Shree Gurucharanmaas

Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu spoke about Shree Gurucharanmaas and its importance during his discourse way back on 16th June 2011. He also narrated the story of Shree Gurucharanmaas. 

सदगुरु श्री अनिरुद्ध पितृवचन – २० जून २०१९

The period from Jyeshtha Purnima or Vat Purnima to Aashad Purnima or Gurupurnima is called Shree Gurucharanmaas. As told by Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu, every year, Shraddhavan devotees recite Shree Hanuman Chalisa at least 108 times during one entire day and pray to Rakshakguru Shree Hanumanta for protection.  

Vat Purnima is an occasion that naturally reminds of the Banyan tree. In his editorial series ‘Kathamanjiri-2’, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu has explained in detail the importance of the Banyan tree. Bapu says in Kathamanjiri 2-22 editorial that the Banyan tree is created from the shadow of the Kalpavriksha tree (the divine wish-granting tree) in Saket. Therefore, the vibrations of the Swayambhagwan Trivikram - the Supreme Personality of Godhead, are certainly present in a Banyan tree.   

Kathamanjiri 2-28 editorial mentions the Vatapatrashayani form of the Swayambhagwan. In the Srimad Bhagavata Purana mentions Rishi Markandeya to have been blessed with the darshan of the Vatapatrashayani form of the Almighty. Shayan - शयन means lying, Vatapaṭra - वटपत्र means the Banyan leaf. So, the Vatapatrashayani form of the Paramatma is symbolized by the infant lying afloat (Shayan - शयन) on the Banyan leaf (Vatapatra - वटपत्र), sucking the toe of His right foot. Also, the second chapter of Shree Gurucharitra mentions Shree Narayana, in the unexpressed form, expressing Himself as Vatapatrashayani. 

In Kathanjiri 2-56 editorial, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu writes – ‘The banyan tree is a unique tree. Every Banyan is considered eternal because, according to the structure of its branches, no Banyan tree can ever die. Each of these eternal trees is a representation of our universe. Banyans are created at several places to explain to us our relationship with the the Swayambhagwan.' 

To cleanse my mind, it is essential to remove the dust on it and to do away with the ignorance about my relationship with the Swayambhagawan Trivikram. The great saint Shree Tulsidasji begins his composition, Shree Hanuman Chalisa, as – ‘Shreeguru charan saroj raj nij manu mukuru sudhari ...’, meaning the dust of the lotus feet of Shreeguru cleanses the human mind. 

Devotees recite Hanuman Chalisa as many times as possible during this month of Gurucharanmaas so that the dust of Sadguru’s lotus feet falls on my mind and it gets pure. Hence this month is called ‘Shree Gurucharanmaas’. 

At Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram, like every year, this year also, during the week from 21st May to 27th May 2023, more than 108 Shraddhavans devotedly chanted Shree Hanuman Chalisa more than 108 times daily in a collective manner. Now that Shree Gurucharanmaas has started from 3rd June 2023, the day of Vat Purnima, Shraddhavan devotees may recite Shree Hanuman Chalisa at least 108 times in one day. 

The period of Shree Gurucharanamaas is like a holy bridge between the two Purnimas considered significant for the Shraddhavans, i.e. Vata Purnima, which relates to the Banyan tree and Gurupurnima, which relates to their Sadguru. Shree Gurucharanamaas holds Shraddhavans by their finger and helps them establish an affectionate relationship with Shree Hanumant, the one who leads Shraddhavans on the path of devotion and the one who is referred to as the ‘Protector Guru’ by Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu. At the same time, Shree Gurucharanamaas also gives the devotees an opportunity to connect with lotus feet of Shreeguru, i.e. live in Bhaktibhav Chaitanya or devotion sentience. 

Pitruvachan on Hanuman Chalisa

- By Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu

Sadguru Shree Aniruddha attending Hanuman Chalisa Pathan

at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram

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