N E W S L E T T E R
VOL46,DECEMBER 2007
 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

……“God is addressed differently by different groups of people and also personally by individuals through various names. God, the unseen, is thus addressed differently as He does not have a single form. His manifested forms are millions and millions. These forms maybe visible to the human eye or may not be. He has gross forms, subtle forms, energy forms, thought forms, feeling forms. But the ultimate form of God is an unseen form, which no one has seen. All Saints, paths and religions, at their best, have called it a vast, timeless, spaceless, causeless, attributeless ocean of emptiness or a primordial void

Whatever God reveals about Himself through the sense and beyond perceptions to the human beings, is what they understand Him to be. Species other than human beings are not mentally evolved to conceptualize that the movements in the universe and also in them are created by God as their soul-force. The excellence and superiority of the homo-sapiens lies here. Not only do they have the capacity to conceptualise God in myriads of forms but they have also worked through the methods to experience God at different stages of consciousness. Whereas other religions have conceptualized a limited number of these forms of God, Hinduism, being one of the oldest religions on this earth has created thousands of symbols for millions of aspects of the unlimited God. This has not happened in a day or year. It has evolved through the passage of time of thousands of years through the experience of practitioners who have devoted their full lives to the realm of spiritualism.

The universally accepted principle of experiencing God can be explained through the parallelism of a river meeting an ocean or sea. All rivers emanating from different places (locations), meandering through different lands and paths ultimately merge in sea. Thereafter, forever the river is a part of the sea. It merges its total identity in it. When we think of the Bay of Bengal, we do not picturise is it as a combination of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and other similar rivers and thousands of other water channels merging in it. Herein comes the concept of multiplism and dualism leading to Monism (Advaita). Since each of these rivers flows on different soils, through different hills and forests, takes different curves and falls, the attributes of the water it carries cannot be the same - i.e., in content, speed, density, quality and quantity. However, once merged in the sea, all its qualities merge and become one with the attributes of the seawater.

Different religions and paths that people follow are like these different rivers. It is wrong to criticize any of these religions and paths. One is free to practice any path he chooses, but is socially and morally not free to slander other religions or paths.

This is what Shri Sai Nath Maharaj taught his disciples through His own conduct and precepts. Shri Sai Satcharitra amply elaborates on this universalism of Baba in the backdrop of some day-to-day happenings at Shirdi. Following the Master, Sai devotees should, therefore, develop the highest quality of religious tolerance. As Baba used to say all are the children of God and He is the only and ultimate Lord.”…….


FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“Baba helped B. V. Dev to surrender himself more and more and derive Baba's help at every stage, and hence B. V. Dev in his turn became a means of spreading Baba’s glory. Though not quite on the large scale on which Chandorkar did work for Baba, Dev also absorbed Baba’s magnetism through Chandorkar and directly also, and communicated Baba's magnetism to others.

But it is not always easy to make people derive full faith in Baba. A karnam under B. V. Dev, having learnt about Dev’s attachment to a great Satpurusha, called Sai Baba, came to him to get Baba’s help to decide an important question for himself and his family. That karnam had his own Guru who, for his own purposes, wished to get a new image to replace the karnam’s former image and have a grand installation ceremony, and hoped to derive considerable pecuniary profits from the proposed ceremony.

So, while the priest of the karnam was insisting on it, the karnam himself having some doubts came to Dev and through him consulted Baba as to whether the new image should be brought and installed. Baba was consulted. Baba gave his opinion that the new image should not be brought in. The consultation was through Shama. The karnam, being very anxious to get his priest’s advice confirmed, wanted to ask Baba, ‘What would happen if the new image was brought?’ Baba gave a story.

He said he and a companion had gone together, and he told his companion not to buy an animal. In spite of his advice that animal was bought and brought to the village, and at once an epidemic of plague broke out as the result of the animal coming in. Baba left it there. The karnam, not fully impressed by Baba’s all ¬knowing character, tried to please his Guru and brought in the new image. At once an epidemic broke out and the karnam's own wife was attacked first. The karnam asked his Guru to help him, but that Guru wanted half the property of the karnam to be made over immediately to the priest, and was trying in various ways to deprive the karnam of property. The karnam woke up. He went to Dev and mentioned how things had turned out. Then on Dev's advice he removed the new idol and reinstalled the old idol, and by Baba's grace was saved from further harm.”……


ARTICLE

Guru Bhakti

God is an unknown entity. God is an unseen entity. However, with absolutely irrefutable logic, rational argument and reason, Vedanta establishes the fact of God. And through analysis we can infer, “Yes, there must be a God; it stands to reason. It is irrational to suppose that there cannot be such a thing as God. There must be.” And scriptures also tell us that He is a Being who is sacred, who is holy, all-pure, noble and sublime. But, nevertheless, God is still for us only a concept of the mind. We have not seen God. We have not touched, nor tasted, nor smelt Him. We’ve only heard about Him. We can only infer Him. We can only imagine Him.

