Heart-filling responses from my fellow Shraddhavan - 3


Another set of heart-filling responses from my fellow Shraddhavan as under:

1. Anitaveera and Rajeevsinh Mujumdar Dubai Upasana Kendra

The mega Satsang Nhau Tujiya Preme… (WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!) .was the most overwhelming, humbling and awesome experience anyone could have experienced. The repertoire of bhakti songs composed by Adyapipa, Dr. Yogindrasinh Joshi, Meenatai Dabholkar etc… were very melodiously and marvelously presented by the musicologist.  The singers started with an invocation which was very soulfully sung, and that was the beginning of the enriching journey. The programme had the best group aesthetics in the sense that each singer was equal in the group, and all of them were collectively and seamlessly lost in the soulful music while presenting their feelings through the songs they were singing in our P.P. Bapu’s praise.

The enriching journey that Gaurangsinh Wagle took us through that evening letting us peek into the bhaktiganga through the soulful voices of the singers, and the extremely melodious and harmonious music will always remain with each and everyone who experienced this repertoire of nectar.  The programme had an inspiring introduction by Gaurangsinh preceded by soulful devotional songs that set the right tone for spiritual enrichment for everyone present.  Keeping the narrative simple and straightforward, the prologue of every song that Gaurangsinh gave came straight from the heart, and was stirringly simple posing no incomprehensible barriers for anyone.   The memories right from 1997 (that’s from when I bowed to Bapu’s lotus feet for the first time) were made fresh with the songs , and made me re-live all the beautiful memories, reminiscences and instances I experienced.

The satsang was a complete emotional, intellectual and spiritual surrender of the ardent shishyas to our beloved Bapu through their lyrics and the music. This bhakti ganga was undoubtedly one of the most memorable tributes I have witnessed over the web to our benevolent, compassionate and adorable Bapu. 

The close-ups of P.P. Bapu, Aai and Dada throughout the web transmission was a visual treat that made me feel like flying the distance and perching myself instantaneously at the Dr. D Y Patil Stadium. However, I can only consider myself too fortunate, and thank Pujya Samir Dada for spearheading such a flawless and perfect visual treat for all the unfortunate who could not make it for the mega satsang due to commitments of whatever nature.

It was wonderful to see the overflowing crowd that filled the D Y Patil stadium to capacity, bhaktas singing and being in unison in the devotional melody waiting eagerly to experience each and every devotional song with passion, gusto and zest. It was a magnificent and marvelous feeling to see all those present follow in chorus with great devotion and enthusiasm. Divine vibrations pervaded the entire atmosphere and the devotees experienced Bappa’s, Aai’s and Dada’s graceful presence.  It is said that when one sings alone the heart is merged in the song but when many sing together it acquires a divine power.  The emotions and sentiments that reflected on our  Bapu’s and Aai’s faces only oozed their incessant, eternal and infinite love that they shower on each one of us. Bappa, Aayi and Dada: the awesome trinity.  Words fail to express my feelings and love when we all got to witness the love and respect between them for each other.  Dada your sweetest gesture was when you asked Bappa to take off his shades as Bappa never realized when it was dusk as it got dark because he was so immersed in the love of all of those present.  Aai you became one with us when you sang with all of us and was equally excited and drenched in his love.  Your motherly feelings were paramount when you got emotional.  Bappa you cheered, applauded, cried within and enjoyed all those emotions that you were drenching us in your love.  Love you very much is such an understated expression, I wish I could find something more to express myself.

As the programme came to a close everyone returned home carrying the elevated, uplifted and sublime mood created by the atmosphere at the satsang.  The joy and peace that each one derived at the venue still lingers in the heart.  All those present on a hot May day returned home drenched with his bhakti and love.  Bapu had promised to drench all his loved ones and he also ordered the heaven to shower everyone with rain that evening that is the power of his love… Nahu Tujiye Preme... Was a promise he kept…

Ambadnya ________________________________________________________________________________

2. Shruti Bhate (English translation)

"Nahu Tuzhiya Preme" was the happiest and most memorable moment of each Individual's  life. Just like Sameerdada mentioned we all experienced the same thoughts while hearing the abhang - How did we come to Bapu, When did we come , What was my bhaav then, How much happy was and is this journey with my Bapu Aai Dada, the positive changes taken place in me, how I came closer and closer towards my Bapu Aai Dada.  While hearing "Saanj velechya wareya" and looking at Aai, one really felt that only SHE can love so much and we , HER daughters , can with an open mind share with HER all our joys and sorrows. While hearing "Tuzha Charanachi Dhool", I was reminded of the Charan Sparsh I got during the Jaggannath Utsav and eyes filled with tears, rather they were tears of joy... Like this each abhang was bringing sweet memories of beautiful experiences. But I realized that somewhere I do lack in Bhakti and even then Bapu Aai Dada are always present with me, helping me out of every problem and difficulty and looking at me with eyes full of love and joy. Each abhang of "Nhau Tuzhiya Preme" brought different unique moments for everyone. We really felt ourselves very lucky to watch the love of Bapu Aai Dada. Even if we make mistakes, are tired and exhausted THEY are always behind us to shout at us, support us and lovingly caress our back. .. And the last drizzle  said it all. Keep me always at your feet and I am Ambadnya. Hari Om Published at Mumbai, Maharashtra