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Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Opens Donation Counter In Front Of Gate No.4 Entrance - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan informed Media Persons through a Press Release on Monday, 6th July 2020 that at the behest of Sai Devotees, Sansthan has started a donation counter in front of Gate No.4 entrance to accept Sacred Clothes and Donations to Shri Sai Baba.

Shri.Dongre said that due to the outbreak of dreaded Corona Virus disease in the country and the state this year, the Government has ordered for lockdown and hence, since 17th March 2020, Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir has been closed for darshan to the devotees. Despite this, there were frequent demands from many Sai devotees to start a donation counter for offering clothes and donations to Shri Sai Baba. Accordingly, a donation office has been started on behalf of Sansthan in front of Gate No.4 entrance inside the temple premises.

Shri.Dongre appealed to all the employees of Sansthan to follow rules by wearing mask and maintaining social distance and cooperate with Sai devotees by accepting clothes and donation offering to Shri Sai Baba.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Guru Poornima Festival - 2020 -  Concluding Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Guru Poornima celebrations organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, which began on Saturday, 4th July 2020 at Shirdi was brought to a fruitful closure on Monday, 6th July 2020 with magical rendition of Kalyachi kirtanas followed by Dahi Handi Breaking Ceremony by Sansthan's Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre.

On the concluding day of Guru Poornima Festival, Shri Sai Baba's Kakad Aarti was performed at 4:30 am. After that, at 05.10 am, Holy bath to Shri Sai Baba followed by Shirdi Maazhe Pandharpur Aarti were performed. At 06.00 am, Sansthan priest Shri.Vilas Joshi along with his wife performed ritualistic pooja to holy Padukas at Samadhi Mandir. Also, at 07.30 am, priest Chandrakant Gorkar along with his wife performed Rudrabhishek Puja at Gurusthan temple. At 10.00 am, after Kalyachi kirtan by Pujari Shri.Ulhas Walunjkar, Dahihandi breaking ceremony was held at the hands of Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre. Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sansthan Shri.Ravindra Thackeray, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Dr.Akash Kisave, Shri.Dilip Ugle, Temple Chief Priest Shri.Ramesh Chaudhary were also present on the occasion. Later at 12.30 pm Shri's Afternoon Aarti was performed. Dhoop Aarti was held at 07.00 pm and Shej Aarti was performed at 10.30 pm.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Guru Poornima Festival - 2020 -  Main Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On 5th July 2020, Sunday being the main day of the Festival, Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre inaugurated the Grand Blood Donation Camp organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan on the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima festival at Shri Sai Ashram Campus.

Considering the urgency of blood for the needy patients due to the outbreak of dreaded Corona virus and as blood donation is considered as one of the best and most sacred donations, a grand blood donation camp was organized at Shri Sai Ashram Campus on the occasion of Shri Guru Poornima Festival. In this Camp, Sansthan Chief Executive Officer set an example by registering himself and donated the blood. On this occasion, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thackeray, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Dr.Akash Kiswe, Shri.Dilip Ugle, Deputy Engineer Shri.Raghunath Aher and others were also present. Also in this camp, Chief Accounts Officer of Sansthan Shri. Ghorpade, Public Relations Officer Shri.Mohan Yadav along with Shirdi villagers and employees of various departments of Sansthan donated blood. All the blood donors were given certificates and blood donor cards on behalf of Sansthan. Medical Director of the hospital Dr.Vijay Narode, Medical Superintendent Dr.Maithili Pitambare and the nurses and staff of the hospital put special effort for the successful conduct of the camp.

Today being main day of the festival, Kakad Aarti was held 4:30 am. Akhanda Parayan of holy Shri Sai Satcharitra ended at 5:00 am. On this occasion, procession of Shri Sai Baba's Idol and holy Shri Sai Satcharitra was taken out from Dwarakamai to Samadhi Mandir. Sansthan's Priest Shri.Uday Walunjkar participated by carrying Veena, Shri.Dilip Sulakhe held holy Sai Satcharitra, Shri.Vilas Joshi and Shri.Chandrakant Gorkar held Shri Sai Baba's idol and participated in the procession. On this occasion, Sansthan Temple Priest Shri.Ramesh Choudhary was also present.

