Shri Akalkot Swami Samarthaji Maharaj

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Shrimad Nrusimha Saraswati – Incarnation of Lord Dattareya In a place called Karanja Nagar (Karnataka State) in Southern India, there lived a pious Brahmin couple, Madhava and Ambabhavani, in the 13th century. Asceticism To this God-fearing & religious couple, was born a son around 1275 A.D. This child was the incarnation of Lord Dattatreya and came to be known as the great sage Shrimad Nrusimha Saraswati. The child was unique in the sense that, he was chanting only ‘Aum’ (the Hindu holy chant) since his birth. The parents were concerned about his dumbness till his ‘Vratabandha’ (the sacred thread bearing ceremony), when this child was merely eight years old, he started reciting all the four Vedas (the Holiest Hindu scriptures) to the great astonishment of all the learned people. After the aforesaid incident, the child left for Kashi (Uttar Pradesh State, Northern India) for Tapas [penance]. Pleased with his rigorous tapasya [penance], a learned ascetic named Shree Krishna Saraswati Swami, initiated him into Sanyasashram (Ascetism) and gave him the name, Shrimad Nrusimha Saraswati. Biography The biography of Shrimad Nrusimha Saraswati “Shree Gurucharitra”, gives us the details of his work in guiding the devotees and the various miracles he performed to help the devotees. He stayed at Ganagapur (Karnataka State, Southern India) for a long time and then gave his “Nirguna Padukas” to his disciples and devotees, before leaving for the Kardali forests to perform Tapas [penance]. His disciples prepared a floating seat of flowers for him on which he sailed against the current of the river Patalganga and disappeared. Rigorous Penance He performed rigorous tapasya [penance] on the Shree Shail mountain in the Kardali forests for nearly 150 years. After this he took an extensive pilgrimage, covering even places, now known as Jawa, Sumatra, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia etc., relieved many people from their miseries, and guided them on the spiritual path. Finally, he came to the ranges of Himalayas where he enlightened many devotees. Later he sat under a Deodar tree for tapasya [penance]. This Tapasya [penance] in the Himalayas lasted for nearly 250 years, but a woodcutter unknowingly axed the anthill enveloping the body of Shrimad Nrusimha Saraswati. This resulted in the break in Tapasya [penance] and Shrimad Nrusimha Saraswati then left for an extensive travel throughout the Indian sub-continent guiding the devotees. Akkalkot Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth During this travel, he became popular by various names at various places. Thus at one place he was known as Chanchal Bharati and at another place he would be called Digambar Swami. As he travelled and stayed at various places, he became the Guru (preceptor) of many great souls like Shree Ramkrishna Paramahansa, Shree Saibaba of Shirdi, Shree Shankar Maharaj, Shree Gajajan Maharaj of Shegaon etc. Finally he settled down at Akkalkot (Maharashtra State) and stayed there for 24 years from 1854 A.D. to 1878 A.D. and thus came to be known as the Akkalkot Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj (the great sage of Akkalkot). Here he enlightened many disciples, such as Shree Dev Mamledar, Shree Balappa Maharaj, Shree Cholappa Maharaj, Shree Nrusimha Saraswati Maharaj of Alandi, Shree Ramanand Beedkar Maharaj of Pune etc.

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Lord Hanuman

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Hello friends!!

You all must be knowing about the ‘sankat mochak’ Hanumanji Who protect us from all the dangers. Recently our Hanumanji was in limelight due to President Barack Obama who is also the devotee of Lord Hanumana(a common thing btw me and Barack Obama, we both are Hanumanji’s devotee!!:)).Hanumanji is the devotee of Lord Shri Ram. For worshipping Him Tuesdays and Saturadays are most apt days!!

Let me tell you the importance of Tuesday and Saturday. On Tuesday Hanumanji met Shri Ram and so it is His favourite day. And on Saturday Hanumanji was born!! So these days are best for worshipping Him, though it is believed that as you remember Him He comes for help!!

