Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya

Established in 1949 by Sri Swami Sivananda

The Sunlit Path follow-up programme for Verulam learners was held at the Kraydeb Conference Centre in Verulam on Friday, 6 March 2015. The following five schools participated: Verulam Secondary, Mountview Secondary, Glenhaven Secondary, Sacred Heart Secondary and Waterloo Secondary. 

Pujya Swami Sahajananda's 59th Sannyas Anniversary was observed on Friday, 10 April at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills. It was on this day in 1956 that the Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda initiated Pujya Swamiji into the Holy Order of Sannyas. After the Sannyas Ceremony in 1956, the Master said, "Swami Sahajananda is styled as the spiritual king of South Africa, Durban. He is also called the African Chota Guru. He does not want anything. He is a silent worker. He is a man of renunciation, Vairagya and meditation. He is a very good organizer."

Ganga Saptami and Ganga Dussehra were observed on Saturday, 25 April and on the Thursday, 28 May, respectively.

Ganga Saptami commenced with Havan at Sivananda International Cultural Centre at 2pm, followed by a Yatra to the four sacred pools at SICC. The large gathering of devotees was given the opportunity to offer Ganga Jal in each of the four pools, paying homage and seeking Mother Ganga's blessings. The waters of Mother Ganga bless, purify and heal. Ganga Jal was also offered for those who are ill and for the peace of the souls who have departed. Our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda wrote about the healing powers of Mother Ganga. It is possessed of mysterious powers which are not found in any other river in the world.

In 2006, Pujya Swami Sahajananda decided to build a youth rehabilitation centre in the heart of Chatsworth, Durban, South Africa, this centre is called the Sivananda Sunlit Path Centre.


The main purpose of the centre is to assist youth afflicted with social evils such as drug & alcohol abuse, gambling, and to assist those suffering with depression and suicidal tendencies. The centre also plays host to the following programs: senior citizens meetings, alternate remedies clinic, sewing training centre, computer training centre, soya milk making facility, and sporting programs. 

For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The European languages are members of the same family. Their separate existence is a myth. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words. as a skeptical Cambridge friend of mine told me what Occidental is. Their separate existence is a myth

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