on Sundays at Bandra Hindu Association is going on in full swing. Now the group has taken the Sampoorna Geeta for listening & discussion. Three chapters have been completed by now. The group plans to complete the entire Gita before the Gita Mahayagna by Poojya Guruji in Nov. Meetings for organising the Mahayagna are being regularly conducted. The last meeting was held at the residence of Sh.Mohan Lala, President of VM-Mumbai.

b. Forthcoming programs :

1. Gita Gyana Yagna at Bandra
   A Gita Gyana Yagna to be conducted by Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji is being organized at Bandra Hindu Association Hall, Bandra. The Yagna will be inaugurated at 7 PM on 7th Sept and will conclude on the evening of 12th Sept. The morning session will start on 8th morning at 6:30 AM. The texts for the Yagna will be Gita Chapter 7 in the evenings, and the 1st chapter of Sri Badrish Stotram written by Swami Tapovanji Maharaj in the mornings. The Yagna will be in Hindi language. Poojya Swaminiji's Yagna at Bandra is being organized after a long time of over a year, and the members of Vedanta Mission and other devotees are anxiously waiting for her arrival. She will be staying with Malhotras at the Coin House.

2. Postponement of Badri-Kedar Yatra due to inclement weather
    The proposed Badri-Kedar Yatra from 22nd Aug. to 31st Aug along with Poojya Guruji and other Ashram inmates had to be postponed due to inclement weather in the Garhwal Hills. Extremely heavy rains washed off roads at many places and quite a few other Yatris who had gone there earlier were stranded when reports last came in.
    The New dates for the Yatra now are 5th to 12th Oct. This will be after Dasshera & thus monsoons. The Yatris will be meeting at the same place in Hardwar on 5th Oct. Return reservation should be got done for 13th Oct. Registrations for the Yatra will start afresh, those interested should contact Swamini Amitanandaji at Vedanta Ashram, Indore immediately. As earlier there are only 27 seats. Rest of the details are same. Fresh details can be sent on special requests.