N E W S L E T T E R
VOL81, MAY 2009
 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

……“Prior to his settlement at Akkalkot, ‘Swami Samarth’ visited far and wide. While moving in the Himalayan region he visited China. Thereafter, he visited places like Puri, Banaras, Hardwar, Girnaz, Kathiawad and Rameswaram in the South . Because of his mobility and sudden appearance and disappearance from place to place he came to be known as ‘Chanchal Bharti’ i.e. a wandering Sadhu.

He also stayed at Mangalvedha, a town near Pandharpur in Solapur district, Maharashtra, which had been inhabited earlier by famous saints like Domojipant and Chokhamela. He came to Akkalkot in 1856 where he continued his physical existence for 22 years. He came to Akkalkot on the invitation of one Chintopant Tol and stayed at a place on the outskirts of the town.

What we call miracles are the normal ways of functioning of the God realised ones. The Risaldar of that area, a muslim person, wanted to test the Swami by offering him a chilum without tobacco and asked him to smoke. Swami Samartha started smoking the empty chilum after lighting it as if nothing had happened. Realising him to be an advanced spiritual person, the Risaldar apologised and made arrangements for his stay in the house of one Cholappa. It is in this small house that Swami Samarth lived upto his last.

Soon, the name of Swami Samarth as a Spiritual Master spread all around and devotees came for taking his blessings. Many of his gestures and mystic statements which he used to make cryptically were not understood by the ordinary people although their meaning became apparent on later dates.

He treated Muslims, Christians and Parsees all alike. His kindness was always bestowed on the poor, needy and the people at the lowest rung of society. Both Hindu and Muslim festivals like Dussehra and Moharram etc. used to be celebrated by Him. Like Shri Shirdi Sai who was, at times, seen rubbing coins in his hand while taking names of some of his devotees, Swami Samarth used to toy with metallic rings frequently.

He used to give these to some devotees at random. The surprised receiver always used to find the picture of his Deity (Ishta) engraved on the ring. As in Shirdi, Thursday became a special day of celebration at Akkalkot.

Like Shirdi Sai Baba, Swami Samarth of Akkalkot was fond of mass feeding. Once, on his visit to a place called Rampur, food was cooked for 50 people by a devotee named Rawaji, to celebrate his visit. However, hearing the news of Swami Samarth’s arrival, hundreds of people from the neighbouring villages started rushing to the village.

Seeing such a large number of people at his door step Rawaji became visibly panicky. Moved by his plight, Swami Samarth asked Rawaji to get some empty baskets. When the baskets were brought from the market, idols of all the dieties like Khandoba, Annapurna, etc were put in them and food materials like Chapatis etc. were piled over them. Rawaji and his wife were asked to carry these baskets and take three rounds around the Tulsi plant.

After that, they were asked to serve food from these baskets to the guests without looking into them. When food were being served, Rawaji and his wife were amazed to see that the food in the baskets did not get exhausted even after hundred people had been served. After all the people who had come, finished their meal, Swami Samarth took his meal. This is known as ‘Annapurna Sidhi’. ".........


Q & A

How does one take time out to practice the “Guru Path” when one is under the constraint of time in our ordinary life?

Living even an ordinary life has been a difficult task with human beings in every age and not in the present time only. Leading an ordinary life means always trying to satisfy the social and family demands. It is easy for those who have left home and taken to ascetic way of life, to follow the spiritual path but it is a greater problem when living in our physical world looking after the never ending series of family and social commitments.

We seek a Guru to give us a simple solution to this most difficult problem. In the first stage nobody follows the ‘Guru Path’ completely. It requires a number of years or attempts to prepare oneself. If a man goes on searching a Guru, reading books on this subject, reading the life stories of Saints, keeping purity in conduct etc., gradually the thoughts relating to the Sadguru will grow in his inner self. Under these conditions he will meet a Guru somewhere at a certain point of time.

More correctly he will draw the attention of the Sadguru who has the divine power to see through the merits and demerits of everyone and the thought process of all His devotees even from a distance. It is said that the disciple cannot find a Guru, but the Perfect Master finds out His disciple certainly. As Baba said, “I draw my devotees from thousands of miles”.

