Thursday, April 14, 2011

IT Driven Ram Navmi Celebrated by Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

It was 12th April 2011, Shree Ram Navami was being celebrated all across. Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation (SAUF) also had organized these celebrations in pompous way. But this time it was something different. This time it was an IT driven Ram Navami for SAUF. The reason for it to be called IT driven . First and foremost it was the day when the official website of Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation was launched (We can check for the same at http://aniruddhafoundation.com/).

The website gives a complete details about Param Poojya Bapu Himself , His discourses, His writings, His mentors, etc. It also details various devotional services carried by Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation under the divine guidance of Sadguru Bapu. Further the 13 Points Programme and 'Ram Rajya 2025 'concept devised and implemented by Sadguru Bapu is also described in details on the site. The various annual events (utsavs) carried by SAUF, the address and contact information of all its Upasana Centres and Head Office, the importance and details of Tirthakshetras, Shree Trivikram and regular prayers advised to all Shraddhavans by Sadguru Bapu have been described on the website.The website also shares all the news and updates related to Foundation and its various programmes and events on regular and real time basis with all the Shraddhavans.


Further the Dean of Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation Poojya Samirdada (Samirsinh Vaidya-Dattopadhye) has joined Facebook on this very day of Shree Ram Navami. This is the best opportunity for all of us to interact directly with  Samirdada who has always been 'Adhaar' (support) personified for all the Shraddhavans at all high and low points in our lives. You can browse his profile and alternately also send him friend request on the following URL: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000585975360#!/profile.php?id=100002352210703

Both these are one of the many technology driven initiatives undertaken by the Foundation which are imbibed in factuality and keeping in pace with the recent times.

Further some updates on the Shree Ram Navami celebrations being organized by Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation at Shree Harigurugram, Bandra, Mumbai. The celebrations saw a record footfall of the devotees who attended the celebrations. All the Shraddhavans were blessed with darshan of Param Poojya Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu. It was the first time that poojan of Shree Renukamata was performed by Poojya Samirdada in presence of Param Poojya Sadguru Bapu, Param Poojya Suchitdada and Param Poojya Nandai. All the other events were performed as usual as per the schedule over the last few years.(You can refer the following link to  read more about the program:  http://aniruddhafoundation.com/shree_ram_navmi_annual_events.html). 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

10th Anniversary of Appointment of Pratham Acharya of Bal Vidya



Today marks the 10th anniversary of the appointment of the First (Pratham) Acharya (mentor-in-chief) of Bal Vidya classes by Param Poojya Shree Aniruddha Bapu. Ravindrasinh Manjrekar who is also functioning as the acting Acharya has the honor of being appointed the Pratham Acharya by Param Poojya Bapu. 

Brief Information about Bal Vidya
Bal Vidya is collection of 64 different types of skills and 65 different types of knowledge of combat that was taught in the ancient India. It works on the principal of 'Defense is defeat, Attack is the best defense'. Sadguru Shri Shri Aniruddha Bapu Himself is an expert in Bal Vidya. With the intent of spreading ancient Indian knowledge Sadguru Bapu has established The Research Center on Ancient Knowledge at Juinagar, Navi Mumbai in the memory of writer of Shree Sai Satcharitra Shri. Hemadpant. Under this institute Shri Hemadpant Prachya Vidya Prashala is dedicated specifically towards teaching and spreading Bal Vidya. The training course includes various combats and fitness techniques e.g. Mudgal Vidya, Vajra Mushthi, Surya Bhedan and various types of Yashwanti Malla Vidya, training of Laathi, Kaathi, Fari-Gadge, Dorkhand, Dandpatta, etc.

Bal Vidya classes with blessings of Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu has produced citizens, both men and women capable of performing and successfully delivering on the household, social and national responsibilities.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Importance of Shree Shubhankara Navratri Utsav



The day starting from today i.e. Monday, 4th April 2011 has marked the starting of the extremely holy period of Navratri (Shubhankara). The celebrations would finally end with the celebration of Shree Ram Navami (Day of birth of Lord Ram) Tuesday, 12th April 2010.

The Shubhankara Navratra Utsav began at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram on the Gudhi Padwaa Day i.e. today, at 10.00 am with the 'Welcoming Procession (Aagaman)' of the 'Todes' - (Ornaments worn at her feet) of our beloved Mahishasurmardini Aai or our Mothi Aai. These will then be kept for darshan throughout the utsav period.

During His Marathi discourse on Thursday 7th October 2010 at Shri Harigurugram Param Poojya Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu had described the importance of this Navratri and also explained everyone the upasanas (worship) that should be performed in this period. Bapu said that during this period maximum sacrosanct and extremely holy waves and vibrations would be transmitted throughout this universe. Hence taking this fact under consideration Bapu described the few points as under.


