Saturday, October 31, 2009

ANIRUDDHA POORNIMA 2009




Finally the day has come for which we all eagerly wait for the entire year. Yes, its the birthday of our beloved Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu, which we better know as Aniruddha Poornima . This year's Aniruddha Poornima would be celebrated by Aniruddha Upasana Trust and its associated organisations on Monday, 2nd November 2009.

To remind all the readers, P. P. Bapu doesn't accept any gifts may it be in form of money, sweets, flowers, gift articles, precious metals, etc. As He has been telling us for so many years He only expects and accepts our Bhakti (Devotion), Prem (Love) and Seva (Service). The only exception to gifts being the Indian sweetmeat called as Appe which are P. P. Bapu's favourite and can certainly be offered.

Visitors are requested to refrain from bringing Kapur (Camphor) Aarti. Also it would be great if visitors could carry an Uparna (shoulder cloth) individually. Carrying an uparna is believed to be extremely holy and helps the person to maximise his receivings of holy waves (Spandan).

*** Volunteers are requested to strictly comply with this condition. ***

Timings of the Celebrations:
Morning 10:00 am to evening 9:00 pm

Address of Celebrations
Sambhaji Ground,
Veer Savarkar Marg,
Navghar Road,
Near Mulund Gymkhana,
Mulund (East),
Mumbai - 400 081

Sunday, October 25, 2009

WHY SHOULD ONE READ THE NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK ON GODDESS MAHISHASURMARDINI TITLED MATRUVATSALYA VINDANAM AUTHORED BY P. P. ANIRUDDHA BAPU


Discourse by Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu on 1st October 2009

On the Thursday of 1st October 2009, Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu delivered His discourse as usual again at New English High School grounds at Bandra East, Mumbai. The discourse centred on what bhav (thinking) should one have in his mind while visiting Aniruddha Gurukshetram and also why should one read the newly published book on Goddess Mahishasurmardini Mata titled Matruvatsalya (Motherly love) Vindanam authored by P. P. Aniruddha Bapu.

P. P. Bapu started His discourse by explaining importance of rules in our life. Bapu appealed to everyone to abide by the rules to the maximum possible extent as they regulate our life. But Bapu further said that God always rates Bhav (love and faith) above rules. Further Bapu explained that Krupa (God's blessings) is dependent on Bhav of devotee. Finally Bapu explained that God exempts His devotee (who tries to abide by His rules and laws to the maximum) when it actually comes to enforcing the rules but enforces them forcefully on all those who try to take maximum advantage of His love by breaking the rules and finding loop holes in them. (Here rule doesn't only mean legal, constitutional rules laid down by governments but also the rules laid down and explained by the Lord).

Further Bapu explained what does Yam and Chitragupt signify in one's life. Traditionally it is believed that Yam is the God of Death and his doots (messengers) come to humans at the time of their death to snatch the life out of our body. But Bapu said that the Yam actually signifies Parmeshwari Ichha (divine plan). Yam signifies the refereshing of human soul that is done by Lord before giving rebirth to that soul in a new bodily form.

Then Bapu explained meaning of Chitragupt. Traditionally it is believed that Chitragupt is the divine Accountant who knows all the good and bad deeds that one has performed during his life. He gives this tally of one's life to Yam when the soul comes to him after death. The name Chitragupt is self explanatory in itself, the one who can also see the hidden (gupt) picture (chitra) is Chitragupt. To this Bapu explained that Chitragupt signifies the reminder left over after the tally of good and bad deeds performed during living life by a person.

Further Bapu clarified the misconception, confusion and fear that surrounds and fills the minds of general people that 'Lord gets angry and causes harm to us when we do not abide by the promise we have made to Him'. Bapu firmly stated that the one who gets angry and harms would not be fits to be God because God never harms anybody out of His anger. Bapu examplified it and explained that even a human mother would also not harm her child out of her anger then how could this Divine Mother, your Lord, harm you? Yes the Lord gets angry but only where there is no bhakti (worship). If one worships any pure forms of Lord (e.g. Lord Sai Baba, Lord Swami Samarth, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Lord Parshuram, Lord Vitthal, Lord Jagannath, Lord Venkatesh, Lord Dattaguru, Lord Dattatrey, Lord Nrusinh Saraswati, Lord Hanumant, Goddess Gayatri Mata, Goddess Anusaya Mata, Goddess Mahishasurmardini Mata, Lord Mahavishnu, Lord Paramshiv, Goddess Mahalaxmi, Goddess Mahakali, Goddess Mahasaraswati or your Sadguru) then we should not have fear of Lord inflicting any harm on us.

