7/13/2008 10:25:18 PM
My trip to shirdi for the 3rd time was great without doubt, with full of nice experiences which increased my bondage with him. This time I didn’t keep any conditions, just wanted to pray and pray. This trip is special to me as I reached shirdi on Thursday. We went for the afternoon aarati. Being Thursday it was very much crowded. First when I saw him in the tv, nanna was looking beautiful as usual. I was waiting eagerly to meet him. After few minutes they started making preparations for the aarati. I was just watching him, talking to him whatever came in my mind and suddenly as if giving response to my answers the pujari comes and puts on a red color shawl upon him which was matching with my dress color. As they change the shawl for every aarati, earlier he was wearing pink. I wanted to run to him and hug him tightly. After the aarati when we went near nanna I just kept on watching him. This feeling can not be described, everyone of us might have experienced this, when we are right in front of nanna. No one disturbed me then. I just called him again and again. Forgot myself, didn’t care for anything nor for any wishes. Just saw him on and on. Stood there for a while like this then the pujari threw a garland upon me, it was then I came to my senses. I still didn’t want to move from there but slowly made my move with little steps, and after that again one more garland came and fell upon me. My mother was about to remove it from me and one more came down on me. I was left speechless, with three garlands. Gave him my prayers and don’t know when tears came rolling down. Sobbed like anything. Meanwhile I forgot to give the shawl which we bought. I again went to show the shawl while my parents were waiting outside for me. After giving when I turned to go out I saw a person dressed like baba holding a flag. He was like some guruji. I didn’t know what to say. He just saw me and said ‘om sai ram’ I also said the same. I touched his hand, and took his blessings. Didn’t see his face clearly. No one observed him that much. I also didn’t turn back after taking his blessings.
The same evening nanna reminded me of chavadi procession. Although I knew about it I somehow forgot as we were very tired by evening. Suddenly I remembered at 8pm and when we asked a person, he advised us to go to dwarakamai rite away. We went there and sat rite in front of gate no.1, waiting for the procession to take place. After all the arrangements, we got good places to view each and everything clearly. Then it started…….i have no words to describe it. The drums, bells and everything it was just amazing. My mother and I was discussing just how lucky were the small kids who danced for those sounds. Right at that movement I thought that after this, even if anything happens to me then its ok as I have seen the chavadi procession. It was wonderful. After everything was over, the pujari came out with a packet of Prasad which he threw and it just reached my mom. The next day also we had nice darshan. This time we went to the Samadhi line. I bent and touched the Samadhi and when I got up I saw a packet of Prasad for me. He made everything smooth and blessed me with a wonderful darshan. This time we also had a good darshan and puja in trayambak. The place was amazing like heaven on earth.
baba bless all
om sai ram.