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Chief Coach Of Indian Cricket Team Shri.Ravi Shastri Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Coach of Indian Cricket Team Shri.Ravi Shastri visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 21st May 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Shri.Ravi Shastri was felicitated by Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Deputy Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Record Rs.4.16 Crore Donation Received During Shri Rama Navami Festival-2019 – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Interim Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre informed media persons at a Press Conference held on Tuesday, 16th April 2019 that a record Rs.4.16 Crore was received as donation during Shri Rama Naavami Festival Celebration organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) between Friday, 12th April 2019 and Monday, 15th April 2019.

Shri.Thakre said that a sum of Rs.4.16 Crore was received by way of cash donation during Shri Rama Naavami Festival Celebration held between Friday, 12th April 2019 and Monday, 15th April 2019. In that Rs.1,92,76,527/- (Rupees One Crore Ninty Two Lakhs Seventy Six Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Seven only) was received through Donation Boxes; Rs.98,20,774/- (Rupees Ninty Eight Lakh Twenty Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Four only) was received through Donation Counters; Rs.1,11,58,978/- (Rupees One Crore Eleven Lakh Fifty Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy Eight only) was received through Debit Card/Credit Card/Online Transfer/Cheque/DD/Money Order as donation during the festival. Similarly, 198.400 grams of Gold worth Rs.7.61 Lakhs; 4102.69 grams of Silver worth Rs.1.11 Lakhs; and Rs.4,98,860/-was received by way of Foreign Currencies from 14 countries during the festival.

1,80,670 Sai devotees had a glimpse of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi during Shri Rama Navami Festival. Rs.67,61,400/- (Rupees Sixty Seven Lakh Sixty One Thousand Four Hundred only) was received through Time Darshan, Public Relations Office, Online Services including Online Paid Darshan / Aarti Passes. Similarly, 1,94,527 Sai devotees had the benefit of Prasad bhojan at Shri Sai Prasadalya. Also, 1,95,400 Free Boondi Prasad Packets were distributed to Sai devotees at the Darshan Queue. During this period, 2,16,800 Laddu Prasad Packets were sold. Similarly, boarding arrangements were made to 45,833 Sai devotees at Sai Prasad Guest House, Sai Baba Bhakta Niwas (500 rooms), Dwaravati Bhaktanivas, Sai Ashram Bhakta Niwas and Sai Dharmashala. Also, additional boarding arrangements were made to around 5000 Sai devotees at the specially constructed Mantaps. Shri.Thakre also said that boarding arrangements were made to 56 Palanqin Groups at Sai Dharmashala.

Chief Administrative Officer Shri.Baba Saheb Ghorpade and Administrative Officer Dr.Akash Kisave were also present at the Press Conference.

Shri Rama Navami Celebration at Shirdi - Final Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Rama Navami Festival organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) which started on Friday, 12th April 2019 concluded with Kalyachi Keertan from Hari Bhakta Parayan Shri.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar on a very enthusiastic note.

On the festival concluding day today, Superintendent of Sansthan's Publication Department Shri.Raj Tilak Bhagwe and his wife Smt.Mangala Bagwe performed ritualistic worship of Shri Sai Baba's Holy Padukas.

Deputy Executive Engineer of Construction Department Shri.Ragunath Aher and his wife Smt.Vandana Aher performed Rudrabhishek at Gurusthan Temple.

At 12:00 noon after Kalyachi Keertan from Hari Bhakta Parayan Shri.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar, Dahi Handi programme was held. Later, Afternoon Aarti to Shri Sai Baba was performed.

Considering severe heat condition prevailing in Shirdi, Sansthan administration had made elaborate arrangement for supply of drinking water all along the darshan queue. Also, accommodation facility at nominal rates was arranged at Sai Dharmasnhala for Padayatris coming along with Palanquins to Shirdi. Likewise, in order to ensure smooth and pleasurable darshan of Shri Sai Baba, separate Biometric Pass Counters were specially opened for Padayatris coming along with palanquins. In order to facilitate Padayatris coming along with Palanquins from Mumbai and surrounding places to Shirdi, Water facility was arranged on behalf of Sansthan all along the Mumbai-Shirdi Highway. Similarly, medical squads were arranged to cater to any medical emergency during the festival.

In order to ensure Shri Rama Navami festival a grand success, under the able guidance of Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, all Sansthan Officials and Staff Members had put in special efforts.

