‘Shri Vishnutattva awakening ceremony’ of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale to rouse intense spiritual emotion in seekers !

(From left) Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil and Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal performing Arti

Ramnathi (Goa) – Bhagawan Shri Vishnu is the sustainer of the world, which is governed by His grace. The present period is that of transition between the eras. The world is on the threshold of adverse times.

Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale has already been glorified as Shri Vishnu by Maharshi. ‘Shri Vishnutattva awakening ceremony’ was organised in Sanatan’s Ashram at Ramnathi (Goa) on 11th December (Datta Jayanti, Margashirsha Pournima) to pray to Him thus – ‘O’ God ! For re-establishing Dharma and protecting devotees, we beg of You to descend to the sagun (Materialised) state from the nirgun (Non-materialised) state.’ This Divine ceremony was held in a bhav-enriched environment as per Bhrugu Maharshi’s instructions through the medium of Shri. Selvamguruji (from Chennai). Despite severe physical distress, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale was present on this occasion only to obey Bhrugu Maharshi.

The only Purushottam whom mankind should surrender to for worldly well-being, spiritual progress (to seven subtle higher regions) and to attain Moksha (Final liberation) is Shri Vishnu. Every Incarnation of Bhagawan Shri Vishnu is for the emancipation of His devotees. Many eras are witness to events of devotees praying with intense bhav of surrender and the Almighty rushing instantly to help them. This ceremony was organised to pray intensely to the Guru-form God.

This day provided an opportunity to the seekers to praise and experience Shri Vishnu Principle in the Guru. So far, seekers experienced ceremonies in the presence of Shri Vishnu-form Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale which imparted the spiritual experience of nirgun after experiencing the sagun. On Margashirsha Pournima, seekers saw and experienced a ceremony which was beyond description in words.

The ceremony began with Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal & Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil offering flowers at the Lotus feet of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale. Shri Vishnu Principle was invoked through the confluence of Shrivishnusahasranam Sankirtan, flute and sitar, singing and dancing.

Divine spiritual experience imparting day – A day worth mentioning in golden letters in Sanatan’s history

Worshipping Shri Vishnu through the medium of music and dance is a unique way to praise Him. Flute, sitar are the instruments invented in Vaikuntha (Shri Vishnu’s abode) only to praise Shri Vishnu. Shri Vishnu is majestically worshipped by playing these Divine instruments accompanied by singing and dancing. In Vaikuntha, Sages and Ascetics, Gandharva and Kinnar (Celestial beings who participate in Art forms such as music and dance) and messengers of Shri Vishnu keep singing in praise of Shri Vishnu.

After recitation of Shri Vishnu-sahasranam, music and dance were presented in stages to awaken Shri Vishnu Principle in Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale.

In the beginning, flute was played which is at the nirgun (Non-materialised) level. Then, recital of sitar, singing and dance (which are at the sagun level) were presented. Thus, due to the unparalleled confluence of music and dance, seekers had the spiritual experience of descending of Shri Vishnulok on the earth in Sanatan’s Ramnathi Ashram.

The Ceremony

Guide of Sanatan’s Purohit Pathshala Shri. Damodar Vaze (who is at the spiritual level of 62%) and Mr. Siddhesh Karandikar recited the Shrivishnusahasranam with immense bhav (Spiritual emotion).

Flute played by Mr. Parth Pai imparted spiritual experience beyond words !

Mr. Parth Pai (from Bhatkal, Karna-taka), who has descended from higher subtle-region, played the flute. Mr. Girijay Prabhudesai accompanied him on the tabla. When Mr. Parth started playing the flute in an ascending tone, the bhav of seekers was awakened, and they experienced goose bumps and meditative state. Seekers expressed gratitude for experiencing the environment in Shrikrushna’s abode. Compere Mr. Vinayak Shanbhag said, “The sound of the flute reached the Anahat-chakra of the seekers and their bhav was awakened”.

Sitar recital by Mr. Manoj Sahasrabuddhe that enriched the environment with Chaitanya

Mr. Manoj Sahasrabuddhe (from Sangli, Maharashtra), who played the sitar is at the spiritual level of 61%. He participates in Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalaya’s research projects. Mr. Girijay Prabhudesai accompanied him on the tabla. The environment was enriched with Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) due to the bhav-enriched sitar recital.

Ms. Tejal Patrikar and Mrs. Anagha Joshi’s singing awakened bhav

Ms. Tejal Patrikar and her sister Mrs. Anagha Joshi have reached the spiritual level of 61% by performing spiritual practice through music; they sang as satseva (Service unto the Absolute Truth). They sang ‘Achyutashtakam’ written by Adi Shankaracharya. Mr. Ramachandra Chari (from Goa) accompanied them on the harmonium, Mr. Shailesh Behre on the Indian cymbal and Mr. Girijay Prabhudesai on the tabla.

Ms. Sharvari Kanaskar’s dance that showered not only Chaitanya and bhav but also unlocked everyone’s remembrence about Shrikrushna !

Ms. Sharvari Kanaskar (Age 12, from Chhattisgarh), who is at the spiritual level of 61% and has descended from Maharlok, danced on ‘Shrikrushna-krupakataksha stotra’ written by Adi Shankaracharya. Ms. Sharvari presented all forms of Shrikrushna through mudras (A body or hand posture). Through her divine artistic postures, she made seekers experience different forms of Shrikrushna such as Kamalnayan, Gopnayak Gopal, Nandkumar, Shri Yashodakishor, Pitambardhari, Nikunj-nayak, Shrikrushnachandra, etc.

At the end, both Sadgurus performed the Arati (The ritual of worship in which a flame from wicks soaked in ghee is waved in a circular manner to Deities or Saints) of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale. Mr. Vinayak Shanbhag, who is at the spiritual level of 64%, compered the ceremony with bhav. Sadgurus and Saints of Sanatan Sanstha were present on this occasion and seekers from all over the world benefitted from the live streaming of the ceremony.

Some highlights

1. Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s elder brother H.H. Anant Athavale and His wife Mrs. Suniti Athavale were also present.

2. Sanatan’s seekers Mr. Ram Honap, Mr. Nishad Deshmukh and Ms. Madhura Bhosale who receive subtle-knowledge and are at the spiritual level of 61%, presented the subtle-analysis of the ceremony.

3. Astrological analysis of the ceremony was done by Mr. Raj Karve (A seeker in the Astrology section of Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay).

Seekers hailed Shrikrushna spontaneously after the ceremony.

Worshipping Shri Vishnu through music and dance is a unique way to praise Him. Flute, sitar were invented in Vaikuntha for this only !