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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Antaryami! December 10, 1910 i am unfortunate that i was not born to participate on this day!Beautiful picture! OM SAI RAM!
Sai Ramji Ramarao ji,
Yes we are indeed unfortunate that we are born in Baba's time but He is more living and rushing to us now than He was in His mortal coil.
Jai Sai Ramji
Sai Ki Deewani
Sai Sai Sai Sai