Saturday , 19 August 2017

Sri Shridi Sai Baba – Kakad (Morning) Aarti

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kakada arti

Kakada Aarti is performed to wake up Sri Shirdi Saibaba at 5.00 am to 6.00 am every day.

While performing this Aarti a ghee diya is circulated along with dhoop sticks and generally accompanies by the singing of songs in praise of the Lord.

Aarti performed with a fivefold oil lamp called Panchaarati lamp and it is believed that the lamp acquires the powers of the god and that is the reason to circulate it from deva’s statue and while doing this aarti faces the diety of God and it makes us to look into the windows of our soul with the eyes of God. Here is the Kakada arti of Lord …

Joduniya kar charani thevila Matha

Parisawi vinanti majhi sagurunatha(pandharinatha)

Aso-naso bhav alo tujhiya thaya

Kripa drishti pahe majkade sadgururaya

Akhandit asawe aise watate payi

Sanduni sankoch thav thodasa dei

Tuka manhane deva maji vedi wakudi

Namhe – bhavapash hati apulya todi

Let us Hail! Shri Sachchidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj!

With folded hands, I lay my head at your feet. O Sadgurunatha, please listen to my entreaty:

Forever, I want to remain at your feet, grant me the place without any hesitancy.

Since I desire to be at your feet always, give me shelter, leaving aside all reservations.

Tuka says: In whatever haphazard and worthless way I call you O God, by your name, break my worldly shackles with your own hands

Utha panduranga ata prabhat samayo patala

Vaishnawancha mela garud pari datala

Garud para pasuni mahadwara paryant

Suracharanchi mandi ubhi joduniya hath

Shuka sanakadik narad tumbar bhaktanchyakoti

Trishul damaroo ghewooni ubha girjecha pati

Kaliyugincha bhakta namhe ubha kirtani

Pathimage ubhi dola lawooniya jani

Arise, O Panduranga, it is now dawn. Vishnu’s devotees have gathered in large numbers at Garudpara,

From the Garudpara, right upto the main door, the assembly of the best of the deities stands with folded hands.

In the midst of large gathering are Shuka-Sanaka, Narada-Tumbar; and even Girija’s consort (Shankar) is standing there with trident and damru.

In these times of Kaliyug (The dark and troublesome Age of the present) Namdev is performing the kirtan (Praising the Lord with music and singing) and behind him stands Jani (Servant at Namdev’s house. She was dedicated to Pandurang) meditating on you with intensity.

 Utha utha sri sainath guru charan kamal dawa

Aadhi wyadi bhawatap waruni tara jadviwa

Geli tumha soduniya bhawatama rajani vilaya

Pri hi agyanasi tumachi bhulawi yogmaya

Shakti na amha Yatkinchitahi tijala saraya

Tumhich teetay saruni dawa mukha jan taraaya

Bho sainath maharaj bhawa timirnashak ravi

Agyani amhi kiti tawa varnavi thorawi

Tee warnita bhagale bahuvadani shesh vidhi kavi

Sakurpa howooni mahima tumcha tumhich wadwa wa

Utha Utha ————————(1)

Arise! Arise! Shri Sainarh Guru, show us your lotus feet. Tide over and relieve us of all worldly tensions, physical tribulations, and temporal problems; and, save us all.

Dark worldly night has finished and left you. You are beyond all illusions. Yet the ignorant are deceived by these illusions. We do not have even the slightest of powers to ward off these illusions. You alone can grant salvation to the people by giving darshan (divine vision) of your divine face.

O, Lord Sainath Maharaj, you are the sun that destroys the darkness of ignorance of this world. How ignorant we are! You alone can describe your greatness. Even the great poets and thousand headed Seshnag are exhausted in their attempt to describe it.

Mercifully, therefore, O Lord you alone can describe your greatness.

Bhakt mani sadbhaw dharuni je tumha anusarale

Dhayastawa Te darshan tumche dwari ubhe thele

Dhyanastha tumhas pahuni man amuche dhale

Pari Twa chanamruta Prashayate atur jhale

Ughaduni netra kamaladeenabhandu ramakanta

Pahiba krupa drushti balaka jashi mata

Ranjavi madhurvani Hari tap Sai Natha

Aamhich Apule Kajastawa tuja kashtavito Deva

Sahan Karishil te aikuni ghyawi bhet Krishna Dhawa

Utha Utha Aadhi Wyadi ..(2)

The faithful devotees, who follow you with good intentions and feelings to have your darshan are waiting at your doors. We are filled with contentment to see you in deep meditation, but we are eager to drink from you the nectar of your teachings.