Holy Bath to Shri Sai Baba was held in the early morning at 5:20 am. Today morning at 6:00 am on the occasion of Guru Poornima celebrations, Sansthan's Priest Shri.Uday Walunjkar along with his wife performed ritualistic Pooja to Holy Padukas. At 11.00 am, the flag of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Shatabdi Dwaj Sthamb was formally worshipped by Sansthan priest Shri.Balasaheb Joshi at Landibag and the flag was changed. In the afternoon 12:30 Afternoon Aarti was performed. Evening 4 pm to 6 pm kirtans were held. Evening 7:00 pm Dhoop Aarti was performed. Night 10:30 Shej Aarti was held.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Guru Poornima Festival - 2020 -  First Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Sri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) enthusiastically commenced the celebrations of the auspicious festival of Guru Poornima on Saturday, 4th July 2020. On the occasion, the seekers and devotees were captivated by the wonderful lighting and flower decorations in and around Samadhi Mandir.

4th July 2020 being the first day of the celebrations, at dawn 05:00 am, Baba's idol and Holy Shri Satcharita were taken in a procession. Sansthan's Priest Shri.Uday Walunjkar participated by carrying Veena, Shri.Dilip Sulakhe held holy Sai Satcharitra, Shri.Vilas Joshi and Shri.Chandrakant Gorkar held Shri Sai Baba's idol and participated in the procession. On this occasion, Sansthan Temple Priest Shri.Ramesh Choudhary was also present.

After the procession reached Dwarakamai, the Akhanda Parayan of Holy Sai Satcharita began. Sansthan's Priest Shri.Uday Walunjkar read the first chapter, Priest Shri.Dilip Sulakhe read the second chapter, Priest Shri.Vilas Joshi read the third chapter, Chief Accountant Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade read the fourth chapter and Administrative Officer Dr.Akash Kisave read the fifth chapter respectively.

On this auspicious occasion, Sansthan's Priest Shri.Uday Walunjkar performed ritualistic Pooja to Holy Padukas at 6:30 am in Samadhi Mandir.

In the afternoon 12:30 Afternoon Aarti was performed. Evening 4 pm to 6 pm kirtans were held. Evening 7:00 pm Dhoop Aarti was performed. Night 10:30 Shej Aarti was held. Also, Dwarakamai was kept open throughout night for Akhanda Sai Satcharitra Parayan.

With the generous donation given by Sai devotee from Karnataka Shri.Basavaraj Amli specially for the Guru Poornima Festival, Samadhi Mandir and surrounding areas were beautifully decorated with flowers. M/s.Shaneshwar Light Decorators from Shinganapur made eye catching lighting decoration.

Guru Poornima Festival - 2020 News - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Like every year, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), is celebrating Shri Guru Poornima Festival from Saturday, 4th July 2020 to Monday, 6th July 2020 and this year's festival will be celebrated in a simple manner in the backdrop of Corona Virus disease. Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Arun Dongre informed media persons through a Press Relase on Wednesday, 1st July 2020 that a large scale blood donation camp has been organized on the occasion on the main day of festival i.e., on Sunday, 5th July 2020 at Shri Sai Ashram Campus.

Shri.Dongre said that due to the outbreak of Corona virus in the country and the state this year, the Government has ordered for locked down as a preventive measure. Accordingly Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir has been closed for Sai devotees since 17th March 2020. Hence, Shri Guru Poornima Festival from Saturday, 4th July 2020 to Monday, 6th July 2020 will be celebrated in a simple manner. No cultural program will be held during this period and Shri Sai Baba's Chariot & Palanquin procession programs have also been cancelled.

On the first day of Shri Guru Poornima celebrations on Saturday, 4th July 2020 at 4.30 am Shri Sai Baba's Kakad Aarti will be held. Shri Sai Baba's photo and holy Shri Sai Satcharita procession will be held at 05.00 am. Akhand Parayan of Shri Sai Sacharita will be held in Dwarakamai at 05.15 am. Shri Sai Baba's Mangal Snan will be held at 05.30 am at Samadhi Mandir. At 06.00 am Shri Sai Baba's holy Paduka Pooja will be held. Shri Sai Baba's Afternoon Aarti will be held at 12.30 pm. Kirtan will be held from 04.00 pm to 06.00 pm in the evening. Dhoop Aarti to Shri Sai Baba will be held at 7:00 pm. Shej Aarti will be held at 10:30 pm. Dwarakamai will be kept open throughout the night for Akhanda Parayan.

