Today’s post on this blog is special to my heart because it narrates “Journey Of MahaParayan Logo” and how Baba chose His people to work on the logo. The mystery (Baba’s plan, for us mystery) unfolds at every step but still we are unable to comprehend that we are a part of such an amazing leela. This post is divided into six parts i.e.
Sai Ramji, with the inception of season 3 of Global MahaParayan, we would like to present this video which explains the logo. The logo got its form with lot many Leelas of Sadhguru Sai Baba and that is already shared on our blog. The video is a walk through of different elements of the logo and what each element signifies in an animated form. We would like to thank the whole team of Global MahaParayan for coming with this spiritual venture as directed by Sadhguru Sai Baba.
MahaParayan logo has different elements which has significant meaning – both relating to materialistic world and spiritual enlightenment. The dark background signifies the problems that are faced by people in their day to day lives. Each one is tormented with some or the other problem and want to get a solution to it. This can be considered as the first step of the ladder to Sadhguru Sai Baba. He calls His devotees and has been so vigilant in solving mundane problems of His devotees and answering prayers, in the hope that they ask from Him what He actually intends to give, spiritual upliftment. The little stars are little hopes that people have, but they are suppressed to such an extent that they are hardly visible. The stand holds a Holy Book Sai Satcharitra which is wrapped with red cloth. This is the way we preserve Holy Books and that’s what the logo says.
The book, basically reading of the book, emits rays, that spreads in circular path and they are a lot more powerful. That’s where the little stars get light, i.e. the hopes shine now brighter and they are sure to be fulfilled. This means Sai Satcharitra is read, the problems will be solved by Sadhguru Sai Baba if one keep utmost faith and wait with steady patience. This is materialistic message that the logo signifies, there is something related to spirituality too. We have read in Sai Satcharitra that “My Sircar says “Take, take,” but everybody comes to me and says ‘Give, give.’ Nobody attends carefully to the meaning of what I say. My Sircar’s treasury (spiritual wealth) is full, it is overflow-ing. I say, “Dig out and take away this wealth in cartloads, the blessed son of a true mother should fill himself with this wealth.” Baba had descended on this earth for spiritual upliftment of humanity at large and still we are at clutches in materialistic world. When the bright rays over powers the little stars, they make them shine brighter and thus climb second ladder which leads to spiritual advancement.
Now coming to the main part of the logo, Our Sadhguru Sai Baba as OM and OM as Our Sai Baba. OM also referred as Pranav, the symbolic representation of the primordial sound, from which “everything” is manifested. Similarly, Our Baba’s compassion and blessings is manifested in the heart of every devotee. This manifestation will be multifold if the devotee reads the Mahaprayan of Sai Satcharitra. OM is the subtlest form of sound. Mahaparayan is also the subtle form of sound, if someone recites Sai Satcharitra loudly or within their heart, Our Sadhguru Sai Baba in His subtle form manifest not only in the heart of the devotee but He will manifest in the form of His grace and blessings that will protect and shower the boon to the devotee and the devotee’s family too. So when His Satcharitra is recited in Mahaparayan Our Beloved Sadhguru Sai Baba manifests in the form of primordial sound OM, and thus Our Sai Baba is OM and OM is Our Sai Baba.
OM Sai Jai Jai Sai.
This video will take you to deep insights of the logo
Kindly watch and share the below video about “Journey Of Mahaparayan Logo”, all the devotees including myself have lended their own voices to narrate this beautiful Leela of Shirdi Sai Baba. Request you to kindly subscribe to Official MahaParayan YouTube Channel.
Now let’s proceed to post as narrated by all the devotees who were witness to Leelas.
Sairam everyone! I feel we all Sai children who have been part of Mahaparayan whether as a reader or a volunteer are extremely blessed for It is something Baba the Master Planner and the Universal Father had planned to gift us owing to the Centenary year of His Mahasamadhi. Mahaparayan is in real sense Amrit Kaam as shown by Baba through Sai sister Sajal.
