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Darsan of Shirdi Baba

Shirdi Baba was a great soul who never harmed one living creature.  He lived as a hermit and survived by “alms” as a beggar.  Yet many around him realized the power and energy force that he possessed and conveyed.  Shirdi is where he lived at least 60 years of his life and is buried there in the samadhi mandir.  For over a 100 years since his death they have been doing pooja, chants, and bhajans in his name, multiple times a day to a marble idol of him in the Shirdi temple.

Of all the aarti’s the Kakad aarti (first of the morning) is the most auspicious.  It starts at 4:15 am.  The fact that I could even consider taking a six year old to Kakad aarti for Shirdi Sai is mind boggling.  The fact that I had such a mature conversation with him the whole time is unbelievable.  The fact that he asked me to buy flowers on the way to offer to Shirdi Sai is mind blowing.  We sat together through the ceremony – which for those who have never been –is basically dressing a doll, with love and devotion, while reciting chants and mantras.  I could feel Shirdi Sai’s energy and it was peaceful, tranquil, selfless and loving. I thanked him for Cunji-One and all my kids.

We got to walk right up to the idol and get a close look and feel the vibration.  We also went to the exact stone where Shirdi Baba sat nearly every day for 60 years when he was alive and offer pranams.  Kasey was amazing with his understanding and assimilating of everything we saw. I mentioned that in a past life he may have sat right in front of this very stone, he took padnamascar.

Him and Gramms continue to be best of friends and fighting like cats and dogs – in a good way if that makes sense.  We bought the bible for Shirdi Sai devotees — a book called Shri Sai Satcharita, and headed out of dodge.  Back to Bombay !


August 12, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Kanna-bond,
    What a trip! So happy for you and for mom and Kasey.

    Life is one great adventure. God himself is blessing you,


    Comment by Balan | August 15, 2008 | Reply

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