Open you lotus eyes, Lord of the poor and destitute, Lord LaxmiPati and look us at mercifully, as a mother looks at her child. Your enlightened words and sweet voice, remove all our sufferings, O Sainatha.

O, Lord, we trouble you with our own problems. Please bear with us, listen to us, and meet us, is Krishna’s fervent prayer.

Utha Panduranga ata darshan dya sakala

Jhala Arunodaya sarali nidrechi vela

Sant sadhu mani avaghe jhaleti gola

Sada Sheje sukh ata baghu dhya mukh kamala

Rang Mandapi maha dwari jhalise dati

Man utavil roop pahawaya drushti

Rahi rakhumabai tumha yewoodhya daya

Sheje halwooni jage kara devraya

Garud hanumant ubhe pahati waat

Swarginche surwar ghewooni ale bobhat

Jale mukta dwar labh jhala rokada

Vishnu das nama ubha ghewooni kankada

Arise, Pandurang (Viithal, Incarnation of Vishnu, at Pandharpur) now give Darshan (divine vision) to all. It is sunrise, and the time to sleep is past.

The saints, sadhus, sages all have gathered. Now leave the comfort of your bed and show us your lotus face.

A big crowd is gathered in the pandal upto the main gate. Everyone is eager at heart to see your handsome face.

Rahi (Radha surrendered to the incarnation of Saguna avatar of Pandurang), Rakhumabai (Rukmini, consort of Pandurang) have pity on us. Shake the bed a little, so that it wakes up the Lord.

Garud and Hanumant are standing and waiting. The gods and goddesses are singing. And acclaiming your glory.

The doors have opened and we have received the unparalleled reward of your Darshan. Vishnu’s devoted slave Nama is standing with the Kakda (Kindled cloth wicks wrapped around wooden sticks).

harati

Ghewooniya pancharati karoo babansi arti karoo sai si..

Utha utha ho bandhav owalu ha ramadhav

Karuniya Sthira man, Pahu gambhir he dhyana

Saiche hey

Krishna natha datt sai jado chitt tujhepai

Taking the five-wick lamp, I do Baba’s Arati. Sai’s Aarti. I do Baba’s Aarti.

Wake up! Wake up! Oh my brethren. Let us offer Aarti to Rakhmadhava (Consort of Ram i.e. Vishnu). Sai Ramadhava. Let us do Arati to Rakhmadhava.

With concentration, let us see a glimpse of the meditative figure. Let us see a glimpse of Sai’s meditative figure. Krishna-Natha! Datta Sai! Enjoin our minds to your feet. Lord, to your feet enjoin our minds.

Kakad arti karito sainath deva

Chinmaya roop dakhavi ghewooni balak laghu seva

Kam krodh mad matsar atwooni Kankada kela

Vairagyache toop ghalooni me to bhijavila

Sai nath guru bhakti jawaane to me petawila

Tad wruth jaluni guru ne parakash padila

Dwaita tama nasuni milavi tatswaroopi jeewa

Chinmaya roop dhakavi ghewooni balak laghu seva

Bhoo-kechar vyapuni avaghe hrudhkamali rahasi

Tochi datta devu shridi rahuni pawasi

Rahooni yethe anyatrahi too bakta stav dhavasi

Nirasuniya sankata dasa anubhav davisi

Chinmaya roop dakhavi…

Twadhyash dundu bhine sare ambar he kondale

Sagun murti pahanya atur jan shirdi ale

Prashuntwat vachanamrit amuche dehabhan harpale

Soduniya durabhiman manas twat charni wahile

Krupa karuniya sai maule dass padari ghyawa

Chinmaya…

Let me do Kaakad Aarti, in the early morning hours, O Lord Sainath! Show me your pure, intelligent and handsome form, and accept this insignificant service from me, your child.

I have compressed and entwined lust, anger, ego, envy and made them into a wick for the lamp; and soaked it into the ghee (clear butter) of asceticism that I have poured.

