Worship of Mahaswamiji by elephants
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There are many many miracles of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji can be seen for the sake of loka sangraha and to protect the dharma. Once Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji was sat on a dias out side his house after breakfast. At the same time a big elephant along with a group of around 20 elephants arrived there. As such a number of elephants seen at a time in the village people surprised. Some folowed them. All the way they came to Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and prostrated with lifting their trunks and puting the forehead on the earth. One of the main elephant big and older one lifted Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and put on to its back little nearer to the neck and proceeded. Remaining all have followed. They started to words the jungle.People present there have frightened, they could not understood what to do. Some devotees of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji brought weapons. Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji just made his hand to keep quiet to words them. Many people followed the group of elephants caring.Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji.
As the news riched to the entire village by one to another many people including Shri Diwaakar Dixit and Shri Rajaram Maharaj followed the elephants.
After taking Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji long inside jungle near the river. They put Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji slowly on a big clean black stone. They even put a small stone under the feet to keep the feet. Mean while some elephants brought water in their trunk from the river, some brought flowers, some brought fruits, some brought leaves of good smell. All the elephants surrounded to Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji . The big elephant poured water through trunk, then some put flowers and leaves, some other offered fruits . To the surprise some are providing cold air with the branch of the tree. The elephants made a joyful voice to celabrate the function.
Then all the elephants bowed in front of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji by keeping the fore head on the earth with lifting the trunk . The big elephant then lifted Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and put as usual on its back . When they started to return towords the village the tears from eyes of all the elephants were dropping. All the elephants were walking very slowly as if they do not want to do it. All of them reached to the residance of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji. They slowly put Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji on the dias which was always there for Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji. Once again all of them bowed in front of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and left with tears.
Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji stood up and lovingly put his hands on each elephant. They were tearing through the eyes and unwantedly they all slowly returned towords the jungle. Every body who saw the great Mahapooja of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji also have got tears of love, devotion.