Shri Rama Navami Celebration at Shirdi - Main Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On the main day of Shri Rama Navami Festival i.e., Saturday, 13th April 2019 organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), the Samadhi Mandir was kept open throughout the night for darshan. Lakhs of devotees had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

Today being main day of festival, after the Kakad Aarti, Akhanda Shri Sai Satcharita Parayan got completed. Procession of Holy Shri Sai Satcharita was held from Dwarakamai via Gurusthan Temple to the Samadhi Mandir. In this procession, Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware, Truste Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaykar, Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Smt.Nalini Haware, Smt.Smita Jaykar and Smt.Saraswati Wakchoure participated. Deputy Superintendent of Security Department Shri.Madhukar Gangwane held Veena, Administrative Officer Shri.Dilip Ugale and Director of Purchase Department Shri.Avinash Kulkarni held Shri Sai Baba's Idol, and Medical Director Smt.Maithili Pitambare held Holy Shri Sai Satcharita Pothi and particicpated in the procession. On the occasion, Sansthan Officials, Staff Members, Shirdi Villagers and Sai Devotees were also present in large numbers.

Sansthan's Chief Accounts Officer and Administrative Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade and his wife Smt.Pratiksha Ghorpade performed ritualistic worship of Shri Sai Baba's holy Padukas at the Samadhi Mandir. Senior Accountant Shri.Vasantrao Jejurkar performed rirutalistic worhsip of Wheat Bag at Dwarakamai. Treasury Superintendent Shri.Ashok Zurange performed ritualistic pooja of Flag at Lendi Baugh.

Today Morning 10:00 am Hari Bhakta Parayan Shri.Vikram Nandedkar performed Shri Rama Janma Keeertan at the Samadhi Mandir.

Just before Afternoon Aarti, Sai Mahabhakta Rasane family and Deshpande Nimonkar family members performed ritualistic pooja of new Flags at the Samadhi Mandir. On the occasion, Sansthan Trustee Shri.Bipindada Kolhe was also present. Later, the flag procession was taken out at 4:00 pm. Evening 5:00 pm, Shri Sai Baba's Chariot Procession was taken out throughout Shirdi Village. In this procession, Shirdi Villager and Sai Devotees participated in large numbers.

Evening 6:00 pm Mandir Incharge Shri.Ramesh Choudhary and his wife Smt. Alka Choudhary performed riutalistic worhsip of holy Padukas at the Samadhi Mandir. Shri.Sai Baba's Dhoop Aarti was held at 6:30 pm. From Evening 7:30 pm to night 10:15 pm, Shri.Sudesh Bhosle from Mumbai gave Light Music / Devotional Music performance. The audiance attended the programme in large numbers and applauded the performance. From night 11:00 pm to next day early morning 5:00 am, intended artists performed at the Samadhi Mandir. Taking advantage of Samadhi Mandir being open throughout the night, lakhs of Sai devotees had a glimpse of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

Attractive Flower Decoration was made at Samadhi Mandir and surrounding places with the generous contribution from Smt.Rimpal Lohia from Nagpur. Dwarakmai Mandal from Mumbai had installed a huge and attractive display of Shri Sai Samartha's appearance in Shirdi based on Chapter 5 of Holy Shri Sai Satcharita. They had also created a display of Deepotsav at Lendi Baugh and Dwarakamai and attractive Electric Lighting Decoration in and around Samadhi Mandir. This was a center of attraction and a huge crowd of Sai devotees gathered to see this wonderful creation.

Shri Rama Navami Celebration at Shirdi - First Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Rama Navami Festival organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan began on Friday, 12th April 2019 on an auspicious note. The entire atmosphere in Shirdi was reverbarating as Padayatris came along with Palanquins from all over the State to have Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

Today being first day of festival, after kakad Aarti, procession of Shri Sai Baba's photograph and holy Shri Sai Satcharita was taken from Samadhi Mandir to Dwarakamai. In this procession, trustee Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaykar, Smt.Smita Jaykar and Smt.Saraswati Wakchoure were present. Administrative Officer Shri.Ashok Auti, Superintendent of General Administration Department Shri.Vishwanath Bajaj held Shri Sai Baba's Idol, Mandir Incharge Shri.Sanjay Kumbar held Veena and ITI Principal Shri.Shivaling Patane held holy Shri Sai Satcharita and participated in the procession. Heads of all departments, Sansthan Employees, Shirdi Villagers and Sai Devotees also participated in large numbers in the procession.

