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When you see with your inner eye. Then you realize that you are God and not different from Him.
October 2017 Vol 9 / Issue 10

Dear Sai Bandhus,

It’s been 99 years post the Mahasamadhi of Lord Sai Baba and the next years’ Vijayadashami (in 2018) would mark the completion of 100 years of the divine incarnation. Once again let us firmly bear in our minds that, in case of great souls,  samadhi or punyatithi doesn’t mean the death anniversary alone, but casting off the mortal frame which is limited and entering into the state of super-consciousness (Sarvavyapaka Chaitanya). If this is so the case of realized souls then what to speak of LORD SAI SAMARTHA who is “The Source of Realization” [Sakshaatkaara Kaarana], “The Bestower of Realization” [Saakshaatkaara Pradaayaka], “The Veritable Manifest Realization” [Svayam tu Saakshaatkaara Pratyaksheekarana]. Sai Baba is none but the “Anaadimath Parabrahma” who is without a beginning, a middle nor an end. He is that “Non-Dual Supreme Self” [Ekamevaadviteeya] who existed before the entire creation came into existence and has been the source of the latter; HE is that thatva that is existing and will continue to exist even after the final dissolution of the Universe. It only out of compassion for the deena, heena, jada and madamathi, does that divine Unmanifest , dons a garb and enters into the portals of his creation, draws up all the fallen ones , redeems the difficulties of the suffering, dispels the darkness of the ignorant and liberates the seekers.

It is our fortune that the Eternal Principle of this Universe manifested as our Guiding principle- SADGURU SAINATH. So, let us all observe the mahasamadhi of Lord Sai not just a mere anniversary but, the most hallowed day when “ the Manifest ended its physical frame declaring that it is not just the six feet tall frame that tread the soil of Shirdi but the Universal, eternal. All-pervasive, omniscient Supreme Principle”.

Salutations to such a SACCHIDANANDA GHANA SADGURU SAI SAMARTHA.

-- Om Sri Sainaathaya Namah  --

 

By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan

In this issue:

• Editorial
• Sahasranama Bhashya
• News
• Archives



 

Sri Sai Sahasranama Bhashya

196) OM SRI SAI URDHVAMOOLAM ADHAH SHAAKHAM ASHVATTAM BHASMA SAATKARAAYA NAMAH

[Meaning: - Salutations to Lord Sainath who alone can cut asunder the Peepal tree of the samsara]

The Veda and Upanishad explains that this entire creation with all its complexities is a Peepal tree (Ashwattha Vruksha) which is in an inverted manner; i.e. the roots facing upwards and the trunk, branches and the leaves spread out and facing downwards. Let us first start looking at the nature of this tree. Lot a mention has been made on this Urdhva moola ashwattha vruksha in scriptures like Rigveda, Kathopanishad, Shwethashwetara and many more great works. The fifteen chapter of the Glorious Bhagavad Gita [the chapter 15 is called as Purushotthama Yoga] begins with the Lord explaining the complex formation of this Peepal tree to Arjuna. The Lord says-

“Urdhva Moolam Adah Shaakham Ashvattam Praahuravyayam |
 Chandaamsi Yasya Parnaaani Ystam Veda Sa Vedavit ||”

[Oh Arjuna! The tree of this creation is in an inverted manner with its roots (moola) facing upwards (Urdhva) and the branches facing downwards, the twigs and the leaves that spring forth from these branches is essentially the knowledge of the Vedas and one who has realized this alone would become an embodiment of Vedas]

Lord Krishna further proceeds to explain about the tree in a more detailed manner-

“Adhascha Urdhvam Prasrutaah tasya Shaakhaah
Gunah Pravruddhaah Vishya Pravaalaah |
Adhascha Moolaanyanusantataani
Karmaanubandheeni Manushya Loke ||”

[The branches of this Peepal tree extend in both the downward and upward directions, constantly nurtured and nourished by the three modes of material nature (Satva, Rajas and tamas). Further, the twigs from the branches are the objects of the senses (born out of Vishaya Vaasana). Further the prop-roots arising from these twigs also go down, and these are bound to the fruitive actions of human society.]

