We will be celebrating MAHISHASURMARDINI USTAV at Shri Gurukshetram, Khar from 9th to 17th August '09.
The Poojan will be done by P.P. BAPU and HIS DIVINE FAMILY as per 'Tripurarahasya', as told by Shri Dattatrey to Parashuram.
The Poojan will start every day at morning 11 a.m. and will continue up to afternoon 1:30 p.m.
Afterwards there will be 'Havan' whole day up to sunset with chanting of Stotras. We can visit Shri Gurukshetram during any of these 9 days (or all as per our convenience) and take Darshan of Shri MAHISHASURMARDINI and participate in the chanting.
The detail information (in Marathi) about this Ustav, its importance and what we have to do there can be viewed on the following link;
As a preparation of this Ustav, P.P. BAPU has ask us to chant the mantra 'Om Namashchandikayye' from 8th July to 8th August '09 (one month) every day 108 times.
In last Thursday's pravachan, P.P. BAPU insisted that every one should chant this mantra minimum 108 times every day for one month starting from 8th July '09. The chanting can be done even when we are traveling, even when we are wearing chappal/ shoes, even if we have not taken the bath. HE explained the importance of name 'Chandika'. HE said that 'PARAMATMA ' obeys all the rules set by 'PARAMESHWAR' in extreme situations also. The shortcoming (ABHAV) of not obeying HIS rules is the root cause of all problems in human being life. The name 'Chandika' is such that it will remove this shortcoming from our life and that is the reason, we have to chant this name. P.P. BAPU added that SHE is MY MOTHER, and all of you chant HER name with love. HE said that who else can give guarantee of mother than her own son.