N E W S L E T T E R
VOL95, DECEMBER 2009
 

 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

……"Some of them tried to force certain material gifts on Baba, who hardly had any need of such gifts. Some of them even thought that by giving such gifts the adverse effect of their evil¬ actions (Papa) would be mitigated. Some even used to derive a lot of ego satisfaction.

They forgot that the only gift that Shri Sai desired from His devotees was devotional faith (Sharddha) and patience (Saburi). They expected the Guru to exhibit qualities of Perfect calmness and not to hurt their sentiments and always serve them even at odd hours and situations forgetting His own interest without demanding any returns.

In such circumstances, having done His best, Baba sometimes used to get vexed and about three of four times tried to walkout of Shirdi. But close devotees like Tatya and others used to prevail upon Him to return, promising that things would improve at Shirdi.

The available records indicate that things had reached such a crisis in November, 1915 that Baba had to ask his most reliable devotee Nana Saheb Chandorkar and H. V. Sathe to make proper arrangements to feed and take care of the really poor at Shirdi. He said:

It means: “If Nana, comes here, then the condition of the poor people will be better and they will get food. If my Saheb comes, then proper arrangements can be done.

Here ‘Saheb’ refers to Shri Sathe, whom Baba used to address that way. Sathe along with others, with the consent of Baba, created a “Sainath Dakshina Bhiksha Sansthan” at Shirdi in 1915 for better management of the affairs of Baba at Shirdi. The Sansthan formed a committee to manage the day to day affairs.

The Sansthan decided to request all the devotees receiving money from Baba on a regular basis to donate a certain portion of it; to the Sansthan so that Baba’s daily expenses could be met out of the collection. Except a few who can be named, most of those receiving regular donations from Baba refused to share even ten percent of what they used to get from Baba to meet His daily expenses. Further the touts and the greedy devotees, whose interest got hampered, started condemning the Sansthan for such activities and created scandals. A worried and remorseful Baba told his close devotees at Maszid:

It means: “Shrimant, one who had lakhs of rupees can come and stay here and make arrangements for them. Here when people start fighting over money, then only they will realise. I will leave this place and settle else-where. From where shall I get money and how long can I go on distributing?

Figuratively, He used to refer to Telis and Banyas breaking walls - i.e. when He tried to bring unity among His devotees, they fought among themselves on the smallest of issues.

Nevertheless, some of the best of souls from Shirdi and Maharastra flocked around Baba. Baba like a real mother, painfully taught them the spiritual practices, keeping a watch over them day and night during His sixty years of stay at Shirdi. He looked after the affairs of thousands of families and individuals day and night.

But the demands of some of the greedy ones, whom He tried to satisfy, remained till His last day. An examination of the daily happenings at Shirdi after Baba’s departure reveals that except for a few ardent devotees, others including those feigning devotion to ‘Baba’ had just vanished and had no contribution towards maintenance of the heritage of Baba.

Baba pardoned the biggest weaknesses and imperfections in His devotees and yet helped them. But some of His devotees did not tolerate the idiosyncrasies of the personality of this most Perfect Being even when they depended on Him for all their wants. Some used to accuse Him of being partial to some devotees and used to create all sort of rumours.

When Radhakrishna Mayee an ardent devotee of Baba expired various types of rumours were spread all-around. The Master due to his spiritual approach to life never took these into consideration. Baba only knew about the merits of each of His devotees and treated them accordingly whereas each devotee wanted to be treated in a special manner as per his own estimate of himself.

This kind Baba never made His devotees feel that He was so sick as not to be able to help them. Similarly Shri Ramakrishna Parmahansa, even when suffering from acute throat cancer, used to call and render spiritual discourses to his devotees forgetting his physical pain. It is not that the saints don’t suffer from physical pain when embodied in a human form. They do suffer a lot. But their infinite kindness over-rides all considerations of their personal pains and problems.

Even when suffering, they take upon themselves the sufferings of others. The life of Christ clearly exemplifies this aspect. What makes Shri Sai a unique Saint is His infinite capacity to tolerate and absorb the imperfections of His devotees which unfortunately most of the devotees failed to appreciate. Those devotees like Mhalsapati, Kaka Saheb Dixit, Tatya, Megha and others who appreciated Baba as He was and not as they desired Him to be advanced in the spiritual path. They were the perfect devotees of a Perfect Master.

Today, when Baba’s invisible spirit is drawing lakhs and lakhs of human souls to Shirdi and protecting them, a question often arises in my mind – “that the most compassionate Sadguru Sainath Maharaj gives His best to each of His devotees, but do the devotees understand the pains He bears to make them happy”.".........


