-- The Story of Grinding Wheat and Its Philosophical
According to the ancient and revered custom, Hemadpant begins
the work, Sai Satcharitra, with various salutations.
First, he makes obeisance to the God Ganesha to remove all
obstacles and make the work a success and says that Shri Sai is
the God Ganesha.
Then, to the Goddess Saraswati to inspire him to write out the
work and says that Shri Sai is one with this Goddess and that He
is Himself singing His own life.
Then, to the Gods; Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar - the Creating,
Preserving and Destroying Deities respectively; and says that
Sainath is one with them and He as the great Teacher, will carry
us across the River of Wordly Existence.
Then, to his tutelary Deity Narayan Adinath who manifested
himself in Konkan - the land reclaimed by Parashurama, (Rama in
the Hindi version) from the sea; and to the Adi (Original)
Purusha of the family.