Joshi,alias 'Bapu',a Mumbai based doctor,was
born in 1956 and studied in a school at Parel,Mumbai,India.He was a very
brilliant student and gold medallist and gained his MD, specialised
in rheumatology.He was a lecturer in Nair Hospital till 1985 and
later started his own practice in Dadar and Parel,Mumbai, which he
continued till 1998.
Bapu was a married man,with a normal life,with two
children.In 1981 he started studying
experienced a radical shift in his thinking.The transition from Dr Aniruddha Joshi to
is an interesting story.
Shri.Saibaba of Shirdi had handed over three of his personal belongings to
Raghunath Dabholkar,who was also known as Hemadpant and was a close devotee of
Saibaba.Baba assured him that one day he would come back to take the
possession of his belongings
As the time elapsed,the Baba's belongings were then passed on over
to Hemadpant's grand-son,,Govind
Gajanan Dabholkar, also known as Appa Dabholkar.This secret was known only to the family
members of Shri. Govind Dabholkar.
The belongings contained-a shaligram (holy stone used in pooja),
a small trishul(trident) and a Jaap Mala(rosary).These belongings
were mentained by Shri Dabholkar at his ancestral home at
Bandra,named Sai Niwas.
Sai Niwas,was always associated with Saibaba,where Sai pooja was
since 1911.Dr Joshi, was a hardcore devotee of Saibaba and visited
Sai Niwas regularly.
On May 27, 1996, Dr Joshi went to Sai Niwas, and asked for the
articles belonging to Sai Baba.The full family was dazed to see the
manifestation of Sai Baba.But as per Bapu's request,this was not
disclosed till 1998.
As the news came out,devotees surrounded Aniruddha Bapu.Today, lakhs
of devotees beleive him to be the form of Mahavishnu.Nandamata, Bapu's wife, is also worshipped as
incarnation of Mata Laksmi .
The Dabholkars are pleased with the fact that Shri. Saibaba has once again entered the lives of their family in human
Bapu is full of prem (love) and karuna (compassion)and teaches that,the mistakes can
always be corrected. Bapu remembers the names of all the persons who
meet him.Animals,especially cows and dogs, are attracted towards him
with tears of joy into their eyes.
Dr Keshav Narsikar studied with Bapu in Ruia College,Mumbai and
Nair Medical College from 1972 till 1979.He remembers the
brilliance of Bapu who could cite from any textbook, even gave
cross-references off hand which was not possible for any clever student.He
was also very
famous for his excellent oration.
Bapu advises his disciples to read 'Sai Satcharitra', Saibaba's
biography written by Hemadpant.To ensure the scientific study of
this message of Saibaba, he introduced the Panchasheel
examinations-a set of five exams,including practicals at the final
level.This is held twice each year,which is attended in large
In 1999, Aniruddha Bapu established a 'Gurukul' at Juinagar, for the
Ayurveda and Mudgal Vidya, the
martial arts of ancient India.Bapu instituted
the Sadguru Shree Aniruddha
Upasana Trust (SSAUT),
Bapu's blend of spiritual wisdom and pragmatism appeals in
today's materialistic world with its fast pace and slackening
Bapu's divine mission of re-establishing the
three fundamental principles of the Almighty - Satya (Truth), Prem (Love) and Anand (Joy) was unveiled
before the world in the year 1996.
Bapu's devotees are spread,in India and abroad.There are so many
activities taking place by his grace.
the Pravachan(dicourse) On Thursday, 1st April 2010 at
Harigurugram,Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu released the "Guru Mantra"
for all His Shraddhavans. It is called "Shri.Gurukshetram Mantra".Sadguru
Bapu has released this Gurukshetram for the generations that would be
born on this earth in future.
This Mantra acts on all the three forms of body, i.e. 'Sthool',
'Sukshma' & 'Tarala'.It also acts on
our mind, soul, intelligence.
It also acts on Cough, Gall and gas.
It is also in action when we are
awake, asleep or even in dreams. The Mantra of Adimata Chandika i.e
acts as the
torchbearer of this Gurukshetram Mantra.
This Mantra clears your future path and acts on your present,future,also on
the past.It performs the function of ending obstructions, sins and
wraths in life of its follower.
In the second para, Bapu explained
that Lord Ram is our Atmaram (soul) and His soul is Lord Dattatrey.Lord
Hanuman is Shri. Ram's life and in turn
Lord Hanuman is our Mahapran.
the last line of this para
says Bapu is a living Ramnaam i.e. name of
Lord ShriRam.It also says that Bapu is the embodiment of Ramnaam.
