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Dr.Suresh Haware Inagurates Cath Lab Machine Worth Five Crore At Sai Baba Hospital - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba’s Sansthan’s Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware inaugrated new state of the art  Cathlab machine worth Rupees five crore at a function held on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 at Sai Baba Hospital run by Shri Sai Baba Santhan Trust, Shirdi.  

Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee and Mayor of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yoigitatai shelke, Smt.Nalini Haware, District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode, Medical Superintendent Dr.Maithili Pitambare, Dr.Pritam Vadgave, Dr.Manohar Shinde, Administrative Officer Shri.Suryabhan game, Shri.Yogesh Malpani from Shimadzu company were present on this occasion. 

Speaking on this occasion Dr.Haware said that Shri Sai Baba  Sansthan Trust Shirdi  is running two hospitals namely Shri Sai Baba Super Specialty Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital. In Sai Baba Super specialty hospital surgeries related to Heart diseases, Brain diseases, Osteopathy are being performed.  Surgeries will be done free of cost for the patients who are holding yellow and orange ration cards under Mahatma Phule Jeevandayi Yojana. In this hospital along with medicine blessings are also being given. This hopsital has created a record for performing highest surgery in the State during the last five years under Mahatma Phule Jeevandayi Yojana. In this hospital Cathlab machine was 15 years old and needed replacement. Hence a new machine from Japanese company Shimadzu worth 5 crore rupees was procured and installed.This machine is having 10 years guarantee and 5 years of service warranty. This machine has already been tested by performing 250 surgeries. 

Dr.Haware said that in Sansthan’s hospital new state of the art MRI Scan and CT scan machines will be purhased and around 250 old machines will be replaced soon. Therefore this hospital will be sophisticated with state of the art machinery and expert doctors so that more and more patients from the State will get benefitted from the hospital (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Ball Set Rolling To Start Shri Sai Baba Arts, Science & Commerce Senior College in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi informed media persons through a Press Relase on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 that with reference to the requisition dated 28th February 2018, the Government has given its formal approval to Start Senior College in the branch of Arts, Commerce and Science in Shirdi under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. Hence, the process of procurement of required furnitures, Benches, Computers and other materials required for this college has already been started by Sansthan.

Smt Agrawal said that the Expert Committee appointed by Savitribai Phule University of Pune,  recommended to start Senior college in Shirdi  after inspecting all the  facilities on 12th April 2018. Accodingly, the University sent the proposal  to the Government on 27th April 2018. Final apporval by the Government for the proposal of Savitribai Phule university is yet to be received.

Currently Shri Sai Baba Junior college run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust is operating totally 18 sections in Arts, Commerce and Science branches. Santhan has planned to start Senior college with effect from June 2018 in Arts, Commerce and Science branches. A proposal has been sent to Rules and Judiciary department for the recruitment of necessary teachers and staff members. Smt.Rubal Agarwal also said that the process of  procurement of required Furnitures, Benches, Computers and other materials for this college has already been started (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Well Known Sai Personality & Akhanda Sai Naama Japa Propagator  Shri.D.Shankaraiah Passes Away – Source: Shri.Leeladhar, Hyderabad

With profound grief we would like to inform that well known Sai Personality and  Akhanda Sai Naama Japa propagator across India and abroad Shri.Dubagunta Shankaraiah attained the Lotus feet of Shri Sai Baba  at around 7 am on Wednesday, 16th May 2018. He passed away peacefully while sleeping.  He was 83 years at the time of his demise. He leaves behind his Wife and three daughters.

Born on 1st October 1934, Shri.D.Shankaraiah served M/s.IDPL company for several years. Inspired by Sai Mahabhakta Sivaneshan Swamiji, Shri.D.Shankaraiah started Akhanda Sai Naama Japa about 40 years back and relentlessly performed Akahanda Sai Nama Japa at many temples and devotee houses at remote villages and towns in India and even abroad. He never took money from anyone for conducting Akhanda Sai Naama Japa. He had almost completed thousand 24 Hours Akahanda Sai Naama Japa’s till date. The highlight is that “HE STARTED AKHANDA SAI NAAMA JAPA from his residence and ended the same with last Akahnda Sai Naama Japa at his residence on Sunday, 13th May 2018”. Another important thing to be noted is that “HE NEVER PARTOOK RICE TILL HE COMPLETED 1000 AKHANDA SAI NAAMA JAPA”.  Many miracles of Lord Sainath’s divine presence invariably used to happen at places where Shri.D.Shankaraiahgaru conducted Akhanda Sai Naama Japa and many Sai Devotees are witness to the same.

According to family sources, his last rites will be performed on Thursday, 17th May 2018.

www.saiamrithadhara.com team condoles the sudden demise  of Shri.D.Shankaraiah and humbly prays to Lord  Sainath go give strength to the bereaved family members to bear this loss.

Sai Arpana Seva Bi-Monthly Magazine Launched In Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware inaugrated the Bi-monthly magazine "Sai Arpana Seva" at a function held on Friday, 11th May 2018 on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations organised by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi. 

Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Sansthan Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wackchaure, Shri.Pratap Bhosale, Dr.Rajendra Singh, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Editor of Sai Arpan Seva Magazine Shri.Bhagwan Datar, Shri Sainath Hospital Medical Officer Dr.Maithili Pitambare and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion. 

Speaking on the occasion Dr.Suresh Haware said that to spread & promote the life history of Shri Sai Baba, His Teachings, His leelas and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi started publishing Sai Leela Magazine in the year 1923. In addition to Sai Leela magazine a new bi-monhtly magazine will be started on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations for the benefit of Sai Devotees. This magazine will be carrying updates on sansthan’s various departments ongoing  services like Social Services, Services to sick people, Medical Services, information on various services. This wiill be an independent platform to inspire the devotees about the services provided by Sansthan. 

Sansthan’s Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed that the first edition of Sai Arpan Seva Magazine will be issued on Free of charge basis to the subscribers of Sai Leela magazine.  Those who register for subscripton of the new magazine Sai Arpan Seva wiill get first edition copy on Free of charge basis. Sai Devotees who want to register for the subsription membership can register in Sanshan’s website www.sai.org.in (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar Bangalore).

Founder Of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Sadguru Shri.Shivkrupanand Swamiji Takes Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The Founder of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Sadguru Shri.Shivkrupanand Swamiji took Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi darshan on Tuesday, 1st May 2018. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam was also present on the occasion.

Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Eighth and Concluding Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The eighth and concluding day i.e. Monday, 30th April 2018 of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yoga Prabha Bharati Trust from Mumbai (a social service organization) commenced as usual at the camp site at 6:30 am with group meditation and yoga.

In the evening, the programme started with the Spiritual seekers (participants) sharing their experiences about the Camp. Some foreign participants also narrated about their spiritual encounters.

Swamiji’s Co-speaker Guru Maa shared her experiences. She came to Mumbai from North Eastern part of India to serve the society. At that time she was serving as a teacher. She had requested for a transfer to Maharashtra. Sai Baba evoked her and brought her to His realm as she got transferred to Ahmedanagar.

Guru Maa said that 45 days of meditation is compulsory after the completion of the mega camp. Because, after spiritual seed is sown we need to tend it with care. Just as some well that has accumulated filth and contamination over a period of time, when cleansed (by pulling out the dirt) receives naturally pure supply of water, similarly by doing meditation, slowly we realize our inner Self. This purification process continues due to meditation. He further said “Don’t live under any one’s influence or in scarcity. Live by the power of your soul and natural Self.

After this Swamiji arrived on the stage. After conveying his greetings to all Sai devotees, swamiji started the discourse.On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Poornima, he recited an incident from the lifetime of Gautam Buddha. To a question on whether God existed or not, Gautam Buddha answered in three different ways to three different people. Perplexed by this, His disciple, Anand, asked Him the reason. To which Gautam Buddha said that to the one who is an atheist He (Gautam Buddha) told him that God Exist. To the believer, He (Gautam Buddha) said that God does not exist since he has not experienced Him yet. To the third inquisitive person, Gautam Buddha didn’t answer anything but went into a meditative state (trance). That third person also did meditation, experienced the (awareness) of Lord and thus felt contented. Sadguru always answers based on the being of the individual seeker who is posing the questions.

Sai Baba gave only Udhi (sacred ash) and eradicated all kinds of problems of the people. Today, With the help of Science, one can not only define faith and superstition but also differentiate between the two. To examine the impact of discourse on water, sample of water was tested. It was found that there were fine (tiny) changes in the molecules of water.The quality of water had changed. Swamiji meditated on Sai Baba and then checked a sample of water. On testing this water, it was found that image of Sai was created in the water crystals. Our body is made up of large proportion of water. When we are in good atmosphere, good situation, that effects the internal water’s parts. What we focus in our mind, the water receives those vibrations and its crystals are created. A person’s thoughts, his chakras can be known through the vibrations. In a similar way, Self realization can also be ascertained. There will be Immediate change in the Aura (to positive).

God’s power cannot be utilized for dealing with practical life. Because whatever He gives, He provides it for free. Everyone's experience is similar in this matter.

There is no single religion, God or form of worship that is reckoned by all in the World. Religion (Dharma) means knowledge (awareness).

In Mauritius, there are people from Indian origin who does not have Surname. Thus, there is no discord amongst them.

When the young generation does samarpan meditation, they will remain in the present and their intrinsic qualities enhances. Whatever work they do will turnout to be outstanding. Such people will feel full contentment during their advancing years (old age).

Revered swamiji further said that a person with strong mind power is very rare. If for small small things one feels defeated,, then it contaminates the mind and ruins the mind power. The youth must keep this in mind. Swamijji preached that for this purpose, apart from the philosophy of “don’t hear bad, don’t see bad, don’t speak bad”, they will have to also adhere to “don’t think bad”. "Don’t criticize others, be constantly alert and keep scanning (observing) one’s own thoughts that arose in the mind. Over thinking spoils one’s state of being.

Swamiji said that today’s Sai’s message is related to today’s camp. He said, "when I first experienced Sai, He (Sai) said to me, that you are sowing seeds on stones. I shall give you ready farm (field) where you will harvest in abundance. These will be Sai devotees. Today, after 20 years, I am able to understand what Shraddha  (Faith) and Saburi (Patience) means. I had total belief that Sai Baba will guarantee atleast one camp. I used to always feel bad that I am not able to do anything for Sai devotees. Saburi (Patience) means that Baba bestows but at appropriate time. Baba has fulfilled the promise that He made. In the form of self realization, He guided me in such a way that I could see everything crystal clear.

