Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya

Established in 1949 by Sri Swami Sivananda

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 


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Divine Life Society of S.A. celebrated Mahasivaratri online on Monday, 28 February 2022, commencing with Ganga Arati at 5.30pm and concluding the next morning at 5am. Befitting this sacred night, the programme was a veritable spiritual feast with a variety of presentations and devotional offerings to Lord Siva. Melodious Kirtans and Bhajans, performances and presentations by guest artistes, readings, poems, Sanskrit verses in praise of Lord Siva, sayings from our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda presented by Spiritual Darlings, audio recordings, videos, and chanting of the sacred Om Namah Sivaya Mantra featured on the programme.

The following audio message (in Yoga Lessons for Children) from our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda, was used to introduce the festival and explain details of this event: "This sacred festival is observed in honour of Lord Siva. Sivaratri means the 'Night of Siva'. Devotees observe a strict fast on this day. Some do not take even a drop of water. They keep vigil all night. The Siva Linga is worshipped every three hours by bathing it first in milk, then with curd, then with ghee and, lastly, honey. The chanting of the Mantra of Lord Siva─ Om Namah Sivaya─ goes on without a stop, together with the offering of bael leaves".

Divine Life Society of South Africa lovingly invites you to join us for our online New Year's Day & All Souls' Day Satsang. The Society makes a sincere and earnest appeal to all devotees to participate in the Satsang whilst in the comfort of their homes, so as to imbibe the rich and sacred benefits of Satsang.

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.

Gurudev Centenary 2020

Sri Swami Sivananda

(1887 - 1963)

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