N E W S L E T T E R
VOL111, AUGUST 2010
 

 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

....."Some 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.

Lots 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.

These children 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.

These 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.

The ‘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 them.

These intermediary 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.

Since 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.

That 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.

They 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

What 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 ‘Salokya’.

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).

Then 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’.

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

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FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“Next 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

Inner Vs Outer Beauty

From 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 the above.

Bahaudin 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.

To 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.

When 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.

When 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.’

To 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 pious man.

When 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.’

From the above, one can really understand, how misleading is the outer appearance! Let us delve into yet another very educative incident as follows:

A 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?’
‘The 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!’

This signifies how little importance we give to our inner self while living in the world of appearances and presentations.

From 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!

If 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’ and ‘Prayers’.

Devotees 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 appearances).

In 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.

Debabrata Satpathy, Delhi



 

DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

The 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.

My 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.

On 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.

We 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.

So 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.

Little 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.

However 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 karmheen rahen.

Uma Besen, Delhi


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POEM


Supreme Guide

Who will steer me across
the sea of worldly turbulence?
Who will lift me
From the webs of Maya?
No one else but You.
There is no sailor like You.
Who will stand with me
through pleasure and pain?
There is no friend like You.
Who will forgive all
my mistakes and shortcomings
and bring forth my virtues?
There is no one kinder than You.
Who will teach me
the right way of life
and bring peace and bliss to my soul?
It is You, my gracious Guru,
None else but You.
Who will give me wisdom
And strength in my weak moments
and take away my grief?
None else but You.
When the heart is full
With misery and sorrow
Who will hold me?
None else but You, my Guru.

Pooja, Delhi

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

WORSHIP 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).

Apart 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 under consideration.

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 the worshipper.

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.

Another 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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CHILDREN'S SECTION

The Road I Tread

You shed light in the darkness
You showed me the road to tread,
To put my gratitude in words
It simply can’t be said

As the gravel on my road
Was removed by Your holy grace,
You changed my quivering walk
To a brisk and steady pace.

The 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.

Though 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.

With me You were till the very step
From where I could lead my way,
& Then on I ran to the finish
Where awaiting, my destiny lay.

Now that this journey is over
I achieved what I wished to fulfill,
I never could have done it without You,
Your blessings & Your will.

Yet 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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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

Sanjay Singh, Noida

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.

Prem Kumar Sharma, Punjab

I have no words to appreciate your efforts for promoting the "Heritage of 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 of the magazine. Please keep up your endeavour and Baba shall bless you and your hard work. We, the Readers may also be rewarded with a few droplets of his blessed words.

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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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