N E W S L E T T E R
VOL99, FEBRUARY 2010
 

 

 

FROM SHRI C.B. SATPATHY'S MESSAGE

KAKA SAHEB DIXIT - The devotee par-excellence of Baba

........"Later, when, the goat was asked by Baba to be taken away to another place it died on the way. Not that Baba did not know that the goat would die under his care, but he simply was using the situation to test the faith of his devotees. Kaka Saheb Dixit thus was the Bhakta par-excellence of Baba and will ever remain an example for the posterity in matters of faith on the Sadguru and the sacrifice and risks he was prepared to undergo unquestioningly and ungrudgingly.

When Kaka said “Your word is law unto us” or “Prompt compliance with Guru’s orders is our duty or Dharma, he was just stating in a different language what Shri Krishna told Arjuna in Geeta” Sarva Dharma Parityajaya Mamekam Sharanam Braja” (Leaving all religions take shelter in me, meaning there by, following me is the only Dharma).

Similarly when he said “we do not know or consider it is right or wrong to kill” he was similarly stating in different language what Shri Krishna had told AIjun in Geeta “Nimitta Bhabah Savyaschi” (i.e. Oh Arjuna be my instrument). Arjuna was not ready to kill his relatives in the war of Mahabharata but Krishna told him that he (Arjuna) should kill in a Dharma Yuddha as an instrument of God and not suffer from the pangs of doership.

There are numerous examples which indicate the depth and expanse of Kaka Saheb’s love for Baba as also the quality and magnanimity of his faith in Baba. Just for example, once Kaka got a trunk full of rupees (may be more than a thousand) which he had earned in a Native State and placed it before Baba saying “Baba, all this is yours” Baba at once distributed the entire amount to the crowd around while Dixit watched quietly without any reactions which any ordinary mortal would not have taken with such equanimity.

Staying at Shirdi with Baba for long periods resulted in negligence of his professional duties and other social obligations as a practicing Solicitor. His income was reduced to the barest minimum and some of his well wishers even came to Shirdi, met Baba and requested him to spare Kaka Saheb but Baba would not leave his dear child. Whatever he had, had been spent at Shirdi. Only his house at Ville Parle and another one or two properties remained.

Before coming to Shirdi Kaka Saheb Dixit, used to live almost like a king with his fabulous earnings and used to feed hundreds of people daily. But, there came a time, after Baba had left his body that the same Kaka could not arrange thirty thousand rupees for paying the debtof a Marwari who was pressing hard. This he did as he had full faith in Baba’s words “Kaka Tulakalji Kasli, Mala Sara Kalji Ahe” which means ‘Kaka, why should you have any worry.

“All worries are mine.” Baba did worry for the payment of the debt of Kaka by arranging the amount in the most miraculous and dignified manner. This is Baba’s Kripa. But the greatness of Kaka Saheb is that inspite of all the pressures from the Marwari, the fear of facing legal action, of losing social reputation, he waited on for days for his Sadguru to help him like an orphan, although he himself could have tried and succeeded in arranging that amount of money. No ordinary mortal, under these conditions, would have just waited for the Sadguru to provide such help in the manner Kaka did as from the rationalistic and worldly point of view such an action would have been considered utterly foolish.".........


Q & A

While treading the Guru path we are bound to commit mistakes. Should we convey them to the Guru?

Human beings are bound to commit mistakes. The Sadguru knows that his disciples will commit mistakes due to their ignorance known as ‘maya’. The Sadguru always remains alert to stop the devotees from getting into the entrapments of maya. Because of his own mistake if a disciple falls into the danger then the ‘Sadguru’ directly or indirectly helps him out.

Baba used to say “Know it that wherever you are and whatever you do I am fully aware of it”. Sai Baba’s life history shows that He was omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. The Guru alone knows how to take His disciples ahead spiritually and to stop them from committing mistakes. We certainly get protection of the Guru for the mistakes unknowingly done by us, but we should try to ensure that the mistakes knowingly committed are not repeated once they are pointed out to us.

Sometimes we are not able to follow the path shown by the Guru due to circumstances and the Guru understands this since He is beyond the normal human qualities of anger and hatred. In His heart He has only compassion for His disciples. He keeps a watch on the intentions and motivations of the disciple for his spiritual evolution. If the devotee’s will power is strong and there is complete surrender to the Guru then He goes on helping the disciple to evolve inspite of several mistakes committed by him.

