Tuesday, December 15, 2015

मी वाचलेले पुस्तक - ’...आणि दोन हात" - लेखक - डॉ. विनायक नागेश श्रीखंडे

नुकतेच मी डॉ. विनायक नागेश श्रीखंडे याचे आत्मचरित्र ’...आणि दोन हात’ वाचले. इंग्लंडमधल्या दोन्ही एफ. आर. सी. एस. परिक्षा पहिल्याच प्रयत्नात पार करणारे, एक उत्कृष्ट नावाजलेले सर्जन, स्वतःच्या तोतरेपणावर मात करून उत्तम वक्ता व उत्कृष्ट शिक्षक म्हणून प्रसिद्ध असलेले डॉ. श्रीखंडे यांचे आत्मचरित्र त्यांच्या जीवनाप्रमाणेच अद्भूत आहे. जो जीवनात सदैव विद्यार्थी असतो तोच उत्कृष्ट शिक्षक बनू शकतो हा विचार हे पुस्तक वाचताना प्रत्ययास येतो. डॉ. श्रीखंडे यांनी जशा आपल्या चूका मोकळेपणाने मान्य केल्या आहेत तसेच नर्स, वॉर्डबॉय ते मरणाशी झुंज देणार्‍या रुग्णाकडूनही ते अनेक गोष्टी शिकले त्याच्याही उल्लेख त्यांनी आपल्या ह्या पुस्तकात केला आहे.
आईवडिलांकडून झालेले संस्कार, त्यांच्या कडून मिळालेले प्रामाणिकपणा, सचोटी, शिस्त व कार्यक्षमता हे गुण घेऊन व ते स्वतःमध्ये उतरवूनच ते जीवनातील प्रत्येक गोष्टीला सामोरे गेले आहेत. अतिशय सुंदर असे पुस्तक हे प्रत्येकाने वाचायलाच हवे.

Monday, July 28, 2014


As informed by our Sadguru Shri Aniruddha Bapu last to last year, we ( ONLY MEN Above  16 years ) can do  ' Ranachandika Prapatti ' on any one Monday of  ' Shravan ' month every year.

Shradhavan who will  be doing this Prapatti will get strength to protect his family members and nation just like a Soldier. 

The detail procedure is as per attached pdf file. Since, the file is of last to last year, please ignore the dates mentioned in the file.

For this year, the dates for doing ' Prapatti ' are 28th  July, 4th  August, 11th August, 18th August,  25th August 2014.

Information about Shree Ranachandika Prapatti from 'RamRajya 2025' -
Now for the 'Shreerannachandika naimittik prapatti' for men.
This may be offered on any Monday of the month of Shravan. Just the one day (Sankranti) for women and a choice of four or even five Mondays for the men! Why is that? That is because not only the energy centres of women but also their capacity to receive and absorb differ considerably from those of men. Besides, this is how Nature has made them both. The difference moreover, is to be traced to the hormones that are specific to the gender. The day of the Sankranti for the women and any Monday of the month of Shravan for the men, is an arrangement made in consideration of this difference and not meant to give any special facility to the men.
Do you know who is worshipped on the Monday of the month of Shravan? The Shivashankar for one, yes sure. Who else? Do you remember the other picture that we include in the poojan. How many of you do all this in the first place? Whose pictures are these? Jeevatyaa and Narsimha. The poojan on the Monday of the Shravan is addressed to Nrisimha. The Nrismha form is half lion and half man. Every man must have the firm belief that the Nrisimha is indeed the Trivikram and the Trivikram is the Nrisimha, they are one and the same. The men offer their prapatti after sunset but individually and separately whereas the women do it after sunset of course but as a group, collectively. The open space enhances the capacity of the women to receive and absorb whereas in case of men, it is enclosed space that enhances their capacity to receive and absorb. Besides, their capacities of energy acceptance too differ and so the men will sit at home (enclosed space) and the women will offer the prapatti outdoors in open space.
The procedure for Men :
After a bath, sit before the image of the Trivikram and when it is past sunset, recite the Shreegurukshetram mantra nine times. Then recite the mantra ‘Om Namashchandikaayaee’ 108 times. This mantra was born of the loud roar of the Devisinha, who is in fact the Paramatma and no different from the Trivikram, the original form of Nrisinha. What was the purpose behind the creation of this mantra? Valour! The mantra is the most eminent, the supreme one of all that gives valour to men. First recite the Gurukshetram mantra nine times because it is the mantra of the Trivikram too and then recite 108 times ‘Om Namashchandikaayaee’, the mantra that was born of the roar of the devisinha. Now placing the image of the Trivikram on the head, recite the Gurukshetram mantra nine times all over again. This will initiate and cause the very essence or core feature of the Nrisinha, i.e. of the Devisinha to flow, travel from the head through the entire body. There is no better remedy to rid of timidity and weakness. The radiant energy of the Nrisinha enters your body and prepares and equips you to become a soldier, capable of protecting the home, the dharma and the country. The prapatti renders the woman too capable of protecting her household and family if she prays for it. If she prays to the Chandika wishing to become the protector of the dharma and the country apart from her family, she is made into a capable soldier to do so. Is that clear? So that is how the Shreerannachandika prapatti makes of the man, a protecting soldier of the family, the dharma and the country.
Let us come back to the details of the procedure. Offer the Trivikram, a naivedya of a banana along with a mixture of curds and sugar. The banana and the curds (with sugar) are to be offered in separate bowls, do not mix in the two. The one offering the prapatti will eat a spoonful of the curds (mixed with sugar). Give the banana as Prasad, to both the men and the women in the family. Now come back and sit before the Trivikram and eat all of the remaining curds looking at the Trivikram all along as you do so. Curds enhances the oj (valour). The oj of the Trivikram, that is received in the form of vibrations, is absorbed or taken in, in the form of curds. Then offer fragrant flowers to the Trivikram and then offer the lotangan. The flowers come right at the end, if you noticed! Flowers are meant to express gratitude, to thank. Any man above the age of sixteen can do the prapatti. Remember the Shreerannachandika prapatti is not to be done in a group; it has got to be done individually, all by yourself.
The prapatti can make of men and women alike, valiant soldiers apart from making them the protector-bodyguards at least of their family. When every single family is protected, it follows that the nation is and so is the dharma.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ghorkashtoddharan Stotra Pathan

