FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE
of these workers or disciples directly communicate with the Sadguru in his astral
form. To thousands of people they give direct help towards evolution of their
temporal and spiritual life. But to many more they work as invisible helpers affecting
them through their thought process.
of people get direction in dreams and others get unexpected help and direction,
which logically cannot be explained. Due to their total attachment with the Sadguru
their physical, Astral and mental bodies also gets linked with the physical, Astral
and Mental bodies of the Sadguru. Their mutual bond of love is so strong that
at times unknowingly they start functioning in the same manner as their Sadgurus.
of Sadguru who in Hinduism are known as ‘Ankita Santana’ (i. e. earmarked
children to take the role of the father at a later point of time), when doing
any work under the command of the Guru or for his purpose are endowed with the
required powers and energy to control all living forces including human beings
and material forces around.
are not their original powers but are powers delegated by the Sadguru. Their words
of blessing invoked in the name of the Sadguru can bring-down an out-pouring of
divine blessing from the Sadguru. Some of them are so close to the Sadguru that
even their physical features exhibits the physical features of the Master.
‘Sadguru blesses’ means, he charges the devotee with some amount of
his spiritual power through the medium of speech, touch, look or even thought.
The Body, Mind Astral body of these workers is used by the Sadguru for radiating
his spiritual powers to other less evolved disciple devotees. That is why when
people meet these children or ‘charged men’ of the Sadguru get attracted
towards them and in return receive the divine blessings of the Sadguru through
workers are given specific duties by the Sadguru commensurate with the levels
of their spiritual development and capacity. None of these workers can claim these
powers to be his own even if he can create certain miracles. They cannot demand
such powers from the Sadguru. It is entirely on the mercy of the Sadguru to decide
at what point of time such powers will be endowed on them.
these intermediary workers are not as perfect as the Sadgurus, there are chances
that they might misuse the power, which will have an adverse effect on the lives
of thousands of people coming in their contact. That is why the Sadguru is aware
about what these workers think and do at all moments. Whenever any such worker
or devotee is about to misuse any of his powers, the Sadguru has a way of stopping
it otherwise the amount of harm that can occur to human beings is unimaginable.
Would any of
these workers out of anger curse any one, it is bound to produce adverse effect
just as his blessings in the name of Sadguru can produce beneficial effects. Would
any of these workers misuse his powers, he will have to suffer the results. Some
of them fall from the ladder of evolution and they will have to start again moving
upwards from that point. It may take a few years or lives for him to come back
to the stage of evolution from which he had fallen.
is why the Sadguru empowers only a handful of such devotees who have perfect mental
equilibrium to the extent that even if harmed, they do not react negatively. It
is this level of patience that the Sadguru needs in his disciples before drawing
them closer for his use. Besides the Sadguru there are many other types of Gurus.
They are necessary for different kinds of human requirements.
can be ‘Kulaguru’ (Guru of the family), ‘Siksha Guru’
(teacher imparting formal knowledge) or even a Mantra Guru (a Guru imparting Mantra
to a disciple) and others. But they cannot be called Sadgurus as they cannot give
God realization to the devotees. The Sadguru carries the essence of all other
Gurus. His ultimate function in relation to human beings is to evolve the souls
to the best of their potentiality so that they can realize the over-soul, that
is God the Almighty and get out of the miseries of the cycle of birth and death.
If one realizes the Sadguru, he will realize God and vice-versa, as he is the
unmanifested form of God on this earth. Therefore, the role of the Sadguru is
so magnanimous and universal covering the entire macro and micro dimensions of
the universe that no amount of literature produced by the entire human civilization
through millions of years of efforts can codify even an infinitesimally small
quantity of knowledge about their role.".......
Q & A
is the subtle role played by the Gurus in the spiritual evolution of the disciple?
