Tuesday, August 31, 2010





During last few discourses by P. P. Aniruddha Bapu has stressed on the extreme need to perform worship (upasana) of Shri Shanidev correctly. While elaborating this important topic Bapu stressed on one very important point that 'One avoid abandoning the right Godly forms but at the same time not accept the wrong Godly forms'.
While describing Shri Shanidev Bapu termed him as 'Judge of Gods'. Bapu said that this godly element though is pure but is extremely radical in nature. Shri Shanidev is the Chaya Putra (छाया पुत्र ) of Sun God. He teaches us sacrifice (tyag).

Generally people associate the period in their life called Sade Saati (साडे साती) generally regarded as trouble period as described wrongly by few in astrological terms which is dependent on Shanidev. But it is actually a  rest period given to us. We should derive inspiration from Shanidev to make maximum sacrifice which should be physically, mentally and financially. To avoid problems which might be faced during the period of Sade Saati (साडे साती) can be avoided by the worship of Lord Hanumant. During this period one should try to donate as much as possible but we should make sure that the appropriation of this donation is done in a very correct manner and is given to worthy recipient.

Bapu as made all recollect the fact that Lord Hanumant had once defeated Shani and had kept him captive below His feet. Hence we should worship Lord Hanumant during the period of  Sade Saati (साडे साती) or even if we fear wrath of Shanidev. Bapu gave an example to this saying that even if one holds Shri Sundarkand in his hand Shanidev and his wrath would stay light-years  away from him.

As this godly element (Shanidev) is radical in nature the place where his temple is erected (Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra, India) doesn't have roof and women are not permitted to enter the main area which hosts emblem of Shanidev. Hence if we are to keep this emblem, idol or photo of Shanidev we need to take some care. For this specific purpose P. P. Bapu and Sadguru Aniruddha Upasana Foundation have made special arrangement to explain the care and upasana to be performed. The upasana is detailed in the document attached above.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Article on Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management in Times of India


Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management
is the premier NGO in not only in Mumbai but in entire Maharashtra which assist government authorities in crowd control, search and rescue, disaster management tasks. Times of India in its issue dated on 12th August 2010 has published an entire article on Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management. 
To know more about Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management you can click on: http://www.aniruddhasadm.com/



Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ghorkashta Uddharan Stotra


Kindly find the copy of Ghorkashta Uddharan Stotra by clicking on the image above. The stotra has been composed by Lord Nrusinh Saraswati. This Stotra does the work of 'Disaster Management' in the life of one who recites it.

P. P. Aniruddha Bapu has asked all the Shraddhavans to recite this stotra regular and atleast once in a month for 108 times. Sadguru Aniruddha Upasana Foundation also organizes day long recitation programme of the Stotra in the holy month of Shravan. To read more on this programme please check the following link http://mihirnagarkar.blogspot.com/2010/08/ghorkashtodharan-stotra-chanting.html

(Note: Please click on the image to view it in larger size).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING - BASIC COURSE STARTS FROM 30TH AUGUST


Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management
or A.A.D.M. (http://www.aniruddhasadm.com/) a premier non-government organization in the field of Disaster Management & Mitigation would be holding 7 days Certificate Course in Disaster Management at its Central Office from 30th August - 5th September 2010.

1) Location of the Course
A.A.D.M. Head Quarters ,
3, Krushna Niwas,
Sakharam Keer Road, Near Shiv Sena Bhavan,
Mahim, Mumbai - 400 016, India

Tel: +91 22 2430 1010 or +91 22 2430 2424

2) Timings for the Course
Weekdays: Evenings from 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs IST
Sunday: 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs IST

>>> Final Examination – (Oral, Written and Practical) would held on Sunday 5th September 2010.

>>> Course will not be held on Thursday, 2nd September 2010.

Every course would be meant to accommodate 20 applicants who would be selected on first come first served basis.

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

4) Course Registration

Aspiring candidates can register their names personally by visiting the Head Quarters 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 Head Quarters of AADM on the above-mentioned address or contact numbers.

THE COURSE IS CONDUCTED FREE OF COST AND THE PARTICIPANTS NEED NOT PAY ANY FEES AS THE COURSE IS CONDUCTED ONLY FOR SOCIAL CAUSE OF  PROMOTING DISASTER AWARENESS IN THE MASSES.

