In my endeavor to get you stories from all fields here is one which will help you lead a healthy & disciplined life, KAIVALYA YOGA MANDIR.
As everyone is well aware, YOGA is an ancient science developed by our forefathers, thousands of years ago, so that mankind could lead a very HEALTHY & DISCIPLINED LIFE, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, over the years, they seem to have ignored this great science.
They sincerely feel that interest in YOGA has to be revived amongst the citizens and it is with this intention and with the inspiration drawn from Yogamahirishi Late Shri Hanmantrao Savant, they formed a public institution, KAIVALYA YOGA MANDIR, duly registered under the Societies Act, 1960.
BRIEF HISTORY of KAIVALYA YOGA MANDIR
An informal group of Yoga enthusiasts (all disciples of Shri Hanmantrao Savant), under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Vijay Majali, started the regular practice of Yoga in 1978 at Shri Ram Mandir, Tilakwadi, Belgaum. As time passed by, our family of Yoga enthusiasts grew by leaps and bounds. In next to no time many ladies started evincing interest and hence an exclusive batch for ladies was started, ably led by Mrs. Shoba Majali. The strength increased to such an extent that the premises of Shri Ram Mandir was insufficient and hence the thought of having our own building, germinated in the minds of all the members.
Due to the good offices of Shri Prabhakar Kore, M.P., they were allotted about 5 gunthas of land by BUDA on which our building stands, today. Having got the land, they approached the philanthropic citizens of Belgaum for donations and the response was overwhelming. Not even in their dreams had they imagined that they would be able to collect so much money, in a comparatively short period of time. Our efforts were further boosted by Mr. Vijay (Bandu) Pusalkar (a worthy son of Belgaum now residing in Pune), who very generously donated a sum of Rs. 3,00,000/- towards the building fund. They also received a very generous donation of Rs.1,00,000/- from Mrs. Manorama Kulkarni. Another booster, to our efforts, came from Shri Narayanrao Tarale, the then MLA of Belgaum, who sanctioned a sum of Rs. 3,00,000/- from the Local Area Development Fund. Thus, with the good wishes of all, the building was completed in JANUARY 2000. Since then, Yoga is regularly practiced at the Hall. On an average, almost 150 people practise Yoga everyday at the Hall.
Their main objective is to create awareness about Yoga, amongst the citizens of Belgaum, they have organized several YOGA SHIBIRS by inviting stalwarts in the field of Yoga to conduct camps , on various aspects of Yoga, in Belgaum.
Prominent among them are Padmashri SADASHIVRAO NIMBALKAR from MUMBAI, Dr. DHANANJAY GUNDE from KOLHAPUR, Shri SHRIKRISHNA VYAVAHARE from THANE, Shri VINOD SAMPRASAD from PUNE.
With the active participation of prominent DOCTORS from PRABHAKAR KORE’S KLE hospital, they organised THREE (03) camps on REVERSAL OF HEART DISEASES.
The doctors who guided these camps are Dr. MAHADEV DIXIT, Dr. (Mrs.) MADHURI DIXIT, Dr. (Mrs.) NEETA DESHPANDE, Dr. SURESH PATTED, and Dr. PRABHU HALKATTI.
The doctors explained, in detail, the various causes of HEART DISEASES and how one can safeguard himself from these diseases. Their scientific knowledge about the disease was combined with various YOGIC PRACTISES for the benefit of the people who attended the camps. Several aspects such as LIFESTYLE and DIET were discussed and explained. In order to OBJECTIVELY & SCIENTIFICALLY assess the effect of YOGA on the disease, several tests were conducted on the participants, before the start of the camps and the same tests were repeated at the conclusion of the camps. It was indeed very heartening to observe that there was a marked improvement in all the parameters tested, thus proving the efficacy of YOGA in the treatment of heart diseases.
The Ladies wing, under the leadership of Mrs. Shobha Majali, is also very active in the pursuit of their objectives. They have conducted various camps for ladies at the KLE Lingraj College, Jyoti College and at Shahapur. Camps for children are conducted during the summer vacations almost on an annual basis.
KAIVALYA YOGA MANDIR is registered under the Societies Act 1960 and is managed by a MANAGING COMMITTEE of 15 members duly elected every three years. The practice sessions are held every day in various batches so as to be as convenient as possible to the members. People from all sections of the Society without any distinction of religion, caste, creed. colour, language, social or financial status are members of our organization. They are an absolutely apolitical organisation and function on a No LOSS NO PROFIT basis and only a nominal fee to maintain the infrastructure is collected from the members. Whosoever works for the organisation does it on a VOLUNTARY basis and does not get any pecuniary benefit from the organisation.
The TIMINGS for the various batches are as under.
06 – 10 A.M to 07 – 30 A.M.
06 – 20 A.M. to 07 – 50 A.M.
02 – 45 P.M. to 04 – 00 P.M.
06 – 00 P.M. to 07 – 00 P.M.
Combined batch of Ladies & Gents
People interested in joining the organisation or for making donations can contact the following people for further details. Donations to Kaivalya Yoga Mandir are exempted from INCOME TAX U /S 80 G.
Prof. VIJAY MAJALI
2482464 / 9448814574
Mr. VIJAY BHAGWAT
2426514 / 9845273406
Mrs. SHOBHA MAJALI (LADIES WING)
KAIVALYA YOGA MANDIR
PLOT 105/1, MANDOLI ROAD,