N E W S L E T T E R
VOL96, DECEMBER 2009
 

 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

KAKA SAHEB DIXIT - The devotee par-excellence of Baba

The word ‘faith’ is the most difficult word to explain but most easily used by people in the context of ethics or religion or spiritualism. If this word is to be understood as a state of mind, it would mean holding on to a concept or an individual embodying that concept which one thinks is so true that one can unquestioningly rely on it, no matter what. Once that conviction, usually grown through a series of experiences has set-in then there is no further questioning on that. The only thing is to be guided by it under all circumstances.

Let us think, of a child say a boy, facing a mirror for the first time after birth. How would he react? He may be awed or surprised or happy to see the image in the mirror. He may try to touch the nose, eyes and face of the image. He may laugh at seeing his own image, which would seem funny to him without realising that it is his own image.

These initial reactions may continue for some days. But as he gets older and experienced with the mirror he will not be awed, surprised or happy to see his image in the mirror. He will only see his face and clean it or comb his hair etc. Before picking up a mirror no grown up person has the slightest thought or doubt that the mirror might or might not reflect his image because there is an intrinsic faith in the capacity of a mirror to reflect. In science, it is easier to have faith, say on the law of gravity i.e. if I release an object from my hand it will fall on the ground due to gravity in a natural course of events.

But this word ‘faith’ cannot be used in the context of ethics, moral, a deity, God or Sadguru, in the same manner. It cannot be a mere intellectual or a habitual exercise. It is much more than that. Lack of understanding of this basic concept leads to lots of confusion in the minds of the devotees who think that they have faith. This is the biggest problem facing the devotees.
Many devotees are heard saying that they have ‘faith in Baba’, ‘full faith in Baba’ or are ‘surrendered’.

Would one ask them as to why and how they got this faith for Baba, the general replies are that Baba had asked (often quoted from books like Shri Sai Satcharitra) his devotees to surrender to Him or that Dixit, Megha, Mahalsapaty, the famous devotees, did so, or that in their difficult times they prayed to Baba and got the required help and, therefore, think that Baba will help them when ever they desire to avoid painful situations or pray for desirable happenings.

Some of them are even seen to criticise other devotees for not having as much faith as they have and thereby enjoy a sense of spiritual superiority as if they and not Baba have the right and capacity to pass such value judgements on such matters.

No doubt at different stages of spiritual progress ‘faith’ has relative connotations but at the highest stage of spirituality there can only be one truth one definition and one experience about it. It is difficult or rather naive to believe that what Baba held to be ‘faith’ is said differently by Akkalkot Maharaj or Baba Tazzuddin of Nagpur.

But many people, due to their ignorance, pride or a habit of using certain words, try to project as if they have realised “the ultimate” meaning and experience of faith when it is merely ‘relative’ i.e. certain level of faith only. Even Baba, when he was in his physical embodiment at Shirdi was aware of such limitations on the part of his devotees. He used to test the faith of his most beloved and protected devotees from time to time. ".........


Q & A

When Baba gives His grace equally to all, why cannot all devotees progress in the spiritual path equally?

Sadguru cannot leave His devotees under any circumstances whether the devotee realizes it or not. That is why Baba used to say that one should pray always to Him with Shraddha and Saburi. Whenever the grace of Sai descends upon anybody usually it is seen that his negative qualities reduce and good qualities grow.

From those initial experiences only, some of the devotees think that they have reached somewhere in the spiritual plane or they have achieved spiritual knowledge. Taking this initial state of things to be the final state of achievement such people start behaving like Guru and collect disciples.

Many people cannot progress because of this and try to live an artificial life. Those who conduct themselves in a normal way after receiving Baba’s grace never exhibit the prowess of the devotion; they gradually achieve closeness with Baba. Nourishing spiritual and religious ambitions is a limitation in the path of spiritual evolution. Some people even after getting the grace of Baba to solve their problem again commit deliberate mistakes because of greed, anger or jealousy. Their growth gets delayed.

 

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's saying, 'I am not at Shirdi', when he was actually staying with them at the Mosque, was another instance of humour combined with great spiritual truth. By his statement that he was not at Shirdi, he wished to convey that he was not the physical body seen at Shirdi, but the real personality, which is a divine Force, present everywhere, especially in the hearts of all people.