Lord is formless. He has no colour or form. Whom we acknowledge as our God, He is that particular time’s channel (of God). Channels keep changing with (passage of) time. It was the desire of God that everyone in the World should get to know about the values of meditation.That’s why He sent a universal person to the society.

Swamiji said that whether you are able to concentrate or not, do meditate for half an hour every day. Further, he explained a route by following which, we can get reach the Lord (Paramaatmaa) without asking for anything. If you are sick, you must say within your mind, "I am healthier than before". If you say like this with full concentration, then this message will reach your brain and your health will improve. We must do similarly when there is a financial crisis or tension. Slowly the situation improves. However, one must introspect and do this with full feelings. When you get success, thank the Lord, this is being introspective. Slowly one shall progress.

Sai Baba has bifurcated Spiritual seekers into three types: 1) those having complaining nature 2) those having worldly (material life) troubles 3) those not desiring to receive anything.

Meditation creates an aura. Thus, you can keep yourself safe and protect others as well.

Swamiji narrated his Japan experience. When he was conducting a camp in Japan, a warning about a violent storm approaching had been issued. But because of Swamiji’s aura a huge electro-magnetic field was created and that storm went away. If we become one with the nature, then nature does not go against us. That’s why with meditation, create an aura of 15–20 feet around you, make that your world. One day this entire universe will be a healing cosmos.  The values of Samarpan dhyanyoga awakens the humanitarian nature of mankind. Sai Baba has done the work of activating humanitarian values within each person and thus sculpted good human beings.

After this discourse, Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam presented a citation to swamiji.

During this mega camp, in the Samarpan Medical Research camp, aided by Sai Baba Hospital (Shirdi) and Maninagar Hospital, Ahmedabad, a research was conducted to understand the impact of meditation on the human body. The findings of the tests undertaken with this objective is as follows:

No. Of Patients             Disease                                  Result

150                               Blood pressure (sistalic)             66.67% patients showed improvement.
                                    Blood pressure (diastalic)           74.67% patients showed improvement.

190                               Diabetes                                   58.27% patients showed improvement.

15                                Cholesterol                               73.34% patients showed improvement.

EEG Scan – As per the analysis, post half an hour of meditation and two hours of attending the discourse - the frequency in the brain slowly decreased and attained full concentration.

In this way, Samarpan Dhyanyoga Spiritual Mega Camp concluded on a successful note. Thousands of virtuous souls repead rich benefit for their all-round progress. Thus, the Mega Camp was a huge success (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Seventh Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The seventh day i.e. Sunday, 29th April 2018 of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yoga Prabha Bharati Trust from Mumbai (a social service organization) commenced as usual at the camp site at 6:30 am with group meditation and yoga.

Exactly at 7 pm Swamiji arrived at the venue. After conveying his greetings to all Sai devotees, swamiji started the day's discourse with a parable from the kingdom of Vijaynagar, situated in south India.

A beggar named Ramu became an expert king of Vijaynagar kingdom. He learnt mantra from Rajguru, undertook penance and thus got control over his habit of begging. Swamiji said that the story is applicable to the seekers as well. He became king after obtaining self awareness. One must discontinue the habit of brooding over the past memories again and again and should become introspective of one self. Because of their past karmas, today the seekers have got self realization but they are unaware of this. By meditating daily, the seed sized energy expands thousand times of the original and all the naadis and chakras (from Mooladhara to Sahasrara) get sanctified and all the ailments are removed. The past karma of the humanbeing is the biggest stumbling block in this process. No one can forget the past, but it can only be dedicated. On the full moon day (Poornima) tomorrow, you need to become an pure innocent child. As Guru Dakshina offer me all your past karma and start leading a fresh new life from tomorrow.

Due to lack of knowledge, we commit so many mistakes. Fasting is one such mistake. Fasting means you get so much absorbed in meditation or thinking about God that you don’t remember the hunger at all. Over or Lesser consumption of food are both fatal to our physical health. Hence, adopting a middle balanced path will only ensure success.

Everyone of us have bitter sweet memories in life. We cannot progress further by carrying their burden. Hence, we need to leave them and move ahead in life. When a person close to someone expires, then they should light a lamp in his/her memory and pray with peaceful mind and full emotion for the transgression of the departed soul. By doing so, one shall be able to come out of that grief with a contentment that they have done everything that was possible for the departed soul. Just like when a lizard breaks its tail, it drops that tail’s burden and moves on and is able to speed up, similarly, we are all live with the burdens of past memories. You donate me those past memories of your’s and understand that now you have no right on them. If our attention does not get diverted to the past then it does not travel to the future as well. It remains in the current moment (present).

Aajna Chakra is associated with Chandra Nadi. The more you brood over the past, this Nadi gets more weaker and your Aajna Chakra gets corrupted. When you see someone, you feel angry. The reason being, they have a bad aura and that influences your mind psyche. Similarly, your bad mood affects others. To overcome this you need to observe yourself. As many bad incidents and people you keep in your Aajna Chakra, that much more damage you shall face mentally. Citing an example of a monk, swamiji said that enemity is poisonous and hence, one should forget and forgive the enemy and remove them from their mind. To reduce the thoughts of your past, sit down on the Earth and meditate. Create a contact with the Earth and pray.

Sometimes, when such incidents occur, that changes the course of your life. Swamiji recalled an incident in Himalayas while travelling towards Burma in the middle of the forest with Buddhist monks, he met two young monks who were meditating there for the past 800 years. Their guru had the desire of re-incarnating on earth. Hence, swamiji was given the responsibility to identify virtuous parents from society for that purpose. In order that Guru Tatva shall be born, with this desire the parents have to invite the (guru’s) soul. Such invited souls are called “Invited children”. Children born under normal circumstances are called “guest children”. Many such Gurus have taken birth in this holy land and hence, the future of India is very bright. Swamiji feels gratified while doing such work for the society.

With regular meditation, the atmosphere around you changes. Swamiji cited an example of a seeker from foreign country Peru. Despite her poor financial conditions, she could attend this camp because of sheer strong will to attend the camp.

One Muslim fakir gave this message to swamiji that whenever a person is doing any work for the first time he/she should attempt it conscientiously. While doing good work, positive energy lends the support whereas while doing things with wrong intention,negative energy backs them. If we don’t stand up and do good things for the mankind, then our life is a total waste (we are living in vain). There is no need to see any auspicious time to do good deeds.

While receiving blood to save oneself, we don’t think about the caste and religion. Similarly, to save others, we should donate blood and organs. This is essential and need of the hour in today’s world. With any kind of donation, we only inherit religious merit. If after our death, our organs can help someone in need, then there is nothing better than this. Every day, without any expectation, selflessly, we must pray atleast once for the benefit of mankind.

As you progress with spirituality, so also your home, family, state, country, gender also prosper. Infact, the progress travels beyond these barriers and gets connected to whole humanity.

Swamiji said that each one’s aura is individual and unique. Likewide, the self realization attained by each is also very exclusive. That is the reason why he is writing a book based on aura named as “Aura Shastra” (Science of Aura). He is doing extensive research on this subject. This book will be very useful for the coming generations, helps to diagnose their physical and mental status and provide them remedies to solve their problems.

Revered swamiji said that the coming period would be an era of Mind power. Meditation is extremely important for our police officers and soldiers. Through meditation they can acquire a better state of being and the mind power shall help them gauge the prevalent situation and prepares them for planning of those with whom they are contending. Thus, they shall be in a better position to arrange for their self defence.

People from approximately 53 countries, took the benefit of this mega camp by joining through the medium of online portal. 

After this, Swamiji made all the seekers meditate and then all prayed for the all-round betterment of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi’s office bearers, staff and workers.

Tomorrow i.e., Monday, 30th April 2018 being the last day of the camp, there is medical check up from 7 am onwards. The seekers who have attended the mega camp shall narrate their experiences about knowledge gained from herein. Hence, tomorrow the programme will commence at 5:45 am (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Sixth Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The Sixth  day i.e. Saturday, 28th April 2018 of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yog Prabha Bharti Trust  from Mumbai (a Social Service Organization) was held in Shirdi at the Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya. The Camp started with Group meditation and yoga  at 6.30 am.  

Exactly at 7 pm Swamiji arrived at  the venue. Today Swamiji began discourse with an incident from Shri Sai Satcharitra. Shirdi was a small village between Kopargoan and Rahata. However, this village was chosen by Sai Baba as his Karyakshetra (area of operation). Dwarkamai repair work was in progress on one hot summer day. All the laborers were extremely thirsty but since the Mixture of  sand and lime stone should not allowed to dry, they continued to work. When Sai Baba came to see them he understood the pain of laborers. When they asked for water one hindu labourer denied to drink water brought by a muslim labourer. Then all the labourers mixed the water and distributed amongst the labourers and thus everyone's thirst was resolved.

During that period, Britishers were trying to divide the Hindus and Muslims. Under such vicious circumstances, Shri Sai Baba did the work of bringing unity amongst Hindus and Muslims in the society.

All Sadgurus during their lifetime will empasize on removing the major problem haunting the society. But one common problem which was seen during the lifetime of all sadgurus was disrespecting/dishonouring of Women. This problem has arisen because of Male ego. Actually speaking, the soul present in both male and female are one and the same.

Swamiji guided spiritual seekers on the correct path of taking Shri Shirdi Sai Baba’s Darshan. The seekers should remain centered (Madhya naadi) to stay calm and balanced. Spiritual seekers visit any pilgrimage places connected with Sadgurus, because they get higher energy and pass it on to their disciples easily. Swamiji used to tell pilgrims to concentrate on their Navel Chakra, before visiting the Jain Guru Shri Adhinath Temple for darshan. Everyone feels vibration in their Navel Chakra because the energy of the idol will be present in the navel chakra.

Even if the body is weak, the soul is not allowed to do so because even the weak body can also experience this vibration. Any age is suitable for enlightenment and Spiritual inclination.

All the secrets are revealed by a single mantra or sentence 'Sabka Malik Ek'. Similarly grace and blessings are hidden for everyone. All the wars in the world are happening only against worshipping. Shri Sai Baba gave this mantra to the world after understanding the circumstances of those times. If each and everyone understands and follows this mantra, then world peace can be easily achieved. Wherever worship is done, there God reveals Himself. If we understand that we are all children of the same God, then the idea of "Vasudaiva Kutumbakam" i.e., "Entire world is my family" will actually come true.