But then, if we are able to see in a human individual manifestations of holiness, of sanctity, of purity, of sublimity, of nobility, of goodness, of loftiness of conduct, character, nature, sentiment, thought, feeling and action, if we see something out of the ordinary something extraordinary, something special, a manifestation of those qualities that we have been taught to associate only with God then we say: “If such a human being can exist, God must exist. Otherwise, from whence do these qualities come which we do not normally see in anyone?” When we see this divinity, this holiness, this sanctity, we begin to realise: “Yes, God I have not seen, but godliness I have seen.

All the qualities attributed to God by the scriptures, by saints and sages, in all religious contexts those I see in an unusual measure, in an extraordinary measure, in this being. Because I have seen this being and this being is known to me, I am assured that God is. I know there must be a God.” And in the Vedic tradition the guru is such a being. The guru becomes for us pratyaksha devaa, visible God. God reveals Himself through the guru.


The guru thus becomes the linking factor, a channel for putting the wandering, lost jivatma, the individual Soul, back into contact with its source, God, the Universal Soul. And just as the guru is a channel for the jivatma to re-link itself with the paramatma, even so, if we can create a channel between ourselves and our guru, then that channel will become the effecting means of receiving from the guru guru-kripa, all that the guru is, the knowledge of the guru, the sanctity of the guru, the purity of the guru, the spirituality of the guru.


And that channel is called guru-bhakti. That is why the significant verse in the Svetasvatara Upanishad: “yasya deve para bhaktih yatha deve tatha gurau, tasyaite kathita hyarthah prakasante mahatmanah.” If you have supreme devotion to God and the same kind of devotion to your guru, then to you, the essence, the subtle truths of the scriptures become revealed.” Thus it is that through guru-bhakti the sadhaka, the seeker, the disciple, creates an effective link, a connection, a channel, which enables the guru to share with the disciple what the guru has been endowed with from God.

So, we have to provide a way for the guru to give what he wishes to give. And that is through guru-bhakti, devotion, where there is no place for the ego. If the thought comes, “I have got great guru-bhakti,” then finished, that bhakti becomes cancelled, it is nullified. You yourself must become the very embodiment of that love, that devotion. There should be no awareness of some being, some person having that quality of devotion. Then it becomes a subtle spiritual ego. The very purpose of the existence of the guru is to remove the separatist I-consciousness, the conscious¬ness of being a separate being or entity, and if guru-bhakti becomes a means of boosting and sustaining that abhimana (ego), ahamkara (egoism), then it loses its purpose and becomes self-defeating.

Thus true guru-bhakti is egoless, nirabhimana (without ego), vinamra (humble). Sabari was bhaktisvarupa. She had great bhakti for Rama, but she was not conscious that she was a great devotee of Rama. Neither was Hanuman conscious that he was a great bhakta of Rama. It was his very nature. He was an embodiment of devotion for Rama. The gopis of Vrindavan did not know that they were great devotees of Krishna. They said: “All we know is that He is the one object to be adored. We don’t know anything else. We cannot do anything but adore Him. We are that adoration. It is our very self. We are not different from that. Take it away from us and we will die, we will cease to exist.” They were filled with that love, not with egoistical awareness of that love.

The greater the growth of devotion and the greater the reverence for the guru, the greater is the inflow of the guru's grace. The greater the desire to carry out the ideals and principles of the guru in life and the greater the keen eagerness and firm determination to carry out the instructions of the guru faithfully, meticulously, day after day, in one’s daily activities and life, the greater is the inflow of the guru’s grace. Gurudev was never tired of again and again reiterating: “Obedience is better than reverence.” And Vivekananda came down heavily upon mere sentiment and emotion. He said that this sentiment has ruined us. We have become backboneless; we lack a sense of purpose.