Immediately after the procession reached Dwarakamai, Akhanda Parayan of holy Shri Sai Satcharita commenced on an auspicious note. Deputy Executive Engineer of Electrical Department Shri.Vijay Rohamare, Chief Public Relations Officer Shri.Mohan Yadav, Superintendent of Meeting Hall Shri.Navanath Kote, Superintendent of Prasadalaya Shri.Vishnu Thorat and Deputy Executive Engineer Shri.Raghunath Aher read the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Chapters of holy Shri Sai Satcharita respectively.

Morning 6:15 am Administrative Officer Shri.Suryabhan Game and his wife Smt.Shobhatai Game performed ritualistic workship of holy Padukas of Shri Sai Baba at Samadhi Mandir.

At 12:30 pm Afternoon Aarti of Shri Sai Baba took place. On the occasion, trustee Shri.Vipin Dada Kolhe was also present. Afternoon 4:00 pm Hari Bhakta Parayan Shri.Vikram Nandedkar performed Keertan at the Samdhi Mandir stage. Shri Sai Baba's Dhoop Aarti was held at 6:30 pm. Evening 7:30 pm to night 10:15 pm Shri.Ninad Ajgaonkar from Mumbai gave "Geeta Ramayan" performance. Night 9:15 pm, Shri Sai Baba's Palanquin Procession was taken out throughout Shirdi village.

Today being first day of Shri Rama Navami Festival, Dwarakamai was kept open throughout the night for Akhanda Sai Satcharita Parayan. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust had deployed sufficient staff members to ensure that Sai devotees have smooth and pleasurable darshan of Shri Sai Baba. Considering severe heat conditions prevalent in Shirdi, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan had made elaborate arrangement for drinking water all along the Darshan Queue.

Dwarakmai Mandal from Mumbai had installed a huge and attractive display of Shri Sai Samartha's appearance in Shirdi based on Chapter 5 of Holy Shri Sai Satcharita as well as attractive Electric Lighting Decoration in and around Samadhi Mandir. This was a center of attraction and a huge crowd of Sai devotees gathered to see this wonderful creation.

Similarly, Shri Sairam Guruji from Bharuch, Gujarat performed retropedalling from Bharuch to Shirdi covering a distance of 560 KMS in 14 days and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi darshan. Shri Sairam Guruji who statys in an Ashram at Bharuch performs retropedalling 4 times a year during Shri Rama Navami, Guru Poornima, Vijaya Dashmi and Shri Datta Jayanthi to have Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. This is 44th year in succession.

All Sansthan Officers and Employees are working relentlessly under the able guidance of Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre to make this festival a grand success.

Stage Set For Grand Shri Rama Navami Celebration at Shirdi – 2nd Press Release – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Deepak Mugalikar informed media persons through a Press Release on Monday, 8th April 2019 that all preparations for a grand Shri Ramanavami Festival from Friday, 12th April 2019 to Sunday, 14th April 2019 has been completed. He also informed that various cultural prorammes have been lined up during the 3-Day festival period.

Shri.Mugalikar 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 Friday, 12th April 2019, 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 and darshan 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. From evening 7:30 pm to night 10:15 pm Shri.Ninad Ajgaonkar will be performing "Geeta Ramayan" programmme. A procession of Shri Sai Baba Palanquin from Chavadi 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 will be kept open for throughout the  night on this day for reading the Holy Scripture.

On Saturday, 13th April 2019, Kakad Aarti will be performed at 4.30 am followed by conclusion of Akhanda Parayan at 5 am. After the completion of Akhanda Parayan, 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 (Kavadi). Shri 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 flag procession followed by 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. Evening 7:30 pm to night 10:15 pm Shri.Sudesh Bhosale ffrom Mumbai will be giving Light Music / Devotional Songs programme. A program by the intended artists will be held between 11 pm and 5 am next day in front of Shri Sai Baba. As this is also the main day of celebrations, Samadhi Mandir will be kept open throughout the entire night for darshan. Therefore the regular Shej Aarti on 13th April 2019 and early morning Kakad Aarti on the 14th April2019 will not be held.

On the concluding day of festival i.e., on Sunday, 14th April 2019, the holy bath for Shri Sai Baba and Darshan will be performed at 5.05 am. Rudrabhishek 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. Evening 7:30 pm to night 10:30 pm Shri.Kailash Harekrishna Das from Nagpur (International Artist and All India Radio Singer) will be enthralling devotees with Sai Bhajan Sandhya programme. Shej Aarti will be held at 10.30 pm.

