6 A. Circumstances that led to drawing of the picture – Comments
by Pujya Rajendra Shinde (Sanatan’s 6th saint) is the inspiration for this picture
‘My daughter once sent me a beautiful photograph depicting a child holding an umbrella over the Idol of Deity Vitṭhal (Panḍurang) to protect Him from rain. I sent the photograph to Pujya Rajendra Shinde. He asked me, “From where did you get this photograph and what does it signify ?” His question made me introverted and I received the inspiration to draw this picture.
6 B. Concept of the picture
A child is holding the umbrella of devotion over the Idol of Deity Panḍurang (Deity in Pandharpur, Maharashtra) and protecting Him from the torrential rain of corruption
In Dwaparyug, Bhagawan Shrikrushna had held the Govardhan Mountain on His little finger to protect the gops-gopis and cows from the torrential rain caused by the wrath of Deity Indra. In today’s Kaliyug (Present Era of strife), torrential rain in the form of corruption by the Congress Government is falling on the entire Nation and only H.H. Dr Athavale is protecting Deity Vitṭhal (of Pandharpur) with His energy of resolve through the medium of ‘Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad (HVP)’. In this picture, HVP is depicted in the form of a child; the child is holding the umbrella of devotion over the Idol of Deity Panḍurang and protecting Him from the torrential rain of corruption.
I express my gratitude unto the Holy feet of Pujya Rajendra Shinde for asking me the question and at the Holy feet of H.H. Dr Athavale for making me introverted and getting the picture drawn through me.’
– Mrs Uma Ravichandran, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (12.8.2013)