Guru Bhakti Sadhana – 5th and 6th of each month

The Maha Samadhi of Sri Swami Satyananda

At midnight on the 5th December 2009, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati attained the highest state of Maha Samadhi. On 6th December he was given Bhu Samadhi at Rikhiapeeth. Exactly one year later, 6th December 2010 was the first day of the Sat Chandi Mahayajna, and on the very same day the Sannyasa Abhishek of Swami Niranjan, the spiritual successor to Sri Swamiji was conducted. This is no coincidence, but an indication of auspiciousness. The day and the event of Maha Samadhi was chosen by Sri Swamiji himself and the fifth and sixth days of each month will abound with his blessings, spiritual energy and radiance. Accordingly, at Ganga Darshan Vishwa Yogpeeth and at Rikhiapeeth, these days are considered sacred and special pujas and worship are conducted every month. For the benefit of all devotees and spiritual aspirants a simple sadhana has been given by Swami Niranjan, to be practiced on the 5th and 6th day of every month. This sadhana is a means to offer ones devotion, adoration and worship to Sri Swamiji and come into alignment with the higher vibrations of illumined consciousness emanating at that time. On 5th December at 6.30 in the morning, in a place of worship which has been cleaned and decorated, a jyoti (oil candle) should be lit in front of a photo of Sri Swamiji. A photo of Sri Swami Sivananda should also be placed beside Sri Swamiji. Flowers can be placed around the jyoti and photos. Incense should be burnt. This flame must be looked after so it can burn continuously from 6.30 am on the day of the 5th until 12 midnight on the night of 6th. All chanting should be done in front of this jyoti, and offerings and worship made to the photos of Sri Swamiji and Sri Swami Sivananda. Those who are able to, can conduct havan during the mantras for both morning and evening sadhanas. Those who are not able to perform havan can simply chant the mantras. During this sadhana, it is most important to keep your heart open. Be innocent like a child and full of faith and you will feel and experience the grace and blessings of Sri Swamiji manifesting in your life.

Morning: 6.30am – 5th & 6th

Bhajans – devotional songs Guru Paduka Stotra – during which Swami Sivananda should be worshipped. Guru Stotra – during which Swami Satyananda should be worshipped.
Mantras for hawan Vishnu Sahasranama (1008 names of Vishnu) with ‘svaha’ after each name. Those who cannot chant Vishnu Sahasranama should chant ‘Om Namo bhagvate vasudevaya svaha’ 1008 times.
Kirtan Maha Mantra: Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Evening: 6.30pm – 5th & 6th

Bhajans – devotional songs Guru Stotra with worship of Sri Swamiji
Mantras for hawan Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra x 108 Durga Battisnam (32 names of Durga) x 11 Satyananda Gayatri x 108 (Om paramahamsa avadhootaya vidmahe, Satyanandaya dhimahi, Tanno guru prachodayata svaha)
Kirtan Any Guru kirtan can be sung.