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September 2018 Vol 10 / Issue 9

Dear Sai Bandhus,

Dear Sai bandhus,
Sai Samartha is our Lord Vinaayaka , the creator of obstacles (Vighna kartaa) in the path of his devotees to test their mettle and at the same time, he alone is the destroyer of all the obstacles (Vighna hartaa). Only duty of ours is to hold on to him tightly in this worldly journey filled with successes and pitfalls. Let us not swing between the dualities of extreme  happiness or sorrow when we encounter bouquets or brickbats, but always remember in mind that every step, every incident happening in our life is but the karma phala bestowed by the Supreme judge Lord Sai Krishna Paramaathma not to put us down but in reality propel us more and more towards the highest goal of our lives.

Let us all unconditionally surrender ourselves at his feet and follow the path that he takes us, for who else in this world knows what’s best for us other than HIM.

--Om Sri Sainaathaya Namah  --

By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan

In this issue:

• Editorial
• Sahasranama Bhashya
• News
• Archives



 

Sri Sai Sahasranama Bhashya

204) OM SRI SAI EKAVAAKKAYA MAANASAAYA NAMAH

[Meaning: - Salutations to Lord Sai Maharaj who is same in thought, word and action]

The most important corner-stone forming a wholesome personality of a adhyaatmika saadhaka is being congruent by mind (manas), speech (Vaak) and action (kaarya). One can one become redeemed from this samsara chakra if he is in alignment in all these aspects. Attaining this state of equity is, though appears easy, in realty is the toughest of the tough.

Our Upanishads say –“ Manah eva manushyaanaam kaaranam bandha mokshayoh…” [i.e. Mind itself is chiefly responsible for anyone either to get bound by the fetters of illusion or get redeemed from the same]. If our is to attain Moksha then we have to guide our mind in such a way that it generates only thoughts that take us towards the progressive path of self-realization, once conditioned, the mind automatically propels the indriyaas or senses [both the karmendriyaas and jnaanendriyaas of which speech (vaak) being one of the chief indriyaas] to perform noble deeds [kaaryaas] with this body [kaaya]. Once the mind aligns this body to perform noble deeds, automatically all the indriyaas will work with the highest virtue of satva bhaava to complete the loop.

When the indriyaas, propelled by mind (which includes speech, smell, taste, vision, auditory perception etc;) continuously involves in making the body perform the right actions, gradually all the indriyaas sublimate into the mind and finally the mind sublimates into its source (i.e. Manolaya), when manolaya occurs, the person becomes a sthitaprajnaa and attains Brahmatva (atmasaakshaatkaara).

Salutations to Lord Sai, the unalloyed Brahman himself who demonstrated this congruency to all his devotees by perfectly aligning his mind, speech and action in one state.

{Kindly note devotees: - Here the explanantion for mano vaak kaaya aikyata of Sai Samartha has been dealt in terms of Sthitahprajnata. In subsequent naamavalis, the same mano vaak kaaya aikyata will be explained in terms of Bhakta paraadheena bhaava}.

 

----Jai Sree Sadguru Sai Samartha----

 By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan

News

 

1. Agriculture, Relief & Rehabilitation and Public Works Minister Shri.Chandrakant Bacchu (Dada) Patil Guides Zero Budget Natural (Spiritual) Agriculture Farming Training Camp Participants - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Shri.Chandrakant Bacchu (Data) Patil, Agriculture, Relief & Rehabilitation, and Public Works Minister said that natural farming is an important alternative to achieve the overall development of agriculture sector. He claimed that to resolve the ever increasing difficulties and cost that is faced by farmers, Zero Budget Natural Farming and poison free farming are important options.

Shri.Patil spoke during his visit to Shirdi on Thursday, 30th August 2018. The Minister spoke about this topic at length at the Zero Budget Natural Farming and poison free farming training camp organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi). Chairman of SSST, Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Padma Shri Shri.Subash Palekar, Chief Executive officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy District Collectors - Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri. Babasaheb Ghorpade and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Shri.Chandrakant Patil, said that Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware informed himm about this camp and requested him to be present for the event. He said that on Thursday morning he along with Dr.Suresh Haware and Padma Shri Shri.Subash Palekar discussed for over half an hour on this zero budget natural farming and understood it. He also said that he could see the eagerness of Padma Shri Palekarji on this subject.