Man is born with Soul, Kundalini power and his subtle body. Religion of man comes along with his birth. But true religion of man is Humanity. Religion (Dharma) awakens knowledge. The knowledge starts from within and hence it does not require external knowledge. But, due to ignorance, man holds on to wrong beliefs and addictions. When the internal knowledge is awakened, then automatically bad behaviour will get totally eliminated.

In Samarpan Sanskar meditation there can be one illusion. When many lamps are lit together from a bigger lamp out of these lamps one lamp which is not lit can also light on its own. But actually it is not true. This is a flaw in totality. Therefore, you should always be cautious and keep watching yourself. You need to sit back all alone and observe yourself whether you are experiencing the vibrations. Most important thing is to do Meditationcon a regular basis and collectively.

Swamiji explained to Spiritual seekers today’s message of Shri Sai Baba as follows:- "Once at the Dwarakamai, a devotee named Shri.Pandit applied tripund on Baba’s forehead and baba allowed to do it. When it was asked to Baba why he allowed Dr.Pandit to do it, Baba said he (Dr.Pandit) saw his guru in Me. He has applied Tripund to his guru and not me. From this event the message given by Baba to the whole world is that the body of a Guru might be different but the tenets (gurutatwa) remains the same. Aftr attaining spiritual progress through meditation, you will realise that your existence is nil and people start seeing different forms in you".

"This mantra will be helpful in your old age. After the situation is very good, many of you will see your  parents and they will help you easily". Swamiji advised the elderly people to do such work so that their soul will be pleased and they will experience the power of divine life and they will not be distracted by the problems of the body.

"Since childhood, you get used to getting something or the other. if you start donating and carry out all taks without any expectation, then gradually your nature also changes".

"Vishuddhi Chakra is related to success . Mother's negative thoughts during the time of pregnancy will spoil the child's virulence and can lead to failures in life. If that happens then she should stop trying for a few days and make his (child's) nature good by meditation. Positive collective consciousness by spiritual seekers  will pull them out of failures.

"In the samarpan family too, there are both good and bad seekers. If you want to progress, then be in the company of good Spiritual Seekers".

"After the conclusion of this Mega camp meditate regularly for 45 days. It is time to plant seed and inside the soil it grows. Likewikse, after receiving this Spiritual seed, if you do sadhana germination will happen.Your soul will be purified and aura around you will develop. Then people will start noticing the changes in you".

"If your vishuddi chakra is corrupted, you do not realize even if you are progressing in your spiritual path. You will be purified and your divinity will be revealed once you understand the sentence “Sabka Maalik Ek“ in its true essence. When 40 thousand Spiritual Seekers were present on Mahashivratri Day at the Dandi Ashram without any Shiva temple itself Indicates the wisdom of the spiritual seekers have been developed.

There are many vibrant places in India that are not revered by people due to their ignorance. Swamiji found one such place in Rajasthan. From this perspective, the place is being maintained there right now.

"Nowadays, use of words like Aura, Vibration, Energy has become a fashion statement. By using such words and involving oneself in drama they will be going against Vishuddichakra. Because your soul knows everything. Hene, express your emotion and dedication with as much purity as you can. Due to the existence of your inner self, its voice has somewhat diminished. Still the soul will continue to remain with you even after you indulge in wrong actions. Learn to tell others that you will not do any work against the will of your soul".

"Women who are not respected in the house are fed with negative thoughts. Quoting some examples he said that woman  should be treated with respect so that they should not fall prey to these negative thoughts".

"Sadguru does not behave in a manner as they look like. Hence it is difficult to identify them. When you are there in their divine presence, they continuously shower their grace and blessings. The grace of Sai Baba is a continuous stream. If it goes inside, automatically shower of grace will happen. Grace of a Guru Gurukripa is a natural process. it does not have gurus control over it. If you are not completely dedicated then you will not be completely blessed. If you are truly dedicated grace will happen automatically. It is important that you should take advantage of your Guru's divine proximity. The biggest gain is  that you become introspective. Not all but only good teachers can make you introspective. The more introspective you are, your soul consciousness will inrease and body consciousness will decrease. All your problems are related only to the body".

After delivering the discourse, in an electrifying atmosphere swamiji conducted guided meditation along with the participants (Translated from Marathi to English by Sri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Fifth Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The fifth day i.e. Friday, 27th April 2018 of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yog Prabha Bharti Trust  from Mumbai (a Social Service Organization) was held in Shirdi at the Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya. The Camp started with Group meditation and yoga  6.30 am.  In the evening 6:30 pm, Bhajans by Samarpan’s members filled the whole atmosphere with Spiritual Vibrations. Exactly at 7 pm Swamiji arrived at  the venue.  

in the beginning of the discourse, Sadguru Shivkrupanand Swamiji  through an example of English Judge explained that whatever we earn in life should be with our own efforts. Getting lured by temptation to earn more money in quick time, If we interfere with the role of destiny, we have to face bad consequences. 

Collective Consciousness will be present at Riverbanks, Hillside, Samadhi Places of Gurus. Hence, when we go to such place, we feel blissful and attain the state of thoughtlessness. At these places Universal Consiousness will be present but they cannot flow. If we wish to get these powers in us, it is only possible with the presence of  living gurus. When that happens, these powers can flow through us, established in us and will help in our Spiritual Growth.

Doing nothing is meditation. After beginning meditation, first the body and then the mind oppose and the mind goes astray. While doing meditaiton, just be a witness. If you want to stop it, the conflict starts within and you will be in two minds. But without expecting if you meditate for half an hour at one place, the body and mind will gradually become calm and meditation will become natural. 

Ancient books were written by holy and pure souls. Hence, only when you really experience yourself, then you can understand its true essence. Saint Jnaneshwar has told in his abhang "Devanchiye Dwari, Ubha Kshanabhari, Tena Mukti Chari Sadhiyelya”. He explains in this abhang that this body is a temple, its Naval area is its entrance. If you keep your mind steady for 10 minutes then you can surely attain Moksha. 

We all are searching for both God and happiness outside but we will never get them outside as they are present very much within us. If we do not rely on others and become introverted, then automatically the search for happiness will come to an end. To become introvert, mediation is vey much essential & for doing meditation self realisation is necessary. 

Saint Jnaneshwar wanted us to experience human nature and awakening of Kundalini.  But the time was not right for that. Today we are living in that time. By meditation, we will create a 20 feet peaceful and good atmosphere around us which will help us to lead a peaceful life. We can go anywhere in the world and create an atmosphere of peace wherever we live. 

In today’s situation, instead of Saintly feeling there is horror feeling being created in the society. Just because you are leading a family life, your self consciousness won't go. Whie leading a family life, if you adopt higher flexibility, you can easily reach the pinnacle of spirituality. 

There is a major contribution from some Individuals and from people belonging to Patel community in campaigning  for Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp. 

While delivering Shri Sai Baba’s message, Swamiji said that during Baba’s  life time  he used to accept the values of Sadhakas in the form of Dakshina. Whatever food and other things he got from bhiksha, he used to offer them to animals and birds.He used to bring wood from the dakshina he received. He used to burn these wood and gave the ash obtained from Dhuni as Udhi Prasad to the devotees. He used to give udhi and bless them as a remedy for  the devotees  who came to him with various problems. Even today this thing is working. Even today, lot of miracles are happending with this wondorous Udhi. Udhi is answering the prayers of devotees according to their devotion and faith. 

Death is the most fearful one related to heart chakra. There is a wrong notion that death means Moksha. Moksha is infact the highest state of meditation wherein the fear of death and after death totally disappears.  During the peak stage in Samarpan yoga Meditation, the soul can leave the body at any stage. 

Jain Community is based on meditation. But, it is a tragedy that the focus on mediation is not totally missing in their community. Therefore it is essential to restore meditation in this religion.  Towards restoring the same, Swamiji is imparting training to Jain Saints and Sadhvis. Beause of this, Jain saints  and Sadhvis are now teaching meditation to the Jain community. Jain sanits and sadhvis often depart due to accidental deaths. Hence, by doing meditation they create a safe aura around them. 

Heart Chakra is also associated with your parents.  Due to their extreme love and constant attention towards their children, the condition of the children will become very bad and at the same time, parents also become very weak. If you get negative thoughts, then think that "I meditate regularly, with collective consciousness so that I can never do anything wrong". 

Swamiji said that in Aradka village in Rajashtan a temple has been built specially to do Mediation. Spiritual seekers can do meditation easily there.

Thoughtlessness is not meditation. It is essential to go from thoughtlessness stage to Meditation. This requires regularity and collective consciousness.  

If we do not make any contributions to humanity then our life is a total waste. When you are pure and balanced, then you will be able spread Shri Sai Baba’s message of 'Sab Ka Maalik Ek' all over the world.  

Even though Sadguru is donning a normal body like others, they should not be considered as normal. Make the best possible use of their divine presence, presets to become introvert and get to the God who is present within and ultimately reach the final stage of emancipation. 

After this in an electrifying atmosphere swamiji conducted guided meditation along with the participants (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Fourth Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The fourth day i.e. Thursday, 26th April 2018, of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp organized by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with Yog Prabha Bharti Trust  from Mumbai (a Social Service Organization) was held in Shirdi at the Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya. On this day, Sadguru Shivkrupanand Swamiji guided the participants about the importance of having a spiritual guru, emancipation from materialistic life and meditation.

Using an anecdote of a rich man who appealed to Sainath Maharaj for granting self-realization, swamiji explained that for achieving self-realization, we have to think of our spiritual guru as the Supreme Spirit and completely surrender to Him physically and emotionally. By doing this, the seeker’s learning and grasping capacity increases. The role of spiritual guru is transient. Only spiritual guru can help the seeker to connect with the divine, help them to do Spiritual practice and achieve the state of emancipation. Only spiritual guru can make the seeker to intropsect on the Self. To reap the action of one’s karma, human beings take birth again and again and thus end up in accruing new karmas. Hence, to break free from this vicious circle of birth and karma, the humans must learn to be introspective. They must purify and empower their souls by way of meditation.

How can the spiritual seekers who come from the Western culture and are devoid of spiritual master, as well as rationalist seekers identify their spiritual master? They can analyse on the basis of the aura of the spiritual master. They go to a spiritual master who is fully absorbed in meditation. Even then, the emotional seekrs earnestly yearn and look for a spiritual master for their guidance. One such place is Shirdi. Shirdi is the grand gateway to emancipation. If spiritiual seekers earnestly prays in Shirdi, by Sai’s Grace, the seeker can bond with the living sou) of Sadguru and attain self-realization. Saibaba gave a message that the guru’s appearance might be different but their tenets are one and the same.

