N E W S L E T T E R
VOL108, JULY 2010
 

 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

....."The Sadguru or Perfect Master or Qutab or Adept as he is called differently, is the pivotal point in the administration of the perceptible and the imperceptible universe around us. In fact the word ‘Qutab’, itself means pivot. Many visible and invisible activities stretching to aeons of time are conducted by these Sadgurus or masters working in unison with each other for the evolution of the living and non-living aspects of Universe.

It is difficult to believe that the human civilization on this earth of our’s, progressed exactly on the Darwinian presumptions of evolution. Modern historical research does not have the mechanism to delve into the vital role of these Sadgurus in changing the history of human societies in all its aspects. Some historians have briefly touched upon this subject, but none has really undertaken any serious research with this hypothesis or postulation that behind every temporal ruler there is a spiritual ruler or that all major changes in this world are programmed and got executed by the Sadgurus, directly through the rulers and indirectly through certain unknown methods and spiritual workers.

Therefore, historical research on the visible and invisible roles of the spiritual masters or other spiritual personalities working under the command of the Sadgurus in bringing about fundamental changes on the earth is a need of the day. In rare cases like the effect of Sadguru Ramdas on the Maratha rule of Shivaji in India, one gets a glimpse of the overt influence of a Sadguru on the political, social and moral life of a society.

Similarly the effect and influence of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer and of Nizammuddin Auliya of Delhi on the rulers of that time can be historically established. Even if a scholar has access to all the available historical data on the subject, yet a total comprehension of the role of these Sadgurus will be eluding him unless he has learnt about the secrets of spiritual science under the guidance of a Sadguru.

I have no doubt that behind every major and sudden happening on this earth the causative force emanates from these spiritual leaders. They programme, motivate, organize and precipitate these happenings in order to bring in a new order by changing the old. Changing of societal or world orders can occur only when a mighty spiritual thrust is given by the spiritual masters towards that direction.

If Moses, Christ, Prophet Mohammed or Guru Nanak did not have the spiritual power with them, the changes they brought about and the religious orders they established would not have happened. Behind all such important happenings like wars, peace, change of rulers and forms of government, new discoveries and inventions in all fields of knowledge, particularly in all streams of science, their role can be seen. The unseen hands that write history are the hands of Sadgurus, the divine incarnates of the age. Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi used to say that Allah i.e. God has many officers all over. They are very powerful.

Centuries back, a western philosopher Hegel, had indicated about the movement of what he called ‘world spirit’ or ‘nature forces’ in precipitating major incidents like wars. However, he did not spell-out the mechanism by which and the process through which such changes take place. Hindu spiritual science explains these aspects in detail, which is known to a limited number of individuals in the spiritual path. Such knowledge is imparted by the Sadgurus to some deserving disciples only.

Avatara Mehar Baba of Pune, India authenticates that there are five Sadgurus or Perfect Masters at any point of time on this earth. These Masters carry-on their arduous, and majestic task of evolution of this planet, with the specific emphasis on the human race. Besides the evolution of the human race they are also busy in the evolution of all other living and organic aspects of nature like the plants, animals etc.

It may seem surprising when it is said that each of these Sadgurus or Perfect Masters can know every detail and entire past of any person about whom either they hear, or see, or touch or think. The entire memory of any person in any way coming into contact with them as explained is transferred to them in the flash of a second. Since the memories of related persons and events are in the memory of the man, these also get transferred. ".......


Q & A

We say that we are submitting our good and bad actions to Baba. At times knowing that we are committing a wrong deed we still do so. Why can’t we stop such actions?

Despite all our efforts if we are not able to control our negative thoughts and actions then it could be the effect of cause or our Samskara carried forward from previous lives. What happens spontaneously is predestined. For example, we don’t want accidents to take place. Even then accidents do happen at times without any mistake from our side because the laws of Karma are inevitable.

Our past Samskars or impressions which propel us to precipitate certain actions come from many births and they can only be removed through a protracted period of time. The Sadguru says that, “I have no objections even if you commit mistakes a thousand times because I know that you will commit mistakes as you carry the impressions and seeds of Karma through thousands of births.

