Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale’s Birth Anniversary Celebration was a golden opportunity for seekers to obtain Anand and generate devotion. Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale’s 80th Birth Anniversary was celebrated on the auspicious day of Vaishakha Krushna Saptami (22.5.2022). Through the medium of Nadipatti, Saptarshi had instructed seekers to organise Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale’s Rathotsav.
Seekers could experience Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale’s Incarnate Principle through the Birth Anniversary Celebrations conducted on the instructions of Maharshi. Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale in Shri Vishnu-form was seated in the middle of the chariot. Seated in front of Him on either sides were His spiritual heirs Shrisatshakti (Mrs) Binda Nilesh Singbal and Shrichitshakti (Mrs) Anjali Mukul Gadgil.
When they were travelling in the chariot, a thought arose that all spiritual obstacles in establishing the ‘Hindu Rashtra’ (which is similar to Ramrajya) are getting eliminated – this awakened the bhav (Spiritual emotion) of seekers. Seekers had the spiritual experience that Vaikuntha (Abode of Shri Vishnu) had descended onto the earth during the 80th Birth Anniversary Celebrations. Seekers glowed with bhav as a result of the physical presence of Gurumouli, exceptionally bhav-enriched environment and the opportunity to offer satseva at His Holy feet.
…. and thus the Rathotsav was accomplished
Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale in Shri Vishnu-form accompanied by His spiritual heirs Shrisatshakti (Mrs) Binda Singbal and Shrichitshakti (Mrs) Anjali Gadgil arrived at the starting point of the Rathotsav just after noon.
In the beginning, all the three Gurus had Darshan of Shriram Shaligram in the Palanquin. Then accompanied by the recitation of Vedamantras by seeker-priests, Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale took His seat in the chariot that was decorated with flowers. Thereafter, in front of Shrimannarayan-form Gurudev to His right sat Shrisatshakti (Mrs) Binda Singbal and to His left sat Shrichitshakti (Mrs) Anjali Gadgil.
The Rathotsav commenced with the blowing of a conch. At the forefront of the procession was the Dharma-dhwaj, followed by two women carrying the Holy Kalash and then came Sanatan’s Saints. Following the Saints was a group which was playing cymbals; then the group of seekers holding the orange flags were followed by a group of lady-seekers who danced. This was followed by the Palanquin that carried the Shriram Shaligram. A second group of lady-seekers who were dancing was in front of the chariot of Shri Vishnu-form Gurudev.
Behind Him was a group of seekers (male and female) holding orange flags, followed by a third group of lady-seekers who were dancing and towards the end a group of seekers (male and female) holding orange flags. During the procession, seekers chanted the Name of Shrimannarayan to praise Shri Vishnu. Various devotional songs that awaken bhav were also played on loudspeakers during the procession.
Note : 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.