N E W S L E T T E R
VOL74, FEBRUARY 2009
 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

……“God is generally perceived by people as the most benevolent, powerful, permanent and an all pervading consciousness who controls everything and everyone in the universe Past, Present or Future. All philosophies and religions have theorised that God is the greatest, kindest and perennial giver of all sorts of happiness to His creation. He is ‘Ananda Murti’ or the repository of all and eternal happiness.

It is because of such attributes that God is called the Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent Almighty and is highly apotheosized in all religions with oriental or occidental hyperboles. Leaving aside the spiritually evolved persons or the genuine seekers, most of the devotees when praying God nurture a secret expectation in their conscious or subconscious minds that their prayers will somehow draw kindness, help and happiness from God.

Happiness herein means a solution to those material or psychological aspects of life that create problems. One who in his prayers seeks a solution to his personal problems alone cannot be called a true seeker in the spiritual path. A genuine seeker in the path towards God cannot expect pleasurable or desirable events only. He has to experience and bear both pleasurable (so called good) and painful (so called evil) experiences with equanimity visualising God’s divine role in both.

It is not in the scheme of things of God the Almighty, or the law of nature through which God operates, only to give pleasurable experiences to all life forms including human beings. If God is only ‘good’ then where does the so called ‘evil’ emanate from? If good is opposed to evil, then there has to be some other powerful entity who must be equal and opposite to the benevolent God in its evil capabilities.

But if God alone is the giver of both the good and evil experiences, then there cannot be a separate entity called ‘Satan’ or ‘Shaitan’ beyond His overall scheme in the management of the universe. In Hinduism there is a concept of Devatas (Positive forces of nature) and Rakhasas (negative forces of nature). But Hindu mythology again explains that these powerful negative forces called Rakhasas or Asuras used to draw their power only from God.

There are numerous instances of Lord Brahma, Vishnoo or Shiva empowering these Rakhasas through their blessings. Therefore, these Rakhasas or negative forces of nature have a specific and important role in the overall scheme of God. Hence good and evil forces and experiences are necessary concomitants to each other just like light and darkness. Neither can exist alone.

Every good event or good action contains an aspect of evil in it and every evil contains an aspect of good howsoever small it may be. Thus there cannot be something called pure good or pure evil. These qualities of good and evil as symbolised as Devatas and Rakhasas respectively, are inbuilt into the very fabric of human nature. These two attributes of a human being, when in interaction with the same or similar attributes of other human beings and of the overall nature around, create a conflict between the opposing forces.

To the ordinary mind, such conflicts are perceived as human problems. Given the Dialectic Theory of nature, without such an interaction of two opposing forces nothing can be created. If water and fire elements were not predominantly existent on earth, no life form would have been possible. An understanding and acceptance of the play of two such equally opposite forces in one’s material, mental or spiritual life is a ‘sine-qua-non’ to spiritual evolution. Both are necessary correlates in the divine matrix. Without such an understanding it is difficult, nay, impossible to progress in the path of spiritual evolution.

Through religious and spiritual practices one can reinforce and enhance the positive qualities in oneself. Such practices, however, do not destroy the evil qualities but keep them in a dormant state. Hence, one cannot reject the evil qualities in oneself or in others but accept them as an aspect of nature or God.

A worldly man cannot either run away from the world or from the evil but can try to contain or minimize the negative compulsions it creates in mind. Through religious or spiritual practices, so long as the divine qualities are kept at a higher level, the evil qualities remain subdued and silent. But when a person strays away from his religious path, some of the evil qualities do raise their head, even if he has some good qualities.

Therefore, to expect that through prayers or other religious practices one would get only material or mental pleasures by divine intervention is a fallacy. Since the very plinth of acceptance of God only as a pleasure giving entity is defective, most people suffer more due to such conceptual inadequacies than due to the evil qualities of others. The nature, intensity and possibilities of the negative or positive thoughts can only be understood by conscious observation and analysis of one’s own thoughts. However, most of the people do not find it necessary or possible due to their total involvement in the day to day worldly affairs.

