Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya

Established in 1949 by Sri Swami Sivananda

On 10 April 2022, Divine Life Society of South Africa celebrated two auspicious events on its spiritual calendar. The birth of Lord Ramachandra, who incarnated as the son of King Dasharath in Ayodhya and on the 10 April 1956, Sri V. Srinivasan of Durban, was initiated into the order of Sannyasa in Rishikesh, India by the Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda. Sri V. Srinivasan became Sri Swami Sahajananda, affectionately known to the devotees as Pujya Swamiji. Lord Rama was the Ishta Devata of Pujya Swamiji. It is truly divine coincidence that both these events fell on the same day this year.

In an excerpt from one of Sri Swami Sivananda's messages on the auspicious anniversary of the Birth of Lord Rama, entitled "Way to Ram Rajya" our Divine Master wrote, the following, "On this great, I shall tell you a great secret. In bestowing the present of the invincible weapon of Truth and Purity, I shall reveal one thing, the only thing which is equally powerful and marvellous as the Maha-astra. This is the Divine Name of Rama. Rama-Nama and Rama-Bana of Truth and Purity are a marvellous pair. He who has the one has the other also. Repeat Rama-Nama. Stick to Truth. Practise Purity. These three will raise you to transcendent perfection".

Divine Life Society of South Africa will be broadcasting our Ramayan Week Satsangs from the 2nd to the 9th of April 2022. The Society makes a sincere and earnest appeal to all devotees to participate in the Satsangs whilst in the comfort of their homes, so as to imbibe the rich and sacred benefits of Satsang during the auspicious Ramayan Week.

There are 2 options to receive the online Satsang links. One is to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and the other is to join our WhatsApp group, where a programme and a link to the pre-recorded audio stream Satsang will be sent out just before Satsang time.

Option 1:

Subscribe to our YouTube channel below:

Option 2:

Kindly join our WhatsApp group to receive our Satsang programmes and links. If you have already joined one of our WhatsApp groups, you do not need to join the group listed below.

The Day of Descent of Divine Grace was celebrated at all Divine Life Society of S.A. Ashrams on Tuesday, 1 March, 2022. This Satsang marks two very important occasions: the first one being the Day of Descent of Divine Grace, and the second one, the partial reopening of our Ashrams and branches.

Regarding the Day of Descent, on 29 July 2007, the most auspicious Guru Purnima Day, Pujya Swami Sahajananda publicly shared for the very first time, a significant spiritual milestone in his life. Swamiji describes the experience, "I myself had the Grace of our Divine Master when an unusual power of his descended in me. It happened on 1st March this year. When the power descended, there was a little disturbance in the beginning but within a few days it settled down. Now there is no change in the descent of the power. I could not believe that the Master would grant me such Divine Grace, a Grace that I do not deserve. If devotees saw my attitude some five years ago and my attitude now, they would be quite surprised that such a tremendous change could take place."

Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya 


1. The DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA will not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury, loss and/or damage occasioned to any person and/or his property, notwithstanding howsoever such injury, loss and/or damage occurs whilst entering and utilizing any of its facilities.

2. Smoking, consumption of liquor, drugs and/or other dependence producing substance are not permitted on its premises.

3. There shall be no free mixing of males and females.

4. The possession of firearms and any weapon/instrument of danger is strictly prohibited.

5. The taking of photographs and video footage is not permitted. In exceptional circumstances, and on written request, the permission of the Board of Management may be sought.

6. Right of admission reserved.




Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya 


Devotees in the Western Cape are encouraged to attend Satsang at the official Divine Life Society of South Africa prayer group with details as follows:

Venue: Radha Krishna Mandhir, Ancillary Building, 1st Floor, 6 Jeram Avenue, Rylands, Cape Town.
Satsangs: Held on a Sunday morning from 10.30am to 12.00 noon.

Further details: These may be obtained from Sri Kovilan Chetty on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that the DLS SA does not recognize any other prayer group/branch in the Western Cape.

Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya 

Important Announcement

In keeping with the guidelines set by Pujya Swamiji, the Society will not respond to articles and communication via the media, electronic social media or such platforms. Kindly note that the discussion of Ashram Management matters on such platforms and social media groups is against Ashram etiquette and decorum. Devotees are welcome to share concerns or suggestions in their personal capacity to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that the Society shall not entertain any individual or group of individuals creating discord and disharmony in the Society. Kindly note, that the formation of groups and presentation of group submissions to the Board is strictly prohibited. Such submissions will not be responded to. We thank you in advance for your co-operation in observance of the above.

We pray that the Master's Grace descends on devotees and that we may all continue to work together for the progress of the Mission in a spirit of harmony and brotherhood. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in observance of this.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.


Gurudev Centenary 2023

Sri Swami Sivananda

(1887 - 1963)

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