DIVINE WEDDING IN PARTHI
Om Sairam to most beloved Sai Family
19th April 2007, The much awaited
wedding of R.V.Janikaramaiah (Swami’s brother)’s grand daughter’s wedding
was a grand success and thanks to Swami for His Physical presence and the
family worked hard to accommodate the vast invitees and devotees..
Being a videographer for Prof.Anil Kumar’s Sunday talks for over 2 years now.. I thought why not try to film the Family wedding scheduled on 19th. With lots of hopes and aspirations, I approached the family and by Swami’s grace got t got the nod from the family to film the proceedings… My happiness knew no bounds and I know its not a SMALL wedding.. the lord of the lords will make a physical presence to bless His (read as His body’s) brother’s grand daughter who is also His grand daughter… and filming weddings is a not a small thing especially Indian style weddings which are lengthy and customary..
As the wedding day got closer and
closer my curiosity was mounting.. I was very excited.. and also tense..
When will Swami come.. Will I cover the wedding properly? Will I get a
chance to speak to Him? Bla.. bla..Last night I couldn’t sleep and I woke up
as early as 3am and was sitting on my bed praying to Swami to bless this
special day for the couple and also to me who is doing a maiden entry into
Swami then blessed the garland.. took some turmeric rice in His hands and sprinkled over the couple..He asked them to take padanamskar and very lovingly spoke to the grand daughter and suddenly He waved His hands as if to materialize some thing. I knew there would be at least one materialisation as I held my breath and focused my camera at His hands..Swami materialized vibhuti and gave it to the newly wed couple..there were anxious moments in the family members.. Many were in tears.. thanking Swami for His presence in the wedding Swami blessed the couple and the bride showed her Mangala Sutra and Swami blessed the same by keeping His hand.. the grand daughter held Swami’s hands with tears in her eyes and Swami looking at her eyes tightened the grip and that made the bride cry more.. Swami very lovingly asked her not to do so and it was just a treat to the eyes to see the Lord of the lords, coming all the way to the wedding and playing a perfect grand pa role… after a while Swami accepted arathi from both and they had another padanamaskar. The family now came closer to Swami and Swami spoke to them very sweetly .. saying Chala Santhosam..chala santhosam (very happy)…
He then gave padanamaskar to all..
Suddenly He looked to me.. in
surprise, probably asking (how come you are here?).. I was right in front of
Swami’s feet I was wondering should I (touch) or shouldn’t I.. I know its
very rare chance to get that close and with me.. even when I see a photo of
Swami’s feet.. I see that I touch and offer my virtual prayers to the lotus
feet and here I am right in front of the Lotus feet in flesh and blood…..
taking some courage (from Swami) I stretched my left hand and touched His
feet and looked at Swami, who was ready for me with a Sweet smile…
With prayers and best wishes from the whole sai family to Sri Kumari and Sarath… I offer my pranams at the lotus feet of our Lord…
Jai Sai Ram
Satish Naik from Puttaparthi