Rurka is near Jandiala, where the shrine of Baba Chinta Bhagat Ji and Baba Ammi Chand Ji located. Like Sai Ji, Baba Ami Chand Ji was also a great saint who also came to Bapu Brahma Jogi Ji for his spiritual learning.
Every year, on 26th January, a fair held at Rurka Kalan. Since 1988, Gurdas Maan Ji has been coming regularly to sing. At that time, Gurdas Maan had not fully recovered after the accident; yet he came there for a short time to mark his presence.
Yearly Anniversary Fair Of Baba Ji
Every year two Urs Melas (anniversary fair) held. One in the memory of Baba Murad Shah Ji and the other for Sai Laddi Shah Ji. Gurdas Maan leads these auspicious events by visiting the grave of Baba Murad Shah, and Sai Laddi Shah by offering prayers. He also conducts the Jhanda Rasm, (Flag Ceremony) in which the green flag replaced, which symbolizes Sufism.
Gurdas Mann’s Second Accident
The second accident took place on Jan 20, 2007, near Karnal, and this time, his driver, Ganesh, was driving the car. When the accident happened in Karnal, Sai Ji was getting himself massaged at Nakodar.
The guru always takes on the misfortunes and sufferings of his disciple onto himself.History Of Baba Murad Shah Ji – Part 7
Kala, after see that blue marks on Sai Ji’s body, asked, “Sai Ji, how come, overnight your body has developed these bruises?” Sai Ji said: “I will just tell you. You keep doing the massage”. He then said, “Now switch on the TV.” Kala did so, and the news on the TV was reading, “Gurdas Maan has met with an accident.”
Gurdas Mann Comes To Baba Ji After Accident
Just two days after the accident, Gurdas Ji came to the dera to meet Sai Ji and tried to sit near him. But because being very severely bruised on the knees and legs, he was unable to sit correctly.
And even as Gurdas Ji tried to relax, Sai Ji said to him: “Gurdas, fetch me a glass of water.” Gurdas Ji did so, but again, each time when he tried to sit, Sai Ji had asked him to go and fetch one thing or another.
The onlookers found it all very strange, but Gurdas Ji later told them that by making him get up again and again, Sai Ji, had straightened out all the twisted limbs and sprains of his body.
History Of Baba Murad Shah Ji
When Gurdas Ji finally got up to take leave, Sai Ji said: “Tomorrow is the Rurka Kalan mela; if you wish, go and sing a little – but do go and pay your homage there.
Gurdas Ji recounts that he had gone there with the intention that he will sing only for ten minutes.
But his guru’s blessings transported him into such a trance that despite the hurts and bandages, he sang for over an hour and a half! When Sai Ji became very old, he came to the fair only once or twice, to give darshan to the devotees who thronged to the mela.
Words Of Wisdom By Sai Ji
Once, Sai Ji was climbing the stairs with a very bent back and a sevadar (volunteer) with folded hands requested him to say: “Sai Ji walk a little upright”. Sai Ji answered: “Beta, whatsoever we have gained, we have gained because we bowed down.” In a single sentence, he had said it all!. At every bend, Sai Ji imparted some words of wisdom.
Many came to test this fakir, and each one bowed down before him. On one occasion, a man questioned Sai Ji, asking him, “Baba Ji, what is the ‘MatLab’ (meaning) of love?” Sai Ji said, “where there is ‘Matlab’ (implying motive), there is no love!”
Blessings For Gurdas Mann
Gurdas Maan Ji became the most favorite disciple of Sai Ji. In 2006, Sai Ji took-off his pagri (turban) at the fair and placed it on the head of Gurdas Maan Ji. To give the pagri thus to the mureed (disciple) means that the guru is offering his all to his disciple. It means he is making him his very own for all times to come.
After Sai Laddi Shah Ji left this world, Gurdas Maan now leads the melas (fairs) in memory of Sai Laddi Shah Ji and Baba Murad Shah Ji.History Of Baba Murad Shah Ji – Part 7
Before leaving his body, Sai Ji had dug his place inside the earth. Ordinary people build their houses upwards; it is only a satguru who can take his position inside the earth.
Sai Ji Left His Body
He knew he was to leave, and Sai Ji was heard saying, “Whenever I look, every day, only this comes to the mind – ‘let us go, the remembrance comes, let us go, the remembrance comes.’” Leaving aside the attachments of this world, awaiting the moment to meet the beloved, and yearning to meet his Guru, on Thursday, the first of May 2008, Sai Ji left his body.
His shrine was also made inside Dera Baba Murad Shah. “Mera Likh Le Ghulama Vich Naam” – was Sai ji’s favorite qawwali. Sai Ji always signed his name as ‘Ghulam’ (slave).
Sai ji’s Anniversary
Every year, Sai ji’s anniversary celebrated on 1st-2nd May with great fanfare, where lakhs of devotees reach in large groups to bow down their heads on the holy shrines of Sai Ji and Baba Murad Shah Ji. Everyone brings his Murad, and each one’s Murad fulfilled; each one carries back the blessings of Two Murad Shahs!.
The anniversary of Sai Ji, celebrated every year on May 1-2, with great enthusiasm, where millions of people reach the place.