Sunday, December 23, 2007

Festivals At Shirdi - Ramnavami (Sri Rama Navami)

Part 1

Part 2

Shirdi, three festivals are celebrated in the spirituallly restoning environment of Shirdi. RamNavmi (celebrated on birth anniversary of Lord Rama), Gurupurnima (the full moon night dedicated to SadGuru) and Dussera (the auspicious day considered by Hindus and also the day on which Sai Baba discarded his physical body).

This set of videos shows and describes the RamNavmi festival celebrated in Shirdi. Initially Urus used to be celebrated by devotees in Shirdi, while Sai Baba was present physically. Urus is generally celebrated for Sufi Saints, on the anniversary of discarding of their physicall body. Urus in honor of Sai Baba was however celebrated on a day auspicious according to the Muslims, by devotees of Sai Baba to show their deep love and reverence to Sai Baba.

As RamNavmi was on the same day as the Urus was celebrated, few Hindu devotees had an urge to celebrated the same in Shirdi. Sai Baba's view was asked for the same and after positive reply from Him, the festival started to be celebrated in Shirdi in grand manner, This grandness of celebration is ever growing since.

The videos shows many aspects of the festivals like Palkhi Yatras or PadYatras, music, dances, drama show on life of Sai Baba, and most important the enthusiasm, the devotion and the love of devotees towards their God, towards their Guru, towards their everything Shri Sai Baba.

The celebration in Samadhi Temple, Dwarkamai or Masjid, Chavadi.

The commentary on this video is in English. Surely this video, should not be missed.

Deep thanks to SaiVishnu1 for uploading these videos for devotees of Shree Sai Baba of Shirdi.