Those devotees, who achieved God realization, were the ones who had gone beyond the conflict of good - evil and pleasure - pain through strenuous and long drawn mental practices as prescribed by their Spiritual Master. They were the real spiritual seekers.".........


FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“ Purandhare was anxious always to be with his object of love. That is the characteristic of love. So, he tried to go to Shirdi as often as possible. Baba objected to that and told him that he need not go to Shirdi so often. Baba told him to work in company with H. S. Dixit, and the two generally went together. Dixit was at the top of the ladder, rich, influential, famous, highly learned and commanding respect from everyone. Purandhare was the exact opposite of all this and yet Purandhare in his anxiety, would try to go along with Dixit every time the latter went.

This of course exposed him to some risks on some occasions. Baba detained him at Shirdi far beyond the extent of his leave. On one such occasion, the Foreman of his office asked him for an explanation and threatened him. Purandhare's defiant reply was, ‘Here is my resignation. Take it’. Purandhare was so sensitive. His superior Mr. Wilson knew all about his relations with Baba and asked him where he was overstaying his leave. Purandhare’s answer was, ‘With Baba’. Wilson knew at once that without Baba’s permission neither Purandhare nor anybody else should leave Shirdi and so he tore up his resignation and told the Foreman that Purandhare was not his subordinate, much to the chagrin of that Foreman.

On one occasion, Purandhare was anxious to run to. Shirdi. But during the night Baba appeared in a dream and told him, 'Beware, if you come I will hit you. Do not come. Why should you come so often; I am not away from you. I am with you. Do not play the fool'. He was wondering why Baba forbade his visit. But he obeyed the order.

The next morning there was a strike among the labourers in his mill, and he discovered that Baba was right for, had he gone away, the superior officials would think that Purandhare was at the bottom of the strike and had got away to hide the fact. But as he remained at the station, he was not suspected and he was obviously innocent of any sympathy with the strikers. Instances of this sort in which Baba conveyed advice and warning are too numerous to be fully described. They all tended to confirm Purandhare’s idea that his living God was this Shirdi Baba and that he was perfectly safe in following his advice and directions.".....

 


DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

In the year 2002 I suddenly fell very ill. I was a high B.P. patient for ten years and was taking treatment and was careful with diet and was active. I was under stress as I was handling a lot of activities and domestic chores at the same time. One day I was bedridden with high B.P. and high blood sugar and heart trouble. Being a doctor myself I could make out I was very ill. My physician put me on medication and bed rest and special diet.

Somehow I was not hospitalized inspite of being breathless even when I was on bed rest. My close relatives left to attend a marriage; my husband was busy with his office work; my daughter-in-law and my daughter were young and inexperienced to do much. Still they did whatever they could to make me comfortable.

I thought I was going to die and prayed to Sai Baba that I wanted to live and see grandchildren and get my daughter married. She was going abroad and my husband and I were to accompany her a fortnight later and there was I bedridden. My son too had joined a company and was too busy to see me often. I was depressed and worried.

At such a time, miraculously I was taken care of by a good cardiologist and put on the correct medication and my condition stabilized though I was still uncomfortable. My daughter-in-law saw that I got the right diet like boiled vegetables etc. and took care of me. My daughter managed to get things for her trip abroad although she was worried about me.

A few days before my trip with her I did not want to travel abroad as I had a syncopal attack when I was shopping. I was taken home and my cardiologist advised on phone what to do. I asked my husband to cancel my ticket and he could go abroad with my daughter and help get her settled there for her studies and return. However, he insisted that I accompany them and I went.

When I look back I think that only Shri Shirdi Sai gave me the courage and the strength to manage the flight and also the time I spent there before returning to India. Following that I had no choice but to attend the marriage of my niece in a small city far away. The train journey and the travel by car were uncomfortable for a sick person. But I survived and returned home safely.

