Wednesday, June 24, 2009


This is to inform all the bhaktas (devotees) that the Aniruddha Upasna Trust would be organizing the ‘Mahishasurmardini Utsav’ from 9th August – 17th August 2009. The Utsav (festival) would be celebrated to mark the installation of idol of Goddess Mahishasur-Mardini having 16-hands at Shree Kshetra Gurukshetram. Param Poojya Shree Aniruddha Bapu described the idol as one, which has a very, very furious appearance. The festival has been purposefully kept for such a long period with the intention of making the darshan easy, calm and queue-free for all the bhaktas.

Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu has specifically asked all the bhaktas to attend this festival and participate in it with maximum physical and mental, dedication and devotion and not to compensate the attendance to the festival with any other activity.

Param Pooja Bapu said that this installation is continuation of the series of extremely holy events initiated by Aniruddha Upasna Trust viz., organization of Lord Ganesh Yag, Saptakoti (70 million or 7 crores) Shree Venkatesh Jaap, Lord Jagannath Utsav, Goddess Gayatri Punascharan, various Ras Yatras, Bhav Yatras and establishment of Shree Kshetra Govidyapeetham, Shree Kshetra Gurukul, Shree Kshetra Gurukshetram and finally the establishment of portrait of Goddess Anusaya at Shree Kshetra Gurukshetram.

Itenary of Inaugural Programme of Mahishasurmardini Utsav

Everyday the programme would start at 11.00 am in the morning. The entire programme would be compartmentalized in 3 parts as follows:

A) Everyday would start with a pujan (ritual) called ‘Shree Rahasya Pujanam’. This ritual would continue till 1.30 pm in the afternoon. Following is the serial order in which Shree Rahasya Pujanam would be performed. Param Poojya Bapu Himself has selected the mantras in Shree Rahasya Pujanam. Moreover they are also recorded in His voice and all the attending bhaktas would have to privilege of hearing the pujan in Param Poojya Bapu’s voice.

1) Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu, Param Poojya Nandai and Param Poojya Suchitdada Themselves, together would perform the pujan on Day 1 i.e. 9th August 2009.
2) Param Poojya Samirdada would perform the pujan on Day 2 i.e. 10th August 2009.
3) Respected Swapnilsinh would perform the pujan on Day 3 i.e. 11th August 2009.
4) Respected Paurassinh would perform the pujan on Day 4 i.e. 12th August 2009.
5) Saddya Pipadada, Shri. Appasaheb Dabholkar would perform the pujan on Day 5 i.e. 13th August 2009.
6) Respected Paurassinh would again perform the pujan on Day 6 i.e. 14th August 2009.
7) Respected Swapnilsinh again would perform the pujan on Day 7 i.e. 15th August 2009.
8) Param Poojya Samirdada again would perform the pujan on Day 8 i.e. 16th August 2009.
9) Param Poojya Bapu, Param Poojya Nandai, Param Poojya Suchitdada Themselves, together would perform the pujan on Day 9 i.e. 17th August 2009.

Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu, Param Poojya Nandai, Param Poojya Suchitdada, Param Poojya Samirdada, Respected Swapnilsinh, Respected Paurassinh and Saddya Pipadada, Shri. Appasaheb Dabholkar would offer the Goddess:

1) Rangdeep (108 Rangdeeps to be offered everyday)
The Rangadeeps painted by bhaktas would be used in the offering to the Goddess.

2) Manibhadra Kankan (bangles)
The Manibhadra Kankans represent the bangles that Lord Parshuram had given to His mother Goddess Renuka, His mother. All the bangles would be of same size and would be Red and Green in colour. In all 648 bangles would be offered to the Goddess during the entire festival.

3) Divya Vastram (holy cloth)
The Divya Vastram would be of size of chunari and would be White and Golden in colour. 1080 vastrams would be offered during the entire duration of the festival. The hymn of "Om Namaschandikayey" would be inscribed on every cloth.

B) After the Rahasya Pujanam another ritual called ‘Rahasya Havanam’ would be performed till the sunset. In this, the bhaktas would have the chance to recite Shree Adimate Stavanam - “Adimate Vedamate”(Image of the same stotra has been displayed above. Please click on the image in case you wish to have a larger view.)

C) After the Rahasya Havanam, daily Aarti (poetic hymn) would take place at 8.00 pm at night. The Aarti would also include one aarti dedicated to Goddess Chandika.