Further Bapu explained what bhav one should have in his heart when visiting Shree Kshetra Aniruddha Gurukshetram. Bapu said that while taking darshan of Goddess Mahishasurmardini at Aniruddha Gurukshetram one should always think that She is my mother or atleast that She is my beloved Bapu's mother and Bapu is my, my own. Aniruddha Gurukshetram has two Goddess viz., Goddess Anusaya who signifies love and is eveready to sing praise about Her children and the other being Goddess Mahishasurmardini who signifies end of evil and is eveready for defending Her children from evil.

P.P. Bapu explained that reading the book Matruvatsalya Vindanam would definitely benefit the reader (in bettering his life and eliminating all his troubles). Bapu also stressed the importance of reading the book especially during Navratri festival. (In the book Bapu explains that this book is the praise and love of Goddess Mahishasurmardini. Bapu also believes that the Goddess would sit next to the reader to listen to him and reciprocate it by showering her blessings on the reader as all the devotees are Her children).

Finally before winding up His discourse Bapu explained the meaning of Dadhichi (who was a great saint and a teacher). Bapu said that Dadhichi was so pure that Vajra which is the weapon used by Lord Indra, the king of divine universal powers (shivatme) is made from the bone ash of Sage Dadhichi. Vajra can never be broken or harmed by any other weapon and is believed to the deadliest weapon for destruction of evil. The part of mind that has been converted to the purest form called Chitta is referred as Vajra. Bapu then said that Sage Dadhichi signifies whole hearted worship and completely devotion (bhav). Bapu also referred to Lord Hanumant Who is called as Vajrang (Body made from Vajra) and again cleared one confusion of masses about the multiple heads that are seen affixed to torsos of Lord Dattaguru, Lord Hanumant (Panchmukhi Hanumant), etc. Bapu said that these Gods practically and biologically do not have 3, 5 or more heads attached to their torsos but these multiple heads are attached and visible only on the aesthetic, divine level.

Finally at the end of discourse P.P. Bapu appealed to all the devotees to try to abide by His principles, rules, thoughts and sayings and He would guarantee them that their life won't be a waste and death would be utilized.


ll Janma Mazha Vyartha Na Ho ll
ll Mrutyu Lago Sarthaki ll

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ll Hearty Congratulations! And Best Wishes for a Wonderful Married Life Together ll


With the warmest wishes
for the best in life
as you both look forward
to a shared future of love, friendship,
and the wonderful closeness
that is marriage.

Hearty Congratulations to our beloved Swapnilsinh and Shakambhariveera for this auspicious day of their marriage and to
P. P. Bapu, P. P. Nandai, P. P. Suchitdada and P. P. Samirdada.

Monday, October 19, 2009

SHREE KSHETRA ANIRUDDHA GURUKSHETRAM WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR REST OF THIS WEEK


This post is to inform all the bhaktas that Shree Kshetra Aniruddha Gurukshetram will remain closed from Tuesday 20th October to Sunday 25th October 2009.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SHREE DHANALAXMI UTSAV - SHREE YANTRA PUJAN ON THIS THURDAY, 15th OCTOBER 2009






This is to inform all the bhaktas that the celebrations for Shree Dhanalaxmi Utsav - Shree Yantra Pujan 2009, will be celebrated on this Thursday.

Date of Festival:
15th October 2009

Timings of Festival:
From 9.00 am to 9.00 pm

Venue for Festival:
New English School,
(Shree Hari Guru Gram),
Bandra (East),
Mumbai 400 051.

Bhaktas are requested to carry the Shree Yantra that is installed at their homes, for it to be recharged (perform pujan) at the festival venue.

Over the years Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu, Param Poojya Nandai, Param Poojya Suchitdada along with Poojya Samirdada have graced and blessed this occasion by being personally present at the festival. Darshan facility would also be extended to all the bhaktas who would be present.

Background of Shree Yantra:
The first Shree Yantra was commissioned at Shree Kshetra Gurukul (Juinagar). The image of Shree Yantra has been placed for the benefit and darshan of the devotees over there. This Yantra was initially worshipped for 33 days at Shree Kshetra Gurukul (Juinagar).

Shree Yantra signifies the primeval energy of this universe, the Shri Shakti. The next five generations of the person taking this Shree Yantra home will receive blessings and fruits of this action. We must recognize the importance and presence of this Shree Yantra and this has been gifted to all the bhaktas and will help them right till the end of life. Every year on the day of Dhanteras (Dhanalaxmi Pujan) it is worshipped and prayed. The presence of Shri Mahalaxmi Mata (Chida-Nanda) in each devotees' house is in certainty with the installation this Shri Yantra.
Donation of Diwali Pharal:
Further bhaktas can donate Diwali Pharal (snacks prepared for Diwali viz., chivada, chakli, sev, kadboli, ladoo, karanji, kanola, shankarpali, anarsa, etc) at the special counter set up by Shree Aniruddha Upasana Trust at Shree Hari Guru Gram during the celebrations of this festival. This collected Pharal is then distributed for free to all needy and poor fellow citizens. Bhaktas should note that the Pharal will accepted only on Dhanlaxmi Poojan day.