Q & A

Is being rich and having comforts of life, so called materialistic possessions, a wrong goal to attain? Does it take us away from God? Can we be closer to God even while concentrating on our materialistic progress?

God reflects through both material and spiritual aspects of human life. Who else than God has created the material world? The material aspect of life is necessary for the spiritual evolution upto a certain point. The examples of some of the Spiritual Masters show that they lived in the complex material world and yet evolved to the highest level of spirituality.

Material world can be used as a medium towards spiritual progress. Being rich is not a sin unless richness is derived through sinful means and money is spent in sinful pursuits. Rise materialistically but use the material earnings for the cause of others to the extent possible by you. A rich man is the trustee of God to help the poor. If he distributes his wealth after keeping his share, he is doing the right job.

There is a tendency of some people to look-down upon the rich people as if they were all sinners of God. I have seen hundreds of cases of rich people being very pure and kind whereas I have seen lots of poor people quite dishonest. Hence one should not draw any conclusions.

 

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

……"Baba insisted on harmony amongst his followers. He said, 'If you avoid rivalries and bickerings, God will protect you'. This is specially valuable for promoting' Hindu Muslim relations of harmony amongst Baba's bhaktas and their surroundings. Baba also said, 'Return not evil. Return good for evil. Others words cannot harm you'.

Baba preached industry and patience. Baba said, 'Life is lived in vain if no yoga, yaga, tapas or jnana be achieved. He asked a devotee, Will you sit idle merely eating your food? Have Saburi' that is patience and courage. Baba set the example himself of tapas. He kept awake the whole night lying on a small narrow plank in Nama Smarana, keeping his eyes open and holding his mind in trance, telling Mahlsapathy to sit by his side and place his hands on Baba's heart.

If Baba fell asleep, Mahlsapathy should wake him up. It was by such rigorous and extraordinary vigils that Baba got grey and also by the amount of desirable and undesirable visitors of all sorts, who pestered him. Baba's advice to sadhakas like Abdul, his constant attendant, were special and not applicable to,all, He told Abdul, 'Eat very little. Do not go in for a variety of eatables. A single sort of dish will suffice. Do not sleep much. Have dhyana on what is read.

Think of Allah, Hari nama, Hari nama, Hari nama'. This applies to every serious minded devotee who wishes to reach God. Baba also rebuked scandal-mongering, himsa to animals and other forms of irreligious behaviour. About scandal¬ mongering, he knew who was scandalising whom and where.

When in S.M. Naik's place scandalising was going on and when Mathuradas came to Dwarakamayee, Baba at once asked, 'What was Naik saying?' The man felt ashamed of the scandal. Baba then said, 'The good and the wicked alike come here. Why draw their frailties and foibles to public notice by depicting them?' When Dixit was in his own quarters scandalising Jesus Christ and then came to Baba, Baba would not allow him to approach him till he repented.

Once there was a devotee at Shirdi reviling other devotees behind their back. Baba came along and met that man near the Lendi, and pointed out to him a pig eating human dung. Baba showed him the pig and said, 'What is it doing?' That man said, 'It is eating filth'. Baba said, 'You see with what gusto the pig is gorging itself on nightsoil. But we feel it disgusting.

This is exactly how you behave. People fret and fume against their own brethren and kinsmen to their hearts content. Human birth is obtained after much merit and after obtaining it, is a man to go to Shirdi and commit moral suicide?'

About cruelty to creatures, Baba was ever-watchful of his devotees, wherever they might be and whenever they might be indulging in such cruelty. Mahlsapathy had hit a sickly dog near his own place and when he came to Baba, Baba told him, There is in the village a bitch sickly like me and everyone is hitting it'. Mahlsapathy felt that Baba was hitting him. Mrs. Khaparde, a very orthodox lady, was cooking her food at the wada, when a dog came near.

She flung burning fuel at it. Later on she went to Baba who said, 'Yes. I come and you fling burning fuel at me'. Baba's advice on cruelty to creatures might some-times seem to be extraordinary. When Dixit asked Baba, 'The serpent kills so many people, and so, should not one kill the serpent whenever one sees it?' Baba answered, ‘No. The serpent will never kill us unless it is ordered by God to kill us. And if God has so ordered it, we cannot escape. So, do not kill the snake'.

Ever afterwards Dixit avoided killing snakes, scorpions, bugs, fleas, and other creatures. Once, a mad dog bit a small dog and the small dog was thought to be rabid and big dogs were running away from the small dog. The villagers wanted to club the small dog. It ran through the streets and sought sanctuary behind Baba at the Dwarakamayee.

The villagers wanted Baba to drive the dog out so that they might kill it. But Baba told them to get out and saved the creature. After all, the dog proved not to be rabid. Similar instructions given by Baba might take numerous pages to relate. So, we might as well stop this chapter about moral teachings with one quotation, which we copy from Sai Satcharitra.