But I expect only sincere efforts from your side to evolve in the direction of inner transformation through a process of self analysis and honest actions. Go on trying as I ask you to do. Through this process you will surely evolve.” Sadguru knows that His devotees are bound to commit mistakes. Sadgurus are the incarnations of forgiveness, patience and peace. Therefore, their grace is necessary for evolving out of such a situation through Shraddha and Saburi as prescribed by Shri Shirdi Sai Baba. Through Guru Kripa, we are sure to evolve.

 

BABA MAY I ANSWER book by Shri C. B. Satpathy released on Ram Navami For details see www.heritageofshirdisai.org

If you want to ask any spiritual questions from Shri C. B. Satpathyji, please mail at mayianswer@gmail.com


FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“On the 5th of December 1910, G.S. Khaparde visited Shirdi and found numerous officials, high and low, and masses crowding to the feet of Baba. Baba was teaching people in parables and was able to protect, for instance, police officers, such as a head constable charged with extortion at a court, and to get them acquitted, and was rendering great temporal and spiritual help to all and sundry. By 12th December 1910, he got permission to go away and left Shirdi. It is after that date that the most serious time for G.S. Khaparde began.

The year 1911 was a period of trials for all extremists, as the Government had the support of the moderates for crushing the extremists and G.S. Khaparde being high up in the list of extremists naturally stood in the same perilous position. Any vigorous activity of patriots sufficed to increase the severity of the policy of repression which therefore attained Makshasic dimensions in, all Provinces. Khaparde realised his own danger. Though he had a very lucrative and roaring practice especially on the criminal side, part of his clientele fell.

It was feared that the man who argued as a lawyer today would tomorrow be locked up in jail; at first as an under-trial prisoner and finally to be sent away to the Andamans or some distant prison. His income declined and with it also his health and the spirits of all the members of his family. But he had already known where his Palladium or Sanctuary was.

So, on 6th December 1911, he arrived at Shirdi. Even at his previous visit, Baba had said on 9-12-1910. ‘This is your house. Why should anybody fear when I am here?’ This assurance was again given to Khaparde. But as his funds were low, he and the members of his family who often visited Shirdi, were very anxious that he should go back to Amraoti to resume his practice.

However clever he might be as a lawyer, he himself could not say when the Government might pounce upon him and send him to prison. But there was one person in the world who could say it, who had that knowledge and who could exercise his powers to snuff out all danger from him completely. G.S. Khaparde had ample proof that Baba had knowledge of everything that was happening everywhere and could control the minds of everyone and control objects also including the elements. So, he like others felt perfectly safe in Baba’s immediate presence.

Whenever he got letters or telegrams at Shirdi offering cases, the desire was strong to get back to Amraoti. So, his sons and relations and clients came to take him away. Shama on his behalf frequently asked Baba whether he could get back. Sometimes Baba seemed to encourage him by giving affirmative answers. But Baba would soon recall them and say, ‘Go tomorrow’, which was Baba’s way of saying, do not go.

Baba wished to make perfectly certain that Khaparde would not be prosecuted. ‘My eye of vigilant supervision is ever on those who love Me’, said Baba and he was perpetually watching the minds of the Governor and the Home Member of the Central Provinces government and else where; and he revealed to Mrs. Khaparde what he did and how he watched. It is quite evident that the Government Members were considering the prosecution of Khaparde for sedition in respect of many of his speeches.

There would be no difficulty in finding matter for prosecution under 124-A, of the Indian Penal Code, in the speeches of Khaparde or any other patriotic extremist, for anything and everything may be easily twisted and brought under 124-A. But the Government was noting that the sensation created in the public mind by the trial of Lokamanya was itself a powerful impetus to the demand for Indian Independence and, therefore, if possible, they should avoid sensational trials.

In the case of Khaparde, who came to Baba on 6th December 1911 and stayed on at Shirdi with Baba for 3 months or more, refusing to accept cases in various courts, rumors got abroad that Khaparde had got crazy and had been fascinated by a crazy fakir at Shirdi, and therefore, had refused offer of cases and given up practice, politics, society and every¬thing else, preferring the company of a fakir. Such rumors must have reached the ears of the Government Members or made to reach their ears by Baba, and Baba must have made them think: Let sleeping dogs lie.

That is, the foreign government had more advantage to gain by not ordering more prosecutions of leaders which would keep up political excitement in the country. It is this decision among high places which was obviously denoted by Baba’s words. It is noted in Khaparde's diary dated the 29th December 1911 as follows,

He, Sai Baba told my wife that the Governor came with a lance, than Sain Maharaj had a tussle with him and drove him out; and that he finally conciliated the Governor. G .S. Khaparde adds,

The language is highly figurative and therefore difficult to interpret.