In human body, the naabhichakra (the chakra situated at the navel) is related to contentment and gratification. When that chakra is cleansed, the human beings start to progress spiritually. When the relationship with spouse, parents, children and siblings is friendly and loving, then there will be no obstacles to human being’s spiritual progress.

Today, we are losing out on the vital values of our human culture such as salutations in the temple and performing of charity. This is because neither do we have time for it nor do we have the mindset for donating without any expectation. Meditation is the only way left with us that can bring the humanitarian approach in mankind and hold the society together.

In an atmosphere that was brimming with energy, swamiji, finally concluded the day's camp by conducting guided meditation along with thousands of spiritual seekers who attended the camp. (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Third Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The third day i.e., Wednesday, 25th April 2018, of Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp dedicated to Meditation commenced at the camp venue at 6:30 am by performing group meditation and (various) yogasanas. From evening 6:15 pm onwards the atmosphere at the venue was filled with devotional feelings as the spiriutal seekers sang auspicious tunes of hymns.

In the beginning of the discourse, by way of citing an example of Raja Janak, Poojya Swamiji, guided the Sadhaks as to how one can progress spiritually while continue to be in this materialistic world. While staying in the family always having everyone around us, living together in a society, throughout the day, we must meditate for half an hour at a place with no one around us (all alone). By continuously practising the meditation this way, slowly our aura starts progressing spiritually. Just like the way we use our mobile phones after charging it once in a day, likewise our body too must be charged for half an hour on a regular basis by way of meditation. Eventhough Lotus blooms in mire (swampy land), yet it doesn’t have any stain of the mire. Similarly, we must remain detached, eventhough we live with everyone.

Further, he said that in the beginnning to achieve world peace can be a real struggle. Swamiji explained that with regular meditation, one can progress to build an aura of about 15-20 feet around themselves where there will be peace, feeling of wellbeing and security, affection and overall beauty. If every individual is successful in creating such a world then peace can be established in the whole world.

Swamiji said that people in the society are aware of all types of pollution. But the most destructive of these pollution is one that can’t be seen but felt (Conceptual Pollution). That is, the pollution of one’s thoughts (ideology). The intensity of this pollution is felt to a larger extent in big cities. This pollution has created various kinds of tensions and apprehensions in the world. He called upon the family members to meditate regularly so as to keep their homes free from this pollution.

Speaking about small children, Swamiji said that the children are given lectures about sinful and holy activities since childhood. However, no system is provided to them which prevents them from indulging in any unholy (sinful) acts. This dedicated meditation is such a system which shall create a positive aura around children and the negative thoughts can be nipped in the buds itself. Thus, they will not indulge in any sinful activity. Meditation will help them to attain the feeling of both inner and outer security.

Self Realization can be attained after waiting for many lifetimes. Achieving Self Realization is everyone’s birthright. Swamiji said that he is not there to make them dependent on him. Instead he is there to make them self sufficient and empowring.

Doctors, soldiers/ policemen, lawyers and politicians are the four prominent pillars of the society. Having said this, Swamiji added that such people always have negative (energy) atmosphere surrounding them owing to their occupation (profession). This builds up tension in their lives. Thus, it is extremely necessary that these people practice meditation as meditation shall create positive energy around them and will provide them protection. Swamiji appealed to the people of the Country to support our Democratic system and asked them to compulsarily vote in the Elections.

He explained that, we spend all our energy to change the external situation in lif). However, in reality this external situation is a mirror of our internal situation. If the intrinsic (inner core) is (in) good (condition), then the external situation will automatically change by itself. To make the inner (self) feel good, we have to become introspective of our own self. We have understand and recognize our own self.

Swamiji said that Sai Baba only motivated him to come and provide this help to society. He said that he has full faith in Sai Baba. While talking about the core principles of Guru, he said that Gurus (the preceptors) may have different shades and look but their tenets are identical. Guru is not an individual but a principle. The principles of Guru are everlasting enduring flow of energy, which was there in the past, is there in the present and shall be there in the future also. By quoting an incident from Sai Baba’s lifetime, he reminded everyone of Sai’s message “Sabka Malik Ek Hein”. While speaking about God (spirit / soul) and religion, Swamiji said that God means Universal Consciousness and religion means human religion and its relationship with the soul (Religion of the Self).

Eventually, the programme concluded with meditation. Nearly 20000 Spiritual Seekers attended and took the benefit of this Mega Camp on the third day (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Union Minister Shri.Shripad Naik Inaugurates Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Union Minister for Ayush, Shri.Shirpad Naik inagurated the Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp at a glittering function held on Monday, 23rd April 2018 in Shirdi.

Speaking on the occasion the Union Minister observed: “Shri Sai Baba made a truly auspicious beginning for the emancipation of the entire community and his work has been a demonstration of work dedicated to humanity. Through the path of deepest devotion Sai Baba’s work has reached across the World today and the same tradition has been bestowed on the World through the medium of meditation by Shri Swami Shivkrupanand”.

Shri.Shripad Naik was speaking after he inaugurated the Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp by Shri Swami Shivkrupanandaji organised by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary Celebrations. Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Member of Parliament Shri.Sadashiv Lokhande, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Shri.Pratap Bhosale, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, representatives of various religions, Chairman of Janglee Maharaj Ashram Shri.Nandkumar Suryawanshi, Shri. Anuragji, Shri.Ambareeshji and Ms.Shaswatiji (all Life Time Trustees) and Shri.Girish Borkar, Managing Trustee from Yoga Prabha Bharati (Seva Sanstha) Trust, 400 accomplished devotees from 22 countries, and more than 20,000 devotees from 15 States of the country were present on this occasion.

Shri.Shripad Naik further observed that Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji has brought the Samarpan Meditation values from the Himalayas making way for all of us to attain absolution of the soul through this meditation. The prosperity in life beyond caste and religion is being created through this medium. The humanitarian welfare work started by Shri Sai Baba has reached everywhere and Shri Sai Temples are being established all over the World through this. A power to convert and mould a man into a valuable human being in a devotional way has been created and the work started by Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji through the medium of Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp is reaching Countries across the World.

Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware said that Shri Sai Baba gave the mantra of faith and patience. At the same time, He also gave a technique or tantra of serving the poor. Sansthan has been organising various religious, social, cultural, paduka darshan and other programs on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations and the present Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp is part of these programs. He further said: "I received an inspiration to organise this Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp in Shirdi due to a camp that was organized at Surat by Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji. Peace, happiness and contentment are essential for the common man and everyone here will definitely achieve the same through this Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp." Dr.Suresh Haware thanked Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji for organising this camp in Shirdi.   

While providing guidance at the Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp after the inauguration Shri Swami Shivkrupanandji said: "Sai is Himself the God.’ He was present earlier, is present today and will be present in the future as well. With the development of human civilisation various methods of worship also came up on the horizon. However, the instructions provided by these were unable to bring internal changes in human beings. The Himalayan Gurus found a way to do this through Samarpan Dhyanyog for inculcation of values in human beings. Here no instructions are provided from outside. Only the pious values are transferred from one pure soul into another pure soul. Once the Samarpan values are inculcated self-realisation and awakening takes place, the knowledge as to what is wrong and what is right arrives from within one’s self itself".

He further said: "the knowledge contained in different religious books can provide information on God. However, the same cannot bestow an experience of God in you. This experience is never possible without a living Guru. Unless you receive the seed of spirituality from a living Guru, you cannot achieve any spiritual progress. Seekers can reach a living Guru through prayers at the Samadhi of a Guru who has already attained Samadhi". Swamiji then gave a message from Shri Sai about God. The message being: "God resides in everyone and it is not necessary to search for him outside. Meditation means to connect God to our life without leaving anything that you are doing at the moment". Swamiji also gave a mantra "‘I am a pious soul, I am a pure soul" and held a ten minutes meditation session for the devotees present at the camp.

Earlier, Chief Executive Officer of Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agrawal made the introductary speech and Vice Chairman of Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam proposed the vote of thanks.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware Inaugurates Separate Mukh Darshan Room - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware inaugurated a separate room that has been constructed to facilitate Mukh Darshan at a function held on Saturday, 21st April 2018. Devotees who are facing time constraint will be immensely benefitted by this facility. Thousands of devotees have already availed this new facility (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Telangana Chief Minister Shri.K. Chandrashekar Rao Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Minister of Telangana State Shri.K.Chandrashekar Rao visited Shirdi along with his wife on Friday, 20th April 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikkam and other dignitaries was also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Chief Minister Shri.K.Chandrashekar Rao was felicitated by the Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikkam. 

Union Minister Shri.Shripad Naik To Inaugurate Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi has organized Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp in the divine presence of His Holiness Shri.Shivkrupanand Swamiji from Monday, 23rd April 2018 to Monday, 30th April 2018  between 7 pm to 9 pm at Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya at Shirdi will be inaugurated by central minister Shri Shripad Naik. This information was disclosed through an Official Press Release on Thursday, 19th April 2018.

To commemorate Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi which is completing 100 years on 18th October 2018, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust is celebrating Centenary celebrations of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018. To make this year memorable, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has organized various Religious, Cultural, Social and Spiritual Programs throughout the year. Accordingly, Yog Prabha Bharti Trust  from Mumbai (Social Service Organization) has organized Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp from Monday, 23rd April 2018 to Monday, 30th April 2018 between 7 pm to 9 pm at Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya in the divine presence of Shri Shivkrupanand Swamiji. This  Mega camp will be inaugurated by Union Minister Shri.Shripad Naik on Monday,  23rd April 2018 at 6.15 pm. Welfare Minister Prof.Ram Shinde, Opposition Party Leader Shri.Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Member of Parliament Shri.Sadashiv Lokhande, Sansthan’s Chairman Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam &  honorable Trustees will be present in this function. 

Participants of Samarpan Dhyanyoga  Mega camp in Shirdi will be immensely benefitted because Shri.Shivkrupanand Swamiji would be delivering his lectures based on his own Spiritual Life experiences. He would explain in  simple lucid style, the significance of Spiritual Progress, how even a common man can also develop a Spiritual path through meditation, on the Spiritual development of family, Country and the whole mankind. In addition to this, he would also speak on Intense topics like Kundalini Power on Human Body, Seven Chakras, Three Nodes, Aura. He will also take the participants through guided meditation (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Former President of Shri Sai Spiritual Centre, Bangalore Shri.R.Seshadri Passes Away – Source: Shri.Amar, Bangalore

With profound grief we would like to inform that former President of Shri Sai Spiritual Centre, Bangalore and former Editor of Deccan Herald Shri.R.Seshadri passed away at 3:15 pm on Tuesday, 17th April 2018. He was 95 years at the time of his demise. He leaves behind one Son and three daughters.

www.saiamrithadhara.com team condoles demise  of Shri.R.Seshadri and humbly prays to Sainath go give strength to the bereaved family members to bear this loss.

