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N E W S L E T T E R
VOL32, JUNE 2007

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE 

……“The greatest contribution of Sri Sai Nath Maharaj is that he stands like a beacon-light in the tempestuous and darkened ocean of this Kaliyuga, singing to his devotees a soothing melody of loving assurance and keeping His compassionate hands on them. He is saying “When I am with you why do you fear”. To those who are lost in the whirlpool of the worldly sufferings, Sri Sai Baba is assuring that “You can have spiritual progress and even in this evil world full of trials and tribulations you can realise God and emancipate”. Baba further tells us that “for this you do not have to strenuously practise Yoga, Tapa, Dhyana, Hatta Yoga etc., only take my name, meditate on me with or without my form, follow my advices and make me the very basis of your existence with faith and patience, believing that I am always with you”. Baba proved what he said through his own examples. What he means to tell all his devotees can be put in the following language: “You see me in this world in the poor you help; you see me in the kindness you extend to the distressed; you see me when getting rid of debts; you see me when getting rid of hate and anger; you see me when caring for your children; you see me in loving your neighbours; you see me in fulfilling the promises you have made; you see me in getting out of greed and you see me in every religion, every guru and every pure thing around you”. The gist of all that He said in Shri Sai Sacharitra is that while staying in the society one should look at Him and should test the level of his faith and purity with reference to the ideals set by Baba.


In today’s world it is not easy to follow and practice all that has been mentioned hereinbefore. Baba knew that his devotees would fail many a times and, therefore, will feel hopeless and restless. To encourage them what he said can be written thus: “Do not desperate my child. If you take one step towards me I shall take ten steps towards you. It does not matter how many times you fail but try to proceed step by step towards your goal. As I am your mother, I shall, therefore, accept both your virtues and sins, your purities and impurities equally. Therefore, till the last moment of life depend only on me. It may take a few lives but do not be desperate because whatever good act you do, will never go unrewarded”. In order to convince his devotees about the continuity of life cycles of human beings, He spoke about the past lives of many of His devotees (mentioned in Shri Sai Satcharitra) and has promised that in all their lives, He will be responsiblefor their protection and evolution. We do not know whether his devotees li1e Kaka Saheb Dikshit, Shama or others are born and if so where they are, but we believe that in whatever form they are, Sri Sai Baba is taking care of them. Then what is there to fear? When the Sadguru is with us life after life and keeping His promises then why should anyone be desperate, why should anybody feel hopeless and agonized?


In today’s world it is difficult to go through the four stages of life (ashramas) as prescribed as of old by Hinduism. They are Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sanyas. Therefore, Baba had shown the way to His devotees to go through these four stages of life even when staying in the family. Baba held that the institution of family is one of the most difficult Ashrams but even being a family man one can carry on the activities of all the four Ashrams. Upasani Maharaj who was a married person was asked to stay for years in Khandoba Mandir at Shirdi. Kaka Saheb Dikshit whose family was at Bombay was also asked to stay at Shirdi. Similarly, many other devotees came from time to time and stayed at Shirdi and had spiritual evolution and emancipation. It has been experienced that one can evolve out of his miseries, hopelessness, desperation of the domestic and worldly life and evolve spiritually even in this
Kaliyuga, would he follow the simple path prescribed by Baba with faith and patience. The fluttering flag atop the Sri Sai Shirdi Samadhi Mandir at Shirdi announces this eternal truth saying:

Do not fear when I am there”…….

 

FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“Das Ganu was anxious to render even a Sanskrit Upanishad, namely, Isavasya Upanishad, into Marathi. This famous Upanishad consists of only 18 verses. It is full of great thoughts and has been considered by Mahatma Gandhi to be peculiarly important. Mahatma Gandhi said that if the whole of Hindu spiritual literature were gone leaving only this Isa Upanishad, the whole of Hindu dharma could be reconstructed with this alone. Though the Upanishad has received such high encomia, it is a very difficult and tough Upanishad even for separation of sentences and phrases in it, and much more for the interpretation of the same. Different writers have adopted widely different courses. Taking even the very first verse, the punctuation varies. Having so many difficulties in the way of his ambition, Das Ganu Maharaj went to Baba. Baba said, ‘What difficulty is there in this? You had better go, as usual, to Kaka Dixit’s bungalow in Ville Parle. And there that (cooly girl) Malkarni, will give you the meaning’. People would laugh at a great pandit like Das Ganu getting interpretation of an Upanishad from a cooly girl. But all the same Das Ganu went to Kaka’s bungalow. He slept there. When he woke up in the morning, he heard a girl (it must be the Malkarni mentioned by Baba, he thought) singing songs in great joy. She was praising some orange coloured silk sari, wondering at its fineness and the beauty of its borders, and the floral embroidery on it. Then he just peeped to see who the songster was. The songster had no sari. She wore a rag which was not silk, nor orange coloured, had no borders and no embroidery. He pitied the girl and got a friend to give her a sari-a small cheap sari. She wore it just one day, and went about enjoying it. But the very following day, she cast it aside, again wore her tatters and again began to sing joyously the song about the orange coloured sari and its beauty. Then Das Ganu understood the Upanishad. He found out that the girl’s happiness lay not in the external sari which she had ‘thrown away’ (tena tyaktena, which means, that being thrown away) but in herself. And Isavasya Upanishad says the same thing. ‘All this world’, says the first verse, ‘is covered by the Maya of Iswara. So enjoy bliss, not by having the externals, but by rejecting the externals (Tenatyaktena)’. ‘Tena Tyaktena’ might mean being content with what God gives you. The girl was happy as she was contented. Thus Baba taught Isa Upanishad to Ganu through a cooly girl. Baba’s ways of teaching were and are peculiar and different in the case of different individuals.”……

ARTICLE

Living In Truth

(This series of articles attempts to draw the attention of the readers towards the path and the conduct)

Since ancient times mystic India has allured the travellers from all over the world . The metaphysics, Vedantic school, Upanishads and ashrams of sages provided guidance to the seeker on the path while allowing the general milieu to continue their association with institutions built around “arth” (materialism – wealth) . Similar features also present themselves in other civilizations, e.g the Egyptian Civilization. However examples of repressive regime, conflicts in the form of branching of new sects / religion also punctuated the development of the Civilization.

Hinduism, which in fact is a way of life (code of conduct), draws much of it thoughts and metaphysics from Vedas and Upanishads. The most outstanding contribution of this school was the ability to assimilate the thoughts and cultures of distant shores and this is reflected in the existence of large number of Sufi Shrines of Muslim Saints in many parts of the country. Perhaps no other country has such a rich heritage of spiritual, cultural and social integration.

Sufis are a class of mystics. The word “Sufi” has several meanings in Arabic. It means “wool” – the Sufi dervishes often wore a simple woolen cloak – hall mark of simplicity, purity and non attachment on the path of self realization. The Sufi dervishes carried within them the love of God, (also termed as “beloved”, “Saki”, “Friend” etc.) which they shared with other fellow travellers.

The path is often lonely, punctuated with personal trials and tribulations. The guidance of the Spiritual Master (“Murshid”, “Pir”, “Yaar”, “Sheikh” etc.) is very similar to that of the sages/gurus/ Rishis of Indian culture. The love of the “Master”/ “Pir” (guru) transformed the child “Murid”(shishya) into a self realized state which surpassed normal human emotions. Only the Perfect Master could see the spark of divinity and help it blossom. Could there be a more intimate relationship? It is said that when Mulana Rumi met Shems Tarbiz¬ – another Sufi mystic, he lost himself in his Master. The love between the Master and the disciple baffled the then existing social hierarchy and only a few could comprehend it. The Masnavis of Rumi continue to guide. The wives of the Saints were also realized souls as in the case of Sheikh Muinnidin Chisti as also in the case of Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa.

Around the sixth century, Sufism made its presence in India. Sheikh Moinuddin Chisti, disciple of Sheikh Usan Haruni, a great Saint belonging to Chistiyya Silsila (school), arrived in India and ultimately made Ajmer his abode. The spiritual wealth of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti provided succour to both Hindu and Muslim alike who revered the Saint as “Khawaja Garib Nawaz”. Sufi saints underlined the necessity of being “Garib” i.e. a sense of complete detachment from the material world and complete surrender to the God. No wonder, the Saints though bestowed with great spiritual wealth / powers often went without food for days, lived in penury smilingly as a gift of God (Allah) while continuing to remove the diseases, afflictions and maladies of the aggrieved persons.

