November 18, 2005
Sanatan's seeker from Goa, Mrs. Rekha Desai, was once doing seva of Dharmagranth distribution. Sanatan Spiritual Research foundation(SSRF), also commonly known as Sanatan Sanstha, has created a Ganesh idol, which is very sattvik. In order that society should know the essence of Idol worship of sattvik idols and benefits derived by worshipping an idol which is made in accordance with Dharmashastra(as against blasphemous idols of strange shapes and sizes which are seen these days) Sanatan had organised Sattvik Ganesh idol Exhibitions in several places. People were made to take rotations(pradakshina) around the idol, do namaskar and bow down, lay prostate and observe what they felt. A similar exhibition was held at Goa, Gavdongri, Mallikarjun temple. There Mrs. Desai met two women who used to go to Vasco regularly for last 3 years to worship "Jeju"(Yeshu), as guided by a "Brother". Mrs Desai asked the women to do pradakshina slowly around the Ganesh Idol and do "Namaskar" with devotion. They felt very blissful on doing the pradakshina and went to Sanatan's exhibition. On seeing Sanatan's photo of Lord Krishna, one of the women, Mrs. Gaonkar remarked, "I had once seen this same ShriKrishna in my dream, wherein Bhagavan had appeared and I had clutched his feet tightly, begging forgiveness, saying I would never visit Vasco again. Then once I had also seen Shri Hanuman with several maces, and I had promised him too that I would never visit Vasco again. But I go to Vasco, because I like to pray to God and feel good while saying prayers." On this Mrs Rekha said, "Even though you both have strayed away from lord Krishna and Dharma, he has still given you vision in dreams and tried to prevent you from straying away from Dharma. Great indeed are Hindu Deities. What did Yeshu give you inspite of going to Vasco for 3 years and doing prayers regularly?". On this the women requested Mrs. Desai to come to their place regularly for giving discourses on Dharma and Hindu deities like Lord Krishna and Hanuman. Thus a Dharmasatsang was started at Gavdongri!
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