Who is Mr. Vadgama?

Mr. Vadgama came to know about Baba through Dr. Gadhia around 20 years ago.  Skeptical at first but followed by many extraordinary experiences with Baba, he later found himself along-side Dr. Gadhia during his programmes.  Both became very close friends and in 2005 Baba during an interview asked Mr. Vadgama to continue with Dr. Gadhia’s work. Naturally shy and reserved, he explained to Baba that he certainly was not the right person and his weak voice and elderly age would not permit him to carry out the ritual.  Then Baba materialised pink vibhuti, placed it in his mouth and declared that he would do the Mantra for him.  Suddenly the first requests for Laksharchanas started with the UK then Africa (Kenya and Uganda) and even South Korea.   Then programmes began in Europe starting in Switzerland, then France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and Italy.  Programmes have also taken place in India including in the birth place of Prema Sai.  All over the Laksharchanas are received with much enthusiasm, great joy and participants experience an overall well-being on the day and even the days that follow.  Also, Baba’s strong presence is experienced by many and vibhuti has sometimes manifested as has been the case recently in France and Italy (see photos on front page).

The Founder of Laksharchana – Dr. Gadhia

Dr.  Gadhia was a big devotee of Swami and author of a wonderful book called “Sai Smaran” where he tells his and many other people’s story with Swami.  He travelled all over the world and shared his experiences and teachings of Swami.  One day during an interview he asked Baba for a mantra which devotees could recite for their spiritual practice and in his honour.  Baba replied that all Mantras were fine and that he had no real reference.  However, Dr. Gadhia insisted in having a Mantra given by Swami.  Finally Swami gave in and told him that the devotees could recite:
OM SRI SATHYA SAI KRISHNAYA NAMAH
This is how the Laksharchana’s began with this Mantra.  When it is said with force, in unison and with devotion by all present, the effects are really powerful.

The Laksharchana Team

Uncle started organising Laksharchanas throughout Europe with Maxime who lives in Belgium.  It started gradually and developed to a few European countries.  Then in 2012 Denise from the UK took over from Maxime and continued to expand Laksharchanas in Europe and Worldwide.  With Swami’s grace by 2014 Laksharchana had spread to most  European countries, USA, Brazil, Russia, North Africa and India.  Also in 2014 the Laksharchana book by Jenny Gaze (Sai Memories & Miracles) was published in English. The book was later translated in Portuguese and Italian and is available in all three languages from Amazon. By the end of 2014 there were many people helping out with Laksharchana including Ragini and other devotees that travelled with Mr. Vadgama on his many trips. In 2015 the Laksharchana documentary was produced and launched by film director Samuel Girardin.  This beautiful work provides an overview of Laksharchana and Sai Baba’s mission.  It can be obtained from http://www.laksharchanadocumentary.com   Then in 2016 Denise and Massimo launched the Global On-Line Laksharchana events which bring together many countries and cities from around the world.  It also allows people from anywhere in the world to attend Laksharchanas on a regular basis.  The Laksharchana Team has grown over the years and now includes volunteers with different skill sets:
 
Denise -  Overall Organiser and Mr Vadgama’s interpreter
Massimo – Technical Guru and Mr Vadgama’s On-Line Mantra companion
Helena – Multi-language Interpreter and On-Line Laksharchana helper.
 

We also have a team of translators in the different countries that do a great job of providing all the communication in multiple languages.  In the countries we have the very important organisers in different cities organising Laksharchanas either through big events or On-Line Laksharchanas at their homes.Tran
 
Everybody since the beginning including Mr Vadgama give their time freely through Seva to make Laksharchana possible. Laksharchana is really one of Baba’s miracles where devotees from around the world work in unison to continually expand the reach of Laksharchana worldwide..

 

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