After that I slowly recovered. During this time I had taken a new job in an NGO, which I resumed. I also joined a course in reflexology and I did my third degree in reiki course. All this kept my mind busy and helped me forget my general weakness etc. The amazing thing in all this is that though I was ill, I had tremendous faith in Shirdi Sai Baba and he helped me every moment, every day.

Just before this illness a very dear friend gave me a statue of Saibaba from Shirdi. Then I got a statue after that from my brother-in-law after I was better. I also had a statue I had got earlier. It was as if Shirdi Sai Baba was protecting me during this time span between getting the two statues. It took a long time before I got stronger but the dangerous time was over. I visit Baba's temple on Thursdays and read Sai Satcharitra and my life revolves round Sai Baba.

I still have to get my daughter married to a suitable boy who will look after her and she will look after him. I have a wonderful 3 and 1/2year old grandson and who calls me Dadimaa so lovingly. My daughter-in-law is expecting her second baby in January. There is improvement in family relationships and everyone is loving and kind. I have some financial and property problems which I am sure Sai Baba will solve for me. He is my God, friend, parent, doctor, everything rolled in one. Om Sairam Kripa. Thanks dear Sai Baba for everything.

Usha Vishwanath, New Delhi

 

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There Was a Time

There was a time, not too long ago, when I proudly thought
with a pretentious prayer,that I was a Good Disciple of Baba
and all of a sudden, He sent me a Test,
and I did not pass, and my Bubble burst!

I then read many a religious book and studiously
the lessons and preaching’s of great Saints
And again I thought I was a worthy Disciple of Baba
And again a test He sent, in the midst of my material peace
And again I did not pass, and my new Bubble burst!

Restlessly, I then went to famous Temples and Mosques
and in my quest, met many a religious Saint
And I improved I thought, to be Baba’s worthy Disciple
And as usual, He sent me another test
and history repeated itself. I failed!

Of what use I thought, in a pensive mood,
is reading books and Divine Preaching’s
of what use is my going to Temples and Mosques
and meeting many a religious Saint
if a test by Baba I cannot pass?

And then one day, while I was praying
In the puja room, it struck me quite clearly that
It is not enough to go to Temples and Mosques
To read books and spiritual teachings
To meet Saints and listen to discourses…

All you need to do is to live according to Baba’s laws
And to chant his name with love and devotion, as
given so simply in Sai Satcharita to follow.
And guided by Him, you will be on the right path, surely
and all the tests you will happily take and pass, and truly
you can say, you are a worthy Disciple of Baba!

M.D.Kumar, Patna.

 

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Need for Pooja and Prayer

The dynamics of life, and growing uncertainties are the biggest roadblock to the achievements of a man. It is this fear of unknown that a man faces is a blessing in disguise. Wonder how that is so? Failures due to unforeseen circumstances keep a man humble, teach lessons of humility and show man that he is mortal and however technologically advanced and intellectually capable he might be, it is the invincible power of destiny, law of nature that controls the fate and future of Man.

It is only in the face of uncertainties, failures and greatest desire for the goal that instills a fear, a fear of failure in man. It is then that man acknowledges the presence of a supreme power namely “God” who has the ability and power to right the wrong and make the impossible, possible. It is during this time that man turns to God and communicates with the supreme. This communication is called prayer.

Paul Brunton in his book “ A search in secret India” quotes 'Sri Mahasaya' about need for prayer as - “Prayer is the last resort. It is the ultimate resource left to man. Prayer will help a man where intellect may fail.” Man turns to prayers when he loses confidence in his intellectual capacity, physical skills and abilities. He goes out seeking ways to fulfill his dreams. When all efforts fail he then resorts to prayers.

One has reservations of communicating their inner most thoughts, ambitions and desires to fellow humans. There is this fear of being ridiculed for misplaced and unrealistic aspirations or wants. But when it comes to communion with God, there is no fear at all that his ideas, desires or wishes will be laughed at. It is an open relationship between a father and a child, where the father entertains every wish and thought of the child. It is the belief that God listens to us at any time that turns a man towards prayers.

