Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sai Baba (Shirdi Sai with OM)




It is stated that Sai Baba was born in a Brahmin family. In infancy Baba was supposed to have been deserted by his parents. Baba says that a fakir found the child and took him to home. After the fakir’s death, the child was taken over by a zamindar of selu who brought up this child in the historical evidence supporting this theory, and Shri Sai Baba himself is not known to have confirmed it. On the contrary, the saint’s own utterances about his origin were pregnant with innuendoes hinting at his supernatural emergence into the world. All that is historically known is that Sai Baba first came to Shirdi when he was an age of 16, and lived there for about 4 years. Then suddenly he disappeared for some time, and after a lapse of 4 years returned to Shirdi round about the year 1859. According to this, Sai born in 1835. After that he resided in the place of his choice for an unbroken period of sixty years until he attained mahasamadhi in 1918.

The Hindus thought him to be an Avatar God "Ram'; the Muslims said he was a Pir sent by Allah to liberate men. He always walked, talked, and laughed with his many devotees. He loved fun, and loved to poke fun at the discrepancies of human nature, but his sallies were always tempered with tenderness.He called himself a fakir and on his lips reverberated constantly the incantation ‘Allah Maalik’, 'Sabaka Maalik ek Hai' . But, Then he called himself a pure Brahmin too, and showed a remarkable proficiency in all yogic practices.

The 15th of October of the year 1918 was a sorrowful and fateful day for the little village of Shirdi. On Tuesday the 15th of October at about 2.30 PM the beloved Master suddenly breathed his last. Sai Baba released his breath and let his head fall gently on the shoulders of a near disciple. The last words that he uttered were that he should be taken to an adjoining wada as he did not feel well in the masjid. But hardly were these words out of his mouth when the Saint of Shirdi passed away. Sai Baba is more alive today to his bhaktas than he was years ago when he lived in Shirdi. If you want to know more about Sai Baba, please go through http://www.saibaba.org/. To know my experience while sketching Sai Baba, please continue reading...

It was really a great and an unforgettable experience sketching Sai baba. I felt myself very lucky since I got a chance to portray a divine soul. People believe that Baba had performed lots of miracles. Even I had to believe when I also realized one. Sai with OM, this idea actually was an instinct from Sai baba only. I would like to share my experience to all my loved ones. I completed his sketch in afternoon. In night, once I closed my eyes, I saw Baba's face, obviously the same what I sketched but it was surrounded with OM. The whole night I could not sleep and was desperately waiting for the dawning. So many thoughts were coming into my mind and I was floating among them. Sometimes I see Shirdi temple, the next moment I see the Neem tree where Baba used to sit for meditation and the other moment I see Dhuni kund. The whole night had gone with open eyes just dreaming all these. The next day had started, I left couch, took the sketch and started implementing the idea given by Baba himself. By God grace and Baba's blessings, it came out really well. This Divine soul's sketch first touched my soul and heart. The next minute I saw, my eyes became wet with full of tears. In fact, I did not realize that when they started coming out? Those tears were not sign of any kind of sadness but actually they were sign of a strange happiness which I never felt before. I would heartily want this sketch did go to each and every devotee's heart where all Baba lives.

Your comments are most welcome on Baba's sketch!

Love to all,

~Atul Ojhal

14 comments:

  1. OH!! my god!! awesome... wonderful... mind blowing...

    What a skecth!! I liked the way it is articulated. May I god bless you.

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  2. Both the sketch and the experience you underwent are really beautiful! Keep it up!

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  3. Great work brother!! May Sai baba bless you with more fresh ideas....keep it up...OM Sai Ram!!...Richa

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  4. Excellent work Atul....keep going!
    -Anitha

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  5. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

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  6. wow......unbelievable!
    I am trying to copy your sketch but..impossible! Om Sai Ram!

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  7. Some things you have shared here about Sai Baba was not even in my knowledge so I would like to thank you first of all to bring it in my knowledge. Another thing the sketch of Sai Baba posted here is truly amazing no matter who has drawn. At last I would say keep sharing talks and tales of Sai Baba. Shradha Saburi!!

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  8. Really very nice experience.....
    once again got faith in baba....
    Om Sai Ram !!!!

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  9. Wow!! Really a very nice picture and ua experience has increased my faith in BABA!!
    OM SHRI SAIRAM!!

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  10. Thanks Mamta for praising Sai Baba's sketch !....Om Sai Ram !!

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  11. Atul you are lucky to have Sai Baba's vision in the dream.
    "AUM" is considered as the primordial sound from which the universe has originated. And Baba has envisioned us through your dream sketch that Baba himself is that "sound" from which everything has originated.
    Thanks for giving us such a wonderful sketch of Sai Baba.
    "Aum Sri SaiRam"!!!

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  12. Thanks for admiration Mahendra Ji. Its all Baba's blessings. Om Sai Ram !!

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