196th naamavali to continue…….

 

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

 By Dr. P.V. Sivacharan

News

1. Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir Closed For Darshan Between 9 AM - 11 AM on Sunday, 1st October 2017 - 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 on Saturday, 30th September 2017 that Honourable President  of India Shri.Ram Nath Kovind will be inaugurating Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations & Hoisting flag on Sunday, 1st of October 2017. Hence Darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi will be closed between 9 am to 11 am on Sunday, 1st October 2017 for security reasons. 

Smt.Agarwal said Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations will be celebrated from Sunday, 1st October 2017 to Thursday, 18th October 2018 with the help and support of Shirdi Villagers and Sai Devotees. Honourable President  of India Shri.Ram Nath Kovind will be Hoisting flag & Inaugurating Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations on Sunday, 1st of October 2017. Hence Darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi will be closed between 9 am to 11 am  on Sunday, 1st October 2017 for security reasons. Smt.Rubal Agarwal has aplogized on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust for the inconvenience caused to the devotees (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

2. Honorable President To Inagurate Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations & Sai Baba International Airport in Shirdi - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media person through a Press Release on Friday, 29th September 2017 that Honorable President of India will Inagurate the year long Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations and Sai Baba International Airport on Sunday, 1st October 2017. The Itinerary of the Honorable President are as follows:

10.50 am - Arrival of Honourable President of India at Temple Premises

10.52 am - Inaugration of Flag Post at Lendibaugh (Restricted Entry only)

11.00 am - Darshan of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi, Aarti and felicitation.  

11.15 am - Inaguration of the Centenary Maha Samadhi Day Celebration at Sai Nagar Grounds (Free Entry for All)

12.05 pm - President will proceed to Sai Baba International Airport for Inaguration of Sai Baba International Airport.

3. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Shri Sai Baba's 99th Punyatithi Festival - First Day Report - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Chief Executive officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons that the first day of  Shri Sai Baba’s 99th Maha Samadhi Festival organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)  commenced on Friday, 29th September 2017 in the morning with the procession of Shri Sai Baba’s Photograph and Shri Sai Satcharitra Pothi in a grand manner. Dwarkamai Mandal from Mumbai made an attractive decoration of Sant Dasganu Maharaj  at the entrance which was a center of attraction to all Sai Devotees.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that Friday,  29th September 2017,  being the first day of the festival,  the programmes commenced with the procession of Shri Sai Baba’s Photograph and Shri Sai Satcharitra Pothi at 5.am from the Samadhi Mandir. Vice Chairman of Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam carried Veena, Trusteee Shri.Bhausaheb Wackchaure carried pothi,  Trustee Shri.Mohan Jaykar &  Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam carried Baba’s Idol in the procession. Deputy collector Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Local villagers and Sai devotees participated in large numbers in the procession.

As soon as the procession entered Dwarakamai, Shri Sai Satcharitra Paryan was started.  Smt.Saraswati Wackchaure and Trustee Shri.Mohan Jaykar read the  First, second, third and fourth chapters respectively and officially started the Akhanda Parayan.  To facilitate Akhanda Parayan, Dwarakamai was kept open the entire night on Friday, 29th September 2017.

In the morning  at 6.15 am Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam performed Pada Pooja at Samadhi Mandir.

Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and other Sansthan officials did a formal inspection of Flat Post (Dhwaja Sthamba) that has been erected at Lendi Baugh to kick start Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebration on Sunday, 1st October 2017.

At 12.30 pm Madhyana Aarti was performed. At 4.00 p.m Kirtan programme by  H.B.P.Shri.Samihan Chandrashekar Atawale from Phandarpur was performed. At 6.15 pm Dooparti was performed. Evening between 7.30 pm to 10.30 p.m Talavadya Kacheri by Pandit Vijay Ghate from Pune  was organized. At 9.15 p.m  Palanquin procession of Shri Sai Baba was taken throughout Shirdi village. After the completion of procession Shej Aarti was performed.

