N E W S L E T T E R
VOL79,APRIL 2009
 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

……“To follow what Shri Sai prescribed as the Path could not have been an easy task for any devotee unless Shri Sai had by His personal conduct, spreading over sixty years in Shirdi, proven that even in the present day world, Divinity can be experienced directly. The method He prescribed and practiced were: constantly attempt to efface ego, follow the Master steadfastly, remember God always while carrying on the duties of the mundane life, to be frugal in living but lofty in thinking. Those of His devotees who could follow Him in letter and in spirit, later turned into noble souls whom posterity holds with the highest adoration. Thus Dasganu, the police Head Constable became Dasganu Maharaj, Kaka Saheb Dixit the famous Solicitor of Bombay relinquished his worldly ambitions and worked for Baba at Shirdi and was given spiritual evolution, Kashinath Pandit became Upasani maharaj and a less educated man like Nanasaheb Dabholkar wrote Babas’ life history called “Shri Sai Satcharitra” in Marathi verse and became a name which every Sai devotee knows.

When we see the Sai movement, all over the world today, there emerges a clear picture of a new pattern of ethical life in the Sai devotees, individually and also in groups. Having visited hundreds of temples of Baba in different parts of India and in other countries like USA, Canada, UK, Australia etc. and having met few lakhs of His devotees, I find that Sai’s theme of brotherhood among the Sai devotees is a unique feature. Shri Sai used to address many devotees as “Bhau”, which in Marathi means brother. Thus He had given a clear indication about the emergence of a Sai Brotherhood. In the Dwarkamayee Masjid, He encouraged group singing of Aarti (devotional songs), group worship, group dinning and sharing of chillam (clay pipe) among different members of the group.

Today the world is passing through a period of transition. On the one hand scientific and technological achievements of the human race are going ahead at a rapid pace, but on the other hand, such a progress is not bringing about happiness and evolution of human values. As a result, racial, religious and national conflicts are raising their ugly heads. Wars and battle have never solved human problems. What brings peace and continued prosperity is mutual tolerance, sacrifice and love. The universal brotherhood of man can only be achieved by understanding the spirit of god playing through the human beings. Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi was the embodiment of the Divine Spirit, which yet continues in the subtle form. The only panacea to all the maladies we face lies in ardently following the principles of the rich heritage He has left. Let us pray to Him.

RESOLVE

We pray Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi, Our Master to be with us and help us carry on the rich legacy He had left for the generations to come. Love, tolerance, mutual cooperation and complete faith in the Master are the cardinal principles on which this Heritage is built.”…….


Q & A

Was Shirdi Sai Baba a Sadguru or an Avatar? Can you please explain?

Before one should ask whether Shirdi Sai Baba is an Avatar or a Sadguru one must know the difference between the two. A Sadguru is one who dispels ignorance and lights wisdom and guides the devotees towards the Path of God. An Avatar is one (none else but God Himself) who descends in a human body to uplift mankind. He can incarnate as a full Avatar that is, with all the 16 kalas (sixteen types of powers) or as a partial Avatar to establish Dharma (with a few kalas out of this 16). I firmly believe that Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is an Avatar of God. The Lord in His form has descended in order to uplift mankind and re-establish dharma. He always use to act as if He was just a fakir and a servant of God but many a times in front of devotees when He was in a spiritually ecstatic mood, He declared that He was the Lord Himself. The qualities required to call Him an Avatar are Omnipotence, Omnipresence and Omniscience. He had full control over all the five elements (Panchatattwa). We all know that He controlled the fire and rain as narrated in chapter 11 of "Shri Sai Satcharitra", the life story of Shri Sainath. It is seen that usually a religion or path that is established by an Avatar goes on expanding for hundreds of years ever after His Samadhi. The phenomenal expansion of the Sai movement in India and abroad is a clear indication about the spiritual status of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi.

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


 

FROM "LIFE OF SAI BABA" BY NARASIMHA SWAMI

……“Nanda deepam or the perpetual lamp at the Lendi is now covered by a pillar. But when he was maintaining it, it was only a pit. There was nothing above to protect it, and on its four sides 20 pieces of cloth were tied and the hole was covered with a zinc sheet. Baba used to sit behind that lamp and order him to fill up two pots with water and place them near him.