I have lit it with the spark of devotion for Sainath Guru(Master).. After burning up the vices, the Guru has shed the light on me. Destroy the darkness of duality and merge me in thy Self.

Pervading the entire universe, you also make your abode in every living being’s heart. You are also the Datta deity, who lives in Shirdi and blesses us. Though you abide at Shirdi, you also race elsewhere for the sake of your devotees. After obliterating every trace of their troubles you give your devotees your experiences. Neither the gods nor human beings can understand your divine play (Leela).

The sky and all the ten-directions of the earth are reverberating with your praises, sung by the devotees, which resound like the beating of the drums. Eager persons have come to Shirdi to behold your godly form. They have become oblivious of their own selves after drinking the nectar-like words of your advice. Leaving aside their pride and their jealousies, they have surrendered at your feet. Have mercy, and keep me, as a slave, close to you, O Mother Sai.

Bhaktichiya poti bodh kankada jyothi

Panch pran jivebhave owaloo arti

Owaloo arti majya pandharinatha majya sainatha

Donhi Kara jodoni charani thevila matha

Kayb mahima varnu ata sangane kiti

Koti brahma hatya mukh pahata jati

Rai rukhumabai ubhaya doghi do bahi

Mayur pich chamare dhallti thaiche thai

Tuka mhane deep ghewooni unmaneet shobha

Vite vari ubha dise lawanya gabha .. Owaloo …

Born of devotion, the light of perception is the lamp for this dawn Aarti. I do Aarti with my entire being, my mind and fervent faith. I do Arati, O my Pandharinatha, O my Sainatha (Vithal or Vithoba) and with folded hands, I lay my head at your feet.

How shall I describe your greatness? Who can extol it? Even the tremendous sin of killing a thousand brahmins is washed away by your mere darshan.

Rahi (Radha, surrendered to the incarnation of Saguna Avatar of Pandurang) and Rakhumabai (Rukmini, consort of Pandurang) are standing on either side, and are fanning the Lord with Chamaras (whisks for flies) of peacock feathers.

Tuka says, with a lamp in his hand and absorbed in divine contemplation: The beautiful image, standing on the brick, has a divine splendour.

Utha sadhu sant sadha apulale heet

Jaeel jaeel ha nardeh mag kaicha bhagwant

Uthoniya pahate baba uba ase vite

Charan tayancha gomate amrut drishti awaloka

Utha utha ho vegsi chala jawooya rawoolasi

Jalatil patakanchya rashi kakad arti dekhiliya

Jage kara rukminivar, dev ahe nijsurant

Vege linlon kara drisht hoel tayasi

Dari wajantri vajati dhol damane garjati

Hote kakad ati majhya sadguru rayanchi

Sihanad shankh bheri anand hoto maha dwari

Keshavraj vetewari nama charan vandito

Wake up, saints and sages. Achieve your own welfare. The human body is perishing every moment. After it is gone we can never achieve realisation.

After waking up in the early morning, Baba is standing on the brick. Behold His lotus feet and His immortal glance.

Wake up! Wake up! Let us go quickly to the Lord’s palace (The Temple). The heaps of sins that we sinners have committed will be burnt, by merely seeing Kaakad Aarti.

Awaken Rukmani’s Lord (Krishna)! The Lord is lost in Himself. We must ward off the evil eye quickly, with lemon and salt, lest he is troubled.

They are playing different instruments. Drums and Shehnai (Indian Clarion) resonate at the entrance. With all this the Kakad-aarti of my beloved, revered Lord is taking place.

The blowing of the conch, is like the roaring of the Lion. There is rejoicing at the main gate. Nama adores the feet of the Lord Keshavraj (Vishnu or Vithal), who is standing on the brick.

