Rangpanchami being one of the oldest festivals in Hindu calendar. It begins with Holika-Dahan on full moon day evening in the month of February-March. The very next day Holi, the festival of colors is observed. Calculating Holi as day one, Rangpanchami is celebrated on the fifth day.
India is such a pious & religious part in our universe, where God and Goddess used to come down from heaven in a phased manner. In any month, the full moon day is considered the most significant day of that month. On such a full moon day that also in the sacred month of Margashirsha, Bhagawan Dattatreya took birth. Hence, Datta Jayanti is being celebrated on Margasirsha Poornima Day. This year Datta Jayanti is being observed on 11th December.
In Shirdi, Bhagwan Dattatreya Jayanti is celebrated every year at Dattanagar. There is a temple of Shri Dattatreya. Every year this Shirdi festival celebration begins from the beginning of the bright half of the lunar month & culminate on the full moon day.
Shri Sai Baba is considered as the Avatar of Bhagwan Dattatreya.
Bhagwan Dattatreya is the union of Tridev, they are Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiv Shankar & Lord Brahma. Bhagwan Dattatreya is the incarnation of these three great Gods. There is a mythological story behind this merger of three Gods into one form. Thus, the power & generosity of Bhagwan Dattatreya is exceptional as These combined in one form.
Praying to Bhagwan Dattatreya has manifold benefits. In the household or in a pilgrimage journey, praying to Lord Vishnu or Shiva-Shankar is common. Does anyone want to pray to Lord Brahma in such regularity?
Most devotees who were unaware of Bhagwan Dattatreya, consider Him as Brahma from appearance. Lord Brahma is manifested in Dattatreya along with the other two deities. Hence devotees got this chance to pray Lord Brahma in His Datta Avatar & receive the blessings naturally. The middle head of Bhagwan Dattatreya is of Lord Vishnu. The left side head is of Lord Shiva-Shankar. Lord Vishnu, who is in middle position & always as mediator feds, nourishes us.
Hinduism defends to pray & recite Bhagwan Dattatreya Mantra which will eliminate Pitra Dosh. Death is not under the control of anyone. As the death of any human being comes at any point in any time corresponding to the laws of nature. Just like that birth of humans takes place accordingly. As a result, we are bound to appreciate the enjoyment & suffering streaming from our past births.
What a colorful day it was. It was recently celebrated Holi. Today this is colored like 16 million colors. Before submitting my writing I beg pardon from all that Do Not Mind, It is balloting 2019. Elaborately speaking this is Indian general elections. Bura Na Mano Chunab Hai.
India matured to this present status of political, economic, socio-cultural, and technological psyche like the evolution of humanity civilisation.
After Independence India opted for a secular, socialist and democratic character. We were so poor in our knowledge & creativity at those periods that we could not create unique content for our constitution. Had we been doing so in referring Chanakya, Shivaji & Maharana Pratap Singhji, then there would not have been so disturbance as like nowadays. Copying from British, Switzerland, USA, etc and pasting the same might had been an excellent work in those years. But the outcome of what we are facing nowadays during Indian general elections is weird. And will face in the future in more reflective manner is what called brain drain. Maybe that time the job carried out was so complicated that it was the right choice for everyone.
This year, the election which will be continuing for 2/3 months now onwards is really fierce in India. It is one kind of summer vacation for everyone. The boom for digital marketers. TV & media. Indirect sources of Income for unemployed goons. And a very complicated & chaos situation for local administration.
We can rely on crores of rupees & even more so on an App transacting in our mobile, but when this election came in every 5 years, we feel happy and sad as something going to happen. As long as we are giving a very big importance to this event, so long this will exploit ourselves to any extent. Why can not every party make an app & upload, the voter will decide & download this App and cast their voting rights. So much can be saved. That`s may be my perspective.