Agriculture is the central point of development. Yet today it is eclipsed with various problems. The government authorities are responsibility bound to provide solutions to these difficulties. It is essential requirement to create many employment opportunities within the farming sector. The state government is responsible for this. In different parts of the country, various farmers are trying new measures. This is a matter of pride from the point of view of the state as well as the country. The authorities and staff of the agricultural department should sharply focus on smartly acquiring information about various programs related to farming and on how to provide benefits to the farmers. It is of extreme importance to grow the eminence of agricultural sector. For this purpose, the authorities need to be imparted with different types of training - for which the state government is responsible. 

It is extremely important at this juncture that the youth develops interest and that they turn towards farming sector for employment opportunities. Today, after spending heavily on various chemical fertilisers and farm related medicines - the texture of the land is getting spoilt. He said that's why Natural farming is a great alternative, where one can spend minimum but obtain maximum produce and at the same time retain the fertile texture of land. Padma Shri Shri.Palekar is working as an advisor in this field for 5 states. With the spread of zero budget farming facility, the farmers will become free from the burden related to loans. This zero budget farming shall be discussed in detail with the state's chief minister. The government has provided various hopeful plans in the past 4 years of which various farmers have reaped benefits. He said he will empathise with the troubles of the farmers as he himself is a farmer. Today some districts of Maharashtra are facing problems related to scarcity. Thus the state government has ordered to test the crops of these areas thereby being responsible to provide an overall growth to the farmers.

Shri. Madhavrao Deshmukh, Shri.Valmikarao Kaatkaade and other dignitaries were also present at the event.

The Minister along with his wife had darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi. Chairman of SSST, Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Minister had darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi, he was felicitated by Chairman of SSST Dr.Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam was also present on the occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Smt.Meenakshi Iyer, Bangalore).

2. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Purchases 17 New Buses For The Benefit Of Sai Devotees - Shri.Koushik Ghosh Choudhary, Jamshedpur.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan procured 17 new Buses for the benefit of Sai Devotees. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware and Smt.Nalini Haware offered ritualistic pooja to the Buses at a function held in Shirdi on Thursday, 30th August 2018. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

3. Zero Budget Natural (Spiritual) Agriculture Farming Training Camp Inaugurated - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Dr.Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog said that Padma Shri Award winner Shri.Subhashji Palekar is successful in creating awareness amongst farmers across the country through the Zero Budget Natural Farming Training Camps and there is a need for second green revolution in Agriculture. Dr.Rajiv Kumar expressed that this revolution in agriculture is possible through Zero Budget Natural Farming.

