PADHUGA POOJA AT DHARMAKSHETRA, MUMBAI.
10th, 11th 12th & 13th December 2009
A copy of the booklet scanned and shared with you
all……on the forthcoming Padhuga Pooja conducted at Dharmakshetra
from 10th December to 13th December, 2009,
Respected Sai Brothers and Sisters, Sai Ram, to
all padhuga members .
As you start reading this communication, along
with the Invitation, I can visualize your fully blossomed cheerful
faces. Because this message brings to you the wonderful news of the
impending Sai Padhuga Festival to be performed during second week of
December 2009, in Dharmakshethra, Mumbai.
Every one of you is worshipping Divine Sai Padhugas, installed in
your Homes, with all reverence and devotion. This devoted sadhana
ensures peace, prosperity, health and wealth. We should remember
Swami's declaration that Swami is always present wherever His
Padhugas are installed and worshipped.
Please find enclosed the Invitation from Sri Sai Padhuga Trust for
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai 16th Padhuga Pooja Mahotsavam. The four days
long Padhuga Pooja function commences from Thursday, the 10th
December 2009 and concludes on Sunday, the 13th December 2009. The
venue for this Divine event will be, "DHARMAKSHETRA", Mahakali Caves
Road, ANDHERI (EAST) MUMBAI-400059, MAHARASHTRA STATE, INDIA.
SWAMI CHOOSES THE VENUE
A month ago, I arrived in Prasanthi Nilayam, to
seek permission and blessings for planning the 16th Sri Sai Padhuga
Prathishta Mahothsavam. I was carrying with me a newly designed pair
of Padhugas, seeking the Blessings of our Dear Sai. All of you are
aware that every year, Sai Padhuga Trust designs and produces
different types of Padhugas. This year the concept of the Design is
"ASHTA DIK PALAKAS", the protectors of 8 different directions. I
shall deliberate on this concept separately, elsewhere in this
message of communications.
It was evening Darshan time. I was sitting in the
veranda of the Prasanthi Mandir, waiting for the arrival of our
Lord, with prayers and chanting Sree Gayatri. The Veda chanting was
over and Bhajan by students had just begun. There was a small
movement outside "Yajur Mandir" indicating Bhagawan's arrival.
Soon with all charming radiant face, Bhagawan
Baba entered Sri Sai Kulwanth Hall. The Hall was full and
overflowing. The devotees were feasting on the glory of Divine
Darshan. Taking a full round, Swami gently entered the verandah.
I was fortunate enough to get the call from
Bhagawan and with overflowing joy I entered the interview room. As I
entered, Bhagawan smilingly asked me, "Srinivasan
where you are going to conduct the Padhuga Pooja this year?"
I was keeping silent for couple of seconds. Immediately Bhagawan
Himself, commanded, "Keep the Padhuga Pooja in
Dharmakshetra, in Mumbai. I will inform all the organizers to be
with you for the pooja".
Sri Sai Padhuga Trust is very fortunate to hold
Padhuga Pooja in the "Dharmakshetra' which is purely determined by
Bhagawan Himself. I said, Swami I have brought Ashta-Dik Pala
Padhugas with me, and I pray that Swami should bless it as He was
granting every year".
Bhagawan was very happy to see the Ashta-Dik Pala
Padhugas and He was asking me the reasons for making this type of
Padhugas. I said that, "Swami you inspire us. We are guided by you,
to chant the Samastha Lokha Sukhino Bhavanthu at the end of the
Bhajan. We explained to everybody that "All Beings in all the Lokhas
to be happy and attain prosperity".
I further mentioned, "Swami you have showed us that you are Aadhi
Siva by installing Ashta-Dik Palakas on the eight sides of the Yajur
Mandir. (The Divine Resident of Swami). The Siva (you) then blesses
the eight palakas who are carefully guarding not only the earth, but
the entire universe which includes many other planets". Bhagawan
Baba is omniscient and He knows the significance and all the
features of Ashta-Dik Pala Padhugas. However Swami asked me to
explain, to give us "Aananda" to His enthusiastic devotees. Swami is
giving the devotees' opportunities to answer His questions from the
devotee's mouth, which in turn gives Aananda, to Swami Himself. It
is usually like a play between a mother and her child.
As prayed by me, Bhagawan with abundant Love and
Affection wore the Ashta-Dik Pala Padhugas on His Lotus Feet.. Then
Swami accepted the prayers and once again blessed the proposed 16th
Padhuga function in a grand manner. Swami thereafter gave me a
golden opportunity to perform Padha Pooja at His Lotus Feet with the
new Ashta-Dik Pala Padhugas. This is indeed a great honour to Sri
Sai Padhuga Trust, Madurai.
For full details of The Yagnas of This Year
please download the link of the padhuga pooja pdf file (which is
quite large – over 9.73 mb – and may take over 30 minutes to
download depending on your bandwidth speed),
Download link for the pdf file below:
16th Padhuga Pooja - Mahotsavam at Dharmakshetra ( File size
over 9.73 mb)