This day is a highly special day for those who are blessed and have a Guru in their lives. A Shishya worships His Guru with flowers, washes His holy feet with saffron water and offers Him a nariyal (coconut) and nine clothes. He also offers sweets to Him and some times the Shishya feeds the Guru with His hands. The Guru does not say ‘No’ to the Shishya on this day. The Guru is pleased and blesses him and gives the Shishya the prasad of sweet rice in saffron preparation. This is a normal course confined to the relationship between Guru & Shishya through out India.
Guruji instructed His Shishyas to offer a nariyal (coconut) wrapped with one handkerchief only with the mention of ‘9 clothes’ on it. He deliberately simplified the ritual and directed the Shishyas to write on the handkerchief in words, ‘9 clothes’, instead of actually bringing 9 clothes to Him. On enquiring, He replied authoritatively,
“It is I, who am to accept the offering. I will consider it as 9 clothes”.
What a re-designer of rituals & customs — totally new and authoritative— the un- gauged Super Master.
Hazaron– lakhon Pranaams Hey Gurudev.