And what have the Upanishads put before us to illustrate true devotion? One disciple came to his guru as a young boy and the guru told him that it was his duty to collect firewood daily for the havan. He went on doing it without questioning. He was not allowed to cut green trees; and so the whole day, with great difficulty, he searched for and cut dry wood, put it on his head and returned only in the evening. The guru never gave him any spiritual instructions or teachings. Years went by. The disciple forgot time, until one day he realised he had become old, his hair and beard had become silver-white. Suddenly he burst into tears: “What is my fate? My whole life has passed away and the guru has not yet given me brahma-jnana.” He had become old. He had served his guru without question ever since he was a young boy. That was his devotion.

Another disciple was asked to take the guru ‘s cattle to pasture. He had to be with the cattle all day. The guru did not ask his wife to prepare any lunch for him, and he did not have permission to drink milk from the cows. So the whole day he went hungry, only quenching his thirst with water. Days, months, years passed this way.

And one disciple was asked to irrigate the guru ‘s fields. He had to let the water into the fields and make sure that it did not leak out. After working the whole day, one evening he discovered a leak in one of the earthen walls. He tried to plug it with some clay. It kept leaking. He tried all methods to repair it, and finally not knowing what else to do, he decided to plug it with his own body. So he lay down, curled himself into a ball and stopped the leak. After nightfall, when he had not returned, the guru became anxious and so with several of his disciples went searching for him. Finally they found him in his curled up position stopping the leak.

That was the type of guru-bhakti they had. It was not mere sentiment. It was true guru-bhakti. It had iron behind it. It had immense strength behind it. It had determination, sattvic determination, behind it. These are a few towering examples of guru-bhakti in our scriptures. There are many others. They come from all traditions. They are all sanketa matra (indicators) of the stuff that guru-bhakti is made of. It is divine power, it is divine force, not merely silly human sentiment, not merely emotion.

When such guru-bhakti is there towards the guru, such obedience, such great desire to carry out his behest, biddings and teachings, then illumination automatically descends from the guru to the disciple. The illumination in which the guru is established comes like a spark flying from one end of an exposed wire to another. For when the weeping old disciple was taken by the guru’s wife to the guru and explained why he was weeping, the guru replied:
“What! What do you mean, you have no illumination!” Immediately, the disciple became illumined. Why? Because of his total self-effacement, total dedication, his un¬questioning carrying out of the behest of the guru, because of the exemplary type of devotion that filled his heart: “I have come to a guru. I must serve him. This is my greatest good fortune.”

Thus the most effective way of deriving maximum benefit from the guru is to create a channel of lofty, sublime devotion to the guru, heroic guru-bhakti. And it is that heroic guru-bhakti where there is the greatest love and reverence combined with the highest obedience, the highest desire to please the guru by carrying out his instructions, that becomes the great channel for the inflow of guru-kripa. In that way, spiritual vision dawns and you "see" Reality, you “behold” Reality.

That is the tradition. That is the true inner dynamics of the guru sishya relationship through which the disciple is able to benefit in a maximum measure from the guru. Thus we have known from our scriptures, from our ancient bhaktas, from the narratives of ancient disciples, their relationship to their gurus. Thus we have learnt this great secret. May we all be benefited.

May the grace of all the brahma-vidya-gurus, from ancient times up to the present, be upon you. May you ponder deeply, reflect deeply, upon what an ideal disciple should be, what constitutes real discipleship, and become benefited thereby.

Swami Chidananda

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POEM

Prayer of Repentance
Given by Meher Baba on 8 November 1952

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

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Dakshina and Sai

"Do not bother yourself about your husband and the collections with him. Don't press him to spend any amount for the temple. What I want is feeling and devotion. So give, if you like, anything of your own." Chapter 47


Balance in all aspects of life is one of the main principles for spiritual progression in life. Major hindrance in spiritual path is desire/greed/attachment. When we crave for something, our thoughts are filled with the object of our desire and our actions are oriented more towards fulfilling that desire irrespective of the consequences. In the process of fulfilling our desire we hurt people and act in a manner, which is contrary to the path of spirituality. Hence in order to control our mind and tune our actions towards godliness, Holy Scriptures and saints have advocated the fact of detachment. One may raise a question “Detachment from what”? While entangled in the worldly affairs man tends to be emotionally and physically attached to people and materialistic things. Often this kind of emotional and physical attachment restricts spiritual growth.

Baba taught the lessons of renunciation and purification of mind to devotees who came to see Him. One of the things that people tend to be attached is money. If money is used for personal and selfish needs or for destruction of community it surely is evil. On the other hand if it is used for fulfilling responsibilities, helping people and serving the community then it is good. Baba wanted to teach the lessons of contentment, renunciation and detachment. As a result Baba asked for dakshina from devotees who flocked around Him.

