My First Experience from Mumbai to Shirdi Padayatra with Sai Palanquin. Om Sai Ram! I, Ranjan Gunjal, would like to share my experience of first ever Mumbai-Shirdi Padayatra which took place in December 2015. “Om Sai Ram” were the first letters which I learnt when I started my first Shirdi Padyatra. Sai devotees used to […]
About 15 – 17 years back I was at my sister’s in laws place located in Igatpuri for some reason. They run a hotel in Igatpuri and I found that @5 am in morning they were making there hotel ready with enough snacks and eateries when I enquired what’s so special about the day my […]
My wish was fulfilled last year by Saibaba and so this year I agreed to go on Padayatra to Shirdi on the fulfillment of my wish.
Sai Charan Padayatri Mandal provided all participants with a T. Shirt, Cap, waist Pouch, and a small torch. This itself would have costed the mandal at least 300 bucks. Over and above this, Mandal was to provide participants with breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, tea/coffee for the entire 8 days….so I thought the fees of Rs. 400/person was very affordable one.
Sunil Barve’s experience of his Mumbai to Shirdi Padayatra.
Since I have already given a very detailed write-up about my first padayatra to Shirdi experience last year, I am not going to repeat most of it this time as nothing changed much in comparison to last year, I will just add a couple of points which I feel should be interesting enough for the readers.
Here is an interesting account from Mr. Ramesh Babu of Hyderabad who had gone on a padayatra from Hyderabad to Shirdi. He was not a part of any organized padayatra to Shirdi. He and his friend went all the way to Shirdi on foot with no special arrangements made for their journey. This is a story worth reading…
I went to Shirdi by walk (padayatra) two times. That was a very great yatra in my life. My family…… I have two lovely children named Anju and Sai. These children was really gift of Sai to me
Usually I would walk only 100 meters as I have bike. Whatever I needed I used my bike only. But during Shirdi padayatra, I really walked 650 kms with the help of great Sai mantram “Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai.” I can never forget that experience.
650 km long Padayatra to Shirdi from Hyderabad done 9 times by Ravindranath, a member of Bhajan team of Punjagutta Sai Baba temple at Hyderabad.
This experience details of each and every day of the Padayatra. I am sure this will be helpful to many devotees who intend to do such a Yatra or it may motivate few others to go on such Yatra..