On Sunday, 1st of October 2017, at 7.30 am Ganesha Yagna will be perfomed at Abhishek Hall by Kanyakumari's from Upasani Baba's Ashram, Sakuri (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

4. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Organize Free Eye Camp At Shri Sainath Hospital - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agawal informed media persons at a Press Conference held on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 that due to the benevolent contribution from Mumbai Sai Devotee Shri.Prakash Gangwani, a one day free Eye Check-Up and free Spectacles distribution camp will be held on Sunday, 1st October 2017. Similarly, between Monday, 2nd October 2017 to Wednesday, 4th October 2017, free Eye Surgery Camp will be held with the co-operation of Dr.Kulin Kothari from Mumbai. This Eye Camp will be held at Shri Sainath Hospital run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Smt.Agarwal said that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) will be celebrating Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations from 1st October 2017 to 18th October 2018. Since this occasion is very special and memorable, Sansthan's Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and board of trustees have decided to conduct various Spiritual, Cultural and Social Programmes for the entire year. Throughout the year, various health camps will be held at Shri Sainath Hospital and Shri Sai Baba Hospital run by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi). Likewise, on Sunday, 1st October 2017, there will be a one day free Eye Check-up and Free Spectacles distribution camp due to the generous contribution from Shri.Prakash Gangwani, Girish Opitcals, Mumbai. Similarly, between Monday, 2nd October 2017 to Wednesday, 4th October 2017, free Eye Surgery Camp mainly catering to Cataract Surgery, Glucoma Check-up, Strabismus Surgery with the co-operation from Dr.Kulin Kothari from Vision Foundation, Mumbai has been organized. This camp is being sponsored by Sai Devotee Shri.Prabhakar Murumkar from Hyderabad with his generous contribution.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested needy patients to take maximum advantage of this free camp. All the needy patients are hereby requested to register their names in Eye Section of Shri Sainath Hospital (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

5. Shri Sai Baba's 99th Punyatithi Festival at Shirdi by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan - 2nd Press Release - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal Informed media persons at a Press Conference held on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 that the preparations for the 99th Maha Samadhi Day Celebrationof Shri Sai Baba which will be held between Friday, 29th September 2017 and Monday, 2nd October 2017 by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) has been completed.

Friday, 29th September 2017 being first day of the festival, Procession of Shri Sai Baba's Palanquin will be taken throughout Shirdi Town at 9:15 pm. Shej Aarti will be performed at 10:30 pm. Saturday, 30th September 2017 will be the main day of the festival. The main day will begin with Kakad Aarti at 4:30 am. This day being main day of the festival, Samadhi Mandir will remain open throughout the night for darshan.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that Lakhs of devotees from different parts of the World will throng Shirdi on this day for taking Baba's blessings. With a view to provide good faclities to the devotees in the temple complex and surrounding places, Sansthan has put up tent (mantap) of 75,000 square feet at various places including Sansthan premises, in front of Chavadi, Near Maruti Mandir, Near Shamsundar Hall, Sai Garden premises, Mobile Locker facility area, Old Pimpalwadi Road, Darshan Queue and Footpath, New Prasadalay etc. Considering the onset of rains, at all these places, Plastic Sheets have been put on these tents. There will be attractive flower decoration inside Samadhi Mandir, Dwarakamai, Chavadi and Gurusthan with the generous contribution from Smt.Vijaya Naidu. There will be attractive lighting decoration and Grand Entrance arrangements made by Dwarakamai Mandal from Mumbai.

Shri.A.N.Reddy from Hyderabad has generously contributed for installing Dhwaja Stambha (Flat Post) to commemmorate Centenrary Celebration of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi and Shri.Prabhakar Murumkar also from Hyderabad has contributed towards inaguration ceremony of Dhwaja Stambha on Sunday, 1st October 2017 at Lendi Baugh. Shri.Vikas Anshubhai Aher from Surat has contributed towards Stage Arrangements to conduct various Culcutural / Religious Programmes for the entire year to commemorate Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary year. Shri.Nitin Uttamrao Kote and others, Shri.Kailas Govindrao Kote and others, Shri.Ajit Jhumbarlala Kumkulol and others, Shri.Kamalakar Ganapatrao Kote and others, Dr.Eknath Bhagchand Gondkar and Smt.Shobha Eknath Gondkar, Shri.Vijaykumar Mohan Barley and Shri.R.Mohan Rao have given their vacant land in Shirdi free of cost for the purpose of vehicle parking for the devotees who are coming to Shirdi for Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations. Dr.Suresh Haware and Management Committee Members have thanked all the donors for their contribution.