Baba asked for money from people repeatedly, even when they had run out of money. Devotees would beg or borrow from others to give the amount to Baba. Here people were taught the lessons of humility and detachment. Charity is good, but what is more important is the attitude and personal agenda underlying the action of charity. If one gives money to earn name and fame in the community or to show power or status or to fan the egos, then it is not called charity. As mentioned in Upanishads charity that is done with faith, liberally, with modesty, awe and sympathy, is true charity and one reaps spiritual benefits through such actions. Borrowing money in order to give dakshina to Baba, annihilates the ego and teaches humility. One also learns that money comes and goes and there is no point in developing detachment towards the same.

Shri Sai Satcharita mentions the fact that Baba demanded dakshina from all age groups. Sometimes Baba would distribute the money collected as dakshina to people for safe keeping, and this would benefit the devotees in hard times. Baba also said that He had to give back hundred times more than what He received. One of the best examples was that of Mr. Ganpatrao Bodas, who emptied his moneybag before Baba. The result of this was that he never lacked money later in life as it came to him abundantly.

Sometimes Baba asked for Dakshina in terms of learning certain chapters from holy books and lodging them in the hearts where Baba resides. Or parting with their vices or surrendering their senses to Him. Baba also taught lessons of Brahma Gyan to haughty and arrogant devotees by subtly asking for loan. There were instances where people scoffed and refused to give money as dakshina before seeing Baba and later succumbed to Baba’s divinity, charm and His teachings thus voluntarily giving money out of their pockets and placing it at Baba’s feet.

One characteristic feature of Baba’s teaching is that He never asked all the rich people and sometimes if they placed money in front of Him, and Baba did not ask for it, He did not touch it. Shama once questioned Baba about this kind of discrimination. Baba replied, "Shama, you know nothing. I take nothing from anybody. The Masjidmayi (the presiding Deity of the Masjid) calls for the debt; the donor pays it and becomes free. Have I any home, property or family to look after? I require nothing. I am ever free. Debt, enmity and murder have to be atoned for, there is no escape".

Coming to present times, how do devotees offer Dakshina to Baba when He is physically no more? Devotees often forget that to serve the needy is to serve Baba. Baba may not be physically present, but if one made an effort to put aside some money every week, however small the amount may be, for the community development through non-profit organisations that provide employment, free medical facilities, education, poor feeding and shelter to the less fortunate, aged, young and little orphans, such acts constitute Dakshina. Dakshina is not restricted to giving money alone, it means “offering” in any form or manner.

One of the best forms of Dakshina is kar seva, which is popular in Sikhism. Often people give away money rather than giving 2 hours from their life in doing service. Offering some amount of time from our life towards the service of God is the best kind of Dakshina. How fortunate were, Abdul Baba, Radhakrishnamai, Bala Patil Newaskar the prominent servants of Baba, who rendered service not just to Baba alone but also for people of Shirdi as well by keep roads on which Baba walked clean and tidy.

As devotees of Baba, let us stop and reflect on these points: have we kept a rupee away from our wages for the poor? Have we taken 10 minutes out of our time to serve others, or share a new skill with needy, help make somebody’s life easier? What is our behaviour and attitude, when people come to us asking for help? What feelings do we have when we give charity? Constant reflection of our own behaviour when we engage in acts as taught by Baba will help us suppress our unwanted characteristics and help us evolve as better humans. Dakshina/Charity or helping others is a way of cleansing our internal self, which paves way to reach the final goal - Vishnu padaa.


Anitha Kandukuri, Canberra, Australia

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

KILL THE EGO

All the Shastras and scriptures unanimously declare that our enemy is the ego. The sorrows and sighs belong to the ego - phantom. Sublimate the ego in constant vichar. In your discrimination of the real and the unreal, the false ego dream ends. End the ego and end the woes. If the ego in you is the samsarin, if the ego in you is the tormentor, if the ego in you is the enemy, spy on him more closely and come to know who he is. Find out your enemy and drive him away.

This ego, in fact, is a myth, a non - entity, a dream, a phantom, a mere false shadow. All the sorrows belong to this shadow of your own reality, and in your own thoughtlessness you have surrendered yourselves to the endless tyranny of this shadow. End the shadow for ever.