Bapu initially stressed on the presence of word 'Ratri' in the word Navratri and hence further stressed on the importance attached to all the nights that fall in this period. Bapu urged everyone to  do Jagran i.e. staying up till late night atleast once during the period of nine nights. But while we do jagran we should do recitations of Ashubhanashini Stavanam, Shubhankara Stavanam, Ram Raksha, Shree Gurukshetram Mantra, etc without counting the number  of recitations and / or perform reading of Matruvalsalya Vindanam or Ram Rasayan (both these books are authored by P. P. Bapu Himself). One can even keep reciting just the word 'Aai' from the bottom of his heart and call 'Her (Aadi Mata)'. These recitations or readings should ideally begin from 9:30 pm at night and should end not before 2:30 am in the morning. But it would be best to stay up for the entire night. But while we observe jagran we should take care that the others around us are not disturbed for which we should refrain from creating any noise or being vocal. Bapu completely ridiculed and criticized the practice of playing cards under the name of Jagran and the waste of time that is associated with it. Bapu also criticized the wrong way in which this holy festival is now-a-days celebrated in the society (where people drink alcohol, involve in immoral activities and offer non-vegetarian foodstuffs and alcohol to Goddess by considering it to be a holy offering).

Bapu also said that when a devotee reads Matruvalsalya Vindanam, during that time Aadi Mata Mahishasurmardini Herself sits right next to him. Now its natural for the a child to follow his mother and hence where there is Aadi Mata Mahishasurmardini would be there, there would be Bapu. Bapu promised everyone that He would stand behind every devotee and most importantly promised everyone that He Himself would help them to perform these recitations and readings in every possible way.

To make one successfully stay up and awake for the entire night or even partially and avoid napping and yawning we should include foodstuffs which have a bitter tinge in them and also take care that the last morsel that we swallow should also be of the a bitter foodstuff. Curry leaves (kari patta) which was described by Bapu is His discourse on Ram Rajya as anti-carcinogenic (antidote against cancer) is also bitter to taste and hence can  help in avoiding unnecessary sleep. Hence it should always form part of our diet and especially should be included in the food we have on the night on which we plan to stay up late.

This was followed by a huge gift to everyone by Bapu. He said that this Navratri should be very special in lives of all the Shraddhavans. Generally on each day of Navratri only one form of Aadi Mata is active respectively. But during this Navratri all the 9 forms (Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, Raktadantika, Shatakshi, Shreeram-Vardayini, Garbhadahini, Dattamangala Chandika, Mantramalini) and 3 avatars (Gayatri Mata, Anusaya Mata and Mahishasurmardini Mata) of Aadi Mata would be functional and active on all the 9 days simultaneously and this happens only once in 1000 years. This state was would also be there for Ashubhankarnashini Navratri which was observed last year between 8th October 2010 and 17th October 2010.

Finally before ending His discoursed Bapu again urged all the Shraddhavans to seriously observe the night recitations and reading and also visit Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram and take darshan of both the forms of Aadi Mata (Anusaya Mata and Mahishasurmardini Mata) and offer our love and worship whole heartedly to the Goddess. Moreover He again stressed on the point that the the statue of Mahishasurmardini Mata at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram is actually not just a statue but the Goddess Herself.

(Note: Over the years it has also been observed that many times P. P. Bapu, P. P. Nandai and P. P. Suchitdada Themselves attend the aarti and grace the devotees with their darshan).

Friday, April 1, 2011

Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management Seminar - Extended Western Zone




A
niruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management
had organized a seminar on disaster management for its Disaster Management Volunteers of extended western zone of Mumbai stretching from Borivali to Dahanu on Sunday 27th March 2011.

The event started at 9.45AM with arrival of Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu’s Paduka which was followed by group prayers performed by all the DMVs.

Keynote address was delivered in which the aims and objectives of creating Disaster Awareness through this seminar were stressed.

The programme proceeded with presentations from DMVs on various topics related with disaster Management viz., Use of I.T. in Disaster & Risk Management, Evacuation Planning, Vermiculture, Global Warming, Importance of Preparedness in Disaster Management, etc. Further a Workshop on Use of Fire Extinguisher was conducted which was followed by live demonstrations on Rescue and Snake Handeling techniques in which all the DMVs actively participated.

The last session of the seminar featured refreshing and devotional Satsang and Gajars. The seminar finally concluded with Upasana.

The articles given above is the acknowledgement of Media of AADM and its work.