Being too close to the trees, he could not see the forest. At this distance of time, there is no difficulty whatever to interpret the above words. Sai Baba had given him abhayam saying, ‘Why fear when I am here?’ and he was carrying out his duty of protection. That protection involved the prolonged stay of Khaparde at Shirdi, but with his extremely aggressive worldly attachment, the confinement within Shirdi was obviously irksome to the impatient spirit of Khaparde.”……........

 


 

ARTICLE

VOICE WITHOUT FORM

“My name shouldn’t be made prominent anywhere. They (the western world) call me the ‘Cyclonic Hindu’ of India. But remember, I am only a Voice without a Form.”

“My Master never studied Bhagvad Gita or other scripture. He did not preach or explain anything. He left all those to us.”

Such were the words of a Disciple about his Master and the Master’s works executed by him. The disciple was none other than Swami Vivekananda and the Master Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa.

“A Voice without a Form”; what a terrific explanation of the ideal state of somebody in service of the Master! These words would compel one to exclaim that the ‘Cyclonic Hindu’ was the Perfect Disciple of His Master. Doing the Master’s work with the vigor of a lion, yet not having any hint of pride of identity; the sheer bliss of enjoying the pinnacle of the Master’s Love and Grace and only having the traits like gratitude and selflessness in the heart, was what Swami Vivekananda had personified to perfection.

As we tread through the lives of great saints, we come across numerous examples of varied characteristics of people surrounding the Masters. For all, the Master is their own, in their own way and for the fulfillment of their own requirements. But, for the Master, all the people coming to Him are only ‘Atman’ in illusion of their identity. For the Master, the requirement of all is only one; i.e. to be free from illusion and become aware of the true identity.

The Master knows everything about all and treats all in the way they ought to be treated, depending on the factors best suited to each. Tears swell from the eyes while reading about the numerous occasions on which the Masters undergo so much pain and torture for the devotees. Eventually, the Master does what is best for each of the devotees. The following incident is an apt example of the above:

Once a child in Shirdi suffered from bubonic plague, which was a very dangerous disease of the time. The mother of the child went to Shri Sainath with all faith and devotion and prayed for her child’s health. Shri Sai did not say anything. Suddenly he just lifted his robe (Kafni) and people could see that there were four prominent swellings of bubonic plague on His body. Then Baba said ‘see, how much do I suffer for my devotees’.

On many occasions, as we read through the lives of the great Masters, at times, devotees compare and contrast their perception of the Master with that of the other devotees. Here it is forgotten that though all are same for the Master, the relationship of the devotees with the Master varies due to the reasons best known to the Master. The following story sheds some light on this.

There was a man called Dada with the great Master, Shri Neem Karoli Baba of Nainital, who took care of Baba’s meals everyday. He used to bring food for Baba and waited silently till Baba finished His food. Then he used to wipe clean Baba’s face with the dhoti he wore and quietly left the place with the utensils. One day, a very sophisticated devotee came to see Baba and was sitting in front, when Dada came with Baba’s food. As usual he waited till Baba finished the food, wiped Baba’s face clean with his dhoti and went away with the utensils.

The sophisticated devotee did not like this process of cleaning Baba’s face with the dirty dhoti Dada was wearing. The same day, he took Dada to task and admonished him for his act of cleaning Baba’s face with such a dirty cloth. Dada listened to everything silently and nodded.

The next day, while the sophisticated devotee was sitting in front of Baba, a lady offered milk to Baba. Baba drank the milk and some of the milk spilled over Baba's face. At the very moment, Baba called Dada and asked Dada to clean His face. When Dada showed reluctance, Baba forcibly caught hold of Dada’s dhoti and wiped His face and teeth clean with the same, much to the embarrassment of the sophisticated disciple.

From the above story, it should not be inferred that Neem Karoli Baba liked to clean His face with dirty clothes or He had any special liking for Dada’s dhoti. He was just accepting the pure ‘Bhava’ of Dada. One can understand here that depending on the ‘Karma’ and ‘Bhava’ of the devotees, the Master treats them differently. But for all, the Master has only one mission, i.e. fill the devotees with His unfathomable Love and free them from their illusion of the gross.