The subtle power of Guru works in so many ways that it is difficult to understand
it. In short this has different levels and stages for His work process. First
of all the Guru attracts the disciple towards Him. This power of attraction touches
him in the form of a thought wave and he becomes overjoyed with it. This is called
As a result of this, purity starts settling in his heart. Because of this settlement
of purity in his heart he gradually starts coming near to the Guru. This is called
‘Saamipya’. Then as the internal power of Guru slowly enters the form
of the disciple he starts resembling the Guru in his form, gestures, and appearance
etc. This is called ‘Saarupya’ (a form like that of Guru).
the stage of ‘Saushtriya’ comes which means the subtle power of Guru
starts working through the medium of the disciple. In the end when the disciple
is totally absorbed in the Guru, then he doesn’t have his free existence
and the Guru and disciple become one. This is called ‘Saayujya’.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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
Vs Outer Beauty
time immemorial, it has been taught by the wise that one’s mortal body and
appearance only form a veil that covers the real self. Only those who have gone
beyond this veil, know that the real beauty of a being lies in the beauty of the
soul rather than the beauty and glitter of the worldly appearance. Let us have
a glimpse of the teachings of a few scholars in the Sufi order with regard to
Naqsband, a learned man in the Sufi order, went into a market place one morning
and started shouting rather hoarsely. A huge crowd gathered, amazed at such behavior
from a man of his dignity. When the Emir (local ruler) came to know about the
same, he summoned Bahaudin to attend court immediately and explain himself.
such a summon, Bahaudin replied by saying, ‘let all important people of
the state be present when I explain myself’. The Emir, along with others
thought that Bahaudin had gone mad and to enjoy the humor, asked all the important
people around to attend court.
Bahaudin arrived, the Emir asked him to explain the meaning of his rather hoarse
and abstract behavior. Bahaudin replied thus - ‘we know that a man’s
behavior is considered to be the index of his value. This has reached such a stage
with us that a man has to do no more to gain acclaim and approval than to behave
in a certain manner. Conversely, if a man does something abstract, he is regarded
as being objectionable.
the Emir asked about a remedy to the problem cited by Bahaudin, Bahaudin said,
‘Every day, every hour, in every man, there are thoughts and inadequacies,
which if given vent to, could be illustrated by actions, as damaging as my actions
in the market place in the morning. The solution is that inward improvement of
all is necessary. Prevention by custom from showing coarseness and applause for
certain normal behavior is not the solution.’
cite another example, there was a man named Hariri, who earned the reputation
of being a wise man, by behaving in an exemplary manner. A certain merchant while
going abroad for long, chose Hariri to entrust his beautiful slave girl, going
by Hariri’s good reputation. But Hariri gradually developed a passion for
the slave girl and not being able to control the same, asked his Sufi preceptor
for guidance. His preceptor directed Hariri to go to Yousuf, the son of a certain
Hariri reached the place where Yousuf used to live, people tried to dissuade him
from going near Yousuf, as Yousuf had a very bad reputation. But Hariri followed
the advice of his preceptor and reached Yousuf’s home. There, he found Yousuf
with a flask of wine, being served by a young boy. At such a sight, Hariri could
not stop himself from asking, ‘what is the reason for such behavior?’
Yousuf instantly read Hariri’s mind and answered,’ I behave like this
in appearance, because it prevents others from entrusting their beautiful slaves
with me for keeping.’
the above, one can really understand, how misleading is the outer appearance!
Let us delve into yet another very educative incident as follows:
real learned and humble man once asked a pompous, self-advocating preacher, who
believed in logic in everything,
‘What is your view about inner knowledge?’
‘I have no patience with it!’
‘And what else?’
‘It makes me sick’
‘And what else?’
idea is revolting!’
‘How interesting’, said the learned
man, ‘that a logical and trained mind like yours, when asked for a view
on a matter, can only describe, instead, three personal moods!’
signifies how little importance we give to our inner self while living in the
world of appearances and presentations.
the above, one can realize to a great extent, why Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, the supreme
Perfect Master of the age, who had the capacity of granting anything to anybody,
lived like a ‘Fakir’ begging for alms, throughout His life! The supreme
knowledge incarnate appeared as a simple, illiterate man! The king of kings who
could give all the riches to anybody with one fleeting glance of His, lived in
a dilapidated mosque till He left His mortal body!
one delves into the life of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, one would come across many such
instances, where, it is impossible to understand the reason of His actions and
pattern of His lifestyle. Probably, that is why, Shri Sainath granted permission
and guidance to Shri Annasaheb Dabholkar to write the book ‘Shri Sai Satcharitra’.
