The ceramic Sai moments are created to celebrate some of the momentous incidents in Shri Sai’s timeline. Capturing the essence of some of such moments, have crafted them as stories ‘printed’ on stunningly unique ceramic sleek surfaces with a matt cork finish at the base.
The story of the Chavadi procession has been well described by Hemadpant in the Sai Satcharitra. Shri Sai’s routine in Shirdi was understood to be that He would sleep in the Dwarkamai on one day and on the next, in the Chavadi (a small building containing a room or two near the Masjid). This alternate sleeping in both these buildings went on till Shri Sai’s Mahasamadhi. From 10th December 1909 devotees began to offer regular worship to Baba in the Chavadi.
When the turn of retiring to the Chavadi came, people flocked to the Masjid and made bhajan in the mandap (courtyard) for a few hours. Behind them was a beautiful Ratha (small car), to the right a Tulsi-vrindavan and in front Baba, and between these the devotees fond of bhajan. Some took Tal, Chiplis and Kartal, Mridang, Khanjiri and Ghol (all musical instruments) in their hands and conducted the bhajan. Shri Sai Baba was the Magnet Who drew all the devotees to Him there. The corner was decorated with buntings. Round about the Masjid, rows of burning lamps shed their light. His horse 'Shyamakarna' stood fully decorated outside. Then Tatya Patil came with a party of men to Shri Sai and asked Him to be ready.
Tatya would offer a golden-embroidered beautiful Shela (Shawl) over His body. Then all sorts of muscial instruments, tashe, band and horns and mridang, gave out their different sounds; and fire-works exhibited their different and various coloured views. Men and women singing Shri Sai’s name started walking, making bhajan to the accompaniment of mridang and veena. Some danced with joy and some carried various flags and standards. Tatya held the left hand and Mhalasapati the right and Bapusaheb Jog held the chhatra (umbrella) over His head. In this fashion Shri Sai marched on to the Chavadi. Hari-nama (the name of the Lord) chanted to the accompaniment of music rent the skies as also the name of Sai.
In this manner the procession reached the corner. This unique picture tries to reflect that ambience, gaity and fervor.
Precious stories, depicted interestingly as imprinted on unique ceramic photo frame which could be hung on wall or kept on a table.
Take your pick! Which one of the story appeals to you the most ? Maybe you will find yourself spoilt for choice.
Size: L 5.5 x H 8 Inches
||L 5.5 x H 8 Inches