Guruvalam – Guru Pradakshina on Fullmoon Evening – 01 January 2018

Shirdi Sai Gurusthan Mandir Program for this Full Moon Day   – 01 January 2018.

Dear Sai Brothers and Sisters,

Whatever may be the description in astrological, astronomical or spiritual literatures – the Full Moon Day is very auspicious  for Guru Pradakshina Prayers, various ‘Vrats’ and performing various rituals. So that we absorb new positive vibrations during our participation in special prayers at temples on this day.  It is ancient belief that great Rishis, Saints, Sidhars and our ancestors are descending to earth plane near us and our rituals, poojas and prayers make Them happy and Their blessings will give us immence benefits on our lives.

Actually Guru Pradakshina is a sort of penance to request our Guru’s grace to get rid of bad karmas that one may be facing in life. The guiding principle behind this is that, if Sadguru’s worship is performed with sincere devotion and total surrender on Full Moon day it helps in reducing the impact of bad karmas and not by the amount of offerings to the God.

While making Pradakshina, the mind will get pure, the devotee absorbs the positive energy and gets the divine aura that surrounds the Deity.

Guru Pradakshina is performed as a mark of respect, obeisance and total surrender to Sai Baba. It should be performed slowly and not in a hurry with our thoughts and actions dwelled on Baba with folded hands. According to its merits Guru Pradakshina will tone down the sins; cause destruction of Karma; bestows upon what is desired; leading to the path of salvation.

In order to reap Divine benefits, our Mandir is regularly organizing ‘Guru Pradakshina Procession around Baba’s Gurusthan under Neem Tree’ on all Full Moon days. Forthcoming Guru Pradakshina is scheduled on 01st January 2018.

6:20 p.m.          Reciting 108 Mantra Ashtothra Sada Namavali with akshada.

6:30 p.m.         Bringing Poorna Kumbam from Moolasthan to Gurusthan. All devotees will carry Mantra Akshada from Main mandir to Gurusthan and submitting to Gurusthan Baba Moorthi.

6:40 p.m.         Guruvalam Poojas and commencement of Circumambulatory Procession by chanting ‘Om Sai Namo Nama, Shri Sai Namo Nama, Jaya Jaya Sai Namo Nama, Satguru Sai Namo Nama’

There should be minimum 9 rounds of procession to be done; there is no higher limit.

It is recommended to have 108 times chanting (use 108 beads Rudhraksha Rosary) while continuing procession around Gurusthan.

May Baba bless you all for peace and prosperity, health and happiness.

Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai


Ever yours,

At the Feet of the Master

Sai Sivanandam

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