PRESENCE IN DWARAKAMAI MOSQUE

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PRESENCE IN DWARAKAMAI MOSQUE

PRESENCE IN DWARAKAMAI MOSQUE

Sai Nath made no discrimination between the Hindu and the Muslim. He considered both of them as the offspring’s of God. He worshipped Allah as well as Lord Ram with the same love and devotion. He considered the Ramayan and the Quran like two divine eyes which showed the right path to humanity.

But Sai Nath became an eye-sore to many Hindu as well as Muslim priests since he began to dwell within the premises of the temple.

The preachings of Sai Nath affected people just like the nectar. People stood with their folded hands before Sai. They did not like to see the faces of greedy people.

Sai Nath had made up his mind to offer the holy hymns to Lord Shiva and the sincere prayer calls to Allah since his childhood. He also followed this practice daily and regularly at the fixed time. One day, when Sai was offering a prayer call in the garden, there appeared Jankidas and Devidas. They were goaded by an informer to reach Sai's place of worship. When they saw Sai Nath, offering his sincere prayer calls just like a Muslim, they shouted, "Gross immorality by a Hindu saint !" Hearing the people's din and noise, hundreds of villagers gathered there. The Brahmins and the Chief-Priest Mhalsapathi, who were inside the temple, arrived there. Sai Nath was lost in his prayer call.

After looking at the crowd, Jankidas said

contemptuously, "Did you see this hypocrite ? He lives in the temple. But he secretly behaves like the heretics. He is not a true Hindu. He is a Muslim. Today, we have caught him red-handed. I believe that the heretics have sent him here to destroy our religion.

Then, Mhalsapathi scolded the impertinent Jankidas, "Shut up Jankidas ! What rubbish are you talking? Do you know about whom you are talking ? Leave this place immediately. Sai is the replica of God Khandoba. You are disgracing God Khandoba, by insulting Sai Nath."

Thereafter, Devidas showed his impertinence and said to the Chief-Priest, "Alas ! I wonder at what you have said. A heretic is defiling the premises of the temple and you are supporting, instead of reprimanding him. Were you appointed as the Chief-Priest for this purpose? Is it your pious duty towards the Hindu religion ?"

Mhalsapathi replied, "No religion is based on the narrow-minded and parochial thoughts. The religion that allows narrow-mindedness, is not worthy of being called a religion. One who holds all the religions in high esteem is a true follower of a religion. Therefore, you should also learn to respect other religions."

Jankidas laughed in a crooked way and said, "It means that we should give up our worship and work to appease the heretics. We should develop other heretics's religion at the cost of our religions. Dear Chief-Priest, we will never let it be so. We will not let Sai Nath stay in this temple. He will have to go from this temple."

The crowd of the Brahmins standing nearby was also against Sai Nath. That is why they too were supporting the views of Jankidas.

In the meantime, Sai had completed his prayer calls. He addressed the gathering of people there and told them that he would act according to their collective decision. He considered the temple and the mosque just as the children thought about their sandy or stony little houses. "Nothing but God matters to me most. God is omnipresent. Wherever I live, my God always remains with me."

After hearing Sai's true discourse, everybody present there was spell-bound. Seeing the deep influence of Sai's sacred speech, Devidas hurriedly said, "Don't try to entrap us in the net of labyrinthine talks. We cannot relinquish our religion. You will have to go away from this temple immediately."

In the meantime, Mhalsapathi's companion Kashiram arrived there. Kashiram had always kept the flames of deep reverence and staunch faith for Sai Nath, illuminating in his heart. Besides Mhalsapathi, Kashiram was the second great devotee of Sai Baba. When he came to know all about the truth, he said to Sai Baba, "Lord Sai ! The grace of this temple is about to vanish. Immorality and sin are about to inhabit this temple. It is obvious from the talks of these foolish people who want the very God of this temple to go away. Holy Sir, there is a very old deserted mosque in Shirdi. You are most welcome to reside in that mosque."

After that, Sai Nath accompanied Mhalsapathi and Kashiram to reside in that old mosque. Though the mosque was in a moribund state, yet Sai Baba immortalized it with his lodging there. This was the same mosque where Sai Baba spent his whole life. Sai Baba named this mosque as 'Dwarakamai'. He kindled a flame of holy fire which is still illuminating in this mosque. The 'ash' coming out of the flame was called 'Udi'. Sai Baba cured many patients with the help of this very 'Udi' ash. This 'Udi' is still considered as the divine nectar.

