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EDITORIAL Page No. 3 Nachiketa Tapovan is like a beautiful flower and its activities are like the fragrance of that flower. A flower can not carry its fragrance on its own. It is the breeze that wafts the scent of the flower and makes its fragrance reach you. This newsletter is like the breeze, reaching out to you, carrying our fragrance. We hope you liked our inaugural issue, which is meant especially for you, because the Creator of this beautiful flower, Swami Nachiketananda has showered His grace on humanity through His "Divine Message". His divine presence has stimulated the flower to bloom by bringing joy into the lives of the underprivileged. The success of our aims and motives in starting this organisation will depend on you and us working together. It is Our Organisation and that is because you and we are One! By the way, we can work together only if we keep in touch with each other constantly and that is possible through this newsletter. We assure you, this would make you feel very much a part of Nachiketa Tapovan. Yours in the service of Motherland

♦ Swamiji's Message

NACHIKETA TAPOVAN
Plot No.70, Phase I, Kavuri Hills, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 500 033 Phone No. 040 – 23113887 Mobile No. – 9849168937 Regd. By Govt. of A.P. (Regd. No. 53/IV/99)

♦ Down the Memory Lane 4 ♦ Annual Day Celebration 5 ♦ Free Medical Aid ♦ Vidya Mandir ♦Yoga
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Volume: 1 Issue 2

Nachiketanjali

25th January, 2009 Sunday

Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday was celebrated as National Youth Day all over India on the 12 of January and Nachiketa Tapovan was no exception to this phenomenon. We marked this occasion by celebrating our Annual day on the 11th January 2009. No stone was left unturned by the ardent volunteers as well as the talented participants to
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serve a feast to the eyes of audience. The occasion was graced by Sri J. Rambabu, IAS (Retd.), Sri Prakash Rao, AGM, SBI, Smt. Padmaja and most of our well wishers. There was a rainbow of colours, gaiety and enthusiasm with a shower of sheer love that drenched us all, present in the ashram. More news on page no. 5

EDITORIAL BOARD

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Editor
Subhadra K.

Narsimha

Editorial Consultants:
Annapurna R. Sowja A.

Durga

Sri J. Rambabu Garu Addressing our young children

NACHIKETA TAPOVAN ASHRAM
Gairan Tanda, Kodgal Village, Jadcherla Mandal, Mahaboobnagar Dist-509301 Ph: +91-40-23113887 • Mobile: 98491 68937• www.nachiketatapovan.org E-mail: admin@nachiketatapovan.org • n_tapovan@rediffmail.com

Subhadra K. Spirituallity is not a theory but it has to be practiced in every action! 2

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Life is a song, let's sing it together!

DOWN THE MEMORY LANE Nachiketa Tapovan is the spiritual child of its Founder and managing trustee P. Vasundhara and Sri P. S. Reddy. The driving, guiding and spiritual force is of course Swami Nachiketananda. Message by Adhyatmik Praneta Every human being is in the Mere worldly achievements in life are evolution process, no matter what that not going to reveal the truth but will person is. Every action of that person make life more miserable. Therefore is judged by the performance not by before taking any step towards or into the process. But truth lies in the life we need to have great introspection process. This process kindles the inner to find out the real purpose of life. For fire...and there is a kind of every human being there are different awakening...a kind of understanding...a roles to play in the life and once it is kind perception...Therefore we should clear then functioning becomes a start giving serious thought to process wonderful journey itno bliss. itself in order to understand the purpose We can see around us many of life. people who are spiritual and never waver This process leads to understand in their decision and work ceaselessly our very purpose of life and then towards the cause. Their life is more everything becomes more clear and discipline than others. Therefore we easy. Otherwise, people are just should draw inspiration from them and spending their lives without knowing work for the higher goal in the lives. what they have in their inner chamber Yours in the service of Motherland of the heart. I always believe that without purpose in life there no life. Even animals have some purpose in their lives. But when it comes to human beings, we need to understand this life Swami Nachiketananda differently and take every step wisely. 3
The seeds were sown way back in 1997. Once the Divine wills, no time is wasted in getting started. Things fell into place and started happening. The seed has been planted and a fabulous tree has emerged from that tiny seed in the form of Nachiketa Tapovan. It was established in 1999 as a non-profitable spiritually oriented service organisation to spread moral and spiritual values. Our Vidya Mandir activities were started in the nearby Madhapur Slum and later shifted to a temporary hut where our present building stands out elegantly today.The building came much later. Now the tree- Nachiketa Tapovanis heavily laden with fruits, providing shade, security and sustenance to all. The gigantic force, who prefers to stay behind the screen is Swami Nachiketananda, our Guru, Guide and Mentor. There is no activity in which He does not evince interest. Slowly, people started stretching their helping hands and formed a group of volunteers. We all live like one big family, moulded and shaped in amazing ways by Swami Nachiketananda. We invite you to join our family and help elevate humanity irrespective of Caste, Creed, Community or Gender and look upon people as the absolute manifestation of the divine.