Jaya Shri Ram

Jaya Hanuman

Shirdi Sai Baba

Shirdi Sai Baba is known as Avatar.  He was a great Saint who lived in a village of Maharashtra called ‘Shirdi’. Due to His miraculous power and the benovelence and love, He became famous all over the world!!

When I was a kid I used to listen a lot of stories about Shirdi Sai Baba from mummy like when He turned an ordinary water into oil in Deepawli, He made a person alive and lame walk on his legs and many more!! But when I started watching Sai Baba serial on star plus by Ramanand Sagar, I got a great knowledge about Him. Baba was very simple and yet powerful, He was a great Yogi and led a life of fakir!!

He lived in a place called ‘Dwarika Mayee’ and called it as His mother.. He used to burn Dhooni there and the ashes came out of it,He used to give it to His devotees as a ‘prasad’, which was so powerful that it could heal any disease of the world!!

Today also when someone worships Baba with full devotion , Sai Baba helps him or her and fill their lives happiness!! His greatest teaching are ‘shraddha’ and ‘saburu’ means ‘to have faith’ and’wait for the right time to come’!! He always used to say’Sabka Malik ek’,that is, God is one!!Sai Baba is God for us and we should always worship Sai Baba with full devotion!!

Jaya Shirdi Sai Baba

Buddha Poornima

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Today is Buddha Poornima.

Gautam Buddha, religious discourses, continuous recitation of Buddhist scriptures, group meditation, processions, worship of the statue of Buddha. The Mahabodhi Temple wears a festive look and is decorated with colourful flags and flowers. The Chinese scholar, Fa-Hien has recorded celebration of this festival

The Divine Life of Gautam Buddha

The Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BC. He was an actual historical figure, a prince of the Shakalyas, the people of a small state bordering modern India and Nepal. He lived in a time of prosperity and social up heal. At the age of sixteen, Siddhratha married a beautiful woman and the had a son. The turning point in his life came when Siddhartha was twenty-nine and he ventured outside the palace grounds. He was caught by the sufferings of the world (old age, sickness and death), left his wife, son and riches to become a wandering ascetic in the search for enlightenment. He wandered to many places and ultimately at the age of thirty-five he arrived at Bodh Gaya, where he sat beneath a tree. He swore that he would not rise until he had found enlightenment. After forty-nine days of solitary meditation he attained nirvana, the state of permanence. He thus became the Buddha “One who is fully Awake.”

One of the interesting fact about Buddha is that Gautam Buddha’s disciple Ananda,Buddha’s wife,his chariot rider were born on the same day i.e. when He was born!! Surprisingly the peepal tree where he achieved the Nirvana was also planted on the same day!!

priceless moments of life…..

ayurveda-1I remember those days I was in school and really those days are the golden period of human lifetime.

Life was full of studies,attendence,friends,teachers,tests and games and play.

I wanted to become every teacher’s favourite and hence acquired a very good reputation in my every teacher’s eyes(because I was the topper of the class!). I used to work really hard and prepare notes everyday religiously!! Once our English teacher was  teaching us Shakespeare and it was my first time encounter with the literature by Shakespeare. There were many old english words in the text like ‘thou’ for ‘yours’,’thee ‘for ‘ you etc…. Our teacher told us that this is old english that was used at that time and I was really amazed!!

I used to write its meaning just in front of the word with a well sharpened pencil and then after coming back home, I used to copy it in my own personal notebook that I prepared only for my studies and never showed it to my friends!! (this is a trick to stand first in class!! ).

I also liked the poems and especially by Vikram seth!! Though you will not get happy endings in his poems generally,but I bet you will enjoy each and every line!! Life was really very exciting as a  students we always keeps on thinking about the stream we will get afterwards!! I was interested in Mathematics and so took up PCM in +2!!  I think that students should get a bit serious from beginning!!

Afterwards My studies became much more interesting and really when you go through the course book with enthusiasm and a want to learn more then you will enjoy each and every word and the informations contained in it!! As a student and also as a person books are my favourite hobby and  I read books of every taste!! Time to wrap up the post (I think I am becoming pretty nostalgic about the old memories!!)