Recently we might have played Holi, the colors festival of India. This can be marked by anyone on seeing above image that by far all the political parties use the same type of colors on their flags during this Indian general elections. Why so, and again that has been derived from our national flag. It is like the siblings of one family bearing the water-mark of their family knowingly or unknowingly. Then why so much difference among themselves & their thought. This perhaps we never tried to understand.
Be it election, poll, balloting, polling, voting, judge your leader wisely. In every 5 years when polling arrives many newcomers added to the voter’s list. Our younger generation must use their franchise to select future governors of their motherland. India must be on the list of tens most desired places to live. Future generation must not go after any political party while casting their voting rights. They must select who is a better candidate than the other & thereby use the most precious rights were ever given in a civilized society. Happy Polling 2019.
Shirdi Sai Baba Tomb shall bless & speak to the needs of the devotees. This is one among the eleven Shirdi Sai Baba Teachings. Sai Devotees feel the warmth & grace while on a pilgrimage journey to Shirdi. Some witnessed miracles on their way while others observed after reaching Shirdi. Thus Sai devotees life has been changed permanently in association with Shri Sai Baba.
Once a gentleman comes to Shri Sai Baba. His intention was to get quick Brahma-Gnyan from Shri Sai Baba. Shri Sai Baba became very pleased. Until then whosoever was coming to Him was asking for material wealth & self well being. This is the first time that such a devotee has come to get spiritual knowledge from Him.
Shri Sai Baba let that devotee sit beside. The gentleman was eagerly waiting beside Shri Sai Baba to get the Brahma-Gyan.
As time passes by, the gentleman became impatient. He again requests Sai Baba to teach The Brahma-Gyan. Below find Shirdi Sai Baba Teachings narrated in a simple manner . Sai Baba asked a boy near them to get five rupees loan from Nandu Marwadi. The boy returned after a while telling that Nandu Marwadi was not available. Again Baba sent that boy to check with Bala whether can get five rupees loan. The boy also returned from there in empty hand.
At last, the gentleman resisted the improvidence of Shri Sai Baba. The gentleman thought Baba is not interested in preaching Brahma-Gyan. On the contrary, Shri Sai Baba informed that gentleman to have finished giving Brahma-Gyan. To this, the gentleman was astonished in witnessing Shri Sai Baba Leelas and His pronouncement.
Concluding on this article can we accept this doctrine of Shirdi Sai Baba on teaching quick Brahma-Gnyan to that gentleman.
The gentleman coming to get quick Brahma-Gyan, must first understand what is Brahma. He could have helped Shri Sai Baba when Baba was hopefully desiring rupees five only. Nevertheless the gentleman was sticking to his money which was with him inside his pocket. Likewise, Almighty Sai Baba taught this lesson the way that gentleman will understand and learn The Quick Brahma-Gyan.
Today Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in India is an important pilgrimage spot of the world. Pilgrims of all religions from all over the world visit Shirdi round the year. The reason behind Shirdi being so popular and a very sought after pilgrimage spot has many. One being Shirdi`s own airport. Sai Devotees travelling to this holy city enjoy these facilities. Furthermore, the air connection from Shirdi to Mumbai and Hyderabad is pulling tourists in masses.
Transit visit to Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is possible now a days. At the same time devotees need to plan their visit before hand. Now a days passes are compulsory for entering to Sai temple. Devotees must obtain a paid or free pass. Better to book the pass online through Shri Sai Sansthan website. Next, make one print out of this pass. Carry this pass along with id proof. Mobiles and cameras not allowed inside Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Complex. At the same time, keep the id proof and pass ready to show the security personnel at the entrance gate.
While booking for paid passes online, devotees should remember to make separate pass for Aarti as it may cost little higher provided the availability is there. Next, produce the id proof details. Upload the photo of accurate size. Mode of payment is online only. In addition to this, a login id with Shri Sai Sansthan Trust is first to be created to make arrangements of all the above procedures.
All above mentioned are the procedures of a well planned pilgrimage journey to Shirdi. The other way out in obtaining the paid passes is very simple. Directly approach to public relation office (PRO) with id proof. This office is adjacent to Main Road at Gate No.1 of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.