Although Baba made us start with 2 groups of 48 devotees each on 11th Oct 2016 Dasera just for one day locally; no one had imagined what this old man had in His mind? From that one day of that Dasera He made sure that we did it every Thursday and soon came up with 3 such groups. After repeated prayers He then finally after the long wait of almost 7 months He gave the orders for global MP on 25 June 2017. My joy knew no bounds for I had got what I wanted. The next thing I did was I called Hetal Di with whom He had already tied knots till then. I always say that she is my Living Sai and has played a major role in making my faith in Baba multiply with leaps and bounds through her blog which is honoured as Modern Sai Satcharitra by our Sai bandhus.
We started planning and she assigned the responsibility of making the logo to Kritiji. Kritiji came up with a design and after number of alterations it was finally finalised as we thought so. That logo had a Satcharitra with light coming out of it. The colour combination and overall it looked beautiful but still I felt it as incomplete as there was no Baba in it nor the name Sai in it. I felt how would people understand what is MP and its about our Sai ? I felt there should be Baba’s photo with a blessing hand and having Om on it. So when passed on my view the team listened to it with a very open mind. Kritiji then came up with another iteration by adding Baba’s photo in it. Then again after quite a few number of changes we felt that it was finalised and now I was happy with it as the logo now had Baba in red clothes with a Om on it as this photo also had some connections to my childhood. But I never shared this childhood thing with anyone till then. Then when we were to use it Hetal Di felt that the blessing hand if seen in detail was partly getting cut and the left hand was not there and it was not good for our Sacred venture. I not that technically sound to these things although felt that it could be ignored but even a smallest minute cut in Baba’s hand and His blessings was not acceptable. Kritiji said nothing more could be done to it as that photo was like that. Then Kritiji again came up with another photo of Baba in orange clothes taking all the care with respect to all the factors. Again after multiple alterations with respect to the text etc. in logo we thought that finally the logo was finalised after 3.5 months with so many alterations. But Baba had something else in His mind.
We started with our first season on Global scale in 2017 and various leelas started occurring. Although we had thought it to do it only for 1 year with 5000 people the adding of new devotees and formation of new groups never stopped. When the season 1 and MP as such was coming to an end Baba gave another dream guiding that MP should continue even after the centenary year. So now the logo needed to be changed as we had mentioned the year in it as 2017-18. So when Kritiji was asked to do so she did not find her necessary files for doing the same. She searched and searched and finally realised that we would need to come up with something else as we could not copyright it even if the last logo file was found as every element in it had to be original.
Then when we were trying to get the sketch made and nothing was working out and we needed it to show it to the Shirdi Sansthaan, Hetal Di very benevolently offered SaiYug network’s Sai Baba’s sketch. But it had no blessing hand with Om in it. Also for copyright thing said to Di that either we get the blessing hand extended to the existing sketch or make a different sketch. So there started our struggle for getting the sketch made.
Then in the month of Jan 2019 Baba made me and Sajal to have known each other. After few days I shared with her how the banner to be put up in Shirdi Sansthan premises was pending due to the logo which was pending due to Baba’s sketch. There she started her journey of getting the sketch made. Again there were a number of alterations with coloured and black and white but only to be rejected. (Then Sajal Story)
I realised that just as in chapter Chapter 39 of Sai Satcharitra where Baba gave dreams at the same time to Shama and Buti regarding the construction of Samadhi Mandir, Baba through this leela had shown that even today He is active as He was when He was embodied.
So then came another passenger on board Murali Bhaiya Who also joined us in the journey of logo. He promised me to get the logo done as my return gift for Rakhi. I told him that we need a sketch with Baba’s blessing hand and having a Om on it.
So when he came up with the sketch, he shared it with me on whats app. At very first look of the pencil sketch I was thrilled but not that 100% happy because although it had Baba’s blessing hand with Om on it but Baba’s sketch as such was not there. Although Baba was not visible in those pencil strokes my heart was saying that still Baba can be felt in the Om. His forehead, head gear, upper body was still apparent although not in those pencil strokes. Immediately I remembered my childhood association with Baba. So when I called Bhaiya he asked me what I understood. Then I said him first I would like share one small incident dating back to three decades when I was a 3 to 4 years child. I told bhaiya that I didn’t know why I was sharing that with him.