Anyways the good days are yet to come(this is what we should always think!), Life is full of good moments and opportunities  so just go on doing good work!! One day success will knock at the door!!

OK take care!! cheers:)

PIYA HAZI ALI

rahman saabMr. A.R.Rehman is my favourite musician, and I know that now the whole world is his fan. Really Rehman saab creates a music that touches the soul!! I found the lyrics of my favourite song by him. I found this in the internet and I pasted it over here. I hope you will enjoy this,just open this link and enjoy the pleasure and bhakti in this song!!

Piya Hazi Ali
film: Fiza
Singer: Kadar Ghulam Mustafa, Murtaza Ghulam Mustafa,
Shrinivas, A R Rahman

khuda apne waliyon se hota hai raazi
God approves of the actions of His helper sages, who spread similar
message as He speaks

milegi ye dar se hamein sarfarazi
from this door, we get empowerment to hold our head high

yaha dil se mango ye hazi ali hain
ask from the depths of your heart, this is the place of hazi ali

khuda ke vali hain
he is a messenger of God’s words

shah-e-samundar, ibn-e-haider
O king of oceans, O the son of haider

shah-e-samundar, ik nazar
O king of oceans, kindly cast your eyes towards me

piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
O beloved hazi ali

piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho

tum samundar ke dhani,
you are the wealth of oceans

baba hazi ali, baba hazi ali, baba hazi ali,
O sage hazi ali

tum samundhar ke dhani,
baba hazi ali, baba hazi ali,

hai tumhara dar, dar mustafa, dar mubtaza, marhaba,
your door is a pious and pure door, the door to start with, a great
door

piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho

noor wale, noor wale,
O the one with light

bhole bhale, bhole bhale,
O the one who is simple and innocent

noor wale, bhole bhale,
saya sab pe daal de,
cast your shadow on all of us

piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali,
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali,

yaha hindu muslim sikh issaae, faiz paate hain,
here hindus, muslims, sikhs, christians, all achieve glory

yaha hindu muslim sikh issaae, faiz paate hain,

ye samundar roj dar pe deta hai pehra,
this ocean guards your door daily

hai saraapa noor wala aapka chehra,
your face is absolutely full of light

piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho

do mohammed mustafa ke naam ka sadka,
give alms in the name of mohammed mustafa

de do naam ka sadka,
give the alms in his name

do mohammed mustafa ke naam ka sadka,
de do naam ka sadka,

koi bhi maayoos is dar se nahin lauta,
nobody ever returns from this door without his wish getting fulfilled

baba koi nahin lauta,
O sage, nobody returns like that

kis ke dil mein kya chhupa hai sab tumhe maloom hai,
what is hidden in somebody’s heart, everything is known to you

kis ke dil mein kya chhupa hai sab tumhe maloom hai,

aapke faizo karam bhi arsh par bhi noom hai
owing to your glory and gifts, there is noom(?) on the sky also

baba hazi ali, baba hazi ali,

suno ham garibo ki iltiza ham par karam keeje
kindly heed to the request of us poor souls, and shower your gifts on
us

piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho

aap par saari khudaae naaz karti hai,
entire universe is proud of you

baba naaz karti hai,
O sage, proud of you

bigdi kismat aapke dar par sanwarti hai
bad luck becomes good at your door

arey kismat sanwarti hai
Oh! luck becomes better

jab talak ummeed meri par na aayegi,
as long as my desires are not fulfilled

jab talak ummeed meri bar na aayegi,
zindagi dahleez par aansoo bahayegi,
my life will shed tears at this door

baba hazi ali, baba hazi ali,

baba jo bhi aapka ho chuka uska guma hoga,
O sage, whoever has become yours, his all doubts will disappear

piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
hazi ali
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
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piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho

hazi ali
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho

hazi ali
piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho

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piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya hazi ali, piya ho