Baba would pour out water in various directions from those pots. Why that was done, Abdul could not say, nor whether any mantra accompanied the action. Except Abdul no one else would be present when Baba scattered the water. Abdul said, ‘Except myself, no other Mohammadan was reading the Koran or any other holy book sitting by Baba's side’.

Baba would occasionally utter sacred words, and all of them were noted in that book. By Baba’s order or permission, Abdul took them all down. It can now be read by either Narasimhaswamiji or any other devotee. This script is neither Devanagari nor Modi.

Abdul used this book not merely for daily reading but also for prophecy. Abdul died in April 1954, and till then, he was in the establishment of the Sai Sansthan. Abdul had great faith in Baba, and would give udhi with Baba's grace to many and help them in achieving their objects such as cure of diseases.

As he was for 66 years, either the bodyguard of Baba or the attendant on his tomb, he is esteemed as the Hanuman of Baba; constantly attending on the Guru, never expecting any payment or reward, but simply out of faith sticking on to his master. His was a noble example of complete and perfect devotion and active service with the fullest faith that is Nishta in the Guru.

He had both Nishta and Saburi and Baba on occasions, told him, ‘Arre, what are you going to have? You are going to live in storeyed houses and terraced houses. You will have a glorious time’. Abdul lived for some time in Buty wada upstairs and he commanded the respect of a very wide circle of Hindus and Muslims.

Baba used to give Abdul excellent advice fitting him for a yogi’s life. Baba told him, ‘Eat very little. Do not go in for a variety of eatables. One sort of dish will suffice. Do not sleep much’. Abdul followed this advice. He kept awake all night, and in a kneeling posture kept repeating his Koran, that is, Baba's words. He was meditating on them.

Baba said, ‘Have Dhyan on what is read and think Who am I’. This might have been beyond the capacity of Abdul. One night, he says, he was tired and tried to sleep, and held his palms in front of him to rest his drowsy head. Baba then said, ‘Are you trying to see the moon?’ That night when he fell asleep, he fell upon Baba and his gaddi. Baba gently stroked his feet, and then he awoke. The next day when he took water in his palms and looked at it, there was a big moon in that water. It was 2 p.m. This was what Baba had spoken of.”……


DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

Since the year 1988, my family and I are the devotee of Sri Sainath Maharaj. My sister-in-law is a follower of Sai Baba since long and she introduced us to Baba. We love Baba wholeheartedly. My family and children regularly get Baba’s message, valuable lessons and advice through Sai Baba’s serial on television every Sunday. On many occasions Baba has saved us and brought peace and smiles to members of our family.

On one occasion in the month of October 1995, both our children, daughter and son, were attacked by malignant malaria. Although they were under treatment by a team of doctors at Hospital at Haldia, West Bengal, their condition was deteriorating. After a period of about a week, the doctors proposed to shift them to Kolkata.

Deterioration of their condition had put us into tremendous anxiety. But we believe that Baba listened to our prayers. On the day previous to our plan of leaving for Kolkata, another doctor of the same hospital, (who was on leave during the above problem), joined the duty. This doctor had excellent experience and knowledge from his previously working at Mathura hospital regarding handing the cases of malignant malaria.

We strongly believe that, due to our prayer to God Sai Baba, the doctor came to our rescue. He applied doses of the right medicine and due to his treatment, the condition of both of my children started improving from that day. Our children would not have been recovered had that doctor not been there. It is Baba who had sent the Doctor and saved the life of my children. Since then our belief on Baba further strengthened.

Similarly, Baba has given His blessings to my family in many occasions.
Recently I was passing though difficult times and needed Baba’s mercy. I visited Shirdi on 19th and 20th January 2008 for getting Baba's blessings. I prayed to him and brought prasad, Baba’s photographs and CD and cassettes of Baba’s Bhajans.

It is true, that no one returns in empty hand from Shirdi Sai Sansthan at Shirdi. Baba listened to my prayer and solved my problem. After this, many personalities came to my help, recognized me and my sincerity in work and I was elevated by the organization to next higher position just after one month of my visit to Shirdi. It has been a great experience. Baba’s mercy and grace has been with us, even in our most challenging times and we always realized it.

We are grateful to you Baba.

S. L. Chakravorty, Noida

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POEM

Chisel !!!!

