Ganesh Chaturthi according to a Siddha Avadhut

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Our Beloved Bhagwan- a repost from devotee Rohit Behal.

Bhagawan Nityananda: Deviation from Prasad.

It was Ganesh Chaturthi. Late at night all the devotees had gathered around Nityananda and were discussing various topics. Nityananda too was in a talkative mood and shared several experiences.

When one of the devotees reminded him that it was Ganesh Chaturthi, Nityananda shifted the topic to Lord Ganesha. Somebody asked HIM which flower should be used for worshiping different deities? Nityananda suggested “Sonchafa for Devi, Tulsi leaves to Lord Vishnu and Krishna, Durva grass to Lord Ganapati. Lord Ganesha is Chief of all sects. He is God for all. He is God of all virtues. He carries a big stomach because he absorbs devotees’ sin and redeems them.” No sooner had HE described Ganesha when one of the devotees sitting around said “Baba you are our Ganesha as you too have a large stomach. Today is Ganesh Chaturthi and Lord Ganesha gives many sweets to eat. What will you give us?~

It was late, maybe already mid night. #Nityananda laughed and asked him to look for a box under the wooden bench. In the dark the devotee searched and found a large tin. Upon opening it he found it contained all types of sweets that Lord Ganesha liked. It had ladoos, modaka, panchakdai, gud-pove, pedas etc. All were surprised how all the sweets materialized. Nityananda asked the devotees to distribute the Prasad amongst themselves and eat it right there in his presence. There was one advocate among the devotees who, since it was already late, thought he would not eat the sweet and keep it for the following morning. He carefully packed the sweets in an old newspaper and, when the night session was over, he went to his room to retire. He kept the Prasad on the small bench and prepared himself to sleep. He put off the light and sat in siddhasana praying to Nityananda for his grace.

When he opened his eyes he saw two bright lights on the bench where he had kept his share of Prasad. A bit frightened, he put on the light to get shock of his life. On the bench was sitting a tiger cub! Hearing him shouting the other devotees gathered. When he pointed at the place where the cub was sitting, it had disappeared. Next morning when Nityananda was told about this incident Baba laughed and said “You did not eat your share of Prasad so Lord Ganesha sent the cub to eat it.”It is important to follow every instruction of the Sadguru and not deviate.”

Om Namoh Bhagavate Nityananda!!