Shree Sacchidananda Utsav
Shraddhavans celebrate Shree Sacchidanandotsav in the month of Margashirsha, which is considered the paramount of divinity.
In the Utsav, Shraddhavans worship the revered Sadguru Padukas made from the paper pulp of the Ramnaam Books.
Every year, from the second Saturday of the Shukla Paksha in Margashirsha, Shraddhavans celebrate the Sacchidanand Utsav by immersing themselves in the Sadguru Devotion Sentience.
The Utsav is held either for one and a half day or five days.
Shraddhavans offer their love and express their humble gratitude to the Sadguru by surrendering unto Him with the ever-increasing Bhaktibhav Chaitanya!
Moreover, performing Paduka Poojan in Margashirsha opens doorways of development and closeness to the Parmatma.
Besides, the one who welcomes and worships the Sadguru Padukas at home, the Kalipurush or evil is unable to impede his progress.
The Shree Dattajayanti occurs on the Margashirsha Pournima in December. It is when Shree Dattatreya was born.
For this reason, the Shree Dattajayanti Utsav is celebrated at Shree Harigurugram, Bandra.
The Dattajayanti also marks the commencement of the month-long Vardhaman Vratadhiraj, which extends into January, covering the New Year day thus ensuring that Shraddhavans get to start the New Year with the Vrat that helps to achieve the ‘Nava Ankur Aishwarya’ of the Paramatma.
Shree Vardhaman Vratadhiraj
On 24th December 2009, Sadguru Shree Aniruddha explained the significance of Shree Vardhamaan Vratadhiraj. He explained the word, ‘Vardhaman’, meaning the one that grows and lets us grow. The various energy centres in our body, which are otherwise inactive at the gross, subtle and supra-ocular levels, are activated on observing the Vrat. Sadguru Shree Aniruddha has opened this Vrat for every Shraddhavan.
The Vardhaman Vratadhiraj is the Mahamarga – the supreme way of attaining Parmatma’s ‘Nava Ankur Aishwarya’.
Shree Vardhaman Vratadhiraj is the highest pinnacle among all the Vrats. Shree Vardhaman Vratadhiraj is the sovereign vow that reinforces the divine blessings and destroys ill-fate.
One who observes the Vrat for a minimum of 9 times or 1/4th years of his life gets delivered from the worst of sins (Pancha Mahapaap).
Furthermore, the ones who perform this Vrat wholeheartedly, at least once in the lifetime, the intensity of their sufferings and pains reduces.
Shraddhavans who perform this annual Vrat more than once in their lives, achieve happiness and get rid of distress.