Dear Baba,

I wish you make me a sharp chisel in your hand,

And use me to sculpt happiness in the people I meet,
They are your children and deserve your loving attention,

Use me to carve success for the many people I come across
Answer their prayers through me and I shall selflessly serve,

Use me to chip away the warts on every human soul,
So that they can be moulded to be in your loving image,

Use me to chisel away the mountain of ignorance in every man,
So that your compassionate rays can be seen clearly by them,

Use me as a chisel to smoothen the path for their deliverance,
So that they can walk to you with Divine rapture and Joy,

I know you will have to give me a few knocks on my head,
Some of them soft, some of them hard, but knocks nevertheless,

But I know, I will always want to be a Chisel for this Divine Purpose,
Because Baba, Hard knocks or soft, I shall always be in your hands!

M.D Kumar, Mumbai

 

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Views of Shirdi Sai Baba on YOGA

Yoga means “to join”. The ultimate union of our soul with the God is called Yoga. We all feel pain and a feeling of deep inner loneliness because we have separated from our Source. All Yoga aim at re-establishing our contact with our Source “the Self”. The union cannot be achieved as long as we are caught in the matrix of life and death due to our Karma.

Union with the God/ Brahma / Supreme power implies that the soul has broken free of the cycle of birth and death. The soul will not have to take birth after birth to work out its karma. We call it by name of Nirvana/ Moksha/ Salvation. Every soul has to reach this level of perfection. It is said that at this stage the soul gets enlightened and can recall all its past, present and future. The soul can create anything it wants. The soul becomes Spirit. It attains the state of Existence-Knowledge-Bliss.

Some souls reach this state in only a few births while some take hundreds of births and still wonder what is the purpose of getting a human birth. Shirdi Sai Baba often said that we get human body as a result of our good karma so that we can work towards our own salvation/ moksha/ nirvana. Every human being has to take steps towards self realization and ultimately God realization i.e., first to learn that he is soul and not body. Ultimately realize and let his soul merge with the Divine Holy Spirit (God).

We can come across someone (Guru / Guide) who will remind us of the purpose of taking human birth. However, the one, who has already achieved self realization and God realization and strives to help others to achieve the same is known as Sadguru (ascendant master or Perfect Master). Shirdi Sai Baba is one such Sadguru. He may not be physically visible to us anymore but His holy spirit is still guiding and helping many of His devotees towards self realization and God realization.

As per Hindu scriptures, there are mainly four routes to reach this ultimate destination Karma Yoga (Work), Jnana Yoga (Knowledge), Raja Yoga (Power) and Bhakti Yoga (Devotion). Though during his lifetime, Shirdi Sai Baba has thrown light on all forms of Yoga.

As per ancient Hindu scriptures, consistent practice of either Love, Work, Knowledge or Psychic control help us achieve Yoga. These four routes that take us to our ultimate destination are called Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Raja Yoga respectively. In the final stages all these routes overlap with each other and become the same. Sai Baba was Yogasampanna (full of Yoga). He has given practical demonstration of all these Yogas by His conduct, action and preachings during His physical lifetime on earth.

Shirdi Sai Baba has also given discourses on all these Yoga practices to His devotees as per their needs and qualifications. To be able to learn and master any of these Yogas to reach our final destination needs grace of God, which further depends on the qualification of the receiver. A student of class fourth cannot be given knowledge of class eighth. Baba would often say that people keep asking him for worldly comforts but do not ask Him to give them what He wanted them to give out of His full treasury.


Bhakti Yoga: This is path of pure extreme love and single minded devotion. The devotee (Bhakta) places his trust in his ascendant master and loves Him unconditionally thinking Him to be Brahma/ Universe. The Master looks to the qualifications and preparedness of the seeker, works on the mind, thoughts and feelings of the devotee and gently but surely guides him towards path of self realization.

Sai Baba had placed such unconditional faith in his Guru and waited patiently for His blessings. He advised His devotees to do the same. Sai Baba maintained that though Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Love) is difficult but if one has a guide than this route becomes the easiest path to follow.

The only condition is that for treading this path the devotee has to surrender himself completely (sarvasva sharanagati) to his deity with firm belief that his Perfect Master will take him safely across the worldly ocean existence. Sai Baba often asked people to offer Him two pice of Shraddha and Saburi, if devotee wanted Him to become their guide. Bookish knowledge is for intellectual learning. For spiritual learning, a capable Sadguru is needed who is pure love incarnate, does not care for monetary benefit and is Himself Self-realized. Shirdi Sai Baba was all this and more.