The Zero Budget Natural (Spiritual) Agriculture Farming Training Program organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan as part of the Centenary Celebration of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi was inaugurated by Dr.Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog at a function held on Tuesday, 28th August 2018 in Shirdi. Chairman of SSST, Dr.Suresh Haware presided over the program. The guidance and explanation of the training program was given by Padma Shri Dr.Subhashji Palekar, Agriculture Advisor from Andhra Pradesh Shri.T.Vijaykumar, Member of Legislative Assembly Smt.Snehalatatai Kolhe, Sansthan Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Trustee & President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Smt.Nalini Haware, Deputy Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade. Farmers were present in large numbers on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Dr.Rajiv Kumar said that the country badly needs another green revolution. But, when the question of how to do it, Zero Budget Farming is the only powerful option available with us. This subject is related to environment. There is a need to make changes to traditional method of farming. Honorable Prime Minister of our Country Shri.Narendra Modi’s aim is to double the yield of farmers. This aim can be achieved only through Dr.Subhashji Palekar’s Zero Budget Natural Farming. Farmers from many States have already started Zero Budget Natural Farming and this revolution in Agriculture has been started in Shirdi. Today,  the use of Chemical Fertilizers has not only resulted in large scale damage to Agriculture in Punjab but also human being’s life is at risk. Due to consumption of poisonous food, the percentage of cancer amongst humans is increasing in enormous proportions. Every year three to four Crore devotees flock to Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba. Dr.Shukla urged Sansthan to distribute small brochures giving information about Zero Budget Natural Farming to devotees.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Subhashji Palekar said that the use of Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides in traditional farming is on the decline. The number of hazardous diseases like Cancer, Diabetes is increasing. Agricultural Scientists of our Country are not properly guided in this regard. Through this Zero Budget Natural Farming, we have created awareness amongst the farmers of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Meghalaya and thereby created people’s movement in Natural Agriculture Farming. About 5 lakh farmers from Andhra Pradesh have participated in the movement and in the next 3 years entire State will be into Zero Budget Natural Farming. Towards achieving this objective, the State Government has also participated in the movement. This movement is regularly discussed during meetings of NITI Aayog. There is no need for Debt Waiver and Debt relief. Zero Budget Farming will help in reducing production cost and doubling of yield. If one does not take Debt, then the question of repaying of loan does not arise. Zero Budget Farming is the only option available to prevent suicide amongst farmers.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware said that in this Training Camp organized as part of Centenary Celebration of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi, the number of youth present amongst the farmers from Maharashtra State is noteworthy. The life of Farmers is extremely laborious. Through the medium of Zero Budget Natural Farming, Dr.Subhashji Palekar has started a historic work. Through Natural Farming, the cost of Agriculture will be reduced and there is no scope for loss. In order to achieve the objective, this movement needs to be encouraged. Hence, going forward, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan will be organizing Zero Budget Natural Farming Training Camp every year. Revenue, Agriculture & Construction Minister Shri.Chandrakant Dada Patil will be visiting this camp tomorrow i.e., on 29th August 2018 and surely we will get benefit from State Government through this visit.  More than expected number of farmers has attended this training camp. About 5,500 farmers have participated in the camp. All the facilities for the Trainees of the camp have been provided by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Agriculture Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri.T.Vijay Kumar, Member of Legislative Assembly Smt.Snehalatatai Kolhe, Smt.Vinita Kathakade and others spoke on the occasion. Shri.Madhava Rao Deshmukh made the introductory speech while Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam did the vote of thanks. This program was attended by Chairman of Kopargaon Sugar Factory Shri.Ashutosh Kale, Shri.Ashok Rohamare, Shri.Valmik Rao Kathkade and other dignitaries.

4. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Organize Zero Budget Natural and Spiritual Agriculture Farming Training Camp - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a  press release  on Friday, 24th  August 2018 that as part of the Centenary Celebration of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi,  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) is  organizing a 6 day Training Camp on  “Zero Budget Natural and Spiritual as well as poison free Agriculture Farming” from Tuesday,  28th August  2018 to Sunday, 2nd September 2018 at Samadhi Shatabdi Mantap inside Sai Ashram premises.  

Smt.Agarwal said that 100 years of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi is being completed on 18th October 2018. Hence,  Shri  Sai Baba Sansthan is observing the Centenary celebrations of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi from 1st October 2018 to 18th October 2018. During this period, a five point program consisting of  various Religious, Cultural, Social, Educational and Paduka Darshan Festival have been organized throughout the year. As a part of the Shatabdi Festival, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) is  organizing a 6 day Training Camp for Indian Farmers on   “Zero Budget Natural and Spiritual as well as poison free Agriculture Farming” from Tuesday,  28th August  2018  to Sunday, 2nd September 2018 at Samadhi Shatabdi Mantap inside Sai Ashram premises. For more information about this Training Camp feel free to contact Program Representatives Shri.Valmik Kathkade on Mobile No: 98509 95590, Shri.Dilip Raskar on Mobile No:97305 68385, Shri.Yogesh Jamdar on Mobile No: 98341 03902 and Adv.Rahul Rohamare on Mobile No:97639 15151.

