Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya

Established in 1949 by Sri Swami Sivananda

GLORY OF SIVARATRI

(Taken from Lord Siva and His Worship (Page 239) by Sri Swami Sivananda)

'Sivaratri' means 'night of Lord Siva'. The important features of this religiousfunction are rigid fasting for twenty-four hours and sleepless vigil during the night. Every true devotee of Lord Siva spends the night of Sivaratri in deep meditation, keepsvigil and observes fast. The worship of Lord Siva consists in offering flowers, Bilva leaves and other gifts on the Linga which is a symbol of Lord Siva, and bathing it withmilk, honey, butter, ghee, rose- water, etc.

WATER FOR LIFE INITIATIVE

Divine Life Society of S. A. will be supporting the drought relief programme in the Cape Province, through the following initiatives:

  1. An initial donation of R50 000 towards purchase and distribution of 25 000 litres of bottled water through a legitimate distribution organisation in the Cape. Devotees who wish to make cash donations towards this project, may do so through our fundraisers or at the Ashram office.
  2. Daily, morning and evening Agnihotra, and/or chanting between 5 and 7am daily.
  3. A special programme at the February Yoga Camp Satsang, on the theme, "Water for Life", to create awareness of the value of water and the conservation of water.

Make a Beginning- Start from Today
Sri Swami Sivananda


All over the world the old year has just now passed out and a New Year has commenced. Through the agelong association of ideas time has come to have a peculiar efficacy for all beginnings, fresh endeavours, new resolves and turning over a new leaf. It is the most propitious time. Make full use of this psychological moment. Do not lose this opportunity.

To the Glory of our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda, we offer this Online Webshop at our Master's Lotus Feet, on this auspicious day of 8th December 2017. To visit our Online Webshop please click on the following link: https://shop.sivananda.dls.org.za/ 

Click here to access the Satsang video

Images taken at the function can be viewed below this report

It was indeed very pleasing to see that more than a thousand devotees, donors and well-wishers attended the 10th Mahasamadhi Anniversary of Pujya Swami Sahajananda on Sunday, 10 December 2017 at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills. The large turnout from various parts of KZN is a testimony of the deep and abiding loyalty of all devotees and the reverence of members of sister organisations. Even in Pujya Swamiji's physical absence, devotees did not waver in their Guru Bhakti for the Master and love for the mission. Firsttime visitors and representatives of various organisations had high praise for the sense of cleanliness, meticulous organisation, hospitality and the high standard of the "Children's Hour" in which cultural items were presented by the Stanger, Shallcross and Pietermaritzburg Branches and the Reservoir Hills Sunday School.

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