In view of huge crowd expected during the festival, tents have been put up in and around Samadhi Mandir for smooth and pleasurable darshan. Also, additional accommodation facility has been arranged at Sainagar Grounds, Saibaba Bhaktaniwas and Sai Dharmashala by putting up about 55 thousand square feet of cloth tents. Electricity, Water, Toilets and Security Systems have also been set up at all these places. In order to facilitate Padayatris coming along with Palanquins from Mumbai and surrounding places to Shirdi, Cloth Tents with Water and Electricity facility has been set up on behalf of Sansthan all along the Mumbai-Shirdi Highway. Also, accommodation facility at nominal rates have been arranged at Sai Dharmasnhala for Padayatris coming along with Palanquins to Shirdi. Medical Teams have been set up on Sinnar-Shirdi route to cater to urgent medical needs of Padayatris coming along with Palanquins. Also, First Aid Centers have been set up in front of Gurusthan Temple, Darshan Queue, New Bhaktanivas (500 Rooms), Sai Ashram, Old Prasadalaya, New Prasadalaya and other places. Also, to make available Boondi Prasad Packets and Laddu Prasad Packets at the Darshan queue during the 3 day festival, additional Laddu and Boondi Prasad is being prepared with 190 quintals of Sugar.

Attractive Flower Decoration is being made at Samadhi Mandir and surrounding places with the generous contribution from Smt.Sneha Sharma from New Delhi. As always, Dwarakamai Mandal from Mumbai will be creating attractive Electric Lighting Decoration in and around Samadhi Mandir. Also, towards free Prasad Bhojan to all devotees during 3 days of festival, Shri.R.S.Hari from Trichi, Shri.Nitish Kumar and Shri.Nilesh Kumar, Shri.Venkat Ratan Kumar from Hyderabad, Smt.Priyanka and Shri.Ayush Potedar, Smt.Bharati Shiragurkar, Smt.Vrinda Sundaram from Delhi, Shri.Baburao Anakade from Nanded, Shri.Rajagopal Natarajan from Chennai, Shri.V.V.Raghavan from Mumbai, Shri.Shekar Bura from Hyderabad, Shri.Sunil Agarwal from Mumbai, M/s.Sainath Garments from Mumbai and Smt.Jyotirammi Pola from Bangalore have given generous contributions.

During the festival period, everyday evening from 7:30 pm to night 10:15 pm, performance from Invited Artists will be held. Sai devotees desiring to participate in the Akhanda Parayan at Dwarakamai may enroll their names at the temple stage in the Samadhi Mandir on 11th April 2019 between 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Participants will be selected by draw of lots at 5:35 pm on the same day. Also, artists desiring to present their programmes on 13th April 2019 may entroll their names in announcement room in advance. Shri.Mugalikar invited all Sai devotees to attend the 3 day celebration and enhance the festive atmosphere.

Gudi Padwa Celebrated in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa on Saturday, 6th April 2019, Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deeepak Mugalikar and his wife Smt.Jayashri Mugalikar performed ritualistic worship of Golden Kalash. On the occasion, Trustee Shri.Vipindada Kolhe, Trustee & President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Madhukar Gangwane, Smt.Saraswati Wakchoure, Temple Incharge Shri.Ramesh Choudhary, Shri.Gourav Mugalikar and employees were also present.

On the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa, Samdhi Mandir and its surrounding places were beautifully decorated with flowers from the donation received from American Sai Devotee Shri.Taresh Anand.

Shri.D.M.Mugalikar Takes Over As New Chief Executive Officer Of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan -Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri.Deepak Madhukar Mugalikar (IAS) took over as New Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan on Thursday, 28th March 2019 after he had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. After the Samadhi darshan, the new Chief Executive Officer was given a warm welcome on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Ranga Panchami Celebrated In Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On the auspicious occasion of Ranga Panchami on Tuesday, 26th March 2019, Shri Sai Baba's Chariot Procession was taken throughout Shirdi village.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Holi Festival - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, colourful festival of Holy was organized on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 in front of Gurusthan Temple. Deputy Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil and Smt.Ashwini Ghode Patil performed ritualistic Holi Pooja. On the occasion, Administrative Officer Shri.Suryabhan Game, Smt.Saraswati Wakchoure, Temple Incharge Shri.Ramesh Choudhary, Temple Staff Members and Sai devotees were also present in large numbers.

