Visiting United States of America

Visit to USA in 2013

We (I & my wife Sailasuta) have arrived in New York, U.S.A. on July 30, 2013 on Visitors` Visa & scheduled to stay here for the months of August and September 2013 with our second daughter Gayatri & son-in-law Saikrishna (on Working Visa status), grandson Arnav & granddaughter Maulika residing in this place.

Yoga has now become a very popular activity in the United States for last few decades. Yoga gained momentum in the U.S. during 19th Century CE after Swami Vivekananda travelled to U.S. With time several yoga masters visited U.S. from India and brought popularity to this discipline. The Hatha Yoga became the most popular form of Yoga based on basic features of yogasana and pranayama. Gradually the Patanjali`s yoga sutras of Ashtanga Yoga or Raja Yoga gained acceptance. It is ‘Shri Sai Satcharita’ published by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Dist. Ahmednagar Maharashtra India, the biography of Sai Baba written by Hemadpant during the life time of Baba depicting his wonderful life and teachings that spread Sai Spirituality not only in India but in the whole World and there are a good number of Sai Baba temples in U.S.A. where Sai Baba is worshiped by Shirdi Sai devotees.

I have the strong notion that Yoga and Spirituality of Indian origin have become increasingly popular in U.S.A. basing on country wise blog stat of my blog Yoga and Spirituality for United States. Now, I will get the scope of physical assessment related to Yoga Practice and Sai Spirituality in U.S. during my stay here for two months.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
New York

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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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19 Responses to Visiting United States of America

  1. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    Many thanks to God ;answered my good wishes to you just prior to leaving India that He landed you both safely without any embarrassment on the way. Probably you may have enjoyed a lot though it is Visitor`s Visa tour to USA ; because you are blended with Yoga and Spirituality and same on reaching there with your next generation( grand son & daughter).

    As nobody denies ,India leaves long and influences globally to all because of Yoga and Spirituality, a knowledge that blossoms the heart and purifies the mind of every man to become human. It is to be more clarified when God is personified as Avatar Sai Baba.Let you enjoy the beauty of America and reap the top most culture of India there.

    Thanking You with Regards,
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh, Odisha, India

  2. Santhosh says:

    Dear uncle,
    Om Sairam.

    The teachings of Shirdi Saibaba has widely spread across all the globe, it’s the grace and blessings of Saibaba which is saving us all from the miseries and maya of the worldly affairs. Everyone is realizing this fact and people from all across are getting closer to Saibaba. Sai bless all. 🙂

    Om Sri Sainathaya Namah.
    Kind regards,
    Santhosh KV
    Hewlett Packard
    Bangalore, India.

  3. Prakash Padhan says:

    I am much happy to know that you are in U.S. now. Hope you will share your good experience when you will return back to our India.

    Yoga originated in India in various forms like Ashtanga Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Hatha Yoga etc. Not only Vivekananda, Swami Paramhans Yogananda shared Kriya Yoga in U.S., Baba Ramdev teaches Yogasana/Pranayama there. When western countries accepted/ applied Yoga, then only we (Indian) realizes its importance. There is an Odia proverb-“Jaha nahi bharate, taha nahi jagate”(If it is not in India, then it is not in world).

    I wish for your pleasant staying in U.S.

  4. Madan Goyal says:

    Nice to visit the world as much as possible.

    Share your experiences and best of journey and stay.

  5. Sir

    It’s really a great joy for you at the opposite side of our native land.That is the place where highly developed technology as well as developed country of the whole world exists.It is also admired as the most powerful part of the world. But in the field of yoga as well as meditation our motherland has the super power.As you have described about Sai Baba, the real thought of Baba is not fixed in a country,even world; he is the Almighty above the Universe.

    Sir,your article published from New York is a landmark of your publication work. It is a historical moment.Sir, your article as well as your sharing of experiences encourage us.The work of Swami Vivekananda is the key of publicity of Indian culture as well as Hinduism.The devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba in USA highly give respect to the advice of Shirdi Sai Baba. It is clearly evident from invitation by US devotees to you to attend function as Guest in Sai Baba temple Virginia in response to your note of arrival in US mentioned on July 31, 2013 in about page of your blog Yoga and Spirituality .The universal thought that is the TRUTH must be acceptable by all. It gives us immense pleasure and happiness for your safe as well as enjoyable journey towards USA. Hope for the happiest experiences. Today I am very happy to talk with you from New York by cell phone.

