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Region 4 - Satcharitra Reading Gujarati

Twice a year, Leicester Narborough Sai Centre celebrate the teachings of Shirdi Baba by holding Satcharitra readings in Gujarati and English.

On this occasion the reading was done in Gujarati which gave the elderly the opportunity to participate.
The Youth took up the challenge of designing the Palki, preparing and making the woodwork and finally decorating it beautifully. The final product was the successful result of their enthusiasm and great teamwork.

The programme began on Friday evening with Baba's Palki Procession which was greeted by devotees both young and old showering flower petals on Baba as a token of their love for him. And if that wasn't enough to raise the vibrations, the beats of the dhol, Garba and chanting of ' Om Sai Namo Namah, Sri Sai Namo Namah, Jai Jai Sai Namo Nama, Mere Sadguru Sai Namo Namah" further elevated the atmosphere.

Bhajans and Qawalli's were sung in praise of Sai Naath and one, which transcended the devotees to Shirdi itself... Bhajans and Qawalli's were sung in praise of Sai Naath and one, which transcended the devotees to Shirdi itself....

"Arziyaan sari mein, chehre pe likh ke laaya hoon
tumse kya mangu mein, tum khud hi samjah lo
ya maula..., maula maula maula mere maula ......."

"All the requests, are written on my face
what can I ask from you, you yourself should understand
o lord/god... my lord....."

".... Jo bhi tere dar aaya, juhkne jo sar aaya
mastiyan piye sabko, jhoomta nazar aaya
pyaas le ke aaya tha, dariya woh bhar laya."

"Whoever has come to your door, whoever has come to bow at your feet
drunk with fun/bliss were seen dancing to everyone
he had come thirsty, and gone with a river full."

The session ended with Dhoop Aarti.
On Saturday it was a 5am start and the devotees witnessed a very special Abhishekam and the Kakad Aarti just like in Shirdi The readings started at 6.30am with the only breaks for Madhyan (afternoon) Aarti and the Dhoop (evening) Aarti.
After the reading was completed, devotees were given the chance to prostrate and offer flowers to Baba's lotus feet.

Below are some of the comments made by devotees who attended:

With Baba's grace we hope to keep re-living the pure Anandam of the Shirdi Sai Satcharitra.

- Bhavin V Jivraj