competent Guru toward off possible disturbances and to take care of advertent or inadvertent errors.
This service is also provided free from Shantikunj, Hardwar, Uttar Pradesh, India.
One is advisedto send details of personal introduction and time proposed for the Anusthan for receiving spiritualprotection and rectification of errors through the power of Guru. It will doubly ensure success of theAnusthan.
Q.10. What is the significance of Havan (Yagya) in an Anusthan?
Ans. Jap and Havan are basic ingredients of an Anusthan. After initiation (Diksha) the worshipper(Sadhak) makes a total surrender to Gayatri and Yagya (his spiritual parents), which are inseparable.Invocation of both is done through specified procedures during the Anusthan.
Q.11. What are the number of ‘Ahutis’ prescribed for various types of Anusthans?
Ans. In ancient times, it was convenient to oblate one tenth of the total number of Japs in the Havan inan Anusthan. In the present circumstances, it is sufficient to offer one hundredth number of ‘Ahutis’.The number thus amounts to :-(a) Small Anusthan – 240 Ahutis.(b) Medium Anusthan – 1250 Ahutis.(c) Big Anusthan – 24000 Ahutis.
The number may however, be varied depending on circumstances.
Q.12. How are the number of Ahutis distributed during the Yagya (Havan) in course of Anusthans?
Ans. Havan may either be performed each day or on the last day of the Anusthan. Oblations requiredeach day are equal to the number of ‘malas’, (cycles of rosary) whereas on the last day the number of‘Ahutis’ should be equal to one hundredth of the total number of Japs (recitation of Mantras). Whenmore than one person participates in the Havan, the cumulative number (number of persons multipliedby number of Ahutis) is counted(e.g. 100 Ahutis by 5 persons will be considered as 500 Ahutis; for240 Ahutis 6 persons may offer together 40 ‘Ahutis’ each etc.).
Q.13. What is the ideal ‘Bramhabhoj’ after completion of the ‘Anusthan’?
Ans. In an Anusthan the last ritual is ‘Brahmbhoj’ after Poornahuti in the Havan. Traditionally itrequires feeding Brahmans or young maidens. Qualified, deserving Brahmans are not easily available,these days. Alternatively, maidens (who being symbolic of mother power of God the Matri Shakti, arefed to augment faith) are offered food, but at times they are not permitted by self-respecting parents totake food in a stranger’s house. Brahmbhoj has, thus, ceased to have relevance in the contemporarysociety. Under these circumstances, Brahmdan i.e. ‘Dissemination of spiritual wisdom’ (Sadgyan) cantruly serve the purpose of Brahmbhoj. For each Ahuti, one is recommended to donate one paisa (onehundredth of local currency) for Brahmdan and with this amount procure literature pertaining to ‘YugNirman’ (resurrection of moral values in the society) and distribute it to deserving persons. In thismanner, one can sow seeds of spiritual wisdom in many hearts, the fruits of which are reaped by thereaders and motivators alike.
Q.14. What should one do if some unfavourable unforeseen events occur during an Anusthan?