Bapu is with those who
(manlyhood) and supports those who attempt things regardless of the result.He doesn't support who relies on destiny
and do not take efforts.
in the last paragraph means blossoming.The desirous
of accepting this mantra
has to recite this mantra in front of Sadguru Bapu or his Image,saying
that, "Bapu I have taken this as my Guru Mantra.
However,Bapu clears that this mantra's action depends on the belief,
love and bhakti of the performer. Bapu also said that once one accepts this
Mantra as his Gurumantra, he becomes 50% best over others.
Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu has
explained the importance of the Ghanta Mantra and the Ghanta(Bell),which is installed at Shree Aniruddha
Gurukshetram. The Mantra is mentioned on Page No. 73 (Adhyay
No. 10) of Bapu's 'Grantha Matruvatsalyavindanam'.
Mantra is written both in Sanskrit and Marathi scripts.
This Ghanta is also held by Mata
Mahishasurmardini Chandika,as an 'Astra' (Weapon),which no other God
or Goddess has ever used.This Ghanta has specific
Mantra associated with it.It is installed
at Shri. Aniruddha Gurukshetram at Khar and Shri. Gurukul, Juinagar.
Hinasti Daityatejansi swapnenapoorya ya jagat l
Sa Ghanta patu no devi papebhyo nah sutaniv ll
Hari came in earthly form as Aniruddha
Har the core stepped into maya, as Aniruddha
The virtuous are rid of fear and misery
Shree Aniruddha has come, sing the glory,
Sing the glory, proclaim it (2)
Offer in love, in worship from the heart
Immerse the self forever, give in to Him,
May the mind sing His praises and dissolve
Sin and suffering burn with ease,
The ease of fire (2)
Sin and suffering burn with ease.
Of all its seeds of evil the mind is cleansed
Seeds of virtue bloom in terrain pure,
As the sound Aniruddha rises, resonates from within,
Life is then the root, the fruit of joy.
Eternal joy (2)
Life is then the fruit of eternal joy.
Hordes of demons dance wild in the world
Their virtuous masks hide evil heads
I offer my love, At Your Feet,
I know, You alone wipe out the vile
The vile in the world (2)
You alone wipe out the vile.
You never forsake, it is Your grace
Despite our infinite sin, You hold no fury
At your Lotus feet, bow all that be
A glance at You, Aniruddha and our eyes
They are fulfilled (2)
In gratitude they are fulfilled.
The buddhi firm in Aniruddha
Whence, misery & stress Never!
His mere darshan rids forever
All cares and intense ill-fate
He pervades all, He is infinite
Whether we be in a crowd
Or in solitude be it
He knows the essence, the core of all
A single glance, just the one
In a moment it strikes sin
Lifts a life that is fallen
Burning down heaps of wrongdoing.
No word He needs pronounce
Nor needs HE a touch to bless
Alone His flowing stream of grace
Suffices, lends purpose to life.
For upliftment of the human birth
He has come down to the earth
Complete & perfect in attribute & form
For bhakta’s He is support & love.
Having journeyed through 84 lakh species
Only then the human birth comes.
But the birth a fulfilled life becomes
At Aniruddha’s Feet alone, be known.
Led by dharma, with love at heart
The worldly life gratified and content
Immersed in the Name yet aware & alert
So He says always. Do it.
An ocean of joy immense He is,
Love and grace boundless He is
Cares and protects always He does
Infinite compassion always He gives.
Not a trace of virtue from the past;
Yet at HIS Feet who offers himself
Chants Aniruddha, Aniruddha every moment
Will find the way, the path will open up.
Neither faith nor bhakti in the heart
Ignorance weighs heavy on the chest,
Such a one too looks at His Feet, by chance
Him too in stormy seas HE protects
Toil, strive and satisfied, sweat
The name of Hariguru be always on the lips
This alone is the one rule He says
Loud and clear, He speaks in earnest.
Each of us seeks the strength of mind
We try in vain, no avail, futile.
But bear in mind, the eternal guide,
The cure, the key is Aniruddha’s Word.
You and I firm together
Nothing can stand in the way ever
This He pledges open and forthright;
Aniruddha, the ultimate Ruler.
All strength roots in the mind, its source
But the strength of mind? Do we ever attain?
Remember always HIS pledge of Honour
It’s Aniruddha alone who grants it.
Follow His Word, make seva an offering,
Glories of His name be the one longing
This is the only means gratifying
Of osterity simple and sweet.
May faith be pure & from the heart
And the mind too be totally cleansed
May all seva be in bhakti blessed
Fulfill so the life in this world.
