Ganges Bath – Blessed Gyan 155

|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||

Ganges Bath

“On one Makar-Sankranti day, Megha wanted to smear the body of Baba with sandal-paste and bathe Him with Ganges water. Baba was first unwilling to undergo this, but at his repeated requests, He consented. Megha had to traverse a distance of eight Kos (going and returning) to bring the sacred water from the Godavari river. He brought the water, made all preparations for the bath at noon and asked Baba to get ready for the same. Then, Baba again asked him to be spared from this bath saying that, as a Fakir He had nothing to do with Ganges water; but Megha did not listen to Him. He knew that Shiva is pleased with Abhishek (Sacred Bath) on that auspicious day.

Baba then consented, came down and sat on  a wooden board and projecting His head said, “Oh Megha, do at least this favour; head is the most important organ of the body, so pour the water over that only – it is equivalent to the whole bath.” “All right”, said Megha and lifting the water pot up, began to pour it on the head but in doing this he was so much overwhelmed with love that he cried out ‘Har Har Gange’ (Hail Goddess Ganga) and emptied the pot on the whole body. He kept the pot aside and began to look at Baba, but to his surprise and amazement he found that Baba’s head was drenched but the body quite dry.”


|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||




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