Shri Vidya Guru Shri Shiv Guruji

Jai Bahuchar Jai Gurudev my fellow Sadhakas,

On the 8th day of my Guru mantra Anusthan, I would like to introduce the rare jewel of my Guru Mandal (Circle of Gurus) who dissolved herself in, nurtured and spread the Shri Vidya Reet until 2009. This my tribute to the entire Guru Mandal.

Shri Shiv Guruji was  one of the Guru of Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Parampara, who started to spread the Vidya (knowledge) to the worthy ones across the Gujarat and overseas specially Africa, UK. USA and Australia. He is my Param Guru (My Guru’s Guru), he and his wife Param Pujya Shri Devi baa established Raj Rajeshwari Peeth (Shri Vidya learning) Peeth in Kadi, North Gujarat which has turned into Kadamb Van of Shri upasakas of Shri Vidya Pashupat Parampara.

Param Pujya Shri Devi Baa and Param Pujya Shri Shiv Guruji were main disciples of Shri Devshankar Trivedi (Shri Devshankar Dada/).

Param Pujya Shri Shiv Guruji was born on 25/8/1929 to a very influential family in Kadi, North Gujajrat, Shiv Guruji’s father was a leading Freedom Fighter.  Shiv Guruji was introduced into Shri Vidya by his wife Shri Devi Ba.  He received diksha from Shri Devshankar Trivedi Guruji and immersed himself totally into Shri Vidya.

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Guruji was an ideal gentleman and had a very warm and fatherly presence. He was always kind, supportive and spent much time in teaching Shri Vidya.  Shri Shivguruji would spend 6 months in Kadi and 6 months abroad teaching Shri Vidya to many disciples around the world.  He propagated the Shri Vidya Mandal UK which is based in the UK, which carries out Shri Vidya related functions and pujas.

As a combined effort, Ba and Shiv Guruji, established the first Shri Vidya centre called Shri Raj Rajeshwari Peetham in Gujarat in 1983.  Their unending contribution and service to humanity has led to the propagation of Shri Vidya not only in India but abroad in countries like Africa, America and Europe as per Guru Parmampara. 

Both Ba and Shivguruji initiated many disciples across the globe – in the UK / US. Australia, Africa and India. They both propagated the Divine knowledge of Shri Vidya on a large scale and carried out many divine functions and pujas globally.

Many of these pujans have not been carried out in hundreds of years and each was conducted to the strictest of rules according to Tantra Shastra. Many Gajmakhas have been carried out including conducting the first one outside India ever on 01/01/2000 – coinciding with the Millennium in UK.

Regular pujans include – Lalita Sahasranam Suvasini Puja, Lalita Maha Yagas, Das Maha Vidya Puja, the historical Ashtaashtaka Mahayaga,Shat Chandis, Lalitha Sahasranam Chatur Laksharchana, Annakoot Vaibhav, Laksh Deep Archan and Koti Shodashiamba Makha and 1000 Shri Pujans performed daily for 1000 days!

Both Shiv Guruji and Ba took Shri Vidya in the current Century, to such great heights and founded and created one of the most vibrant, active and authentic Peethams alive in the modern age.

They were graced with three children, the eldest being Shri Kirit Bhai, Shri Urvarshi Ben and Shri Nita Ben.  All three have achieved Purnabhashika in their own right.  As a stula form of Kameshwar Kameshwari, hundreds of disciples have been initiated in the Shri Vidya tradition. Many miracles were credited to Ba and Shiv Guruji.

The great tradition and lineage is kept alive today by their daughter Param Pujya Shri Urvarshi Ben who is the Peethadhipati of Shri Raj Rajeswari Peetham Kadi, Gujarat.

Shiv Guruji attained Mahasmadhi and left for Manidweepam on 8/6/2006.

Source: http://www.shrividya.com/gurus

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Shri Vidya Guru Shri Devi Baa

Jai Bahuchar Jai Gurudev my fellow Sadhakas,

On the 8th day of my Guru mantra Anusthan, I would like to introduce the rare jewel of my Guru Mandal (Circle of Gurus) who dissolved herself in, nurtured and spread the Shri Vidya Reet until 2009. This my tribute to the entire Guru Mandal.

Shri Devi Baa  was  the Guru of Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Parampara, who started to spread the Vidya (knowledge) to the worthy ones across the Gujarat and overseas specially Africa, UK. USA and Australia. She is my Param Guru (My Guru’s Guru) and She and her husband Param Pujya Shri Shiv Guru established Raj Rajeshwari Peeth (Shri Vidya learning) Peeth in Kadi, North Gujarat which has turned into Kadamb Van of Shri upasakas of Shri Vidya Pashupat Parampara.