When I was may be 3.5 years child and had been to my mama’s (maternal uncle) office there was a very huge poster of Baba in red clothes in a blessing hand and a Om on it. Baba’s picture was so, so attractive that even after 3 plus decades and I being so small that time I am still able to live that moment. I was so small that I neither knew that He is Sai Baba nor did I know that the symbol is read as Om. But still that Om symbol and Baba’s face made such a deep everlasting pictorial impression on my brain cells and heart veins that I still can see that very poster right in front of my eyes. So later even when I grew up and may be was in 5th or 6th standard whenever I saw Om or Baba I used to remember the connection and felt that Baba means Om and Om means Baba. Then further as I grew and moved to higher classes I used to think and laugh at myself how I used to think Baba means Om and Om means Baba and thought that it was not so. Om is associated with other Gods also. But now again after so many years when I saw the sketch that had come through Murali Bhaiya; all this flashed and felt Baba is Om and Om is Baba. With this as my last sentence Murali bhaiya was very happy and said Baba had given him the confirmation through me that It was Him making him do all that. Then when I asked him whether my interpretation was right he said that it was exactly the thought that Baba had inspired and confirmed too. Goosebumps ran from my head to toe and was very happy for the logo. Now that incomplete feeling had vanished and my childhood memory patch which was probably my first encounter with Baba had sealed the incompleteness to make it complete. I was very, very happy and still further asked Bhaiya if we could have only Baba’s eyes in it. He then said that its essence would be lost.
Joining the dots from Sajal’s story, Parayan Hall picture a very beautiful revelation came up that why Baba was saying use the picture on the wall. Why make my sketch? Why out of so many photos only the parayan hall photo was referred to? Mahaparayan and parayan hall photo from Shirdi what a close association to only conclude that reading in Mahaparayan is equivalent to reading in Parayan hall of Shirdi. Here the devotees virtually sit in a parayan hall which is so huge that it is spread across the globe and giving us the confirmation for the same. This was further confirmed when I shared this with one of the devotees Pooja Chawlaji and she said that she was dumbstruck at Baba’s leela giving another confirmation to her. As when she had started to work as an organiser she found that people inspite of telling so many times not to forward anything in MP classrooms as important things related to Parayaan communication may get missed. Still people never listened and kept sharing Baba’s live darshan and all other forwards. Then she used to call people and tell that in Parayan hall of Shirdi we read only Sai Satcharitra and other related stories but no bhajans etc. Similarly here think of your MP classroom to be a parayan hall of Shirdi and do only parayan here. After this the group had met its purpose and only parayana communication was maintained. Then when we had this sharing we were just speechless to hear each other and receive confirmation for the same from Baba through each other? Isn’t it beautiful?
Then finally when all was set I met Namrataji the MP blog editor. When she said it sounds incomplete to her made me sad for micro millisecond fearing that now what? Again Baba wants to change the logo? But then as you all saw how Baba gave her darshan in Om. The fact that she says that even before she had shared with me the two possibilities behind Baba giving her darshan 1) to incorporate Baba’s picture or 2) logo is complete, Baba had answered her when my immediate response filled with happiness to her was that “Baba is showing the logo is complete. (screenshots). This way Baba not only completed her incomplete feeling but somewhere had also answered me that do not fear now the logo is really complete through Namrata’s sharing this sentence incident.
When it was shared all the organisers, sevaks, volunteers gave very positive and happy goosebump filled comments only to make me realise that Baba’s timing is perfect. I used to question Baba and Di that why so much time? That day I got all my answers. The words Sakal Jeev Jantu Koti in the logo at the bottom are the actual words that came out of Baba’s mouth when He was telling Soumyaji in her dream in Sep 2017 the importance and impact of MP. The words Global Mass Prayer was another revelation that Baba made me understand that MP is a Global Mass Prayer towards the end of Season 1. Sajal ji and me came to know each other in Jan 2019 and Baba’s another blessing to me is Sa brother Murali Bhaiaya around Aug 2019. Then when these people had so much important role to play then how could the logo be made by Kritiji in July 2017? So all that i learnt is that for every delay there is always a reason and much more beautiful things are waiting for us than we could have ever imagined!