For the success of this Training Camp, under the able guidance of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and  All trustees, Deputy Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Anand Boite, all Administrative Officers, Department Heads and All staff members and Shirdi villagers have put in lot of efforts.

5. Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly Shri.Haribhau Bagade Visit Shirdi -Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly Shri.Haribhau Bagade visited Shirdi on Thursday, 23rd August 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, President of Jilla Parishad Smt.Shalinitai Vikhe Patil, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Speaker had Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated jointly by Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure. President of Jilla Parishad Smt.Shalinitai Vikhe Patil, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

6. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Offers Rs.75 Lakhs For Yogiraj Gangagiri Maharaj's 171st Akhanda Harinaam Saptaha - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan offered Rs.75 Lakhs for Yogiraj Gangagiri Maharaj's 171st Akhanda Harinaam Saptaha. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustees Shri.Bipindada Kolhe, Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Trustee & President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil and Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade jointly handed over the Cheque for Rs.75 Lakhs to Saint Ramagiri Maharaj of Saralbet at a function held on Thursday, 23rd August 2018 in Shirdi.

7. RSS Chief Dr.Mohan Bhagawat Visit Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sara Sanchalak Dr.Mohan Bhagawat visited Shirdi on Thursday, 23rd August 2018 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

He performed Pooja to the Holy Padukas and offered Aarti to Shri Sai Baba. Later, he visited the Dwarakamai and Blood Donation Centre as well. He also had a detailed discussion with the trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. He expressed satisfaction about the work carried out by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

After he had darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Dr.Mohan Bhagawat was honoured jointly by Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware and Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam.

8. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Contribute Rs.5 Crores To Flood Affect Population of Kerala - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

On behalf of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Shirdi, a decision has been taken to release funds to the tune of Rs.5 Cores to the flood affected population of Kerala. After receiving approval from the Law and Judiciary Department a Cheque for the amount will be handed over to Maharashtra State Chief Minister Shri.Devendra Fadanavis. This information was given by Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware through a Press Release on Thursday, 23rd August 2018.  

This meeting of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Shirdi was attended by Sansthan Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Adv. Shri.Mohan jaykar, Shri.Bipindada Kolhe, Trustee and Chairman of Shirdi Municipal Council Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade and others.  

Dr.Haware said that a severe flood condition has been created with huge rainfall at Kerala disrupting the life of people. The condition is quite serious and lakhs of people have become shelter less. Many villages have also been devastated. This is a natural calamity and we should consider it as a national duty and respond to it with humanitarian sentiments. With the same objective the Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi has taken this decision on behalf of Shirdi residents to donate funds to the tune of Rs.5 Crores for the flood affected people of Kerala. The cheque for this amount will be handed over to the State Chief Minister Shri.Devendra Fadanavis by taking the approval of Law and Judiciary Department.

9. Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware To Address Mumbai Marathi Journalist Association –Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Secretary of Mumbai Marathi Journalist Association Shri.Sandeep Chouhan informed Media Persons that Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and Senior Nuclear Scientist Dr.Suresh Haware will be addressing Journalists of The Mumbai Marathi Journalist Association at 4:00 pm on Friday, 24th August 2018 at Patrakar Bhawan, Azad Maidan, Mumbai.

Shri.Chouhan said that Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and Senior Nuclear Scientist Dr.Suresh Haware has been instrumental in bringing many good changes to Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan.  He has given priority to implementing many good programs by linking Devotion to Science. The Mumbai Marathi Journalist Association has organized a conversation program with Dr.Suresh Haware on the subject of Giving New Dimension to Temple Management. This conversation program of Dr.Suresh Haware has been organized by Mumbai Marathi Journalist Association. Shri.Chouhan invited all Journalists and interested people to attend the program which is to be held at 4:00 pm at Patrakar Bhawan, Azad Maidan, Mumbai.

