N E W S L E T T E R
VOL58,MAY 2008
 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

OM SAI RAM

“The Friend and Foe Syndrome”

……“When in distress we seek for someone to help us. We pray God for His divine intervention. We try to cash on the social position of our relatives and friends alike for that purpose. However we do not, at times, get the desired help, all our efforts notwithstanding. On the other hand, at times, someone unexpectedly appears on the scene and helps us. Then we thank God for sending such a helpful friend. Thereafter while introducing this friend to others we address him as “my friend.” In this context keeping in view the basic principles of the Hindu karma theory as pronounced in our scriptures and practiced by the spiritual masters, a moot question need to be answered i.e. does or does not the cause and effect dynamics operate here?

The karma theory would say that this helpful friend was an associated character of a certain past life and was to pay back the good act of rendering help as Rinanubandh (payment of the past debts). It means that by one’s deeds of the past life (lives), one has earned this friend. Be that as it may, let us examine this issue from the point of view of the sudden appearance of an enemy at a certain distressful point of time in life. Our immediate reaction begins from annoyance and leads to revenge ex-anger. There after we normally start vilifying him and address him as “my enemy”.

Thus, our entire life sees the world as full of “my friends” and “my enemies”. But if “our friends” were created by our past deeds, which we glorify secretly then is it not logical that “our enemies” must have been created by certain acts committed by us in the past life (lives). Let us therefore agree to say that in our lives “my friends” and “my enemies” have to be equally addressed, as both have been created by me and are “mine”. Since both of them have been created due to karmic bandhan (Rinanubandh) isn’t it our duty to neutralize the effects of both in this life so that we don’t carry forward the seeds of cause-effect to the next life. Herein karma theory would say that a friend returns the pleasurable experience(s) as we had given same or similar pleasurable experiences to him in a past life.

Similarly an enemy would pay back the unpleasant or painful experience(s) because we had given him same or similar painful experience(s) in the past. When facing a situation of unhappiness created by the enemy we have two options in dealing with him-either by going through painful experience(s) we neutralize its effects or by reacting adversely we carry forward a chain of reaction to future lives. Here comes in the wisdom of saints like Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

The story of the frog and snake named as Chenbassapa and Veerbhadrappa respectively as illustrated in Shri Sai Satcharitra is a pointer towards the correct answer to our question. Shri Sai Baba has advised His devotees not to react sharply and adversely towards enemies with equal and opposite negativities but to allow negative effects of past karmas reflected through the enemy to neutralize gradually. This highly evolved and critical theory of Karma (cause and effects) can perhaps be better understood through a simple example.

Suppose one releases an arrow from a bow, then what happens! The arrow at the release point will move with the highest velocity and will gradually slow down due to mid-air friction and take a curvaceous path due to the gravity of earth before hitting the target. However, the moment it hits the target or failing which hits the earth, its force is neutralized. This means that more the distance the arrow travels the less momentum it creates at the impact point. Greater distance means greater time and less impact.

When we assimilate the basic principles of these two theories of metaphysics and physics, we come to the conclusion that instead of directly reacting to an enemy’s wrath, it is wiser to show a little tolerance and allow time to reduce the impact of the enemy’s conduct. When Shri Sai Baba spoke of “Saburi” it included this aspect of handling of enemies with patience and consideration. This message of the seers handed over to the human society from time to time is unfortunately lost sight of and that is the cause of most of the social malice that we face today.

Let us pray Shri Sai to give us the intellect and wisdom to make tomorrow’s world a happier place to stay by following His principle of “Shraddha” and “Saburi””…….


FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“That Anna Saheb Dabolkar's thoughts were changed thoroughly, may be more amply set out in what follows. First when he went to Baba, he had just a bit of devotion to Baba, and his main nature was still egoistic, combative and was largely concerned with worldly ambitions. From 1910-16, his progress was hardly noticeable. But in 1917, a change came and he himself sets it out in chapter XVIII and XIX of his book, and therefore, we shall now proceed to refer to them.