As Baba says

“Garib rakho par Karib rakho……”
(Quote: Sai Charan Se)

Shri Shirdi Sai often said “Faquiri avval badshahi” – and “Allah Malik”, very similar to Sufi Saints. The principles of spiritual science remain the same till date. Only a faquir – one lost in the contemplation of God (Allah) -can be karib (near) to God. The faquirs often led normal ives, raised families while silently looking within very much similar to Indian saints like Kabir, Raidas etc. Only a person who is “Karib” (near) to God could be a “Faquir”(a completely detached person) or vice versa, while still working in the physical domain. No wonder then, God himself protected His own – a state of complete surrender.

It was not unusual for the Masters to be presented with wealth by the so called existing rich persona of the society. Strange are the ways of the world. A faquir¬ – possessor of immeasurable wealth - was always presented with a measurable token of respect by the rich elements of society indifferent to the fact that wealth of the Master could only be partaken with the blessings / grace of the Master based on ones own endeavour / conduct .

The Sheikh /Master led the pupil on to the path of detachment by example. The Nath yogis of India too follow a similar path. It was not uncommon to see the Rulers of the State paying a visit to the Sheikh to seek divine blessings, which however were not very welcomed by the Sufi Saints for apparent reasons.

The gifts presented to the Sheikh were distributed as alms amongst the poor, used to run “langars”/ provide food to hungry, for social purposes such as building social and spiritual institutions etc,. leaving the Sheikh again in abject poverty by the end of the day. Shri Shirdi Sai also used the dakshina that he received from various persons to renovate the Hanuman Temple, Ganapati temple in Shirdi apart from giving money to the poor.

In Ajmer, the “deg” of Khwaja Garib Nawaz till today feeds the poor. Sheikh Nizamudin Auliya of Delhi too fed the poor from the presents gifted by the rich. Examples of refusal to receive the gifts from the Rulers too abound. While the act of feeding the poor is an act of charity per se, yet the underlying current of complete surrender to the divine's will, cannot be missed.

The feeding of the masses also fulfilled a larger objective of social integration where rich and poor alike received “Prasad / langar" from the home of the Master, The practice of distributing Prasad in temples, Gurudwara etc continue on the same principle.

Shri Shirdi Sai too ran a Kitchen, often taking keen interest in personally buying lentils, spices etc to prepare “Khichdi” himself, to feed the devotees. The khichdi was served by Shri Shirdi Sai himself to the devotees and was partaken with relish in company of Baba. The dakshina that Baba received during the day was used in giving alms, feeding the poor, running the Kitchen etc., leaving nothing at the end of the day. Baba often at times refused gifts / dakshina from people, similar to Sufi Saints.

It is important to understand the significance of refusal by the Master to receive dakshina / gifts from all. The state of realization - the purity of conduct merits acceptance / denial of the gift. Dakshina / Gift is in itself symbolic of the purity of the conduct. It is said that Shri Guru Nanak Dev once refused to partake food from the house of a rich merchant. Instead, he ate the morsel of food (chapati) that a poor farmer had brought for him. On being asked the reason, Shri Guru Nanak Dev squeezed the rotis brought by the rich merchant to find blood oozing out of the same. How could then such food / gift be accepted by a Master.

The Masters always look at the internal state of the followers. Hazrat Baba Tajuddin Auliya (whose mazaar is in Nagpur) was once sitting in his darbar . As was then the norm, people from all strata had come to pay respects to the Baba Tajuddin. Many had come with expensive gifts including costly sweets. Seeing this, a lady who was very poor, could not gather enough strength to request Baba Tajuddin to eat the simple food that she wanted Baba to partake. Instead she kept the food near the jamun tree. During lunchtime Baba Tajuddin asked his attendants to procure the food kept near the tree and partook only that food, while refusing the other costly sweets. The Masters are one - only their persona and external appearance varies. Is it not amazing that people of all creeds and religions seek Baba's blessings.

The disciples of such Saints too follow the conduct of the Master. Sheikh Bakhtiyar Kaki was a disciple of Sheikh Moinuddin Chisti. Though possessor of great spiritual wealth, which he frequently invoked to provide relief to the poor and aggrieved, including rich persons, his family often went without food for days together despite small help from a neighbour’s wife. On continuous lamentations of his wife and on his prayers, the God agreed to provide “roti” (called “Kaki”) daily for his family and ended his travails.