"Unless there is some relationship or connection nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them with due respect. Shree Hari will be certainly pleased if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked and your Verandah to strangers for sitting and resting.

If anybody wants any money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him like a dog. Let anybody speak hundreds of things against you, but do not resent it by giving a bitter reply. If you always tolerate such things you will certainly be happy. Let the world go' topsy-turvy, you remain where you are; standing or staying in your own place look on calmly at the show of all things passing before you.

Demolish the wall of difference that separates you from Me and then the road for our meeting will be clear and open. The sense of differentiation, as I and thou, is the barrier that keeps away the disciple from his Master and unless that is destroyed the state of union or one-ness is not possible. Allah Malik, God is the sole proprietor, nobody else is our protector.

His method of work is extraordinary, invaluable and inscrutable. His will be done and He will show-us the way and satisfy our hearts desires. It is on account of Rinanubandha that we have come together, let us love and serve each other and be happy. He who attains the supreme goal of life is immortal and happy, all others merely exist arid merely breathe".

In closing this chapter on Moral Teachings, it is once again necessary to draw the attention of the reader to the fact that Baba did not profess to be a teacher and to more than 99 per cent of his visitors he did not even appear to be a teacher and was chiefly a granter of wishes. But all the same, he was a powerful instiller of principles and virtue into the hearts of those capable of receiving such impress.

The one most important fact to remember about morals and Baba is that Baba was the embodiment of all virtues and Baba did nothing which he did not preach. In himself, all the virtues were the efflorescence of the central root in him with which he began as a little child, namely, love for the Guru, love that knows no bounds of time, place or circumstance and love that sacrifices anything and everything at its altar.

Gratitude, service, equality, justice, consideration and so many other good qualities that were in him and taught by him were the direct issue of this love;"and could not have all been sustained without this love. This is the central point to remember about Baba.

This enables the sishya to get more and more like unto the Guru, and by constant meditation on him become the soul of the Guru. 'Apana Sarika Karitat Tatkal' says Tukaram of gurus. The sishya grows in love, absorbs the love from the Guru and returns it with all his soul and body, and does not consider himself as anything except as the lover and the beloved of the Guru. Thus he attains moral perfection, spiritual perfection, perfection of siddhis, and perfection of every sort. This is the natural result of Baba’s moral teachings.".....

 


 

ARTICLE

LETTER FROM GOD

As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday. But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear.

When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes when you could stop and say hello, but you were too busy. At one point you had to wait for fifteen minutes with nothing to do, except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet.

I thought you wanted to talk to me, but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead. I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, and thought may be.....

Perhaps you felt embarrassed to talk to me. Is that why you didn't bow your head? You glanced across three or four tables and noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't remember me. I thought there was still time left, and I hoped that you would talk to me yet.

You went home and it seemed as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done, you turned on the TV. You spend a lot of time in front of the TV each day not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show.

I waited patiently as you watched TV and ate your meal, but again you didn't talk to me. At bedtime, I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time.

That's okay because you may not realize that I am always there with you and for you.

I've got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others. I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one sided conversation. Well, you are getting up once again. And once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you.

Hoping today you will give me some time. Have a nice day!

Your friend,
GOD


Ridhi Dar, Delhi

 


 

DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

My husband is a heart patient. On a Saturday morning he started bleeding from a small vein on his ankle. He had not scratched or hurt it with anything, so we could not understand why it was bleeding, but I quickly put some haldi powder on it to stop the bleeding. It stopped bleeding, thank god.

He went to work and I had asked him to try and be seated at work as long as he could and not to put too much pressure on his foot. All was well till the afternoon - no blood, no pain. We thought all was good. He had to go to buy some wires for my electrician for some work in the store. There in the store, as he was talking to the attendant, he felt his foot was wet.

He thought he had stepped into some water on the floor, but the floor was dry. He looked again and saw his shoe full of his blood. His vein had started bleeding very badly. Being a heart patient he is on medication all the time. One of the medicines is a blood thinner and the doctor had warned us that he should be careful and try not to get hurt as he would bleed very badly.

He called me at work and asked him to meet him at the hardware store as he was bleeding. I was scared and the only thing I could thing of was, "Baba please be with him." I called my friend to drive me to the store and we both were just remembering Baba and trying to think of how to contact our doctor. On Saturdays out here doctors do not work.

Ten minutes later my husband called to tell me that our doctor was there in the store and he was taking care of him till I reached. My friend and I looked at each other and we both blurted out 'Baba is there.' As soon as we reached there the doctor asked us to meet him at his clinic and he said he would need to put stitches. I thank Baba a million times for being there with me and my family. We never know but he is always there with us.