10. CT Scan & MRI machines At Shri Sai Baba Hospital To Be Temporarily Shut Down – Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed Media Persons through a Press Release dated Friday, 17th August 2018 that as new 128 slice CT Scan and 3T MRI Machines have been procured by Sansthan towards modernization  of Shri Sai Baba Hospital, the existing old machines will be replaced with the new ones. Hence, the CT Scan Machine will be temporarily shut down from 20th August 2018 to 25th October 2018 while the MRI Machine will be temporarily shut down from 20th August 2018 to 10th December 2018.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that new new 128 slice CT Scan and 3T MRI Machines have been procured by Sansthan towards modernization of Shri Sai Baba Hospital. Hence, towards installation of new machines, CT Scan Machine will have to be temporarily shut down from 20th August 2018 to 25th October 2018 while the MRI Machine will have to be temporarily shut down from 20th August 2018 to 10th December 2018. During this period, no CT Scan and MRI services will be available. However, other activities of Radiology Department will continue to function as usual.

Hence, Smt.Rubal Agarwal requested patients who are regularly availing radiology services at  Shri Sai Baba Hospital to make note of the above temporary  closure periods of both CT Scan as well as MRI Machines and solicited their cooperation in this regard.

11. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Independence Day – Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

On the occasion of Independence Day on Wednesday, 15th August 2018, Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Smt.Rubal Agarwal hoisted the National Tri Color.

Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Deputy District Collectors Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Anand Boite, All Administrative Officers, Staff Members, All teachers and students of Sansthan run Educational Institutions were also present on the occasion.

Attractive Parade by Sansthan’s Security Department, Fire and Safety, Security Agencies and Students of Educational Institutions caught everyone’s eye.  Later Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and other dignitaries gave away Shri.D.M.Suktankar March 2018 Award to first three 10th standard toppers from all Secondary Schools in Shirdi Town. The dignitaries presented K.Lahanubhai Amrutrao Gondkar Award to 9 meritorious students of Sansthan run educational institutions  who secured first three top ranking at the 12th standard exams. The dignitaries also presented Pre-Secondary Scholarships (E.5V and E.8V) to students of Shri Sai Baba English Medium School.

On the occasion of Independence Day on 15th August 2018, philanthropic Sai devotee from Surat Shri.Arpit Soni donated Fire Bike (Two Wheeler) worth about Rs.8 Lakhs to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. Shri. Arpit handed over the keys of the Fire Bike to Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure and other dignitaries. This Fire Bike has been manufactured by Shri.Soni using his own technology.  Using this Fire Bike, one can easily reach crowded as well as narrow places during Fire Emergencies.

Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure and other dignitaries spoke on the occasion.  The program was organized by Prof.Rajendra Kohakade, Prof.Vasant Vani, Prof.Vikas Patil and Prof.Smt.Vaishali Deshmukh.

12. Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan Start Off On An Auspicious Note In Shirdi -  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan organized jointly by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), Natya Rasik Sanch (Shirdi)  and Shirdi Villagers from Thursday, 16th August 2018 to Thursday, 23rd August 2018 started off  today  on a very auspicious note.

Around 9000 Female Sai Devotees, 3500 Male Sai Devotees with overall 12,500 Sai Devotees participated in today's Group Mahaparayan.

Today morning Holy Sai Satcharitra Pothi and Baba’s photograph were taken out from Samadhi Mandir to Parayana Place in a procession via Dwarakamai. In this Procession Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and   Deputy District Collector Shri.Dhanajay Nikam carried Shri Sai Baba’s Idol,  Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal  held the Kalash, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure held the Veena, Trusteee and Shirdi Municipality President Smt.Yogitatai Shelke held the holy Shri Sai Satcharitra Pothi and participated in the procession. Smt.Nalini Haware, Smt.Saraswati Wakchure, local villagers and Sai devotees also participated in large numbers in this procession.