 

 PRESENCE IN DWARAKAMAI MOSQUE

Sai Nath made no discrimination between the Hindu and the Muslim. He considered both of them as the offspring’s of God. He worshipped Allah as well as Lord Ram with the same love and devotion. He considered the Ramayan and the Quran like two divine eyes which showed the right path to humanity.

But Sai Nath became an eye-sore to many Hindu as well as Muslim priests since he began to dwell within the premises of the temple.

The preachings of Sai Nath affected people just like the nectar. People stood with their folded hands before Sai. They did not like to see the faces of greedy people.

Sai Nath had made up his mind to offer the holy hymns to Lord Shiva and the sincere prayer calls to Allah since his childhood. He also followed this practice daily and regularly at the fixed time. One day, when Sai was offering a prayer call in the garden, there appeared Jankidas and Devidas. They were goaded by an informer to reach Sai's place of worship. When they saw Sai Nath, offering his sincere prayer calls just like a Muslim, they shouted, "Gross immorality by a Hindu saint !" Hearing the people's din and noise, hundreds of villagers gathered there. The Brahmins and the Chief-Priest Mhalsapathi, who were inside the temple, arrived there. Sai Nath was lost in his prayer call.

After looking at the crowd, Jankidas said

contemptuously, "Did you see this hypocrite ? He lives in the temple. But he secretly behaves like the heretics. He is not a true Hindu. He is a Muslim. Today, we have caught him red-handed. I believe that the heretics have sent him here to destroy our religion."

Then, Mhalsapathi scolded the impertinent Jankidas, "Shut up Jankidas ! What rubbish are you talking? Do you know about whom you are talking ? Leave this place immediately. Sai is the replica of God Khandoba. You are disgracing God Khandoba, by insulting Sai Nath."

Thereafter, Devidas showed his impertinence and said to the Chief-Priest, "Alas ! I wonder at what you have said. A heretic is defiling the premises of the temple and you are supporting, instead of reprimanding him. Were you appointed as the Chief-Priest for this purpose? Is it your pious duty towards the Hindu religion ?"

Mhalsapathi replied, "No religion is based on the narrow-minded and parochial thoughts. The religion that allows narrow-mindedness, is not worthy of being called a religion. One who holds all the religions in high esteem is a true follower of a religion. Therefore, you should also learn to respect other religions."

Jankidas laughed in a crooked way and said, "It means that we should give up our worship and work to appease the heretics. We should develop other heretics's religion at the cost of our religions. Dear Chief-Priest, we will never let it be so. We will not let Sai Nath stay in this temple. He will have to go from this temple."

The crowd of the Brahmins standing nearby was also against Sai Nath. That is why they too were supporting the views of Jankidas.

In the meantime, Sai had completed his prayer calls. He addressed the gathering of people there and told them that he would act according to their collective decision. He considered the temple and the mosque just as the children thought about their sandy or stony little houses. "Nothing but God matters to me most. God is omnipresent. Wherever I live, my God always remains with me."

After hearing Sai's true discourse, everybody present there was spell-bound. Seeing the deep influence of Sai's sacred speech, Devidas hurriedly said, "Don't try to entrap us in the net of labyrinthine talks. We cannot relinquish our religion. You will have to go away from this temple immediately."

In the meantime, Mhalsapathi's companion Kashiram arrived there. Kashiram had always kept the flames of deep reverence and staunch faith for Sai Nath, illuminating in his heart. Besides Mhalsapathi, Kashiram was the second great devotee of Sai Baba. When he came to know all about the truth, he said to Sai Baba, "Lord Sai ! The grace of this temple is about to vanish. Immorality and sin are about to inhabit this temple. It is obvious from the talks of these foolish people who want the very God of this temple to go away. Holy Sir, there is a very old deserted mosque in Shirdi. You are most welcome to reside in that mosque."

After that, Sai Nath accompanied Mhalsapathi and Kashiram to reside in that old mosque. Though the mosque was in a moribund state, yet Sai Baba immortalized it with his lodging there. This was the same mosque where Sai Baba spent his whole life. Sai Baba named this mosque as 'Dwarakamai'. He kindled a flame of holy fire which is still illuminating in this mosque. The 'ash' coming out of the flame was called 'Udi'. Sai Baba cured many patients with the help of this very 'Udi' ash. This 'Udi' is still considered as the divine nectar.

 

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