Devotees can avail the opportunity of performing Sai Rudra Lingabhisheka seva with Panchamrit, ganga jal, rudraksha, bilwa patri & lingadonda seeds under the sacred Rudraksha Tree in this Ashram. which are very dear to Lord Shiva.
In the evening at Sai Kumar Vyadhi Nivarana Ashram, special Pancha Lingabhisheka Seva is followed by Sadguruji’s Pravachan and bhajans. Later Sadguruji blesses the devotees with the sacred Trident amidst the chanting of “Om Namah Shivaya”.
The auspicious day of Sri Rama Navami is celebrated as Sri Sai Baba Jayanthi too. Special sevas are performed by devotees.
In the evening, special program is held at Dr. Sai Kumar Vyadhi Nivarana Ashram.
On a Sunday in the month of March Shiridi Sai Baba, in order to mitigate the suffering of the sick and problem-ridden devotees ignited the Dhuni in dwaraka mai.
Guru Ram Baba Bharagi ignited the fire to prepare an offering to the Divine for the benefit of mankind and to bless Young Sadguruji.
In Sai Geetha Ashram, Sadgurui ignited the Dhuni through the rays of Surya ,and this Dhuni is burning round the clock till date.
From then onwards on the last sunday in the month of March, Sadguruji prepares Guru Prasada to appease the Panch Bhutas, and for Universal peace and harmony.
‘Vyasa Pournima’, which falls in the month of Ashada, is considered a very sacred day since time immemorial. It is dedicated to Vyasa Maharishi, the author of the Vedas, Mahabharata (the fifth Veda) and the Bhagavata, the Puranas, Brahmasutras.
Guru’s mission: The Guru’s mission appears to be two-fold. The first and most important concern of the Guru is to awaken, elevate and transform the seeker. The second and final purpose of the Guru is paradoxically to help the disciple seeker to transcend this state of complete dependence on the Master, which dependence the Guru himself had taken such pains to foster. The final spurt of realizing his true identity with God is exclusively the Seeker’s job.
Significance of Guru Pournima Day : The Pournima (Full Moon) Day in the month of Ashada (July) is known as Guru Pournima. This is a very sacred day on which special worship is performed to the Acharyas, Gurus, who, through their Infinite Compassion and Supreme Grace, have imparted the Knowledge of the Absolute (Brahma Vidya) through a long and continuous line of Acharyas (Guru Parampara) to all the Seekers of the Self.
Every year on the auspicious ocassion of Guru Pournima, from 5.00 P.M onwards, there will be VYASA PUJA & DIVINE MESSAGE and DARSHAN BY H.H. SADGURU SRI SRI SRI SAI KUMARJI
Note: This year GURU POURNIMA MAHOTSAVAM on Tuesday, 24th July, 202.
The Divine energy, who walked the streets of Shirdi in tattered clothes and ate left overs, who had no possessions, stayed in a dilapidated masjid, but distributed wealth, health and happiness from His tattered jholi burnt the karmas of His devotees in His ever burning dhuni. The Kaliyuga magnetic force who touches and connects with everyone irrespective of caste, creed or religion is Shirdi Sai Baba.
Sri Sai Saptah Utsavam- Seven days celebration with seven different alankaras to the Divine with different rituals of special sanctity. Culminates on Guru Pournima
Nava-utsav means a nine day festival invoking Adi Shakti in her various forms. To slay the evil demons Lakshmi, Parvathi, Saraswathi were invoked where Sri Shakti or Maa Durga emerged. It is said that this form of Devi surpasses even the power of the Trimurthis.
According to Devi Bhagavatha almost all humans are covered with nine whorls of ignorance which prevents them from experiencing eternal bliss. The form of Sri Chakra is like a fortress with the supreme mother seated in the Garbhalaya having 9 walls each with a door. Symbolically the devotee conquers each fort (layer), similar to how Maha Durga fought Mahishasura and emerged victorious. So during these 9 days a devotee invokes the divine mother Durga’s help to surmount obstacles, pray to Maa Laxmi to bestow peace and prosperity and contemplate on Maa Saraswathi in order to gain knowledge and wisdom.
It is also said that the earth experiences her colossal presence for nine days hence she hears our prayers very easily. So, during these nine days let mother be invited into our hearts and entreat her to dispel the darkness of maya and ignite the light of knowledge.
Sai Geetha Ashram organizes the “Nava-Shakti Homam” during Navarathri in prayer to the 9 forms.
Note : This year 2021 7th October, Thurs to 15th October, Fri
During Navartri kushamanda creates the world with her divine smile. Ku means “a little”, Ushma means “warmth” or “energy” and Anda means “cosmic egg”.
On Maharnavami, Ma Durga after killing the demon Mahishasur, embodies an fierceful form. Devatas try to pacify Devi Maa, by offering praises (stuthi) & perform various other rituals, but do not succeed in fully calming down the fierce embodiment of Durga .
All the Devatas offer the pumpkin as Bali-pradhanam to Her, and therefore after accepting the kushmanda Bali, Devi maa not only assumes a boon bestowing persona, but also, blesses everyone with her love filled glances. So it is said that whoever offers Kushmanda to Mahishasura Mardini on Navami they win over their inner enemies (Kama, krodha, lobha, Madha, matsarya) & outer enemies, & prosper in life.