Once, Jesus Christ was traveling along with His disciples, when a man came and abused Jesus. The abusive man was so rude in his behavior that one of the disciples could not tolerate this and asked Jesus, why He was not doing anything about it. Jesus just smiled and said, 'what can I do? I have nothing but Love to give."

The Perfect Masters are none else than the perfect personification of Love and Compassion. So, their actions towards a specific devotee would only be the best for the devotee, which would never be apparent with gross observation. Thus, if the devotees compare the Master's behavior towards them, with that towards others, they squarely misjudge the Master and undermine His unfathomable love towards them.

Sometimes, some devotees, again guided by the illusion of gross observation, find imperfection in the Master. At that moment, the same happens with the Master's wish and it is very specific to the specific devotee. Other devotees often start getting confused in their minds after conversing with him. Numerous illustrations can be found from the lives of Great Masters to illustrate this. The following is an apt example.

When the Great Meher Baba was carrying on His mission in India, there was a man who did not believe in Baba and used to spread blasphemy against Baba. His passion for making Baba infamous was of such intensity that he made it a point to go to various places just before Baba was due to visit there and spread his ideas against Baba with utmost intensity.

Long after, when Baba's Center was built in Meherabad, Ahmednagar, Baba got an interesting structure built. On each brick plate of the structure, those people's names were engraved, who had rendered great service to Baba's mission. To the utter surprise of all, among the names engraved, was the name of the blasphemous man. When somebody asked Baba about this, Baba replied that unknowingly he rendered great service to me by making people aware of my existence, wherever I visited. His words made people curious about me. That curiosity made them accept me more easily.

From the above, one can infer that behind every imperfection of the Masters, there remains absolute perfection. So the gross observation of such imperfection by a specific devotee should never affect the faith of others towards the Master, as, it is based on the wish of the Master. Actually, faith is not affected; rather the mind of the devotees is affected. Faith in itself is always pure.

When, after some time, the Master wishes, the confusion from the mind of the devotee is erased and faith again takes over. Then the devotee, realizing her mistake, again comes to the Master and like a mother, a Master can never deny His love to a child irrespective of her behavior.

While being with the Master or rendering some service, the devotee should always make himself 'a Voice without Form'. When that happens, there is no ego and there is no illusion of any sort. Only the Master and His words are prominent for the devotee. There is neither any comparison or contrast, nor any stumbling faith due to the illusion of the gross. Then the ego of the mind gradually vanishes and makes way for unflinching love for the Master. Finally, while being guided by the Master, the devotee gradually loses his identity and identifies himself only with the Master.

Debabrata Satpathy, Delhi


 

DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

I am a single working mother looking after two children settled in Dubai. Like everyone else I was waiting for the new year to begin, thinking it will have a new and nice beginning for me but it was the opposite.

Nothing seemed to go right, be it something small like sending documents to any bigger issue. In other words everything that I did went wrong and due to that my expenses also increased and I was very tense and worried and kept on screaming and shouting at my kids I had no control over my temper and did not do what to do.

One night before sleeping I called out to Sai Baba and asked him why was this happening? Why was everything going wrong? Why cant I control my temper? Please tell me what is it that I am doing wrong and what I should do to correct it. With this fell asleep. That night Sai Baba came in my dream in his usual white dress and said: "READ THE WHOLE BOOK."

When I woke up the next morning, I remembered my dream clearly but was totally confused as to what book I had to read. I asked Sai Baba again and again what book I have to read and this increased my uneasiness. A few days later in the evening my best friend who is now settled in Canada stood at my door. I was shocked to see her for she never said she was coming to Dubai. From Canada she had gone to India to meet her family in Delhi.

Then she went to Shirdi and she gave me a gift that she got me from Shirdi. The gift was 'Sai Satcharitra' along with Udi and a photo of Sai. My joy knew no bounds as then that very moment I realised that Sai Baba had sent me the book that He wanted me to read. On the very first Thursday that came I started reading the Sai Satcharitra and finished it in one week and by that time all my problems got over and my mind was peaceful. My temper is now under control.

I am not losing my senses like I used to. Since then (mid Jan) I have left all my decision making to my Sai and I dont plan or think anything. I leave it to Sai and if it cant be left and I need an answer then I take out chits with Yes and NO in front of Baba's photo and do exactly as is advised in the chit. This and one more experience left me totally besotted with Sai and therefore I thought I should share my experience with all Baba’s devotees.