When he was shampooing Baba's legs, one Mr. Sathe had a problem and that was mentioned to Baba. Sathe was directed by Baba to read Guru Charitra and he did so for seven days. At the close of it Baba appeared in a dream vision to him with the Guru Charitra in his hand. Kaka Dixit came and asked Baba whether he would explain to Sathe what the appearance meant. He asked ‘Is he to go on with a second saptaha or study of the Guru Charitra?’ Baba said, ‘Yes’. Baba also said, ‘If the work be studied carefully, the devotee will become pure and will be benefitted. The Lord will be pleased and will rescue him from samsara’.

Hearing these words, Anna Dabolkar, Hemad Pant thought, ‘For the last seven years since 1910 to 1917 I have been serving Baba and have never got a vision, and this man, Mr. Sathe after a week’s stay at Shirdi gets his vision. Like a chataka bird, 1 am waiting for Baba to pour his nectar on to me and bless me with his instructions, this was his thought. Baba read his thought at once and told him, ‘Go to Shama. Get from him Rs.15 dakshina, stay and chat with him for a while and then come back’.

Accordingly, he went to Shama and asked for Rs. 15 dakshina. Shama, was a very poor man and said, ‘I send my 15 namaskars’. Then Hemad Pant said, ‘I' am asked to chat with you and listen to you’. Shama then began to tell him the stories of Baba’ s lilas, and the foremost amongst them that he mentioned was about Mrs. Radhabai Deshmukin. Shama said, ‘There was a lady, an old woman who came to Baba and who had resolved to get Mantropadesha from Baba. Baba did not give it.

She wanted to try satyagraha. She actually began to fast saying that she would fast unto death at Shirdi unless Baba gave her upadesha. After three days of the fast, 1 interceded on her behalf and requested Baba to take pity upon her and give her something. So, Baba sent for her, and told her this, ‘Mother, why are you subjecting yourself to unnecessary tortures and meeting death. You are my mother and I am your child. Pity me. I will tell you my story. If you listen to it, it will do you good.

I had a Guru. He was a very great saint and most merciful. I served him very long indeed. Still he did not whisper any mantra into my ear. 1 was anxious never to leave him but to stay with him and serve him and receive some instruction from him. But he had his own method. He just got my head shaved and asked me for two pice as dakshina. I gave the same at once. If you ask ‘how a perfect Guru should ask for dakshina, and yet be called desireless’, I will explain to you that what he asked for was not coins.

The first pice that he asked for was Nishta or firm faith and the second pice he wanted was Saburi or patience or perseverance. These two I gave him and he was pleased. I served my Guru for 12 years. He brought me up: There was no lack of food or clothing. He was full of love. He was Love Incarnate. His love was in¬describable. He loved me keenly. Rare is such a Guru. When I looked at him, I was filled with bliss and he was in bliss. Night and day I gazed at him without thinking of hunger and thirst. Without him, I felt restless. I had no other subject to meditate on.

I had nothing but the Guru to attend to. He was my sole refuge. My mind was always fixed on him. That fixture is the first pice nishta. The second pice, Saburi, is my waiting patiently and very long on my Guru and serving him. This Saburi will take you across samsara. Saburi is manliness in man. It removes all sins and afflictions, gets rid of calamities in various ways, removes all fear and ultimately gives you success. Saburi is a mine of virtues and is the consort of good thought. Nishta and Saburi go together. My Guru never expected anything else from me. But he never neglected me and always protected me. I lived with him and sometimes away from him. Still I never felt the want or absence of his love. He always protected me by his glance as a tortoise feeds its young ones. Oh, mother, my Guru never taught me any mantra. How can I give you any?

Do not try to get mantra or upadesha from anybody. Make me the sole object of your thought and actions, and you will undoubtedly attain Paramartha, the spiritual goal of life. Look at me wholeheartedly, and I shall also do the same, that is, look at you wholeheartedly. Sitting in this Masjid, I speak the truth and nothing but the truth. No sadhanas and no proficiency in sastras is necessary. Have faith and confidence in your Guru. Believe fully that the Guru is the sole Actor or Doer. Blessed is he who knows the greatness of his Guru and thinks him to be Hari, Hara and Brahma Trimurti Incarnate. Shama said, 'The lady then accepted the advice’.

