Thursday, August 1, 2013

GURUPURNIMA CELEBRATIONS @ SHIRDI


The Gurupurnima festival originated during Lord Buddha’s time when the monks used to take Initiation at the beginning of the rainy season. This practice was then followed by the Jain tradition and later the Hindus. According to the Hindu Purans, worshiping the ‘Guru’ on this day started at the time of ‘Vyas’ writer of the 'Mahabharata'.The Gurupurnima festival originated during Lord Buddha’s time when the monks used to take Initiation at the beginning of the rainy season. This practice was then followed by the Jain tradition and later the Hindus. According to the Hindu Purans, worshiping the ‘Guru’ on this day started at the time of ‘Vyas’ writer of the 'Mahabharata'.















Once, in 1908, Tatyasaheb Noolkar came to Shirdi and stayed in Chavadi. One day Baba told Madhavrao to tell him to worship that post (pillar). The post Baba showed was near the Dhuni and Baba used to lean on it. That was the day when he was glad to have chance to worship at least the post in Masjid. Then Madhavrao Deshpande went into the Masjid. Baba told him to worship the same post along with Noolkar. But Madhavrao refused and insead requested to allow him to worship Baba himself. After a thought, at last Baba gave the permission.

Dadasaheb Kelkar was unaware of this Puja. Tatya Kote Patil was called from the farm. People gathered the ‘Puja’ material. Dhoti was brought and people put the Dhoti on Baba, and worshiped him. Baba had no use of clothes but he gave permission in order to start the routine of Vyas puja. Thus this Puja was started at Baba’s time and now has taken form of Festival lasting for three days. Various religious activities are arranged. Great number of people flock to Shirdi during this Festival..

Thus this Puja was started at Baba’s time and now has taken form of Festival lasting for three days. Various religious activities are arranged. Great number of people flock to Shirdi during this Festival.

Credits: Article By - Rohit Behal
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  1. OM SAIRAM---FROM THIS ARTICLE WE ARE AWARE OF THE ORIGINATION OF GURU PURNIMA....WE ARE BLESSED TO SEE THIS GURUPURNIMA FUNCTION IN SHIRDI...THANKS HATELJI FOR THIS INFORMATION..SAI USED TO SAY THAT THOUGH I AM IN SHIRDI..I WILL BE WITH MY DEVOTEES WHEN THEY CALL ME FROM ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD..SAI IS OMNIPRESENCE...HE REQUIRES NO DOOR TO COME..HE IS PRESENT IN ALL THINGS

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