    Kedarnath Sahu
    Science Teacher
    Odisha India

  6. Vinod Varma says:

    Glad to know that you are in USA, and you would be getting first hand experience of how yoga is getting popular in practice in the western world. Hope you would be sharing this experience on a later date, and that this would help yoga practitioners as well as aspirants.

  7. V Nageswara Rao says:

    Dear Sir,

    Happy to see this article you have written from USA and also very much happy to receive your phone call before you planned to Visit USA and also after reaching there. GOD is great for giving you opportunity to write good number of learningful articles from India and also from a developed country like USA. You have rightly mentioned about the importance of Yoga Practices in USA, the Spirituality and also about the Shirdi Sai temples and many devotees of Baba in USA which is great.

    Please share with us your 2 months experience on USA – New York and also Yoga and Spirituality through periodical articles for learning. Have a Nice and Pleasant Stay in USA with your Family and Citizens of USA and also with the Blessings of Shirdi Sai Baba.

    Thanking You,
    With Regards,
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

  8. Umesh says:

    Respected Brother,

    I was glad to know your safe landings in New York, U.S.A. on 30th July 2013. Perhaps the Almighty Sai BABA has sent you to know more about his existence in each & every corner of the World. Two months with family attachment & having so many experiences in U.S.A. will give you great pleasure there.

  9. I liked the way you share your day to day life & experience with people. Your shadow may turn like a golden path to followers, many wishes & love. Wish to see & learn more from your blogs.Thank you, have a great day 🙂

  10. Madhusudan Mahunta says:

    Dear Sir,

    After your arrival in New York USA, your article ‘Visiting United States of America’ Posted on August 1, 2013 shows your expectation and feeling in USA which I came to know that “JAHA NAHI BHARATE TAHA NAHI JAGATE”. I am very much pleased to say that Yoga and Spirituality and temple of Shirdi Sai Baba is worldwide present which has originated from India.I am very much thankful for the people of USA that they are influenced by the prophet of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swami Vivekananda with Yoga and Spirituality. I hope you gather vast experience from the USA, the super power of the world.

    Thanking You.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Madhusudan Mahunta
    Health and Family Welfare Dept.,Govt Of Odisha

  11. Rajesh Kumar Panda says:

    Respected Dear Kaka,
    Really it is very admiring as how small the World is now than before. Loving people and respecting culture of each other is the most significant in the present world trend.Hope you are enjoying your trip very happily and gladly.

    Convey my regards to Kakima and blessing to Tiki, my brother in-law and to my nephew, niece.
    Yours lovingly,

  12. Really very nice information. So thanks for sharing this topic.

    Gaurav Sharma

  13. Sachin Sadare says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience with yoga and spirituality. I had my share of enlightenment about yoga and spirituality.


  14. Visitor to USA from July 30, 2013 to October 1, 2013.You may view my Concurrent Posts & Photos published from New York, USA in my Timeline and Photo Album of Facebook.

    • We left New York, USA by flight on October 1, 2013 and arrived Bangalore, India on October 2, 2013 where we are staying with our son Debashish and our first daughter Shibani, son-in-law Sunil & our granddaughter Snigdha after my retirement from Orissa State Govt Service.

  15. Dear Readers & Viewers,

    Having completed my one month stay in New York USA since my arrival in this place on July 30, 2013 & still scheduled to stay one month more up to September 30, 2013; I well remember my origin of life as a native of village Gaisilat Dist Bargarh Orissa India & recall my memory by linking the article & responses on Lifetime Achievement in Social Service published in my blog website of Yoga and Spirituality.

  16. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    Yoga is getting world wide acceptance. The fast-paced life that we lead in this minute-to-minute world gives stress and health issues that worries all of us. Now everyone starts realizing that without a healthy body and mind one can not pursue his goal and achievements in life.Yoga benefits as it involves strengthening of both body and mind.

    Thank u for sharing your experience.

  17. Harish Panigrahi says:

    I have been a member of Brahmakumari Iswariya Viswa Vidyalaya since 1985 and I followed Dr.Ramwatar Kedia of Sambalpur. He stays now at Rajgangpur. I was a regular yoga practitioner but recently discontinued after seating on floor became a punishment to me. I can not fold my knee due to the family disease of Osteo Arthritis. I have read books on yoga of all the great writers.I know the benefits of yoga and spirituality. For that I do not have B.P but I am a Type II diabetes since since last 3 years. Still I shall go through your blog. I had started yoga from High School.

  18. Visited USA from July 30, 2013 to October 1, 2013. You may read my article & responses on Visit Note as Tourist to USA published on October 3, 2013 from Bangalore, India in Yoga and Spirituality.

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