THE COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION, RACE, CASTE, CREED, GENDER, PHYSICAL DISABILITY, ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL BACKGROUND, ETC.


Once a candidate clears the examination he would be given a certificate for completing the course successfully. After this the participant would be called DMV (Disaster Management Volunteer) and can serve in various sevas like Mahalaxmi Seva, Mandhardevi Seva, Mount Mary Seva, Anant Chaturdashi, Gauri-Ganpati Visarjan Seva, etc).

Sunday, August 22, 2010

AADM the Highest Contributor of Forces for Managing Ganpati Festival


I am very happy to bring to your notice of everyone of you that Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management was invited for the meeting organized by Mumbai Police and other concerned forces which help is managing and conducting Ganpati Utsav. I was extremely privileged to be part of this meeting.

The meeting was held at Nehru Centre, Worli in which the Joint Commissioner of Police – Traffic (Shri. Sanjay Barve), Deputy Commissioner of Police – Traffic (Shri. Solunke) and all the senior most officers of Traffic department, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Shri. Kshirsagar) and other representatives from other arms of the Government like like the Indian Army, Life Guards, Brihan-Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai Fire Brigade, etc and major Ganpati Utsav Mandals of Mumbai city (one of them being Lalbaug Cha Raja) had participated.

The meeting was basically organized for streamlining the co-ordination between all these forces before the start of the world's largest festival (footfall wise) i.e. Ganesh Utsav and also understand the commitment of number of forces allotted by each of these forces for management of this festival.

The biggest and the most proud aspect of this meeting for Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management was to understand the fact that our Academy is the highest contributor in terms of forces for managing this festival. [This year we have committed 4, 000 forces (volunteers, which are called as DMVs or Disaster Management Volunteers)].

***  Background of This Preparatory Exercise ***

This festival last year (in 2009) had recorded the immersion of total 1, 87, 507 idols of Lord Ganesh (domestic and public) across the period of 11 days of the festival. This year the government authorities expect another 4 - 5 % rise in this figure. It is also observed over the years that on the day of Anant Chaturdashi more than 15 lakh people congregate at Girgaum Chowpatty in the evening (This can be equated with the population of few European countries).

It is also observed that Consul Generals and Envoys of almost 45 foreign countries attend the Immersion ceremony at Girgaum Chowpatty and hence the government intends to use this festival to project Mumbai and this festival on the globally platform to attract tourism, enhance Mumbai’s i.e. ultimately India’s image globally and showcase the discipline in the Indian masses that is displayed by them even when such large number of people congregate at a single spot which is a fact that has been acknowledged and appreciated by all the foreign Consul Generals and Envoys who visit this festival.Justify Full

Following are the details that were shared during the meeting by Mumbai Police and BMC respectively:

1) Preparation by Mumbai Police

a) Control Rooms would be setup at 7 places across the city which includes prime spots like Girgaum Chowpatty, Bandra (Bada Masjid), Shivaji Park Chowpatty, etc.

b) The newly bought Sealegs and Amphibious Vehicles would be deployed for the security of the immersion ceremony from the side of sea.

c) Life Guards from various NGOs and Indian Navy would be deployed at all the immersion spots.

d) Motorboats would be put on duty at major immersion spots.

e) Online Request Management System would be launched for all the Ganpati Mandals in the city so that they can file their permission requests for erecting festival tents, stalls and hoardings online.

f) For Ganpati mandals who would want to apply for permission physically would have to download the permission requisition forms from Mumbai Police’s website.

g) Police would regulate the roads in the city on the days of immersion. Under this exercise 24 roads would be completely closed for traffic, 47 would be allowed one-way entry, 10 roads would be closed for heavy vehicles and parking would not be permitted on 40 roads.

h) All the traditional Ganpati mandals (which have completed 5 years of existence) would be given police permission without verification in-case the tents are to be constructed on same place and have area as previous years.