The Cremation will take place on Wednesday, 18th April 2018 at  9 am at Banashakari Crematorium, Bangalore.   

Shri Sai Leela Bi-Monthly To Reach Sai Devotees On Time - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware informed on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 that arrangements have been made to publish Shri SaiBaba Sansthan, Shirdi's bi-monthly magazine "Shri Sai Leela" on a timely basis. There will be separate issue of the magazine in 3 languages i.e., Marathi, Hindi & English. Readers must be aware that during the recently concluded Shri Ram Navami Festival, the March-April special edition of the magazine was released. Dr.Haware also said that devotees have already started receiving the Ram Navami Special issue of the Magazine (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Hindi Actress Smt.Shilpa Shetty Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well known Hindi Actress Smt.Shilpa Shetty visited Shirdi on Saturday, 14th April 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

Various Cultural Programmes Organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mantap Stage - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, is celebrating Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebration Festival. On this auspicious) occasion, on 14th April 2018, 28th April 2018 and 12th May 2018 evening 7 pm to night 9:30 pm, various cultural programmes have been organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi mantap stage. This information was disclosed by Sansthan's Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal through a Press Release on Friday, 13th April 2018.

Smt. Rubal Agarwal said that as the Samadhi is completing 100th year on 18th Oct 2018, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan is celebrating the festive occasion from 1st Oct 2017 till 18th Oct 2018 by organizing various religious, cultural, social & spiritual awakening programmes throughout the year. With this objective/aim, the following programmes have been scheduled:

Saturday,14th April, 2018 - Bhakti Sangeet b y Shri. Surendra Burse from Nasik.
Saturday, 28th April, 2018- Sai Bhajans in Hindi by Shri. Dheeraj Pandey from Nagpur.
Saturday, 12th May, 2018 - Sugam Sangeet by Smt.Shubhadra Bam Tambat from Nasik.

All the above programmes have been arranged from evening 7 pm to night 9:30 pm at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mantap Stage next to Hanuman mandir. Hence, Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested local residents & Sai Baba devotees to participate in large numers and benefit from these various spiritual & cultural programmes (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Procures New Advanced Cath Lab Machine For Shri Sai Baba Hospital, Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has procured a new advanced Cath Lab Machine for Shri Sai Baba hospital, Shirdi. Currently, they are removing the old equipments and replacing them with new machines. Hence, from 14th April 2018 to 29th April 2018, the Cath Lab department shall remain closed. This information was disclosed by Sansthan's Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal through a Press Release on Friday, 13th April 2018.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that Shri Sai Baba Hospital run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has procured a new advanced Cath Lab machine.Currently, they are removing the old equipments and replacing them with new machines. Hence, from 14th April 2018 to 29th April 2018, the Cath Lab department shall remain closed as the overhauling (renovation) & other (related) scheduled works will be under progress. During this period, except for the procedures that are performed using Cath Lab Machine, other Cardiology Department's work shall be operational as usual.

Hence, from 14th April 2018 to 29th April 2018, the heart surgery and other related procedures that are usually carried out by Cath Lab shall not be performed. Smt.Agarwal requested patients to make note of this information and solicited cooperation from them. (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Shri.Arunji Maharaj's (from Bhamathaan) Bhagavat Katha Discourse at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir Shatabdhi Mantap Stage - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan's Trust, Shirdi, is celebrating Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebration. On this auspicious occasion, from Sunday, 8th April 2018 to Sunday, 15th April 2018, everyday afternoon from 2 pm to 5 pm Shri Arunji Maharaj's (from Bhamathaan) Bhagavat Katha discourse has been organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mandap Stage. Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal disclosed this information through a Press Release on Friday, 6th April 2018.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that as Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi is completing 100th year on 18th October 2018, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan is celebrating the festive occasion from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018 by organizing various religious, cultural, social & spiritual awakening programmes throughout the year. With this objective in mind, from Sunday, 8th April 2018 to Sunday, 15th April 2018 , everyday afternoon from 2 pm to 5 pm, Shri Arunji Maharaj's (from Shri Kshetra Adabanganath Trust, Bhamathaan) Bhagavat Katha discourse has been organized at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir's Shatabdhi Mantap Stage situated next to Hanuman mandir.

Hence, Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested local people & Sai Baba devotees to make maximum use of this Bhagavat katha discourse (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Visits Sansthan's Boondi (Laddu) Prasad Making Unit - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware recently visited Sansthan's Boondi (Laddus) Prasaed Making Unit. Everyday the Unit makes around 55000 kgs of Boondi (Laddu) Prasad which is a humongous task. The Laddus must last long for which they have to be desiccated (dried) well. Dr.Haware recommended the unit officials to introduce desiccating/drying machinery/equipments/units & various other such (equipments) on an experimental basis. He said that the Laddu Prasad is of extraordinary importance to Sai Devotees. Hence, Sansthan is trying various methods to make Laddu Prasad last for longer duration (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

Union Railway Minister Shri.Piyush Goyal Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Union Railway Minister Shri.Piyush Goyal visited Shirdi along with his family members on Saturday, 31st March 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Dr.Suresh Haware, Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan disclosed that the Minister's visit was very fruitful. He also disclosed that the Minister has promised to give a face lift to Sai Nagar Railway Station and fulfill various schemes on the occasion of Centenary Celebration of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi like Commissioning of third track at Sai Nagar Shirdi Railway Station, Introduction of Super Fast Train from Mumbai to Shirdi, Clubbing of Sai Darshan with Railway Tickets, Free Darshan and Prasad Counters at Sai Nagar Railway Station.

Record Collection At Shirdi During Sri Rama Navami Festival - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press Conference on Wednesday, 28th March 2018 that a record Rs.4,33,00,000 (Rupees Four Crore Thirty Three Lakh only)  was collected by Sansthan in the form of donations during the recently concluded Sri Rama Navami festival organised by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi between 24th March 2018 to 26th March 2018. 

Smt.Rubal Agarwal disclosed that during Sri Rama Navami festival held between 24th March 2018 to 26th March 2018, Rs.3,39,00,000 in the form of cash,  Rs.88,72,000 worth Gold and Silver,  Rs 6,30,000 worth foreign currencies, totalling to Rs.4,33,00,000 (Rupees Four Crore Thirty Three Lakh only)  was collected through various payment modalities like cash, Debit - Credit Card transfer, Online Transfer, Cheque-DD, Money order & Foreign currencies. 

From Donation Boxes Rs 1,98,96,297, Donation Counters Rs 71,64,292, Debit-Credit Card Transfer Rs 21,31,382, Online Transfer Rs 19,85,155, Cheque –DD Rs 23,14,875, Money order Rs.3,76,428, Gold Rs Gold  577.800 gms, Silver 3059.000 gms, Foreign currencies from 18 countries worth Rs 6,30,746 etc were collected during this period. In addition to these, Sai Devotee from Mumbai Shri.Jayant Bhai donated Gold Panch Aarti Plate weighing 1351 gms worth Rs.39 Lakhs and Sai devotee from Andhra Pradesh's Nellore Shri.Chirala Chenna Reddy donated Golden Padukas weighing 1133.5 gms worth Rs 32.30 lakhs. 

Smt. Rubal Agarwal informed that during Sri Namavami Festival totally 1,93,597 devotees took Sri Sai Baba’s darshan through passes which includes Time Based Darshan passes, passes issued by PRO & Online Services. 1,93,784 Sai devotees have taken benefit of free Prasad Bhojan at Sri Sai Prasadalay. 2,21,600 Sai devotees have taken Free Boondi packets in Darshan Queue. 2,14,078 laddu packets have been sold during this period. Staying Arrangements were made for 59,855 Devotees at various Sansthan Accommodation Facilities like Sai Prasad Niwas Sthan, Saibaba Bhakta Niwas Sthan, Dwarawati Niwas Sthan, Sai Ashram Bhakti Niwas and Sai Dharmashala. Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri. Manoj Gode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher and Chief Accounts officer & Administrative Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade were present at this Press Briefing (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Sri Rama Navami Celebration 2018 at Shirdi – Concluding Day Report – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Sri Rama Navami festival which commenced on Saturday, 24th March 2018 by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi concluded on Monday, 26th March 2018 with the Kalyachi kirtan perfomance by H.B.P. Shri.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar. 

26th March 2018, Monday being the concluding day of the festival, Vice Chairman of Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam and his wife Smt.Priyatama Kadam performed pooja to Shri Sai Baba’s holy Padukas in Samadhi Mandir.

Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and his wife conducted Rudrabhishek at Gurusthan Temple.  At 8.30 am Sansthan’s Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware and other dignitaries did ritualistic Pooja of flag post that has been specially erected at Lendi Baugh for Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi Centenary celebrations and changed the flag. Likewise, Special Edition of Shri Sai Leela Magazine Sri Rama Navami edition was released. Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Smt.Nalini Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Smt.Priyatama Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Sri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr. Sandeep Aher released the special edition of the Magazine. 

After the concluding Kalyachi kirtan by H. B. P.Shri.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar, Dahihandi was broken and soon after that, at 12 noon, Mid Day Aarti was sung.

Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware and his wife Smt.Nalini Haware performed pooja to Shri Sai Baba’s Holy Padukas in Samadhi Mandir at 6 pm. 

On the occasion of Sri Rama Navami festival Planning & Finance Minister and Rural Development of Maharasthra State Shri.Deepak Kesarkar had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

The office bearers of Shri Dwarkamai Mandal were felicitated in recognition of their relentless service for the last 40 years during Rama Navami and Punyatithi festivals taking care of Electrical decoration and for erecting scenic models.  Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam Shri Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Chief Accountant Shri.Bhausaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Ghame, Shri.Uttamrao Gondkar felicitated Chief Conveners of Shri Dwarakmai Mandal, Mumbai.

All Department Heads of Sansthan,  employees of all the departments and Shirdi Local residents  had put in sincere efforts to make this festival a grand success. Hence, Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, all trustees, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal lauded their efforts and thanked them (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Sri Rama Navami Special Issue of Sri Sai Leela Magazine Released - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

On the auspicious occasion of Sri Rama Navami, Sri Rama Navami Special Issue of Shri Sai Leela Magazine was released at a function held on Monday, 26th March 2018 by the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee and Chairperson of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Smt.Nalini Haware, Smt.Priyatama Kadam, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikkam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher.

