|Swami moves from the aircraft into the vestibule-lift at the Pune airport|
If you have come directly to this post, I would like to egg you on to enjoy the full story with its history.
Link to part 1 is given below and the link to the next part will be at the end of each previous part. Thank you.
Hadshi Mumbai diaries - Part 1 - The Blessing Materializes)
|The happy luncheon session at the Jadhav home wherein Swami ate almost nothing and used the visit to|
bless all the family members.
|Swami's smile is so cute and sweet! Here, the younger Jadhav|
washes the Divine hand after the meal.
|The Lord's visit is never a secret! Crowds had already gathered in Pune to catch a glimpse of the lovable form in orange.|
|We were the third car behind Swami's Toyota Estima on the journey|
from Pune to Hadshi.
Before long, we could see the beautiful Mandir atop the hill from a distance. All along the way, hundreds of villagers stood in awe and devotion as Swami's car passed by. Many of them did not seem to know which vehicle to look at, thanks to over a dozen cars arranged by the Jadhavs, which were all similar to Swami's Toyota Estima! Once the climb began, I had a glimpse of the arrangements. The entire road to the top was lined with children and devotees welcoming Swami with flags, placards and ribbons. At every hairpin bend were beautiful posters carrying His message and teachings. All along the way were banners inviting Bhagawan to Pandurang Kshetra. Yes! That was the name for Swami’s shrine at Hadshi.
|All along the way, for dozens of kilometers, people lined the road. There were also many arches and|
banners which I photographed from the moving vehicle.
|A view of the sea of humanity at Hadshi, waiting to welcome Swami.|
|The drive-through in Hadshi, at the Pandurangakshetra itself was about a kilometer long.|
|The magnificent Residence building which Swami inaugurated by cutting a pink ribbon.|
|Swami was very happy with the facilities for all as He moved into the lift to go to His room.|
|Sitting at the farthest end to Swami's right, it was an unbelievable opportunity to dine with Him.|
I ate with trembling excitement and soon Sai Krishna told me that the privilege we had been blessed with was not bestowed upon anyone even in Kodaikanal – sharing the table with Swami! Once we were done, we waited once again to receive Him.
to be continued in Part 4 located at the below link:
Hadshi Mumbai diaries - Part 4 - A shrine is born