Fall flat at the feet of the Lord in love and surrender. When the ego sense is offered at His lotus feet, the mortal limitations end and the bhakta who has done a full and complete atma - samarpan becomes God himself. Turn your gaze towards the light within. If you cannot all of a sudden do so, then do the easier act of self - surrender. Detach the mind from memories and hopes. Egolessness is the state of Godhood. Attain that supreme goal of life through knowledge and right living. Kill the tyrant within you and bring out the real Rama.

Shreya, Delhi

Dear Friends,

I read an interesting story "Wanting God" on the net and thought of sharing with all the Sai devotees.

Wanting God

A hermit was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him.
"Master, I wish to become your disciple," said the man.

"Why?" replied the hermit.

The young man thought for a moment. "Because I want to find God."

The master jumped up, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, dragged him into the river, and plunged his head under water. After holding him there for a minute, with him kicking and struggling to free himself, the master finally pulled him up out of the river. The young man coughed up water and gasped to get his breath.

When he eventually quieted down, the master spoke. "Tell me, what did you want most of all when you were under water."

"Air!" answered the man.

"Very well," said the master. "Go home and come back to me when you want God as much as you just wanted air."

-author unknown

Shipra Shukla, Delhi

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READER'S REFLECTION

 

Thank you very much for the new year greeetings from Heritage of Shirdi Sai which I feel definitely gives us the blessings received from the Lord Sai. We appreciate the service of the organisation to the devotees. Both the Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine, Sai E-zine newsletter and the website www.heritageofshirdisai.org are simply the best.

Balram

Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine is a direct blessing of Shri Shirdi Sai not only to his devotees but the entire mankind. The team of this magazine is a bunch of blessed devotees who are chosen by our lord Shri Shirdi Sai himself to do this service to mankind. This magazine is getting us closer to our master Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

Shri Satpathyji's message in the magazine as well as the newsletter to the Sai devotees is a real margdarshan in today’s materialistic world and a great guidance to the Devotees for progressing in the path of spiritualism and practicing Baba's Teachings and philosphy in the day-to-day life. Devotees experience column is the best, which clearly proves that Sai is always near and he is taking care of all His children no matter which part of the world they live. All we need is Shraddha and Saburi the two divine words given to the world by our Sai Baba of Shirdi.

I’m blessed to receive my first copy of the magazine and look forward to receive it always. I am a true Shirdi Sai devotee and don’t know any God other than Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

Keep up the good work and please give me a chance to do any seva for Shri Sai Baba.

Anand Joshi, Mumbai

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NEWS OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES

SHIRDI SAI BABA SANSTHAN, CANADA

Sai Dwarkamai : 147 Winston Castle Dr., Markham, ON L6C 2N4 (Open to Public on Thursdays for Darshan - Satsang at 7:00PM)
Mail at: PO Box# 64721 Hwy7 East., Unionville, ON L3R 0M9
Phone: 416-294-4804 Website: http://www.shirdisainath.org/ (Visit regularly for Event and Activity update. Post your Divine Experiences with Baba in the Guest Book.

Three Annual Events : Ram Navami Guru Purrnima, and Vijay Dashami, Monthly Weekly and daily Activities: Abhishek - Akhand Parayan - Bhajan Sandhaya - Aarti - Annadaan - Chitra Yatra - Paduka Puja - Palki Pothi & Portrait Procession - Volunteer Sevices - Character and Moral Values... Youth Program based on Baba's Teachings (in Progress)

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Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada holds Satsang on Thursdays and third Sunday of every month at devotees residences. For other Details call 416-294-4804 or visit http://www.shirdisainath.org/

 

SHIRDI SAI MANDIR, TORONTO, CANADA

The Shirdi Sai Mandir located at 2721 Markham Road, Unit# 8, Toronto, Ontario, M1X 1L5 (Intersection of Markham and Nashdene) is open through out the day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays and in the morning and evenings on all weekdays. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti, Satcharita Reading and Shej Aarti are performed every day. Bhajans and Sai Naam Sankirtan in the evening on Thursday and Saturday. For information regarding the daily schedule, temple activities and events please visit Mandir's website: http://www.theshirdisaimandir.ca or send an email to info@theshirdisaimandir.ca or call 647-444-4724

 

SHIRDI SAI PARIVAR VANCOUVER

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

SHRI SHIRDI SAI SANSTHAN LOS ANGELES

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

 

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 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

 

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 Amar Alluri(President) Mobile: (+64) 27 230 5360 Email: President@shirdisaibaba.org.nz or Srinivas Sadam (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 27 463 0175 Email: Secretary@shirdisaibaba.org.nz
Address: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of NZ, P.O. Box: 16142,
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz


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