Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram Ganeshotsav

ll Hari Om ll

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Bapu did not come to Shree Harigurugram last evening (Thursday, 13th September 2012) and so, instructed me to make the announcements about the Shree Ganesh festival to be celebrated at His home, i.e. about the Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram Ganeshotsav. Bapu has very earnestly and affectionately invited all His Shraddhavaan friends to this celebration. Along with the darshan of Shree Ganesh at Bapu’s home, all the Shraddhavaans will be blessed with the opportunity of the darshan of the Shree Moolarka Ganesh and of course like every year, that of the Svayamabhu Ganesh as well and that certainly is the highlight of the festival.

For every shraddhavaan Bapu-bhakta, to be blessed with the darshan of Shree Ganesh at Bapu’s home is indeed a treat, a very special moment. As the Shree Saisachcharit says,

गुरुनाम आणि गुरुसहवास l गुरुकृपा आणि गुरुचरण पायस l
गुरुमंत्र आणि गुरुगृहवास महत्प्रयास प्राप्ती ही l

(The name of the Guru and His intimate company; the grace of the Guru and the sacred and blessed milk washed off His feet and so sweetened; the Gurumantra and living or being in the Guru’s home – are all rare privileges and attainments of arduous effort.)

What we need to note here is, that the ‘Guru-gruhavaas‘ (being in the Sadguru’s own home) comes only at the end of the third segment of this verse. No doubt all that the verse talks about stands to be attained only after onerous effort but the opportunity to step into the Sadguru’s home and be there, is indeed the rarest and the most difficult proposition of all. And here, our Sadguru Bapu has opened it up for all the Shraddhavaan Bapubhaktas! He has made the opportunity available for each Shraddhavaan bhakta and so easy at that! Now it is up to us, to make the most of this golden chance.

The programme schedule of the Shree Ganesh festival at Bapu’s home will be as follows:

1) Tuesday, 18-9-2012 – the day of Hartalika i.e. the day before Shree Ganesh Chaturthi.

The welcome procession: Begins at 5:00 pm at ‘Amarsons’, Bandra. A wonderfully unique procession, many Shraddhavaan bhaktas join in in this procession every year.
2) Wednesday, 19-9-2012 – the day of Shree Ganesh Chaturthi, i.e. the 1st day of the Ganesh Festival: 

Shree Ganesh poojan:  9:00 am onwards
Darshan: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
The Maha-aarti : 9:00 pm 

3) Thursday, 20-9-2012 – The day of Rishi Panchami, i.e. the 2nd day of the Ganesh Festival:
Darshan : 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
4) Friday, 21-9-2012 – The 3rd day of the Ganesh Festival:
Darshan: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The punarmilap procession begins: between 4:00 and 4:30 pm

Bapu, Nandai and Suchitdada extend a warm invitation to you all to join in in the welcome and the punarmilap processions. Do be part of the celebrations.   

ll Hari Om ll


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  1. Hari Om dada

    This is indeed a great opportunity which we get to enter inside Sadguru's home on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Eagerly waiting for the moment.
    Thank you and Shri Ram

  2. Hari Om Samirdada,
    We've never had the opportunity to come to Mumbai for Ganesh Chaturthi.We have heard from other bhaktas how wonderful it is to get darshan of Ganpati bappa as well our dear Bapu, Aai and Dada. Since we get Ganesh moorthis from our Sanstha and do staphana in our homes as well,it seems unlikely that we can come.
    So we are thankful for your posts which give us details of programmes at our Bapu and Aai's residence.
    Door darshan hi sahi,channel to hai. Pranams and Shree Ram.

  3. Really dada when we step up each floor at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram there is a new enjoyment and more and more joy of getting close to Guru gruha..P.P . Bapu during his hindi discourse very deeply explained the Gurugruhavas how Gurus grace takes us there to just have pure joy…NEEJASUKH NILAYAM NEIII GAAA…

  4. Hari Om
    Dada,this is the second time, Bapu through you granted me and my family chance to be at His feet.Bapu willing, we will reach Mumbai by 18th evening to sieze the opportunity to enter Guru's abode. Hari Om

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