2) Preparation by Brihan-Mumbai Municipal Corporation

a) There are 88 spots that are marked for immersion ceremony.

b) Steel plates are to be laid on all the chowpatties which have sandy or soft surface so that movement of trolleys carrying Lord’s idol is made easy and the incidences of they getting stuck in sand is avoided.

c) First-Aid Counters and Ambulances would be kept ready at all the immersion spots.

d) Mobile Toilets would be deployed so that the surroundings are kept clean and the waste collection and disposal is done in hygienic manner.

e) Big Nirmalya Pots (Kalashs) would be erected at all the immersion spots. Compost manure would be produced from all the nirmalya (residue of flowers and other items offered to Lord) collected in these pots. The BMC has created special facilities for carrying composting of this nirmalya. This compost would then be used in Municipal gardens as manures of trees and plants.

f) Flood Lights and Search Lights would be installed at all the immersion spots for ease in research and rescue.

g) Watch Towers would be erected at all the immersion spots for ease in research and rescue and also for keeping vigilance.

h) New Twats of German Technology have been imported by the BMC from Germany, so that mass immersion of Lord’s idols can be carried out.

i) BMC would be deploying close to 500 - 600 engineers and another 600 personnel for making the festival safe and successful.

j) The roads in the city would be repaired and the potholes would be filled.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shree Rannchandika Prapatti




'Shree Rannchandika Prapatti'. Although fully spiritual in itself, this will make of every man and every woman, a valiant soldier, a valiant human being and also valiant spiritually.

The women would be observing ‘Shreemangalchandika Prapatti’ and men would be observing ‘Shree Rannachandika Prapatti’. The ‘Rann’ is the battlefield and both kinds of Prapattis make out of men and women alike, successful and capable soldiers, soldiers at the worldly plane for one, soldiers at the spiritual plane and there is this third thing that you will know in due course.

The word ‘Prapatti’ simply means ‘surrender that relieves of disaster or calamity'. There are five aspects to both the Prapattis, be it the Shreemanagalchandika Prapatti or the Shreerannachandika Prapatti.

1) The first aspect is the Shri Adimata Chandika Mahishasurmardini. She is the Mother of the Parmatma and therefore the Paramatma is forever in a state of surrender unto Her and so it follows that we too must be in surrender unto Her.

2) The second aspect and principle is to harbour and also repeatedly express the unshakable belief, anchored firmly in the heart that Goddess Chandika Herself and through Her dear Son (Parmatma), will definitely protect me. Not only should you hold on to the belief but root it firmly in your heart and express overtly that Goddess Chandika and Her Son, Trivikram will protect us and take care of us. Holding this belief in our heart and we should speak it out in so many words.

3) The third one is accepting the Son of the Chandika (Lord Parmatma) with love and faith and as our only refuge, whom we call by different names Mahavishnu, Sai, Ram, Krishna or the Paramshiva; willingly choosing to live in this refuge and shelter, recalling Him to the mind with love, observing His instructions at all times and at all costs, having unconditional, singular and whole-hearted faith that He and He alone is my support my one and only support in life. This is one of the important aspects of the Prapatti.

4) The fourth principle is praying that the Chandika hold us close in Her arms and hand us over in the charge of the Lord Parmatma. Praying to Her with love to say, ‘O Mother Chandika, hold me in Your arms, hold me close and hand me over to the Parmatma’.

5) The fifth aspect is to offer yourself in loving surrender to the Chandika so that you keep enhancing and intensifying your Bhakti and so that with Her grace you attain success and fulfillment both at the worldly and at the spiritual levels. Living the sentiment expressed in the words ‘You and You alone are my support, my one and only support’, ‘I offer myself in unconditional, whole-hearted and singularly focused faith, I turn to you with love, please accept me’. ‘Complete, total honesty’, is actually surrendering unto Her.

Following is the clarification to some of the doubts that have been raised by few fellow Shraddhavans:


1) This Shree Ranchandika Prapatti should be performed only by gents on any one of the Mondays of the month of Shravan. (It is not compulsory to perform the Prapatti on all Mondays of the month though it would also be fine to perform the Prapatti on all the Mondays as well. The Prapatti should be compulsorily performed only once on all the Mondays).

2) Shraddhavan dress code is compulsory while performing Shree Ranchandika Prapatti.

3) It would be fine to burn incense (Dhoopshikha) while performing Shree Ranchandika Prapatti.

4) Shraddhavans may or may not use mat (seating) while performing Shree Ranchandika Prapatti.

5) The Prasad (holy offering) of Curd-sugar and bananas can be also be kept in front of the photoframe from the very start of Prapatti.