Similarly, Narendra (later called “Shri Vivekananda”) on seeing the pitiable condition of his family members, frantically looked around for steady job to provide succour and income for his family members. He failed in his endeavour and besieged Shri Ramakrishna to intercede on his behalf. Shri Ramakrishna directed Narendra to seek the boon from Ma Kali; every time Narendra went to Ma Kali’s temple he could not ask for material gains but instead sought “wisdom”, “realization” etc. On coming out of the temple and on realizing the physical domain, he sought help from his Master Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa who promised him that his family members would always receive income sufficient to feed and clothe themselves, thus ending Narendra's trials.

ShrShri Shirdi Sai also gave such solemn promise to his devotees as stated in Sai Satcharita. Shri Shirdi Sai stated that his devotees shall always have sufficient income to clothe and feed themselves. What else is required to to follow the path?

On a higher plane, the trial of the disciple was also a trial of the Master. Could Narendra really have asked for material wealth from Ma Kali even after being in contact with the Master Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa? Can One who has seen the Ultimate ask for anything less fine for his disciple and allow his disciple to choose the same? As is said, the path is full of delusions, trappings etc and a Master is needed to reach the goal. The life sketch of Sufi Saints depicts remarkable similarity. Loss of parents at a tender age, personal deprivation, heaping of personal degradations by the so called sane elements of the society and terming them as “Kafir” / “pagal" abound.

An interesting Sufi Story aptly brings this to the fore. A Sufi Saint (also called as “mast”) used to roam naked in the street with children throwing stones at the Saint and elderly people calling him a madman. As per the rule of that land, all mad men were executed. Soon the news reached the King who ordered him to be produced in the Court. In the royal Court, the King asked him whether it was true that he was indeed a mad person. To this the Sufi replied : “People who are wise call me a mad man. I pray to God to increase their wisdom and to increase my madness.” The King at once begged forgiveness and ordered his release.

Shri Shirdi Sai during initial days of his stay in Shirdi was termed as “Pagal” by the local populace. Shri Gajanan Mahraj of Sheogaon lived in near naked condition during his lifetime. Saint Sarmad was termed as “Kafir” by the Moulavis and was sentenced to death during Aurangzeb's regime. It is said that Aurangzeb once requested the Saint Sarmad to cover his nakedness with the blanket. Saint Sarmad unfolded the folds of his blanket for King Aurangzeb to see the blood drenched beheaded faces of his brothers whom he (King) had got murdered, which depicted the nakedness of the misdeeds of Aurangzeb. Unnerved and rattled, Aurangzeb left the presence of Saint Sarmad. Soon, due to persistent intrigue and other factors, Saint Sarmad was termed as “Kafir” (infidel) and executed. As is the wont of Sufi Saints to go along and play with nature, they seldom correct the so called correct prevalent perceptions of the society and accept death.

While on one hand, disbelief in the divine nature of Saints by the wise men of society abounds, yet examples of a selected few reposing utmost faith and surrender in the Godliness of the Saints, is also manifested. A similar situation arose in the life history of Shri Shirdi Sai, Shri Tajuddin Auliya, Shri Gajanan Maharaj , Hazrat Babajaan (of Pune) , Saint Sarmad , Rabia etc.

Hazrat Babajaan of Pune (a Sufi woman saint) was termed as “paagal” by the local populace until her sighting by the Afgani paathans (soldiers) who recognized her as the “persona” whom they had met during their sojourn in Afghanistan .Thereafter, people in Pune realized the greatness of the matriarch. Shri Shirdi Sai in the initial days was recognized as a Saint on his arrival by Mahalsapathy (priest of Khandoba temple), tenderly looked after with motherly affection by Baijabai and other selected few only. Hazrat Tajudin Auliya was recognized as a divine person by Raja Bhonsle of Nagpur who sought his release from the prison where he was kept by British Administration for 16 years. Shri Kashinath of Waki looked at Baba Tajuddin as a Living God and worshipped Him as such.

Saint Rabia of Basra (now Iraq) - a woman Mystic- was sold as a slave girl . While working as a slave girl , she prayed at night to ask for His forgiveness for not praying during the day. One night, her master looked through the window and found a divine halo surrounding Rabia while she was in praying. He realized his folly and set her free, begging her forgiveness and offering her gifts / riches etc. Saint Rabia of Basra declined all the gifts accepting only her release as a means to offer prayers to Him during daytime too. The path followed by the mystical Saints were often turbulent and yet they steadfastly held on to the path seeking HIM.

