Shri Ram Navami From 31.03.2012 to 02.04.2012 Shirdi Sai Baba
Posted by shirdisainath on March 31, 2012
Shirdi Sai Baba
Shri Ram Navami From 31.03.2012 to 02.04.2012
It is to be noted that both the Hindus and Mohammedans have been working together in both the procession during the entire festival and there has been no confrontations or quarrel between them at all so far.
In Shirdi, two locally historic rituals are carried out during this festival: the sack of wheat that is kept in Dwarkamai is changed and the old one taken to prasadalaya to be used there, and secondly, the dwarkamai flags are replaced. When Urus was first celebrated, Gopalrao Gund prevailed upon his friend to supply a flag for the procession. This was Damu Anna Rasne of Ahmednagar who had similarly been blessed by Sai Baba with Son’s having come to Baba for this Purpose on the recommendation of Shama’s father – in – law. In addition, Gund asked Nanasaheb Nimonkar to supply a second flag with embroidery. This was also done and both flags (described as “huge” by M. W. Pradhan, who saw them) were taken in procession through the village and fixed at the two corners of Dwarkamai. Descendants of these two devotees continue this tradition and flags are brought and offered at Baba’s Samadhi before being taken on a grand procession.
|a)||Chaitra Sh. 8||Saturday (Begins)||
|b)||Chaitra Sh. 9||Sunday (Main Day)||
|c)||Chaitra Sh. 10||Monday (Ends)||