Prayers creates forces of positive energy around us. Prayers also keep away the bad thoughts and vibrations. One example of this is Baba’s explanation about Rohila’s cries of “Allah O Akbar” which kept poor farmers awake in Shirdi “that the Rohilla had got a very bad wife, a Zantippi, who tried to come in and trouble the Rohilla and Himself; but hearing the Rohilla’s prayers, she dare not enter and they were at peace and happy. In fact, the Rohilla had no wife and by his wife Baba meant Durbuddhi, i.e. bad thoughts. As Baba liked prayers and cries to God better than anything else, He took the side of the Rohilla, and asked the villagers to wait and suffer the nuisance, which would abate in due course.” (chapter 3 Shri Sai Satcharitra)

Baba, in Sai Satcharita, has emphasised the importance of prayers and repetition of God’s name. He asked people to read various scriptures. Baba showed the importance of reading Vishnu Sahasranam by bestowing it on Shyama. Group prayers or Satsanga, have the power to cure the ailing, find a job, a life partner and give hope to the hopeless. Prayers when filled with longing and love seemed to be heard faster, because God hungers for love too. An instance can be taken from Mahabaratha where Lord Sri Krishna runs to rescue of Draupadi when she calls out to Him in complete surrender when being insulted in court.

A sincere cry never goes unheard, the outcome might not be as we want it but it is always in our favour, for God knows what is best for us. Even to this day God runs to us and it is due to His grace, that our problems are solved and difficulties removed. Only those who have implicit faith and are sincere in their love towards God will experience His constant guidance in life.

This conditions seekers of God to love and think of Him often as they have uncovered the secret treasure of finding solutions to their problems. Prayers are therapeutic, not just spiritually, but mentally and emotionally as well. When we remove and isolate ourselves from the surroundings and pray in solitude our anger subsides, our understanding of the situation increases, we learn to forgive, our love towards others increases and we manage to see the problem in a new light and it may not seem to be a problem any more.

Praying does not mean sitting in front of God for hours together ignoring the external world. Those who engage in serving others are dearer to God rather than those who escape responsibilities and spend hours praying in front of pictures and statues. A few minutes (5 to 10 minutes) a day is enough to recharge our spiritual and mental thirst in solitude initially.

Gradually one can tune their mind towards God while working or discharging their duties. The name of God comes to their mind and lips as easily as one breath. Such people are not influenced by traumatic situations. They are in constant state of happiness and are at peace filled with knowledge that God will take care of everything at the right time. All that is needed is to have firm faith and patience.

Let us pray to God and light up lamps of love and faith. Let us ask Him to forgive our sins; lead us not to temptations but to deliver us from evil and help us to focus on the path leading towards Him.


Anitha Kandukuri, Canberra Australia


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DEVOTEES' FORUM

Lucky Gupta, Ghaziabad

Baba helps actively and actually. Once you have surrendered to Him He takes care, reduces pain and increases happiness and evolves the souls. Keep His teachings and life history in mind. See Him in happiness and unhappiness both. See Him in mundane and spiritual both. Allow Him to work on you by keeping Him always in your heart.

Nirupama, USA

Om Sai Ram...He who does this and surrenders himself to the Feet of Hari (Lord) will get free from all troubles and attain bliss. The Lord runs and helps him who remembers and meditates on Him with love and affection.

 

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READER'S REFLECTION

Madhusudan

I am thankful to you for sending me the magazine. Baba bahut dayaalu hai. He is so kind and caring that one gets tears thinking of His love for us. There is not a day when one does not experience His care and love.

Nanda Pandya, Mumbai

The Dussehra Message is written in such an easy to understand language that it is greatly appreciated and proves to be motivational too. We are always looking forward to such messages.

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NEWS OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES

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 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

 

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);

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 Ravi Chittajallu (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 21 332 922 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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