In Sacred Text - Shri Sai Satcharitra December 10, 1910 has been referred specifically. The reason given is "The night Arti at the Chavadi was started". The year 2009-10 marks start of 100th year of celebrations for this attire. Now, since we are heading to the same date, only difference is - it is after 100 years, it also marks a celebration on grand scale in Shirdi. Below is invitation from Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi of three day program schedule.
|08/12/2009||2.00 - 5.00 pm||Sai Devotees desiring to participate in the Akhand Parayan may enroll their names at the Temple Stage, in the Samadhi Mandir.|
|7.00 Pm||Participants will be selected by draw of lots on the same day.|
|09/12/2009||5.05 am||Procession of Portrait of Shri Sai Baba, Veena, Pothi and Silver Paduka from Samadhi Mandir to ChaVadi via Gurusthan - Dwarkamai.|
|5.25 am||Pooja of Portrait of Shri Sai Baba, Veena, Pothi and Silver Paduka in Chawadi & Akhand Parayan of Shri Saisatcharita in Chawadi.|
|10/12/2009||4.30 am||Akhand Parayan Samapti at Chavadi.|
|5.05 am||Procession of Portrait of Shri Sai Baba, Veena and Pothi From Chawadi to Samadhi Mandir via Dwarkamai, Gurusthan.|
|5.30 - 6.00 am||Holy Bath of Shri Sai Baba in Samadhi Mandir.|
|7.00 am||Abhishek Pooja of Silver Paduka by Hon.Chairman/Hon. Vice-Chairman and Hon.Trustees in Chavadi.|
|7.30 am||Group reading of Stavan Manjiri.|
|8.00 am||Distribution of Mahaprasadam.|
|9.00 - 10.00 am||Felicitation of Sevekaries, Organisers of Paduka Darshan programme at different places and representative of Annasabeb Chinchankar Trust, Mumbai.|
|9.15 p.m.||Thursday's Palanquin Procession.|
Please note : Chavadi will remain open for parayan throughout the night on 9/12/2009.
Source : http://www.shrisaibabasansthan.org/Main_Hindi/chavadi_centenary/Chavadi2009.html
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