In life full of difficulties it is a true endeavor to develop the qualities of compassion, forgiveness and service. Selfless service to all living beings is the goal of the Guru. It may be concluded that initially one should begin with obeying on smaller duties given to him by the Guru, and gradually one should move ahead for bigger jobs. While undergoing life’s struggle whatever qualities one develops those remain permanently with him and become a part of his divine self. These qualities are carried to the next life. In the next life also he again gets the help of a Guru and evolves further. The Guru Path or Parampara is not a game of one life but of a time continuum.

 

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

……“So far as Lobha is concerned, it is excessive greed and is looked down upon even in an ordinary person, and much more in a person who aims at spiritual uplift. But so far as Nana was concerned, Lobha does not appear to have been a defect in his character. In any case, Lobha is only an exaggeration of one's attachment to moneys and goods. Baba took very good care to see that Nana’s attachment did not reach excessive heights.

Baba adopted his usual methods for this purpose. It is ‘Dana’ that is the exact opposite of, and, therefore, the antitode for, the venom called attachment or greed. This truth comes from even the date of the Brihadaranyaka.

Prajapati was approached by his three sets of children, the Devas, the Naras, and the Asuras. Each of these came and said, ‘Please give us instruction as to what we should do’. Prajapati answered. ‘Da, Da, Da,’ to each of these. In the case of the gods, the ‘Da’ required for them was Dama that is, self-control, moderation. In the case of the Asuras, the ‘Da’ required was Daya, i.e. mercy. Their excessive cruel nature had to be met by the spirit of compassion, which was the antidote for their cruelty. In the case of men, the ‘Da’ was ‘Daana’ i.e, charity.

Man’s natural instinct is to grasp, to be greedy, and to get more and more, and the best way of checking this greed is by making man give up all that he has got. Daana forces a man to part with his money, etc. and by constant parting, he will get accustomed to feel quite nonchalant, quite unaffected while parting with moneys or when moneys are lost. Thus ‘Da’ (Daana) is the recipe given to men as the rule of their life by Prajapati.

The importance of eradicating greed from one’s nature may be seen from the simplest and one of the best of all the 108 Upanishads-viz., lsavasya Upanishad, so much praised by Mahatma Gandhi. In the very first verse of this Upanishad, the order is given, ‘Ma Gridhah Kasyasvid Danam’. That is, ‘Covet not wealth whosesoever it may be.’ Or it may be translated thus, ‘Covet not; whose is wealth?’ This means, what is your wealth today is mine tomorrow and somebody else’s on the third day.

So there is nothing fixed about wealth, and one need not concern oneself so much about this fleeting possession. Therefore, Daana has been specially insisted upon not only in the Vedas and Upanishads (dakshina is prescribed for all the rituals) but also by Baba in his daily practice.

Baba the Soul of Vairagya never cared to ask for moneys in the beginning. But when visitors began to rush upon him in crowds, in hundreds, he began to ask for dakshina, which had various meanings and explanations. One way of keeping out undesirable people, the over-greedy people who think of nothing except money is to ask for dakshina. A lawyer, who went to see Baba when alive, noted that he, a lawyer, accustomed to get money from others, was being asked to pay money to Baba.

So he felt repelled and never again visited Baba during his life time. That is evidently one of the ideas underlying Baba's demand in some cases. In many other cases also, the demand of dakshina serves the purpose of reducing attachment. In the case of Nana, Baba used to demand off and on various sums, and so Nana was accustomed to take with him large sums like Rs. 300 or Rs. 400 whenever he visited Shirdi. Whenever Baba asked for money, Nana would give him money. This constant giving of money to Baba would naturally reduce his attachment to wealth. ”……

 


DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE


I was suffering from deception, material losses, betrayal and physical assault. The expected outcome was depression, very high sugar levels and severe diabetic condition with a reading of 460-75. I suffered because that was karmic. My secretary even presented me with Sai Satcharita - but my sanskaras perhaps prevented me from reading it. But His grace and blessings had to lead me to it.

Finally when the situation became desperate with court cases and police stations, losing properties in the court and I was left without even a house to stay in, I took shelter in a government quarter. Then one day a friend suggested that I visit the Sai temple and read Satcharita. I read it in a saptaah. Then I read it in one day. Then someone suggested I read Gurucharita. I read that too.

Each story and chapter was a revealing lesson to me. I learnt a lot. Meanwhile, my health improved. Earlier I could not walk and found it very painful to stand up after squatting for a while. I was detected with cancer in both breasts. I did parikramas.

The next scan projected an arrest - status quo. My health improved. My daughter secured a seat in medical school. I received the promotion that was denied to me for 23 years. One of my research articles caught the attention of the Prime Minister’s staff and I received appreciation.

