The Miracle Man

Clad in saffron dhoti, with numerous rudraksha necklaces around his neck, he looked nothing less than a guru from the Vedic age. But he is a modern Guru...
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Updated on Apr 22, 2010 08:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Titash Roy Choudhury, New Delhi
Lakshmi RanaWhat: Book Reading Session by Yogi Ashwini

Where: Oxford Bookstore

Clad in saffron dhoti, with numerous rudraksha necklaces around his neck, he looked nothing less than a guru from the Vedic age. But he is a modern Guru who believes in "partying, clubbing and leading a normal daily life". Yogi Ashwini, the founder of the NGO Dhyan foundation and a famous exponent of yoga, tantra and various spiritual sciences was present today at the Oxford Bookstore, Delhi for a reading session of his recently launched book Sanatan Kriya 51 Miracles and a haunting.

The book, which was launched on 9th December 2009 at the Le Meriden, Delhi, is a collection of 51 real life stories that accounts how yoga and Yogi Ashwini helped transform their lives forever. The book is a record of all the miracles performed by Yogi Ashwini, who through decades of experience has been able to some extent unfold the mystery of yoga and spirituality.

The occasion was attended by eminent personalities, from various fields of work, who are strong believers of the power of Yoga. We had the prominent Sufi-Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi, renowned for formulating her own dance form "Sufi-kathak" which is a perfect blend of the mysticism of Sufi and the classicism of kathak. Wearing a beige and golden coloured salwar-kammez she smoothly and with the desired effect read the miracle of Abha Chopra whose daughter was literally given her life back by Yogi Ashwini.

A well-known face in the modeling world, she has walked the ramp for top international brands like Tommy Hilfiger and others, Laxmi Rana also graced the occasion with her presence. Practicing suryanamashkar and pranayam daily Lakshmi believes that yoga is the best way of "maintaining a healthy body, mind and soul" especially when working in such a demanding career like modelling. She read an excerpt from the book recounting the miracle of Seema Kalra. Lakshmi was also accompanied by eminent model, Ritu Singh.

The session also saw Sharmila Jadhvi, Joint secretary, Government of India read out a comment made by Civil Aviation Secretary Madhavan Nambiar on Yogi Ashwini, who said "In this day and age it's truly amazing to meet a yogi in flesh and blood and to be able to experience His power and purity".

The reading session was followed by a Q&A round where the forum was open for any kind of queries or comments. When asked what yoga means to him, Yogi Ashwini replied "humbly following the path shown by your guru... and karma would lead you to your guru."

The book specially looks at formulating the credibility of yoga through logical facts and proof. So every miracle is followed by a prescription or any kind of proof validating the happening. The book is priced at Rs 500 and is available at all Oxford stores across the country.

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