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Geriatrics Hospice Project

Hari Om Dear Friends, I thought it would be the right time to give you an update on the Geriatrics Hospice Project which is under progress at Juinagar, Navi Mumbai. Just yesterday Bapu, Nandaai and Suchitdada paid a visit to the site, to review the progress being made on the project. The construction is in full swing and is scheduled for completion by September 2013 in all respects. When complete,

हेमाडपंतांची व यवनाची भेट (Hemadpant’s tryst with Mohammedan gentleman)

हा प्रसंग हेमाडपंताच्या आयुष्याला वळण देणारा आहे. हेमाडपंतांनी साईनाथांना बघितलेलं ही नाही, फोटो ही पाहिलेला नाही. उलट काकासाहेब दिक्षीतांनी त्यांना सांगितल्यानंतरही शिर्डीला जायचा विचार हेमाडपंत सोडून देतात. कारण मनात प्रश्‍न उद्‍भवलेला असतो की ’सद्‍गुरूचा उपयोग काय?’ पण त्यानंतर नानासाहेब चांदोरकरांच्या विनंतीनंतर हेमाडपंत शिर्डीस जायला निघतात. हेमाडपंतांची शिर्डीला जाणारी गाडी सुटू शकते हे जाणून, तसेच साईनाथ त्यांच्या भक्ताचा म्हणजेच नानासाहेब चांदोरकरांचा शब्द राखण्यासाठी आणि सद्‍गुरुभक्ति मार्गावर येऊ इच्छिणार्‍यासाठी साईनाथ स्वत: यवनाच्या

पिपासा, पिपासा-२, वैनी म्हणे आणि पिपासा पसरली आता डाऊनलोड सेक्शनमध्ये उपलब्ध(All Pipasa songs available in Download section)

मी पाहिलेला बापू आपल्याला बापूंची (अनिरुद्धांची) एक वेगळीच ओळख करून देतो. अनिरुद्धांच्या व्यक्तिमत्त्वाचे अनेक पैलू या लेखांमधून आपल्या समोर येतात. ह्याच अनिरुद्धांची (बापूंची) खरी ओळख आपल्याला अभंगांतून होत असते. “वैनी म्हणे”, “पिपासा”, “पिपासा पसरली”, “ऐलतीरी पैलतीरी…” किंवा “बोलबोल वाचे…” अशा अनेक अभंगांच्या सी.डीं. मार्फत श्रीअनिरुद्धांच्या स्वरूपाची त्यांच्या श्रद्धावान मित्रांना ओळख होत असते. बापूंच्या सर्व श्रद्धावान मित्रांसाठी आज डाऊनलोड सेक्शन मध्ये पिपासा, पिपासा-२, वैनी म्हणे आणि पिपासा पसरली ह्यातील सर्व अभंग डाऊनलोड करायची सोय उपलब्ध करून देत आहे. मला खात्री आहे की ह्या सोयीमुळे हे सर्व अभंग ऐकणं सहज साध्य होईल. आणि शेवटी खरोखरच, मला असं वाटतं की श्रवणभक्ती हीच प्रत्येक श्रद्धावान भक्ताला भक्तीमार्गावर स्थिर करत असते.

My Visit to Sangli

I am just back from a whirlwind tour of centres in Sangli and the adjoining regions. The visit was essentially a precursor to Bapu’s visit to Sangli scheduled for April 2013, and intended of course to take stock of the level of preparedness of our various upasana centres which are coming together to organize yet another historic event but also along side to understand their problems and concerns, if any and to fine tune their focus on the preparations if required.

The Maghi Ganapati Janmotsav 2013

As I am writing this post from Shri Harigurugram, the sweet chants of ‘Om Gam Ganapatayay Namah’ are softly ringing in my ears. Yesterday and the day before ‘The Maaghi Ganapati Janmotsav’ was celebrated. The Maaghi Ganapati Janmotsav is being celebrated since the year 2009. The celebrations are held on 2 days. The first day, entry to the function is by invitation only. Thereafter, on the next following Thursday, It is celebrated at Shri Harigurugram where all Shraddhavans can attend. Usually during the intervening period, the idols of Ashtavinayak are kept at the Link Apartments, where poojan is performed every day.

Aatmabal Programme 2013

Last night the Aatmabal Programme 2013 came to an end. Words fail me in trying to describe how it was. At the moment, it is beyond any adjectives. All that I can say for myself and on behalf of all those who were present at Shri Harigurugram yesterday is Ambadnya.

No praise would be too high for our dear Nandai, who planned things to the last detail. Bringing together a group of Shraddhavan ladies, many of them elderly, and most of them shy and introverted, and transforming them into achievers and winners, in a matter of just six months, is in itself a great achievement. Every single item that was presented left an indelible mark on the mind. I can say with absolute certainty that there wasn’t a single eye that did not shed tears while watching the heart-rending performances put up.

Sai Niwas Hindi Documentary DVD

Sainiwas Documentary हरी ॐ मित्रों, पिछले गुरूवार को, अर्थात ३१ जनवरी २०१३ को श्रद्धावनों के लिए स्वस्तिक्षेम संवाद के बाद, जो बापूजी के हिंदी प्रवचन के लिए बैठते हैं उनके लिए साईंनिवास डाक्यूमेंट्री (हिन्दी में डबींग की हुई) लगाई गयी थी। चूंकि मूल प्रति की अवधि २ घंटों की है, इसका संक्षिप्त प्रारूप, जिसकी अवधि ४५ मिनटों की है, वह दिखाई गई। उपस्थितों में से बहुतों ने पहले ही मूल मराठी प्रति देखी

Sai Niwas - A Documentary now Available in Hindi (dubbed)

Hari Om Dear Friends,  Last Thursday, i.e. on January 31, 2013, after the Swasthi Kshema Samvaad for Shraddhavaans, who attend the Hindi Pravachan of Bapu, a special screening of the Sai Niwas documentary (dubbed version in Hindi) was held. Since the duration of the original documentary is more than 2 hours, a more concise version, with a duration of 45 minutes was screened. Many of us present, had already seen

Kolhapur Medical and Healthcare Camp - 2013

 Kolhapur Medical and Healthcare Camp – 2013 MEDICAL ASPECT 1. Check Up: a. General OPD.: General Check up of Patients b. Student OPD: A separate team of doctors for the check up of School Students (Std. 1 to 9) c. Specialist OPD : Specialists in the fields of i. General Medicine ii. Cardiology iii. Paediatrics iv. Skin Diseases v. General Surgery vi. Gynaecology vii. Orthopaedics viii. ENT  ix. Ophthalmology x. Pharmacy

The Swastikshema Sanvadam

In His discourse last evening, Bapu introduced to the Shraddhavaan bhaktas, the concept of the ‘Swastikshema Sanvaadam‘ (Sanvaadam = dialogue or connection) – all for their well being. As part of it, the Shraddhavaan can enter into a dialogue with any member of the Chandika Kul. He may express the feelings in his mind, his thoughts, or may open up and say all that he wishes to, to this member he