On the main day of festival on Sunday, 5th July 2020 at 04.30 am Shri Sai Baba's Kakad Aarti will be held. At 05.00 am after the completion of Akhand Parayan, Shri Sai Baba's photo and holy Shri Sai Satcharita procession will be held. Shri Sai Baba's Mangal Snan will be held at 05.25 am. Shri Sai Baba's holy Paduka Pooja will be held at 06.00 am. At 12.30 pm Shri Sai Baba's Afternoon Aarti will be held. Kirtan program will be held from 04.00 to 06.00 in the evening and Shri Sai Baba's Dhoop Aarti will be held at 07.00 pm. Shej Aarti will be held at 10:30 pm.

On the concluding day of the festival on Monday, 6th July 2020, Shri Sai Baba's Kakad Aarti will be held at 04.30 am. Shri Sai Baba's Mangal Snan will be held at 05.45 am, Shri Sai Baba's holy Paduka Pooja will be held at 07.00 am. Simultaneously, Rudrabhishek will be held at Gurusthan Mandir. At 10:00 am Gopal Kala Keertan and Dahi Handi Breaking Ceremonies willl be held at Samadhi Mandir. Shri Sai Baba's Afternoon Aarti will be held at 12:30 pm. Dhoop Aarti will be held at 07:00 pm. Shej Aarti will be held at 10:30 pm.

Due to the outbreak of dreaded Corona Virus disease, there is a huge shortage of Blood. Hence, on the occasion of Shri Guru Ppornima festival, on the main day of the festival i.e., on Sund ay, 5th July 2020 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm a grand blood donation camp has been organized at Shri Sai Ashram (1000 rooms). Also, donors who want to donate blood and blood component Plasma should register their names at Shri Sainath Blood Bank, Shirdi. For this, donors can call on Mobile Number:86691 40693 and 02423-258 525. Shri.Dongre appealed to interested blood donors and Sansthan employees to participate in large numbers in this camp.

Well known Sai Personality Shri. Amrit Rao Muralidhar Rao Gondkar passes away - Courtesy :Shri. Sandip Nagare ji, Shirdi

Aum Sairam All, it is with deep regret we wish to inform you that Shri. Amrit Rao Muralidhar Rao Gondkar, Grand son of well known Sai Mahabhakta Late Shri.Vaman Rao Gondkar passed away on Tuesday, 19th May 2020 at 11.30 am in Shirdi. He was over 80 year old at the time of demise and passed away due to old age.

He was a well known religious, social, political and enterprising personality.

Due to the restrictions imposed in Shirdi by the district administration owing to outbreak of dreaded Corona disease, his last rites were performed in a simple manner.

We pray to the Divine Lotus Feet of Lord Sai Baba and Lord Khandoba to give Sadgati to the departed Soul and to give strength to the family members to bear this loss.

Shri Rama Navami Celebration - 2020 at Shirdi - Main Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On the main day of Shri Rama Navami Festival i.e., on Thursday, 2nd April 2020, Kakad Aarti was held at 4:30 am. Being main day of festival, after the Kakad Aarti, Akhanda Shri Sai Satcharita Parayan got completed at 5:00 am.

After the completion of parayan, procession of Shri Sai Baba's Photo and Holy Shri Sai Satcharita was held from Dwarakamai via Gurusthan Temple to the Samadhi Mandir. In this procession, Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre held Veena, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre held holy Shri Sai Satcharita and Administrative Officers Shri.Akash Kisave and Shri.Dilip Ugale held Shri Sai Baba's Photograph respectively and particicpated in the procession. After the procession reached the Samadhi Mandir, Mangal Snan to Shri Sai Baba was held at 5:30 am. Chota Aarti Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur was held at 6:00 am.