On this auspicious occasion, various culturual and religiious programmes have been organized. On the first day on 29th September 2017 at 4:00 pm Kirtan programme by H.B.P.Shri.Samihan Chandrashekar Atawale from Phandarpur, Evening between 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Talavadya Kacheri by Pandit Vijay Ghate from Pune have been organized. On the 2nd and main day of the festival on 30th September 2017, at 10:00 am Kirtan Programme by H.B.P.Shri.Samihan Chandrashekar Atawale from Phandarpur and in the evening between 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya programme by Dr.Amruta, Shri.Vijay Warrier from Bangalore have been organized. On the third day of the festival on 1st October 2017 at 4:00 pm Kirtan Programme by H.B.P.Shri.Samihan Chandrashekar Atawale from Phandarpur and the pooja of the newly erected Stage near Hanuman Temple for Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations will be held. Between 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya Programme by popular Sai Bhanan Singer Shri.Suresh Wadkar from Mumbai will be held. On the last day of the festival on 2nd October 2017 at 10:00 am Gopal Kala Keertan Programme by H.B.P.Shri.Samihan Chandrashekar Atawale from Phandarpur and between 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya Programme by Shri.Jagadish Patil from Mumbai will be held. The Keertan Programmes and Invited Artists Programmes will be held on the Samadhi Mandir Stage on 29th and 30th September 2017 and at Specially erected "Shri Sai Mandir Samadhi Centenary Celebration" stage near Hanuman Mandir on 1st and 2nd October 2017 respectively.

There will be free Prasad Bhojan at Sai Prasadalaya on all the days of the festival due to the generous contributions from Shri.Rajesh Kumar from Delh, M/s.Sai Krupa Agro Products Private Limited, Delhi, Smt.Anita Ramaiah, Smt.Sujani Verma, Shri.Pratyush Kakumanu from Bangalore, Chandena Nagnineni, Shri.Sunil Agarwal from Mumbai, Shri.Tejas Ghade from Hyderabad, Karnam Narayana from Hyderabad, Ayushi Partha Agarwal from Raipur, Shri.Prabir Paani from Bhubaneshwar, Smt.Sita Hariharan, Shri.Kanaik Innamuri, Shri.N.Angamuttu from Karur, Smt.Sudari and Family from Ghaziabad, Shri.Mithes Rati from Bhopal, Smt.Padmavati Shankarrao Ghorpade from Bangalore, Shri.Bandikumar from Anantpur and Shri.Aum Kumar from Delhi.

Considering huge crowd during the festival, extra Laddu Prasad packets have been prepared using 210 quintal of Sugar. Towards easy acess to Tea, Coffee for the devotees, additional tea counters are being operated at Sai Ashram Dharmashala, Bhakti Niwas Building (500 Rooms) and in the 1st floor of queue complex. First Aid counters have been arranged in Queue Complex, Temple Premises, New Bhakta Niwas, Sai Ashram Dharmashala-1 and new Sai Prasadalaya for the benefit of devotees. In the temple premises, doctors have been made available round the clock for emergency services.

To make this year's festival a huge success, under the able guidance of Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and all the trustees, Sansthan's Deputy Collector Shri.Dhanajay Nikam and Shri.Mohan Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, all the administrative officers, all the heads of departments and all staff members of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan have put in lot of efforts (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

6. Shri Sai Baba Girls School & Junior College Achieve Double Success At Sanjivini Mahotsav - 2017 - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Shri Sai Baba Girls School & Junior College have achieved double success in the recently concluded Sanivini Mahotsav-2017 held at Sanjivini, Kopergaon Taluk. This is was disclosed through a press release on Sunday, 24th September 2017.