Devotion to the mother is the root of all welfare!

You may delay, but the life will not. Celebrate the Moment!

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ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

FREE MEDICAL AID

Yoga demonstration by children
The students exhibited a kaleidoscope of cultural activities ranging from Mimicry to Dandiya. The combination of hard work, devotion and resourcefulness of the organizers and the potential and ardor of the participants resulted in a spectacle enjoyed by about 300 pairs of eyes. The demonstration of asanas and the vibrant Dandiya were the highlights of this cultural event. On this eventful day Nachiketa Tapovan’s inaugural issue of its fortnightly newsletter was

Garbha Dance by children
released under the auspices of Smt. Padmaja. The newsletter will be in your hands on the 10th and 25th of each month carrying a hope of
support and response from you.The crisp and colorful show came to an

Leela, Director of Dispensary distributing medicines It is a known fact that the cost of medical care is beyond the reach of the average person not to mention the poor. Nachiketa Tapovan conducts free medical camps on all the Sundays from 10 am to 12.30 pm. On an average 60 to 80 people of the underprivileged community are deriving the benefits of free medication. Thanks for worshipping God through this activity... We extend our gratitude to Natco Pharma Ltd, Granules India Ltd., Reddy Labs and Ranbaxy for their generosity in supplying free medicine to us. On the first Sunday of every month we conduct a special health camp. Maxi Vision and Drishti have extended their support in conducting Special Eye camps at our premises, free of cost.

end with the distribution of prizes by Sri J. Rambabu, IAS Retd.& Charirman of APSFC, Sri Prakash Rao, AGM, SBI, and Sri Ajit N. Intelli Group to the students for their academic and all round excellence in the year 2008-2009.

Sri Prakash Rao giving away certificates 5

Smt. Padmaja releasing newsletter 'Nachiketanjali

Dr. Surendra

Eye camp is in progress! 6

Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.

Self help is the best help in the world.!

VIDYA MANDIR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES whenever time and funds permit, we try our best to incorporate such educational outings into our class room learning. The excitement and happiness with which the children wait to go on such outings is immeasurable. A trip to Nehru Zoological park in mid-October proved The beautiful world in which we live and to be educational as well as where from we learn the lessons of recreational to our 3rd class students. survival lay outside the class room. The children absorbed lots of The benefits that and outdoor learning information about the animal kingdom activity has on children's mental, and their habitats. More such trips physical and academic development would serve as great motivation for and the future of their success in life is often not alloted the role that they them to put their best into this deserve. Thanks to Swamiji’s advocacy, endeavor to learn. Children's day out!

SAY means Simple Awareness of Yoga. This programme comprises 15 asanas and simple breathing patterns which helps in developing deeper 7

awareness and curing various ailments. This programme simply brings life into total awareness and awareness into life. 8

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!

