Aum Sri Sairam
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation ~ Gujarat
Date : 31/05/2018
The land of Gujarat has indeed been blessed for Bhagwan had visited different places in this state. On May 17th, 1970 Bhagawan visited the holy shrine of Somnath which is considered the first Jyothirlinga among the twelve Jyothirlingas. Swami entered the holy shrine where Brahmin Pandits were reciting Vedic Hymns. Swami asked for a plate, He then spread the fingers of His right hand and shook it over the plate, 108 silver Bilva leaves and 108 golden flowers fell from His hand. The very same leaves and flowers Swami poured on the Lingam as abhishekam. He also inaugurated the Digvijay Dwar during His visit.
To commemorate this Divine visit, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Gujarat thought of arranging Mass Rudrabhishekam and chanting of Vedas inside the shrine. By Bhagwan’s grace and cooperation of the Somnath Trust, permission was received without any hurdles. On May 31st 2018, members of SSSSO, Gujarat were able to perform Rudra Abhishekam and chant Vedas at Somnath Temple. The memorable day started at 8:30 AM with a procession of around 252 devotees from all over Gujarat headed by the State President Shri Manohar G. Trikannad and District President of Ahmedabad Shri Y.S. Jani with Bhagwan’s Padukas accompanied by their wives. They held the Purna Kumbha and with vibrant chanting of Sai Gayathri marched towards the main Temple. In the hall the programme started with three omkars and lighting of lamp by the dignitaries including one of the priests from the temple. Bhajans in praise of Lord Shiva were sung and then State President Shri Manohar G. Trikannad briefed all about Swami’s visit to the Somanth Temple. He also read out the good wishes sent on this occasion by AIP, Hon.Shri Nimish Pandya and V.AIP. Hon Shri Ramani sir. It was followed by Chanting of Ganapati Prarthana, Ganapati Atharvashirsham, Namakam , Chamakam Purushasuktam, Shivopasana, Sri Guru Paduka Panchakam, Lingashtakam, Bilvashtakam, Uttarpuja Vidhi, & Kshama Prarthana. The divine programme ended with Mass Mangala Aarti and in the end the State President himself gave packets of vibhuti which was the abhishekam vibhuti received from the Temple Main Priest, who happened to have had the darshan of Bhagawan during His visit in 1970 , which all felt was Swami’s Prasad and all could feel Swami’s Omnipresence during the puja.
After the programme a Press Conference was held in the same hall wherein the S.P. Shri Manohar Trikannad told them why this Mass Rudrabhishekam was held in Somnath and also briefed them about the activities undertaken by our organisation at State and National level.
All the staff and management of the Somnath Trust were felicitated with a memento.
Jai Sairam !
Sri Manohar Trikannad, State President, SSSSO – Gujarat.
Email Id : manoharg.trikannad@ssssoindia.
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