Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Shirdi sai baba temple is a famous god worshipped by devotees all over India.In each village and city of India we will find shiridi sai baba temples in such a way people worship a lot they believe the god with a great devotion.Coming to baba history we dont know baba’s birth date but he left us in the year 1918 with this the birth year was known as 1838.But sai baba’s biographer Sri Narshimha Swamiji claims that Sai baba was born to brahmin parents.On one of the occassion Baba revealed his birth secret to his follower Mahalsapathy saying he belongs to a brahmin family in Nizam’s state. Baba also said that he was living in a mosque, after few years of childhood baba’s handed over him to the care of fakir who brought him up. According sai satcharita baba arrived shiridi village of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra state at the age of 16 years he use sit under a neem tree and do meditation in an asana.People of shirdi used to wonder as baba bears cold,heat,rain even though sits in the meditation only he dont have fear in nights.

Sai Baba Teachings

Sai baba dont have religion belives Hindu,Muslim,Christians all equal to him, Baba used to tell to study Quran to Muslims, Ramayana and Mahabarata to Hindus he was impressed by the philosophy of the Bhagvadgita and encouraged people to follow it in their life also. He teached his devotees to help each other love every living being,and build Sraddha and Saburi in your life. Baba used to enjoy listening to Mawlid and Qawwali accompanied with the tabla and Sarangi twice daily. Sai baba gave eleven assurances to the devotees.

They are as follows:

1. No harm shall befall him, who steps on the soil of Shirdi.

2. He who comes to my Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.

3. Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect my devotees

4. Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered.

5. Know that my spirit is immortal, know this for yourself.

6. Show unto me he who has sought refuge and has been turned away.

7. In whatever faith men worship me, even so do I render to them.

8. Not in vain is my promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.

9. Knock, and the door shall open, ask and it shall be granted.

10. To him who surrenders unto me totally I shall be ever indebted.

11. Blessed is he who has become one with Me.

Because of shirdi sai baba shirdi became a famous city, and the temple is one of the famous temple in India, daily thousand of devotees worship baba in shirdi. And the shirdi sai baba movement began in 19th century a local temple priest Mahalsapathi was his follower later a small group of people were baba’s followers in the 19th century .The actual movement started in 20th century shirdi sai baba message spread all over the India people from far locations use to visit shirdi to darshan baba.The first sai baba temple is situated at Bhivpuri,karjat. Daily 20000 pilgrims worship sai baba during religious festivals this number would be 100000 most people from Andhra pradesh,Karnataka,Maharashtra,Tamilnadu and Gujarat worship sai baba.The shirdi sai baba message spread in other countries like Australia,Singapore,Malaysia,United states. Shirdi sai baba helped many devotees who came to visit him for darshan he have done some miracles like bilocation,exorcism,reading people mind he left his body and again came back in three days which was great miracle.According to the followers information baba came into their dreams and adviced them even after he left his body his devotees have filed many stories.Even if any body prays baba with full devotion definitely baba answers to them.

Daily people worship shirdi sai baba by giving aarti’s five times a day with bhupali,kakad aarti,madyan aarti,dhupaarti,shejaarti. Devotees pray all together in the aarti time many devotees try to attend the aarti timing which will be very beautiful to see baba at that time.Baba said that he will answer to his devotees from his samadhi only.

Author's Bio: 

Sri Sairam Subhayatra

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