N E W S L E T T E R
VOL89, AUGUST 2009
 

 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

……“As soon as the child ate the dry fruit, God-consciousness dawned on him and for about three days he remained in a state of spiritual ecstasy shedding tears in secluded places. Obviously Hazrat Abdulla Shah had given Tajuddin the spiritual powers or consciousness known as “Shaktipata” in Hindu Yoga system. Thereafter, the child was found to be always in a state of contemplation in secluded places.

At the age of 18, the financial condition of his maternal uncle’s house deteriorated due to floods. As a result, both Baba and his maternal uncle searched for a job. In 1881, at the age of 20, Baba joined the Nagpur Army Regiment. Soon a contingent of the Regiment, where Baba was serving, was sent to a place called Sagar.

At Sagar, Baba used to manage his duties as an army sepoy, somehow spending the best of the time in doing namaz and contemplation. He used to spend most of the nights with a highly developed spiritual soul known as Hazrat Baud Saheb, undergoing spiritual practices. Hazrat Baud Saheb is, therefore, recognised as one of the spiritual masters of Tajuddin Baba. His absence from the army camp at nights, and his least regard for the service created problems from the higher authorities. One day, in a spiritually intoxicated state, Baba suddenly submitted his resignation from the army and left the camp.

He then roamed around in the streets of Sagar like a mad man; without any sense of body. Soon his maternal grandmother heard of the news and took him away to Kamthi. She tried to get him cured through doctors and Hakims thinking that he was a mad. The doctors and Hakims could hardly improve his condition as Baba Tajuddin’s consciousness had, by that time transcended the gross and subtle body and was floating in the vast ocean of divine consciousness - beyond multiplicism and duality of nature.

As has befallen the destiny of many spiritual seekers, children started throwing stones at him to which he would never react. The society around him discarded him as useless for their purpose and declared him as mad and, therefore humiliated him whenever and wherever they could. However, miracles also started taking place around him. He would suddenly tell people about their past and warn them about future problems.

One day in that Videha state (beyond body state) he approached a British woman in a naked state. The horrified women complained to the army authorities about such uncivilized behaviour. An army officer caught hold of him and got him admitted in the lunatic asylum of Nagpur on the 26th of August 1892. This is one of the biggest illusions of Nature (Maya) as I see it - the mad people of the mad world declaring the knowledge-incarnate, who had come to redeem them of their worldly madness, as mad. But how could the authorities, confine a soul that is in a state of pure consciousness within the four walls of a lunatic asylum. As was the practice, the inhabitants of the asylum used to be locked up in barracks and cells at night. Similarly, Baba was also put in confinement under strict vigil. ".........


Q & A

While treading the path towards Baba if a devotee feels surrounded by despair, what should he do?

I have said in one of my poems – “Jab dil udaas ho to Sai ka naam lena” i.e. “When one feels depressed one should take the name of Sai”. Human beings have a tendency to feel depressed at times, when facing the pain and miseries of life. But, if such feeling of pain and misery are true, so are the feelings of joy and bliss. One should see the role of Shri Sai in both the situations.

In happiness without wasting too much time in rejoicing, if we can help others in getting the same happiness in Baba’s name or work for the cause of Baba then the happiness that we derive will be more lasting. Physical happiness is momentary and once it is gone it brings sorrow as mind has a tendency to yearn for the same or more happiness always, which certainly is not possible in anybody’s life.

Whenever you are in sorrowful situation remember Baba’s words. “Keep your balance and see what comes next”. Keeping in touch with Baba internally and thinking of Him reduce sorrow. By reading Shri Sai Satcharitra, by singing Baba’s bhajans the sorrow gets certainly lessened. In bad times one must read about Baba as much as one can, meditate on Him, chant His name, sing His devotional songs and help other people who are in greater distress than us.

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

……"This lady is also one of those devotees of Baba who derived very peculiar and very great advantages, mostly in temporal matters, but partly in spiritual matters also and, therefore, her experiences with Baba are taken up here. Her first introduction to Baba’s name was through her brother-in-law Sri R. A. Tarkhad of Bombay, Director of a mill there.

He had been to Baba, and had very high impression of Baba’s power and nature, and when he visited his brother’s house, he spoke of Baba in terms of high praise which naturally roused Mrs. Sadasiva Tarkhad’s attention for a special reason. Her little child Nalini Tarkhad (now a famous film star) had suddenly taken ill at the age of 15 months, and she was in great perplexity as to what to do.