A Bhakti Yogi has to surrender himself to his Sadguru, his personal God. Sai Baba once told a devotee (who was following some other Guru) to hold on to his own “bolster” and not leave his Guru. Baba advocated that we should have faith in our Sadguru, we should assimilate his teachings and follow them with patience without any doubt. So many times Sai Baba appeared as Ram, Krishna, Vithala, etc to His devotees to confirm their faith in their respective personal Gods. He sent Shama to Vani to fulfil his mother’s vow made to their family’s personal God.

Karma Yoga: A karma yogi has to perform all his activities with disinterest and offer them to God. A karma yogi is detached and does not yearn for worldly desires like wealth, progeny and fame. A karma yogi lives to serve the world. Shirdi Sai Baba gave a practical demonstration of being a perfect Karma Yogi during His lifetime. He had no family, desires or wants. He had pure love for humanity. He kept “Dhuni” burning day and night. Every day he would go out for bhiksha (mendicancy) round(s). He did not store money. He did not care for expensive gifts offered to Him by His devotees. He was dispassion incarnate and had no attachment with anything of this world. He only cared for the welfare of His devotees in every possible way He could. So many times He took the pain /sufferings of His devotees’ for giving them relief. Many of His devotees got cured by His blessings.

Sai Baba always looked after the welfare of His devotees. Rich and poor were treated similarly and once they surrendered themselves to Baba, their problems became Baba’s problems. Sai Baba took human form for the sake of His devotees, to serve mankind and to sort out the differences between Hindus and Muslims at that time.

The famous snake and frog story rendered by Baba is a perfect example of how karma performed with attachment brings about our downfall. Baba would often say we get what is ours and we lose what does not belong to us. Our karma determines what we deserve.
Sai Baba advised us to practice self restraint, be loving, truthful, unselfish, develop good character, resist evil thoughts.

Jnana Yoga: A rich gentleman had visited Baba to get brahma gyana(secrets of universe). Baba gave him an extensive intellectual insight into Brahma and explained how and why it is difficult to understand this knowledge. So many things are to be surrendered for gaining knowledge of Brahma. This jnana can only be given to those who have attained certain qualifications to receive the same.

Further it requires the grace of Guru/ God without which no knowledge can be acquired. Jnana Yogi has a very highly developed “vivek” and can easily distinguish between Real and Unreal “Maya/ Illusion”. Baba has explained about the working of Maya to His devotees. Baba would often say that God pervades everything. Only God is real, while the rest is illusion.

Life would be easy if we can understand this. Baba advised His devotees to watch the show of their life as a bystander and detach themselves so that they do not feel pain. Baba’s most famous phrase “Sabka Malik Ek” is symbolic of a Yogi who has realized universality of religion. A jnani knows that at the highest levels of all religions - all is one. Baba wanted the whole humanity to understand this.

Raja Yoga: This Yoga requires practice of psychic control, control of inner unseen world. Visualisation of God /Universe within through meditation etc. Sai Baba is “antaryami”. Baba had full knowledge of inner and outer world of His devotees. He could read the inner most thoughts and desires of His devotees. He could manifest Himself at places other than Shirdi. He identified Himself as one with other saints and even proved it to so many of His devotes through many such manifestations.

He could control fire, rain and other natural phenomenon. Raja Yogi is required to do some physical yogic exercises to keep the body fit and Sai Baba excelled at such practices like Khanda Yoga and Dhauti. Like a Raja Yogi he had control over His food habits. His tongue knew no taste. He disapproved of fasting and preached moderation in eating.

Baba’s teaching regarding how He met His Guru who helped Him to introvert His outgoing tendencies and made Him feel bliss supreme is a perfect Raja Yoga practice. A Raja Yogi can control natural elements like Baba could control the raging fire or stop the storm. Baba knew deepest inner thoughts of all and often said that wherever His devotee may be, He is always with him and knows every action and thought of His devotee. Though He would be seen mixing with all His visitors, He remained in state of “Samadhi” internally.