Baba meanwhile enjoyed the puzzled looks of people who thought that he was talking untruth by denying his presence at Shirdi. This was especially the case with a local lady, who could not understand what Baba meant by his words to Mrs. R.A. Tarkhad. Baba said to the latter, 'Mother, I am going thrice a day to your house in Bandra. Is it not?' and that lady said, 'Yes'.

The local lady said, 'We are seeing Baba here everyday, and how could he go thrice a day to Bandra, which is 100 miles away'. But Baba said, 'I go to that house'. He then gave a description of the route, etcetra. The local lady did not understand that Baba was referring to his travelling in his linga sarira to his devotees places and accepting the naivedyas, offered there.

Another practical joke played by Baba for effecting good was the following. Kaka Mahajani was suffering from diarrhoea. He had frequent motions and so he had to carry with him a vessel lota of water. He had come to the Mosque along with the lota of water, Baba knew very well his condition and when Kaka was there, he suddenly got into a rage and uttered words and acted in such a furious way that all the people took to their heels.

In the rush and bustle someone seated at the mantap eating groundnuts left the groundnuts and fled for life. Kaka Mahajani thought that he must also go away. He was proceeding to take his vessel in order to move away. But Baba quietly came down to him and asked him to sit.

Then they took up the groundnuts left by that stranger, and both of them consumed the groundnuts, and drank water. Now groundnut and water is hardly the best treatment for diarrhoea. In ordinary cases, it would accelerate diarrhoea and make the man miserable. But in this case, Baba said, 'Your anus be closed', and the discharge ceased. Kaka Mahajani was cured. Baba had used his apparent fury for the purpose of securing groundnuts for his devotee.

Another humorous incident has already been mentioned. When Mr. Sadasiva Tarkhad who was not employed came to Baba hoping to find employment with Baba's aid, Baba suddenly ordered him to go back to Poona in company with Tatya Patil and others' who were going to Ahmednagar to see a film.

This looked very cruel and heartless, nay horrid, to send the man back without a job and asking him to go and attend to amusements, when there was no provision for him to earn his bread. But he went with them to Ahmednagar and thence to Poona. At Poona he found that a local mill needed a manager badly, as the labourers had given trouble and a capable manager was wanted. The mill authorities had been sending telegrams to find out where Sadasiva Tarkhad was. Baba knew of it, and had yet humorously omitted to inform him sending him back in time to get the mill managership.

One day a very old goat, just on the eve of death strayed into the Mosque mantap. Baba asked Bade Baba to cut it with a knife. Bade Baba's heart revolted against this needless cruelty, and he left the Mosque. Baba asked Shama to fetch a knife from Ayi and kill it. Ayi sent the knife, but learning that it was for killing the dying goat, recalled the knife.

Again.Shama professing to go out for another knife decamped. Baba was enjoying the humour all the time. Then he sent for H.S. Dixit, and asked him to fetch a knife and kill it. Dixit was the soul of obedience to Baba, and he was very intimately attached to Baba So he took up a knife in his hand and asked Baba, 'Shall I kill it?' 'Yes’, said Baba.

Then he still hesitated Baba said, 'Why are you hesitating?' Then Dixit determined to kill it, for with him, obedience to Baba was superior to sympathy for creatures. As Dixit was just lowering his knife over the head of the animal, Baba suddenly stopped him, and said. 'Do not kill the animal.

I will myself kill it'. Then he took up the animal over his shoulders and walked a few paces. The creature then breathed its last. Baba knew full well what was going to happen and was only enjoying the fun, and also testing the mental development of devotees. This test showed the perfection of Dixit's devotion.

There are many more instances of Baba's humour, but it seems to be hardly necessary to labour the point. Baba like every other human being appreciated a humourous situation and he indulged in the humour not merely because it was natural but also because the human side must be presented to devotees along with his divine side so that they may be able to have the courage to grasp the Baba personality.

Without the human, the divine part of Baba's personality could not be so well grasped and utilised by the devotees."........

 


 

ARTICLE

HUMAN LIFE

I don’t entirely agree with the way some people predict human life, as nothing but a miserable, painful, hopeless existence driven by Maya; where wants and desires are never ending and a man crave for more and more without any satisfaction.