Param Pujya Shri Devi Baa and Param Pujya Shri Shiv Guruji were main disciples of Shri Devshankar Trivedi (Shri Devshankar Dada/).

Param Pujya Shri Devi Ba was born on Magsar Shudh Beej on 3/12/1929.

 Little is known about her parents as they passed away at an early age. Ba’s maternal aunt and uncle bought her up. From a very young age, it was obvious that she was an extraordinary girl. Even at this tender age, Param Pujya Baa showed an immense passion towards spirituality.  

From a very early age, Shri Devi Ba showed signs of a deep yearning for spirituality and She would eventually become a modern day Saint of the highest degree. Fondly known as Ba, She would spend most of her time in puja, path, organising satsangs and serving sadhu sants from a very early age.

She married Shri Shiv Guruji on 11/05/43 and they spent the rest of their lives in Kadi, North Gujarat. Both were initiated into Shri Vidya and their hard work, anustaans and upasna directed them towards obtaining Purnabhasheka by Guru Shri Devshankar Shastry, Rajuguru of Sanand State, Gujarat. They were a perfect example to mankind of an ideal yugal damapati.  Both forever immersed in the Divine light of Sri Vidya.

On meeting Param Pujya Ganpatram Guruji, She was asked to be given diksha. Humbly Ba replied that she is not ready yet, most people would have accepted mantra diksha with glee, however this showed her humble and selfless nature.

Later she was given Mantra Updesh and Purnabhishek by Shri Dev Shankar Trivedi – himself a direct shisya of Shri Ganpatram Guruji. Ba’s Guru bhakti was unparalleled, she embodied the qualities of a perfect shishya. Day by day she became more engrossed in nitya pujan (daily pujan) along with balancing her married life, duties to her extended family and her children. Ba lived in a very orthodox household and would finish her nitya archan early morning and before completing her household duties. Shri Devi Baa and Shri Shiv Guruji going to do pujan of  Shri Devshankar Dada before travelling to UK.

Having a perfect balance of family and spiritual life, Ba set a excellent example of how upasna should be carried out for house holders and how to integrate it for every day, without neglecting our samsaric duties.

In the mid 1970’s Ba took an oath to perform 1 koti japas of the Shri Vidya mantra, whilst standing in the river Narmada waist deep in the water.

She lived in a hut on the banks of the river at Malsar for 3 and a half years to successfully complete her tapasya. The hut where she stayed was in the midst of wild animals and fearsome Aghoris.  After this intense tapasya, Ba did not want to come back and spend the remainder of her days in deep sadhana.

 Whilst in the waters of the Narmada River, she received Divine Darshan, Devi came to her and recited the verse and name of Shri Lalita Tripursundari – Name 880. “Samsara panga nirmagna samuddharana panditha” Stuck in the mud of samsara she needed to become like a lotus. Unscathed by the mud, she should flower in her upasna and share the glory of this wonderful upasna of Sri Vidya to the world.

Param Pujya Shri Dev Shankar Trivedi (Ba’s Guru) also instructed Ba not ignore society and spread the divine Shri Vidya to the worthy, to guide people in this Sacred path and continue the Shri Vidya Pashu Pat Parampara lineage. Respecting her Gurujl’s wish Ba settled in Kadi and set up the Raj Rajeshwari Pitham in the late 70’s and started guiding sadhakas on this royal path of Shri Vidya.

With the support of Shri Shivguruji they both became the a ideal yugal dampati.- epitomy of the Divine Couple – Kameshwar and Kameshwari.

They were graced with three children, the eldest being Shri Kirit Bhai, Shri Urvarshi Ben and Shri Nita Ben. All three have achieved Purnabhashika in their own right. As a stula form of Kameshwar Kameshwari, hundreds of disciples have been initiated in the Shri Vidya tradition. Guruji initiated many shisyas in India and around the world and is considered to be one of the first pioneers to spread trueShri Vidya abroad.

The great tradition and lineage is kept alive today by their daughter Param Pujya Shri Urvarshi Ben who is the Peethadhipati of Shri Raj Rajeswari Peetham Kadi, Gujarat.

Param Pujya Shree Devi Ba left for Manidweepam on 19/12/2009. It is felt that Shri Devi Ba’s Tatva went to Manidweepam but it appears that her Devi Tatva is dissolved into her daughters who are as Matamayi as Shri Devi Ba.

