Samirdada

A little about Samirdada –

Early Days

I was indeed fortunate to have been born in a family that had strong spiritual leanings, with both my parents steeped in the bhakti of Shri Sainath of Shirdi. In the year 1915, my paternal grandfather, Pandurang Vaidya, had the good fortune of having the darshan of Shri Sainath in person in Shirdi.

Born on March 24, 1965, to Suresh and Shubhada Vaidya, I share my birthday with my elder brother, Dr. Suchit S. Dattopadhye, who is elder to me by three years.

I was initiated into the bhakti of Shirdi Sai Baba at a very early age by my father, who used to recite (paaraayan) Shri Sai Satcharita atleast four times a year. My father took us to Shirdi atleast twice in a year, where we used to stay for atleast three to four days. Prior to the year 1980, when Shirdi was not so crowded, my father used to do Saptaaha (reciting over seven days) of Shri Sai Satcharita, sitting in Dwarkamai. As a child, the stories of Sai Satcharita had a great influence on me.

I started reading Shri Sai Satcharita when I was fourteen and completed my first Saptaaha at the age of sixteen.

मॅनेजमेंटचा नवा मंत्र ( Jugaad - The new management mantra )

अधिकांश वेळेस आपण आपल्या रोजच्या कामांमध्ये इतके गुंतून गेलेले असतो की आपल्या क्षेत्रात व अगदी आपल्या आजू-बाजूच्या परिस्थीतीत काय बदल होत आहेत ह्याची दखल घ्यायची देखील आपाल्याला फूरसत होत नाही. आपण जरी आपल्या आसपासच्या परिस्थीतीबद्दल सजग नसलो तरी बापू त्यांच्या श्रध्दावान मित्रांसाठी कायम़च वास्तवाचे भान राखून सजग असतात. ह्याच सजगतेतून बापूंनी जुलै २०१२ मध्ये स्वत: दोन सेमीनार कंडक्ट केले व त्यापाठी होते त्यांचे अथक परिश्रम व अभ्यास. या सहस्‍त्रकाच्या पहिल्या

स्वस्तिक्षेम संवादम् (swastikshem-sanwad)

काल परमपूज्य बापूंनी प्रवचनामध्ये स्वस्तिक्षेम संवादम्‌ची संकल्पना सर्व श्रद्धावानांसमोर मांडली; सर्व श्रद्धावानांच्या हितासाठी. यामध्ये प्रत्येक श्रद्धावानाने चण्डिकाकुलातील कुठल्याही सदस्याशी संवाद साधावयाचा आहे. श्रद्धावानाच्या मनातील भावना, विचार किंवा तो जे काही सांगू इच्छितो ते त्या त्या सदस्यासमोर त्याने मांडावयाचे आहे.  प्रथम बापू श्रीहरिगुरुग्राम येथे प्रवचना आधी, “सर्वमंगलमांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके। शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोस्तु ते।।’ हा श्‍लोक म्हणतील. त्यानंतर कमीतकमी ५ मिनिटांचा काळ असेल, ज्या वेळेस प्रत्येक श्रद्धावानाने डोळे बंद करून, आपण प्रत्यक्ष

Kojagiri Pournima- Important Information

In my earlier blog post, a video clipping of Bapu’s pravachan wherein he had spoken about the importance of staying awake during the night of Kojagiri Pournima was shared.  Many Shraddhavans have enquired whether it is compulsory to stay awake for the whole night. Please note that that staying awake for the whole night is not mandatory and it would suffice if one stays awake only till 3.30 am.

Shraddhavans enjoying Bapu’s presence during Pravachan आज दसरा. आज विजयोपासनेला बापू स्वत: श्रीहरिगुरुग्राम येथे हजर असतील व सर्व श्रद्धावानांना बापूंच्या दर्शनाचा लाभ होईल. माझ्या सर्व मित्रांना दसर्‍याच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. दसर्‍याच्या निमित्ताने प्रत्येक श्रद्धावानाचा सद्‌गुरु चरणी “विश्वास” दृढ व्हावा हीच सदगुरु बापूचरणी प्रार्थना. या आश्र्विन नवरात्रीमध्ये आपण अनेक गोष्टी घडताना बघितल्या. या नवरात्रीच्या पहिल्या दिवशी, म्हणजेच प्रतिपदेला पहाटे श्रीअनिरुद्ध गुरुक्षेत्रम येथे श्रीशिवगंगागौरीच्या स्नानाचा सोहळा होवून नवरात्रीला सुरुवात झाली. अनेक श्रद्धावान या

Aniruddha Chalisa

ll Hari Om ll Shree Aniruddha Chalisa Pathan began in a very pious atmosphere at Shree Harigurugram. The Padchinnh and idol of Bapu arrived at 9:15 AM. After this the ceremony started with chanting of Anhik, Shree Aadimata Shubhankara Stavanam and 9 Vachane of Sadguru Bapu.  Chanting of Shree Aniruddha Chalisa started at 10:00 AM. Shraddhavans have turned up in large numbers to take the advantage of this blessed opportunity.

Shree Lalita Panchami, Mahishasurmardini

ll Hari Om ll Lalita Panchami – Mothi Aai at Residence of Bapu The fifth day of the month of Ashwin (Ashwin shuddha panchami) is the Lalita Panchami. It was on the night of the Ashwin shuddha Panchami that the Adimata Mahishasurmardini manifested before the army of Shreeram to slay Durgam, who stood in the way of the fulfilment of Her blessings and Will – viz. the destruction of Ravan. It

Good News for All Shraddhavans...

On the holy occasion of Navratri which is commencing tomorrow i.e. from  the first day (Pratipadaa) of this Ashwin Navratri, Shraddhavaans can rejoice with even more fervor. There are gifts which are ready to be showered on them.    Firstly we are releasing the much, much awaited Audio CDs Pipasa (पिपासा) , Pipasa 2 (पिपासा २) and Pipasa Pasarli (पिपासा पसरली).     Secondly, we would also be launching our very