The celebrations culminate with a grand ceremony of Maha-Aarti which is worth attending.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

PARAM POOJYA BAPU'S DISCOURSE ON "WHY AND HOW ONE COULD BECOME A RESPONSIBLE PARENT"



Discourse by Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu on 24th September 2009

On the Thursday of 24th September 2009, P. P. Bapu delivered His discourse as usual again at New English High School ground at Bandra (East), Mumbai. Bapu gave a big surprise everyone taking into consideration the need of the hour and the veiled threat of World War - III that is approaching very fast and silently with the launch of website for Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management better known as A.A.D.M. The website was launched by Aadya-Pipa Govindsinh Dabholkar on behalf of P. P. Aniruddha Bapu in His presence.

Readers can check for more information by logging on to http://www.aniruddhasadm.com/

Further Bapu began with His discourse, which was entirely focused on "Why and how could one become a Responsible Parent".

Bapu said that it is the general human tendancy to get attracted towards crowd. To justify this Bapu gave example of a two doctors; one with heavy crowd and other with no crowd at all. As a parent we would offcourse take our child to the doctor with heavy crowd even if that means waiting for few hours. And from here Bapu begins His tutorial on Responsible Parenthood.

Bapu said that we get attracted to crowd because we want security (Suraksha) and esteem (Pratishtha). Bapu said that this is where we humans make a mistake and wrongly choose esteem over security. Bapu gave an example over here. These days many Mumbaikars are moving out of their traditional and secured homes from Dadar, Parel, etc and are settling in esteemed, posh suburbs. Bapu is never against progress, but Bapu said that we need to evaluate the two factors mentioned above very carefully before taking any decision. Bapu said that because of false esteem man always sacrifices his security. Bapu again gave explicit examples over here and said that attending late night parties, drugging, drinking, smoking, etc is now these days considered as esteem.

Bapu further laid down a very, very important principle. Bapu said that parents should trust their children 99% and not 100% if they have to be responsible and feel that their children should progress on right path without any obstacles. Again Bapu gave an example over here and said that parents should definitely check the internet surfing log of their children if they are sitting on internet at late night. This should be done to see if your child is unknowingly not falling prey to sex rackets or is not accessing pornographic sites, as teenagers at their age feel attracted to these things. This makes them vulnerable and they may unknowingly fall prey to things which are hidden at the back of these sites like sex rackets or certain hypnotic sites.

Bapu said that parents should establish such relations with their children that even if the children get entangled in some problem arising out of their wrong act they (Children) should not fear to approach you, open up and tell their problems. Bapu said that the relationship between most of the children and parents these days are not as open as mentioned here and hence when children get entangled in some wrong thing they dont get the confidence of approaching their parents as they would not find the solution but would only be end up being thrashed and at some instances even thrown out of the house. Bapu said that this should not happen. If your child gets stuck somewhere then he should have to confidence to approach you and you should also assist him to get out of that problem.

Bapu further said that look at your children as Most-Obedient-Child and not as Most-Obedient-Slave / Prisoner.

Bapu said that parents try to fulfill all the wishes of their children thinking that my child should get all that I couldn't get in my childhood or teenage. Bapu said that this thinking is absolutely wrong. To justify this Bapu again gave an example over here. Bapu said that parents should not say Yes to every demand of their children. This should be done because when these children step in the outside materialistic world they perpetually hear "No" to their various desires and plans and then this leads to frustration which ends in acts like acid attacks, suicides, etc.

Bapu further critisized the reason given by many parents that they dont have time to look after their children. Bapu said that saying, "I have no time", is the biggest lie in the world. Bapu pointed out that because off this tendency the number of boarding schools are going up in the society. Bapu frankly said that the parents who give this reason incase of their children are not even fit to be parents.

For children, Bapu also said that if the child feels embarrassed when his mother feeds him in front of others or his friends then he is wrong. Bapu said that this is the act of sheer love and not lower-class act as termed by few so-called white-collared people.

Now, Bapu came back to the topic of Disaster Management which he had introduced at the very start of the discourse while launching the A.A.D.M. website and linked it with the topic of Responsible Parenthood. Bapu said that being a responsible parent is also a form of Disaster Management. By being a responsible parent we are avoiding the disaster from happening in life of your children.

Further Bapu specifically mentioned that reciting Hanuman Chalisa three times daily with your children is the best form of disaster management one could do in his child's life.

Finally terminating the discourse Bapu quoted the famous saying

"Asel Maza Hari Tar Deil Khatlya Vari"
(If there is Lord, then he would fulfill my wishes without I doing anything or taking any efforts).

is offcourse true. Lord (Hari) is always eager to give His child with the most best things of the world but for that firstly Hari has to be mine i.e. i have do completely as He says with complete surrender. But the main reason as to why we should not depend on this saying is Lord would become more happy seeing His child become strong.