Shri Sainath looked like a Moslem by appearance and also used to stay in a dilapidated
mosque, yet He was being worshipped in the way of the Hindus through ‘Arti’
of all caste, creed and religion thronged to Shirdi for a ‘darshan’
of Shri Sainath. Out of devotion, many devotees used offer Him ‘dakshina’
(offerings). From some, the same was accepted and yet from others He would not
accept such offerings. At the end of everyday, a considerable amount used to get
accumulated from such offerings; but Baba used to distribute the same among a
few people in need and would beg for His own food the succeeding morning. Thus,
Baba always negated the importance of outer appearances. And he also maintained
a sense of equality (the soul or real truth) in all inequalities (the worldly
the ‘Sai Satcharitra’ many elucidations have been done at great length
about the teachings of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi to the mankind through His life;
yet it can be said that whatever a human being can fathom of Him, is only the
tip of the iceberg.
greatness of Shri Sai is something which devotees are experiencing every second
and every moment in their lives. We feel overwhelmed when He answers our prayers
or rather when He responds to our mere thoughts. There have been many incidents
of Baba pulling His men like sparrows drawn to a thread. I would like to mention
a similar unbelievable experience of ours.
When my husband was posted in Gwalior we visited Shirdi in 2006 during the summer
vacations. During that trip we halted at Devlali, visited Tryambakeshwar and were
at Shirdi on my husband's birthday (May 19). We attended all the aartis by standing
in long queues. Every time during the aarti we were able to enter either the last
hall or the second last and I would silently hope that maybe we could make it
to the first hall during the next darshan.
husband had been getting very disturbed whenever we used to go to meet Satpathyji
at Chattarpur temple in Delhi and during this trip of ours he felt the same kind
of disturbance. We returned to Gwalior and I was a little unhappy as I was unable
to comprehend my husband's state of mind.
Within a month my husband had to go to Devlali to the Artillery School on an official
trip. Since Devlali is just 2 hours journey from Shirdi I requested him to take
us along as I did not want to miss another chance of taking Sai darshan. He jokingly
responded to my request saying that Abhi to hoke aaye ho phirse jaane ke liye
paisa kya tumhara Sai dega? Nevertheless he made bookings for us.
the day of the journey, when we went to the station we were told that our reservation
could not be confirmed. We were being accompanied on the trip by Shyam's commanding
officer and his wife also. Suddenly he got down from the train saying that we
would all travel by road n his car and Shyam need not claim for the TD allowance
as his TD will suffice to go to Devlali and come back. So we hopped into his car
and the first day we halted at Col. Mishra's uncle's place at Indore, had dinner
and rested and he second day we moved for Devlali after breakfast.
were given some packed snacks so we did not have to halt anywhere enroute. That
evening after reaching Devlali Shyam received a phone call from his friend Col.
Prasad who said that he was arranging for us to go to Shirdi the next day along
with his wife and he had already made all necessary arrangements.
We left for Shirdi in a taxi the next day and were taken straight to the PRO's
house where a huge portrait of Baba welcomed us. She offered us tea and snacks
and told us to proceed for Samadhi mandir as the noon aarti was about to begin.
I wanted to buy some flowers for Baba which I always do but she stopped us saying
that we would get late.
we were ushered in front of Sai empty handed. Both of us were right in front of
Sai in the first hall face to face with the Lord Almighty and the arti began.
It was during the arti that both Shyam and I realised that from our house in Gwalior
to the feet of the Lord we were brought without spending a single penny and Shyam's
joking reference "Baba dega kya" was taken in complete seriousness by
our Lord. Both of us stood choked with emotions and tears all through the arti.
After we came
out as we were proceeding towards Dwarkamayee, a security person caught hold of
Shyam and ushered us to another room at the basement of the temple. Both of us
got scared and said ab kya galti ho gayee Deva. But soon we realised that we were
being taken there only to become witness to Sai's collections of one week donations
offered by devotees. Shyam signed in the register and we were given special prasad
for obliging to become the witness.
did the inmates of the room know why Sai had to show us fools, His wealth. Not
only did Sai bring us to His doorstep He also showed us that there is no dearth
of resources with Him if He wants to bless anyone by His darshan. Dear Sai also
ensured that Shyam did not pay for the accommodation where we stayed in Devlali
as the C.O. of that unit insisted that it is against regimental norms to let the
officers pay when they come to their unit.
Col. Mishra who left from Devlali a day before was allowed to pay for his accommodation
in spite of all regimental norms. Since that day we do not feel anxious to visit
Shirdi anymore as we know that when the Master calls He takes care of everything.
When He is taking care every moment of every movement of your life, you have no
choice but to surrender.