Even now I get depressed because the forces that are creating difficulties are so many, but I chant the name of Sai - consciously and sub-consciously every waking minute of the day. He has finally, after testing me for years, willed so much progress in a span of three years.

He will right every wrong done to me by fellow men and women. I have found the beauty of his omnipresence even in China - when I wondered when I can see a champa flower. When I returned - the first Thursday after I returned, the priest at the temple gave me a champa flower from His lotus feet. He is there when I seek Him. Without Him I would have perished.

My only worry - this morning in chapter 16 of Sri Gurucharitra, I have read about the duties of a woman. I see that only women have responsibilities and duties. Men do not. No matter what husbands may do wives must tolerate and have forbearance and patience. I have been married for 24 years.

From day one I was exploited, abused, taunted, maligned, and beaten up. I had to bring up my two children with little or no support from my husband. He has neglected the children too. I have never neglected my duties as a daughter in law. They were my responsibility and I served them with pleasure. I cannot even repeat some of the things said to me.

I have paid up his debts. All this is possible by Sai's Grace. But as a mortal I always craved for a little concern - some affection - it has never come through. I am working and therefore financially not on the road. But in similar situations, women who are not educated, not employed, have to find other ways.

Why should they not remarry so someone better can take care of them? I know shaastras say something different. They were written when the world was not so materially oriented. Now everything is money based. So employment is important. If the husband cannot support should the wife commit suicide? What about the children?

I feel strongly that some system be evolved to make life more secure for women and children and old parents. Some of my doubts and questions are answered soon and some after a long time. But no query goes unanswered. I am developing more and more faith in Baba. I am sure He is The One!

Geetha Reddy Anant, Hyderabad

 

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POEM

Grace

Baba, my Deva bless me with Thy grace
Through the trials and ordeals I face
May I be merged with patience and faith
And may more love for You in me grow

The devil is playing with my mind
Help me Father, to be rid of this maya
Purify my sight, help me to get an insight
And help me adapt to the way you want me to be

Help me to not walk astray
Stabilize my emotions and help me be Kind to everyone
For the joy that I receive from you
Gives me willingness to fight the rival in me

Your assurances and your Nirakara roopa
Stand by my side
And I find you reciprocating my prayers through Your loving face,
As Thy strong hand lift me from despair
Nevertheless I hope to get there

I need you Baba, all the time
You have never ever let me fear
In spite of my bitter moments and challenging times
You were always there
Cleaning me from my sins
Unfortunately Baba I misunderstood you
More of Thy will, I long to seek
Less of self, help me be cherubic and meek

Stupid that I am I always mourned
For the materialistic riches and searched for impermanent permanence
And yet I did not realize that I would find You
Day in and day out
in the life that I lead.

Baba, help me trod on for the road seems dark
Each step taken will leave a mark
I see you in the help you extend and
Of late learnt that you are in every obstacle
I know not what the future may hold
Days could be warm, or dreary and cold
But Lord, may I always remember thy blessings
For they are the one constant that always come my way

Minu Suravajhala, Delhi

 

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Views of Shirdi Sai Baba on YOGA

Baba’s advice to people through Sai Satcharita was ““leave off all cleverness and always remember "Sai" "Sai". "If you did that" He said, "all your shackles would be removed and you would be free". Sitting between five fires, sacrifices, chantings, eight-fold Yoga are possible for the Brahmins only. They are of no use to the other classes. The function of the mind is to think; it cannot remain for a minute without thinking. If you give it a Sense-object, it will think about it. If you give it to a Guru, it will think about Guru.””

The above statement is extracted from Chapter 10 of Satcharita. It seems imperative that one should know why more and more people take to worshiping of Baba in the modern times. Narrowing of distance between nations, the distinction between races and castes has been considerably diminished by inter caste and inter racial marriages.

Further more technological revolution and increase of man's mental and intellectual capability did not seem to fill the vacuum in man’s life. There is a sense of restlessness and chaos looming over his life. When man is not happy he looks elsewhere for solace and most of the people seem to find it at the feet of Shirdi Sai Baba.

What is it about Baba that seems to be drawing people from all generations, religious practices and different nations? There has to be more about this old fakir that is pulling people from all over the world to His feet. Sai Satcharita seems to have answers to all these questions.