 

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

……“One must always remember that there are laws of one’s own being and God’s plan for all creatures. Anyone who wishes sincerely to achieve his own soul’s welfare would pause to study what his duties are and seek the help of great ones and Gurus to guide him in his path, then by surrendering himself to great ones, allow his evil vasanas to be crushed out and good vasanas to be developed, and ultimately to get both sets of vasanas which are part of one’s personality to be drowned in the contemplation of the Guru-God.

This is the teaching about Karma by Sadhakas to Baba. The law of Karma is decried by people who do not understand it. Some say that Karma can never be got rid off. There is an element of truth in that statement. But the way in which it is put as above is misleading and wrong. The law of Karma is merely the law of cause and effect.

To say that an effect cannot be rectified or modified is absurd. If cause A produces the effect B, it is absurd to say that B must always continue to be B and nothing can change it. Just as cause A produces effect B, cause C impinging upon B may make changes in the effect. The fact is that most acts done with a purpose are producing certain tendencies and certain other results. One should not confuse the actual result or reward earned by an act with the tendency.

The tendency can and should always be met if it is an evil tendency. To say that karma is inexorable, and nothing can change it, is positively absurd. Generally people think of tendencies when putting forward that proposition and one can be positive that all tendencies may change by stimuli producing opposite tendencies. Sinfulness is a tendency and it can always and should always be met by virtuous actions, virtuous contacts, holy readings and Satsang. As for the rewards, it is often said,

Avascyam Anubhoktavyam
Kritam karma scubha Ascubham.

that is, what one has earned as a reward or punishment for one’s act, good or evil must of necessity be endured. This is generally speaking true. But it is not true in the way in which it is baldly put. A person who commits murder is liable to be hanged. But he may also have other forms of punishment either immediately or later on.

The sentences may be altered, reduced, and even completely condoned on such occasions as the King's Birthday pardons. Therefore, it is not correct to say that the reward or punishment earned by conduct is unalterable. Everything on earth is liable to change or mitigate and if we remember this, we shall be able to meet the objections sometimes raised to Sai Baba’s statement about karma.

In the very opening Charters of Baba’s Charters and Sayings, we find Baba’s statement. ‘If one puts his foot on Shirdi soil his karma is abolished’. Many a man wonders whether that is possible especially in view of the dictum quoted above, Avascyam Anubhoktavyam. Baba also told Chandorkar that certain broad decisions arrived at as to the birth and death of people are treated as facts resulting from previous acts of individuals.

Regarding birth of a child, death of a son-in-law, about which Chandorkar was anxious to make Baba work on his behalf, Baba declared that they were the result of previous karma and could not be altered. In a sense that is true. Certain births and certain deaths are all fixed by series of antecedent events, but yet Baba is able to mould these and shape these, at certain stages and modify these for the benefit of the concerned devotees.

When talking to Dr. Chidambaram Pillai, Baba explained the correct doctrine. Dr. Pillai had been suffering intensely from guinea worm. He told a friend to go and report to Baba that his sufferings were intolerable and to request Baba to transfer these sufferings to some ten later births of his and leave him free from the sufferings in this janma. When this was reported to Baba, the latter sent for Pillai and told him, ‘What, you want ten janmas? What has to be endured in ten janmas can be crushed into ten days by the power of Satpurushas’.

So, Baba ordered him to remain with his legs outstretched at Dwarakamayee and he told him that a crow would come and peck at his wound and cure him. In a few days, Abdul, Baba’s permanent attendant, carelessly put his foot down upon Pillai’s wound and crushed all the guinea worms out of it, merely by accident as, he Pillai, would have thought.

But nothing done at the Mosque to Pillai could be considered as an accident, and Baba said that Abdul was the crow, and that no further crow was wanted to peck at Pillai’s wound. Pillai was then asked to go home, and in ten days, the entire suffering from guinea worm was cured.

In another case, that of Bhimaji, who had serious chest diseases such as asthma and tuberculosis, Baba first told Shama, ‘In bringing this thief to me what a load of responsibility you are placing on me. Baba meant that the tuberculosis and asthma from which Bhimaji suffered were the result of Bhimaji’s karma in a previous janma consisting of theft. Bhimaji felt Baba’s declaration a blow.

At once he surrendered himself to Baba and said, Helper of the helpless! I am helpless. Pray show pity and grace to me. Then Baba’s tone changed, Baba told him, The Fakir is merciful, and your disease will be cured. He was suffering from the results of karma, but that could be mitigated, and so the man was sent to live and sleep in a wet verandah. Bhimaji did so. There, he had two very dreadful dreams: In one dream, he was mercilessly birched by a school master.