Om Sairam. I am Sai Sajjal. I would like to share one of my experience with Sadhguru Saibaba which is related to the new logo of Mahaparayan. On February 2019 I had a work with Pooja Ji as we were working on the new YouTube channel of Mahaparayan and we used to talk usually. On that day she said that, Mahaparayan’s logo is not decided yet. She asked me whether I know anyone who can design the logo for Mahaparayan. Immediately I replied yes, my brother can do this as he basically does this kind of work (making a logo). Pooja Ji also asked me to check with him whether he can help us in this. So I checked with him and I forwarded this to my brother at the end of March and by the first week of April, he started working on it. He took around one week to make the sketch ready, but unfortunately, it got rejected for some technical reason. Then I checked with one of my cousin sister as she was good at drawing. So, I asked her to make 2 to 3 sketches of Baba’s face so that we can use it as a vector in coral draw (graphics editor software). She made around 3 to 4 sketches, but still, I wasn’t convinced. I felt that something is still missing. I asked another friend and she said that she has a friend who is good at sketching, but for some reason, I couldn’t speak to her. So just like this, I spoke to a few more people but it didn’t work out well and for some or the other reason this work got postponed.
I was feeling very bad as I couldn’t complete Baba’s logo work which was given to me. Then I said to Baba that, “Baba, I can’t do this, Please do not bring this kind of task in front of me, if it’s You Who gave me this work then you must make sure that it gets completed”. Later, I thought that I’ll tell Pooja Ji that I cannot do this and I am unable to give my 100% to it, so can You give this work to someone else, as I already knew that there are few people working on it. But I had a guilt in my heart that, out of so many people, this work was given to me but still I couldn’t make it out. So, after a few days, I forgot about all these things.
But in the month of April, I had a dream where I and Pooja Ji, we both were in a hospital bed. While lying on the bed, we were discussing the Mahaparayan logo about how Baba’s eyes and face, etc should be. Pooja Ji’s bed was on the right-hand side and mine was on the left-hand side and it was next to the wall which was next to my side, just at the height of where we hang the wall clock, there I saw Baba’s original face but it wasn’t clear and it was blur but I could make it out to be Baba’s face and it had movable background with bluish or purplish shimmer as we can see this in GIF’s and animated photos. I was dumbstruck and couldn’t make out what is going on. Then from that photo Baba said, “Kisne Kaha Ki Mere Sketch Me Mera Chehra Banana Hai, Mere Photo Ko Dekho Jo Deewar Par Lagi Hai” which means “Who said that you have to draw My Face in that sketch, look at My original photo which is hanging on the wall”. Then I asked to Baba, “Where should I see, nothing is visible clearly on the wall, it’s all blur and what’s this bluish background, I couldn’t understand anything Baba. So he just said these two sentences.
Then when I woke up, I couldn’t believe this dream and I assumed it to be an illusion of my mind as I was not feeling good for not able to complete the logo work, I also thought that maybe my mind is giving me such kind of messages as I have not completed my work. How is it possible to make a Mahaparayan’s logo which is exclusively for Baba without His Face? Assuming it to be an illusion, I tried to hide this dream incident for a whole day. I didn’t even inform about this to Pooja Ji as I thought that she might think that I am coming out with excuses for not completing my work.
But the next day suddenly Pooja Ji made a call to me as we usually talk to each other regarding the Mahaparayan’s YouTube channel. At the beginning, we just had casual talks but suddenly Pooja Ji said that she had a dream this morning in which she is talking with me but she can’t remember it clearly. Listening to this I got a little nervous and I was thinking that Baba strongly wants me to inform her about my dream. Even now if Pooja Ji thinks that I am giving excuses, still I will tell her about my dream. Then I explained her everything. Even Pooja Ji had the same feeling of mine that how is it possible, should we take Dwarakamai’s Baba’s original photo for logo, then she said that she will check with Hetal Ji because when we use the original photo there might be some technical issues related to copyright and Hetal ji has good knowledge on technical things, so it’s better to discuss with her about it. So this was the last chat with Pooja ji and it was happening in the month of April. After this we never spoke about the logo.