Kum.Ishari Jagadale who is persuing her 10th Standard bagged 1st Place in the Elocution Competition (a competition to speak on a selected topic) in the Super Ten Group. She was awarded a Certificate, Momento and Cash Prize of Rs.3,000. She spoke brilliantly on the topic titled "Yatra Naryasthu Poojyanthe" (meaning where the Woman is Respected) and won the hearts of Audience and the Judges. She achieved this feat under the able guidance of Marathi Teacher Smt.Vasanth Vaani. Similarly, other students from 10th Standard Kum.Shubda Sarode, Kum.Komal Gondkar, Kum.Pooja Vilas Lasure, and Kum.Vaishnavi Jogdand presented the 32 instruments of Angle Sum Property in any Polygon Competition and bagged first prize in this Mahotsav. Certificate, Trophy and Cash Prize of Rs.3,000 was awarded to these students. These students were able to achive this feat under the able guidance of Mathematics Teacher of the College Shri.Subash Khairnar. Apart from this, the students displayed remarkable performance in Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Volley Ball and Relay Games under the able guidance of Sports Teacher Shri.Sujay Babur. In addition to this, participants took part enthusiastically in Quiz Competition, Online Games etc... Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, All the Trustees, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Chief Accounts Officer & Administrative Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officer Shri.S.V.Ghame, Shri.A.R.Auti, Shri.D.T. Ugale, Shri.U.P.Gondkar, Principal Smt.Jahara Mirajkar, All Teaching Staff have congratulated the Students for this success (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

7. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Felicitate Special Inspector General Of Police Shri.Krishna Prakash - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Chief Executive officer of Shri Sai baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Smt.Rubal Agarwal felicitated State Special Inspector General of Police  Shri.Krishna Prakash at a function held on Thursday, 14th September 2017 for achieving grand success in the recently concluded The Ironman World Triathlon Competition  organised by World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), Vichy, France. 

The Ironman Competition organised by World Triathlon Corporation is a very popular and challenging competition worldwide. It includes 3.86 kilometers of Swimming, 180 km of Cycling and 42 kilometers Running to be completed within a time frame of  16 hours. This is reason why The Ironman Triathlon Tournament is a prestigious tournament for  Sports Persons and Players worldwide. In order to participate in this prestigious tournament, participants have to go through the Qualifying Rounds and clear them successfully. 

Shri.Krishna Prakash completed all these three Sports  in 14 Hours, 8 Minutes and 23 Seconds. His success is inspirational and admirable for Youngsters. In order to achieve this feat, Shri.Krishna Prakash used to practice Cycling from Mumbai to Pune within 6 hours every Sunday for the last Six Months. He used to regularly practice 20 kilometers of running at Mahalaxmi Race Course at 4 am everyday morning. His goal was not only to participate in this competition but also to  achieve success in record time with tremendous hardwork. Shri.Krishna Prakash worked really hard to achieve this goal. He is the only Officer to achieve the success at The Ironman Triathlon Championship from India. He has achieved this success at 47 years of age. Shri.Krishna Prakash is also a well known IPS Officer in the State. Citizens from various places like Buldhana, Malegaon, Ahmednagar, Sangli, Mumbai, Pune where he has served as Police Officer are proud of his achievement. 

Security  Officer Shri.Madhukar Gangawane and Temple Chief Shri.Rajendra Jagtap were also present on this occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

8. Shri Sai Baba's 99th Punyatithi Festival at Shirdi by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan - Press Release - Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi).

Shri Sai Baba’s  99th Punyatithi Festival will be celebrated on behalf of the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), from Friday, 29th September 2017 to Monday, 2nd October 2017. Considering the possibility of huge crowd of devotees during this period Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir will be kept open the whole night on Friday, 29th September 2017 and Saturday, 30th September 2017 (two days). Smt. Rubal Agrawal, Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has appealed to all Sai devotees to participate in large numbers.