Sainath guru majhe aaee

Majla thav dhava payee

Datt raj guru majhe aaee

Majla thav dhava payee

Sri satchidanand sadguru

Sainath maharajki jai

Sainathguru, my mother! Grant me a place at your feet! Dattaraj guru, my mother! Grant me a place at your feet! Shri Sachchidanand (Brahma, the Supreme and All-Sustaining Essence – in other words, Truth, Consciousness, Everlasting Bliss)

Prabhat samayi shubh ravi prabha phankali

Samare guru sada asha samayi tya chhale na kali

Manhoni kar jodoni karu ata guru prarthana

Samarth guru sai nath purvi manovasana……………1

Tama nirsi bhanu ha guru hi nasi adnyanata

Parantu guruchi kari na ravihi kadhi samyata

Punha timir janma ghe gurukrupeni adnyana na

Samarth guru sainath puri manovasana………………2

Ravi pragat hawooni twarita ghalwi alasa

Tasa guruhi sodwi sakal dushkruti lalasa

Haroni abhimani jadwi tatpadi bhavana

Samarth guru sainath purvi manovasana………………3

Gurusi upma dise vidheehari haranchi uni

Kuthoni mag yei tee kavani ya ugi pahooni

Tujjhich upma tula bharvi shobhate sajana

Samarth guru sainath purvi manovasana…………….4

Samadhi utroniya guru chala mashidikade

Twaidya vachnoti tee madhur variti sankade

Ajatripu sadguru akhil pataka bhajana

Samarth guru sainath purvi manovasana……………..5

Aha susamayasi ya guru uthoniya baisale

Vilokuni padashrit tadiy aapade nasile

Asa suhitkari ya jagati konihi anya na

Samarth guru sainath purvi manovasana……………..6

Ase bahut shahana pari na jya guruchi kripa

Na tatswahit tya kale karitase rikamya gapa

Jari gurupada dhari sadrudh bhaktine to mana

Samarth guru sainath purvi manovasana……………..7

Guro vinati mi kari hridaymandiriya basa

Samasta jag he guruswarupachi thaso manasa

Karo satat satkruti matihi de jagatpavana

Samarth guru sainath purvi manovasana……………..8

It is dawn and the auspicious rays of the sun are radiating over the sky. Whosover meditates on the Guru at this time cannot be harmed by the pitfalls of Kaliyug (The dark and troublesome Age of present). Therefore, with folded hands, let us now pray to the Guru. May the Samarth (Powerful) Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

As the sun dispels the darkness, the Guru destroys ignorance. But the sun cannot really be ever compared to the Guru, because darkness gathers again after the sun is set; but, once the Guru blesses, ignorance never re-appears. May the Samarath Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

As soon as the sun rises we shake off our lethargies. Similarly, the Guru removes all evil desires or tendencies and, by vanquishing our egotism, feelings of reverence are inculcated at his feet. May the Samarth (Powerful) Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

If we compare the Guru with Brahma, or Harihar (MahaVishnu or Sadashiv), the Guru is mightier. Then why does this comparison come to my mind as an unwanted visitor? O Guru, your excellence cannot have resemblance to any being other than you. May the Samarth (Powerful) Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

Now, come out of your meditations, O Guru, and come to the mosque, so that your sweet words may destroy the devotees’ difficulties. You are devoid of any enemies. O, revered Guru, you are gentle and yet you are the destroyer of all the evil in the world. May the Samarth (Powerful) Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

Ah! At the auspicious time the Guru is awakened and is sitting up. With a glance at those who are sitting at his feet, he destroys their difficulties. There is not another such well-wisher in this world! May the Samarth (Powerful) Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

However wise a person is if he does not have the Guru’s blessings, he cannot understand what is good for his welfare and can only indulge in mere prattle. If he just firmly holds the Guru’s feet with concentrated devotion. May the Samarth (Powerful) Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

O, Guru, I entreat you to make your abode in the temple of my heart. Stamp upon my mind that the whole world is the image of my Guru. O Lord! Mould me and give me the power and intelligence, so that I always have the desire to do good deeds. May the Samarth (Powerful) Guru Sainath fulfil our desires.

Premeya ashtakasi padhuni guruvara prarthiti je prabhati,

Tyachi chittasee deto akhil

Haruniya bhranti mee nitya shanti

Aise he sainathekathuni

Suchvile jevi ya baalakasi,

Tevi tya krisnapayi namuni

Savinaye arpito ashtakasi………………………………9

“Those who read the above eight verses with love and devotion for the Guru’s morning prayers, I remove from their mind all their misgivings and grant them total peace of mind” – this was told to me, by Sainath, as one tells to his own child. Therefore, I, Krishna bow down to his lotus feet and very humbly dedicate these eight verses to him.