Once the procession reached Parayan Mantap, all the dignitaries performed Kalash Pooja and Pooja to the Holy Sai Satcharitra Pothi and officially commenced the Sai Satcharita Mahaparayan.  From morning 7:00 am to 11:30 am eight Chapters of Holy Shri Sai Satcharitra were read.  Likewise, everyday eight chapters will be read. From evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Shri Rama Mahila Bhajan Mandali from Goa gave Light Music and Devotional Songs performance and from Evening 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya by Shri.Raviraj Naseri from Mumbai was held at the specially erected Parayan Mantap stage adjacent to Shri Sai Prasadalaya.

For the success of this Group Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan Programme, under the able guidance of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and  All trustees, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.Anand Boite, all Administrative Officers, Department Heads and All staff members and Shirdi villagers have put in lot of efforts.

13. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Organize Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan –Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a  press release  on Monday, 13th  August 2018 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) & Shirdi Villagers are jointly organizing Group Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan Ceremony from Thursday, 16th  August 2018 to  Thursday,  23rd August  2018 at the field adjacent to  Shri Sai Prasadalaya.

Smt.Rubal  Agarwal said that  100 years of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi is being completed on 18th October 2018. Hence,  Shri  Sai Baba Sansthan is observing the Centenary celebrations of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi from 1st October 2018 to 18th October 2018. During this period, various Religious, Cultural, Social and Educational programs have been organized. Smt.Agarwal said that like every year this year also Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) & Shirdi Villagers are jointly holding the Group Shri Sai Satcharitra Maha Parayan during the holy month of Shravana. This year marks 24 years of Maha Parayan celebration. This year being centenary year,  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan desires to hold Maha Parayan Celebration in a very grand manner. Accordingly,  from Thursday, 16th  August 2018 to  Thursday,  23rd August  2018,  every day between 7:00 am to 11:00 am Shri Sai Satcharitra Maha Parayan has been organized at the field adjacent to Shri Sai Prasadalaya.

During Maha Parayan, everyday various religious and cultural programs have been organized. Accordingly on Thursday, 16th August 2018, morning 6:00 am, Shri Sai Satcharitra Pothi and Baba’s Photograph will be taken out from Samadhi Mandir to Parayana place in a procession via Dwarakamai. Before the commencement of Satcharitra Parayana  Pooja will be performed to Holy Sai Satcharitra Pothi and Kalash. Evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Shri Rama Mahila Bhajan Mandali from Goa will be giving  Light Music and Devotional Songs performance. Evening 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya by Shri.Raviraj Naseri from Mumbai will be held.  On Friday, 17th August 2018 from Evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Cultural program by the students of Primary School, Shirdi will be held. From 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Shirdi Local Women Association will be performing Traditional Haldi – Kumkum (Turmeric & Kumkum ) program and from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Shri.Prasad Kambli from Mumbai will be performing Devbabali Musical Drama.  On Saturday, 18th August 2018 from evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Kudaleshwar Mitramandal, Kudal will be performing “Dashavatar” Drama and from  7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Sai Bhajan Sandhya by Shri.Manhar Udhas from Mumbai will be held.

On Sunday, 19th August 2018, from Evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Swad Ninad Orchestra of Shri.Vasantrao Ajgaonkar, Mumbai will be performing “Naada Vittala Vittala” Bhajan program. From 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Nakshatra Orchestra, Mumbai will be performing Maharashtra Festival program.  On Monday, 20th August 2018, from Evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Shri.Sharad Upadhyaya from Mumbai will be performing Rashi Chakra Program and from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Shri.Pramod Pawar from Pratap Phad, Mumbai will be performing Ananya Drama program.  On Tuesday, 21st August 2018, from evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sai Satcharitra Katha Musical program by Shri.Narendra Nashirkar, Nagpur will be held.  From 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Kalapini Komakili (renowned Kumar Gandharva Musical Academy) from Devas will be giving Bhajan and Abhang program.  On Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, from evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Bhajan Sandhya program by Shri.Harish Gwala from Mumbai will be held. From 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Shri.Sunil Sargam and Shri.Rahul Gupta from Delhi will be performing Shri Krishna Rasa Leela and Shankar Bhagawan Thandav Dance program. On Thursday, 23rd August 2018, from morning 8:00 am to 9:00 am, 53rd chapter reading by devotees and conclusion of Shri Sai Satcharitra  Mahaparayan will be held.  Smt.Rubal Agarwal requested maximum number of Sai devotees to take advantage of all the programs.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has arranged 50 halls at Sai Ashram-2 for the devotees who are coming from outstation and another 50 halls on free of cost basis for the entire week with accommodation capacity of 2000 devotees each.  32 halls have also been arranged for accommodating Sai Sevaks. In addition to this, Temporary Tents have with  an area of 45,000 Square Foot and with an accommodation capacity of 2000 devotees has been erected at Sai Dharmashala. Similarly, Tensile fabric Sheds which can provide temporary accommodation to 1000 devotees has been erected at Sai Ashram-1 premises while paid accommodation facility has also been made for devotees who are participating in Maha Parayan at the same Sai Ashram-1 premises.

