Sunday, July 1, 2012

Guru Poornima Parv - 1,2,3 July, 2012 - Amarkantak (M.P.)

This is the mahaparv dedicated in the holy lotus feet of Revered Gurudev. The Guru Poornima Mahaparv is being celebrated in the Teerathraj Amarkant this year.

Performing Sadhanas and taking Dikshas from Revered Gurudev at Amarkantak from where the holy river Narmada originates proves several times more effective and the results are instant. Revered Gurudev directs his spiritual rays towards the sadhakas and disciples and the experience is truly elevating.

These shivirs are organised with an aim to give you totality in life both material and spiritual. If you are suffering from some ailment you cannot enjoy life, if you are burdened by debts then too life shall be miserable.Whatever your problem without solving it you cannot rise high in life or enjoy it. But worrying won't help you; for every type of problem there is a special Mantra and these mantras can be known only from a Guru who has mastered them. A Sadhana Shivir is the best place for gaining this knowledge.

Without doubt company of a Guru can do much more in helping one ease mental disturbance than can even medical help. These Sadhana Shivirs offer an opportunity to the common man to be with an enlightened master and procure solutions to one's problems.

Amarkantak is a pilgrim town in Anuppur District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is called "Teerthraj" (the king of pilgrimages). Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritage area and is the meeting point of the Vindhyas and the Satpuras, with the Maikal Hills being the balkrum. This is where the Narmada River, the Sone River and Johila River emerge.

Amarkantak situated on the western edge of ancient Kingdom of Kalinga is a place of worship for all the three worlds. Gods and Gandharvas (Celestial beings), Asuras (demons), Saints and Sages have all achieved great spiritual powers here. It is believed that who ever dies at Amarkantak is assured of a place in heaven. Also if a lady makes offerings of fruits and flowers will gain the respect of her husband, and no doubt she will also achieve a place in heaven.

When Lord Shiva destroyed Tripura (The three cities) by fire, the ashes of one fell upon mount Kailash, the ashes of another fell upon Amarkantak, and the ashes of the third were saved by Lord Shiva and kept in heaven. The ashes that fell upon Amarkantak turned into crores of Shivalingas. Only one is visible at Jwaleshwar in Amarkantak.

Amarkantak is a Sanskrit word the literal meaning of which is immortal (amar) obstruction (kantak). The place was abode of Gods but was disturbed by the hindrances of Rudraganas and hence called Amarkantak.

Amarkantak is situated on the Maikal mountain range which links the Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain ranges. Many mythological stories relating to Lord Shiva and his daughter Narmada have been woven around this mystical town of Amarkantak. Amarkantak is known primarily as a religious place. The holy rivers Narmada and Sone originate from here. Another important river Johilla, too originates from Amarkantak. There are about 12 temples here devoted to Narmada maiyya. The Narmada temple is the most important one, which has been built around the origin point of the river Narmada.

Amarkantak is a great-unexplored tourism destination which is full of natural beauty and religious importance. Some prime tourist attractions of Amarkantak are –

1. Narmadakund and temples : At the place of origin of Narmada River there is an open pool known as Narmadakund. Around this kund there are number of temples such as Narmada and Shiva temple, Kartikey temple, Shri Ram Janki temple etc.

2. Sonemuda : It is the place of origin of Sone River. The river is called so since gold dust is found in the water of Sone river. The river cascades from the mountain in a waterfall hundreds of feet long.

3. Mai ki Bagiya : It is a grove of mango, banana, gulbakavli trees in dense forests dedicated to goddess Narmada.

4. Kapildhara : It is a eye catching waterfall located between the mountains and lush greenery.

5. Kabir chabutra : The place where Saint Kabir performed austerities here and achieved spiritual powers.

6. Jwaleshwar Mahadev : The temple with a shivalinga that is believed to be established by Lord Shankar himself. A place of "Maha Rudra Meru", the abode of Shiva.

Hence, All are cordially invited to attend the "Guru Poornima Parv" to be held in the divine presence of Revered Gurudev Shri Kailash Chandra Shrimali ji with the blessings of Swami Sacchidanandji Maharaj and Sadugurudev Nikhileshwaranandji Maharaj at Amarkantak on the 1,2,3 July,2012.

If you want to discuss any problem, need spiritual or material guidance, or want to take diksha, meet Revered Gurudev personally free of cost. Although Guru Diksha links one subtly to the Guru's soul still from time to time one should personally meet the Guru even though one might not be facing any problem. And if the Guru suggests some Dikshas it means that He wishes to prepare you for some future eventuality. So never hesitate to take the Diksha even though at present you might not feel it to be necessary.

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