Reading Sai Satcharita gives comfort to a disturbed mind and provides guidelines to questions about how a common man should conduct himself in the ever-changing society. Sai Satcharita talks about “free will”, “consideration towards other humans and animals”, “self reliance”, “love”, “perseverance”, “faith” and “patience” all of these are general human values for healthy co-existence in the present chaotic world.

Sai Satcharita talks about finding peace within oneself. Baba has never asked people to follow hard and fast rules about any religion customs or practices.
When God heard the cries of devotees He came down on this earth to help the helpless. Being omnipresent and all pervasive, Baba was devoid of ego; He identified Himself with men and animals alike and hence held no views or expressed no opinions.

Baba merely answered people's questions and clarified their doubts on subjects of spirituality, religion, philosophy or yoga. Being is a manifestation of God on this earth. He was born with powers due to His perfection. As a result all the powers came to Him naturally without Him seeking for them. He was able to demonstrate the skills of yoga such as dhauti, khanda yoga as mentioned in chapter 7 of Sai Satcharita.

Baba though looked and carried on His life like an ordinary human; He exhibited qualities, which are not possible to any human. When Baba put His hand in the burning dhuni to save the child who slipped from his mothers lap and fell into the blacksmith's fire in another village, His hand was scorched, yet when Baba put His bare hands in the boiling hundi and mixed rice/pulav/ambil there was no trace of burn at all!

On another occasion Baba was able to control His breathing and left His body for three days and returned to His body before the sunset on the third day. Baba controlled the five elements of this universe, knew past present and future and also read the minds of people as clearly as reading a book.

All these signify His godhood. Yoga, meditation, control of breath, asanas are to bring discipline to body and to exercise body. Spiritual progression is possible only through sat-karma (good actions), repetition of God's name, right conduct and most importantly complete faith and surrender towards Guru. Baba clearly emphasized this in Sai Satcharita.

Proficiency in yoga did not stop Baba from moving and living with people and embracing them. He took upon Himself their problems and suffered for people. Baba even served a haughty man (Javahar Ali) as a disciple, and showed us how to annihilate ego. In simple words Baba conveyed that happiness lies in living harmoniously in the world by sharing love, and “killing self”.

The entire struggle in life is to attain peace and to be happy. The secret is to be content with what one has and share it with others. One author says, “The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.” This is what Baba advised to people, to live in contentment with what each one had. Baba's durbar was huge, in which people from all religions practiced their rituals, followed their traditions in worshiping Baba and if they did not do it right Baba corrected them.

Baba encouraged people to follow and practice what was written in the scriptures, which they liked to follow. He however emphasized moderation or balance in life. Over indulgence is dangerous to body as well as to spiritual health. Baba kept His promise “As men believe in me, so do I accept them”.

Baba discouraged superstition. There is an instance where a practitioner of yoga who though well versed in yoga sutras could not yet attain concentration. Mention is made in Sai Satcharita chapter 23 that he went to the Masjid to get His doubts clarified, Instead he saw Sai Baba eating bread with onion. “On seeing this, a thought arose in his mind - `How can this man, eating stale bread with raw onion, solve my difficulties and help me?'”

Saibaba instantly said “Oh Nana, he who has the power to digest onion, should eat it and none else", after this Baba clarified the doubts of man and sent Him away. There was another instance where due to cholera ordinances, a fuel cart was sent away from Shirdi as a measure to control cholera. Baba disregarded this rule set by panchas of the village and asks the cart to be downloaded in the masjid and He paid for the fuel used for the ever-burning dhuni, the ash from which held spiritual and medicinal value for people.

Baba’s life appeals to a commoner in every era and people flock to His temples to earn His grace. His philosophies are simple and easy to follow. And those who have followed them find relief and have progressed spiritually. One only has to remember that Baba loves those who love Guru and repeat God’s name. This is simple path towards spiritual progression. May Baba bless us all to consciously take to repeating His name and love Him ever.


Anitha Kandukuri, Canberra Australia

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

I believe that there is one supernatural power. He is God. He comes in different forms to different people. So different groups of people pray to him in different ways. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that all prayers of devotees to God in different forms reach Him. I believe this and I also believe firmly that Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is Lord Krishna.

God wants us all to live in peace and be compassionate, affectionate and understanding and helpful to our fellow human beings. He does not want us to be violent in words or action. Yet if violence and conflicts exist there must be a reason, which He only understands.

