Dehu-Alandi Rasayatra Start –
After the first two Rasayatras of Shirdi and Akkalkot, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu announced the third Rasayatra, which was for Dehu-Alandi. In 1998, Shree Samartha Vidnyan Prabodhini (sister organization of Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation) organized this Rasayatra. Buses for Dehu-Alandi left from Mumbai on 1st September 1998 at 10.00 pm and reached Dehu-Alandi at 5.00 am. the next day. Total number of shraddhavans who participated in the Dehu-Alandi Rasyatra exceeded by four times than the previous ones.
Dehu-Alandi Rasayatra Day 1 –
Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu initially explained the importance of Rasyatra and after that Dnyaneshwari and Sai Saccharit procession was carried out. During the procession “Gyanoba mauli Tukaram” gajar was chanted.The Procession (Dindi) had taken the form of the famous Pandharpur Vari. In the evening, Kalanmruttika was given to all and worship of the Shivling made by Appasaheb Dabholkar (Sadya Pipa) was done. Prior to this a Gajar of Gayatri Jap was hailed aloud. A Satsang Program was held that went on for the whole night.
Dehu-Alandi Rasayatra Day 2-
A glimpse of the Dnyaneshwar Mauli Samadhi, Ajan Vriksha, Habati Baba Samadhi was taken on the second day of Rasayatra. The Institution of Alandi felicitated Bapu. Bapu shared the tales of difficulties and devotion of the four brothers and sister i.e. Nivrutti, Dnyanadev, Sopan and sister Muktabai. In the evening after performing the Amrut Manthan Upasana, all gathered for Gangapujan on the banks of Indrayani river. Indrayani is the Ganga of Alandi. Ganga’s aarti was performed here and after the aarti everyone offered the lighted flame to Indrayani (Ganga).
Dehu-Alandi Rasayatra Day 3-
On the third day Bapu spoke about the devotion of Saint Tukaram and then all the people left for Dehu. Darshan of Tukaram Maharaj’s temple, Vaikunthagaman Tree etc. were taken in Dehu. After experiencing three days full of divine love, all the devotees had become extremely emotional while starting the return journey.