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-