Hearing of Baba’s fame, she said, ‘If Baba is the wonderful saint that my brotber¬in-law stated he is, then he should make the child recover, and if he makes the child recover, the whole family with the child will go to Shirdi, and pay their respects to Baba in person’. Very shortly after the vow was made, the child did recover, and so, she, her husband, and child went up to Shirdi. This lady had already a fairly good grounding of religious experiences by contact with other saints, and her first impressions of Baba are the more valuable on that account.

She found the most prominent feature about Baba was his eyes. She says¬ “'There was such power and penetration in the glance that none could continue to look at his eyes. One felt that Sai Baba was reading him or her through and through. Soon one lowered one’s eyes and bowed down. One felt that he was not only in one’s heart but in every atom of one’s body.

A few words, a gesture would reveal to one that Sai Baba knew all about the past and present and even the future and about everything else. There was nothing else to do for one, except to submit trustfully and to surrender oneself to him. And there He was to look after every minute detail and guide one safe through every turn, and every vicissitude of life. He was the Antaryami, call him God or Satpurusha in Sahajasthithi or what you like. But the overpowering personality was there, and, in his presence, no doubts, no fears, no questionings had any place, and one resigned oneself and found that was the only course, the safest and best course' .

From her first contact she went on getting experiences of his power, his all-knowing and all-pervasive personality, and his protecting care shielding her wherever she went and at any time whatsoever. She had become Baba’s Ankita, by complete surrender, with full faith, to him. For the benefit of strangers, she was kind enough to give some instances of Baba’s Antaryamitva that she could vouch for from personal experiences or from that of some intimate friends.

Shirdi was notorious for being infested with snakes and is so even now after lighting arrangements are made. When she went there first, there was no street lighting and no village committee was working. She was walking about at night in the streets. But suddenly it struck, her that she should stop.

There was no light, no sound, no object visible to account for her stopping. But somehow she felt she must, and in a very little time, a light was brought. Then she saw that if she had taken another single step it would have been over a serpent that was lying there quiet. But how she managed to stop then, and why the light came, were never explained to her. It was all Baba’s grace, his protection, and his ever watchfulness over his children. She says, like this, He saved her life again and again on several occasions, both before and after his Mahasamadhi.

One very interesting instance of Baba’s Antaryamitva that she gives was in respect of a leper, who came to Baba to take his darsan. The poor man's disease was very far advanced, and he had very little strength. He was stinking all over. It was with great difficulty he could slowly get up the three steps of the Mosque, and then like every visitor he had to go to the dhuni to pick up the ashes (udhi) and then give it to Sai Baba, placing his head on Baba's feet.

This lady being fairly near was finding his prolonged presence and the intense stench he gave, very difficult to bear. At last he moved off, and then she felt relief and said within herself, 'Thank God, He is off'. Sai Baba at once looked at her sending a piercing glance at her. Of course he knew her thought. He ordered the leper to be brought back. The man came. Slowly he clambered up, full of his stench, and bowed again.

He was carrying a parcel in his hand-a very dirty parcel. Baba took it up and asked, 'What is this?' and opened it. It had pedas (milk sweets). Baba .picked up a piece and gave one piece to this lady, and put a bit into his own mouth. Baba said to the lady 'eat'. There was no option but to obey and she had to eat it. Then the man was sent back with the rest of the pedas. This is what he wished, that is, that Sai Baba should accept a part of the peda, and return the rest as prasad. Baba satisfied him, though that man had not the courage first, when he arrived there, to present the dirty packet to Baba.

Baba used the occasion to teach her valuable lessons in humility, fraternity, sympathy, endurance, and trust in Baba's supreme wisdom, which knows when there is danger and when there is none. She did not contract leprosy of course. She declares that whenever they had difficulties to get over, they had simply to stay or stand in Baba's presence, and no necessity there was to utter a word. Baba knew at once everything in the minds of his children, and would himself do the needful. She gives one instance.

They had taken their servant with them, who was suffering from pain in the waist. As there was no hospital at Shirdi, her husband went up and stood before Baba. At once Baba said, 'The whole of my leg is paining. Great is the pain'. Some one suggested 'Why not do something to relieve the pain?' 'Yes' said Baba, 'if green leaves are heated and applied over it, the pain will go away'.

