|A full-sized capture of Swami near|
the residence of Sri.S.B.Chavan at Nanded.
Photo Credit: S.Balasubramanya
(This is part 2 of the serial. Ensure that you have complete joy by reading from the beginning. The first part is given below:
Hadshi Mumbai diaries - Part 1 - The blessing materializes )
The Jadhavs had no doubt that the temple would not get ready before 2001. In perfect accordance with the Divine words, everything was ready and set in the year 2001. The historic visit to Latur and Chakur finally did materialize. Swami fulfilled the promise of sitting in the golden chariot that had been created especially for Him. The experiences and details of that Divine trip is part of the folklore in the Marathawada region and it needs to be documented as another separate book, but for the record, here is a brief account. I shall switch from my detailed ‘running commentary’ to a quick ‘galloping commentary’ before returning to the Hadshi trip.
|Bhagawan charging and lending life to the Shiva Linga at the main temple in Latur. The two Jadhav brothersare also seen. The elder Uttamrao, has a towel on his left hand while the younger, Shivajirao is applauding. Photo Credit: S.Balasubramanya|
|Swami addressing a huge gathering in Chakur. There were two translators for the discourse that day - Prof. Anil Kumar for English and Sri Shivaraj Patil for Marathi. Photo Credit: S.Balasubramanya|
|Everyone was filled with beautiful memories of their Lord who showered immense grace on one and all in|
the Marathwada region. Photo Credit: S.Balasubramanya
|Swami arrives to enter the flight via the vestibule life.|
|A sweet and lovely smile which He gifted just before take-off. He is buckled and all |
set for the flight! The elder Jadhav brother is in the seat right behind Swami.
|The words have been taken from Swami's letter to Charles Penn.|
|Hundreds and thousands of people lined the airport fence in the hope of catching a glimpse of Swami in the front window of the aircraft.|
|Imagine being in a flight where the front seat has been occupied by the goal of your life!|
|All the crew members took turns to speak to and interact with Swami - a great chance for them all!|
|Sai Prakash (CG) explains to Swami that since it is a video camera that he is operating, it has no 'flash'.|
A small detour here.
Even as everyone was finishing their breakfasts, it was announced that we should be ready for landing.