The Centenary Celebration of the life of Swami Venkatesananda

It is with abundant love for Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji Maharaj, that we will be paying special homage to Sri Swamiji who dedicated His life to the service of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivananda and propagation of the teaching of Yoga to the world.

Sri Swami Venkatesananda's centenary birth anniversary commenced on 29 December 2020 and culminates on 29 December 2021, during this year special activities will be held to pay tribute to Swami Venkatesananda.

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Special Activities

Keep an eye out here for events happening around the Centenary.

Upcoming Events:

Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons
The ashrama is hosting monthly talks by disciples and devotees of Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji Maharaj (Guru of Ananda Kutir Ashrama) in which they will share with us their experiences and spiritual lessons learnt through their contact with Swami Venkatesananda. Speakers will be from all over the world. The talks will take place online on the 29th of every month (or closest to that date).

Our next guest speaker is Narayan Becker. Narayan is the chairperson of the Chiltern Yoga Trust (Aust.) which is a trust established by Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji to take care of the publishing of his works. Narayan and his wife Mandy are the founders and directors of Kookaburra Yoga Centre.

Date: 2nd May (Sunday) at 09h00-10h00 (South African time)

To receive the link please email the ashrama, info@anandakutir.org.za

 

Events which have already taken place, available on YouTube:

Swami Vidyananda - Transcending the Challenges and Sufferings Of Life Through A Spiritual Vision
This is a talk by Swami Vidyananda given at the Sivanandashrama (Rishikesh, India) Online Christmas Retreat 2020. The talk was given on the Birth Anniversary of Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji on the above Retreat Theme.  Click here to view.

Swami Venkatesananda Birth Anniversary Satsang 2020
Ananda Kutir Ashrama celebrated the 99th Birth Anniversary of Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji Maharaj on 29 December 2020 with Puja, Book Launch and Messages by Mother Yogeshwari and Swami Parvathiananda.  Click here to view.

Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons by Mother Yogeshwari, 29 January 2021
Mother Yogeshwari shares her experiences with her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji and the lessons she learnt.  Click here to view.

Divine Life Society - January and February e-magazine
In the Divine Life Society e-magazine, January 2021, a 7 page article appears in celebration of the birthday of Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji, click here to read.

In the February issue is an article by Swami Venkatesananda Ji and Dr Veena Sharma, click here to read.

Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons by Dr Veena Sharma, 28 February 2021 

Dr Veena Sharma shares her experiences and lessons learnt with her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji. This is the second talk of a series of talks celebrating the Birth Centenary of Swami Venkatesananda.  Click here to view.

Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons by Swami Ambikananda Mataji , 29 March 2021
Swami Ambikananda Mataji shares her experiences and lessons learnt with her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji. This is the third talk of a series of talks celebrating the Birth Centenary of Swami Venkatesananda.  Click here to view.