From all above it is clear that non-attachment is the basis of all Yogas. The destination of all the Yogas is the same, i.e., “union with God”. So at one point all these Yoga practices start overlapping with each other. Shirdi Sai Baba was a master of all these Yogas - A perfect living example “of how to put such divine knowledge to practice. He said He was there to help and guide but people are more interested in worldly desires. So many times He would fulfil an earnest devotees’ worldly desires first, in order to bring him on the path of Yoga later.

Like Hemadpant says it is very difficult to comprehend the life of great Sadgurus like Sai Baba. We can just imagine their greatness using our limited intellectual bookish learning. One has to practice and experience such yogic practices but that can be possible if we come across someone who has himself united with His Self. I am lucky, I found my Sadguru in Shirdi Sai Baba. I pray to Him to work on me internally, change and direct my thoughts in the right or positive direction. Sai Baba help me choose my thoughts from the highest point of love so that I can reach and merge with You.

Vandana Ritik, New Delhi

 

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

My kids and their friends were arguing and I said "enough boys, otherwise I will have to put an end to the fun and you will be sad". The boys said, "do you know why wars happen?" In my absent minded way I said, "people want to make money so they wage wars". Then the boys said no... "WAR happens when each one thinks We Are Right." I was spell bounded for a moment.

They are kids and yet they are so right. Baba Himself said in Chapter 18/19 that "you ignorant fools leave off all these fightings and arguments and live in peace". The boys might have been taught this in their school. I always wondered why can't we all be happy and peaceful. Why do there have to be fights, misunderstandings, pain, suffering, cheating. But little did I realise that I am one of the contributors to the suffering in this world.

It is ego that breeds arguments and it is ego that makes us think we are always right. If there is difference of opinion, then I would never say, so be it, and go my own way. Maybe momentarily the person who raises the issue might think he won, but that victory would be short lived, because God always shows the right path, and truth always prevails. Why do I not act like this? It is because of my ego, and my urge to prove my point.

One thing I have to ask myself and which I fail to do is "is it worth wasting time to prove a point to somebody?” If I loved them enough then I would let them win the argument and see them happy. So the point is, I am wasting my time and energy by releasing these emotions. I would have been better off to divert this energy in thinking of Baba, doing His work than end up in a useless argument which made me lose my stability of mind and add to the misery.

Let us make a resolution, let us minimise arguments, and let go of things. Let us try it for a short time, because the sweet victory of controlling our emotions and ego is greater than seeing somebody else win an argument.

Let us test to see if refraining from arguments, and letting go of issues would give us any happiness. May be we can reconvene again in this forum and share our experiences of what the situation was and how we were able to control our urge to argue or prove a point and avert an uncomfortable situation. Baba, please give us strength to be able to hold back our tongue and not be involved in arguments.

Anitha Kandukuri, Canberra

I really admire the website and the magazine on Baba. You really are spreading a lot of insight on Him to benefit all and that is indeed very commendable. Hope he always blesses you and your loved ones forever and ever. I too am a follower of Baba and feel is my best friend and I have total faith in Him. When i go to meet him in Shirdi, all I do is look at him peacefully and get back. I don’t believe in asking Baba for anything, as he knows what we want and reads our minds and thoughts way before even we realize.

Geetika Sethi, Dubai

 

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READER'S REFLECTION

Thank you very much for publishing my article in your magazine. This could be possible due to the Blessings of Sai Baba. I am grateful to Him for giving me encouragement to write. I am a regular subscriber to Hritage of Shirdi Sai. Thank you for sending me the contributor’s copy. Heritage of Shirdi Sai is doing an invaluable service to Sai devotees and people around the world by reaffirming the strong faith in Sai Baba. Devotees’ experiences give more inspiration to have faith in Sai Baba and patience (Shraddha and Saburi).

Premkumar Subnani, New Delhi

I would like to say that your newsletter is really very informative and wonderful regarding Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and the feedback of His devotees.

N.Sridhar

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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 Hari Gangisetty (President) Mobile: (+64) 21 629 993 Email: President@shirdisaibaba.org.nz or Bhaskar Reddy Duvvuru (Secretary) Mobile: (+64) 21 292 3807 Email: Secretary@shirdisaibaba.org.nz
Address: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of NZ, P.O. Box: 16142,
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. Visit our website http://www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz/


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