And at the precise moment, like Lord Krishna used his divine chakra when necessary, His divine incarnation of Kaliyug will do the needful for humanity. Shirdi Sai Baba is ever present at our side to help and guide us at every step we take. Om Sai Ram Kripa

Usha Vishwanath, New Delhi

Jai Jai Sai ,It is indeed pleasure going thru the readers experiences ,my suggestion would be dedicate your self to Baba and he will 200% take care of you whatever he does he does for our good which we don't realize at the spur of moment but if you think and look back you must have been benefited by baba, You should have full faith in Baba as child has in his parents. Baba,s devotees should have no ego, jealousy, and malice.

Mayank Sharma, Dehradun

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READER'S REFLECTION

I felt a kind of joy that the term Bhakti has been very clearly explained by Shri Satpathyji, as in fact, these must be the words spoken by the Almighty Lord, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba. It is an inspiring Message to one and all Devotees of Lord Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

May Shri Shirdi Sai Baba’s infinite grace and consciousness shine upon this effort of Shri Satpathyji to pay homage to Baba’s resplendent life and teachings.

L.V.Subba Rao, Hyderabad

Thank you for forwarding Heritage of Shirdi Sai newsletter. Satpathyji has aptly described the Master Sai Baba’s ways and faith with which we have to follow His teachings. I share the newsletter with my family members who are staying in USA and find it very useful.

Madan G Mathur, Dwarka, Delhi

 

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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 BABA MANDIR EDMONTON

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Edmonton, Located at 3036 - 106 Street. Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Operating Hours: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. (Monday to Saturday except Thursdays)
Thursday and Sundays: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For Program details visit the website or call: Tel: 1-780-757-3333, Email: shirdisaibabaedmonton@yahoo.ca or visit website: www.shirdisaibabaedmonton.com

SHRI SHIRDI SAI SANSTHAN LOS ANGELES

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

 

SRI SAI BABA MANDIR OHIO USA

Location:7674 Sawmill Road, Dublin, OH-43016

Daily timings and activities:

Weekdays:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 9:00 AM Kakad Arati, 12:00 Noon: Madhyan Arati 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: 6:00 PM: Dhoop Arathi, 8:30 PM: Shej Arathi

Weekends:

Temple is open from
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Every Thursday:
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Sai Bhajans followed by Mangal Arati and Shej Arati at 9:30 PM.

For more information please call at 614-799-8411 or visit http://www.saibaba.cc/.

 

SHIRDI SAI CENTER, BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

Location: 897-B E. Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, CA - 94086

Daily timings and activities:

Weekdays:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Abhishekam and Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
11.45 am – 12:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej Arathi at 8:30 pm

Weekends:
6:15 am – 7:40 am: Kakad Arathi at 6:30 am
11:00 am – 9:30 pm: Madhyan Arathi at 12:00 pm, Dhoop Arathi at 6:30 pm and Shej Arathi at 8:30 pm

Every Thursday:
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Shirdi Sai Bhajans

For more information please call 408-705-7904 / 408-564-6704 or send email to saibandhu@yahoo.com or visit our website at http://www.shirdisaiparivaar.org/

NORTH AMERICA SHIRDI SAI TEMPLE OF ATLANTA

Location: 700 James Burgess Road,Suwanee GA 30024, USA

The North America Shirdi Sai Temple is located at 700 James Burgess Road,Suwanee GA 30024.Temple is open all seven days of the week. Baba's Kakad Aarti, Abhishek Puja, Madhyan Aarti, Dhoop Aarti and Shej Aarti are performed every day. Bhajans are sung on all thursday and sunday evenings. For information regarding the daily schedule, temple activities and events please visit Mandir's website: www.templeofpeace.org or call 678-455-7200

 

SRI SHIRDI SAI BABA TEMPLE, MICHIGAN, USA

Location: Sri Shirdi SaiBaba Temple in greater Detroit 28875 W SEVEN MILE RD, LIVONIA, MI 48125, USA

Daily timings and activities:

Kakad Aarti 09:00 AM; Abhishekam 10:00 AM; Archana 10:30 AM; Mid-day Aarti 12:00 PM; Temple Closed 12:30 - 5:30 PM; Dhup Aarti 6:00 PM; Archana & Bhajans 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; Sai Chalisa 8:00 PM; Shej Aarti 8:30 PM

Special:

Hanuman Chalisa 6:30 PM (Tuesday); Lalitha Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Friday); Vishnu Sahasranamam 6:30 PM (Saturday);

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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