Then yesterday (5th October 2019) suddenly when i saw the new logo in the group, it was exactly the same with bluish and purplish background as i saw in my dream and it was so colourful. In the logo, we don’t have Baba’s face but still we can witness Baba’s glimpse in it. If You take a look at the logo, it has OM, as you can see the upper part of OM it’s like Baba’s turban and the lower part is His chest. So it’s like Baba is visibly invisible. After having a look at this logo i don’t know what happened to me, but automatically tears started rolling down my cheeks. Several times i have read Sai Satcharitra and few other books, it’s mentioned that, whenever your Guru’s Aura is around you, you are filled with emotions of ecstatic, getting goosebumps and you feel like crying. So i was filled with all of these emotions when i saw the logo, even my heart started to beat faster, i couldn’t understand what’s happening. Things which i hide and taking it lightly earlier, now it was practically in front of me. Really, no one can understand His leelas unless or until you experience it, He’s just incredible.
So this was my experience with Baba. Om Sairam.
I, Hetal Patil Rawat, have been blessed to be instrumental in executing Global MahaParayan since its foundation in the year 2016. Sai Sister Pooja came with her idea and we, with the team of Sai Yug Network, together worked towards its execution. With the blessings of our Sai Baba, I was able to come out with the concept of MahaParayan logo which was designed by Sai Sister Kriti. However in the year 2017, before the start of first season, we used picture of our Baba in the logo as we were time bound and could not think of creating fresh element of Baba from the scratch. The second season also went by just like that. After the season 2 was executed, Pooja was given a number with 8 figures by our Baba, the figure indicated the reach of Global MahaParayan, for which we had to design a banner which will be placed in Samadhi Mandir, Shirdi and major hotspots there, from where it is clearly visible and attract devotees to join us. At this point, it became necessary to come out with an original element of our Baba in the logo due to copyrights and uniqueness. The quest then started for finding an artist who can make an original sketch of our Baba and we tried contacting people who can help us. We never thought with our past experience that the task, which was initially a small one, would become a big one and the most challenging.
At first instance, we tried contacting the same artist who made sketch for Sai Yug Network logo. He was super busy and could not take up the task. That was a backdrop where we were in fix, actually it was starting point to a bigger level of amazing Leelas. Later in the month of March 2019with the help of Sai Sister Sajal, we started with the sketch with high hopes of landing into perfect sketch that will complete logo. But the outcome was not satisfactory and we were again back to square one. Two months passed by and again this task was taken up. I discussed our requirements to Murali who had started taking care of digital marketing of blogs Sai Yug Network from the month of April 2019. He promised that he will definitely help me with sketch. With Pooja asking me about logo frequently, I was following up with Murali ji. He used to say he’s onto it as he was also expecting for some indication ftom Baba.
We got first edit on August 1 2019, which couldn’t be used as a logo. Next edit was received on August 24, 2019 (another Leela of Baba related to the picture happened with Murali ji which we have shared on exp blog) but that also could not be used as logo. So again in a fix. The leela was so profound that Murali ji encountered but our quest was still on. Seeing my anxiousness over the matter, since only a month was remaining for the new season of MahaParayan, he gave me a word that he will somehow come out with sketch of Baba for logo and I should not worry about it. He gave me a date September 15 on which he would be coming out with a sketch. The wait was unbearable but we as Sai devotees know how important being patient is! So i did that. That evening he shared a sketch with me and asked what i saw. I said OM and then saw Baba. Wow! What a sight it was. All these years I never related OM with Baba and this came out instantly with just a glance. Now the sketch was shared to Pooja and she liked it as well.
There was a message in official WhatsApp group of SYN where the below picture was shared and i and Murali ji were talking about how gigantic OM is behind our Baba. I agreed with him in the course of talks and simultaneously wondering where that portrait is located. I told him that the portarint is in men’s section of Chavadi. Since he hasn’t gone to Shirdi any day yet, he nodded to what I said. But i wasn’t sure because i can’t go to men’s section in Chavadi and look portrait closely there. The most possibilities are that i had a glance of portrait from outside or with side angle from ladies section. This confusion was cleared by Baba after 2-3 days when same picture of that portrait was shared in group but with wider angle which showed that portrait is of “Parayan Hall”!!!!
