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Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Shree Ashwattha Maruti Poojan


Idol of Ashwattha Maruti Carved by Bapu
"O Subhata (Shreehanumanta - the supreme, the ultimate bhakta) lead me on the path of bhakti, show me the way to the bhagavanta. It is from You, that I want to learn bhakti" says Sant Tukaram in one of his compositions. Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) too has said time and again that it is guided by Hanumanta that every bhakta takes his first step or in other words begins his journey on the path of bhakti. And so Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) initiated for all His shraddhavaan friends, the 'Shree Ashwatthamaruti poojan' – the celebration of bhakti. In 1996 Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) initiated the Ramnavmi festival which was the very first followed by the Shree Ashwatthamaruti poojan festival in 1997.   

श्रीअश्‍वत्थमारुती पूजन


संत तुकारामांनी एका अभंगात म्हटल्या प्रमाणे "भक्तीचिया वाटा मज दाखवाव्या सुभटा". बापू (अनिरुद्धसिंह) नेहमी सांगतात की प्रत्येक भक्ताची भक्तीमार्गाची सुरुवात हनुमंतापासूनच होते. बापूंनी (अनिरुद्धसिंह) म्हणूनच सर्व श्रध्दावान मित्रांकरिता चालू केलेला भक्तीचा जल्लोष म्हणजेच श्रीअश्‍वत्थमारुती पूजन. बापूंनी  (अनिरुद्धसिंह) पहिला चालू केलेला उत्सव म्हणजे श्रीरामनवमी उत्सव, जो १९९६ साली सुरु झाला व त्यानंतर १९९७ साली श्रीअश्‍वत्थमरुती पूजन उत्सव बापूंनी (अनिरुद्धसिंह) सुरु केला.