|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
“One, Mr. Gopalrao Gund, was a surveyor in Survey department at Kopergaon. He was a great devotee of Baba. He had three wives, but had no issue. With Sai Baba’s blessings, a son was born to him. In the joy that he felt due to this, an idea of celebrating a fair or ‘Urus’ occurred to him in the year 1897, and he placed it for consideration before other Shirdi devotees, viz. Tatya Patil, Dada Kote Patil and Madhavrao Deshpande (Shama). They all approved of the idea, and obtained Sai Baba’s permission and blessings for it. Then an application was made to get the Collector’s sanction for celebrating the Urus, but as the village Kulkarni reported against holding the fair, the sanction was refused. But, as Sai Baba had blessed it, they tried again and ultimately succeeded in getting the Collector’s sanction.
The day for the Urus was fixed on the Rama Navami, after having consultation with Sai Baba. It seems He had some purpose behind this, viz., the unification of the two festivals, the Urus and the Rama Navami and the unification of the two communities – the Hindus and the Mohammedens. As future events showed, this end or object was duly achieved.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter VI)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||
|| Saal Mubarak to all, celebrating the same 🙂 _/\_ ||