Barkkha , Dubai


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POEM

Reminiscence

The Rhythm, the Emotion,
The Chanting, the Devotion,
The Ringing and Swinging bells,
The Sound of Drums, the Conches and the Shells,
The Fragrance of the Burning incense,
The Aura and the Diadem,
The Floral Decorations,
The Voices of Salutations,
The People in Prostration,
The Freshness in the Morning Prayer,
The Splash in the river,
The Eastern winds sending Shivers,
The Festivals and the Commotion,
The Entrenched images appears,
As I assimilate the nostalgic notions,

No other way to go,
Whenever I feel the hollow,
It's the path towards my temple, which I follow,
Once I am there everything follows,
There I get a glimpse of His magnificence,
Which acts as an antidote to sorrow,
Where doubts disappear and happiness follows.

Nitesh Shrivastava, Evansville, Indiana, USA

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Sai's Message To The Children

The word “Children” immediately brings to our mind, tiny tots and children below adolescent age. We selectively forget that we, the adults, are also Children of God. What is true for us has then to be true for the small kids too.

Sai’s message is Universal. To attain the goal of “Vasudeva Kudambakam”, meaning the world must be a place for peace lovers belonging to one and the same family. It is said that the birth of a human being is the most prized award; each soul gets in response to its deeds and misdeeds in earlier lives. If that be so, it can not be wasted away in peripheral anxieties and so called worldly pleasures, which are invariably short-lived. We must always be looking for salvation, to avoid re-birth and to be one with Sai forever.

Sai’s guiding principles towards this end are:-

(a) To serve humanity, and to serve with unconditional love.
(b) Partake in sufferings of less privileged and up-lift them in their life.
(c) Always work with dedication and commitment.
(d) Develop patience and “vairagya” to complete any task undertaken.
(e) Never publicize your good deeds.
(f) Never desist from sharing your bounties.
(g) Have unstinted faith in Him – why fear when He is there?
(h) Aspire for everlasting peace and a place next to Him.
(i) Follow His eleven prized Do’s and Don’ts publicized in all Sai Mandirs.

Sai’s message to us, the Children, in nutshell is to serve, serve, serve and serve the humanity ever.

Lt Col (Retd) RVS Mani, Muscat

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Share your views on Topic of Discussion- Worship of God or Worship of Man, which should be given priority

 


CHILDREN'S SECTION

WILL YOU, O LORD, LET GO THE HOLD?

Will You, my Lord, let go the hold?
You will not, You will not,
You will not let go,
However bad I be.

Will You, my Lord, let me waste my years?
You will not, You will not,
You will not let me waste,
However dull I be.

Will You, my Lord, let me run to ruin?
You will not, You will not,
You will not let me run,
However wayward I be.

Will You, my Lord, let me escape Your eye?
You will not, You will not,
You will not let me escape,
However wanton I be.

You cannot but rush to rescue Your own,
You cannot delay for weighing pro and con;
You cannot stay unconcerned when we weep;
You cannot but respond to the prayers of the deprived who are in need.

Ashwathi Ramakrishnan, Kuwait

 

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

Neeraja Nimmagadda, Austin, TX, USA

Be happy with what you have got instead of wanting more all the time! I think that is the primary cause of unhappiness for many. We have to stop wanting and start enjoying what we already have. We need to learn to find happiness within. A simple way to do that is to be thankful.
Call upon Sai in your sorrow, He is Comfort;
Call upon Sai in your weakness, He is Strength;
Call upon Sai when you are fearful, He is Hope;
Call upon Sai when you are lonely, He is Love!
"I" is ego "Want" is desire
Remove ego and desire and you may have....peace.
Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart!


Saurabh Patelectro , Melbourne

The present moment has always been available to spiritual seekers, but as long as you are seeking you are not available to the present moment. "Seeking" implies that you are looking to the future for some answer, or for some achievement, spiritual or otherwise. Everybody is in the seeking mode, seeking to add something.

The other day I read somewhere that we need devotion and faith to get grace and grace is what gives us devotion and faith. How paradoxically nice this is.
Also, a little karma can be worked out through our own efforts; all of it can be worked out only through grace.

Moksha can only be through 'Guru Kripa'.