Centenary Flag Post Pooja Performed On The Occasion of Sri Rama Navami - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

On the auspicious occasion of Sri Rama Navami, Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware performed pooja to the Centenary Flag Post and hoisted a new Flag at a function held on Monday, 26th March 2018. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee and Chairperson of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Smt.Nalini Haware, Smt.Priyatama Kadam, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikkam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Sansthan Staff Members and Sai Devotees were also present on the occasion.

 

Sri Ram Navami Celebration 2018 at Shirdi – First Day Report – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Ramanavami utsav organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi started on a very good note on Saturday, 24th March 2018. The entire Shirdi town reverberated with huge Sai Naam Jaykar from lakhs of Sai devotees who came along with 175 Palanquins from various places  and took Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi darshan in this festival.

On the first day of the festival, after the morning Kakad Aarti, procession of Sai Baba's Portrait, Idol, Veena and the holy Sai Satcharitra were taken out upto Dwarkamai. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam carried the Veena, Sansthan Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wackchaure & Deputy District Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil carried Baba’s photograph, Trustee Adv. Shri.Mohan Jaikar carried the sacred Pothi and participated in the procession. Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Sansthan Staff members, local villagers and devotees participated in large numbers in the procession. After the procession reached Dwarkamai, Akhanda Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayan was started. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam & Smt.Saraswati Wackchaure read the 1st and 2nd chapter respectively, Trustee Adv. Shri.Mohan Jaikar read the 3rd Chapter, Sai Devotee Shri.Abhay Ghadiwal read the 4th Chapter and Smt.Chayatayi Dattatreya Shelke read the 5th Chapter.

Earlier in the morning at 6.15 am Baba’s Pada Pooja was performed with due religious custom and tradition by the Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrwal along with her family members.

Today, on the First day of the festival, Maharashtra Minister of State for Finance & Planning Shri.Sudhir Mungantiwar &  Welfare Minister Prof.Ram Shinde took shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi Darshan.

At 4 p.m Melodious Keertan programme by Shri.H.B.P.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar was held at the Samadhi Mandir stage. At 9.15 pm Palanquin procession of Lord Sai Baba throughout Shirdi Village was held.

Shri Dwarkamai Mandal, Mumbai have erected a huge structure of Shri Shankar Bhagwan & Shri Sai Baba’s Murthy with colourful lightings. There was a huge crowd to see this wonderful creation by Shri Dwarakamai Mandal.  

Flower Decoration made in the Samadhi Mandir & Temple premises with the generous contribution made by Smt.Sneha Sharma from Delhi attracted lakhs of Devotees.

24th March 2018, Saturday being the first day of Shri Ramanavami utsav, Dwarakamai was kept open throughout the night for darshan and Akhanda Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayan.

Anticipating huge crowd turnout, proper arrangements were being made by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan to facilitate smooth darshan for all the devotees. Considering severe heat condition due to the onset of Summer, drinking water facility had been arranged in the Darshan queue complex.

On the auspicious occasion of Shri Ramanavmi festival, Sai Devotee Shri.Jayant Bhai from Mumbai contributed  Five Aarti (Pancharti ) Plate of gold weighing 1351 gms worth Rs 39,09,688/- (Rupees Thirty Nine Lakh Nine Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Eight only).

He handed over Pancharti Plate  to Sansthan’s Chief Executive Officer Smt Rubal Agarwal.This Pancharti Plate will be used daily for performing daily Aarti's to Shri Sai Baba at the Samadhi Mandir (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Organize Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega camp - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Dr.Suresh Haware, Chairman  of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi informed media persons through a Press Release on Friday, 23rd March 2018 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi has organized Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega  Camp in the divine presence of His Holiness Shri Shivkrupanand Swamiji from 23rd April  2018 to 30th April 2018  between 7 pm to 9 pm at Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya at Shirdi.  

Dr.Haware said that to commemorate Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi which is completing 100 years on 18th October 2018, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust is celebrating Centenary celebrations of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018. To make this year memorable, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has organized various Religious, Cultural, Social and Spiritual Programs throughout the year. Accordingly, Yog Prabha Bharti  Trust  from Mumbai (Social Service Organization) has organized Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega Camp from 23rd April 2018 to 30th April 2018  between 7 pm to 9 pm at Maharashtra State Agricultural Corporation Ground adjacent to New Sai Prasadalaya in the divine presence of Shri Shivkrupanand Swamiji.  Entrance for this Samarpan Dhyanyoga Mega camp will be absolutely free for everyone.

Participants of Samarpan Dhyanyoga  Mega camp in Shirdi  will be immenselhy benefitted because Shri Shivkrupanand Swamiji would be delivering his lectures based on his own Spiritual Life experiences. He would explain in  simple way the significance of Spiritual Progress, how even a common man can also develop a Spiritual path through meditation, on the Spiritual development of family,  Country and the whole mankind. In addition to this, he would also speak on Intense topics like Kundalini Power on Human Body, Seven Chakras, Three Nodes, Aura. He will also take the participants through guided meditation. For more information regarding this mega event, contact Shri.Umesh Pai Mob. 98203 49004 and Smt.Sharmila Patil Mob. 98696 19977.

Dr.Haware said that by participating in this Mega Camp, one can get a new direction for the Individual Self, their family's’ spiritual progress and all-round development of Indiviual Self and their family. Dr.Haware appealed to the devotees, Shirdi villagers and Sansthan Staff members to participate  and  take advantage of this Mega Camp (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Successfully Conducts Free Plastic Surgery Camp - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On the occasion of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi in collaboration with Give Me Five Foundation from Aurangabad  and Association of Plastic Surgeons of India had organized a free Plastic Surgery camp. Through this initiative Sansthan is continuing the legacy of Service to Patients heralded by Shri Sai Baba. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam assured continued support from Shri Sai Baba Sansthan to this camp in future as well. 

Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam Chairman of 3 day free Plastic Surgery camp held by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi in collaboration with Give Me Five Foundation, Aurangabad  and Association of Plastic Surgeons of India spoke on the occasion.Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure,  Deputy District Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil,  Ex-Trustee Shri.Suresh Bable, Deputy Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode, Medical Superintendent Dr.Maithili Pitambare, Plastic Surgeons from Aurangabad Dr.Ram Chilagar, Shri.Sarang Deshmukh, Doctors from Foreign countries, Sansthan Medical Officers, Staff members, Patients and their relatives were present on the occasion. 

Life-sustaining surgery was made in this camp. About 100 patients had participated in this camp out of which 77 patients were successfully operated. The remaining 23 patients will also be undergoing surgery in the presence of Dr. Ram Chilagar on coming Saturday. In this Camp, Surgical procedures were performed for difficult and complicated Elephant Disease,  Burns, Congenital diesases like Joint Neck, Fingers, Hands etc. This surgery was done Under the leadership of Dr.Hugh Chen from Taiwan with 18 Surgeons from 6 countries  like Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Philippines and Peru and from India cities like Kerala, Mumbai and Aurangabad performed Surgery at Shri Sainath Hospital free of cost. This surgery will definitely provide new hope of life to Patients. 

Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure Spoke on this occasion. Sansthan feliciated all Surgeons from foreign countries, all doctors and medical staff members. Introductory note of this programme was made by Medical Superintendent Dr.Maithili Pitambare. Shri. Vikas Shivgaje hosted the programme while vote of thanks was done by Dr.Rajni Sable (Translation from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Ram Navami Celebration-2018 at Shirdi – Press Release – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal  informed media persons through a press release on Sunday, 18th March 2018  that  Like every year  this year also Shri Ramnavami Festival  is being celebrated in Shirdi by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi  from Saturday, 24th  March 2018 to Monday, 26th March 2018.

While giving this information, Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Chief Executive Officer of the Sansthan said that various programs have been scheduled on this occasion. She said that the Samadhi Temple will be kept open for the entire throughout the night on the main day of the celebrations that is on Sunday, 25th March 2018. She appealed to devotees to throng to Shirdi in large numbers for Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan on this occasion.

Smt.Rubal Agrawal said that Shri Ram Navami Festival was started with the blessings of Shri Sai Baba in 1911 and since then the Festival is celebrated with traditional fervor at Shirdi every year. On this occasion on Saturday, 24th March 2018, there will be Kakad Aarti at 4.30 am. At 5.00 am a procession will be taken out with a Shri Sai Baba Photo and Pothi. At 5.15 am, there will be continuous recital of Holy Shri Sai Satcharitra at Dwarakamai followed by Holy bath for Shri Sai Baba at 5.20 am. There will be Noon Aarti at 12.30 Noon followed by Teerth-Prasad and other programs. Keertan will be performed between 4 pm and 6 pm at the stage near Samadhi Temple. Dhoop Aarti will be performed at 6.30 pm. A procession of Shri Sai Baba Palanquin will be taken out through Shirdi Town at 9.15 pm. After the procession returns, Shej Aarti will be performed at 10.30 pm.Dwarakamai Temple will be kept open for the entire night on this day for reading the Holy Scripture.

On Sunday, the 25th March 2018, Kakad Aarti will be performed at 4.30 am followed by end of continuous recital at 5 am and there will be a procession of Shri Sai Baba Photo and Pothi. Holy Bath for Shri Sai Baba will be held at 5.20 with the arrival of water filled vessels. Ram Janma Keertan will be held at the stage near Samadhi Temple between 10 am and 12 noon. Noon Aarti will be held at 12.30 noon. At 4 pm there will be a procession of flags followed by a procession of Shri Sai Baba Chariot throughout Shirdi Town at 5 pm. After the procession returns, Dhoop Aarti will be performed at 6.30 pm. A program by the intended artists will be held between 10 pm and 5 am next day.

As this is also the main day of celebrations, Samadhi Temple will be kept open throughout the entire night. Therefore the regular Shej Aarti on the 25th and early morning Kakad Aarti on the 26th will not be held.     

Sai Prasadalaya will be open till 11 pm on the 25th March 2018. The Vehicle Pooja will be closed for two days i.e., on the 24th and 25th March and Abhishek as well as Shri Satyanarayan Pooja will also be closed on the 25th and 26th March 2018 respectively.

On the last day of celebrations that is on Monday, 26th March 2018, the holy bath for Shri Sai Baba and Darshan will be performed at 5.05 am. Rudra Abhishek will be performed at Gurusthan Temple at 6.30 am. Gopal Kala Keertan and Dahi Handi will be held at 10.30 am. Noon Aarti will be held at 12.10 noon followed by Teerth Prasad. Dhoop Aarti will be held at 6.30 pm and Shej Aarti at 10.30 pm.