For, in the dream he fancied he was a boy and the master was birching him. So, he felt the pain in the dream and roared out. In the second dream, it was even worse. He felt that some one was placing a stone roller and rolling it over his breast. He suffered all the horror of instant death approaching him. All the pain of a hanging sentence and whipping sentence were endured by this man in the course of one night.

Baba thus changed the punishment which he had earned by his previous karma, and told him that he was thus free from karmic effects. He then recovered his health. The above instances go to show that most of our conceptions about karma are nebulous and ungrounded, and that the safest course for us to follow would be to be guided by the dicta of Satpurushas like Sai Baba. ”……

 


 

ARTICLE

The Pivot of Faith

The pivot of faith, trust and patience are the basic ingredients without which the best of cakes baked will remain undone!

Faith coupled with the unconditional acceptance of Divine Will requires our total trust in our Guru or Guide. Once we submit to our God, Guru or Guide we have to accept the guidance received with total and an unquestioning faith. The pivotal quality in this is patience. Little or big difficulties which have become a part and parcel of our life need to be overcome. But we need patience to be able to implement the perfect guidance received from the Masters.

The pivot of faith, trust and patience are the ingredients without which the best of cakes baked will remain undone and incomplete! Patience alone with faith will give us the knowledge to sort out the problems.

Prophet Abraham who is known as the Father of the Prophets was tested more than once by the Lord God and thankfully not found wanting. One of the first tests from God that this Prophet had to withstand was the order of King Nimrod to burn Him for his teachings. The biggest fire that people ever witnessed was lit, Abraham's hands and feet were chained, and he was put in a catapult to throw him into the fire.

At that time, Angel Gabriel came to him and said: "O Abraham! Is there anything you wish for?" Abraham could have asked to be saved from the fire, to be taken away, but no, he said: "I only wish that God be pleased with me." A lesson in submission to the will of God and the faith that is necessary to go with it.

The catapult was released, and Abraham was thrown in the heart of the fire. But God would not allow His Prophet to be killed and ordered the fire: "O fire! Be a place of coolness and safety for Abraham!" The fire obeyed and burned only his chains and Prophet Abraham came out from it looking peaceful, and with a face that was shining. People watched in awe and exclaimed: "Amazing! Abraham's God has saved him from the fire!"

This reminds us of Shri Sai ordering the fire of the Dhuni to calm down by striking it with His stick, and commanding the flames to recede. The flames which had begun to scorch the rafters of the Dwarkamai, responded and calmed down. Another example was when He ordered the poison injected by the snake not to go down in the case of Shama, or the quelling of the storm.

The immediate response and obedience of the elements to the orders seems amazing. However this is what is required; and yet, in most cases, intelligent, educated human beings will not respond in this way. In order to respond in totality it is necessary to develop a complete and unflinching faith in almighty.

Faith, sacrifice, commitment and patience are just some of the qualities that characterize Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him). So it should come as no surprise that he is revered not just in Islam, but in Christianity and Judaism as well, and is known as the Father of People.

Closer to our time and in our country Shri Sai Baba very often told his followers to “Keep quiet and I will do the rest”. What He wanted was complete faith which resulted in total surrender, letting Him guide us through the various traps which life has in store for us with the same faith Abraham had. Or our very own Sai Baba had in His Guru. This is what He really wants out of love. Baba wants us to surrender those six vices – anger, greed, lust, ego, jealousy and apathy, which are obstacles and will hinder our submission.

Imagine if every time we are faced with tests (nothing will be without that) our response is clouded by anger or ego – Why me? Now what? Not again? The many such exclamations with which we react are not what Baba wants. Such reactions will only hamper our progress. He wants complete and quiet submission to His will.

Once the six vices are uprooted our reactions to these tests will be very different and there will be quiet acceptance-“Baba’s Will”. Once these obstacles are removed from our path, our progress under Baba’s guidance will be that much faster.

One of the finest examples of faith is reflected in the following story. Once when Hazrat Ibrahim Bin Adham was crossing a river in a boat a storm set in. The boat was about to sink and the people were frightened. Ibrahim took out a Quran from his pocket and called out to the Lord – “If this boat sinks this book will be lost. But this cannot be.” The Lord answered “We will not let the boat sink.”

