Sunday, January 18, 2009

Vishnu Ghati

Vishnu Ghati was a Devotee of Dada Maharaj . He lived in a small village called Mutata, which was in vijay Durg. Every thursday he visited Patgaon. After taking darshan of Maharaj he would invite him to his home. And every time maharaj would say he would come, but it never came to pass. This went on for a long time . One thursday Vishnu Ghate after darshan said," Maharaj tell me for sure whether you will visit my home or not ? Let me know one way to the other." Maharaj said," I will surely visit your home in fifteen days. In the meantime you go to shirdi." So vishnu Ghate made all arrangements and went to take permession from Dada Maharaj. Dada Maharaj while sending him off gave him two packets of peda. Maharaj said ," Give the larger packets of pedas to Baba, and the smaller packet you share with your family. Also do not keep your money in one pocket. For its stolen you will loose your all money.
He went to home to pack his bags. In the excitment he packed the smaller packets of pedas in the baggage. Then he distributed the larger packet to all the members in his family. As it would have taken him many days to reach Shirdi, Dada advised him to place his money in various pockets . But when he reached Mumbai, he forgot what maharaj had advised and placed all his money in one packet.
On reaching Shirdi he went to the Dwarkamai for Baba's darshan. There was a large gathering of devotees around Baba. Nonetheless he managed to go to the sanctum sanctroum. After doing namaskar to Baba he handed the packet of pedas to Him. Baba took the packet and looked at it from every side, and the in anger shouted, " Arre you ate up My Packet of pedas which was larger of the two. Now you are trying to palm off this packet on Me?"
A volley of abuses followed this then Baba said," Rascal do i owe anything to your father ? Why do you keep calling me to your home? Do you think I have nothing else to do ? Remember this you will have to bear the consequences! If you want , you come here! you need to be taught a lesson." Then Baba took the money that he had in his pocket, which in fact was all the money he had. Then Baba said ," You don't know how great My Bala is ! He is shankar. He is Dutta. He is your only refuge. Now go tomorrow."
Vishnu trembled with fear. He wondered how Baba knew that he had asked Dada Maharaj to visit his home! In a flash he realised that though Dada lived far away, yet Baba and he were in communication. And he Vishnu was just a puppet whose strings were in Dada's hands. He also got an insight of Baba's omnipresence.
He fell at Baba's feet and begged forgiveness saying," Baba I am your child have mercy on me. You are my mother, so give me refuge at your feet." Hearing his piteous cry Baba's heart melted and he stroked his back and hugged hin and asked him to sit in the sabha mandap-. His stomach started rumbling with hunger, and he had no money. While leaving mumbai he had put all his money in one pocket; forgetting the advice given by Dada. He was in a fix, he knew no one here and he had no money even to buy a return a ticket. Just than a well dressed gentleman came and sat next to him and casually conversed with him.Vishnu was suroprised when he said that he was going to mumbai so vishnu should accomapny him. Then he said ," Now lets go and have a lunch. Then we will rest and leave for mumbai in the morning." He took care of vishnu's every need and was a gracious host. The next morning they left for mumbai. At mumbai, Vishnu was surprised that his gracious host was lost in the crowd. Vishnu stayed in mumbai for two days then returned home.
The day after he reached home, he went to patgaon. He took darshan of Dada Maharaj and fell at his feet and said" Maharaj if you wanted to teach me a lesson, why couldn't you have taught it to me here." Dada Maharaj replied ," only a goldsmith should pierce the ear," Thus vishnu realised how much regard Maharaj had for Baba. He remained devoted to both of them.
In 1941, on the sixth of kartik month Dada Maharaj took Samadhi.


asha said...

From these post i must say that Everyone should obey what our Guru says
Thx Sunil For wonderful post

Sonal said...

Yes both Shri Samarth Shri Dada Maharaj & Shri Samarth Shri Sai Baba are Datta avatar. I regularly go to Patgoan. Guru is the only one who will show you the right path and enlighten your life. SO one should always obey their words.

Sudesh Anvekar (karwar/Dubai) said...

yes indeed shri dada maharaj is the eight datta avatar. For shri dada maharaj is everything to me . Day in day out i never fail to remember him and take his name. .... Dada maharaj ki jai... Jai shree gurudev datta. rajesh dandekar (dandekar jewellers thane)