During the period of celebrations invited artists will present their talents at the place of Old Prasadalaya between 7 pm and 10 pm daily. On 24th March 2018, Shri.Nitin Mukesh will present Bhajan Sandhya, on 25th March Shri.Anand Pratishthan will present a program. On the 26th March Shri.Shridhar Phadke will present Geet Ramayan.

Devotees interested in continuous reading of Shri Sai Satcharitra to be held at Dwarakamai Temple on the first day of the celebrations are requested to register their names at the stage near Samadhi Temple on 23rd March 2018 between 1 pm and 5.30 pm. The names of the devotees will be decided through a DRAW and will be declared on the same day at 5.35 pm.

Presentations from artists intending to perform on 25th March 2018 that is the main day of the Festival have been organized at Shatabdi Pandal located at 16 Gunthe in Temple surroundings. Interested artists should register their names in advance and on the same day with Announcement Center staff in position. Smt.Rubal Agrawal has appealed to all the devotees to participate in this important occasion in large numbers and make it a memorable festival.

Under the mentorship and guidance of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, all Trustees of Sansthan and Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Deputy Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Anand Bhoite, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, all administrative officers, Heads of Departments and entire staff of Sansthan are making concerted efforts in order to make the Festival program a grand success. 

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Get The Nod From Maharashtra Government For Construction of New Large Queue Complex in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware informed media persons through a Press Conference on Wednesday, 7th March 2018 that Maharashtra Government has approved for the construction of a New Large Queue complex to enable devotees to have easy and comfortable darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi. 

On this occasion, the Vice Chairman of Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustees  Shri.Pratap Bhosale, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Anand Bhoite and others were also present. 

Speaking on this occasion Dr.Suresh Haware said that a grand state of the art 'Darshan Complex' will be set up to provide easy  and comfortable Darshan  for the devotees who are visiting Shirdi to have Darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. The New Darshan Queue Complex will be constructed at the old Prasadalaya Building at an area measuring about 18848 Square Meters. In this new Darshan Queue Complex,  Mobile and Slipper Lockers, Biometric Pass Counters, Paid Darshan Pass Counters, Laddu Sales Counters, Udhi Counters, Cloth Sale Counters, Bookstalls, Donation Offices, Tea-Coffee Counters, independent Washrooms  for Men & Women, Lift Facility, R.O.based Water Purifiers, Fire Fighting Equipments, Security Check for safety, arrangements will be done.  The New Darshan Queue Complex can easily accommodate around 15 thousand devotees at the same time. The State Government has given its nod for this 112.67 Crore project and the same will be started at the earliest. 

Keeping in mind the increase in number of Mobile Phones users, the Sansthan Management Committee has developed a new Official Mobile Application for the convenience of devotees and all the information has been made available to the devotees in the Mobile Application. Shri Sai Baba’s  life history and Teachings, Philosophy, Darshan Pass, Room Bookings, Live darshan etc. and information of various places in Shirdi have been made available in this Mobile Application. This Mobile Application can be used on both Android as well as Apple Software Mobile Phones. In addition to  this, to guide Devotees about the services provided by Sansthan through internet vide their Official Website i.e.,  www.saibaba.org,  has also been updated in this Mobile Application using the latest technology. 

Every day nearly 2 tonnes of flowers is being offered to Shri Sai Baba in the Samadhi Mandir. To make use of these flowers, Sansthan Management had decided to manufacture agarbattis using these flowers. Hence the work of drying flowers, powdering them and manufacturing Agarbattis from them has already started. These Agarbattis will be made available to the devotees from the ensuing Gudi Padwa onwards. These Agarbattis will be Prasad to the devotees thus spreading Sai fragrance all over the Country. 

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan had earlier decided to start a Senior College  of Arts, Science and Commerce at Rahata Taluk  &  a proposal in this regard had been sent to Savitribai Phule, Pune University and same was approved by the University. An Expert Committee had been appointed by Savitribai Phule University, Pune in order to start Senior College in the temple town of Shirdi. Now Savitribai Phule university has recommend to start a senior college in Shirdi.. The University had sent the recommendation to the Government and  same has been accepted and the Government has sent approval letter on 28th February 2018 in this regared.  

Shri Sai Baba hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital run under he auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi in collaboration with Give Me Five Foundation, Aurangabad has organized a free Plastic Surgery camp, Burn Contracture, Elephant Disease Surgery Camp  between 19th March 2018 to 21st March 2018 at Sainath Hospital. Hence, Dr.Haware has requested more and more needy people to make use of this Camp. He also added that decision on construction of third floor in both the buildings belonging to Sainath Hospital has already approved by Sansthan Management Committee in order to provide more facilities to the patients (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Launches Android Based Mobile Application For Providing Online Information & Services - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan launched Android based Mobile Application at a function held on Wednesday, 7th March 2018 for providing Online Information & Services to Sai Devotees around the globe.

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustees Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Dr.Rajendra Singh, Trustee and Chairperson of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke were present on the occasion.

Well Known Indian Kabbadi Player Smt.Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well known Indian Kabbadi Player Smt.Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre visited Shirdi on Wednesday, 28th February 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. She was felicitated on the occasion by District Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikkam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil on receiving the prestigious Shiv Chatrapati State Award for Sports. Chief Administrative Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade and Chief Public Relations Officer Shri.Mohan Jagannath Yadav were also present on the occasion. Before receiving this award, Smt.Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre has successfully led the Indian Kabbaddi Team and has bagged prestigious Arjuna Award.

Maharashtra Minister For Employment Guarantee Scheme & Tourism Shri.Jayakumar Jitendrasinh Rawal Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister for Employment Guarantee Scheme & Tourism Shri.Jayakumar Jitendrasinh Rawal visited Shirdi on Sunday, 25th February 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam was also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Minister Shri.Jayakumar Jitendrasinh Rawal  was felicitated by Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam.

Ground Breaking Ceremony Performed For Construction of Tensile Fabric Shed At Sai Ashram Bhakta Niwas - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi will take up the construction of a Tensile Fabric Shed with an estimated area of around 19,500 sq. ft. inside the vacant space of Sai Ashram Bhakta Niwas. Ground Breaking Ceremony for the same was carried out at the hands of Sansthan Chairman Dr. Suresh Haware on Sunday, 18th February 2018 with traditional fervor.

On this occasion Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaykar, Shri.Bipindada Kolhe, Dr Pratap Bhosle, Trustee and Municipal Council Chairperson Smt. Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Executive Engineer Shri.Ravindra Ghule, Deputy Executive Engineer Shri.Raghunath Aher and other staff members were present.

The Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan had taken a decision to construct a tensile fabric shed at Sai Ashram Bhakta Niwas in connection with Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Year. The shed will be around 19,500 sq. ft. in area. The estimated expenditure for the same is around Rs.1.03 Crores. The shed once completed, will be useful for providing various facilities to Sai Devotees. The work on the shed will be completed within next 3 months.

A Record Number Of Devotees Take Shri Sai Baba's Holy Paduka Darshan At Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Amravati - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Lakhs of Sai devotees thronged for Darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Holy Padukas at Nagpur and other places in Vidarbha Region Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi had arranged for this holy Paduka Darshan of Shri Sai Baba on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Year Celebrations.

Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi is completing 100 years on 18th October 2018 and Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary Celebrations have been organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018. On this occasion various religious, cultural, social, enlightenment and Paduka darshan programs have been organized during the entire year. As part of this activity, a mammoth Shri Sai Baba Paduka Darshan Celebrations were organized at Vidarbha between 25th January 2018 and 6th February 2018. The celebrations were held at Chitanvis Park, Nagpur between 25th and 27th January, Kashish Park, Gondia on the 28th January, Wadsa Sai Temple Gadchiroli on the 29th January, Chamorshi Road Sai Temple on 30th January, Pulgaon Sai Temple on 31st January, Sangwi Meghe, Chandrapur Chanda Club Grounds on 1st February, Wardha Sai Temple on the 2nd February, Yavatmal Om Sai Temple on 3rd February, Shendurjana Bazaar, Amravati Irwin Park, Amravati, Sai Nagar on 4th February, Akola Bajoria Grounds on 5th February and Pathrot Jaisingh Vidyalaya, Anjangaon Surji on 6th February 2018 respectively. Shri Sai Baba's Holy Padukas were placed for Darshan by the devotees at all these places.

A record number of Shri Sai devotees attended Paduka Darshan at Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Amravati. At all these places Shri Sai Baba's Holy Padukas were taken throughout the respective twons and cities in a Grand Chariot Procession to the accompniment of traditional musical instruments like Dhol, Lezims and Banjo groups amidst a huge gathering of Shri Sai Baba Devotees.

Blood Donation Camps as well as Sai Bhajan Sandhya programs were the highlights at all these locations. Sai Prasad Lunch for all Shri Sai Baba devotees taking darshan of Holy Sai Padukas was arranged.

Seventy Two Foreign Sai Devotees Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Seventy Two Foreign Sai Devotees from Canada, Italy, France, America, Australia & New Zealand and other Countries visited Shirdi on Wednesday, 14th February 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. On the occasion, Deputy Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil welcomed them on behalf Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Free Artificial Limb & Hand Implantation camp - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Dr.Suresh Haware, Chairman  of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi informed media persons through a Press Release on Sunday, 4th February 2018 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi  in joint collaboration with Bhagwan Mahaveer Vikalang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur and Lions Club International has organized a free Artificial Limb Implantation Camp (Jaipur Foot) between 15th February 2018 to 19th February 2018 & on 20th February 2018 an Artificial Hand implantation Camp has been organized in joint collaboration with Rotary Club of Pune Downtown and Lions club. 

Dr.Haware said that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust  is celebrating the centenary celebrations of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018. To make this year memorable Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has organized various Religious, Cultural, Social programs. Under this scheme, various camps will  be organized by Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital . Till date Free Eye Checkup & Free Spectacles Distribution camp,  Free Cataract & Strabismus Surgery, Mega Blood Donation Camp, Kidney Stone Camp have been successfully completed. In the Artificial Limb Implantation camp between 15th February 2018 to 19th February 2018,  measurements will be taken for the needy patients and Artificial Foot will be prepared. On 20th February 2018 for the Artificial Hand Implantation Camp both young people and adults who are handicapped  can attend the camp for Artificial Hand Implantation. A 4 inches Artificial Hand Implantation willl be done to the needy patients which will take approximately 2 hrs to Implant. With the Artificial Hand Implantation daily activities like tooth brushing, Daily routine work, Vehicle driving etc. can be done. Free Staying and food arrangements will be made by Sansthan for the beneficiaries of the camp. 