Sai Baba was very clever in hinting us by showing the picture of Parayan Hall portrait but never did I realize what He wanted to convey. The sketch was ready and now its digitalization was the next step. I got in touch with our Sai Sister Kriti and requested her to complete logo digitally asap. She said she will definitely do but after working on it initially, she wasn’t able to work on further changes due to her professional commitments and deadlines. She texted me apologizing for not being able to complete the logo and leaving it halfway. I replied as “Not a Problem ” but now there was a problem in front of me. It was my responsibility to complete logo by myself or get it done by someone else. There was no question of finding someone at the 11the hour, so I started working on it thinking it would be easy to re-do logo. But when I started working on it, I found that it was far more difficult and it was beyond the capabilities of my skills. I am not an artist, i can’t do sketching, if that is so i wont be able to do sketching even in designing software and that was the need of the hour. Next day i.e. on October 2, 2019 i decided to work on logo from scratch, not knowing which way I am heading to. I was only determined to complete logo and i was sure that Baba is going to help me.
I started, took hours, completed it and sent only OM-Baba element to Murali ji. He said it seems as hand drawn sketch, need some smooth curves, rest, it looks the same as the original sketch drawn by me! I was happy, satisfied, contented, relaxed, excited, enthusiastic, comfortable to work on suggestions by Murali ji. Adding OM-Baba element i sent logo to Murali ji and Pooja. Thus logo was complete, but more Leelas were to unfold.
Before creating any logo, this is a practice that the concept is created and then logo takes it shape and elements. Our Baba clearly indicated from where the concept for MP Logo has to be taken, I failed to understand that concept of the portrait of Parayan Hall is to be taken and not the picture. Though Pooja had earlier shared how our Baba came into dream of Sai sister Sajal that a picture has to be considered for the logo and no need to create any sketch, I did not think about taking the concept of any picture, instead Pooja and I had long thoughts on which picture has to be taken and how a picture can be incorporated in a logo was again a technical challenge. When this was reminded by Pooja the next day of completing the logo, I was dumbfounded and overwhelmed by how our Baba is making us work in His mission and we are mere puppets in His Hands, the best part is i consider myself lucky that i have been chosen.
With the blessings of Sadhguru Sai Baba, I, Murali Kanna, would like to share how Our Sadhguru considered me in this noble work making the new logo of MahaParayan. In the month of April 2019, i started looking after online promotion of blogs that belong to Sai Yug Network and this way i came to know the team members behind the network. I came to know how blog works are taken care of by a group of sisters and what all challenges they are facing in the process of producing best results on the blog. On June 30, 2019, Hetal Ji requested me to help her out with an artist who can come up with an original sketch of Sadhguru Sai Baba which will be incorporated in MahaParayan Logo. I was very happy that she thought of me for this task and i started looking for someone in my city. In the chain of events that followed, i encountered a very profound Leela of Sai Baba, but nothing helped out on the logo side. It happened two times that i felt that now i am near to the sketch and both the times, i saw the things slipping from my hands.
I had already promised Hetal to help, i took responsibility to come out with my own sketch of Our Baba. That was a challenge and difficult situation as i had to come with a unique concept for logo and i had stopped sketching some 30 years ago when i was a small boy. Initially i came out with a sketch of Baba which i considered as a warm up for me. But i was determined to create something unique. I spent some minutes to think for the concept and something came to my mind after which i instantly started sketching. I started with drawing OM with a Blessing hand and sent to Hetal ji for review. She gave positive comments and asked me to share with Pooja Behana. She also liked and next day she shared how she related Om with Baba and Baba with Om which happened to be her first encounter with Baba and that too 30 years back. I was surprised how the years are exact, her first encounter and my stopping sketching. After i hung up the call with Pooja behana, in the Sai Yug Network Whatsapp group i recieved a message with a picture (attached). In the picture, behind Our Baba there is a gigantic OM almost exactly coincided with the pencil sketch of the new logo i came out with. I considered that as a confirmation from our Baba that he accepted the logo. I immediately shared the picture with Hetal ji and Pooja behana. Later Hetal ji said, that picture is the portrait installed in the northern wall of Parayan Hall in Shirdi.
