Ramnathi (Goa) – Sanatan’s seekers are blessed to have the guardian of the Universe, Bhagawan Shri Vishnu in the form of Shri Guru. For the past few years, as per Maharshi’s instructions, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, who is a form of Shri Vishnu (Narayan), has been giving darshan to seekers in an Incarnate form on the occasion of His Janamotsav (Birthday celebrations).
Seekers have been blessed by Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s darshan in the form of Shriram, Shrikrushna and Shri Vishnu earlier; they waited eagerly to know which form they will have Guru-mouli’s darshan this year.
As per Maharshi Mayan’s instructions through the medium of H.H. (Dr.) OmUlagnathan, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale gave darshan to Sanatan’s seekers in the form of ‘Shri Satyanarayana’. Despite experiencing severe physical distress, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale attended the Janamotsav out of His motherly love for seekers and to help them benefit spiritually. He also reassured the well-being of seekers during the coming adverse times preceding the establishment of the ‘Hindu Nation’ (Divine Rule). During the programme, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale adorned ‘Shrivatsa’ pendant offered by His spiritual successors Sadguru (Sou.) Binda Singbal and Sadguru (Sou.) Anjali Gadgil. Then, in the form of ‘Shri Satyanarayana’, He held a conch and chakra. Seekers witnessed a rare sight of Shri Guru holding a conch and chakra !
As instructed by Maharshi, Sadguru (Sou.) Binda Singbal and Sadguru (Sou.) Anjali Gadgil stood by the right and left side of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale in the form of Deepa-Lakshmi respectively while holding a lamp.
Sanatan’s seeker-priest Shri. Damodar Vaze Guruji (who is at the spiritual level of 61%) recited ‘Shri Vishnu Shatpadi Stotram’ which was written by Adya Shankaracharya.
Then, amidst the recitation of mantras by the priests, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale bestowed upon both the Sadgurus Shri Ganesh Idols made from silver on which Shodashopachar worship was performed as a symbol of ‘Atmartha Ganesh’. After singing the glory of ‘Shri Satyanarayana’, both the Sadgurus worshipped Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale with flowers.
In the end, both the Sadgurus performed Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s Arati and offered obeisance with an attitude of surrender.
This auspicious occasion had the venerable presence of H.H. Das Maharaj (A Saint from Panval, Banda) and His wife H.H. (Mrs.) Lakshmi Naik, Sanatan’s Saint H.H. (Dr.) Mukul Gadgil, H.H. Sandeep Alshi, H.H. Prithviraj Hazare, H.H. (Ku.) Rekha Kankonkar, H.H. Sadanand (Baba) Naik and H.H. Vinay Bhave.
The programme commenced with the shloka ‘Brahmanandam Paramasukhadam kevalam dnyanmurtim’ recited by Shri. Vaze Guruji with a bhav of yearning.
As a result of the bhav-enriched compèring of the programme done by Sanatan’s seekers Shri. Vinayak Shanbhag (who is at the spiritual level of 63%) and Shri. Nishad Deshmukh (who is at the spiritual level of 61% and who also obtains subtle-knowledge), seekers experienced continuous gratitude.
The celebration concluded with a prayer enriched with intense yearning made by Shri. Vinayak Shanbhag on behalf of all the seekers.
During the celebration, ‘Jai Lakshmiramana’ Arati was performed. Then, Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay’s students Ku. Tejal Patrikar (who is at the spiritual level of 61%) and Sou. Anagha Joshi recited a devotional song in praise of Shri Guru. Additionally, seekers Ku. Sharvari Kanaskar (Age 12 years, who is from Durg, Chhattisgarh and is at the spiritual level of 61%) and Ku. Apala Aundhkar (Age 12 years, who is from Ratnagiri and is at the spiritual level of 56%) offered bhav-enriched worship through an Indian classical dance.
On the occasion of the Janamotsav, deep-ceremony was conducted by lighting earthen lamps all over Ashram.