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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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