What we think we become.

YOGA The definition of Yoga has changed through its evolution. Now a days the moment you say yoga people think only about asanas, pranayama or physical health. The word yoga means 'Unity' or 'Oneness' with the divine and is derived from the sanskrit word 'Yuj' which means 'to join'. Yoga means the union of Individual soul with the Supreme soul. Yoga is a divine gift revealed to the ancient sages so that man is given the opportunity to realize his divine nature. Yoga is an Adhyatmik Science. It teaches you how to elevate ourselves into various planes. When you perform selfless action (Nishkama Karma) it becomes 'Karmayoga'. If you are performing Jnana Yagna without ego it is called 'Jnana Yoga'. Not religiously but if you are immersed in Japa without any expectation then it is called 'Japa Yoga'. Not superficially but if you forget yourselves in the glory of Almighty it is called 'Bhakti Yoga'. When you perform asanas and Pranayama concentrating not only on your physical health, but also your spiritual health, then it becomes Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga brings harmony between your physcial, mental and spiritual planes. When you perform meditation with the urge to discover yourself it is called 'Raja Yoga'. Similarly there are many streams of yoga, like Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Swara Yoga etc. All these yogas are meant to realise our True Self. 9

ASHRAM ACTIVITIES

Divine hands at work!

Sadhana Kuteer designed and erected by Swamiji at the Ashram.

The Sacred Fire Perform 'Homa' to have an 'Insight' of your 'True Self'!

Temporary Dhyana Madnir in the Kuteer

A true expression of Eternal and Immortal Bliss experienced through Inner Yaga!

Annapurna - the Kitchen - where Divne food was cooked by Swamiji and Mataji and distributed as Prasad.

Swamiji, Mataji and other Devotees performing Dhuni for the welfare of the mankind... 10

Yoga is internal journey!

Karmayoga means enjoying every action!

DHYANA MANDIR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dear Atmabandhu We solicit your gracious presence with family &friends on the occasion of "REPUBLIC DAY " and CONVOCATION PROGRAMME FOR COMPUTER TRAINEES at our "NACHIKETA TAPOVAN VIDYA MANDIR"

on Sunday, 26th January 2009 at 09.00 a.m.
Sri Vinai K. MD, Embedded Infotech Pvt. Ltd. has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Yours in the service of Motherland Venue: D. SUBHA NACHIKETA TAPOVAN Director Plot No. 70, Phase I, Kavuri Hills, (Nachiketa Tapovan Vidya Mandir) Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

Construction progress of Dhyana Mandir

FREE SPECIAL HEALTH CAMP On Sunday 2nd Feb 2009
EYE CHECKUP ENT CHECK UP PAEDIATRIC CHECK UP 11

OM MAHA SHIVARATRI On Monday 23rd Feb 2009
TIME: 9 PM ONWARDS POOJA: MIDNIGHT ALL ARE WELCOME ! 12

Nishkama Karma is offering to God!

Share our similarities, Celebrate our differences.

DONATION RECIEVED FOR ASHRAM Sri VijayKumar Smt. Rama Smt. Subhadra K. Smt. Manikyamba Smt. Shanthi Smt. Nirmala K. Smt. Sowmya C. KVK Nilanchal Power Pvt. Ltd. Kasargoud Power Corp. Ltd. KVK Bio-Energy Pvt. Ltd. RVK Energy Pvt. Ltd. MMS Steel & Power Pvt. Ltd. Hotel Sri Brindavan.