Shri Devi Baa (middle) with her daughters – Nitaben (Left) and Urvashiben (Right)- Who is my Guru.

Shri Vidya Guru Shri Devshankar Trivedi ji

On the 7th day of mantra Anusthan, I would like to introduce the another precious jewel of my Guru Mandal (Circle of Gurus) who nurtured and spread the Shri Vidya Reet in last century . This my tribute to the entire Guru Mandal.

Shri Devshankar Trivedi  was  the Guru of Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Parampara, who started to spread the Vidya (knowledge) to the worthy ones across the North Gujarat. He is my Parmeshthi Guru and he was the Guru of my Param Guru(My Guru’s Guru) Shri Devi Baa and Shiv Guruji. He installed Shri Yantra at Amarkantak. He was Acharya at Kadi Raj Rajeshwari Peeth and he was who inspired Devi Baa and Shiv Guruji to establish a temple to fulfill the wish of his Guru Shri Ganpatramji.

Param Pujya Shri Devshankar Trivedi of Sanand was the main disciple of Shri Ganpatram Dave(https://aishwaryanand.com/2017/12/12/shri-vidya-guru-shri-ganpatram-ji/).  He was born 03/08/1920 and given Purnadisha at the age of 35 on Shravan Adhik Vad Chauth.

Shri Devshankar Trivedi was the Raj Guru (Spiritual advisor to the King of Sanand) and performed many Yagnas around Gujarat and also installed the Shri Yantra at Amarkantak.

He was one of the greatest Bala Tripurasundari upasaks (Child form of the Goddess) and living close the Great Bala Shakti Pitha of Bahucharaji, Guruji was regarded a great scholar in tantra Shastra in Gujrat. He was bestowed  the title of Mantra Pravin from the  Shankracharyas, for his adept knowledge and complete understanding of Mantra Shastra.

Below video shows Param Pujya Shri Devi Baa and Shiv Guruji doing Guru (PP Devshankar Trivedi Ji) puja before travelling to UK. Shri Devi Baa and Shiv Guruji consistently did Guru puja atleast once a month in most cases and before and after travel to overseas. There is no wonder PP Shri Devi Baa and Shiv Guruji reached to ultimate level of spirituality due to blessings of the Guru Shri Devshankar Trivedi ji.

Source: http://www.shrividya.com/gurus

Shri Vidya Guru Shri Ganpatram ji

On the 6th day of mantra Anusthan, I would like to introduce another shinning sun of my Guru Mandal (Circle of Gurus) who nurtured and spread the Shri Vidya Reet for hundred of years. This my tribute to the Guru Mandal.

Shri Ganpatram Dave was  the Guru of Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Parampara, who started to spread the Vidya (knowledge) to the worthy ones across the Gujarat. He was the Guru of very popular world famous singer Pandit Jasraj. His son Shri Vasudevbhai installed Shri Yantra in Ambaji temple (http://www.ambajitemple.in/). Which is a biggest place of pilgrimage in Gujarat state for Shakti worshippers. He lived in his mortal body for more than 100 years and never wore any sewn clothes or shoes as in Hindu philosophy sewn clothes are not recommended for people aspiring for higher spiritual growth.

Shri Ganpatramji was main disciple of Shri Sitaram Bhatt ji of Pune (https://aishwaryanand.com/2017/12/11/shri-vidya-guru-shri-sitaramji-bhatt/). It is said that when Shri Sitaram Guruji on the edge of Mahasamadhi (casting off his physical body) his all Shishyas (Students) came to see him. Shri Ganpatram dada came and did his puja and drunk the Charnamrut of Shri Sitaramji and all the powers and knowledge got transferred into Shri Ganpatramji. It was unknown to other students so the students asked, ” Guruji (Sitaramji) ! Do you want to say (give any further knowledge which is still available to you) anything?” Guruji said, “All the knowledge is went to Gujarat with Ganpatramji”. He was a carrier of  complete and correct(without any misinterpretations)  knowledge of Shri Vidya Parampara of 100s of years. He was the one who could correct the Shankaracharya in many matters of philosophy.

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Shri Ganapatram Dave was a great scholar, actually one of the greatest Vedantists of the time and was bestowed the title Ved Martand Tantra Shiromani by Dwarka Shankaracharya.

Apart for running a Gurukul for Vedas, Guruji was the trusted advisor to the Kings of Gujarat and advised the installation of the Bhuvaneshwari Amba Murthi in Gondal.  The purpose of this was to aid the struggle for independence from the British Raj.  He was known throughout India as one of the greatest Tantriks of the Century and even today holy places like Kamakhya to Rameshearam still carry his memories.