Shri Ramnavami Celebration-2019 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 Saturday, 16th March 2019  that  Like every year  this year also Shri Ramnavami Festival  is being celebrated in Shirdi by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi  from Friday, 12th  April 2019 to Sunday, 14th April 2019. Saturday, 13th April 2019 being main day of festival, the Samadhi Mandir will be kept open throughout the night for darshan. Smt. Rubal Agarwal also informed that various programmes have been organized during the 3 day festival.

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 Friday, 12th April 2019, 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 and darshan 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 from Chavadi 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 will be kept open for throughout the  night on this day for reading the Holy Scripture.

On Saturday, 13th April 2019, Kakad Aarti will be performed at 4.30 am followed by conclusion of Akhanda Parayan 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 (Kavadi). Shri 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 shooting of targets 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 11 pm and 5 am next day. As this is also the main day of celebrations, Samadhi Mandir will be kept open throughout the entire night. Therefore the regular Shej Aarti on 13th April 2019 and early morning Kakad Aarti on the 14th April2019 will not be held. On the concluding day of festival i.e., on Sunday, 14th April 2019, the holy bath for Shri Sai Baba and Darshan will be performed at 5.05 am. Rudrabhishek 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 between 7.30 pm and 10.15 pm daily. Devotees interested in continuous reading of Shri Sai Satcharitra to be held at Dwarakamai on the first day of the celebrations are requested to register their names at the stage near Samadhi Temple on Thursday, 11th April 2019 between 1 pm to 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. For the last four years, the names of devotees are being announced at fixed time. Interested artists who wish to participate should register their names in advance and on the same day with Announcement Center staff. Smt.Rubal Agrawal has appealed to all the devotees to participate in this important occasion in large numbers and make it a memorable festival.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Offers Financial Aid Of Rs.2.51 Crores To The Families Of Martyred Soliders of 14th February 2019 Attack - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

As we are all very much aware, forty four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were martyred when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into their bus in Jammu and Kashimir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, 14th February 2019. Chairman of Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware informed Media Person through a Press Release on Saturday, 16th February 2019 that on behalf of all Sai devotees and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, a financial helping fund of Rs. 2.51 crores will be given to family members of all soldiers martyred in this terrorist attack.

Dr.Haware said that 44 CRPF soldiers were martyred in a orchestrating attack by terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. This incident is being condemned at all levels. The soldiers of India and government will definitely teach lesson to terrorists responsible for this gruesome atttack. People across the Country have expressed sensitive feelings about this incident.  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan respects sensitive feelings of people of our Country. Dr.Haware said that he has discussed with all the trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi with regard to giving financial helping hand of Rs. 2.51 crores to the families of martyred soldiers. Dr.Haware also added that this fund will be given after the decision of Honorable High Court and with due permission of Maharashtra government.

Well Known Sai Personality & President Of First Sai Baba Temple In The World Shri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan Passes Away - Courtesy: Smt.Sheetal Pradhan and Smt.Shreya Nagaraj

It is with deep regret we wish to inform that Well known Sai Personality and President of first Sai Baba Temple in the world Shri. Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan attained the lotus feet of Shri Sai Baba on Sunday, 10th February 2019 at 3.15 am. He was 80 years old at the time of demise.

Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan was the Grand Son (3th Generation) of Sai Mahabhakta Sri.Ramachandra Pradhan to whom Shirdi Saibaba gave his photograph in the year 1916.

“Pradhan” is the Surname of the family and the family hails from Bhivpuri Village a place situated about 13 KMS Karjat-Neral Railway Station on the Mumbai Pune Railway Route and about 2 KMS from Bhivpuri Road Railway Station.

Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan was born on 2nd September 1939 at Bhivpuri Village in the Raigad District of Maharashtra. His parents were Late Sri.Dattatreya Keshav Pradhan and Late Smt.Kamalai Dattatreya Pradhan. Sri.Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan completed his high school education and served for 28 years in M/s.Hindustan Construction Company at Mumbai. After successful stint with the company and retiring from the organization, he was the President and Trustee of Bhivpuri Saibaba Temple Trust. He owned the ancestral house in Bhivpuri village which he inherited from his grand father. He was married to Smt.Manisha Pradhan and had two sons namely Sri. Yogesh Pradhan and Sri.Dhanesh Pradhan and was leading a happy and peaceful life at Bhivpuri Village till his last days.

www.saiamrithadhara.com condoles the death of Shri. Gajanan Dattatreya Pradhan and prays Shri Sai Baba to give strength to the family members to bear this loss.