Note : This Year Maharnavami on 14th October, Thursday
USIRI TULSI KALYANAM & SAMUHIKA SATHYANARAYANA VRATHAM
na kartika namo maasah na devah keshavaat param.
na cha veda samam shasteam na thirtham gangaayaa
“There is no month as great as Kartika, there is no god as great as Lord Vishnu, there is no sacred river as great as the Ganga.”
Kartika is an auspicious month that comes after the razzle-dazzle of Deepavali. It is believed that any ritual, meritorious deed, japa or meditation done during this month bestows fruitful results, barren couples are blessed with children, the unmarried tie the nuptial knot, prolonged sicknesses are cured, washes away the past sins and makes life blessed. The month of Kartika is a season of week-end picnics. Tulsi Kalyanam, Satyanarayana Vratham, Vanabhojan and Deepotsav are the joyous occasions usually celebrated in this month.
Tulsi Kalyanam is performed every year at Sai Geetha Ashram. To witness or perform a divine wedding is all the more blissful in terms of value and believed to cleanse us of all negativity.
The Samuhika Satyanarayana Vratam performed on the Kartika Pournima day under the sacred trees is considered to be the most auspicious – ‘dhatri – good education, ‘rudraksha’- helps nullifies all types of afflictions, ‘Kadamba’ – clears karmic influences, ‘Kalpa’ – fulfils noble desires, ‘Shami’ – ensures success in endeavors, ‘Krishna Marri’ … etc. Keeping in view the close bond between man and the green cover on the earth, it is a rare treat to perform this ritual under the canopy of the sacred lush greenary of Sai Geetha Ashram to ensure abundance in one’s life.
Instead of the modern picnics of enjoyment and merry-making, the ancient system of vana-bhojan is to inculcate in people to spend their time in a good way and worship Mother nature. People offer food very devoutedly either to the gooseberry, peepul or banyan tree and partake the consecrated food in a gathering. This practice in the midst of nature has come to be known as Vana-bhojan.
The supreme effulgence of Kartika Deepam is kindled in this month. Lighting this lamp signifies the annihilation of the inherent negative qualities. The flame of this light radiates infinite energy of positive currents and will illumine your life, spreading joy and peace in your family. Lamp our light through Kartika. On Kartika pournima Laksha Deepotsavam is organised in Dr. Sai Kumar Vyadhi Nivarana Ashram.
Note : This year 2021 Karthika Masam will begin on 21st October, Thurs to 19th November, Fri.
Karthika pournima on 19th November, Friday.
Owing to the rhythm of the universal forces, a person is supposed to have a special receptivity of cosmic energy on these significant days. Sai Geetha Ashram provides an avenue to thank nature for all that it is giving us. So, you can celebrate your Birthday or Wedding Anniversary differently? One can avail the opportunity of performing Abhisheka, Archana, and ‘Ayush Homam’, on your birthday or lakshmi Ganapathi Mrityunjaya Homam on your wedding anniversary. You may also undertake charitable acts like Sai Anna Prasada Seva or any other form of charity.
The performance of Shraddha by a son during Pitri Paksha is considered compulsory by Hindus, to ensure that the soul of the ancestor goes to heaven. In this context, the scripture Garuda Purana says, "there is no salvation for a man without a son". The scriptures preach that a householder should propitiate ancestors (Pitris), along with the gods (devas), elements (bhutas) and guests. The scripture Markandeya Purana says that if the ancestors are content with the shraddhas, they will bestow health, wealth, knowledge and longevity, and ultimately heaven and salvation (moksha) upon the performer.
The performance of Sarvapitri amavasya rites can also compensate a forgotten or neglected annual Shraddha ceremony, which should ideally coincide with the death anniversary of the deceased. Shraddha involves oblations to three preceding generationsby reciting their namesas well as to the lineage ancestor (gotra). A person thus gets to know the names of six generations (three preceding generation, his own and two succeeding generationshis sons and grandsons) in his life, reaffirming lineage ties. Anthropologist Usha Menon of Drexel University presents a similar ideathat Pitri Paksha emphasizes the fact that the ancestors and the current generation and their next unborn generation are connected by blood ties. The current generation repays their debt to the ancestors in the Pitri Paksha. This debt is considered of utmost importance along with a person's debt to his gurus and his parents.
According to the Puranas, in a family set-up, there are bound to be bitter quarrels over domestic issues, property matters, matrimonial alliances, sharing of wealth etc. On many such occasions, the offspring may act against family tradition and flout all rules governing it. As a result of which, we experience unhappiness and undergo a lot of stress, effecting even future generations. It becomes imperative that one performs Pitru Shanti Puja to appease the souls of grieving ancestors and free oneself from the influence of these debilitating forces that wreak havoc in our lives. Apart from the puja performed under the specific trees, one must also give alms in charity like food, clothes, household articles etc. On every New Moon Day or acc. to the thithi and on Mahalaya Amavasya day, Pitru Shanti puja is performed to appease the Pitru Devatas deities governing the regions inhabited by the souls of our ancestors.
Note : This year 2021, Mahalaya Amavasya is on 6th October, 2021