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READER'S REFLECTION

Ms. Nancy Tan, Sydney Australia

Words cannot describe how Blessed I feel to learn that my experience had been chosen for Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine and I feel so very honoured for it to be posted to me and kept waiting to collect it from the local Post Office. I have many more experiences of different deities, but they are all the same from the one and only source, we call God. Babaji is my visual guide as I see him all the time in my bhajans, meditation and dreams. I feel very blessed!

Amita Singh, Delhi

It is really very enlightening and also very contemporary. I find that it is passing Sai directed information in a very subtle and modern manner which does not make many of us (fence sitters) alienated in a very hard core religious crowd. It is colorful, knowledgeable and also fantastically edited!

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NEWS OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Wembley, England

Location: Union Hall, Union Road, WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX, HA0 4AU

Name of Trust/organization:: SHITAL

Daily timings and activities: Every day timings 8 am to 9 pm
Thursday, 8 am to 10 PM, Preet Bhoj is followed after Shej Aarti at 8.30 pm.

For more information please call +44(0) 208 9022 311 or visit http://www.shirdisai.org.uk/


ONLINE SHIRDI SAI BABA RADIO

With the blessings and grace of Shri Shirdi Sai , the first ever online Shirdi Sai baba radio will be broadcasting,- leela's of Baba thru His bhajans in Hindi, Telugu, Marathi and Gujrati, Sai Mahima , Sai amritwani, Sai mantra ,Sai Satcharitra prayaan ,discourses ,Geeta Gyan , Vishnu Sahasaram and much much more. I will be hosting it from this thursday. I will also be sharing my experiences and experiences of other Sai devotees thru this media.

This is the first ever online radio dedicated to the lotus feet of Shri Shirdi Sai baba. Just by listening to this radio, Sai devotees will feel the bliss of Baba and His leela's around them. You can go to http://debu7366.blogspot.com/ to listen to this radio [ password- omsrisai ]or for knowing the weekly program guide and to post your request, suggestions ,feedback and comments- plz visit http://sairadio.blogspot.com/ . You will also find a lot of important information at this site in the coming weeks.

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, CANADA (TORONTO)

Located at SAI KA MADHUBAN in Unionville - Three Annual Events celebrated: Ram Navami Guru Purrnima, and Vijay Dashami, Monthly Weekly and daily Activities: Abhishek - Akhand Parayan - Bhajan Sandhaya - Aarti - Annadaan..."Prepare a Meal" - Chitra Yatra - Paduka Puja - Palki Pothi & Portrait Procession - Volunteer Sevices - Character and Moral Values. A Youth Program based on Baba's Teachings and Shri Sai Ceremonial Yatra. For event updates visit www.shirdisainath.org

INVOCATION OF BLESSINGS ON AUSPICIOUS THURSDAYS

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada, (Toronto) cordially invite Devotees to attend - volunteer - Receive Baba's Grace and be Immersed in Divine Bliss on the AUSPICIOUS day of THURSDAY 6:30PM at the GUR MANDIR 207 Queen's Plate Drive., Etobicoke (South of Steeles on the East side of Highway 27 on Queen's Plate). Invocation Ceremony of Baba's Divine Blessings will be conducted with Sacred Ashtotra Namavali to the accompaniment of Bhajans, Satcharita Paraayan, Naivedaya Offerings Dhoop Aarti and Mahaprasaad (Preeti Bhoj) Devotees are welcome to bring a dish for Naivedaya Offerings as inspired by Baba. Details at www.shirdisainath.org

SHRI SHIRDI SAI BABA RESOURCE CENTRE IN TORONTO

Maple Crest Private School 28 Roytech Road. Woodbridge, ON L4L 8E4 PHONE - 416-294-4804 (by appointment only). Complementary copy of "Sai Satcharita" (one per family) in all languages is now available, excluding Pothi in Marathi, Indira kher ji's English Version and Hindi Pothi by Kakaria ji,. Reserve your copy today. For pictures - posters - CD's - VCD's- Baba Murtis and other books on Baba visit the Resource Centre. On Line Shopping coming soon at www.shirdisainath.org . HERITAGE OF SHIRDI SAI MAGAZINE is now AVAILABLE IN CANADA: Send your request for subscription. Limited copies only. Email: saileela99@yahoo.com

SHIRDI SAI MANDIR, TORONTO, CANADA

THE SHIRDI SAI MANDIR, TORONTO, CANADA
2721 Markham Road, Unit# 8, Toronto, Ontario, M1X 1L5 (North East corner of Markham Road and Nashdene), Tel:647-444-4724, Email: info@theshirdisaimandir.ca Website:www.theshirdisaimandir.ca

Daily Operating Hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Extended hours on THURSDAY and SATURDAY: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti, Satcharita Reading and Shej Aarti are performed every day.