I would like to ask all such people who think along similar lines, just one question: Why would Baba send his children to suffer pain and misery if human life was that bad?

Hasn’t anyone thought that all humans may come on earth with a purpose and their presence on this lovely, lively, wonderful planet is not just mere coincidence or chance but they are here to fulfill certain tasks assigned to them by the Almighty. And, also to enjoy and appreciate His creation, and work their way forward by becoming better human beings by their every action and thereby getting closer to self realization day by day.

Those who think only about negative aspects of human life show their lack of trust and faith in the creator. Since we are the smartest species on the planet why not utilize human knowledge and skills to improve the living condition of fellow human beings and other less fortunate species?

Spiritual development and day to day work should be two faces of same coin and not two separate coins. If all acts are done with a thought of dedicating them to Baba, there will not be any sense of doership associated with the task, hence no ego either and then even a family man can progress towards the path of self realization while successfully performing his daily duties as ordained and expected by the human society.

Just as one cannot appreciate the warmth of sun if one has not experienced cold, similarly happiness and joy has no meaning if one doesn’t know sadness or pain. To a man away from home, happiness comes when he is with family and friends. To a spiritual person, spiritual discourse and songs of praise of the creator give happiness, whereas talk of atheists causes pain.

So to say that sadness or pain doesn’t serve any purpose will not be a correct statement, as it may help a person appreciate the blessings he has received or will get in time to come. What is needed is Shradhha and Saburi. One can go through all phases of life successfully by believing that Baba is always watching His children and there is nothing to fear.

That is to say that one should try to do his very best in the situation he is in, invoke Baba in all thoughts and acts, enjoy the beautiful creation, give his small contribution to human development and try to live a contented life.

Nitesh Shrivastava, Evansville, Indiana, USA

 


 

DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

I really do not know how to thank Baba as I was jobless for 3 years and He has placed me as a Medical Superintendent at a leading hospital in Chennai. Baba has proved that He is always with His devotees. This job came from out of the blue. On Wednesday April 8th evening, I got a call from the Medical Superintendent of a Hospital that had interviewed me earlier, to say that one of their consultant doctors also ran a Hospital.

He was having trouble with the administration related tasks and was also being swindled and needed help. I was asked to meet them the following day at 12 noon, i.e. Thursday 9th, Pournima day. I was very excited and felt this was Baba's call, for everything was so significantly related to Baba- the no.9, the day and Purnima.

I met them at noon April 9th and was told that they would take me to see the Hospital at 4 pm. This gave me time to go to the Sai Temple, Mylapore, where I just poured my heart out to Baba and had a good darshan. After this I was taken to the Hospital and was briefed on my role there and realized this would need damage control.

I was assured that there would be expansion of the Hospital after a year and we agreed on a salary to be reviewed after 3 months. Further, I was told I could continue my present practice or relocate myself closer to the Hospital and take over a clinic of his also, as my own. A few days earlier I had been to see another Hospital and the Chairman offered me a much higher salary, but I would have to leave Chennai, though here there would be job security.

Even though there was no job security at the Chennai Hospital, I looked at this as Baba's Blessing and believed that He would take care of me. I forgot the risks involved, for Baba's portrait is there at the hospital, like telling Shama that he will be at Prayag ahead of him!! What more do I want, to have Baba himself as my boss protecting me !!

And all this happened when some astrologers told me that I will be jobless and suffer for another 1year, some even told me 3 years !!

The next morning I went to Mylapore Sai Temple and placed the appointment letter at Baba's Feet. Then in the evening, went to Injambakkam Sai Temple, again to get Baba's blessings. It was my Birthday too, and the best gift of all my long years !!

Please continue to bless me Baba, and protect me and help me in this tough job, where there is going to be initial vehement opposition. Bless me to win over the hearts of all and prove myself in the smooth running of the hospital and keep me secure in your fold.

Archana Malavika, Chennai

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POEM

THAT DAY DIVINE

The time warp in which I am
Makes me remember that day divine,
The first sight of those love-filled eyes
Makes me forget myself even this day.

The question that came then
And which is with me even now,
Do we deserve to be with "Him"?
But then "His" ways are really great.

How "He" pervaded in my being
and read the thoughts as they came,
but was it mere reading of thoughts?
or was "He" the thoughts "Himself".

