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Never Before Seen: Picture of Tulsi Vivah in Shirdi - 2012
Tulsi Vivah in Shirdi - 2012
Baba planted this Tulsi Brindavan outside the Masjid. After the outer pavilion was constructed, the devotees brought this Tulsi Brindavan inside and tended to it. It now stands in the North East Corner and is looked after by the Pujari of Dwarakamai. As it is under the roof of the Dwarakamai its nourishment is not up to the mark for lack of sunshine. Every year Tulsi Vivah is done on the 12th day of Diwali.
The Mythology of Tulsi Vivaha
On Karthika Shukla Dwadashi which is the 12th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Karthika (October and November), which is also known as Uthana Dwadashi, the Tulsi Vivaha takes place. Jalandhara was a powerful Asura, and was a threat to the Suras or Gods. The secret of his mighty power was his chaste and devout wife Brinda. The Gods requested Vishnu to save them; Vishnu impersonated Jalandhara and went to her. Brinda having lost her chastity, Jalandhara lost his power and met his end. When Brinda came to know of this she cursed Vishnu. Vishnu then repented and sat next to her on the funeral pyre of her husband.
By Parvati’s grace the funeral pyre was converted into a beautiful garden. The garden was full of Tulsi, Amla (Indian Gooseberry) and Jaie (a type of fragrant Jasmine). Out of these the Tulsi plant is Brinda. Hence, the garden is known as Tulsi Brindavan. Brinda who committed Sati became Rukmini, in her next reincarnation and married Krishna on Karthika Shulkla Dwadashi. In Shirdi, Tulsi Vivaha is performed in the Dwaraka Mai on the 12th day of Diwali. The priests from the Samadhi Mandir come to the Dwarakamai to perform the marriage. The devotees can participate in the marriage. A new healthy Tulsi plant is brought and the old one is replaced. The plant is dressed like a bride in a small green saree. Small green bangles adorn the branches of the plant. Then the marriage takes place between Krishna and the Tulsi with due rituals. After the marriage ceremony is completed, the devotees assembled there are given Bathasa, whole coriander and savouries that are made for the festival of Diwali. It is a very joyous occasion.
The above beautiful picture of Baba is from the Shirdi Sai Temple in Malaysia
The very first Chavadi procession in Shirdi was on 10th Dec 1909
Today is the sacred day when the very first chavadi procession was held in Shirdi during the time when Shri Sai Baba lived in his flesh and blood.Its was a beautiful ocassion for Sai Baba.During this procession,it was known that even Baba stood facing the Chavadi. He shone with peculiar aura.It seems as if the face of Baba took over the glory of the rising sun. It was on 10th December 1909 when the first chavadi procession took place.....
May the Merciful Sri Sai Baba always shower His grace on us and our families and remove our problems and anxieties by giving us all - strength , goodluck, success and happiness with peace of mind.
Procession to Chavadi During Sai Baba’s Time
Let us all read the Chapter 37 of Shri Sai Satcharitra and imagine ourselves with Baba in the Chavdi procession
Quote of BABA:
If one never tastes food before offering it to Me, I am his slave.
The four sadhanas and the six sastras are not necessary. With entire confidence, trust your guru.That is enough.