A Divine Rathotsav that taught devotion unto Shrimannarayan, made us feel good from within !
Many groups of male and female seekers participated in Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale’s Rathotsav. All these groups sang the praises of Shri Vishnu and appealed to Shri Vishnu Principle.
Seekers had the spiritual experience of showering of bhav (Spiritual emotion), Bhakti (Devotion) and Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) in the Rathotsav which was unique in all respects.
Surprisingly, many seekers did not even know that in the Chariot in front of them, did not carry Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale’s photograph, but Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale Himself, and yet, their bhav kept getting awakened.
The entire environment was charged with Narayan. A sweet song ‘Narayan Narayan Guruvar Narayan’ was being played while the Rathotsav procession moved gradually. Merely looking at the procession awakened the bhav of onlookers – the environment had become so bhav-enriched. In a way, this Rathotsav made us feel good from within and increased our introversion.
Shrimannarayan-form Gurudev’s Rathotsav that was never seen before and will not be in future !
So far, seekers have participated in various functions that have revealed Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale’s divinity. Among all such functions, it was the function held this year that turned out to be unparalleled.
The presence of Sanatan’s three Chaitanya-imparting Gurus, various devotional groups, the bhav-enriched dance performed by lady-seekers, playing of cymbals by seekers – Chaitanya was showered on the environment through all this.
It had rained heavily two days before this function. As a result, it looked as if Vasundhara (Earth), the Nature, trees and creepers were all dressed in clean attire and were eager to meet God.
The God that is confined to a temple throughout the year goes to meet His devotees during the Palkhi (Palanquin) procession. Then, God as well as the devotees obtain immense Anand (Bliss) through their meeting.
In a similar manner, Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale and the seekers obtained immense Anand by meeting each other !
God goes to meet His devotees during the Palkhi. Then, He and the devotees obtain immense Bliss !
Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale has never claimed that He is Incarnation. It is the Maharshi who have said in Nadipatti that Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale is Incarnation of God. The Editor of Sanatan Prabhat has bhav unto Maharshi and hence, we are publishing Maharshi’s messages (Conveyed through Nadipatti reading) in this special issue.
Individual spiritual experiences of seekers published here are according to the Principle – ‘Where there is bhav (Spiritual emotion), there is God’. It is not that every individual will have similar experiences.