Jai Sai Ram, Hamare karmon ke saath tum raho sada taaki hum karmshel banke bhi
Uma Besen, Delhi
experience, articles poems etc.
Who will steer
the sea of worldly turbulence?
Who will lift me
webs of Maya?
No one else but You.
There is no sailor like You.
will stand with me
through pleasure and pain?
There is no friend like
Who will forgive all
my mistakes and shortcomings
and bring forth
There is no one kinder than You.
Who will teach me
right way of life
and bring peace and bliss to my soul?
It is You, my
None else but You.
Who will give me wisdom
in my weak moments
and take away my grief?
None else but You.
the heart is full
With misery and sorrow
Who will hold me?
but You, my Guru.
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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
OF GOD OR MAN - WHICH SHOULD BE GIVEN PRIORITY
In the recent times, the ensuing debate over worshipping the God or Man has gained
momentum in the society. Presently we are witnessing that many followers are resorting
to worshipping their religious mentors in the same capacity as that of God. This
is a very interesting phenomenon which has gathered ground in recent times and
accordingly this debate over this issue is definitely warranted.
Since time immemorial, human beings have resorted to worship for various reasons,
which encompasses personal, professional and societal compulsions and traditions.
Nevertheless, with passage of time and evolution in the intellect, although the
form of worship as also the nature of deity for worship has undergone tremendous
change, yet the aspect of worship has never been in question.
Although all human beings worship one or the other God but the interesting fact
is that, while almost half of the human population believes in the God with Form
(Sakar) the other half considers God as one without any Form (Nirakar).
from this, another interesting fact is that both the believers i.e. believers
of Sakar and Nirakar consider their own theory and philosophy about God to be
superior and try to offer the most convincing argument in favor of their philosophy.
They are not interested in accepting the point of view of other, yet the fact
is that neither of them is entirely wrong or entirely right, but they are just
right in their own perception.
Nevertheless, individualistic perceptions cannot replace truth and the truth is
that although they may not be entirely correct yet they are not entirely wrong
either. How can either of these theories be considered as absolute truth? Truth
is that which has no substitute. However, the presence of two options (Sakar and
Nirakar) raises questions regarding either of the options comprising the truth.
Since the question
under consideration is not about the nature of God but about worship of God or
Man and that too, which one should get priority we turn our attention to the question
In all probability, both the God and Man are of equal importance in terms of worship
and neither of them can claim priority over the other. This is because of the
simple fact that worship is a matter of individual perception and a totally personal
matter based on personal conviction. Any one would resort to any type of worship
if he is convinced that the particular form of worship would be beneficial to
him. Forced worship can neither hold any ground nor provide any satisfaction to
Nevertheless, in the society we see that many people do not subscribe to the idea
of worshipping a man. Firstly it is the belief that this manifestation is the
creation of some omnipotent and omnipresent God and accordingly only He is worthy
of worship. Secondly, it is the ego of man which prevents him from worshipping
another man, because for any one with normal intellect a man is after all a normal
human being and in all probability he can never replace the position granted to
God, who is supposedly the only creator of this universe.
reason for not worshipping man is in the fact that for most of the people, while
this universe is the outer manifestation, the force behind this complete manifestation
is the only God and accordingly they propagate that we all must worship only that
sole power, the only creator.
Nonetheless, one must understand here that, worship is only till such time when
there is some ideal worth worshipping and that particular ideal be it God or any
human being is there only till such time when there is someone who wants to worship.
Moreover, this form of ideal or idol worship is only the initial stage of worship
and has nothing to do with the final form of worship when there is neither any
ideal/idol nor any worshipper. In the final stage, the worshipper merges his consciousness
with that of his ideal/idol and then there are no two but only one and in that
state nothing whatsoever matters.
Nevertheless, in the initial stage there is nothing wrong in worshipping a human
being as an ideal. Moreover, it is better to start worshipping an ideal human
being rather than scratching your brain in search of some presumed invisible God,
whose real identity is still a mystery for the humanity. It is definitely wise
to stick with an ideal who you are aware of and with whom you can connect yourself
instantaneously rather than look for an ideal / God about which you are unaware
and in doubt.