In the Morning at 6:15 am Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre and his wife Smt.Anjali Dongre performed ritualistic workship of holy Padukas of Shri Sai Baba at Samadhi Mandir.

At 6:45 am, Centenary Flag was changed at Lendi Baugh. At 7:00 am, Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre and his wife Smt.Anjali Dongre performed rirutalistic worhsip of Wheat Bag at the Samadhi Mandir. After the pooja, the old Wheat Bag was replaced with the new one at Dwarakamai.

At 10:00 am, Rama Janma Keertan was performed by Mandir Priest Shri.Sambaji Turakane. Afternoon Afternoon Aarti was held at 12:15 pm. In the evening at 4:00 pm, Temple Staff changed the flags atop Dwarakamai. Dhoop Aarti was held at 6:30 pm. Shej Aarti was held at 10:30 pm.

Shri Rama Navami Celebration - 2020 at Shirdi - First Day Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Rama Navami Festival organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan began on Wednesday, 1st April 2020 on an auspicious note. Due to the outbreak of dreaded Corona Virus disease the public were not allowed to participate in any of the activities of festival but was restricted to few Sansthan Trust Members, officials and Temple Priests.

Today being first day of festival, Kakad Aart was held at 4:30 am. Immediately 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, Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre held the Veena,Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre held the holy Shri Sai Satcharitra Pothi, Medical Superintenent Dr.Vijay Narode and Administrative Officer Shri.Dilip Ugale held Shri Saibaba's Portrait and participated in the procession.

Immediately after the procession reached Dwarakamai, Akhanda Parayan of holy Shri Sai Satcharita commenced on an auspicious note. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Deputy Chief Engineer Shri.Raghunath Aher, Medical Superintendent Dr.Vijay Narode, Security Incharge Shri.Madhukar Gangwane read the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Chapters of holy Shri Sai Satcharita respectively.

Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur Aarti was held at 6:00 am. Morning 6:15 am Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre and his wife Smt.Anjali Dongre performed ritualistic workship of holy Padukas of Shri Sai Baba at Samadhi Mandir.

At 12:00 pm Afternoon Aarti of Shri Sai Baba took place. Shri Sai Baba's Dhoop Aarti was held at 6:00 pm. Shej Aarti was held at 10:30 pm.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Distributes Free Food Packets To Poor And Needy People - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba took Bhiksha Himself and distributed it to poor people. Also, Baba always advised people to feed the hungry. Following the footsteps of Shri Sai Baba, after the closure of Shri Sai Prasadalaya, Sansthan on behalf of Shri Sai Prasadalaya is preparing meals since 18th March 2020 for about 1800 to 2000 people everyday. The food packets are being distributed free of cost twice daily by maintaining the prescribed social distance to patients and relatives at Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital, Orphanages, Old Age Homes, Deaf and Dumb Schools, Blind/Physically Challenged Schools in and around Shirdi and also to destitutes and needy people at Shirdi Bus Stand.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Distributes About 2500 Food Packets To People Travelling From Kanataka To Rajasthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Arun Dongre informed Media Persons through a Press Release that around 2500 food packets were distributed on behalf of Sansthan near Shirdi Police Station at 6:00 pm in the evening on Sunday, 29th March 2020 to people travelling from Karnataka to Rajasthan.

Shri.Dongre said that with a view to prevent the spread of dreaded Corona virus in the State and across the Country, the Government of India and all State Governments have forced complete lockdown. Owing to this decision, many outstation workers are relocating back to their hometown again. Accordingly, about 2500 people were travelling via 66 buses from Karnataka to Rajasthan. When these people halted on their way in Shirdi, Sansthan distributed food packets containing Chapati, Vegetable Curry and Masala Bath to them. On the occasion, Sansthan and District Police Personnel distributed food packets with highest safety under special supervision.