He had many devoted shisyas such as his son Shri Vasudevbhai, Shri Nandkishore Vyas, Shri Pratap Rai, Harshad Bhai, Shri Girjashankar Rawal and Smt Tarlaben Rawal.

His main shishya to whom Guruju passed the Gurugadi to was Shri Devshankar Trivedi of Sanand and Raja Jayvant Singh, renouned Kali Upasak and King of Sanand.

Famous for his contribution to the world of classical musical he gave the World many new ragas and compositions to enjoy.

His main shishya to who Guruji passed the Gurugadi to was Shri Devshankar Trivedi of Sanand. Guruji was the one of the greatest Kaulupasakas of the time and gave Diksha to and guided many in Shri and Kali Kul. A prime example was Raja JayawantSingh (king of Sanand), who was frequently visited in the palace by Adhya and Batuknath and created many ragas and compositions. Another shisya is the great PanditJasraj, of the famous mewathigharana, famous for his contribution to the world of classical music.

Gurudev wrote the Shri Vidya Mani Ratna Saparya Padhati in the 1800s, which is still used today. Furthermore, the Ambaji Shri yantra was reinstalled by him and as a result has many shisiyas in Siddhpur and Kamakhya. During his life he had met up with Pujya Gurudev Shri Devi Ba and was taken aback by her devotion. He wished to give her Diksha but unfortunately they never met after this. Gurudev lived for over 100 years after which he achieved Manidweep.

Shri Vidya Guru Shri Achyutananda Nath

Friends,

I am back after a long time, I would like to introduce a very new phase of my spiritual journey with Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Reet (method) Parampara .

While doing Guru mantra Anusthan, I would like to introduce my Guru Mandal (Circle of Gurus) who nurtured and spread the Shri Vidya Reet for hundred of years. This my tribute to the Guru Mandal.

Shri Achyutananda Nath (Kaul Bhattji) was the Guru of Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Sampraday, who started to spread the Vidya (knowledge) to the worthy ones across the India. He casted his physical body off 127 years before but I can feel his presence while doing the Anusthan.

Sri Achyutananda Nath is the 241st Guru in the lineage of Shri Vidya Pashupat Sampraday, which branched off to Trika and Kashmir Shaivism.

Sri Achyutananda Nathji was born as Sri DamodarRamkrishna Bhatt on Adhik Jyestha, Krishna-Paksha Pratipada in 1839. At the age of 8, known as DamodarRamkrishna Bhatt, Gurudev left Gwalior for Kashi. In Kashi he was initiated in the spiritual system of Shri Vidya by Sri Vikaranandnath, He was given Purnadiksha by Shri Kashi Vishwanath. Guruji was famous around the Temple of Vishwanathji, and was known as Kaul Bhatt. His sadhana was unparalleled especially in Batuk Bhairav and was well renowned in the highest spiritual circles.

By the grace of his Guru, he was given the Lineage of ‘Pashupath Shri Vidya’ which was near extinction at the time. Furthermore, with the Divine blessings from the Shankracharya at that time Sri AchyutanandaNathji took an oath to propagate this rare Marg. 

Gurudev had many Siddhis and had perfected the Sadhana of both Sarbheshwar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharabha)  and BatukBhairava (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhairava) and these devtas were always seen to be with him. Not only was he the main propagator of the rare and nearly extinct Pashupat Sampradaya (of the 8 Shri Vidya Gupta Sampradayas), he was also the master in Mallkhambh and had won many accolades in wrestling. He was given and perfected this Siddhi from Shri Hanumnaji (please see the following you tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1NW7etjbls).

 Guruji later set up and opened up many centres around Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh and Puna which are still practicing this art.

Gurudev was a great Adept at the time in Shri Vidya (Pashupati Reethi)sadhana and initiated many disciples including Jahansi Ki Rani, Tatyatope Peshwa Baji Rao II, Bal Krishna Gangadhar Tilak and Shri Sitaram Bhatt (Puna) to name a few. It is rumoured that the Bhairavi, who taught Sri Ramakrshna Paramhamsa was his doing.

Once Swami Vivekananda had returned from Chicago, he was advised by Shri Ramkrishna Paramhamsa to go to Kashi and learn Shri Vidya from Achhytuanandji. Amongst the great Siddhas of Kashi, Shri Achyutanandji was exceptionally famous and always had huge crowds jostling to meet and receive his blessings. Guruji wanted to escape this extreme attention and eventually left Kashi Mokhsa Puri and went to Haridwar, where he took Jaal Samadhi. Those who witnessed his Jaal Samadhi, witnessed Maha Kali, Batuk Bhairav and Lord Shiva blessing him and before his disappearance, he handed over the Guru lineage to Shri Sitaram Bhatt – Puna (https://aishwaryanand.com/2017/12/11/shri-vidya-guru-shri-sitaramji-bhatt/).

