Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Krishna Janmashtami 2014 @ Shirdi - Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan News

On 17th August`2014, Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated with great pomp and joy at the Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi. On this occasion, a statue of Lord Krishna was placed in a decorated silver cradle, as a sign of wishing the Lord on his birthday. At 12:00 am, a special arati was performed to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. Then, on 18th August`2014, before the Dhup Arati, the breaking of the Dahi-Handi event was performed and many devotees participated in it & broke the Dahi Handi. And at around 09:00pm, Baba's palanquin procession was taken out together with lord Krishna's Idol placed in it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Walkathon ~ Chennai To Shirdi

On 27th July`2014,
a group of 13 Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with "Sai Baba’s palanquin". On their arrival in Shirdi they were given a warm welcome by the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, who congratulated them for their 31-day feat.

This is not for the first time for this group to make the 1650 km long Walkathon from Chennai to Shirdi. To invoke the blessings of Sai Baba, they have been walking the same since the past 4 years and every year they carry Sai Baba’s palanquin as a mark of their devotion for Baba.“Next year, we wish to bring Sai Baba’s chariot”, the Sai Walkers’ leader said.

The group used to walk 50 kilometres every day and they covered the 1650 km distance between Chennai and Shirdi in 31-days. After leaving Chennai, they took “Sai Darshan” at Sai temple in Mailapur, and later paid their obeisance at Pattipulam Sai temple which is 70 Km from their origin. Here the Temple President K. V. Ramani felicitated every one of the Sai walkers with Tulsi garland, and wished them ‘a happy, comfortable, walk ahead’.

Ramani kept in touch the ‘walkers’ throughout their march inquiring about their health.

This group of the Walkathon visited Tirupati and Pandharpur enroute. At Tirupati, they invoked the blessings of Balaji. And at Pandharpur, the Sai Walkers had Darshan of Shri Vithhal.

On arrival in Shirdi, they said “Saibaba is the great Saint of this era. We experience his existence and presence every day. We must pray from the depths of our heart to be heard”

Source: www.saiamrithadhara.com

Credits: Article By - Rohit Behal

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hindu Saint Apex Body Bows Down @ Shirdi - Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan News

On Friday 18th July`2014, following Swaroopanand's statement to ban Sai worship,a delegation from the
apex body of Hindu Saints including saints from Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad & Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti visited Sai Baba temple at Shirdi to closely inspect the procedures followed at the temple.

The 7-member delegation led by National Spokesman of the Aakhada Parishad Baba Hathyogi (Ramdal)and comprised of Durga Das, Narayan Das, Swami Chinmyanand, Swami Kalyan Dev,Swami Pramod Krishna and Narayan Giri visited Shirdi. They also have planned to meet disciples of Sai Baba across India, as well as from other countries and would know their views on this controversial issues.

The group witnessed the 'Dhup Arati' at the temple and visited other nearby temples in the vicinity inclding Dwarkamai and Chavadi, before declaring that there is nothing wrong with people worshiping Baba.

All India Akhada Parishad said that remarks of Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati against Sai Baba are "baseless" and that he was only misleading people by his statements.

Urging the followers of Sai Baba to ignore the comments made by the Shankaracharya, Baba Hathyogi, national spokesperson of the Parishad said, "The statements (of Swami Swaroopanand) are baseless and confusing. He is not an authority on the entire Hindu religion and at the age of 90, Swami Swaroopanand,as adage goes, becomes 'naughty' hence his comments should not be taken seriously.

Former chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shri.Jayant Sasane had organised a tour of sadhus, mahants of Haridwar and New Delhi to Shirdi.

"All of us will meet the Shankaracharya soon and request him to withdraw his statements about Sai Baba. We will also invite him to Shirdi," Pradip Krishnam of New Delhi's Kalki Peeth said.

The Peethadheeshwar of Sri Kalki Dham Acharya Pramod Krishnam, said that "It is good that Muslims too visit the Shirdi temple to pay homage adding that Sai worship is not against Sanatana Dharma."

Credits: Article By - Rohit Behal

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

22 ft ‪Shirdi Sai Baba Idol @ Vizag -

The Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Shipyard Colony, near Malkapuram in Visakhapatnam`Andhra Pradesh, on the occasion of the festival of Guru Poornima 2014, installed a 22-feet tall Shirdi Sai Baba Idol near the entrance of the Sai Baba temple.
This temple's marble Idol of Sai Baba was installed on Vijaya-Dasami day in 1974 and is a replica of the Idol of Baba installed at the Shirdi temple and 40 years later this 22 feet Idol, made of cement was installed, which again is similar to the Idol installed at Shirdi's 'Shri Sai Prasadalaya'. The Idol depicts Sai Baba serving food to the devotees. The Idol’s height is 18 feet and it is installed on a 4-feet high pedestal.

Credits: Article By - Rohit Behal

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Banned & Revoked: Water Bottles @ Shirdi Temple - Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan News

On 09th June`2014, Shri.Kundan Sonwane took charge as the Deputy Executive Officer of Shirdi Sansthan. On the first day itself, when he visited the Sai Temple, he found Water-bottles in the Darshan Queue. He took serious note of this & gave orders for action against 5 security guards in the Queue and 8 female security guards of the Temple.

On 19th Jun`2014, implementing the orders after a whooping 9 days,the Contractor on the instructions of Labour Department sent the related employees to home for 8 days by verbal orders. Also 6 permanent employees were giving a "show cause" notice.