'What leaves, Baba?' they asked. Baba said, 'The green leaves near the Lendi' (Lendi is the odai-streamlet), 'Is it korphad-aloes - somebody asked. ‘Yes’, said Baba, and added if that is brought, split into two, warmed over the fire, and applied, that will do, Her husband knew at once that was Baba's prescription for their servant and he took up korphad, warmed it over the fire, and applied it to his servant's waist. That man was cured.”……

 


DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

Shri Sai Satcharitra is a Treasure gifted by Sri Sai to his devotees. That is why I always refuse to accept any money for the Satcharitra I give to others. Many people ask me for the book and when I give it to them they ask how much it costs. We may price a Holy book for its print but cannot price its contents. This is my strong opinion.

Satcharitra is a ocean like the four Vedas. Once Dr. Mrs. Vinnie Chitloori (author of Ambrosia in Shirdi) told me that she always prays Baba to give her at least seven births as His devotee and grant strength to understand the Satcharitra in all aspects and grant liberation in the last birth .

Baba makes a devotee fulfil his vow to other Gods is a known matter from the Satcharitra. Once this happened to me. Five years ago I have copied the Holy Sri Gurucharitra in manuscipt (Master Universal Sai Trust of Ongole in Andhra Pradesh is constructing an Ashram in Shirdi and they wanted to place the manuscript books copied by the Sai Devotees in a pillar or stoopa).

On completion of the work while packing the Book for despatch, a thought came to my mind that Lord Dattatreya is incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara.....Oh Sainadha....it would be nice to feed atleast three people on completion of my work. The next day morning I went to a post office and sent the parcel containing the Book to the Organisation. Walking through the street suddenly one villager with two children came and asked for food for his children.

I said that my house is too far from that place and expressed my inability to provide food instantly and offered him money to feed children in any restaurant. He refused the money and said that he too possessed money. He further said that he came in search of his wife who had come to the city with her parents to work in a construction project from their village as they had no earnings at their place and children wanted to meet their mother.

One child was 10 years old and other was about 8. He said they came by a train from their village and the children were hungry and the money in his possession was required for his return travel. I again insisted that he accept the money instead of food as I was totally unable to feed them on such a busy street, but he did not yield and requested me to provide food to his children. I was totally baffled at his demand. To my surprise I noticed an Irani restaurant a 100 yards away.

Overjoyed by seeing this, I asked him if any snacks would be alright for them as normally such kind of restaurants serve only tea and snacks. He agreed. I took them to the restaurant and while looking at the huge glass box containing bakery biscuits, samosa etc, casually asked the bearer there if cooked rice available. He replied that Vegetable Biryani was just ready.

I asked the villager whether the children would eat such spicy food. He said yes and asked me to arrange at least one plateful to feed his children and he further said that he can resist himself. But I ordered two plates full of Biryani for the children and paid money for it in advance and told the bearer not to ask any money from them and took a few steps towards the exit. It then struck me that I had made a mistake.

I went back into the restaurant and saw the children giving spoonful of food to their father. Cursing myself for not ordering food for their father, I approached the bearer and asked him for one more plateful of biryani and paid money for it and turned towards the villager.

The feeling I had on seeing his expression of gratitude is unexplainable. With great relief I came out of the restaurant and was surprised to see a Baba idol installed in a small portion opposite the restaurant. I looked at my wrist watch and the time was 12.20. Then I realised what I thought when I was packing the manuscript of Sri Guru Charitra previous night and how Baba made me to fulfill my wish that too in His presence. My faith in Him increased multifold with this incident.

P. Bharadwaja, Hyderabad

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POEM

Life is that

What is life people often ask
It is your inner self with a mask
Life is colourful, surprising and definitely not bad
Yes, life is that.

At every step there is
Something new to learn
The more you know
The more you earn

In life, everything comes one step at a time
It is sometimes sweet as jaggery or sour as a lime
In life, there are highs and lows
Only he will win who is steady and slow

Life is a journey towards the one
Who drives away the darkness from our lives
Just like the sun

We see, we grow, we live and learn
and finally, we die
We know we are born
But we wonder why?
Life is realisation
Of the ultimate formation
Life is to seek the truth
To abolish all lies
After that there will be no more why’s

In the journey of life
We must stay calm
Only then shall we realize
That enlightenment is within the reach of our palms

What is life? People often ask
It is your inner soul with a mask
Life is colourful and definitely not bad
Oh yes! My friend’s life is that.