Another such example is about Kaka Saheb Dixit. On one occasion, Kaka at Shirdi got fever, and then when he went to Baba, Baba told him, 'You better get away to your bungalow at Ville Parle. This fever will last only "four" i.e. a few days. But have no fear. It will pass away, and you will get all right. Do not allow yourself to be bedridden. You can go on eating sira (semolina pudding), as usual'.

Kaka Saheb accordingly went away to ViIIe Parle. There his fever was increasing. Dr. D’monte was called and he diagnosed the fever as Navajvara and he directed the patient to remain in bed and take the prescribed medicine. Baba had told him, 'Padighevum Nakos" that is, 'Avoid lying in bed'.

So, Kaka sat up on a swing (Palang) and he went on eating sira, a dish full of ghee and semolina, which fever patients are medically advised to avoid. The fever steadily increased, and the doctor was aghast at Kaka's throwing his instructions to the winds. He called on a fellow doctor to diagnose, and both of them said that things would take a very serious turn, if Kaka Saheb kept on violating medical advice.

But Kaka told his doctor Demonte that he had sent for him to have friendly and cheerful company and that, since Baba said "This fever would pass away in a few days," he was sure the doctor would not be blamed as he (Kaka) was sure to recover. Dr. D’monte thought that Kaka was being fooled by some fakir, but to his surprise and that of others, though Kaka's health went on from bad to worse initially, he suddenly regained normality on the ninth day.

Thus Kaka Saheb was confirmed in his absolute belief in the divine protection of Sai Baba, and the absolute truth of every word that Baba uttered.

This faith is called 'Nishtha', one of the two coins which Baba insisted on being given by the disciple as Dakshina to the Guru (namely, 'Nishtha and Saburi'. Saburi means patience that is courageous, cheerful and persevering). These qualities were steadily developing in Dixit, and he gave these two coins (Nishtha and Saburi) to Sai Baba, his Gurudeva.

Nasser Lalljee, Thane


 

DEVOTEE EXPERIENCE

I come from a family of devotees of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. I have known Him and have prayed to Him ever since I have known God. Baba has helped us in numerous ways all through our lives every time we needed Him. I want to share two experiences where He restored my faith in Him.

My son developed eczema at the age of two. It got worse when he was 5 and we took him to a lot of specialists in the U.S and used a lot of medicines on him. It only worsened his condition to an extent that we used to have a hard time answering people's questions when we took him out. I used to pray to Lord Sainath every day to make him better and used to stand in front of His (Sai Baba's) photo and beg Him for help in tears.

Then I vowed to Him that if my son started to show any improvement in his condition, our whole family would go to Shirdi. And then when we next visited his doctor she recommended a dermatologist and miraculously her treatment started to show improvement in him and we knew it was with Baba's blessings that we found her and our son was getting better. We visited Shirdi this year and paid our respects to Lord Sainath.

I have been trying to find a job in the field of Computer science and with no work experience I was very unsure of getting one. I was trying very hard and I left it to Sai Baba to help me with this one too and as I fervently sought His help, I got a call from a software company for an interview and within 3 days was offered a part time job.

I gladly accepted it as the Lord's blessings. I have always been told that Baba helps those who have complete faith in Him and time and again I have seen proof of it. May Baba shower His blessings on all His devotees at all times.

Sree, U.S.A

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POEM

Travellers’ in this World

Smile and give your hand for the needy to hold
Enjoy the magic of Baba’s creation gradually unfold
To live right as per His teachings, be bold
And one day when you begin to get into His fold
You will realize, we are all but just Travellers’ in this world!

Guard against the jealous Maya posing temptations untold
As time goes by, to Maya you might even get sold!
But be sure, Baba gives Himself as a Crutch to hold
Because He never will leave His Child in the cold
And you realize that we are all but just Travellers’ in this world

Rewards will come to you as destiny foretold
And problems many a times will also keep you on hold
But in the sands of Time, leave your Footprints of Gold
And as time goes by and your experiences destined unfold
You will realize that we are all but fellow Travellers’ in this world!!!

M D Kumar, Mumbai

 

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TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

SAI BABA AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION

That was the dawn of Sai Consciousness at the horizons of Shirdi village, when a ‘yogi’ of sixteen years was found by the people under a ‘neem’ tree, in the 18th century. Today it’s light has been spread, the world over. Devotees from every country, every caste or community, every sect or religion, come to pay their tribute to the ‘Mahasamadhi’ of One, who is being known as Sai Baba. Presently, Shirdi is being visited by approximately twenty thousand to one lakh people every day.