It is noteworthy to mention here that Shri Sai Baba took Bhiksha Himself and distributed it to poor people. Also, Baba always advised people to feed the hungry. Following the footsteps of Shri Sai Baba, Sansthan on behalf of Shri Sai Prasadalaya is preparing meals since 18th March 2020 for about 1800 to 2000 people everyday. The food packets are being distributed free of cost twice daily by maintaining the prescribed social distance to patients and relatives at Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital, Orphanages, Old Age Homes, Deaf and Dumb Schools, Police Personnel on duty, destitutes and needy people at Shirdi Bus Stand and Security, cleaning and other related workers of Sansthan and Government offices in and around Shirdi. Each food packet contains Vegetable Curry, Masala Bath and Chapati. Shri.Dongre also said that Sansthan is distributing about 5000 to 7000 food packets to Mentally Challenged, Helpless Persons, Orphans, Elderly persons, patients and their relatives at hospitals in and around Kopargaon.

On the occasion, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Deputy Divisional Superintendent of Police Shri.Somanath Wakchoure, Regional Officer Shri.Govind Shinde, Chief of Shri Sai Prasadalya Shri.Vishnu Thorat as well as Police and Sansthan Officials were also present.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi Donates Rs.51 Crores To Fight Against Dreaded Corona Virus - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, the Sansthan Ad-hoc committee has taken a decision to donate Rs.51 Crores to the Chief Minister Relief Fund to assist in the fight against the dreaded Corona Virus which is taking its toll on the Country and the State. This information was provided by Sansthan Chief Executive Officer Shri. Arun Dongre at a Press Conference held on Friday, 27th March 2020.   

Shri.Dongre said that the Central and the State Governments are fully geared-up to fight dreaded Corona virus which is spreading across the World and the Country. On this backdrop, the Sansthan Ad-hoc committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, has taken a decision to donate Rs.51 Crores to the Chief Minister Relief Fund to assist in the fight against the dreaded Corona Virus. 

On behalf of Sansthan Shri Sai Prasadalaya, free food is being supplied to the patients and relatives at Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital, Orphanages in Shirdi area, old age homes, Deaf and Dumb Schools, Police personnel on Bandobast duties, destitute and needy people at Shridi Bus Depot and staff working at the Sansthan and Government offices for security, cleanliness and other relatedworks.  

Towards breakfast for Police personnel on bandobast duties in village areas, 3,000 Boondi and 3,000 chiwda packets are being supplied to the District Police Headquarters.

Shri.Dongre said that assistance from Sansthan has also been provided earlier during national disasters and natural calamities. Prominent among them being Rs.5 Crore which was provided for flood affected persons from Kerala, Rs.12 Crore for flood affected persons from Maharashtra and Rs.2.51 Crore for assisting the families of Pulwama Martyrs.

On this occasion Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sansthan Shri.Ravindra Thakre and Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade were also present. 

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Cancels Shri Rama Namavi Festival -2020 - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) informed Media Persons through a Press Release on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 that as a preventive measure to stop the progress of Corona Virus the Ad-Hoc Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has taken a decision to cancel Shri Rama Navami Festival -2020 which was scheduled to be held from Wednesday, 1st April 2020 to Friday, 3rd April 2020 in Shirdi.

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

On the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa on Wednesday, 25th March 2020, at a simple function, Chief Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre and his wife performed ritualistic worship of Golden Kalash without any participation from any Sai devotees for the first time due to the outbreak of Corona Virus in the Country.


 

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Management Decides To Shut Down Darshan At Samadhi Mandir from 17th March 2020, 3:00 pm - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Shri.Arun Dongre informed Media Persons at a Press Conferene on Tuesday, 17th March 2020 that as a preventive measure to stop the spread of Corona Virus, the Ad-hoc Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has taken a decision to shut down darshan at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir for Sai devotees. However, regular traditional rituals like Puja,Archana etc will continue as per schedule.

Shri.Dongre said that large number of patients affected by Corona Virus have been reported in some countries across the world and some patients affected by the Virus have also been found in India. Shri Kshetra Shirdi is No. 2 Religious center in the country and Sai devotees from across the world and from different parts of India arrive at Shirdi to have a glimpse of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. This creates a huge throughfare of Devotees in and around Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir. State Government has issued guidelines to prevent further spread of dreaded Corona Virus. In the meantime, instructions have been issued not to let rush of people at religious places and social public centers. With this background, the Ad-hoc Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has taken a decision to shut down darshan at Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir for Sai devotees from 3.00 pm onwards on 17th March 2020. However, regular traditional rituals like Puja,Archana etc will continue as per schedule. Regular Shri Sai Palakhi taken on every Thursday will also continue and for this the Priests and essential Sansthan staff members would be present.