Dr.Haware has requested more and more beneficiaries to attend and make use of these two camps. For Registration please contact Shri Satyen Mundhada on Mobile No: 94222 22590, Dr.Suyog Bandari on Mobile No : 99603 02544 and Reception of Shri Sainath Hospital on Phone No : 02423-258 555.  

To make this camp successful under the able guidance of Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal & Management Team, Medical Director Dr.Pradeep Murambikar, Deputy Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode, Shri Sainath Hospital Medical Officer Dr.Maithili Pitambare, Medical Officers and Staff Members have put in lot of efforts (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Maharashtra Minister For Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation And Public Works Shri.Chandrakant Bacchu Patil Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation and Public Works Shri.Chandrakant Bacchu Patil visited Shirdi along with his family members on Saturday, 3rd February 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Pratap Bhosale and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Minister Shri.Chandrakant Bacchu Patil  was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and Trustee Shri.Pratap Bhosale.

Renovation & New Granite Flooring Work of Shri Sai Prasadalay & New Bhakti Niwas (500 Rooms) Inagurated - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Dr.Suresh Haware, Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi inaugrated the renovation & New Graniite Flooring work at Shri Sai Prasadalay & New Bhakti Niwas ( 500 Rooms) at function held on Saturday, 3rd February 2018.

Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Executive Engineer Shri.Ravindra Ghule, Administrative Officers Shri.Uttamrao Gondkar, Deputy Superintendent Shri.Ravindra Bhamre, Shri.Dinakar Desai, Shri. Chetan Khairnar,  Head of Shri Sai Prasadalay Shri.Vishnu Thorat and staff members were present were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations, Sansthan Management Committee had decided to replace Vitrified flooring with New Granite Flooring at Bhojanalay (Dining Room) and Kitchen of Shri Sai Prasadalay. Around 70,000 Sq.ft of Tan Brown and Steel Grey Category Granites will be used for this purpose. The estimated cost for this project is expected to be Rs.1,89,000,00/- (Rupees  One Crore Eighty Nine Lakhs only). Likewise, Sansthan’s Management Committee has decided to asphalt 1100 meter long road near New Bhakti Niwas & 1140 Square Meter Parking area. Internal Pipeline work to evacuate Rainwater on the roads and at the Parking area will be also be undertaken. It is expected to cost Rs.38 Lakhs for Asphalting the roads. Both the works have been taken up on war footing and is expected to be completed within 5 months (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Hindi Film Star Shri.Vivek Oberoi Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well known Hindi Film Star Shri.Vivek Oberoi visited Shirdi along with his family members on Saturday, 27th January 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

Republic Day Celebrated in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi, hoisted the Indian National Tri Color on the occasion of India's Republic Day on Friday, 26th January 2018 at a function held on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan's Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Deputy Distirct Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher,  Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Anand Boite, Chief Accounts Officer and Administrative Officer Shri.Baba Saheb Ghorpade, All Staff members, Administrative Officers, Teaching Staff and Students from Sansthan's Educational Institutions were also present on the occasion.

An attractive display of Parade by Sansthan's Security Team, Fire and Safety Team, Security Agencies Team and Students from Educational Institution caught the eye of everyone. After that Sansthan's Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and dignitaries felicitated the students from Sansthan's Educational Institution with Certificates and Momentos to those who performed exceptionally well in the field of Sports at State and National level. Master Sarthak Sonwane, Master Sohail Sheikh from Shri Sai Baba English Medium School  who won Silver Medal in the National Karate Championship; Kum.Twinkle Lodha, Kum.Pratiksha Vani and Kum.Dolly Lodha who had secured 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively at the District Level Chess Competition; Kum.Ishwari Jagdale from Shri Sai Baba Girls  and Junior College who secured 3rd Position in both individual and Team category in Oratory competition organized by Radha Bai Kale Girls School and  Junior College from  Rayat Institution, Kolpawadi; Kum.Akshada Kote who won consolation prize in both individual  and Team category in Oratory competition; Kum.Sakshi  Mahesh Joshi and Kum.Aarti Janardhan Wakchaure who won the team titles; Master Ajay Gayke who won the gold medal, Kum.Monali Kalekar who won the  silver medal and Master Aakash Arane who won the silver medal in the Karate Competition held at Shirdi were felicitated on the occasion.

Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and others spoke on this occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shirdi Samadhi Mandir To Remain Closed During Total Lunar Eclipse Hours - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rugal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press Release on Thursday, 25th January 2018 that due to Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, 31st January 2018, Samadhi Mandir will remain closed from evening 5 pm to night 8.42 pm for darshan. Also Dhoop Aarti will not be held.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that due to Total Lunar Eclipse on 31st January 2018 Rahu Kal starts in the afternoon and there will be change in the Daily programme at the Samadhi Mandir. Between 5 pm to 8.42 pm Sansthan's Purohits will perform Mantra Recitation in Samadhi Mandir. During this time Darshan will be totally closed. After Mantra Recitation, Mangalsnaan will be performed to Shri Sai Baba and His Samadhi at 8:50 pm. After that changing of Clothes and Shirdi Majhe Pandarpur Aarti  will be held. After that Darshan will start. On 31st January 2018 there will be no Dhoop Aarti. However, Shej Aarti at 10.30 pm will be held as usual. Similarly Kakad Aarti on 1st February 2018 will be held at 4:30 am as usual. Time Darshan, Paid Darshan Passes and Passes for Dhooparti will not be issued during the above said duration. Smt.Rubal Agarwal has solicited cooperation from all the devotees (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Indian Cricket All Rounder Shri.Kedar Mahadev Jadhav Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Indian Cricket All Rounder Shri.Kedar Mahadev Jadhav visited Shirdi on Sunday, 21st January 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Bestowed With United Kingdom's World Book Of Records Certificate - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) was bestowed with United Kingdom's World Book of Records Certificate at a function held in Shirdi on Thursday, 18th January 2018. World Book of Records Coordinator Shri.Vikram Trivedi handed over the Certificate to Executive Officer of SSST Smt.Rubal Agarwal. This certificate was given to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan under the category of Most visited religious place and Highest provider of religious services in the World. 

Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Medical Director of Shri Sai Baba Hospital Dr.Muramibkar, Deputy Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode and Medical Superintendent Smt.Maithili Pitambare ando other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. Smt.Rubal Agrawal felicitated Shri.Vikram Trivedi on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust on the occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

No Proposal Received To Develop Pathri Village - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Dr.Suresh Haware informed Media Persons through a Press Release on Wednesday, 17th January 2018 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has not made any correspondence with anyone towards development of Pathri Village in Parbani District of Maharashtra.

Dr.Suresh Haware said that local Newspapers from Parbhani have reported that some Trusts from Pathri village are in talks with Sansthan for development of Pathri village. However, Dr.Haware categorically denied that there has been no such correspondence, demand made, proposal received or discussion happened in this regard. Dr.Haware also said that this clarification was necessary since many were asking about this matter.

A Record 14.82 Crore Collected & 9 Lakh Sai Devotees Have Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan In 10 Days - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed Media Persons through a Press Release on Tuesday, 2nd Janaury 2018 that due to year end vacations and arrival of New Year, a record 9 Lakh Sai Devotees took Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan from 23rd December 2017 to 1st January 2018. Also, a record amount of Rs.14.82 Crore was received from 22nd December 2017 to 1st January 2018 by way of Cash, Gold-Silver, Debit-Credit Cards, Online Money Transfer, Cheque-Demand Draft, Monery Order and Foreign Currency.

Smt.Agarwal said that because of Chirstmas Holidays, Year End Holidays and in Welcoming New Year 9 Lakh Sai Devotees took Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan from 23rd Dcember 2017 to 1st January 2018 and 1 Lakh Sai Devotees availed the benefit of Paid Darshan Passes.

A record amount of Rs.14.82 Crore was received from 22nd December 2017 to 1st January 2018 by way of Cash, Gold-Silver, Debit-Credit Cards, Online Money Transfer, Cheque-Demand Draft, Monery Order and Foreign Currency in the form of Donation. Rs.8 Crore 34 Lakh was received from Donation Boxes. Rs.3,8,29,000/- was received from Donation Counters, Rs.1 Crore 27 Thousand was received through Debit-Credit Cards, Rs.64,23,000/- was received from Online Money Transfer, Rs.86,12,000/- was received through Cheque-Demand Draft, Rs.10.2 Lakh was received through Money Order. This Donation also includes 1177.170 Grams of Gold and 19955 Grams of Silver. Also, Approximately Rs..41,22,000/- was received through Donation Boxes by way of offering made by Sai Devotees from 21 Forigin Countries including United States, England, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, New Zealand, Srilanka, Nepal, Oman, Kuwait, Kenya, Mauritius, Vietnam, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, China and Japan.

During this period, 6,59,380 devotees availed the facility of Free Prasad Bhojan at Shri Sai Prasadalay run by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. 1,24,000 devotees availed the benefit of Free Breakfast Packets at Sai Prasadalay. 9,14,000 devotees availed the benefit of Free Boondi Prasad distribution at the Darshan Queue. 5,66,900 Laddu Prasad Packets were sold and Sansthan received Rs.1,41,72,500/- by the sale of these Laddu Prasad Packets. During this period, 55,432 Diaries were sold and Rs.88,40,000/- was received by way of sale through Calendar, Diaries and other publications of Sansthan. Smt.Rubal Agarwal also said that Laddu Prasad Packets, Diaries, Calendars and other publications of Sansthan were sold on cost to cost basis (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Maharashtra Minister For Environment Shri.Ramdas Kadam  Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister for Environment Shri.Ramdas Kadam visited Shirdi along with his wife on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam welcomed the Minister on the occasion.

After the Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Shri.Ramdas Kadam was felicitated by the Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam. 

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri.Shivaraj Singh Chauhan Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri.Shivaraj Singh Chauhan visited Shirdi along with his wife on Monday, 1st January 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Shri.Shivaraj Singh Chauhan was felicitated by Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware and Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal.

Maharashtra Finance & Planning Minister Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar  Visit Shirdi - Courtesy : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Finance & Planning Minister Shri.Sudhir Mungantiwar visited Shirdi along with his wife on Monday, 1st January 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil  and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Shri.Sudhir Mungantiwar  was felicitated by Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware and Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam.  Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil  and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

 

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