|The aerial 'chariot' booked to serve as the Lord's carrier to Delhi. Here, the aircraft is seen parked in the Puttaparthi|
airport with the Super Specialities Hospital seen in the background.
|The road was lined with people who had come to wave goodbye to Swami. On the top right of the photograph|
is the runway of the Puttaparthi airport.
|In the cockpit! A nice photo-op for all of us because the pilot and co-pilot were moved to devotion for Swami.|
(With Aswath Narayan.)
|Those beautiful feet in sandals... Meditate on them and be assured of crossing the Bhavasagara...|
|Swami watching the screen on top where the safety instructions were being|
delivered after a warm welcome.
|A few students and staff who managed to get close to the runway, wave to their Swami.|
|Offering hospitality to Swami was a great opportunity to all the crew members and they did it by always getting|
on to their knees.
|The various crew members including the pilot (top right) get blessed by Swami.|
|Swami blesses the accompanying members too. (Clockwise from top) Ravi bhaiya, Brother Srinivasulu, Prof. Anil|
Kumar and Prof. Venkatraman.
|This was the beginning of a journey of great physical proximity for me...|
Seva dal members came to our assistance and in a few minutes we were in the air-conditioned Rai-school bus, headed towards the International Sai Center. Once again, I just shrugged away the slightly off-beat reception at the airport and dozed away. I heard later on that we were held up in heavy traffic. When I woke up, I heard a siren and soon realized that the siren belonged to our minibus and we were being accorded VIP status! Wow! I never had thought that I would one day be travelling in a Lal Batti vehicle. With God, anything is possible for anyone! I looked forward to the rest of the day.
to be continued in Part 2 at the link below:
Delhi-Simla Memories- Part 2 - Dinner with God