At the same time, the Shri Sai Prasadalaya and Bhakt Niwas Sthan run under the auspices of Sansthan will also be closed during this period. The Devotees who have booked Online Darshan will be allowed till 3.00 pm on 17th March 2020. The ONLINE Darshan booking available at the website has also been closed. The information about this change is being provided to the devotees through E-mail, telephone and Website. Apart from this the Gavkari gate will also be closed during this period and all these regulations will be in place till further orders from the Government. Shri.Dongre has appealed to Shri Sai Devotees to kindly make note of the changes and co-operate.

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

Holi Pooja was performed at the hands of Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre and his wife Smt.Anjali Dongre in front of Gurusthan Temple on the auspicious occasion of Holi Festival. On the occasion, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Smt.Vaishali Thakre, Temple Incharge Shri.Ramesh Choudhary, Temple Staff Members and Sai devotees were present in large numbers.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Corona Virus Awareness Camp - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in association with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), New Delhi had organized Corona Virus Guidance Camp for its employees on Saturday, 7th March 2020. Commaner Shri.A.K.Jena and Doctor Shri.Rahul Waghmore provided information about remedies to fight the dreaded disease at the Camp.

 

In this camp organized under the able guidance of Sansthan Executive Officer Shri.Arun Dongre and Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, administratie officers Shri.Suryaban Game, Shri.Ashok Auti, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Madhukar Gangwane, Deputy Chief Engineer Shri.Raghunath Aher, Heads of all Departments as well as employees of all departments of Sansthan participated in large numbers.

Corona Virus infection has spread in some countries around the World and some cases of Corona Virus infection have also been reported in India. Sai devotees from different parts of our country and from all corners of the World flock to Shirdi to have a glimpse of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Due to this, there will be huge rush of devotees in and around Temple Complex. In order to take precautionary measures and to prevent the spread of dreaded corona virus disease, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), New Delhi had organized a Corona Virus Guidance Camp for Sansthan Employees inside temple complex, near Gate No.1 at 8 am.

On this occasion, Commander Shri.A.K.Jena and Doctor Shri.Rahul Waghmore from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), New Delhi gave useful guidance on taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of dreaded corona virus disease by using preventive materials by way of direct demonstration. At the same time, Commander Shri.A.K.Jena and Doctor Shri.Rahul Waghmore also instructed all the employees to pay more attention towards cleanliness of their bodies and their surroundings without worrying much about the disease.

A separate Isolation Ward has been created in both the hospitals run by Sansthan as a preventive measure against the dreaded Corona Virus Disease. Also, as a preventive measure towards creating public awareness, Sansthan has put up Information Boards in and around Temple Premises and also at crowded places in Shirdi. In addition, in Cloak Rooms, Drinking Water Facility area and at important places, liquid soap has been arranged for the visitors to wash their hands. The training camp organized today helped to get special information about Corona Virus and its elimination.

Shri.A.K.Dongre (IAS) Takes Over As Chief Executive Officer Of Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sansthan Shri.A.K.Dongre (IAS) took charge after having Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi darshan along with his wife on Tuesday, 25th February 2020.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre welcomed the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Shri.A.K.Dongre (IAS) on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Excellent Flower Decoration On The Occassion of Maha Shivaratri Festival - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

On Maha Shivaratri Day i.e., Friday, 21st February 2020, Shirdi Samadhi Mandir and its surroundings were beautifully decorated with flowers with the generous donation offered by Smt.Jayashri Shivashankar. Around 60,000 Sai devotees partook Kichadi Mahaprasad at Sai Prasadalaya.