Rishan Dhamija, Delhi

 

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ARTICLE

Karma and Destiny

Karmas are our activities of day today life. There are karmas which are acquired, sanchitta, due to the total impressions gained in the unconscious mind because of our activities. All these karmas do not bear fruits at a time. There are some which start giving results; these are called prarabdha karma or destiny.

The other karmas give results in time yet to come in our life called âgâmi. An example of prarabdha karma is our body and the family and circumstances in which we are born. Our body suffers or enjoys due to the fruits of our prarabdha. Our karma determines what we deserve and that can be called our destiny. We are responsible for what we are. Nishkama karma is the work done by a person without any desire or attachment.

What we are today is sum total of all the impressions of not only this life but also the past lives, we have lived in this world. Whatever good or bad impressions are there due to the good or bad actions, they all work together and bring good or evil effects on our personality. We ourselves are responsible for what we are today.

In fact there is no destiny or fate for which we are not responsible. Our present circumstances and events are being governed by our past actions, which are no longer in our hand now. No one, but we are to be blamed for our so called destiny. Our future is in our hand, governed by the actions we perform today. Each one of us has two paths in front, which can be followed: a path of ignorance and a path of knowledge.

The path of ignorance looks pleasant; path of knowledge is goodness but is difficult to follow. Most of us are all the time busy in collecting things in life which seem pleasant, i.e., which satisfy the animal instincts in us and we are not able to think beyond the material world and the consequences of collecting material wealth by any means. But we are also free to live on principles like honesty, mercy, love, truthfulness, kindness etc and have inner peace and contentment. The path of ignorance leads us to painful existence of beings born in lower yonis i.e. lower grades of evolution.

The path of knowledge takes us to higher planes of consciousness, heaven or Self realization, i.e., higher grades of evolution. Each moment we have free will to act one way or the other in the circumstances given to us. We judge each moment with our intellect and discrimination and then act.

Our actions of yesterday made our present and our actions of today will make our future. So we can say that fate is our own karmas which we have done during our various births which we have undergone in past. The wrong actions lead us to results like bad health, ignorance, enmity and many other such things. Right actions in given circumstances bring good luck, health, fortune, happiness etc.

According to karma yoga, actions done by a person (not only in this life but even in past lives), cannot be destroyed, unless we reap the fruits of those actions. A good action done has to bring good result and the bad one has to bring bad effect. Some karma have already borne fruits (past), some are at present working out (present), some are still waiting and we have to bear the fruits of them (future).

The result of karmas come only in proper environment and remain stored up till the time comes. If a person does X number of good karmas and Y number of bad karmas, it does not mean that the effect of the karmas has to be calculated by simple equation (X-Y). Each action, karma, in a person’s life has to bear its fruit. If we have done X number of good karmas, and Y number of bad karmas, we will have to bear the fruits of both separately. It is just like growing seeds of X number of apple trees and Y number of babool (a thorny bush) in our garden. After some time we are bound to get apples as well as thorns. One will not neutralize the other.

Mostly there are periods in life when good or bad actions bear fruits. That is the reason, sometimes; even bad people seem to be having good time, but when their time comes, they too have to suffer due to the result of their bad actions. We can make efforts that may avoid the onset of environment in which our bad actions may give their result.

All wrong vicious actions bring pain and all virtuous actions bring pleasure. Each one has to reap the fruits of wicked deeds he does in life.

Therefore to avoid the onset of environment in which fruits of bad actions may result, one should start doing right actions. One should try to bring only sacred thoughts in mind and stop running after worldly pleasures which bring only temporary joy in life. If one feels the world around is bad and people do not act rightly, try to gaze within instead of judging others.

One should think every day before one sleeps, if any action in the day was done wrongly; if so one should determine not to do it again. Control of mind, desires and good actions in an unselfish manner help in creating an environment where the actions of wrong karmas are not able to give the results.

We should understand the purpose of this life and try to practice and achieve it every minute in our life. From childhood till old age, innumerable times, we read about the good and bad habits but very few of us try to improve on them. Therefore constant practice is the only way to succeed.