After hearing Shama, Anna Saheb went to the Masjid, and there he sat next to Baba, and when the Arti was going on, Baba asked him whether he went to Shama and asked for dakshina and had a chat. Dabolkar said, ‘Shama sent his 15 namaskars. In the chat, he gave an account of Mrs. Radhabai Deshmukin's incident’. Baba asked, ‘What is it?’ Dabolkar narrated the whole story. Then Baba said, ‘Wonderful is the story. Did the story strike you, and did you catch its significance?' Anna Saheb said, ‘Yes. The restlessness of my mind has vanished. I have got true peace and come to know the truth path’.

Then Baba said, ‘My method is quite unique. Remember well this one story, and it will be very useful. To get knowledge or reali¬sation of the self, Dhyana is necessary. If you practise it continuously, the Vrittis, thoughts, will be pacified. Being quite desireless, you should meditate on the Lord who is in all the creatures, and when the mind is concentrated, the goal will be achieved. Meditate always on my formless nature, which is knowledge Incarnate, Consciousness and Bliss.

If you cannot do this, meditate on my form from top to toe as you see here night and day. As you go on doing this, your vrittis will be one-pointed and the distinction between the Dhyata the meditator, Dhyana the act of meditation, Dhyeya the thing meditated upon will be lost, and the meditator will be one with the consciousness and be merged in Brahman.

' The mother tortoise is on one bank of the river and her young ones are on the other side. She gives neither milk nor warmth to them. The mere glance gives them nutrition. The young ones do nothing but remember and meditate upon their mother. The tortoise glance is, to the young ones, a downpour of nectar, the only source of sustenance and happiness. Similar is the relation between the Guru and His disciples. Baba gave him sugar candy and said, ‘If you take this story to heart, remember it well, your state will be equally sweet. Your desires will be fulfilled and you will be happy. Meditate ¬on the story, assimilate its spirit, then you will always remember and meditate on the Lord who will manifest himself to you.”……


DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE


‘He who loves Him whole heartedly, gets response from Him at any time, at any place.’

I cannot clearly remember how and when I got a very small clay idol of my beloved Sai Baba. At that time I knew nothing about Him and placed Him in a showcase. Today, I realize, the moment he stepped into my house was surely the most auspicious moment of my life.

In the year 1998, Sonia, a very close fiend of my daughter gave us a photo of Baba and the holy book ‘Sri Sai Satcharitra’. Since then we are showered by His endless kindness and blessings. I have experienced many incidents that cannot be explained by practical aspects. From those precious experiences, one, I think is unbelievable.

A relative of mine was preparing to go to Bombay. As I came to know, I insisted that she go to Shirdi. I did not know how much she believes Baba. I gave her an idol of Baba and used to talk about Him and His kindness when she was in distress. The day she set out for Bombay, I felt very low.

I have a long cherished desire to go to Shirdi. I don’t know when He will allow me to bow my head down at His Holy Lotus Feet. I felt very low and wept a lot. The next day I found a saffron coloured multi-petalled chin rose has bloomed. It was the first flower of that tiny plant. The flower was exceptionally big and mesmerized me with its brightness. I plucked it and placed it on Baba’s Lotus Feet in my pooja room. It was 9 o’clock in the morning.

All day I was very busy. At about 10 o’clock at night I suddenly noticed that the flower was still as fresh as it was when I plucked it in the morning. It was paced in the dry surface at Baba’s Feet and it got the heat of the candle that I lit under the shelf in the morning and evening. It haunts me a lot. It is not possible for a tender flower to be fresh for such a long time.

I have a habit that when I wake up in the morning, I first open the door of the pooja room and give my pranam to Baba. As I opened the door I was astonished. The flower was just as fresh as it was yesterday morning. Tears came to my eyes. In my conscience as if I heard – “I am with you; My abode is in your heart and I am within you.” I was thrilled.