 

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

Hindi Film Star Shri.Ritesh Deshmukh visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 18th February 2020 and18 had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Deputy Chief Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Chief Accountant Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Madhukar Gangawane,Deputy Executive Engineer Shri.Raghunath Aher and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Maharashtra Minister For Cooperation & Marketing Shri.Balasaheb Patil Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister for Cooperation & Marketing Shri.Balasaheb Patil visited Shirdi on Saturday, 15th February 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Minister had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

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

Hindi Film Star Shri.Sanjay Dutt visited Shirdi on Thursday, 6th February 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Film Star had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Opposition Leader Of Maharashtra Legislative Council Shri.Pravin Darekar Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Opposition Leader of Maharashtra Legislative Council Shri.Pravin Darekar visited Shirdi on Wednesday, 29th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Opposition leader had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Member Of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Shri.Nitish Rane Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Shri.Nitesh Rane visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 28th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the MLA had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Union Minister Of State For Defence Shri.Shripad Naik Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Union Minister of State for Defence Shri.Shripad Naik visited Shirdi on Monday, 27th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Union Defence Minister had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

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

Film Actress Smt.Shilpa Shetty visited Shirdi along with her family members on Saturday, 25th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Film Actress had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, she was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Maharashtra Food & Civil Supplies Minister Shri.Chhagan Bhujbal Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Food & Civil Supplies Minister Shri.Chhagan Bhujbal visited Shirdi on Sunday, 19th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Minister had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Unaffected By Shirdi Bandh Call - 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 Saturday, 18th January 2020 that darshan at Shri Saibaba Samadhi Mandir, all the four Aartis and all the daily religious traditions will continue as usual on Sunday 19th January 2020 and thereafter and all the Sansthan facilities such as Shri Sai Prasadalaya, all Bhakt Niwas locations and Hospitals etc., would be functioning regularly as always.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Organize Free Eye Check Up & Spectacle Distribution Camp - 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 Tuesday, 14th January 2020 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan in association with M/s.Girish Opticals, Mumbai have organized a free Eye Check Up and Spectacle distribution Camp on Saturday, 18th January 2020 at Shri Sainath Hospital Shirdi.

Shri.Mugalikar said that Shri Saibaba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital are organizing various camps throughout the year. These include free Cataract and Squint Eye Correction Surgery Camp, Blood Donation Camp, Kidney Stone Camp, free Artificial Foot and Limbs Camp and other camps. Likewise, on Saturday, 18th January 2020, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan in association with M/s.Girish Opticals, Mumbai have organized a free Eye Check Up and Spectacle distribution Camp at Shri Sainath Hospital, Shirdi. In this camp, Shri.Prakash Gangwani along with his Co Workers from M/s.Girish Opticals, Mumbai, will be conducting free Eye Check Up Camp and 500 free spectacles will be distributed to needy patients. Also, Medical Officers Dr.Manish Agarwal, Dr.Ajith Patil, Dr.Anagha Vikhe and Dr.Prajakta Kharche from Shri Sainath Hospital will be participating in this Camp.

In order to participate in this Camp, patients must register their names at Shri Sainath Hospital. Also, for any additional information, patients can contact enquiry department on telephone number 02423-258555. Patients should carry copy of Ration Card, Aadhar Card and Passport size photograph along with them in order to avail treatment at this camp. Shri.Mugalikar invited more patients to take advantage of this free eye check up Camp.

Maharashtra Minister Of State Aditi Sunil Tatkare Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister of State for Industries, Mining, Tourism, Horticulture, Sports & Youth Welfare Aditi Sunil Tatkare visited Shirdi on Friday, 17th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Minister had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, she was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Mauritian Minister For Land Transport & Light Rail Shri.Alan Ganoo Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Mauritian Minister for Land Transport & Light Rail Shri.Alan Ganoo visited Shirdi on Thursday, 16th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Shri.Alan Ganoo informed media persons that 5 to 6 small temples dedicated to Shri Sai Baba have come up and also a magnificent Sai Baba Temple is coming up at Gangalek at Mauritius.

Shri.Ganoo paid visit to Shirdi to have Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi darshan. Sansthan Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar welcomed and felicitated the Minister on the occasion. Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Ravindra Thakre, Shri.G.A.Ganoo from Mauritius, Chairman of M/s.Sterling Publishers Shri.Surendra K.Ghai, Shri.Rakesh Juneja and others were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri.Ganoo said that about 60% hindus reside in Mauritius. Also, there are 5 to 6 small temples dedicated to Shri Sai Baba that attracts large number of Sai devotees. Therefore, we have decided to construct a grand temple of Shri Sai Baba at Gangalek at Mauritius and the place for construction has been finalized. Shri.Ganoo also said that it was a great pleasure to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba today in Shirdi.

