|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
Trident and Pindi
“Megha worshipped Baba at two places: in the Masjid he worshipped Baba in person and in the Wada, Baba’s big picture given by Nanasaheb Chandorkar. This he did for 12 months. Then in order to appreciate his devotion and confirm his faith, Baba gave him a vision.
One morning when Megha was still lying down on his bed with eyes closed but internally awake, he saw clearly Baba’s Form. Baba knowing him to be awake threw Akshata (rice-grains marked red with Kumkum) and said, “Megha, draw a Trident!” and disappeared. Hearing Baba’s words, he eagerly opened his eyes, saw no Baba there but only rice grains spread here and there. He then went to Baba, told Him about the vision and asked permission to draw Trident. Baba said, “Did you not hear My words asking you to draw Trident? It was no vision but direct order, My words are always pregnant with meaning and never hollow.” Megha said, “I thought you woke me up, but all the doors were closed, so I was doubtful and thought it to be a vision.” Baba rejoined, “I require no door to enter. I have no form; I always live everywhere. As a wirepuller I carry on all the actions of the man who trusts Me and merges in Me.”
Megha returned to the Wada, and drew a red Trident on the wall near Baba’s picture. Next day a Ramadasi Bhakta came from Poona, saluted Baba and offered Him Pindi (a phallic image of Shiva). At this time Megha also turned up there. Baba said to him, “See, Shankar has come, protect (i.e. worship) Him now!” Megha was pleasantly surprised to see Pindi. Also in the Wada, Kakasaheb Dixit was standing with a towel on his head after having taken his bath, and was remembering Sai, when he saw a Pindi in his mental vision. While he was wondering about this, Megha came and showed him the Pindi presented to him by Baba. Dixit was happy to know that this Pindi exactly tallied with the one he saw a few minutes before in his vision. In a few days after the drawing of the Trident was complete, Baba installed the Pindi near the big picture, which Megha was worshipping. The worship of Shiva was dear to Megha and by the drawing of the Trident and the installation of the Pindi, Baba confirmed his faith therein.
After continuous service of Baba for many years, doing regular worship and Arati every noon and evening, Megha passed away in 1912. Then Baba passed His hands over his mortal remains and said, “This was a true devotee of Mine.” Baba also ordered that at His own expense the usual funeral dinner should be given to the Brahmins, and this order was carried out by Kakasaheb Dixit.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter XXVIII)
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