shirdi sai baba temple

History

Shirdi Sai Baba is considerd as an Indian spiritual leader and is regarded as a saint, fakir, satguru and an incarnation of God. He is admired by both Hindu and Muslims. The original name of sai baba is still unknown, the name 'Sai' is given by Mhalsapati when he arrived Shirdi, and in eastern languages the term Baba means father, old man or sir. So the name Sai Baba is means holy father, saintly father or poor old man. Not only the name but also his birthplace and date of birth is unknown. According to Sai Satcharita, Sai Baba arrived at the village of Shirdi in the Ahmednagar District, when he was about 16 years old. He led an very simple life, he used to sit under a neem tree without any motion, meditating while sitting in an Asana. It is said that Sai Baba stayed in Shirdi for three years, disappeared for a year, and returned permanently around 1858, which suggests a birth year of 1838. After arriving to shirdi, baba used live under a neem tree and wander around jungles then after persuaded to take up residence in an old and dilapidated mosque and lived a solitary life. In the mosque he maintained a sacred fire which is referred as dhuni, from which he gave sacred ash which is called 'udi' to his devotees before they leave. The ash was believed to have healing powers and he used to treat the sick by appilication of ashes. Sai Baba used to delivered spiritual teachings to his visitors, recommending the reading of the Ramayan and Bhagavat Gita for Hindus and Qur'an for Muslims. An outstanding aspect of Sai Baba is that he is beyond distinctions of religion, caste or creed. Baba is treated not less than a god by his devotees. Baba said that he is a slave and serve those who loved him. He was living to help and take care of his children day and night. If devotees pray baba with devotion and recall him baba rescue them in any crisis. Baba’s promise that he would be active in answering devotee's prayers even from his tomb.

Address

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, (Shirdi) PO: Shirdi Tal. Rahata Dist. Ahmednagar State- Maharashtra India 02423-258500 ext No.258717, 258718 & contact Shri Khot P R (Temple In charge).

Events

Data Not Available

News & Updates

Data Not Available

Videos

Data Not Available

Books

Data Not Available