*** Moreover Param Poojya Bapu has asked all the bhaktas to recite hymn “Om Namaschandikayey” 108 times a day starting from 8th July 2009 till 8th August 2009. ***

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu has selected 11 bhaktas to chant the above 3 (Jaaps) recitations for the period of 11 days from 16th June to 6th July 2009. This group of 11 bhaktas would be given the save Udi (sacred ash) during the Mahishasur Mardini Utsav starting from 11th August – 19th August 2009.

But it would also be great if the other bhaktas start and continue to chant these recitations during the same period. Bhaktas could recite these 3 jaaps at any time of the day at their convenience. The sequence need not be the one given above. But one jaap will have to be completed in one sitting only i.e. one can also do these 3 jaaps at 3 different timings, in 3 different sittings at their convenience.

Readers could also find the same recitations by logging on to the official website or by just clicking on

Saturday, June 13, 2009


In order to make it convenient and easy for the aspirants who want to undertake the basic course in Disaster Management, Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management or AADM a premier non-government organization would be holding 7 days certificate course in Disaster Management at its Central Office on monthly basis from now on.

The courses would be held in the first week of every month at the Central Office AADM situated at:

AADM Office,
3, Krushna Niwas,
Sakharam Keer Road,
Near Shiv Sena Bhavan,
Mumbai - 400 016.

Every course would be meant to accommodate 20 applicants who would be selected on first come first served basis. The course duration would of one week starting from Monday till Saturday, in the evenings from 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs IST and on Sunday from 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs IST, Sunday being the final examination day. The course will have a weekly holiday on Thursday.

The would cover basic disaster management topics from academic and practical perspective viz., First-Aid, Fire Fighting, Bandages, Casualty Lifting Methods, CPCR (Cardio-Pulmonary & Cerebral Resuscitation), Search & Rescue, Crowd Control, Communication & Co-ordination, Leadership, Situation Reaction, Nuclear-Chemical-Biological Warfare, Psychological Counseling, Animal Attack Cases, etc.

The first batch of the course starts from 8th June 2009. Aspiring candidates can register their names personally by visiting the Central Office of AADM between 1100 hrs to 1800 hrs IST, on the address mentioned above. Candidates can also register their names by calling Central Office of AADM on +91 22 2430 1010 or +91 22 2430 2424. For more information aspirants or information seekers can get in touch with the Central Office of AADM on the above-mentioned address or contact numbers.


Under the guidance of Param Poojya Nandai classes for Aatmabal Vikas (Self-Strength Development) for ladies would be starting very soon. Forms would be made available for registration for the said course from Friday 19th June 2009 till Friday 26th June 2009 at Happy Home between 1700 hrs to 2000 hrs IST. All the ladies willing to apply should collect and submit the registration forms at:

4th Floor, Happy Home,
Plot No. 551,
T.P.S. Road No. 8, Old Khar (West),
Near Khar Telephone Exchange,
Mumbai - 400 052.

Telephone Numbers: +91 22 66970977/ 78 Extension: 415.

This course is six-month activity. The selected female candidates get to interact directly with Param Poojya Nandai. P. P. Nandai defines Aatmabal as “To increase one’s confidence through Bhakti and surrendering this gained confidence at the Feet of the Lord, so that our life undergoes positive metamorphic changes”.

The course covers diverse, realistic and extremely interesting topics from various different fields like Professional English Speaking, Personality Development, Project Management, Time Management, SME Management (Small & Medium Size Enterprises), Dramatics, Vocational Crafts, Public Speaking, Public Debates, Child Psychology & Child Care, Cookery & Culinary Skill Enhancement, Drawing, Leadership, Vermiculture, Beautification of One’s Life, Bhakti (Worship), Seva (Devotional Service), Picture Talk (to enhance one’s observation skills), Essay Writing, etc.

The course lectures are conducted on Saturdays between 1500 hrs to 1800 hrs IST. The course finally culminates into a grand event where all the pass-outs of the course present various performances in form of dances, plays, dramas, orchestras, etc. Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu Himself along with Param Poojya Nandai and Param Poojya Suchitdada & Param Poojya Samirdada attend this grand finale. The event witnesses an overwhelming audience of more than 3000 people.