Ghorkashtoddharan Stotra Pathan for the month of Shravan has been started from 27th July 2014, The pathan will be held in two sessions. Ghorkashtddharan Stotra will be chanted 108 times in every session.
You are welcome to attend the chanting of Ghorkashtoddharan stotra, the details are as mentioned below :
Address : Shri Krishna Hall, Jadhav Marg, Off S.S. Wagh Marg, Naigaon, Dadar (East), Mumbai 400 014.
Landmark : Opposite to Chitra Cinema.
Duration : From July 27 to August 25, 2012.
Timings : On all days except Thursdays
Morning Session : 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening Session : 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
On Thursdays
Morning Session : 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening Session : 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Please Note : You can donate food grains for Annapurna Prasadam Yojana here.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Shree Guru Charan Maas - Hanuman Chalisa Pathan

During the Ashvatha Maruti Pujan in year 1997, P.P. BAPU had mentioned that the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa for 108 times for the period of one month from Vat Pournima to Ashad Pournima i.e. Guru Pournima from one dawn to the next, one will yield the following benefits :

1) You get protection against any evil from that day until the entire of the next year ; you are not affected in any way from the evil,

2) Your faith is transformed into steadfast faith and patience into confidence during these thirty days.

This year Vatpournima is on Thursday,  12th June and Guru Pournima is on Saturday,12th July. The period of one month from Vat Pournima to Guru Pournima is known as 'Shree Guru Charan Maas' (Maas means Month)

We can select any one day starting from 12th June to 12th July for recitation of Hanuman Chalisa for 108 times.
This can be done in the entire 24 hours of the day and not required to do at a single stretch sitting. One may chant it in groups of 27 times (4 sets) or 36 times (3 sets) or 54 times (2 sets) or 108 times continuously, but must ensure that the chanting is completed in a day.

Avoid doing chanting on Amavas Day ( No Moon night ) i.e. on 27th June , as on this day it will be difficult to concentrate properly and complete it 108 times for average human being, as the negative forces are at its peak.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Blood Donation Camps

A mega blood donation camp is organized once a year by the Foundation with the help of its sister organizations. In the camp held on 4th May 2008, twenty three reputed Blood Banks of major Government and Municipal Hospitals, such as Nair Hospital, KEM Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital, J.J. Hospital, Cooper Hospital, Bhabha Hospital, to name a few, participated. In all, 2866 bottles of blood were collected. 56 doctors and 37 paramedical personnel also volunrily participated in this event.

The Foundation also arranges blood donation camps on a regular basis in different areas across Mumbai and Maharashtra. In the year 2007, a total of 68 blood donation camps were organized by the Foundation, collecting 6059 units of blood. Given in the table below are details of units collected in the last four years.

The Government of Maharashtra felicitated the Foundation for its commendable achievement. Total Blood Count of Annual Mega Blood Donation Camp held on Sunday 12th April 2009 - 3179 Bottles.

Total Blood Count of Annual Mega Blood Donation Camp held on Sunday 11th April 2010 - 3083 Bottles.

Total Blood Count of Annual Mega Blood Donation Camp held on Sunday 3rd April 2011 - 2496 Bottles.

Total Blood Count of Annual Mega Blood Donation Camp held on Sunday 8th April 2012 - 4691 Bottles.

