The Tortoise Tile in Dwarakamai..!!

Sai Satcharitha....

The tortoise tile in Dwarkamai, Shirdi - Tortoise is regarded as one of the God incarnations in Hindu religious philosophy.....

On the floor of the mosque, about two-thirds back from the steps, you will notice a white marble tile with a tortoise carved in relief....  

The tile is said to mark two things : the place where Shyam Sunder used to bow down to Baba, and the original location of the stone on which Baba sat, which was moved when the mosque was extended after Baba’s mahasamadhi.....  

According to Hindu mythology, it is a tortoise which bears the weight of the world on its back..... 
As it is already underfoot, it cannot be defiled by being trodden on, so is an appropriate symbol to use here.... 

Please share this post, so that more people may know the importance of this place and image.....  
The next time any of us would visit Shirdi would surely take notice of what looks like a small and insignificant statue....

Jai Sainath!!!

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