A pass-out from Aatmabal always becomes an extremely confident individual, a model citizen, an able crisis manager, a dynamic team leader and a thorough professional performer in all walks of life.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Discourse by Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu on 14th May 2009

On the Thursday of 14th May 2009, Bapu delivered His discourse as usual again at New English High School ground at Bandra East, Mumbai. Bapu took stock of activities that happened during the event of Datta Yag and also gave everyone a surprise.

At the very start, results of Sai Samarth Vigyan Prabodhini’s Panchasheel Examination (Dvitiya or 2nd Examination were announced). Lalitaveera Wagh from Pune was declared as the first ranker for the examination.

Bapu then told everyone that conversion of everyone’s manah (mind) to chitta (conscience) would be done 10 times proportional to everybody respective bhav (faith and love) for all those devotees who participated in Niyati Chakra Parivartan Pradakshina, Shree Sarvato-Bhadra Kumbh Yatra and Shree Dwadasha-Jyotirlinga Kailash Mahapujan, the three rituals that took place during the Datta Yag.

Bapu also said that the worship (pujan) and pradakshina (encircling) of 24 Gurus of Lord Dattatrey by all the devotees present at Datta Yag has helped the devotees to strengthen their love and faith towards their Guru or has increased their Guru-bhav.

Bapu then narrated a short story of Lord Sai Baba which Bapu’s grandmother, ‘Mai’ had narrated to Bapu:

“Dev Mamledar and Kaka Mahajani were once being abused by Lord Sai Baba. At that time there were few Bhaktas who had come from Mumbai who were present in Dwarka Mai, Shirdi. At that time Bapu’s grandmother Mai was also present in Dwarka Mai. The Mumbaikars thought, what kind of Sadguru is Sai? If he abuses his followers in this unparliamentary way then one cannot term Sai as Sadguru. Mai was present there and finally when comments by these Mumbaikars crossed all limits Mai broke her silence. She asked them if Sai doesn’t have any problem, if Mamledar and Mahajani don’t have any problem, infact they gracefully accepted the abuse as its was by their Sadguru Sainath, then who are you to raise an objection on Sai’s actions? This totally silenced those Mumbaikars.
But we come across a very good theory through this story that one shouldn’t define any criteria for Sadguru or shouldn’t define what He should do or say.

One can always avoid his sufferings, problems and troubles through his Sadguru but for that to happen one should always believe that his Sadguru is the Almighty and the only One.

Then it was the time for surprises and waves of cheers all across the venue of New English High School.

During monsoon time the seating arrangement for devotees who want to attend Bapu’s discourse is done inside the building of New English High School, rather than in open ground as it is done in the summer and the winter.

Bapu announced that when the seating arrangement again comes out on open in the month of October Bapu would start the full-length discourses on subject of 24 Gurus of Lord Dattatrey that were put up for worship and viewing (Darshan). Bapu said that there wont be a fixed timeline for the completion of discourse on this topic.

But after the discourse ends on subject of 24 Gurus of Lord Dattatrey, Bapu would restart with discourses on Vishnu-Sahastranam from where he had left it (to start discourses on Shree Ram Raksha).

Bapu also re-announced that He is in process of writing a book on Goddess Adi-Mata, which would be published very soon by the Sanstha. This book like Ramrasayan, written earlier by Bapu would be made available to the bhaktas for pathaan (recitation).

Important Announcement from the Discourse by Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu on 28th May 2009

Bapu has asked all the devotees and volunteers who participated in Datta Yag from 5th May - 9th May 2009 to write their individual feedback on the entire event. Devotees can write as to how the management and arrangement of the festival was done. It can be a positive as well as a negative feedback. But in any case there has to be some justification for the feedback i.e. if it was good then there has to justification if the Yag was good, as to why and what was so good? or if any thing was not good, then why and what was it bad?

All the feedbacks would be personally read by P. P. Bapu, P. P. Suchitdada, P. P. Nandai, P. P. Samirdada, respected Swapnilsinh and respected Paurassinh.

The feedback papers can be submitted at
1) New English School, Bandra (East), Mumbai (Pravachan Venue) on Thursday’s at The Datta Yag counter at Gate Number. 1.
2) At respective Upasna Centres
3) At Ram Naam Bank, Head Office at Link Apartments during normal banking hours.
Address: 101, Link Apartments, TPS III, Khari Village, Old Khar, Khar (West), Mumbai – 400052. Tel: +91 22 2605 35 68.