We would conclude this topic with a famous couplet, ‘Guru Govind dou khare,
kakae lagoon paon, balihari Guru apno jo Govind dio milaye’ which means
that God and Teacher are both standing together and I am confused as to who should
I worship first, but then I must worship my teacher first because it is he who
was instrumental in my meeting the God. Moreover, we feel thankful to the teacher
for enabling us realize the God and when it comes to worship, we try to turn only
towards God. Well! isn’t this being selfish and egotistical?
Shyam Besen, Delhi
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your views on Topic of Discussion-
AND PLEASURE ARE LIKE TWINS, ALWAYS ENTWINED
The Road I Tread
shed light in the darkness
You showed me the road to tread,
To put my
gratitude in words
It simply can’t be said
the gravel on my road
Was removed by Your holy grace,
You changed my quivering
To a brisk and steady pace.
road shown long ahead of me
It would be no evening stroll,
But You held
my finger my Father
& Led me on, on to my goal.
sometimes I was shaken
But You made me hold on to my faith,
& So what
was there that could scare me?
No ghost, no ghoul, no wraith.
me You were till the very step
From where I could lead my way,
on I ran to the finish
Where awaiting, my destiny lay.
that this journey is over
I achieved what I wished to fulfill,
could have done it without You,
Your blessings & Your will.
another road lies ahead of me
To be tread upon by my feet,
& At the
end I hope my Father,
It is You I shall meet.
Rishan Dhamija, Age 17 years, Class XII
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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
Call upon Sai in your weakness, He is Strength;
Sai when you are fearful, He is Hope;
Call upon Sai when you are lonely,
He is Love!
"I" is ego "Want" is desire
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.
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.
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'.
feelings about Shirdi Sai in Devotees’ Forum
Congratulations for having completed 8 years of publication of Heritage of Shirdi
Sai Magazine - a wonderful connect between Sai Baba and His devotees! The contribution
of your entire team is really invaluable and commendable in terms of timely publication
and compilation of great articles on Shirdi Sai Baba. As so many years have already
passed by since its first publication, it would be great if all the Messages of
Shri Satpathyji are compiled together and published as a book. This will become
a scripture, a Granth, for Sai devotees.
Kumar Sharma, Punjab
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Shirdi Sai Magazine". This is a unique link between the members of the Shirdi
Sai family spread over the planet. I have been personally enjoying every word
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SHIRDI SAI MANDIR, TORONTO, CANADA
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:
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
SAI PARIVAR VANCOUVER
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHRI SHIRDI SAI
BABA MANDIR EDMONTON
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Edmonton, Located at 3036 - 106 Street. Edmonton, Alberta,
Operating Hours: 6:00 pm
to 7:00 pm. (Monday to Saturday except Thursdays)
Thursday and Sundays: 6:00pm
For Program details visit the website or call: Tel: 1-780-757-3333,
or visit website: www.shirdisaibabaedmonton.com
SHRI SHIRDI SAI
SANSTHAN LOS ANGELES
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 email@example.com
SAI BABA MANDIR OHIO USA
Sawmill Road, Dublin, OH-43016
Daily timings and activities:
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
Temple is open from
AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Sai Bhajans followed
by Mangal Arati and Shej Arati at 9:30 PM.
more information please call at 614-799-8411 or visit http://www.saibaba.cc/.
SHIRDI SAI CENTER,
BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
897-B E. Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, CA - 94086
timings and activities:
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
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
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Shirdi Sai Bhajans
more information please call 408-705-7904 / 408-564-6704 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit our website at http://www.shirdisaiparivaar.org/
NORTH AMERICA SHIRDI
SAI TEMPLE OF ATLANTA
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
SHIRDI SAI BABA TEMPLE, MICHIGAN, USA
Sri Shirdi SaiBaba Temple in greater Detroit 28875 W SEVEN MILE RD, LIVONIA, MI
Daily timings and
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
Hanuman Chalisa 6:30 PM (Tuesday); Lalitha Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Friday); Vishnu
Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Saturday);
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
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
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 email@example.com
or visit our website at http://nessp.org/
SHRI SHIRDI SAI SAMAJ MALAYSIA
Tingkat 1, Jln. Sentul Selatan, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
is a new Shirdi Baba center in malaysia. We conduct weekly prayers/arathi at the
Friday - 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday - Noon - 2.30pm
official centre website is http://saisamaj.blogspot.com/
For more information, please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIRDI SAI BABA SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
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.
SAI TEMPLE SINGAPORE
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
SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN,
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Venue Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill,
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
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,
Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website http://www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz/
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