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India Flag THE HISTORY OF SACRED THALI (PLATE)
 

The story started in the late 19th century.

A Kanbi man who was working in East Africa came home to India for a month to visit relatives. He was staying in Bhuj but thought that he would stay at his sister house for one night in Madhapur.

The brother came back with a little case and when his sister questioned what was in their, he told her that he had brought back home 10,000 Rupees.
 
At that period of time, this was a lot of money and the greed of money was more precious to her now then the relation of her brother. Later that night when the brother was sleeping, the sister gave her husband an axe and told him to kill the brother. The husband said that it was wrong and that he couldn’t do it. With the anger that was building up inside her, she picked up the axe, went into her brothers room and killed
him. In a short time, she understood what she had done and in the front of the house, she dug a hole and buried the murdered brother.

The guilt still stayed with her and somehow had to absolve her sins. She decided with the money that she stole, she would go to Bhuj Mandir and do a Thar for Nar Narayan Dev.

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The sister went to do the Mandir and gave the money to the Brahmchari (Priest) and told him that she wanted to do the Thar. After making the Thar, the Bramchari walked up to Nar Narayan Dev (Nar is the manifestation of Arjun, and Narayan is the manifestation of Shree Krishna) to place the Thar in front of Them. The Thar fell from the plate.  On the next day, the Brahmchari went to give food again, and the same thing happened. Nar Narayan Dev refused to eat from the plate as the Thar was done from blood money. He didn’t understand why this was happening and if the Thar is refused, it meant that there was something wrong and he blamed himself as he made and presented the Thar.

On the 3rd day, Nar Narayan Dev spiritually went to visit Suraj Bai who was the Senior Priestess (Sank Yogi Bai) of Bhuj Mandir at the time.

Nar Narayan Dev told Suraj Bai that They were hungry and that They refused the Thar because it from blood money. Nar Narayan Dev told Suraj Bai that she must visit the Brahmchari and tell him that he was not in fault for why They refused the Thar. They also told her that the sister had killed her brother and the exact location of where he was buried.  Suraj Bai then cooked a rotlo and gave this to Nar Narayan Dev on a Thali to eat.

Nar Narayan Dev was only able to manage to eat only half the rotlo, and after thanking her, They left her house.
 
Kesra Bapa Jesani and Samji Bapa Bhudia were on their way to Bhuj to do Suraj Bai’s Darshan.
She told them that Nar Narayan had visited her and They had just left a few moments ago after eating the rotlo. Suraj Bai then offered this to the two Bapa's as Prashad and she also gave the plate to Samji Bapa

Ever since then, the Thali has remained with the Bhudia Family. Mandir’s from around India have asked for the Thali, but this is part of the Bhudia Family heritage and will always remain in the Family.

Many people who visit Dahisara go to view the Thali and to do their Darsan. The plate is still in good condition and has survived two World Wars and two major earthquakes that were in the vicinity of Kutch.

If you do visit Dahisara, then please do go and see the Thali.

There is also a box that is kept with the Thali but we're unable to track the full history of that. What we do know is that it contained small clothing items of Nar Narayan Dev.

Last year, Swami’s from Bhuj Mandir visited the Thali and the Bhudia family. The reason for their visit was that they’re currently in a middle of a project which includes a Multimedia CD that contains facts about Religious History within the 24 ghams.

This CD will be for sale and you will be able to purchase it from most Mandir’s

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The Sacred Thali and the Box containing Nar Narayan’s small pieces of Clothes.
 
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