That day also the flower looked fresh. The next day at about 9 o’clock that is after 48 hours, the petals of the flower started drying up. Later I went to the Sai Baba’s temple where the pujariji insisted I buy an audio CD as I was asking him for another one. I came back home with that audio CD which pujariji persuaded me to buy. It was a VCD. The songs were picturised inside the Shirdi Mandir and the surrounding areas of the mandir. I was spell bound.

I asked my relative to bring Udi, Prasad and photo of Baba. She came back to Kolkata and left her bag over there in Bombay. But unexpectedly I got Udi, Prasad and photo of Baba from another person who also went to Shirdi at the same time.

As I am now unable to go to Shirdi, my generous Baba has accepted my pooja and darshan this way. Deep in my heart I consider all these incidents as His kindness. He is omniscient – He is everywhere, I realize. He surely sees all that we feel – all that we desire.

“OM SAI NATHAAY NAMAHA”

Rama Banerjee, Kolkata

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POEM

Your Love

I was so engrossed in the world
That I never thought of Your love for me,
Nor did I think of the good things
And the blessings You showered on me.

Time passed, sometimes slow, sometimes fast,
but I never remembered You.
The vain desires of life kept flickering and mounting.
The mirages of happiness felt in different objects, kept alluring, fascinating.

I watched the play of birth and death
Indifferent, unconcerned. Day after day
You kept fulfilling my desires.
You extended Your hand whenever I was in trouble.

Yet I never thought of Your love for me.
You waited for me for so many years
But I never looked behind and glanced at You.
Now when I think of You, You have gone.

I crave for You and wait for You day after day,
But do not find You.
I know the value of Your love. I plead You to come
But You have gone.

My heart is full of grief and eyes shed tears
But You are not there to see.
I surrender everything at Your feet
But it is not enough compared to what You gave me.

You will come, I know You will come
The day You are convinced,
I love You and desire You
More than anything else.


S. Modi, Delhi

 

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Prarabdh

A man cannot live without engaging himself in some action/karma. Scriptures mention that there are four differnt paths in spirituality namely Karma, Jnana, Yoga and Bhakti that separately lead a man to his final goal of deliverance. In Kaliyug, Karma in conjunction with Bhakti is the main path of deliverance. One has to work out the actions of his past karma whilst holding on to the feet of Lord to rise spiritually. God has bestowed man with the faculty of intelligence through which he is capable of discriminating between good and bad actions. A spiritually oriented man, filled with love for God, using the sense of discrimination, always engages in satkarma or good deeds or actions. Karma is like an investment which determines future life or destiny ie., if he is going to be happy or lead a life of misery. If one were to engage in bad karma/actions then the future is bleak for him for he has to suffer the consequences of his deeds either in this birth or next. As Baba mentions in Satcharita, we have to reap now the fruit of what we sow (do) in our past life, and there is no use in crying about it. When we talk about the future course of life, we talk about destiny or Prarabdh for which we are the architects of our destiny.

As Jean Nidetch right fully says It is choice--not chance-- that determines your destiny.

If a man were to suffer the consequences of his evil actions, and he holds on to the feet of Guru, by surrendering to Guru completely and considers Guru to be master, God and helmsman who would help him tread the path of the worldly ocean and guide him in his spiritual quest, then such man will be rescued from the bondage of his karma and will have a good life in future. Only a Sadguru can deliver a man from the clutches of his destiny or prarabdh. Satcharita illustrates this point wherein Baba talks about actions/karma and cause and effect of karma. For example when Bhimaji Patil in desperation pleaded that Baba relieve him of his ailment Baba pointed out that the disease was due to the previous evil karma, and was not at first disposed to interfere. But on hearing Bhimaji Patil's plea for mercy, the merciful Sadguru cured him of the disease.

Similarly, Dr Pillay suffered from a severe case of guinea worms and was in pain. On hearing Dr Pillay’s plea for mercy Baba said "In ten days he can work out the sufferings and consequences of his past Karma". The leper devotee Bhagoji Shinde was also cured by grace of Baba.

