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Institute of Geriatrics & Research Centre - Dr. Aniruddha’s (Bapu’s) Vision

The vision of Dr. Aniruddha Dhairyadhar Joshi (Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu) of having a comprehensive facility that will tend to the old, aged and infirm, who do not have the sound financial means to support their expensive medical needs, is gradually taking shape and will come to fruition in the coming months. The origin of the process of realizing this vision can be traced back to the year 1993, when

Post nuclear test by North Korea, neighbouring countries deploy forces on borders

(Courtesy: Dainik Pratyaksha) Japan and South Korea have started the build-up of their troops on their respective borders after North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, defying international pressure. A team of scientists from South Korea has also been deployed to investigate the nature of the nuclear test. South Korea has hinted at development of a long range ballistic missile, to give a befitting reply to North Korea. Although North Korea has not

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,

Narration of Personal Experience at Shree Harigurugram

ll Hari Om ll At Shree Harigurugram, last Thursday we witnessed videos of blessed moments in the lives of 3 bhaktas – Shraddhavan Girishsinh Karulkar from Pune, Shraddhavan Amitsinh Singhal and Shraddhavan Sonchoriveera Ghosh originally from Kolkota but settled in Juinagar, Mumbai. All three narrations highlighted totally different dimensions each and yet converged to indicate one common fact to the Shraddhavaan viz. Bapu’s leela – unfathomable, amazing and of course

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

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.