My Taai’s Birthday (Nandai’s Birthday)
Tomorrow is the 12th of August, our Param Poojya Nandai’s Birthday. To Suchitdada and me, She is our Taai our dearest and most loving elder Sister. We all celebrated her 50th Birthday last year in a grand manner.
To describe Nandaai in a single sentence is no mean task, but is achieved quite magnificently through the following words “Aniruddhachi Shakti Nanda Avatarli Jagati“, [Nanda, the all pervading Strength and Power of Aniruddha has manifested herself in this World]. The Essence of her entire Life is literally portrayed quite marvelously through these words. Nandaai, my Taai, is the absolute Embodiment of Bhakti in this world.
What should I present to such a pious soul on her Birthday? What gift will she like? The answer is quite simple actually. To this embodiment of Bhakti, the only gift that I can give is the Resolve to strengthen my Devotion at the feet of my Sadguru. I am convinced that this gift shall appeal to her more than any other gift we can fathom.
Therefore I have decided to chant the Shree Aniruddha Runadnyapak Stotra tomorrow to pay Obeisance to my Sadguru, Shree Aniruddha Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) and offer this as a gift to Nandai tomorrow on her Birthday. All Shraddhavan Bapu Bhaktas intending to offer Nandai a gift tomorrow may also do the same. I am fairly confident that such a gift from us, her children, shall be gleefully accepted by her.