Deputy Chairman Of Maharashtra Legislative Council Dr.Neelam Gorhe Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Deputy Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Dr.Neelam Gorhe visited Shirdi on Thursday, 16th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Deputy Chairman Dr.Neelam Gorhe had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, she was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Former Indian Cricketer Shri.Sachin Tendulkar Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Former Indian Cricketer Shri.Sachin Tendulkar visited Shirdi along with his family members on Monday, 13th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Cricketer Shri.Sachin Tendulkar had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Shri.Nana Patole Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Shri.Nana Patole visited Shirdi along with his family members on Sunday, 12th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Speaker Shri.Nana Patole had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Former Indian Cricketer Shri.Dilip Vengsarkar Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Former Indian Cricketer Shri.Dilip Vengsarkar visited Shirdi along with his wife on Friday, 10th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the former Cricketer Shri.Dilip Vengsarkar had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Film Actress Smt.Manisha Koirala Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Film Actress Smt.Manisha Koirala visited Shirdi along with her family members on Friday, 10th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar and Smt.Jayashri Mugalikar were also present on the occasion.

After the actress Smt.Manisha Koirala had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, she was felicitated by Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar and Smt.Jayashri Mugalikar.

Honorable Maharashtra Minister For Forest, Disaster Management, Assistance & Rehabilitation Shri.Sanjay Rathod Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Honorable Maharashtra Minister for Forest, Disaster Management, Assistance and Rehabilitation Shri.Sanjay Rathod visited Shirdi along with his family members on Monday, 6th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar was also present on the occasion.

After the Minister Shri.Sanjay Rathod had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Sansthan Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar.

Former Minister Shri.Praful Patel Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Former Central Minister Shri.Praful Patel visited Shirdi on Saturday, 4th January 2020 and had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan. Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar, Trustee Shri.Bipindada Kolhe and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the former Minister Shri.Praful Patel had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by Sansthan Chief Executive Officer Shri.Deepak Mugalikar. Trustee Shri.Bipindada Kolhe was also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Distributes 11,000 Different Tree Saplings To Sai Devotees As Part Of Tree Planting Awarness Activity - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Shri.Deepak Mugalikar informed Media Persons through a Press Release on Saturday, 4th January 2020 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan distributed around 11,000 different tree Saplings to Sai Devotees who visited Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba with a view to support the Government's ambitious project of planting 33 crore trees as part of National Festival of Tree Planting (Van Mahotsav) and to bring awarness about tree planting and environment protection.

Shri.Mugalikar said that in order to support the Government's ambitious project of planting 33 crore trees as part of National Festival of Tree Planting (Van Mahotsav), to bring awarness about tree planting and environment protection and with a view to provide shade and happy environment to Sai devotees, Sansthan has planted 1000 trees in Sansthan premises and surroundings. This tree plantation will help in reducing pollution and in balancing the environment. At a function held on 26th July 2019, Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware freely distributed 1000 neem tree saplings to Sai devotees. Likewise, at a function held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, 17th September 2019, Sansthan Trustee Shri.Bipindada Kolhe freely distributed 1500 neem tree saplings to Sai devotees.

As part of this initiative, from 7th October 2019 onwards Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi is regularly distributing tree saplings of various trees in the form of Prasad to Sai devotes in front of Gate No.5 near Lendi Baugh so that devotees can take along with them and plant them in their respective homes. In order to inform Sai devotees about this intitiative of Sansthan, notice boards in different languages have been put at different places inside Sansthan premises. With a view to promote and spread the initiative, Sai devotees from different States have been allotted the Seva of free tree saplings distribution for the benefit of Sai devotees. A variety of Tree saplings like Ashoka, Rosewood, Hibiscus, Tamarind, Malbar, Neem etc. have been included in this free tree saplings distribution program.

Shri.Mugalikar said that till now Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has distributed around 11,000 different tree Saplings to Sai Devotees as part of this free tree saplings distribution programme. Shri.Mugalikar concluded by saying that this free tree saplings distribution programme would be implemented on a continuous basis in future as well.

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