Total Blood Count of Annual Mega Blood Donation Camp held on April 2013 - 5189 Bottles.
Total Blood Count of Annual Mega Blood Donation Camp held on Sunday 20th April 2014 - 4722 Bottles. 

In 2011, total 31 Blood Banks participated in Mega Blood Donation Camp.

Some Important facts about Blood Donation

1) Although mankind has achieved phenomenal scientific progress over the past century or so, it has not yet been able to find a substitute to the human blood. Neither can human blood be produced in any factory, nor can the blood of any other animal be used for transfusion to humans. It is only human blood that can help save the life of another human being in need of blood.

2) The annual requirement of blood in our city of Mumbai till date has been approximately 2.5 lakhs to 3 lakhs bottles. By donating blood we can help to meet this target and ensure that no life is lost due to lack of adequate supply of blood.

3) There have been some mistaken beliefs and unfounded fears surrounding the donation of blood; that it causes weakness, etc., that need to be cleared. The human body has 4.5 litres to 5 litres of blood, out of which only 300 ml. is drawn out at the time of donation.

4) After donation of blood, within 15 – 20 minutes of rest, one can continue with one’s daily chores and activities.

5) Age Limit for Donation : Any Male or Female within the age group of 18 - 60 can donate blood.

6) Minimum Weight of Donor : The Donor’s weight should be a minimum of 45 kgs.

7) Minimum Haemoglobin Count of Donor : More than 12.5 gm%

8) Those wanting to donate blood should abstain from donation if they suffer from the ailments such as:

a. Jaundice b. Malaria c. Typhoid d. AIDS e. Diabetes f. Blood Pressure h. Anaemia i. Venereal Disease (Gupt Rog) j. Tuberculosis (T. B.) k. Cancer

Prospective Donors should also abstain from donating blood under the following circumstances:
a. not completed a year after having undergone surgery
b. undergone abortion
c. in the course of Pregnancy d. undergoing Menstruation (M.C.) e. During lactation phase

9) Diet for Donation : Generally, rejection of donors happens if the haemoglobin count is below the threshold required for blood donation. In order to increase the haemoglobin count, the donors should include following food items in their regular diet: a. Leafy vegetables: fenugreek (methi), maath. b. Sprouted pulses c. Vegetables: green peas, pumpkin, tomato. d. Fruits: Chickoo, pomegranate, Papaya, apple, fresh dates, orange, sweet lime, grapes, Gooseberry (Amla), Watermelon. e. Salad: Beetroot, carrot, radish. f. Cereals: Corn, Finger Millet (Nachni), wheat, peanuts, dry-fruits, jaggery. g. Eatables: Chikki, Muramba, Kheer. h. Abstain from consuming tea and chickpea (pawta).

10) Care to be taken Before Blood Donation : 
a. Sound and adequate sleep should be taken in the night preceding the date of donation
b. Blood should not be donated on an empty stomach. The Donor should donate blood only after having had adequate food.
c. Abstain from consuming medicines (allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic) e.g. Crocin, Disprin, Combiflam 72hrs prior to the donation.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Genetically Modiefied Orgams (GMO)


A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Genetic modification involves the mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes. Foreign gene is inserted into DNA of the plant, this is uncontrolled process because side of insertion is random and may potentially damage the plants genetic makeup.
Advantages of GMO in food industry stated as :
1) Increase Crop Yields
2) Lower Cost for Farmers
3) Reduced use of Herbicides

Actual Disadvantages:
1) Poor Crop Performance
2) Alteration in the Food's Nutritional content
3) Toxic and allergenic effect
4) Unforeseen harm to the environment - Less butterfly population in America
5) Decrease Soil quality by killing natural nutrients and organisms
6) GM crops consumed massive amount of energy since depends on herbicides which consumes high Fissile fuels during manufacture
7) Increase in Cancer
8) Generation of Supervirures (like Aids)
9) Allergies
10) Birth Defects
11) No crops available that are increase intrinsic Yields
12) Increase in pesticides and herbicides use
13) May change in Human DNA by eating GMO Food

GMOs are used in following food items, and these are mostly consumed food items in western countries.
-- Corns, Soybeans, Canola, Sugar Beans, Oranges
There are currently 64 countries that require labeling of all GMO foods. The European Union, Australia, New Zealand, China, and India are among those that require GMO labeling, while other countries make GMO labeling voluntary or have plans to introduce labeling. No GMO labeling in US.

In India, on 1 January 2013, a new law came into effect that required all packaged foods containing any genetically modified organisms to be labeled as such. The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 states that "every package containing the genetically modified food shall bear at the top of its principal display panel the letters GM." The rules apply to 19 products including biscuits, breads, cereals and pulses, and a few others. The law faced criticism from consumer rights activists as well as from the packaged food industry; both sides had major concerns that no logistical framework or regulations had been established to guide implementation and enforcement of the law.