Smt.Rubal Agrawal said that in the recent past, the Samadhi Mandir used to be kept open only on the main day of celebrations. However, considering the possible huge influx of devotees, the Samadhi Mandir will be kept open for two days this time i.e., on the first day as well as main day. Because of this, the usual Shej Aarti on 29th September 2017 early morning Kakad Aarti the following day, and Shej Aarti at 10.30 p.m. on 30th September 2017 as well as early morning Kakad Aarti on 1st October 2017 will not be held.

On the first day of the celebrations on Friday, 29th September 2017, there will be Kakad Aarti at 4.30 a.m., procession of Shri Sai Baba's Photo and Pothi at 5.00 a.m., Continuous Parayan of Shri Sai Sachharita at Dwarakamai at 5.15 a.m., Mangal Snan for Shri Sai Baba at 5.20 a.m. followed by Darshan. Noon Aarti will be held at 12.30 p.m. and Teerth, prasad will be distributed. keertan program between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at a specially erected stage near Samadhi temple will be held. Dhoop Aarti will be held at 6.15 p.m. Invited artists will perform at Sainagar stage between 7.30 and 10.30 p.m. Palanquin procession throughout Shirdi Town will be held at 9.15 p.m. As this would be the first day of the celebrations Dwarakamai will be open for continuous Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayan and Samadhi Mandir will be kept open for Darshan the entire night.

On the second day which is the main day of the celebration on Saturday, 30th September 2017, at 5 a.m. Continuous Parayan of the Holy Shri Sai Satcharitra will end and the procession of Shri Sai Baba's Photo and Pothi will be taken out. Mangal Snan of Shri Sai Baba will be held at 5.15 a.m. This will be followed by Darshan. Bhiksha Jholi Program will be held at 9 a.m. Keertan program at 10 a.m. will be followed by Aradhana rituals at 10.30 a.m. Noon Aarti will be held followed by teertha, prasad at 12.30 p.m. Seemollanghan program will be held at Khandoba Temple at 5 p.m. followed by a procession. Dhoop Aarti will be held at 6.15 p.m. Invited artists will perform at Sainagar stage between 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Shri Sai Baba's Chariot Procession will be carried out throughout Shirdi Town at 9.15 p.m. This being the main day of celebrations, the Samadhi Mandir will be kept open the whole night for Darshan. Artists will be performing in front of Shri Sai Baba between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m the next day morning.

On the third day of the celebration on Sunday, 1st October 2017, Mangal Snan of Shri Sai Baba will be held at 5.05 a.m. followed by Darshan, There will be a tableau Procession on the occasion of starting of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations at 6.30 a.m. There will be Flag hoisting at 10 a.m. Noon Aarti will be held at 12.30 noon followed by Teerth, prasad distribution. keertan program at 4 p.m. and Dhoop Aarti wil be held at 6.15 p.m. Invited artists will perform at Sainagar Stage between 7.30 pm to 10 p.m. Shej Aarti will be held at 10.30 p.m.

On the concluding day of the celebration on Monday, 2nd October 2017 , Kakad Aarti will be held at 4.30 a.m. Mangal Snan of Shri Sai Baba will be held at 5.05 a.m followed by Darshan. Rudrabhishek will be held at Gurusthan Temple at 6.45 a.m. Gopalkala and Dahihandi programs will be held at 10 a.m. with noon Aarti followed by Teerth, prasad at 12.30 Noon. Dhoop Aarti will be held at 6.15 p.m. Invited artists will perform at Sainagar Stage between 7.30 pm to 10 p.m. Shej Aarti will be held at 10.30 p.m. Smt.Rubal Agrawal said that during the enteire celebrations period encompassing 4 days, Sai Satyavrat Pooja (Satyanarayan Pooja) and Abhishek Pooja will continue as usual.

In order to make the festival a grand success, all the Administrative Officers, Heads of Departments and all the Staff Members are making sincere efforts under the able guidance of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Kashinath Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, all Trustees, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam and Shri.Manoj Ghode Patil and Deputy Executive Officer Dr. Sandeep Aher.


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