Construction Committee Members The names of spiritual souls, who have accepted the proposal of Tapovan to be a part of different Construction Committees are given below... 1. Vijay Kumar K. 2. Rama Devi K. 3. Subhadra K. 4. Leela N. 5. Prasad Y.V.S.S. 6. Sheshagiri Rao 7. Suryanarayana Reddy P. 8. Manikyamba G. 9. Ram Sandila 10. Pawan Kumar 11. Subha D. 12. Durga K. 13. Annapurna R. 14. Sushma Sharma 15. Anand A. 16. Venkatram Reddy 17. Mallaiah 18. Krishna P. 19. Hema Reddy Y. 20. Chalapathi V. 21. Vijaysen Reddy M. 22. Sandhya M. 23. Vinay K. 24. Sudha Rani M. 25. Nirmal D. 26. Sowmya C. 27. Madhukar M.

Various Construction Committees 1. Temple 2. Vidya Mandir 3. Dispensary cum Hospital 4. Ramakrishnalaya 5. Compound Wall 6. Dhyana Mandir 7. Vanaprastha

Various Ad-hoc Committees 1. Advisory Committee 2. Medical Committee 3.Vidya Mandir Committee 4. Yoga Research Committee 5. Ayurveda Research Committee 6. IT Committee 7. Spiritual Committee

28. Shanti Y. 29. Dr. Ramesh C. N. 30. Dr. Leela K. 31. Dr. Surendra A. 32. Dr. Rohini R. 33. Dr. Amulya 34. Dr.Ishwaracharya D. 35. Dr. Prafulla Kumar 36. Dr. Priyamvada Reddy 37. Dr. Viajay Kumar B. 38. Dr. Sudhakar K. 39. Vijaya A. 40. Ajit N. 41. Prasad T. 42. Nageswar Rao 43. Anuradha K. 44. Sucharita Tathe 45. Swaroopa R. 46. Prashanti K.

OUR PUBLICATIONS A set of 8 'Yogic CDs' w e r e released on 1st April 2007. The CDs comprise instructions given on different yogic techniques based on an extensive research done by Swami Nachiketananda and assisted by other Swamis and 13

Cost of each CD is Rs.35/-

volunteers. 'Om' - A divine melody is first of the series. All the CDs are available at the Nachiketa Tapovan premises at Kavuri Hills, and also in leading bookstores.

The greatest goodness is in the highest freedom.

Take care of your small actions it will takc care of yourself!

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AN APPEAL

CREATIVITY FROM OUR LITTLE ANGELS At Nachiketa Tapovan, there are so many aspiring budding artists and poets and what not! We will showcase strengths of two students each fortnight. Durga from class 5 who has been with us since the inception of Tapovan is someone who won everyone’s heart with her hard work and talent to express through poems.

A couple of weeks ago on Sunday 11 January 2009 Nachiketa Tapovan released its inaugural issue of Nachiketanjali-our Newsletter-high lighting all our major activities. A 16 page free newsletter was sent to all our sponsors, donors, wellwishers and above all the participants in this noble task. Construction of a Dhyana Mandir with a seating capacity of 400 people was taken up in the first phase of Ashram activity. This will be dedicated to the general public with the basic objective of enlightening the spirituality in everyone's heart. We have started the construction with the minimum funds available to us, which is clearly a drop in the ocean. The estimated cost of construction as of now is Rs. 25 Lakhs. It was decided that we should issue a letter of appeal to all members. We solicit generous donations in cash or kind for the successful 15

completion of the Dhyana Mandir. It may kindly be noted that donations to Nachiketa Tapovan are exempted from Income Tax u/s 80G of IT Act, 1961 of Govt. of India. Donations in the form of Cheques / Demand Drafts may please be drawn in favour of Nachiketa Tapovan. Thanking you and awaiting your favourable consideration of our appeal at an early date. Yours in the service of Motherland

The Moon is my Friend

Narasimha from class 4 is the name that comes to our mind at the mention of “art”. Expression through drawing is his strength. He is also known for his candor and leadership skills.

Moon is my friend Because, when my mother beats me, I cry for 1-2 minutes Then I sit in front of my gate I look at the sky. The moon and stars make me happy. All my sadness goes away My happiness comes back to me. My friend is the moon!

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Be good and do good! - Swami Vivekananda.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile!

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