I took it as Baba’s confirmation on the concept of the logo and it can be taken to the next level of digitalization. The task was assigned to Kriti which was then passed on to Hetal ji by Baba and i was very happy when i saw it the first time. It was very powerful and beautiful at the same time. The same night, i.e. October 2, 2019, while i was again going through picture of portrait of Sai Baba in Parayan Hall, i gathered some information about it from the internet. After Baba’s Maha Samadhi, Baba gave darshan in the dream of Ambaram Lalbhai Kahar of Navasari in the year 1953. The dream had a tremendous effect on Ambaram, the artist. Then Ambaram painted this portrait of Baba that he got from his dream vision. The painting is 6’ by 4’ of Baba sitting on the stone posture. There is also a gigantic Aum behind Baba. Ambaram gifted this painting to the Avatar Meher Baba Centre in Navasari. Before this painting was brought to Shirdi, it was placed for public darshan in Navasari. For two days the devotees performed akahand naam jaap of Baba, and simultaneously they had Bhajans throughout the day and night.
Then after performing puja they brought it to Shirdi in procession and gifted it to the Sansthan, they first proposed to keep this portrait over Baba’s Samadhi in the Samadhi Mandir. But as Baba’s Idol was being sculpted, this portrait was placed in the Chavadi. This portrait is now moved to the New Parayan Hall on the west side.
The artist had a dream about that portrait that happens to be in Parayan Hall of Shirdi and i got a vision to come out with a sketch for Global MahaParayan, how both the incidents are coinciding was a matter of astonishment and gratitude towards Our Baba. The entire journey on coming out with a new logo for Mahaparayan is fully packed with beautiful and profound experiences, and another beautiful thing which i consider the most profound is the way how our beloved Baba blessed me to keep my promise to the two beautiful noble hearts Hetal ji and Pooja Behana thus i felt not just successfully i delivered the work but it is the wish of our Baba that I fulfilled. I strongly believe that Online Mahaparayan is the globally extended big part of Parayan Hall in Shirdi and Our Sadhuguru Sai Baba wanted that way.
Last but not the least, I am taking the privilege to share one more wish of mine that too got fulfilled in this journey of Mahaparayan logo is, by coming out with such a miraculous logo, I gave my wonderful Sister Pooja Garg the return gift for the Rakhi she tied to me and from the bottom of my heart i consider this as the most beautiful and lovely “Raksha Bandhan” happened first time in my life through our Baba. Om Sai Ram.
Sai Ram! I met Pooja Garg Ji at a get together for Navratri Ashtami & while talking she shared that the 2nd announcement is also up for the devotees of MP for the coming season. Later, as I was listening to Pooja’s audio file I realised that MP logo was changed. I saw it & just felt that above the book the ‘Om’ that was written, with Baba’s hand in it, looked somewhat incomplete!
As I was chatting with Pooja I told her that I was finding the logo incomplete, to which Pooja replied that there are some amazing Leela’s behind the finalization of that logo, which they were working on for nearly 2 years now, and the leelas of Baba will be shared on the 8th, that I also heard in the announcement later. Though I didn’t say anything I was still unconvinced about the logo.
After listening to the announcement I opened the logo picture again as to find what was missing or suggest any areas of improvement.
And as I was looking at it carefully a wonderful ‘Sai Miracle’ took place. I saw Baba inside ‘om’ perfectly with the right hand blessing (which is already there in the logo). To be more sure I kept looking & yes it was Baba that I could see. I was overwhelmed! The sight got clearer & earlier I could see only Baba’s head and face, but now I could see Baba fully. It lasted for nearly 4-5secs. Then I blinked & when I reopened my eyes Baba had disappeared!
I was taken aback! I wanted to share this with Pooja immediately. Also wanted to tell her that Baba’s darshan either implied for a picture to be incorporated in the logo or it was a signal to me that the logo is perfect & complete. As soon as I did share what I saw she confirmed to me that Baba has shown that the logo is complete.
Now Baba had cleared my confusion automatically even before I could state to her. Since her 1st response after knowing what happened was that Baba has shown the logo is complete I believed so. I believed that Baba in Pooja’s form cleared the confusion in my mind
When I now see the MP logo it looks completely beautiful rather it looks complete & beautiful to me.
Wishing the MP team more power & may all the glory be to our dear Baba always.
Sai Blessed Devotee!