Saint Rabia said

If I seek You for the fear of Hell, put me in Hell.
If I seek you for love of Heaven, Banish me from Heaven.
Allow me to seek You for Your sake.

Can this path be then easily explained in words and articles? No wonder, then, often Saints provide example by living conduct instead of lengthy discourses and consistently refused to be drawn into discussions / controversies with other religious zealots of the day. Even their silence incurred the wrath of zealots.

 

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POEM

Prayer of Repentance
Given by Meher Baba on 8 November 1952

We repent O God most merciful, for all our sins;
For every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
For every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken;
For every deed done that ought not to have been done.
We repent for every deed and word and thought
Inspired by selfishness;
And for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred.
We repent most specially for every lustful thought,
And every lustful action;
For every lie; for all hypocrisy;
For every promise given, but not fulfilled;
And for all slander and backbiting.
Most specially also, we repent for every action
That has brought ruin to others;
For every word and deed that has given others pain;
And for every wish that pain should befall others.
In your unbounded mercy, we ask you to forgive us, O God,
For all these sins committed by us;
And to forgive us for our constant failures
To think and speak and act according to your will.

By Meher Baba

 

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DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

A great experience of Sai's miracle in our life.

This is the greatest experience I have faced in my life - The Blessing & Miracle of Shirdi Sai, The Great.

My husband and I were going for a walk one early morning around 5 am a few years back and it was pitch dark with very few lights on the street. Suddenly one bike came and two men were on it with face covered and only their eyes could be seen. They got down from the bike and asked for an address. We said we do not know and started walking. They followed us and one guy held a sharpened knife on my throat. He wanted to take my chain. My husband held my hand tight and was about to run. I was in panic and words were not coming out of my mouth. Then suddenly my husband started shouting at the top of his voice 'SAIRAM, SAIRAM, SAIRAM, SAIRAM' They just stood stunned for a fraction of a second. Due to the noise made by my husband, the lights were switched on in one house. The two guys then started the bike and ran away. I was shaking with fear. The inmates of that house took us inside and to our greatest surprise we could see Sai Baba in the front room with the wordings 'WHY FEAR WHEN I AM HERE’ I started crying with joy. They gave us milk and gave Sai's udhi and then we came back home.

Chandrika, Chennai

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

Response to our postings

RVS Mani, Muscat in response to Lalitha Katthula

While reading Mrs Lalitha Katthula's posting, about her son not believing in Baba - if that had been destined by Him, why to bother and pray and make him believe. Despite this one short coming, the letter briefly says that the boy is fine otherwise. Let him not believe in what we believe. But train him; make him understand that he should serve others; that he should look after the needy, and help people who are suffering. Make him contribute to the welfare of the society. He is a youngster. There is lot of life left for him. Who knows? If Baba wants there may come a time, He will make sure the boy reaches Him with his family. Dear Madam, please do not worry and keep insisting that your son must believe. Do not thrust your views on him.

Shilpa B Roy, Mumbai in response to Geeta

I don't know of any formal method of prayer to Sai Baba. Just meditating on His name constantly will make you feel closer to Him. Also, you should get and read 'Sai Satcharita”, which I am sure, will help you immensely. The book is like a bible and gives you the answers to all the problems in life.

I hope and pray that you find solace soon. I realise you must be going through a lot of pain. It is often said that you can't change the world. I suggest you look inward to see what changes you can bring about in your personality that can make you suffer less pain. With this self analysis and Sai's grace, things should fall in place for you.

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READER'S REFLECTION

I would just like to say a big Thank You to the team who puts together this wonderful newsletter so lovingly and with so much devotion to our beloved Sri Shirdi Sai! With much love, light and many blessings

Elisabeth Constantine, England

I am very thankful to the people who are working for the Heritage of Shridi Sai magazine and the Sai E-Zine newsletter. I feel very much peace in reading this magazine and newsletter.