The essence of Baba's teachings in Satcharita is to do good to others and restrain from indulging in acts that would harm others either through actions, thoughts or words. A man who cannot control his bad actions is bound by prarabdh karma/destiny and has to suffer the consequences of his actions. Only when the good and bad actions are balanced then a Guru comes along to relieve the person from the clutches of his prarabdh karma. Baba rescued the frog from the jaws of snake. Baba said both were wicked in their past life and were now reaping the fruit of their actions in these bodies.

Being caught in the race for survival and greed for materialism man's actions have stooped him down to the level of beasts. Human values are lost. Basic instincts of love, compassion, empathy, kindness are replaced with greed, anger, hatred, lust, jealousy, cheating and killing. Relationships have no value, no respect for elders. Knowledge is considered a waste of time. It is money that makes the world go round and money talks, attracts friends. A man who is attached to money finds no peace and is never satisfied in any relationship. He is bound to engage in actions that would destine him to suffer the result of his prarabdh karma. Increase in anarchy, sadness, disputes, illnesses, sudden loss of vision, limbs paralysed, and bedridden by being dependent on someone etc are the result of past actions. This is like a vicious circle from which there is no respite for a man engaged in evil deeds. For such a man God is only a source for fulfillment of his carnal needs rather than quenching his spiritual thirst and elevating him to higher planes of spirituality.

It is never too late to resort to the feet of Sadguru and seek shelter under His grace. Such a man is liberated from his sins, no doubt he has to suffer for the consequences of his past actions but the impact of his past prarabdh will be greatly reduced by the grace of Sadguru. We can make this world a better place by not retaliating when someone hurts us, by serving those who have become physically disabled in our family due to their past prarabdh, by giving food to the hungry. Be magnanimous in doing charity. Be humble in actions. Know that we are nothing but particles of dust on this earth easily blown away by the wrath of nature. What is today will be gone tomorrow as is proved by the tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, bush fires, floods, famines and wars; all acts of nature. Knowing this, man should take refuge in God, be humble, and practice what Baba has advocated through Satcharita. Baba has himself promised: “It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. .... I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of.”

For a man who has surrendered himself to Baba, will find Baba waiting to hold him to His bosom and relieve man of the burdens of his prarabdh.

Anitha Kandukuri, Canberra Australia

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

It is so many years since Shri Shirdi Sai Baba attained samadhi and still we are experiencing his compassion and love as much as his devotees of those days experienced. He is a guiding force in the lives of all Sai devotees. The fact that there are so many Sai temples in India and all over the world and so many devotees meeting on the platform of Sai consciousness on this website shows how Baba is with us at every step we take.

Usha Vishwanath, New Delhi

Life is a campaign against one's inner foes; it is a battle with obstacles, temptations, hardships and hesitations. These foes are within man and so the battle has to be incessant and perpetual. Like the virus that thrives in the bloodstream, the vices of lust, greed, hate, malice, pride and envy sap the energy and faith of man and ruin him.

Arun N Reddy, London

 

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READER'S REFLECTION

Thank you and all members of Heritage of Shirdi Sayee for all your Good Wishes and Blessings of Sai Nath. I am the Managing Trustee of Shri Shri Shirdi Sai Trust Thanjavur. We have rebuilt the small Temple of Sai Nath. The boxes containing Baba's Marble Statue along with a stone where he used to sit were unloaded from the train by an elderly devotee and he left them at nearby shop As nobody came to claim them for a long time they were opened in the presence of my father, a leading lawyer, who built a small temple on his agricultural land in Thanjavur in 1949. Now we have built a magnificent Durbar for Baba at Thanjavur to accomodate a large number of devotees.

Swaminathan, Thanjavur


Thanks for printing my experience with Baba in the Maha Samadhi issue of Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine. Baba has given me so much peace in my life... that when anything goes wrong I have faith that Baba will take care of me. I am working as Senior Manager, Corporate Communication... if you need my services to edit your magazine or write articles please let me know... I shall be happy to be associated with your organization.

Ritu Jain, New Delhi

 

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NEWS OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES

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 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 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

 

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 http://www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz/


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