 Sai raham najar karna,

Bachoon ka palan karna

Jana tumne jagat pasara,

Sabahi jooth jamana

Sai raham najar karna

Mai andha hoon banda apaka

Mujase prabhu dikhlana

Sai ram najar karna

Das ganu kahe aab kya bolu,

Thak gayi meri rasana

Sai ram najar karna

Sai, look at us mercifully, and take care of your children.

You know this mundane world, this world full of illusion.

Sai, look at us mercifully, and take care of your children.

I am blind and ignorant devotee of yours, give me God’s vision.

Sai, look at us mercifully, and take care of your children.

Das Ganu says : What shall I say now? My tongue fails me.

Sai, look at us mercifully, and take care of your children.

 Raham najar karo, ab more sai

Tumbin nahi mujhe maa baap bhai – Raham ….

Mai andha hoo banda tumara – Mai andha ….

Mai na janoo allah elahi-Raham najar Karo

Khali jamana maineh gamaya – Khali ….

Sathi akhar ka kiya na koi-Raham najar Karo

Apne mashidka jhadoo ganu hai – Apne ….

Malik hamara, tum baba sai – Raham najar Karo

Look at me mercifully, O my Sai, without you I have no one – no mother, no father, no brother. Look at me mercifully.

I am blind and ignorant devotee of yours , I am blind and ignorant devotee of yours : I know nothing , I know nothing , I know nothing of God or the rites.

I have wasted my whole life, I have wasted my whole life and made no lasting friend, and made no lasting friend, and made no lasting friend for the final journey.

I, Ganu, am the broom of your mosque, I, Ganu, am the broom of your mosque And you, Baba Sai, you are our Lord, And you, Baba Sai, you are our Lord, And you, Baba Sai, you are our Lord.

Tuj kay deoon sawlya mee khaya tari

Mi dubali batik namyachee jaa shree hari

Uchhishta tula dene hi goshta na bari

Tu jagannath, tuj deoon kashire bhakari

Nako anta madiya pahoon sakhiya bhagwanta – shrikanta

Madhyanharatr Ultoni galee hi aata – aan chitta.

Hoiel tujhare kankada ki raulantari

Aantil bhakti naivedyahi nanapari –

O, Sawalya (Krishna, the swarthy one) what shall I give you to eat? O Sadguru, what shall I give you to eat? Shri Hari knows that I am a powerless slave, working for Nama

It is not proper to give you what is left over. You are the Lord of the universe. How can I give you just a Bhakri? (Circular thick flat bread eaten mostly by the rural folk) It is not proper to give you what is left over. You are the Lord of the universe. How can I give you just a Bhakri? (Circular thick flat bread eaten mostly by the rural folk)

Don’t put me to the test oh, my life time companion and friend, God, Shrikanta (Vishnu), bear in mind, it is long past midnight.

Go, your Kakad Arati will start soon in the temple; and, at that time, your devotees will bring different types of Naivedya (Offerings to the Deity usually comprising milk, sugar, sweetmwats, fruits or cooked food etc.).

Sri sadguru baba sai

Tujwanchuni ashray nahi, bhutali

Mi papi patit dheemananda – Mi….

Tarne mala gurunatha, jhadakari

Tu shantishamecha meru, Tu….

Tu bhavarnavinche taru guruvara,

Guruvara majasi pamara, ata udddhvara

Twarit lavlahi, Twarit lavlahi,

Mi budto bhavbhay dohi, uddhvara Sri sadguru….

Without you there is no refuge in this world. Without you there is no refuge in this world.

I am a sinner, disgraced, and ignorant. I am a sinner, disgraced, and ignorant. O, save me, Gurunatha, without delay. O, save me, Sainatha, without delay

O you are the highest mountain of peace and forgiveness. O you are the mountain of peace and forgiveness. You are the boat that ferries us across this mundane existence. You are the boat that ferries us across this mundane existence.

Guruvara, Now give salvation to this sinner. Guruvara, Now give salvation to this sinner. Save me fast, as I am drowning in the deepest waters of worldly anxieties. Save me fast, as I am drowning in the deepest waters of worldly anxieties.

Let us Hail! Shri Sachchidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj!

Aum! King of Kings! King of Yogis! Absolute Brahman! Sainath Maharaj! Let us Hail! Shri Sachchidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj!

“Sri Satchitanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai”

 

 

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