Every desire "He" knew and fulfilled
Oh! the wonderful Kalpvriksha !
"He" will surely take us to "Sai"
That first day is joyfully dancing with me.

Rajeev Chandra Joshi, Guwahati

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Truth ultimately prevails

Usually we hope that justice wins in our dealing with people. Everyone believes himself to be right, and feels happy if others recognize his merits. If it is not, he feels uneasy and tries to explain atleast to himself that his motives are good even if others don’t see it, or the circumstances urged him to behave this way or other. However even after all our attempts to find excuses, we often doubt – may be not very consciously – that our justification will be successful.

If we have a glimpse of the connection with divinity through holy persons, Gurus or Ishta devatas, we have at least some understanding that our success is not ours and our failure is due to bad samskaras which have to be overcome for our own benefit - the benefit of our Real I.

Only in this way whatever we read or know about Atman or Brahman influences our mind and we become more patient developing saburi and see the hand of divinity even in the sorrows, and this understanding develops in us more and more shraddha.

For us, ordinary people with our hearts full of desire and doubts, this is the only way to feel the perpetual and blazing fire of Truth. For me, since my eyes have just started to open and see a little bit of real things this is a very beautiful way to be in touch with Truth and Sai.

Here I don’t dare to consider the power of direct spiritual experience in seeing the Truth because it is beyond my competence, but each of us can analyze our own life.

In 2007, when I met Satpathyji in Delhi, he gave me advice to start analyzing my thoughts and where they came from etc. The result of this analysis was that I finally start understanding that whatever comes to a person from outside – whether bad or good - simply clings to our inner mental waves.

So from one side, until your mind becomes stronger, it is better to avoid bad things and bad company, but if you still get involved in all these things, that is only because you have attracted them yourself. You alone are responsible for this. For me, this is one of the facets of Great Truth and I thank Sai and Shri Satpathyji for it.

Sai Ram

Sonya Soboleva, Moscow, Russia

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

God is to man as magnet is to iron. Why then does He not attract man? As iron deeply imbedded in mud is not moved by the attraction of the magnet so the soul deeply imbedded in Maya (ignorance) feels not the attraction of the Lord. But as when the mud is washed away with water, the iron is free to move, so the soul when by constant tears of prayer and repentance washes away the mud of Maya that makes it cling to the earth, it is soon attracted by the Lord.

Chandra Prakash Kumar, Rourkee

In 1996 in New York , I went to visit a museum and had the following experience. Being a Sai devotee, I wore a Baba pendent around my neck and had a small sticker of His picture on the inside of my bag. As I opened my bag to pull out money for the ticket, the lady behind the counter, who was about 25 years old, held my hand and asked me to step aside.

She ushered me into one corner and asked me whose picture was stuck on the flap of my bag. I was a little surprised and told her that He was our Satguru Shri Sainathji. She urged me to tell her about Him and I was happy to do so. After sometime I asked her why was she making these queries? She said that as a child she suffered from cancer and she started getting dreams in which this Old Man would appear and he slowly cured her of the disease.

And after so many years she had seen a picture of the same face! I gave her some photos of Baba and organised a Sai Satcharitra for her. Such is the Glory of Sainath.

Sonia Chowdhry, Gurgaon

 

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READER'S REFLECTION

Getting only four issues of the Heritage of Shirdi Sai Magazine and bi weekly issues of the Newletter is not enough. I wish we could get monthly issues of the magazine and weekly Newsletter. It is difficult to get through the time between the new issues.

Shammi Chopra, Toronto Canada

I am receiving newsletters regularly. I am from Nepal and live in Kathmandu and Chitwon (Bharatpur). I am holding a post at Shridi Sai Baba Organisation. And now I am visiting various states of USA and Europe This News letter Sai E-zine helped me enough to contact and visit some of the reputed and available Sansthans. Thanking you for the same.

Kul Perasad Poudyal, Nepal

 

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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.

CEREMONIAL PALKI YATRA AND BHAJAN SANDHAYA IN TORONTO

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Canada cordially invites devotees for Shri Sai Sandhaya & Ceremonial Palki Yatra on 31st December 2009 at Location: BAPS Shri Swami Narayan Mandir, 61 Claireville Drive, Toronto, ON M9W 5Z7. CanadaSHIRDI 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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