Praying Together (Sanghik Upasana)
The importance of collective prayers in the Indian culture –
With the motive of facilitating the rebirth of the beautiful concept of collective prayers in the present world, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu has established numerous centers for sanghik upasana (collective prayers) at many places. Today, collective prayers given by Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu are creating a devotional atmosphere in upasana centres located at different places around the globe.
The importance of praying together, i.e., Sanghik Upasana
The radiance and vibrations generated during the collective prayers are beneficial to our country and hence also to ourselves”. It should be kept in mind that collective prayers do not result in the division of our punya (merits); instead they increase, in geometrical progression.
The benefits of collective prayers –
- Positive energy increases when we pray together.
- Even though India has seen many great personalities its society has remained mediocre due to lack of unity. This feeling of belongingness or unity can be inculcated only through collective prayers.
- The ego that may arise out of doing social work generally doesn’t arise when it is done by people coming together and is based on devotion.
- Not only do collective prayers confer mental peace, they also free us from the worldly problems, empower our mind, making us travelers on the path of God.
- Collective prayers generate feelings of unity and equality in the society.
- Develops mental strength and a person can live life fearlessly. Thus, each person and consequently the community and the country develops spiritually and emotionally.
Collective prayers at Shree Harigurugram-
Collective prayers at the household and family level –
Relatives, friends, etc. who have gathered together can perform group prayers. Sadguru Bapu has also given us programs like chanting to be done in the month of Shravan. During the auspicious periods like Chaitra Navratra, Ashwin Navratra, devotees can collectively perform pujas, chant God’s names, mantras and perform their prayers together.
Collective chanting is performed on various events and occasions celebrated and organised by Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation. Collective chanting of Hanuman Chalisa for week at Shree Gurukshetram once a year are some examples of collective chanting available to devotees.
Broadcast of Aniruddha TV began from the Ganesh Festival of the year 2014. Every week, there is a broadcast of the collective English upasana on this website on Sunday mornings from 10.30- 11.30 am, through which devotees all over the world can reap the benefits of collective upasana online.
Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu says,”Collective chanting of strotras like Ramraksha, Hanuman Chalisa, Panchamukhhanumat Kavach, Ghorkashtodharna Stotra is devotee’s yajna (offering), daan (donation/charity) and tapasya (penance) – Yadnen, danen,tapasa! These collective prayers are the means to destroy your bad destiny and provide happiness to you, and your happiness will definitely make me happy!”