Sheena, Malaysia

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POEM

O’ Master, Your Eyes….

When I look at me
In the rippling river
I see the end
Of my form, ever;
In my evasive mirror
My opposite one
Looks into my eyes
And my mirror lies;
Then I see my self
The true myself
When I peep into your eyes.

I look at the sun
Till he permits
And I go blind
My self retreats;
I look at the flowers
So full of life
And I look at me
With fear of end in my eyes;
Then I see my self
The true myself
When I peep into your eyes.

I look at you
And all that beautiful you
Then I look within
And fill myself with pain;
On my palm’s plain
I look for a line to me
I find it starts with you
And till you, the line lies;
Then I see my self
The true myself
When I peep into your eyes.

Debabrat Satpathy, Delhi

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Sai's Message To The Children

Baba once said that, although he will not be present in physical form, his bones will guide and help His people in times to come. In my opinion Baba is living up to his promise and we see that Sai’s philosophy is reaching all corners of the earth. I remember an incident from 2001 when a friend of mine who of Polish ancestry introduced me to his mother who was visiting him in USA from Venezuela and I was stunned for a moment when she greeted me with folded hands and said “Sairam”.

She mentioned that she visits the Sai Center in her hometown of Caracas and has read about Baba and his teachings. It emphasized the relevance of Sai’s teachings in today’s world in inspiring people from different countries and nationalities. In today’s difficult times when there are all sorts of distractions pulling a person away from leading a path of righteous and spiritual life, it becomes essential for all devotees to read and follow Baba’s words and teachings to the best of their ability and understanding.

Baba advised people to see God in all beings and creatures, which if practiced in day to day life can make this world a better place for all beings. He said that there are many ways to reach God and one way goes through Shirdi. He meant that in today’s society, there is no reason for people to quarrel in Gods name since all ways and prayers reach the same place, hence his famous quote “Sabka Malik Aik (There is one God)”.

Baba always advised that one should use rationale and logical thinking and not blindly follow any rituals or practices just because it has been done that way for years or if it is written in some revered book. Something which was relevant and made sense in say 1800’s may or may not be applicable in the 21st century. Baba discouraged superstitions or mundane rituals.

His advise was that in the age of Kali, Namah Smaran (remembering Gods name) is the best form of worship which requires no special paraphernalia or knowledge of Shastras etc and which can be done by everyone. Once a person starts chanting Baba’s name or the name of his favorite deity, it can bring inner peace, happiness and wisdom and lead a person on the path of spiritual enlightenment.

Shri Sai Satcharitra has numerous teachings and words of Baba, which are quite significant in today’s society and can help a person in performing his daily duties and can quench his thirst for knowledge, wisdom and spirituality. The best way would be to read and assimilate Baba’s teachings and try to follow them.

Nitesh Shrivastava, USA

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

I feel in today's life where everyone is struggling for power and money Sai Satcharitra tells that we should be satisfied with whatever we get. And that is God's wish. No matter how much wealth we acquire we can't be satisfied unless we have internal peace.

It all depends on our internal mental condition. A rich person can be dissatisfied and a servant can be joyful and happy. We should be thankful to God every time every minute. Real happiness is internal and that comes from Sai's Ashirwad...

Aarushi Thakur, Toronto


Shri Sai is like ripples in the stagnant water for all who are simply doing the work without any direction .

Baba acts as the quality index by which one can raise the performance in all working, whether official, social or in personal duties, as that is essence of dharma, which is elaborately prescribed in Shri Bhagwat Geeta and simplified by various aspects of Baba's life in Shri Sai Satcharitra.

One has to be very attentive towards giving respect to parents and guru and also be affectionate towards children, careful for the society and, attend to all duties with egoless. One has to carefully perform duties but stay mentally alert towards the final destination. Purity helps one to come near to Baba and feel His presence wherever one goes.

It is really true that you find solutions for all the queries by remembering Baba name as is evident for the entire Sai family. Let us live our lives with regulations and Baba remembrance always.

Shalabh bharadwaj, Delhi

 

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READER'S REFLECTION

I am really grateful to all those who made the magazine Heritage of Shirdi Sai and the website www.heritageofshirdisai.org possible. I have no words to express my feelings that arise when I read the experiences of other devotees. Please do continue to share such experiences with us as it guides us to lead a happy life and reminds us to just think of our Great Baba at all times. SAI RAM

Ashalatha Raja Shekhar, Texas, USA

I would like to suggest that in Heritage of Shirdi Sai magazine Inspirational Quotations may be given on every page at the middle or at the bottom of the page. I am sending some of the sayings by spiritual personalities.

P.K.Subnani, New 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 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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