Well Known Water Conservationist & Environmentalist Shri.Rajendra Singh Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well Known Water Conservationist & Environmentalist Shri.Rajendra Singh visited Shirdi on Wednesday, 6th February 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

Well Known Music Director & Singer Shri.Shankar Mahadevan Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well known Music Director & Singer Shri.Shankar Mahadevan visited Shirdi along with his family members on Monday, 4th February 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. On the occasion, Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade were also present.

M/s.Venkata Sai Enterprises From Karimnagar, Telangana State Donates Tractor Worth Rs.4,89,687 to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

M/s.Venkata Sai Enterprises Private Limited from Karimnagar, Telangana State donated John Deere Company's Tractor model 5105 worth Rs.4,89,687 (Rupees Four Lakh Eighty Nine Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Seven only) to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan at a function held on Monday, 28th January 2018. Vice Chairman of Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam received the keys of the tractor.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Officially Launches “Sai Baba Shirdi” Mobile Application On Republic Day (26th January 2019) – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and Sansthan Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure jointly inaugurated facility to provide darshan passes to Sai Devotees who make E-Railway Reservation Ticket to Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi as well as various services offered by Sansthan through Internet and mobile application at a function held on the Republic Day on Saturday, 26th January 2019.

On the occasion, Vice Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services Shri.V.Rajanna, IRCTC General Manager Shri.T.Padmamohan, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Shri.Akash Kisave, Shri.Ashok Auti, Chief of Information Technology Department Shri.Anil Shinde, All Department Heads and Sansthan Staff Members were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that through IRCTC’s E Railway Booking and Sansthan’s Online Service (online.sai.org.in) facility will be made available to provide darshan passes to Sai Devotees who make E-Railway Reservation Ticket to Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi. This facility will save the devotees time as they will get easy darshan of Shri Sai Baba and they will have more pleasurable Shirdi Yatra. This facility will be available to Sai devotees at Sainagar-Shirdi, Kopergaon, Nagarsol, Manmad and Nasik Railway Stations. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan is the first temple in the country to provide such facility to devotees through IRCTC. Through Sansthan Website, facility has been provided to make advance booking of  Aarti/Darshan Passes, Satyanarayana Pooja and Abhishek Pooja Tickets. Also, with the help of Sansthan’s mobile application, Sai devotes can book Satyanarayana Pooja, Abhishek Pooja Coupons, Darshan/Aarti Passes, Advance Room Booking, Donation, Publication and other facilities offered by Sansthan.

Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, IRCTC General Manager Shri.Padmamohan and others also spoke on the occasion. Deputy Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil welcomed the gathering as well as offered Vote of thanks.

Railways To Start Shirdi Darshan Passes For E-Railway Tickets from Republic Day - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Good News for Sai Devotees travelling by Train to Shirdi!!! Starting from 26th January 2019, Sai devotees who make E-Railway Reservation to visit Shirdi will also get darshan passes. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has taken initiative to execute this facility and it will be started from Saturday, 26th January, 2019. This information was disclosed by Chairman of Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware.

Dr.Haware had put this proposal before Union Railway Minister Shri.Piyush Goyal when the latter had been to Shirdi for Shri Sai Baba's darshan. Shri.Goyal responded to the proposal immediately, sanctioned this demand and instructed IRCTC accordingly. As and when devotees log in to book online railway ticket to Shirdi through this IRCTC link, immediately the website online.sai.org.in will appear and devotees can access this link for getting online darshan passes. This facility will save the devotees time  as they will get immediate darshan. This facility will be available from 26th January 2019 for devotees who will make their railway E-Ticket from Sainagar- Shirdi, Kopargaon, Nagarsul, Manmad and Nashik railway stations.

At present 60 trains from Howarh, Puri, Chennai, Mysore, Vishakhapattanam, Sikandarabad, Tirupati, Kakinada, Delhi, Mumbai etc.  will arrive within this week to Shirdi. Dr.Haware said that lakhs of devotees traveling by these trains will be benefited by the starting of this new service.  