Bhajans and Sai Naam Sankirtan are offered to Baba on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Various resources such as Satcharitas, Photos, CDs are available.
Please visit our website for information on Mandir activities.

 

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 SAI KUTIR ,9529, 119 A st, Delta ,BC, V4C 6P4. For further details contact (604) 584 9770 and cell is (604) 782 4878 or email, say.sai.sai@gmail.com.

SHRI SHIRDI SAI BABA MANDIR EDMONTON

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Edmonton, Located at 3036 - 106 Street. Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Operating Hours: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. (Monday to Saturday except Thursdays)
Thursday and Sundays: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For Program details visit the website or call: Tel: 1-780-757-3333, Email: shirdisaibabaedmonton@yahoo.ca or visit website: www.shirdisaibabaedmonton.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

 

SRI SAI BABA MANDIR OHIO USA

Location:7674 Sawmill Road, Dublin, OH-43016

Daily timings and activities:

Weekdays:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 9:00 AM Kakad Arati, 12:00 Noon: Madhyan Arati 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: 6:00 PM: Dhoop Arathi, 8:30 PM: Shej Arathi

Weekends:

Temple is open from
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Every Thursday:
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Sai Bhajans followed by Mangal Arati and Shej Arati at 9:30 PM.

For more information please call at 614-799-8411 or visit http://www.saibaba.cc/.

 

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/

NORTH AMERICA SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE OF ATLANTA

Location: 700 James Burgess Road,Suwanee GA 30024, USA

The North America Shirdi Sai Temple is located at 700 James Burgess Road,Suwanee GA 30024.Temple is open all seven days of the week. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti and Shej Aarti are performed every day. Bhajans are sung on all thursday and sunday evenings. For information regarding the daily schedule, temple activities and events please visit Mandir's website: www.templeofpeace.org or call 678-455-7200

 

SRI SHIRDI SAI BABA TEMPLE, MICHIGAN, USA

Location: Sri Shirdi SaiBaba Temple in greater Detroit 28875 W SEVEN MILE RD, LIVONIA, MI 48125, USA

Daily timings and activities:

Kakad Aarti 09:00 AM; Abhishekam 10:00 AM; Archana 10:30 AM; Mid-day Aarti 12:00 PM; Temple Closed 12:30 - 5:30 PM; Dhup Aarti 6:00 PM; Archana & Bhajans 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; Sai Chalisa 8:00 PM; Shej Aarti 8:30 PM

Special:

Hanuman Chalisa 6:30 PM (Tuesday); Lalitha Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Friday); Vishnu Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Saturday);

SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA

We are a community of Shirdi Sai Baba devotees serving the Boston area and beyond in the New England region on the east coast of USA. With His infinite blessings we have started Shirdi Sai temple in a leased hall at the Sadhu Vaswani Center. We are grateful to all the devotees for their kind support which has made this possible.

Location: SADHU VASWANI CENTER - 1827 BRIDGE STREET, DRACUT, MA 01826, USA, Pin-zip: 01826

Name of Trust/organization:: New England Shirdi Sai Parivar

Daily timings and activities:

Thu & Fri (Evening only) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM •7:00 PM - Vishnu Sahastranaam
•7:35 PM - Sai Mahima
•8:00 PM - Dhoop Aarti
Sat & Sun (Evening only) 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM •5:00 PM - Vishnu Sahastranaam
•5:35 PM - Sai Mahima
•6:00 PM - Dhoop Aarti
Sai Baba's Abhishek - Every fourth Sunday of the month from 4:00 - 7:00 PM

For more information please call (978) 528 1985 or send email to maildrop@nessp.org or visit our website at http://nessp.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 mailto: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 Hari Gangisetty (President) Mobile: (+64) 21 629 993 Email: President@shirdisaibaba.org.nz or Bhaskar Reddy Duvvuru (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 21 292 3807 Email: Secretary@shirdisaibaba.org.nz
Address: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of NZ, P.O. Box: 16142,
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website http://www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz/


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