A person has to make conscious efforts to walk on the path of knowledge instead of ignorance. Although we do not have unlimited freedom i.e. freedom over our external circumstances but we have limited freedom to act correctly in the given circumstances. The freedom to act wrongly or correctly is called the free will. In a given situation each individual behaves differently.

Supposing there is an accident on the road in front of us. We have many options: One, we may decide to go away without checking if someone needs help. Second, we may stop and see if someone is hurt and try to call an ambulance and police. Third, we may do our best to save a life and pick up the injured and take him straight to the nearest hospital for treatment. The situation is same but the actions that can be taken are various, the decision depends upon the free will of a person.

It is our intellect which helps us to discriminate between right and wrong, good and bad. Most of us have not developed our intellect for this activity and this is the reason that we choose the path that satisfies our senses, rather than our spirit, the path which is easier and we are used to follow. For example it is very natural for a hunter to kill a bird or an animal for his pleasure but not so for a person who believes in non-violence.

The best way to develop intellect is introspection. At the end of the day, we should sit down quietly and remember all the activities of the day. We will find some of our actions are right and some are wrong. We should go deep in our thoughts and make a decision to act in a correct manner in future.

Constant practice will make our intellect available to us in such circumstances when we need to decide between two paths. Then we will act based on the higher values of life, and not for pleasures to satisfy our animal instincts, then our future will take shape accordingly.

S. Modi, Delhi

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

Arun N Reddy, London

God is ready to grant you happiness. Are you prepared to receive what He wishes to offer? Banish all worries. They are temporary like passing clouds. Happiness is union with God. God is eternal bliss. Get rid of your evil tendencies and fill your hearts with love of God. You will then become one with God. Do not allow anyone to come between you and your duty to God. Your allegiance to the Lord should transcend all other obligations. God takes care of such devotees. Surrender yourselves to God and dedicate yourselves to the service of mankind.

Rohit Chowdhary, Delhi

Have you ever been down and out and nobody seems to be around for you to talk to?
That's Sai....He wants you to talk to Him.
Have you ever been just sitting there and all of a sudden you feel like doing nice for someone you care for?
That's Sai....He talks to you.

Have you ever been thinking about somebody that you haven't seen a long time and then next thing you see them?
That's Sai....There is no such thing as "coincidence".
Have you ever received something wonderful that you didn't even ask for?
That's Sai....He knows the desires of your heart.
Have you ever been in a situation where you had no clue how it is going to get better but now you look back on it?
That's Sai....He helps us get through tribulations to see a brighter day.
In all that we do, we should give Sai thanks and our prayers
Blessings will continue to multiply

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READER'S REFLECTION

Prof. K. Byrappa, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Thank you so much for sending me this Sai Heritage Newsletter. It just came to me on the day of my birthday, and entered my mail box at midnight, just when the clock was clicking 12 that is my birthday. I am a devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba, and visit Shirdi each year without fail. I am in Japan right now and I read the Sai Satcharitra regularly and also Sahasranama. I do not know how to thank you for this wonderful newsletter. Please keep sending it regularly. I am far away from my India, praying Shirdi Sai Baba and He is the one who is protecting me.

Anuradha Mal, Gurgaon

I find the Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine very enriching. You are really doing a great job. The Sai Heritage E-zine is a very good effort and we feel tremendously enriched by reading it.

The article by Satpathyji is so simple and clear that it actually makes a mark on the mind. I have read this chapter so many times in Sai Satcharitra but never understood it so well. Indeed, only a Guru can explain it like this. Keep up the good work!

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NEWS OF SHIRDI SAI ACTIVITIES

Fifth anniversary celebrations at Shirdi Sai Temple Chicago on August 30th 2009:

Shirdi Sai Temple Chicago is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary on August 30th, 2009. Shri C. B. Satpathyji will be the chief guest at this function. The famous playback and classical singer Shri Suresh Wadkar will sing bhajans at the event “Ek Shaam Shri Sai Ke Naam” (An evening in remembrance and celebration of life of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba) being organized in Chicago.

For details please click here.
http://heritageofshirdisai.org/Chicago Event details.pdf
http://heritageofshirdisai.org/Chicago Event Press release.pdf

Please mark your calendar and inform your friends and family in USA and other places to attend this event

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 pm 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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