गुरुर्ब्रम्हागुरुर्विष्णु: गुरुर्देवोमहेश्वर: ।
Gururbramha Gurur Vishnuhu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha|
Gururev Parabramha Tasmaya Shri Gurve Namaha||
The Ashaadh Pournima is celebrated as Guru Pournima as per the Indian culture.
Human beings require the Guruteja in order to achieve the complete holistic development, to be able to happily carry out the Samsar (Worldly/Material life) and the Paramartha(Spiritual path) simultaneously with the combination of bhakti(devotion) and seva(devotional service). Such Guruteja(energy that has a moderating effect) can be obtained by each person only from the Sadguru Tatva. A devotee can easily obtain the Guruteja by taking darshan of the Sadguru while recalling his Rhna(favours that indebt us) on Guru Pournima day.
The obstacles that arise in accepting the Guruteja, are automatically dispelled on the auspicious event of Guru Pournima and the unstoppable flow of the Guruteja is activated.Hence, Guru p0urnima is the day to plunder the Shri Gurukripa and Gurubhakti.
The organization celebrated its first Guru Pournima Utsav in 1996 at Dadar with great joy and fervour in the presence of Sadguru Shri Aniruddha.
Sadguru Shri Aniruddha’s main attribute is to love and forgive the shraddhavans. Shree Aniruddha, seeks the sins of the devotees as Gurudakshina on Guru Pournima day. His love for the shraddhavans is simply immeasurable.
Param Poojya Sadguru Shri Aniruddha Bapu, too recalls his Guru’s Rhna and worships the Padukas of Swami Sri Nrusimha Saraswati on the holy day of Guru Pournima. All the devotees too, then get an opportunity to seek the darshan of these Padukas.
The Poojan and Mahapoojan of Shri Trivikram, is performed every year during the Guru Pournima celebrations.
Shri Trivikram Poojan:
The Shubhankara (auspiciousness-creating) and Ashubhnashini (evil-destroying) Yantrana (System) of the Lord, are inherently embedded and operational in the internal human body just as they are in the external universe.
The Sadguru Tatva performs the task of activating these two Yantranas in a person’s life. Shri Trivikram represents the Sadguru Tatva. The Trivikram who is symbolic of the Sadguru Tatva, fills the life of a shraddhavan who whole heartedly surrenders to him, with happiness and destroys his ill-fate.
The moment we surrender to the Trivikram, his ‘Padanyasa’ (journey) begins in our mind. Shraddhavan should the faith that no matter how enormous their sinsare, it cannot prevent the Trivikram from entering their lives.
Therefore, shraddhavans worship, pray and seek the Darshan of Trivikram, who represents the Sadguru Tatva and invite him in their lives on Guru Pournima. Shraddhavans worship the Trivikram with the sentiment that may all evil be destroyed and the auspiciousness thrive and may the Guru Pournima continue to remain in their life forever.
On this holy day, the original Sadguru Padukas of Param Poojya Bapu, the “Poorvavadhoot Kumbh and the Apoorvavadhoot Kumbh that is the 1st and the 24th Avadhoota Kumbh from the Shri Varada Chandika Prasanna Utsav are placed on a“Stambha”.
Once Param Poojya Sadguru Bapu performs the “Pradakshina”(circumambulation) around this “Stambha(pole)”carrying the Ishtika (brick made from Ramnaam book paper pulp) on his head., all the shraddhavans perform the “Pradakshina” with the sentiment that, they are carrying the same brick on their head that was under Shree Vitthal’s feet. This is done amidst chanting of the Gajar, “Sairam Jai Jai Sairam, Dattaguru sukhadhama Aniruddha Bapu sadgururaya, krupa karajo dena chhaya”. They pray that may the Sadguru’s lotus feet dwell in their heart forever.
Every shraddhavan gets the opportunity to touch his head on the “Pada Chinha” (foot impressions) of Param Pujya Sadguru Bapu which is placed in the Palanquin and carried in the Dindi(procession) amidst the Bhakti-Ganga (stream of devotees).On this day, all devotees may offer the “Udd” (thick incense stick) in the “Agnihotra” (sacred fire)and may pray for their well being as well for the well being of their loved ones.
Every devotee can take the benefit of the recitation of Shri Aniruddha Chalisa that takes place hourly on this occasion. All devotees can take the darshan of Param Pujya Bapu on this holy day of Guru Pournima, till 9:00 pm after which the Maha-aarti is performed.
Param Pujya Bapu never accepts any kind of Guru Dakshina such as gift, greeting cards, fruits, garlands, sweets, money, etc. from anybody on Guru Pournima or on any other day.