Secunderabad Sai Devotee Offers Golden Tumbler Worth Rs.5,84,610 To Shri Sai Baba - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Secunderabad Sai Devotee Shri.Rameshwara Rao Narayana Sharma offered a Goden Tumbler weighing 195 grams worth Rs.5,84,610 to Shri Sai Baba on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri.Ashok Chavan Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri.Ashok Chavan visited Shird on Sunday, 20th January 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

Well Known Sai Personality and Grandson of Kaka Saheb Dixit Dr.Anilkumar R Dixit Passes Away - Courtesy: Shri.Dilip Pawar Kaka, Pune

It is with deep regret, we would like to inform you all that Dr.Anil Kumar Dixit, Grandson of Sai Mahabhakta Late Shri. Kaka Saheb Dixit left for the heavenly abode on Sunday, 13.01.2019 afternoon after a brief illness. He was known for his soft spoken nature.

Dr.Anilkumar R Dixit Grand Son of Kaka Saheb Dixit continued the legacy of his grandfather. He formed a trust called "Kaka Saheb Trust of Sai Baba" at Vile Parle (East) Mumbai next to the Ancestral house of Late Shri.Hari Sitaram Dixit. He started the noble work of building a "Spiritual & Meditation Center of Sai Baba" in 2010 with the guidance and blessings of Shri.C.B.Sathpathyji. This four storyed building is now complete and open for Sai Devotees. 2 original lifesize paintings of Sai Baba (world's 1st and 2nd painting) made a century ago by renowned artist Late Shri.Shamrao Jaykar with Lord Sai Baba Himself posing for the same has been installed in the Center. Out of these two paintings, the 1st one was blessed by Sai Baba and He instructed the painter Shri.Shamrao Jaykar to deliver the same to Kaka Saheb Dixit at his Ville Parle residence at Mumbai. This painting is in Dixit's family possession since 1913. Every Thursday Maha Aarti at 6 PM followed by Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayan is being held at this Meditation Center of Sai Baba.

Sai Mahabhakta Dr.Keshav Bhagawan Gawankar family had a very long standing association with Dixit family for many years. His Grandson Dr.Sainath Gawankar recalled that the families used to meet regularly during "Ganesha Festival" every year without fail.

www.saiamrithadhara.com Team condoles the demise of Dr.Anilkumar R Dixit and prays to Lord Sai Baba to give strength to his family members to bear this loss. (Photo Courtesy:Shri.Hemant Timande)

Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware Inaugurates Joint Water Supply Scheme worth About Rs.23.81 Crores – Courtesy:Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware inaugurated Water Supply Scheme – Stage 1 jointly organized by Shirdi Sansthan, Kopergaon Municipal Corporation and Shirdi Municipal Corporation worth about Rs.23.81 Crores at a function held on Tuesday, 8th January 2019.

On this occasion, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Trustee & President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Anand Boite, Administrative Officers Dr.Akash Kisave, Shri.Suryaban Game, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri.Ashok Auti, Water Supply Department Head Shri.Rajendra Jagtap and others were also present.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) is currently supplying water through the storage lake situated at Kankuri-Shivara. This water purification center is 25 years old. The efficiency of this storage lake and water purification center becomes inadequate due to increased demand of water. Similarly, due to the depletion of all the pipelines in the storage area of Sansthan, water wastage is seen due to leakage of water. Also, sufficient water pressure is not maintained at all places in Sansthan because of decrease in water inflow. For this purpose, the Government has given its formal approval for Water Supply Scheme – Stage 1 to be jointly organized by Shirdi Sansthan, Kopergaon Municipal Corporation and Shirdi Municipal Corporation which is expected to cost about Rs.23.81 Crores.

Accordingly, the Water Supply Scheme – Stage 1 works for establishing Underground Water Purification Center, installation of pipelines at all places inside Sansthan premises, Water Tank, and Water Wells to be jointly organized by Shirdi Sansthan, Kopergaon Municipal Corporation and Shirdi Municipal Corporation was inaugurated at the hands of Chairman of Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware at a function held on Tuesday, 8th January 2019.  The Stage-1 work is expected to completed in 18 months time.

Maharashtra Guardian Minister Prof.Ram Shinde & BJP State President Shri.Raosaheb Danve Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Guardian Minister Prof.Ram Shinde & BJP State President Shri.Raosaheb Danve visited Shirdi on Saturday, 5th January 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure and other dignitaries were also present.

After Prof.Ram Shinde and Shri.Raosaheb Danve had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, they were felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam. On the occasion, trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure and other dignitaries were also present.

