Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj of the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, a beloved disciple of H.H Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj passed away at the age of 76 on Saturday. He was fighting with Covid since April 23. He took his last breadth today. The demise of Adhyatmanandji has left all his followers and people of Gujarat mourning on his Shiv Gati.
Writing an introduction about Swamiji is extremely difficult because words will always fall short of describing him. How can you capture an infinite personality with finite words? He was a dynamic yogi having a multifaceted, magnetic and versatile personality. He was a spiritual giant who touched the heart of everyone who comes in contact with him. Swamiji naturally radiated peace, love and divinity. People from all walks of life find solace in his holy presence. He was approachable to one and all, whether he is a chief minister or a celebrity tennis player or a common person. His unparalleled devotion, loyalty and obedience to the master in all circumstances was noteworthy.
He was one of the most sought after speakers in India and abroad. His lectures are were spontaneous outpouring of divine wisdom. His ability to make the esoteric subject of spirituality simple through a perfect blend of humor, melodious singing and down to earth practical approach put him in the class all by himself. Swamiji was well known for his ability to lead kirtans to the highest ecstasy through his melodious voice and supreme devotion. He was embodiment of love purity, and truth.
He was a yogacharya, having conducted more than 560 yoga shibirs in India and abroad for armies, universities and private sector companies. He was a master organizer, able to work for several days without sleeping. Swamji could attend to several tasks at one time unlike other worldly people and was described as being astavadhani. He was a strict disciplinarian, prompt, precise and punctual.
For more than a quarter of a century, he had been incessantly spreading message of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj all over the world. “Bear insult and bear injury that is the greatest Sadhana,” so says Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
The prime minister also tweeted a message of condolence on his demise.