Welcoming the New Year according to the Indian culture by worshipping the Gudhi on Gudhipadwa in a sattvik environment is spiritually beneficial !

Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay conducts novel spiritual research to Spiritualise daily life !

Dr. (Mrs.) Nandini Samant

As per Indian culture, Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (First day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra, known as Gudhipadwa) marks the beginning of the New Year. The New Year is welcomed by having an abhyangsnan early morning and worshipping the Gudhi. However, for some decades now, it has become customary to celebrate the New Year on the midnight of 31st December as per the western culture by partying, dancing, drinking alcohol, etc.

Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay studied the effects of these ways of welcoming the New Year on individuals with the help of modern equipment called ‘Universal Aura Scanner’ (UAS) and subtle analysis. The findings of this analysis are summarized here.

1. Analysis using ‘Universal Aura Scanner’

The UAS instrument has been developed by Dr. Mannem Murthy (a former nuclear scientist) and is used for measuring the subtle-energy (positive as well as negative) and the aura around any object (living or non-living), premises, plants and humans. UAS readings provide data about the negative and positive aura and the total measured aura around any object.

The negative energy is of 2 types and denoted by IR (Infrared) and UV (Ultraviolet). ‘Infrared’ denotes the negative energy surrounding the object, whereas ‘Ultraviolet’ indicates the negative vibrations in the object.

Average people or objects may have negative energy; however, it is not necessary that they will have positive energy. Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay has been using UAS for conducting extensive research over the past 5 years. From 2014 to 2019, experiments have been conducted on over 10,000 living and non-living beings.

Celebrating New Year as per the western culture – seekers who participated in this experiment

1A. Experiment on the effect of celebrating New Year as per the western culture on the midnight of 31st December : On the night of 31st December 2018, 12 seekers of Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay from various countries, dressed themselves in western attire, makeup and hairstyle and participated in a New Year party that had been arranged in a well-known hotel in Goa. They were in the hotel for 5 hours. UAS readings of these seekers were recorded on 31st December 2018 before they attended the party and the early morning of 1st January 2019 after they returned from the celebration.

Priests performing Gudhipujan in Ramnathi Ashram and seekers who participated this experiment

1B. Experiment on the effect of welcoming New Year on Gudhipadwa by hoisting a Gudhi as per the Indian culture : On 6.4.2019, New Year was welcomed by worshipping a Gudhi as per the Scriptures in Ramnathi (Goa) Ashram of Sanatan Sanstha. 10 out of 12 seekers who were in the abovementioned experiment were also present during this worship. Two seekers could not participate as they were at this time residing abroad. UAS readings were taken before and after worshipping the Gudhi.

1C. Comparison between the Indian and western methods of celebrating the New Year : The following points were prominently understood from the analysis of the readings done during the two experiments.

1C 1. Effect of celebrating New Year as per the western culture

A. When compared with the readings taken before the celebration, IR as well as UV negative energies in the participating seekers approximately tripled after the celebration.

B. Positivity in seekers, however, approximately halved after the celebration.

1C 2. Effect of celebrating New Year as per the Indian culture

A. When compared with the readings taken before the celebration, the levels of IR and UV negative energies in the participating seekers more than halved approximately after the celebration.

B. The positivity in seekers increased approximately 1.5 times after the celebration.

2. Difference in the experiences of seekers after participating in the New Year celebration as per the Indian and western culture

Dawn of the new year

Day changes after midnight
Day changes after Sunrise

Change in Environment 

No change in the environment
Change take place in the environment

Reason for the celebrating festivals

No scientific or spiritual reasons
Scientific and spiritual reasons

A. On the night of 31st December I became very restless. I was repeatedly getting thoughts of the New Year celebration party organised the next day. In contrast, on the eve of Gudhipadwa my mind was peaceful and blissful. I experienced a lot of distress a day after attending the party on 31st December. I felt drained and my mind was not getting focused on any activity. A day after Gudhipadwa, I felt very refreshed and enthusiastic. I felt at peace and was calm. I was able to perform multiple sevas (Serving the Absolute Truth) with enthusiasm.

B. Although I appeared to be enjoying the New Year party, formation of a subtle covering of distressing energy around me was quite noticeable. I felt as if the positive energy within me was reducing.

The ambience at the party was highly conducive to increasing extroversion and ego. I experienced that sensual vibes were emanating to a large extent from the people in the party. In contrast, during the Gudhipadwa celebration I felt that the positivity in the atmosphere gradually kept increasing. My mind became introverted and it appeared as if spiritual healing was taking place on everyone present there.

C. I feel that the western and Indian culture of celebrating New Year cannot be compared. The perceptible difference between these celebrations can be summarized as – Tama Vs Sattva, noisy Vs peaceful, illusory Vs real, short-lasting Vs long-lasting and extroversion Vs introversion. The mere thought of the party distresses our mind. On the contrary, while worshipping the Gudhi my thoughts had become very pure, simple and positive.

3. Study of the readings from the subtle dimension

Although modern equipment such as the UAS can be of help in spiritual research, the real study of subtle vibrations is possible only through subtle analysis. With this in mind, subtle analysis of the effects of western way of celebrating New Year on 31st December was done by Mrs. Yoya Vallee, a seeker of Spiritual Science Research Foundation. Subtle analysis of the Indian way of celebrating New Year (worshipping the Gudhi) was done by Ms. Priyanka Lotlikar of Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay. Subtle pictures of the subtle effects are given ahead.

3A. Subtle effect of celebrating New Year according to the western way


It is evident from this subtle picture that many distressing vibrations are emitting from the New Year celebrations according to the western way. This is why, its covering gets created around the participants. Subtle negative energies are present at such events and they negatively affect the participants and the ambience in a big way. This makes it clear how harmful it is to celebrate New Year according to the western way.


3B. Subtle effect of worshipping the Gudhi – the Indian way of celebrating New Year

It is evident from the subtle picture that after worshipping the Gudhi, Shakti, Chaitanya and Anand (Bliss) emit from the Gudhi and subtle distressing energies are warded off.
In short, based on the analysis of the readings obtained from the UAS, that of the subtle pictures and individual experiences of the participating seekers, it is clear that it is spiritually beneficial to celebrate New Year in the Indian way by worshipping the Gudhi and it is harmful to celebrate New Year in the western way.

– Dr. (Mrs.) Nandini Samant, Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay, Goa. (19.3.2020)

Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay : A one of its kind University

Objective : To explain the importance of Spirituality to society by using modern scientific equipment
Research team : 38 years experience in spiritual research
Scope : 1. Research on over 2,250 topics on Hindu achars, religious rituals, astrology, art, Divine objects, etc.

2. Invaluable research on spiritual healing remedies

Research papers : 1. 63 research papers presented in 15 National and 48 International Scientific Conferences from October 2016 to February 2020

2. ‘Best Paper’ Awards in 4 International Conferences