On Thursday, 24th October 2013, Param Poojya Bapu, in His discourse, spoke on a very important topic. It is the ardent wish of every parent that their child should lead a long and healthy life. Traditionally, Shashti Poojan has been performed for this very purpose. However, over a period of time, this poojan has gradually lost its importance and has been reduced to a mere ritual. Param Poojya Bapu through his
The Poojan of these Saptamatruka is the ‘Saptashasthi’ Poojan itself. After Bapu’s own birth, this poojan was performed in his house. An image of the Saptamatrukas used during this poojan was shown by Bapu to all Shraddhavans during his discourse on 24th October 2013. While talking about the significance of this poojan, Bapu further stated that Shumbha and Nishumbha were killed by Mahishasuramardini in the form of Mahasaraswati, Shumbha’s son Durgam somehow managed to survive. He survived not because he had assumed the form of a crow, but because of the motherly love which arose in the hearts of these seven Matrukas, even though he was the enemy’s son. Mahasaraswati was pleased by this act of their’s and she blessed them saying, “the person who, after the birth of a child in his house performs poojan of matrukas, that child will be protected by you”. Hence, in every household it became a practice to perform poojan of these Saptamatrukas after the birth of a child.
Thereafter Bapu gave complete information about the manner in which the poojan is to be performed