Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Indian Army's F-INSAS (Future Infantry Soldier as a System) Programme

(Note: Kindly watch the entire video given above which is very interesting)

The 1.1 million-strong Indian Army is going hi-tech to turn its troops into fighting machines of the 21 century, complete with the latest multi-function weaponry and uniforms with sensors to monitor their health parameters.

The plan is to modernize the armed forces in all dimensions. A project, code-named F-INSAS (Future Infantry Soldier as a System), has been taken up to train futuristic soldiers, equipped with latest weaponry, communication network and instant access to information on the battlefield.

The next wars will be won by the side that is adept at high technology with all-weather fighting capability.

With IT and electronic gadgets calling the shots in the armed forces worldwide, the Indian Army is gearing up to equip its soldiers with war-fighting capability and to prevent battle fatigue.

As in civilian and other sectors, optimal use of ICT (information and communication technology) would be  done for which Indian tech firms are known worldwide. Indian Army will be investing substantially to make its operations -from war zones to civil lines - digital, with seamless connectivity for online access to information systems.

Under the F-INSAS project, the troops will be put on a multi-mission mode to accomplish different tasks with speed, precision and lethality. In the first phase, to be completed by 2012, the infantry soldiers will be equipped with modular weapon systems that will have multi-functions.

Thermal imagers, sensors and night vision equipment, currently deployed in weapon systems such as artillery and main battle tanks, will be customized to make them portable for carrying by the soldiers in the battle ground.

Apart from imparting modern training and providing hi-tech gadgets, Indian Army is also working on a new attire that will enable the troops to carry the extra load and resist impact of chemical warfare. The new uniform will have vests with sensors to monitor their health parameters and provide quick medical relief.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Independance Day Parade at Happy Home by DMVs of AADM

As like every year this year also a grand parade was held at Happy Home on the occasion of Independence Day by Disaster Management Volunteers of Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management. The whole show was pompous with various events like parade, hoisting of Indian national flag. The salute of the parade was received was Respected Paurassinh. The parade was also attended by Param Poojya Nandai.


(Note: Kindly click on the above video to view it)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hanuman Chalisa Pathan at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram

This posting is to update all the readers about the observance of Shree Hanuman Challisa Pathaan (Chanting) 108 times daily from Monday, 15th August 2011 to Sunday, 21st August 2011 at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram (Happy Home) Khar, Mumbai. The session starts at 8 : 00 am in the morning and culminates at 8 : 00 pm in the evening.

P. P. Bapu in His one of the discourses in the last year in the month of April has mentioned Shree Hanuman Challisa as one of the essentials for days to come along with Shree Aniruddha Gayatri Mantra and Shree Ghanta Mantra. The event is in line with announcement of Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu made couple of years back that the pujan of all the Gods and Goddess at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram would be performed once a year.

The same event had been held in previous years. At that time Param Poojya Bapu had asked everyone to visit and attend the chanting as many times as possible. Bapu says that reciting Shree Hanuman Challisa 108 times throughout one single day during this period provides us with the deterrance against the problems and difficulties that we throughout the coming year.

As usual Devotees (Bhaktas) can offer a coconut (Narikelbali), which once offered the half portion of the fruit would to be given to the bhakta to be taken home as Prasadam (a part from sacred offerings to the Lord given to Bhaktas for consumption). The breaking of coconut symbolizes the killing of our vices (shadripus).

As observed for last two years Param Poojya Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu, Param Poojya Nandai and Param Poojya Suchitdada, themselves attend the chanting sessions. 108 selected volunteers from Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation and its various allied bodies perform this chanting throughout the day.

Bhaktas can also take the benefit of Udi (Sacred Ash), from the visit. Just to refresh memories of readers, Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram is considered as a pilgrim place which imparts benefit of visiting 108 other holy or pilgrim place. It is the holiest and the most sacred of the places’ in the universe.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ghorkashta Uddharna Stotra Chanting

This post is to remind all the readers that as like every year, this year as well Sadguru Aniruddha Upasana Foundation has arranged Ghorkashtodharan Stotra chanting in the auspicious month of Shravan.

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.

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

Date & Timings: From 31st July 2011 to 29th August 2011

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.

The copy of Ghorkashta Uddharan Stotra is attached above this post. You can download or view the same 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.

Param Poojya Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu has asked all the Shraddhavans to recite this stotra regular and atleast once in a month for 108 times.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

24 Hours Continuous Recitation of Shree Sai Charitra

'Akhand Parayan ' ( i.e. continuous recitation for 24 hrs) of ' Shree Sai Sat Charit ' at would be held at Shree Sai Niwas, Bandra with blessings of Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu's advice and blessings.

This to bring to everyone's notice that this 'Parayan' that at Shree Sai Niwas where this recitation is taking place is where extremely holy granth (biography of Shree Sai Baba) Shree Sai Sat Charitra was written by Shri Hemadpant Dabholkar who was on of the very pious devotees of Sai Baba. Moreover this recitation is being offered in the holy month of 'Shravan'.

The program is as follows:
Start : Saturday, 6th August 2011 at 9 p.m.
Completion : Sunday, 7th August 2011 at 9 p.m.

The event has a open entry for all the devotees.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Shree Ashwattha Maruti Poojan 2011

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. 6th August 2011, 13th August 2011 and 20th August 2011 and 27th August 2011, of the holy month of Shravan at Shree Gurukul, Juinagar. During the celebrations recitation of Sai Charitra is offered by devotees continuously.

Also to remind all the Shraddhavans that Ashwattha Maruti Poojan is one of the two festivals along with Shree Ram Navami celebration which Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation celebrated in its very first year since it started organizing and celebrating various devotional festivals.

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 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 Sthanam also stands right in the middle on the ground floor which can be worshiped 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, Astronomy 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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Shree Rann-Chandika Prapatti

As today is the day from which we would be starting the  'ShreeRannchandika Prapatti' the following blog post is just to refresh the memories of the readers about the same.

'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 make him 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 level for one, soldiers at the spiritual level and there is this  third thing that will be known to us 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, 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 we hold on to this belief but  also root it firmly in our  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, we should express it out in as many words as possible.

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 His refuge and shelter,  recalling Him in our minds with love, observing His instructions at all  times and at all costs and having unconditional, single lined (focussed) 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 over our charge to 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  ourselves in loving surrender to the Mother Chandika so that we keep enhancing  and intensifying our Bhakti and so that with Her grace we 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 be better to perform the Prapatti on all the Mondays as well. The Prapatti  must be compulsorily performed only once on all the Mondays).

2) Shraddhavan dress code (white shirt / kurta/ sadra, white lungi and uparna) 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 (seat cloth) while performing Shree Ranchandika Prapatti when they sit on floor.

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/ shampoo our 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 but 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 or ailments then he should  feel free to sit on table / chair or any other arrangement.

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 also be used for bearing on our 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 Sadguru 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 and by using its menu options understand the procedure to be implemented while performing this Prapatti in details).