According to the Indian traditions,the Ashwin Vadya Trayodashi is known as ‘Dhanatrayodashi’. The pujan of Dhanalakshmi is to be carried out on this day. This means that we are to perform the pujan of the energy source that provides energy to all the centres of the human mind! Therefore, the wealth in the house is to be worshipped on this day. Along with this,the pujan of the coins, currency notes, gold, gold ornaments and lamps is also performed. “Oh Mother Lakshmi, we shall respect the wealth that you have bestowed upon us and use it in a way that pleases you! May this wealth go on flourishing just the same, indeed through holy means”, this is the inspiration behind it. Lamps are also worshipped for the same reason, so as to keep receiving the sacred blessings of Mother Lakshmi. Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu initiated the collective Dhanalakshmi pujan for the benefit of all shraddhavans.
The pujan of the Shree Yantra composed by Dattatreya, is considered to be the best to be performed on this day. Also, seeking the darshan of the ‘Maha Shree Yantra’ that has been made siddha with Shodash Upasana and Jap, on Dhanatrayodashi is considered to be most significant and superior.
Information on Shree Yantra
‘Shree Yantra’ means the yantra(system) of ‘Shree’, the abode of ‘Shree’. Shree is nothing but ‘Shree Vidya’, Lalita, Maha Tripurasundari, the place where mother Chandika dwells. Shree is the provider of the riches, the strength and power of the entire universe. In fact,the cycle of nature in the entire universe, functions on the ordinance of Shree Vidya. The pujan and upasana of such a Shree Yantra, is a path that provides riches.
Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu has made the 3 dimension a ‘Shree Yantra’ siddha. This 3 dimension Shree Yantra has been constructed as per the original concept of Brahmavadini Lopamudra Mata. This is the fortress of Shree Vidya, Aadimata Chandika where she resides at all times. This is the extremely crucial and only abode of hers. The darshan of Shree Yantra alone provides additional strength to the good centres, of the 108 centres present in the human body.
Importance of the Shree Yantra Poojan(performed at home)
A golden opportunity to seek the darshan of the ‘Maha Shree Yantra’, inspired by ShreeDatta, is provided to all shraddhavans by the organisation. Likewise, the small replicas of the Maha Shree Yantra,that have been made Siddha due to its specific formation, are made available by the organisation so that poojan can be performed at home. On this auspicious day, shraddhavans bring along the Shree Yantra from their homes and perform Abhishek on it in order to seek the blessings for the well being of their families and year-long good health.
The following jap can be chanted either daily or whenever desirable by sitting before the Shree Yantra:
i)Om Shree Rheem Kleem Rheem Mahalakshmyaee Namah|
ii)Om Rheem Sakalasarvabhooshitam Lalitadevim Namamee|
iii)Om Rheem Mahatripurasundari Devyaee NamoNamah|
iv)Om Shree Kamale Kamlalayee Praseeda Praseeda Shreem Rheem Om Mahalakshmyaee Namo Namah|
v)Om Shree Aalhadinyaee Nandayaee Sandhinyaee Namo Namah|
Shraddhavaans who possess this Shree Yantra, keep receiving blessings and prosperity.
The Dhanalakshmi Poojan arranged by the organisation
The utsav begins with the poojan of the ‘Maha Shree Yantra’, the very auspicious idol of Lakshmi mata and the 3D Shree Yantra according to rituals. Abhishek is carried out on the Shree Yantra with chanting of sacred mantras and at the same time, the Dattamala Mantra is recited 108 times throughout the day.
After the arrival of Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu, the Maha Shree Yantra poojan and the aarti in Sanskrit is performed. Mahalakshmi’s aarti is performed every hour followed by Sadguru’s Darshan. The utsav is concluded in the night with the Maha aarti that includes the aarti’s of Dattatreya and the Maha Shree Yantra. Diwali Faral(sweetmeats) collection and its distribution.
On this day shraddhavans bring various Diwali sweets. At the end of the day this is distributed to various upasana centres. They in turn distribute it to the school going Adivasi students in various areas like Mokhada, Jawahar and Shahpur. These are the children in whose homes Diwali sweets never get prepared.