Sairam dear readers,
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Another beautiful Sai leela from Ananda Sai Temple.Enjoy the divine nector of Baba's leela.Those who missed the first Sai leela published last week can read it by clicking at the link provided at the end of this post .Jai Sai Ram .
Prathishtapana of Shri SAI Baba Pratima:
Poonthandalam Sai baba mandir was getting ready for the most important event – “Prathishtapana of Shri SAI Baba pratima”. All the pujas and related homams were being performed. As SAI Pratima is in a bigger form had to be brought with the help of a crane till the entrance of the door, and then with wheeled trolleys Sai was taken closer to the dais, and finally it was the most auspicious time to place SAI in the space allotted. With no hassle SAI reached till the platform, but would not budge even an inch from this spot.
Devotees started calling out the divine Naama of SAI, everyone was puzzled as to what can be done to move SAI or place SAI on the platform. Almost 3 hours passed but they could not accomplish the task, SAI was just facing the platform, and his back facing the devotees. SAI would not settle down in the seat. Then the temple authorities requested all the devotees to go and have SAI anna prasadam and then come back to continue “SAI Prathishtapana function”.
Devotees returned from the prasadalaya and started naamajapa. Around 4:30-5:00 p.m. when the devotees started to make their attempt, Our Sadguru SAI quickly let the devotees to complete the task of taking him to the dais and allowed the prathishtapana puja to complete. Though at the end, everything went on well.
Umaji (founder’s wife) was debating with SAI, and was asking SAI,”Baba why did you cause that delay? Are you not willing to come? Did we commit any mistake? Why did you give us that pain of waiting, while we all were anxiously waiting to see your divine form seated on the platform, you were showing your back to us? Were you not happy with the arrangements? Please let me know the reason for the delay…
SAI did respond to this query, the next day SAI gave her a vision and said,”I did not want to right away sit in the platform, because I wanted to view the beauty of the walls (the walls behind the platform-replica of Shirdi) that was done for me, I want to sit and enjoy the artistic skills and then go to my seat, if I would get into my spot right away, then just my back would face the walls and I can’t see all the creativity, hence I sat in delight as an appreciation of all the hard work that has been done for me…
Manisha Sis, I am just in tears of joy, sharing this divine play of our Saima narrated to me. As quoted in Sri Sai Satcharitra,” Our SAI is the divine mother who pinches us (the baby) and when we call out for him in desperate pain (the baby cries she cuddles the child to her bossom and feeds the child) he comes running to embrace us and showers all his divine grace”.
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