Neither the need to forsake the wife,
Nor the home nor family life,
Yet attain the highest goal in life
O man, merely chant His name
The right, the wrong I know not
Nor understand what I gained and lost
All I know - I hold firm Your Feet
Take care, protect me O please.
The heavy knowledge of scriptures I fear.
Laurels and honour are not dear.
Ten faculties and the mind, my prayer,
At Your Feet I offer all.
All, each in my interest apt
You will, yes! You will surely grant.
For certain, yes I do know that
So O Raghav! Assured I rest
O dear God, O Sadgururaya
O Pure One, who showers joy
O Sagun Brahma, O bhakta’s friend
Protect me O BAPU, Protect me please!
ll Kalehneevarak Shri. Aniruddha Kavach ll
Shree Ganeshaaye Namah | Aum Asya Kleshnivaaraka – Shree
Aniruddha – Stotra – Mantrasya Pradyumna Rishih |
Shree Gaayatri Anushtubh Chhandah | Shreepoornaavtaar Shree
Krishna – Chatushtya – Devtaa | Aum Hari Aum | Aum Namo Namah.
|| Atha Dhyaanam||
Krishna-Neelam Mahaabaahum Snigdha-Chakshum-Chandrananam |
Vishaalpeenvaksham Cha Sakalkleshnivaarakam ||
Vaamhasten Varadam Dakshinen Digdarshakam |
Vaampaaden Achalam Dakshinen Gatikaarakam ||
Nityaanandam Narasinham Dyanbhaktopadeshkam |
Muktipradam Sarvaroopam Bhuktipradam Sarvakaamadam ||
Suraadhyaksham Karunaraspooritaangam |
Jayantam Nayantam Namah Pundarikaaksham ||
Na Archanam Na Mantram, Na Jaanaami Stutihi |
Na Dhyaanam Na Daanam, Nacha Jaanaami Bhaktihi ||
Na Jaane Yogah, Nach Jaane Japah Tapah |
Param Jaane Aniruddha Tav Anusaranam Kleshharanam ||
Deho May Aniruddhah Paatu |
Manarakshak Poornapurushaha |
Buddhim Paatu Gopaalakaha |
Bhaktim Neel-Medhaavbhaasaha |
Purushaarthhey Shreeyaashlishtaha |
Aarogyam Uchitaachaarsukhadaha |
Vinaa Yasya Dhyaanam Na Dharmam Na Artham |
Vinaa Yasya Dyaanam Na Kaamam Na Moksham |
Vinaa Yasya Naam Na Jayam Na Vijayam |
Vinaa Yasya Smaranam Na Bhuktihi na Muktihi |
Sharanyam Sharanyam Shree Aniruddham |
Sharanyam Sharanyam Mam Ishtadevam |
Aum Namo Bhagwatey Vaasudevaaya
Shree Krishnaaya Shankh Chakra Gadaa Padma Dharaaya Swaahaa |
Aum Namo Bhagwatey Sankarshnaaya
Shree Sheshaaya Sarvamangalaaya Swaahaa |
Aum Namo Bhagwatey Pradyumnaaya Shree Kaamdevaaya
Buddhi-Rakshakaaya Swaahaa |
Aum Namo Bhagwatey Aniruddhaaya
Shree-Purushottamaaya Manah-Siddhaaya Kleshnivaarakaaya
Aum Mahamatsyaaya Namah |
Aum Harikoormaaya Namah |
Aum Aadivaraahaaya Namah |
Aum Narasinhaaya Namah |
Aum Batuvaamanaaya Namah |
Aum Bhruguraaj – Parashuraamaaya Namah |
Aum Raamaaya Raamabhadraaya Raamchandraaya Namah |
Aum Krishnaaya Vaasudevaaya Anuriddhaaya Namah |
Aum Buddhaaya Paandurangaaya Hrishikeshaaya Namah |
Aum Shree Aniruddhaaya Poornapurushaaya Namo Namah |
|| Hari Aum ||
Sadguru Shri. Aniruddha Bapu reveals in the Shreemadpurushartha Grantharaaj,as
'My dear friends - I, Aniruddha,
your Friend, your Mate, have just the one mission in life,to get
the entire universe to fulfill this purushartha of maryada, to teach
and establish this purushartha - that is My Aim.
And without the fulfilment and the establishment of the
purushartha of maryada,the Ramrajya, the reign of Shreeram, the
reign of the maryadapurushottam ( the ideal, the only complete and
perfect being who was the epitome of maryada) can never be ushered
Principles of Maryada purusharth, Truth, Love and Joy that
stem from purity .