grace of shirdi sai baba , May all who read this be blessed by
" Shree Karveer Nivasini " Shri Mahalakshmi
of Kolhapur and Vishnu
A beautiful dream by grace of Goddess
When i was in Mumbai working as a faculty , i used to go to a small
Lord Ganesha mandhir . In this temple theres a beautiful statue
of Godess Mahalaxmi. She looks so beautiful and divine. We can really
feel her caring eyes on us when we stand in front of her. Ofcourse
Mahalaxmi personaly to me is a goddess of protection . She protects
her devotees with so much of love and care.The fact that Goddess
Mahalaxmi blessing her devotees with wealth, good career and basically
prosperity is because she cares for us.
How to spell Mahalakshmi :
The right way to pronounce mahalakshmi comes by "MahaLAKSHmi"
but i wondered why many use the word "MahaLAXmi" . Though
personally i feel "mahalakshmi" is the right way to call
her, to satisfy the devotees who search net by using term, "Mahalaxmi"
, i wrote "Mahalaxmi" in some places.
Kolhapur Mahalakshmi temple :
Since i am a ardent devotee of shirdi saibaba and goddess Malalaxmi
devi , i desired to have darshan of Mahalaxmi temple in Kolhapur.
Its situated in Maharastra state india , in the banks of river pancha
Story of Goddess Mahalakshmi temple
, Kolhapur :
Goddess Mahalakshmi is truly a goddess of protection which can
be evident from this history behind the Kolhapur Mahalakshmi temple.
Kolhasur, a demon was giving troubles to the people and later killed
by Mahalakshmi to save the people. The demon Kolhasur has a last
wish that thename of the place benamed after him.
Kolhapur is mentioned in Devi Gita, of the Srimad Devi Bhagawatam,
as a great shakti peetha , Place of worship for goddess Shakti.
"Devi spoke:..."O King
of Mountains ! I am now telling something out of My affection to
My Bhaktas. Hear. There is a great place of pilgrimage named Kolhapura
in the southern country. Here the Devi Laksmi always dwells...."
My desire to have prasad of Kolhapur
It was surprising that my first student was from Kolhapur ( he
worked in mumbai , hometown in kolhapur ). The day i met him itself
i told him that i need prasad of Kaolpur mahalakshmi. He agreed
with smile to provide me someday.
I used to visit the Ganesha temple on way to my institute and pray
to the little beautiful Mahalaxmi statue in this temple. As i wrote
before, she really has a pleasing powerful smile and eyes .I used
to bend a lot and some how offer flowers or a lemon fruit to Goddess
Mahalaxmi. In this temple Goddess Mahalaxmi will be in standing
pose and bless her devotees.
Now listen to the dream i had which
inspired me to learn the importance of offering flowers to Goddess
photo or statue everyday in our house :
Got coconut , Kumkum and some Akshadha
prasad from Kolhapur Mahalakshmi :
On july 5th 2008, my student sanjay called me with a smaile and
gave me a cover saying " Aapka Prasad ". It seems his
brother has cometo mumbai from Kolhapur and has got me this great
prasad of Kolhapur Mahalakshmi .
Beautiful dream by grace of Mahalakshmi
I forgot that my student has given mahalakshmi prasad and slept
keeping the bag near me. In the morning aroung 6.30 A.M , i woke
up and remembered that the Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Devi prasad and
coconut are only with me in the bag.
So i took out the prasad bag , there was a coconut , kumkum and
some thing sweet to eat. I had little sweet prasad and slept saying
"i am going to sleep now mahalakshmi
will come in my dream"
I laid down again remembering saibaba and mahalakshmi . I really
din't requested Mahalakshmi to come in dream .At times i ask to
saibaba to come in dream and bless me but when it doesnt happen
i get upset (i write this because devotees who doesnt get dreams
of goddess and sai must not get upset. Its natural to bless different
bhaktas in different ways )
Really friends, I got a dream as below
In the dream ....
"I am coming around a temple. The temple is like a beautiful
garden . Theres a little seperate temple i for Goddess mahalakshmi.
shes beautifully colourfully painted Mahalakshmi Statue. I look
at her with affection and come around the temple. After some time
i saw a man in his 40's expressing the power and sacredness of this
mahalakshmi to group of devotees standing in front of the goddess.
The man was expressing his love for Goddess Mahalakshmi by telling
her greatness so that everyone will be benefitted by showing devotion
to Mahalakshmi devi.
While this man is loudly telling about greatness of Mahalaxmi to
her devotees, i continue to come around the little temple.....after
some time , i stop pradhikshana and stare at the
beautiful face of Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Now, the man takes a Jasmine garland in his hands and beautifully
offers it to the beautiful Mahalakshmi statue.I am watching it standing
in the side, when the man is offering the garland the other devotees
could not see her , since i stand in the side just me and the man
is now able to see Mahalaxmi.
As soon as the garland goes around
the face of MahaLakshmi devi, she lifts her chin and opens her lips
a little bit as if the Goddess is divinly accepting the garland
and giving blessing to me with that beautiful smile..
Oh god, how can i write in words the beautiful natural and very
caring, affectionate smile of my Mahalakshmi. I really loved her
from bottom of my heart and this moment also i bow to Goddess Mahalakshmi
for her kindness in blessing me with her smiling and powerful eyes.
Its shows her love on innocent devotees .
Lesson from the beautiful dream
What i learnt from this beautiful dream friends...
1. God expects our love , pure habits and
helping tendency . If we do our duty with love and always remember
Gods name and form , Goddess will bless us with good friends and
surroundings so that we lead a simple divine life.
2. After many days i continued to get dreams
of lord Ganesha with flowers ....
I realized to spread the message that
its very auspicious to offer flowers to Gods photos and Gods statues
in our house
. Especially if you have Goddess Mahalakshmi
or any Goddess statue or photos in your house, please offer flowers,
atleast a single flower to them regularly. Ofcourse you can also
see shirdi saibaba as Goddess Mahalakshmi and offer him flowers.
During Shirdi Saibabas life time, Sai used
to tell his sweet devotee tarkad affectionately like this
"Hey Bhau, i am none other
than Goddess Lakshmi and while sitting in this dwarakamai i would
never utter a lie "
How beautiful are these words of saibaba
I invite you to read in other website made especially for Goddess
Mahalaxmi devotion and
You can try to do mahalakshmi pooja www.saimahalakshmi.com and
Please offer flowers to Goddess
statues or Goddess Photos in your house :
Its my humble request, please be happy to offer flowers to Goddess
Photos and statues in your house regularly. Almost everyday... Am
sure many will be already doing this "Flowers offering "
to Sai and the God , Goddess they love and hope this experience
of mine inspires you to offer flowers with more happiness and devotion....
Pure devotion !
For many years i wrote the greatness of lighting lamps , today
i feel satisfied that Sai made me sit all night and write the greatness
of offering flowers !
Om Sainathaya Namaha
C.Venkat Raman - 27 : 05 : 2009
Always in the holy feets of shirdi sai baba.
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