6) For performing Prapatti photo of Trivikram of any size will suffice the purpose.

7) It is not necessary to wash/ drain the hair during the bath that has to be taken before performing Prapatti.

8) Shraddhavans of one single family can do the Prapatti by using a single photoframe of Shree Trivikram available at their homes. But they should not be sitting together rather should sit separated from each other keeping some distance between them. The Prasad that everyone offers has to be separate.

9) If any Shraddhavan is unable to sit on the floor to perform Prapatti because of physical problems then he should feel free to sit on table / chair.

10) For the Prapatti, Shree Adimata Chandika Mahishasurmardini’s photoframe can also be kept alongside photoframe of Shree Trivikram.

11) Incase the photoframe of Trivikram which is being used for performing Prapatti is large in size then a smaller photoframe may be used for bearing on head.

12) After the Prapatti is done it would be fine for the Shraddhavans to perform Aarti of Shree Mahishsurmardini.

(Note: The Ram Rajya discourse booklet by Param Poojya Shree Aniruddha Bapu contains detailed information about Shree Ranchandika Prapatti. The details can be found from Page No. 41 to Page No. 50. You can also refer the image above by using iits menu options to understand the procedure to be implemented while performing this Prapatti in details).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shree Ashwattha Maruti Poojan 2010


This is to inform all the Shraddhavans that like every year this year as well the celebrations of Ashwattha Maruti Poojan would be carried on the 3 Saturdays i.e. 14th August 2010, 21st August 2010 and 28th August 2010, of the holy month of Shravan at Shree Gurukul, Juinagar. During the celebrations recitation of Sai Charitra is offered by devotees continuously.

Shree Gurukul Juinagar is believed to be the one of the shaktipeeths established by Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu. Everything at this place is important and sacred. There is a two-storey building here and a Hanumant Rock (Hanumantachi Shila), as also Dhanalaxmi and Shree Yantra. The ground floor hosts a very beautiful and attractive temple of three Goddesses of Power namely Shree Mahakali, Shree Mahalaxmi and Shree Mahasaraswati and also Shree Mangesh and Shree Shantadurga. These five deities represent Panch-Purushartha. A Dharma-Chakra too has been installed for the destruction of global evil in the backyard of the temple. Here in front of this Dharma-Chakra one offer incense sticks. Water from 30 holy rivers of India has been placed here. On the second floor of the building is Vishvalochanchakraraj, which is a very superior chakra. Bapu has Himself designed the Chakra. The Aadya-Pipa Samadhi Sthan also stands right in the middle on the ground floor which can be worshipped by devotees by offering attar (scented perfume).

Shree Krishna Shastri Ayurved Prashala (Ayurved Research & Development Centre) and Bharatiya Prachyavidya Sanshodhan Kendra (Indian Martial Art Institute) are established on the first floor of this building. The building also boasts a Library, which has thousands of books on various Indian subjects. The books are in 5 languages Marathi, Hindi, English, Gujarati and Sanskrit. The library has books on subject ranging from Philosophy, Ayurved, Astrology to Modern Science. A visit to this place is pilgrimage for the disciples who want to lighten their burden of fate, to ward off all evil influences and to get joy and happiness through its sharp and beneficent vibrations.

Address of Poojan:

Shri Sadguru Niwas, Gurukul,
Juinagar (East), Navi Mumbai - 400 706

Timing of Poojan:

Morning 8:00 am to Evening 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ghorkashtodharan Stotra Chanting


As like every year, this year as well Sadguru Aniruddha Upasana Foundation has arranged Ghorkashtodharan Stotra Chanting in the auspicious month of Shravan. The chanting has started from today.

The program would be carried in two sessions. In each session the Ghorkashtodharan Stotra would be chanted for 108 times. Following are the details for the program.

Address:
Shri Krishna Hall, Jadhav Marg,
Off S S Wagh Marg,
Naigaon, Dadar (East)
Mumbai 400014,
Maharashtra.
Landmark: Opposite Chitra Cinema

Date & Timings: From 10th August 2010 to 8th September 2010

Except Thursdays
Session - I: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Session - II: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For Thursdays
Session - I: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Session - II: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

All the visiting devotees can donate foodgrains at the venue for Annapurna Prasadam Yojana. Accordingly all the bhaktas a requested to make use of the opportunity to the fullest.