Friday, August 03, 2012

Paduka Puja at Nagole - August 02, 2012

Jai Sai Master!

Om Samardha Sadguru Sainatha padukabhyam Namaha!
Om Samardha Sadguru Bharadwaja padukabhyam Namaha!
Om Nirguna padukabhyam Namaha!
Om Sadguna padukabhyam Namaha!

On the day of Paduka installation at Shirdi 100 years back, the event was celebrated with utmost reverence at Nagole with Nagara Samkirthana and Puja.

The day which started with regular aarti at 6 am, continued to the next phase, a special event, Padukas being taken around the locality, Nagara Samkirthana. 

Lord Dattatreya, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Sri Sai Master
being welcomed  in to  Nilayam after Nagara Samkirthanam
They were taken around the locality in Nagole amidst chanting of Om Sainath Jai Guru Bhradwaja Jai. The slow procession went round and came back to Nilayam, where they were welcomed back by Gurukulam Kids by giving aarti.

The Padukas, a representation of Master or Guru, were kept on pedestal and decorated. Then puja was performed by Babugaru, Sri Ekkilaral Dwarakanath Jnaneswar, in the presence of Divyajanani Alivelumangamma Talli.

Paduka puja in the presence of
Divyajanani Alivelu Mangamma  Talli
After the puja, the significance of Padukas were explained. It is well known in Datta tradition, the padukas represent Guru and they were prayed to. (page 12 of Saibaba Magazine of July 2009. To access the telugu version, click on the link-

August 02, 2012 happens to be a day on which Jandhyala Pournami (day on which Jandhyam or Yagnopavitam or Janavir in Kannada or Avani Avittam in tamil, was also celebrated), the purpose of Yagnopaveetam, meaning of yagnopaveetam, who wears it, what is Brahmasutram etc.. were explained in Satsangam that followed the puja. 

A fruitful day on which many felt they learned something regarding the importance of few things that we do in life. A great opportunity awaits all to take a re-look at the way of daily living and to make it more meaningful by knowing every bit of why we are doing something, which also helps to re-define purpose of life.

May we continue to keep the learning curves look up to help our lives more meaningful and vibrant.

Jai Sai Master !!


  1. what is the meaning and purpose of yagnopaveetam?? It would be great if you could share such important things!!

  2. A lot of information on this is available in scriptures. Yagnopaveetam is a sacred thread that is worn when one is doing a Yagnam. This is to indicate to all that he is doing a sacred puja.

    If you want more information, you may look in to voice of god or similar books. More important is to know what is Brahma sutram. The real meaning of Yagnam is one more thing one needs to know.

    Jai Sai Master