For the success of this Group Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan Programme, under the able guidance of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and  All trustees, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri.An and Boite, all Administrative Officers, Department Heads and All staff members and Shirdi villagers have put in lot of efforts.

14. Delhi Sai Devotee Offers Gold Necklace Weighing 1500 Grams Worth Rs.41,94,000/- To Shri Sai Baba - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

A Sai Devotee from Delhi offered Gold Necklace weighing 1500 Grams worth Rs.41,94,000/- (Rupees Forty One Lakh Ninty Four Thousand only) at the Lotus feet of Shri Sai Baba on Monday, 6th August 2018.

The Philanthropic donor presented the Gold Necklace to the Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal. Deputy District Collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Temple Department Chief Shri.Rajendra Jagtap and others were also present on the occasion.

15. Ninth Mini National Fencing Championship Medals Awarded - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

On the occasion of birth anniversary of Indian Olympic Association General Secretary Shri.Rajiv Mehta, All India Fencing Federation, Maharashtra in association with Ahmednagar District Fencing Association had organized Ninth Mini National Fencing Championship from 4th August 2018 to 6th August 2018 at Silver Oak Laws, Shirdi.

In the matches held on 5th August 2018 in Girls section, Manipur, Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi were selected while in Boys section, Manipur, Maharashtra, Telangana, Punjab were selected to play Semi Finals. The final match was played on 6th August 2018.

In the individual Girls Foil Fencing Competition, Jasmin Kaur from Punjab bagged the Gold Medal, H.Bala from Manipur bagged the Silver Medal while Khyati from Punjab and M. Preeti from Tamil Nadu bagged bronze medal respectively.

In the individual Girls Sabre Fencing Competition, Radha from Delhi bagged the Gold Medal, Kushbhoo from Haryana bagged the Silver Medal while Akshata from Maharashtra and B.Shashi from Tamil Nadu bagged bronze medal respectively.

Medal winners were honoured by the President of Sant Janardhan Swami Ashram Shri.Mohanrao Chavan, State Fencing President Shri.Prakash Katole, Secretary Shri.Uday Dongre, Shri.Seshanarayan Rode, Shri.Pandurang Ranamal, Shri.Rahul Waghmare, Professors Shri.Vishal Pawar, and Shri.Rajendra Gondkar, Shri.Jayant Joshi, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Vijay Vahadane, Shri.Sunil Kangle, Shri. Dharam Bagrecha and other dignitaries. The programme was compered by Shri.Swapnil Patil while Shri.Shivprasad Ghodke did vote of thanks.

Shri.Bhushan Jadhav, Shri.Sanjay Bhoomkar, Shri.Sharad Thakur, Shri.A.Roshan, Shri.Bharat Thakur, Shri.Swami, Shri.Swapnil Thangde, Shri.Sagar Magare and Shri.Ajay Tribhuvan officiated as Judges in this competition.

The Tournament concluded at 11 am on 6th August 2018 in presence of Indian Olympic Association General Secretary Shri.Rajiv Mehta as per the information provided by Treasurer of Indian Fencing Association Shri.Ashok Dudhare and Mini National Fencing Championship organizer Shri.Dilip Ghodke.


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