It was the time when the social strata in India, was divided horizontally and vertically. During the 17th century, Saint Ramdas had started a movement for protecting the cows and Brahmins, from the cruelties and religious exploitation by the muslim community. This movement had generated a gap and hatred between the two communities.

The appearance of Sai Baba in Shirdi, His life style, His ideals, His preachings and His immense love for humanity helped in bridging the gulf. He believed in world brotherhood. He called the people to unite, to join hands, and work for the upliftment of humanity, society and the nation, by keeping aside their religious or social differences. He had once announced that the religions are not made by God, it is the man who made them. It is not necessary to be a hindu, christian or muslim. It is enough to be a human being.

Sai Baba was an embodiment of awakening, love, brotherhood, sacrifice, high ideals, and service to humanity. He taught the importance of ‘faith’ and ‘patience’. He had said that ‘faith’ is the power by which a conscious life attaches itself to God. He was a ‘fakir’ but He spoke as a Prophet, lived as a ‘karmyogi’ of ‘Gita’, taught like Christ in ‘Testament’, served as Buddha in ‘Dhampada’, and left the body as a Saint-Immortal.

In those days, it needed extraordinary courage to use a muslim mosque like a hindu temple, to name a mosque as ‘Dwarkamai’, keep the sacred fire burning, blow the cronch, and celebrate ‘Ramnavmi’ there, with the words ‘ ‘Allah Malik’ on the lips, all the time.

Sai Baba had a mysterious personality. He had, not only, a deep knowledge of most of the religions, but had equal respect for every religion, and class of society. Though, for the people, He was a Holy Father with Divine Powers, having control over the Nature even, still He served the society as an ordinary ‘fakir’ with a begging bowl in His hand.

This was the greatness of His character, which attracted the people from all the corners of the world, irrespective of their geographical and historical differences. This has not only helped in national integration but has tied them in a single thread of Sai Consciousness.

K K Dixit, Dubai, UAE

 

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DEVOTEES' FORUM

Kashika Singh, Mumbai

There is a Sakti or power in every word. The Name of God chanted correctly or incorrectly, knowingly or unknowingly, carefully, is sure to give the desired result. The glory of the Name of God cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can be experienced or realized only through devotion, faith and constant repetition of the Name. By Mantra japa, you can attain peace of mind quickly. By prolonged and constant practice the inherent power of the Mantra (Mantra-Sakti) will be awakened, which will fill your very existence with the Divinity of the Mantra.


Devadip Ismael Rodriguez, Caracas, Venezuela

This week, I was in an extreme situation, not knowing whether to go to right or left, go on or get back, go up or go down; and suddenly Sai caught me and took me beyond all those options. One more time He showed me that just how He promises us: "If a devote is near to fall, I stretch My hands to hold him or her". I am a Shirdi Sai Baba Devote with a high attraction for Sri Krishna. But Shirdi Sai is all for me.

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READER'S REFLECTION

Dr. M. R. Dash, Rourkela (Orissa)

How nice is it to bind all the Sai Devotees in the Rope of Love by communicating to all on all the festive occasions. You have created a big family. In these days of hectic schedule where there is no time for visiting each other, no time to buy cards and send them to all friends and relatives, no time to call everybody over phone, you have created a new innovative way to send the festive greetings which not only reminds us of Baba but creates a fellow-feeling amongst all the Sai Devotees. Your E- Card was excellent.

On behalf of all the readers I thank all the members of the Board, staff & editor of Heritage of Shirdi Sai for their constant effort to keep us enlightened with the light of Diwali and wish you all a Happiness and Prosperity. On behalf of all the readers I also wish Happy Diwali to Sri C.B. Satpathyji & his family. We pray Baba to give him a long & healthy life so as to enable him to spread the message of Baba throughout the world.

Anuradha Mal, Gurgaon

Thank you so much for the great effort you are doing. It is so wonderful to receive Baba's blessings where ever I am. I have been away from India for a long time and could not therefore visit Sai Ka Aangan for six months. But because of your splendid work, I never felt that I was away. You ensured to send me the blessing of Baba through the magazine and otherwise too. Baba's photograph charges me just as much as the puja does.

Please continue to carry on the enormous work you are doing because Baba's ways are strange and beyond us to understand. You are probably not aware how much it is helping the devotees throughout the globe.

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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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