Charity begins with Shirdi Sai Baba. He gave Nine Coins to Laxmibai Shinde as He knew that He will be passing away soon. First five than four Coins. These Nine Coins are termed as the nine ways and means of worshipping Lord Vishnu. These are nine types of devotion. Also, these nine paths are best for obtaining and receiving blessings from the Lord. Ancestors of Laxmibai now worship these coins at their home in Shirdi.
As charity begins so also the devotion towards Shri Sai Baba. Sai devotee Butisaheb of Nagpur had built this present Sai temple where the mortal body of Shri Sai Baba is taking rest. Later management of this temple was handed over to Sansthan Trust. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust now manages Shirdi Sai Temple.
Shirdi Sai temple is now one among few richest temple in India. Years ago, the charity begins with Shri Sai Baba now helping many in getting a safe environment in Shirdi. Sai devotees coming for pilgrimage journey to Shirdi are now getting the cheapest accommodation and food. The road infrastructure and cleanliness are better now.
As per an article published in The Times of India, Shirdi Sai, and Siddhivinayak are two richest temples in the state of Maharashtra. Both these temples participated in charity towards mankind.
Their expenditure on charity is around 50% of the earnings. The sources of these earnings mainly through the cash & jewelry donations from devotees. These huge funds lie idle with the banks. Politicians of different parties fight each other to gain control over the management of these temples.
Among the projects, though approved by the government could not be carried out till date due to non-availability of other facilities. The Shirdi Airport idea was a super flop. Constructing better roadways must be there before implementing and spending such huge funds for Shirdi Airport. There is a mismatch in tax laws between State and Income Tax Department.
One remembers Haji Abdul Baba in this perspective. This requires close acquaintance to understand Shirdi Sai Baba quotes and sayings on our everyday life. Haji Abdul Baba was a perfect scriptwriter and penned down all these sayings. Today we can only adore his penmanship nothing else, as Shri Sai Baba Sansthan could not be made that available to devotees for reading.
Once Mr. Ramchandra Patil became seriously ill. His condition became worse day by day. He gave up all hope of recovering from this illness. One midnight, Shirdi Sai Baba came in his dream. Sai Baba assured him his recovery but told that after two years, on Vijayadashmi day Tatya will pass away. Baba also asked Ramchandra Patil not to disclose this to anybody. Ramchandra Patil got nervous about this. He was sure about Shirdi Sai Baba quotes and His sayings. Later he disclosed this truth to Mr. Bala Shimpi.
Time passed on, only these two persons were known about this truth. They became very much worried about Tatya.
Vijaydashmi day was approaching. Suddenly Tatya became ill. At the same time Sai Baba was suffering from illness. Tatya Patil was very anxious to visit Dwarkamai to get Sai Baba`s Darshan. Tatya`s health condition became so worse that he could not even move from his bed. Tatya had full faith on Almighty Sai Baba and always kept remembered His name.
On Vijaydashmi day that is on 15th October 1918 a curious thing happened. No one belived that Sai Baba will pass away on this day. Sai Baba will leave His mortal body.
There may be two reasons behind this Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes and Sayings.
First, as per the dream given to Ramchandra Patil, Sai Baba already mentioned and fixed the date for His Maha-Nirvana. Secondly, Sai Baba saved the life of Tatya Patil and left us in Tatya`s place.
devotees will decide this which is correct. jai sai ram. sai baba bless you all.