To this day, Shri Achutanandji’s Akhadas are still found in Kashi, Gwalior and Puna.

He reached Manidweepam on 27/09/1890.
In this Diwali time Shri Urvashiben (my beloved Guru Baa) and Rakeshbhai (My Guide and Guru) with other upasaks visited Gurudev’s Akhada in Kashi and Malkam Stambh Pujan, Photos as follows..

Shri Vidya Guru Shri Sitaramji Bhatt

While doing Guru mantra Anusthan on 5th day out of love, I would like to introduce my Guru Mandal (Circle of Gurus) who nurtured and spread the Shri Vidya Reet for hundred of years. This my tribute to the Guru Mandal.

Shri Sitaramji Bhatt was the Guru of Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Parampara, who started to spread the Vidya (knowledge) to the worthy ones across the Gujarat and Maharashtra. He was the He casted his physical body off 80 years before but I can feel his presence while doing the Anusthan.

Shri Sitaram Guruji of Pune (Shree Prakashanandanathji) was born at Pandavwadi Tal –Wai Dist – Satara M.S. on 8th Jan 1866.  In 1881 Shri Sitaram Guruji married Shri Venutai Vasudev Bhide.  They had two daughters, Sundaratai and Awaditai & two sons Ananta and Narayan.   Furthermore, Ananta had four sons – Govinda, Vighnanash, Nagnath and Ramkrishna.

Shri Sitaram Guruji was the passed on the Gurugadi from his Guru Acchyutanandji (https://aishwaryanand.com/2017/12/11/shri-vidya-guru-shri/) and was a great personality of his time.  He was a close friend of Akal Kot Baba and when Shridi Sai baba was returning after a long absence, he was troubled by his awakened Kundalini.  He was advised to seek Shri Sitaram Guruji and learn the techniques of kundalini yoga to control his Kundalini energy!

 Shree Sitaram Guruji suffered from TB & he was protected by his Guru Shri Acchyutanand Guruji through Parthiv Puja Anushthan.  In 1882, Shri Sitaramguruji received his Purnabhishek.   At the time, Guruji was serving as a School teacher in the Deccan Education Society’s School.  He graduated in Law and was appointed Chief Justice in Manasa State, Gujarat,  by the then King of Manasa state.  Later the King actually became a disciple of Shri  Sitaramguruji himself.

Guruji revived the Divine tradition of Sri Vidya in Gujarat.  After resigning from the position of Chief Justice, Shri Sitaram Guruji relocated to in Gujarat.  During this time, many people were blessed with Diksha in Gujarat.  Although being an Advocate Judge he had complete mastery over Sanskrit.   

Shri Sitaram Guruji was very famous and celebrated in Maharashtra for his Siddhis.

 He was the Nyadish of Mansa Darbar and was a advisor to many courts of Gujarat, including Sayavji Gaekwad.

Shri Sitaram Guruji was Freedom fighter, Politician , Vedic & Tantric authority & Astrologer.  His renowned disciples include Shri Ganpatram Dave, Prof. Shri H.B.Bhide, Shri Vasudevrao Moholkar, Shri Shanker Waman Oak, Shri & Sau. Panditkaka Joglekar, Shri Swami Bhonde, Shri Kaka Lavalekar.

Guruji inititated Bal Ganagadar Tilak into Purnadiksha and advised him to perform the Ganesh Utsav.  This was necessary at the time, due to the British Raj, and by instigating this festival, united all and helped in the Free India campaign.  As a result of this, the Ganesh Utsav has become a world wide phenomenon, celebrated with great pomp and positive energy.

In 1905 he returned to Pune & started Bhajan Sanstha having more than 200 followers.  At the time to Mahasamaadhi, Guruji, transferred his blessings and powers to Shri Ganapatram Dave who continued to restablish Shri Vidya in Gujurat.

Guruji’s Peetham is still active in Pune and is currently being cared for by Shreemati Sudhavahini Nagnath Bhatt & Ku. Shubhda Ramkrishna Bhat who perform Guruparampara Karya at Pune along with Shri Vilas Vaishampayan.

On 13/4/1937 Shri Sitaramguruji departed for Manidweep.  To this date, Gurukarya is progressing due to his continuing Krupa Prasaad & Aashirvad.