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

Maharashtra Minister for Finance & Planning Shri.Sudhir Mungantiwar visited Shirdi on Thursday, 3rd January 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

Record 9.5 Lakh Sai Devotees Have Darshan and 14.54 Crore Donations Received between 22nd December 2018 to 1st January 2019 – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam informed Media Persons through a Press Release on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 that a record 9.5 Lakh Sai Devotees had darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi and about 14.54 Crore Donations was received in the recently concluded “Shirdi Mahotsav” which was organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan between 22nd December 2018 to 1st January 2019 on account of Chirstmas Holidays, year end and Welcoming of New year 2019.

Shri.Kadam said that during the occasion of “Shirdi Mahotsav” organized during Christmas Holidays, year end and New Year from 22nd December 2018 to 1st January 2019, 1,74,467 Sai devotees had darshan through paid darshan passes, 6,62,406 devotees had darshan through Biometric and 1,14,056 devotees had darshan through Mukh Darshan. All in all about 9.5 Lakh Sai Devotees had Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi Darshan. Besides, Rs.8.05 Crore was received in the form of Donation, Rs.3.03 Crore Donation was received through Donation Counters and Rs.3 Crore Donation was received through Debit/Credit Card, Online Donation, Cheque/DD, Money Order and other forms. In addition, 507 Grams (Rs.14.28 Lakhs) Gold, 16.5 Kilogram (Rs.4.82 Lakhs) Silver and Rs.30.63 Lakh donation were received in the form of foreign currency from around 19 Countries. Besides, during this period, Rs.3,62,91,000 was received through paid and online darshan passes.

Also, during the Shirdi Mahotsav Festival, 6,07,484 Sai Devotees partook Sai Prasad Bhojan at Shri Sai Prasadalaya and 1,24,974 Sai Devotees took advantage of Food Packet Prasad. In addition to this, 6,34,758 Laddu Prasad Packets were sold and Rs.1,58,68,950 was received from the sale of Laddu Prasad Packets. Likewise, 9,41,200 free Boondi Prasad Packets were distributed to Sai Devotees at the Darshan Queue.

In Addition to this, Accommodation arrangements were made to 1,82,321 devotees at Sai Ashram Bhaktanivas, Dwaravati Bhaktanivas, Sai Dharmashala, Shri Sai Baba Bhaktanivas (500 rooms) and Sai Prasad Nivas and other Sansthan accommodation Complexes. Shri.Kadam also said that additional accommodation was provided to 21,097 Sai Devotees in specially erected tents. All in all accommodation was arranged for 2,03,418 Sai Devotees.  

Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware Inagurates New 3-Tesla MRI Machine - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware inaugurated New 3-Tesla MRI Machine worth about Rs.15,60,51,597 (Rupees Fifteen Crore Sixty Lakh Fifty One Thousand Five Hundred Ninety Seven only) at a function held on Tuesday, 1st January 2019 at Shri Sai Baba Hospital in Shirdi.

On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Smt.Nalini Haware, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode, Medical Administrator Dr.Preetam Wadagave, Administrative Officer Shri.Ashok Auti, Radiologist Dr.Vyavahare and Dr.Nagare and other dignitaries were also present.

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware inaugurated the New 3-Tesla MRI machine worth about Rs.15,60,51,597/- replacing the old 1.5 Tesla MRI Machine which existed at Shri Sai Baba Hospital. This MRI machine is the one and only machine in the entire Ahmednagar and Nasik District and is equipped with faster and latest technology than the previous machine. All tests will be performed at the existing old rates with this New MRI machine. The New MRI machine will be very useful for diagnosing disease related to Brain, Spine, Breast, Prostate and Liver. Also, the New MRI machine will help in accurate scanning of all the organs of human beings.

During last year, 100 different types of machines have been installed for the benefit of patients at Shri Sai Baba Hospital as well as Shri Sainath Hospital. These include Cathlab, CT Scan, MRI Machine, Color Doppler, Dialysis, OT Table, Multipara Monitor and other machines. A total of 10 New Machines including X-Ray, Mortuary Cabinet, Video Gastroscope and Sophisticated Surgery Table will be installed in the next couple of months at the hospital.

Maharashtra Minister Of State For Home, Finance and Rural Planning Shri.Deepak Kesarkar Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On the occasion of New Year, Maharashtra Minister of State for Home, Finance and Rural Planning Shri.Deepak Kesarkar visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 1st January 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

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

Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri.Shivaraj Singh Chauhan visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 1st January 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware was also present on the occasion.

After the former Chief Minister had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware.

A Sea Of Sai Devotees Visit Shirdi To Celebrate New Year 2019 - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On the occasion of New Year a sea of Sai Devotees visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 1st January 2019 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan.

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