Sai Geetha Merges at His Lotus Feet


Om Sai Ram dear Sai Family,

I am sure you will be shocked to read this but its true.. our Beloved Sai Geetha is no more...with heavy heart and sorrow, I want to pass the news of Swami's beloved pet Sai Geetha merged at His lotus feet at around 5 p.m (local time) on 22nd May'2007.I thought it would be atleast another 10 years that I would be narrating her obituary..but....

According to eye witness on 22nd May 2007, this morning Sai Geetha went to the water tub just behind the planetorium and slipped into the water.. She was looking very weak and had sour feet. Her leg was struck in the mud and unsuccessful attempts were made the whole day to pull her out..She was almost in a semi conscious mind. It was a difficult task for the people around her, considering her heavy body and cautious enough to not to hurt her body any further. Many veterinary doctors and others were with her and she was given saline bottles and also a team of specialist doctors from Kerala, were on the way to Parthi, but Swami had different plans.. She breathed her last breath around 5 p.m, thus ending a great life, a saga of love between the CREATOR and the CREATION..

Any body who entered the premises of Parthi would definitely peep through the window of the bus to have a glance of Sai Geetha.. It was just an involuntary action. I remember in my childhood days, when the bus just passed by her, we used to scream.. there is Sai Geetha!!! Its very sad that she won't be seen any more. For devotees who are on a sight seeing visit around the village, would definitely stop by Sai Geetha, silently watch her in adoration, great respect and a bit jealous for winning Swami's heart....

She was of great motivation, adoration and a living example to all the devotees coming to our Lord's abode with devotion but with a little of wavering faith.. Her devotion for Swami was steady, unconditional, innocent, full of love. She exists only to love and adore Him. THAT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF DEVOTION and this is the lesson that she drove into our minds... that the whole purpose of life is to EXIST for the Lord and there is nothing greater than that.

The saga of Love started in the year 1962 when Swami went to Muddumalai forest, where in the officials spotted a tiny baby elephant who had just lost her physical mother.. Very little did the baby knew that her Sai Ma is coming, to take her to Her home. Immediately she was named SAI GEETHA and was shifted to Parthi in a truck. Swami always looked after her so well and every need was full filled.. She was adorned with 27 types of ornaments, ranging from Golden head gear to the silver anklets.

Like a perfect mother, Swami was very particular about the way she should be dressed for important occasions. He would even check very keenly if her silver anklets were polished, and if her dress and ornaments were in tact.

There was no festival or function without beautifully decorated Sai Geetha in Kulwanth Hall.. Swami would make sure that He fed her with various fruits. Even this day, He used to ask the boys to wheel Him towards her or let her come to the stage and feed her..Till late 2000 She would insist Swami to feed her by putting the fruits directly into her mouth and not into her trunk.. But lately she started accepting fruits when Swami very lovingly placed on her already stretched trunk..

Before the construction of the new indoor stadium, the engineers decided to demolish the shed in which Sai Geetha was living, when this was brought to Swami's notice, He was bit concerned and only after building a makeshift house behind the planetarium with a large bath tub that Swami gave the green signal for the construction of the stadium.

Swami insisted that the new house should be built closer to the road so that she doesn't have to walk a long distance when Swami passes by in the car.. Such was the care and concern Swami had on His darling devotee.

On a personal note, I can't forget the day when Swami inaugurated her house November 18th 2006, where I had Swami's padanamaskar.. Just after Swami left I went to her, touched her and as tears rolled down, I thanked her for the opportunity I got through her...

The days when the stadium construction was in progress were the GOLDEN DAYS for Her as She used to see Him almost every day and I made sure that I run with the car till Her house to watch the divine romance.. when ever Swami left or came to Parthi, her house was my favourite spot. Even on May 19th when Swami cut short His summer visit and drove directly to Parthi, I was standing by Sai Geetha, watching her for more than one hour and took almost 30 pictures while she came out from her house. She took pictures with devotees and she was in-fact giving various poses sometimes raising her trunk, sometimes stretching her trunk towards the devotees She moved very slowly and she seemed to be in pain while landing her left foot, the caretaker had to force her to come out of the gate just 2 minutes before Swami's arrival. Even though she was excited to see Swami, the loud trumpet was missing.. Probably she knew she had to leave the body very shortly..

Many of us had our own reasons and conclusions for Swami's surprise return to Parthi and Iam sure this is the MAIN REASON for His comeback in the mid of May, to bid a farewell to His CHOSEN pet... beloved Sai Geetha...

According to reports, she will be buried at her place tomorrow (23rd may 2007) around 6 a.m...

WE ALL HAVE TO LEAVE WHEN OUR ACT IS OVER. ATLEAST HER SOUL PLAYED WITH GOD IN THIS LIFE TIME AND HOPEFULLY ENDED THIS CYCLE OF BIRTH AND DEATH THAT WE ARE TRYING TO CLEAR...LETS CELEBRATE HER FORTUNE TO HAVE BEEN WITH GOD...

Dear Geetha, I will still stand by your house when Swami passes by.. please ask Him to stop by... even though we won't be seeing you... the memories of your presence will make us happy....

Long Live Sai Geetha.. Where ever you are.. you taught us the purest form of Love for God, the unsullied truth.
We love you... We love you.. We love you....

With pranams at the lotus Feet of our most beloved Bhagwan

Satish Naik from Puttaparthi
 

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