Rajesh, Mumbai

 

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NEWS OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, CANADA

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada holds Satsang on Thursdays and third Sunday of every month at Gur Mandir, 207 Queen’s Plate, Toronto (Etobicoke). For other Details call 416-294-4804 or visit http://www.shirdisainath.org/

THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada is pleased to announce the establishment of it's first Resource Centre in Woodbridge, Toronto. All visits are by appointment only. Shri Sai Satcharita is available in all languages. The Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday between 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Location: Maple Crest Private School - 28 Roytech Rd. Woodbridge, On L4L 8E4 Ph: 905 - 652-6666. For other Details call 416-294-4804 or visit http://www.shirdisainath.org/

 

SHIRDI SAI MANDIR, TORONTO, CANADA

The Shirdi Sai Mandir located at 2721 Markham Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1X 1L5 (Intersection of Markham and Nashdene) is open through out the day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays and in the morning and evenings on all weekdays. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti, Satcharita Reading and Shej Aarti are performed every day. Bhajans and Sai Naam Sankirtan in the evening on Thursday and Saturday. For information regarding the daily schedule, temple activities and events please visit Mandir's website: http://www.theshirdisaimandir.com/ or send an email to info@theshirdisaimandir.com or call 647-444-4724.

 

SHIRDI SAI PARIVAR VANCOUVER

Shirdi Sai parivar in Vancouver holds Satsang on Thursday (6.30-7.30pm)and Sai abhishek and aarti first Sunday of every month at 8571, 118A St, Delta, V4C 6L2. For further details contact (604) 592 4182 or email, say.sai.sai@gmail.com.

SHRI SHIRDI SAI SANSTHAN LOS ANGELES

By the grace of our Shirdi Sai we are happy to announce the inauguration of Shri Shirdi Sai Temple in LA region in the city of Montebello. We need the support of all Sai Devotees. For more information please email krishna@shirdisaila.org

 

SHIRDI SAI CENTER, BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

Location: 897-B E. Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, CA - 94086

Daily timings and activities:

Weekdays:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Abhishekam and Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
11.45 am – 12:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej Arathi at 8:30 pm

Weekends:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
11:00 am – 9:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm, Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej Arathi at 8:30 pm

Every Thursday:
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Shirdi Sai Bhajans

For more information please call 408-705-7904 / 408-564-6704 or send email to saibandhu@yahoo.com or visit our website at http://www.Shirdisaiparivaar.org

 

SHRI SHIRDI SAI SAMAJ MALAYSIA

No.744-1, Tingkat 1, Jln. Sentul Selatan, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is a new Shirdi Baba center in malaysia. We conduct weekly prayers/arathi at the following times:
Friday - 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday - Noon - 2.30pm

Our official centre website is http://saisamaj.blogspot.com
For more information, please email
hyperkinetix@gmail.com

 

PERSATUAN SHIRDI SAI BABA SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

This is to inform all of you that we have a Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Malaysia. Here we have daily prayers and special prayers on thursday mornings 9.00am and bhajans and satsang from 8 pm onwards. Also breakfast, lunch and dinner, cooked by our seva-group is provided to all devotees. other than that first thursday of the month we have talk on spirituality, second thursday on health, third thursday satsang on Sai Satcharitra, fourth thursday talk on general topics, by experts in the respective fields. Lot of charitable activities are conducted by our Centre,like sponsoring immediate services to childrens\' homes, old-folks homes, sick and needy, etc. etc.

If any devotee, from Malaysia or Singapore likes to join our Centre, please contact Mr.SP Kannan at Mobile -012-2739486; usha - 006122392911; Res: 03-33717540. Our Centre address is : Persatuan Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor, No.2574, Jalan Seruling 59, Taman Klang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.Thank you and Sai Ram.

 

SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE SINGAPORE

The dream of having a full fledged exclusive Shirdi Sai Temple in Singapore, will soon come true. Thanks to the efforts of a Sai devotee in making this happen. The Shirdi Sai Baba Centre in Singapore is now live with the 3rd floor function hall, Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman temple, being secured and converted to a full fledged exclusive Shirdi Sai worship centre. The Centre will be devoted to celebrating the life & teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba only. For more information visit our website http://www.saisansthan.com

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND

Bhajans Every Thursday
Venue Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland

7.00 pm - 7.50 pm Sai Bhajans,
7.50 pm - 8.10 pm Pravachan and Sai Ashtotharam
8.10 pm - 8.30 pm Shej Aarthi
8.30 pm - 9.00 pm Prasad distribution.
For more details Contact us Amar Alluri(President) Mobile: (+64) 27 230 5360 Email: President@shirdisaibaba.org.nz or Sai Krishna Tridandapani (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 21 239 7907 Email: Secretary@shirdisaibaba.org.nz

Address: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of NZ, P.O. Box: 16142,
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz


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