Besides above template, Shirdi Sai Baba temple timings are different on three special occasions. They are on Ram Navami, Guru-poornima & Dashera festivals.
Such was the Shirdi Sai words power. An utterance of mere words on the Lips of Shirdi Sai Baba was fulfilling long desires devotees. Shama who was a close devotee of Sai Baba had such experiences of Leelas. To illustrate, readers will find below one such incident which had fulfilled the wishes of a devotee.
Usually, Sai Baba`s Darbar was always crowded with devotees in Dwarkamai. In the meantime, a lady named Mrs. Aurangabadkar came to Shirdi and wanted to see Shri Sai Baba alone.
As she was not getting proper time to meet Sai Baba. Her only wish was to be blessed with a child as she had no issues. Afterward, she took the help of Shama who was close to Shri Sai Baba. Shama was also all aware of Shirdi Sai words power.
Meanwhile, Shama instructed Mrs. Aurangabadkar to arrange one coconut and sit in Dwarkamai. Finally, Shama was waiting for the right time to introduce Mrs. Aurangabadkar.
After meals in the night when Shri Sai Baba was seating in a relaxed mood, Shama beckoned Mrs. Aurangabadkar. Mrs. Aurangabadkar came nearer and presented the coconut to Sai Baba. Sai Baba took that coconut in His hands and was trying to break the same.
At the same time, Shama told to Sai Baba not to break the coconut. On behalf of Mrs. Aurangabadkar, Shama told to Sai Baba that the lady prays for a child.
On the contrary, Sai Baba was ready to break that coconut. However, Shama was insisting Sai Baba to give back that coconut to that lady with the blessings.
On hearing this Baba replied that how can a coconut give an issue. Shama was confident enough about Shirdi Sai words power. Therefore, he again requested Sai Baba to return the coconut with the blessings.
At last, Shirdi Shri Sai Baba returned that coconut with the blessings that the lady will have an issue after 12 months.
Within a years time, Mrs. Aurangabadkar delivered a male child. Shirdi Sai Words Power happened miraculously. The Aurangabadkar family came with the child to Shirdi to meet and thanked Shri Sai Baba.
thus, Sai devotees can imagine Shirdi sai words power, whose mere utterances are nothing but His blessings in disguise.
Thousands of us daily Pray to accomplish Almighty Sai Baba blessings. Shirdi Sai Baba blessings make this possible to achieve the unattainable things in our life. Thus we pray for His blessings wholeheartedly. Whenever Sai Baba puts His hands on the heads of any such devotee, the fate of that devotee has changed miraculously. Such is the Shirdi Sai Baba blessings. It works in two different ways. One is in a material way giving material prospects and happiness. Another is in a spiritual way. This Spiritual way is long-lasting and never-ending. Luckiest are those devotees who receive these spiritual blessings from Shirdi Sai Baba. This enables us to achieve our goals in future life. Any type of disturbances and hindrances will never come on our way.
Below is one such story, when Shirdi Sai Baba blessings quotes saved the life of a devotee.
Balasaheb Mirikar: Once Mr. Balasaheb Mirikar was the Tahsildar of Kopergaon Taluka. That time Shirdi was under Kopergaon Taluka. One day, on his official tour to Chitali Village he stopped at Shirdi. There he went to Dwarkamai to get blessings from Sai Baba, one of the Spiritual Gurus of Maharashtra. That time Shirdi Sai Baba blessings quotes are as follows:-
This is Dwarkamai where you are sitting now. She wards off all the dangers and anxieties of Her children. Once a devotee sits on Her Lap, She will save such a devotee from all calamities and all his troubles will over. Sai Baba said like this. “You must be knowing Lamba Baba (meaning serpent here). But this Lamba Baba would not do any harm to the children of Dwarkamai”. Such is an example of Shirdi Sai Baba Blessings Quotes.
Devotees present there at Dwarkamai along with Balasaheb Mirikar could not understand the meaning of these Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes. Shri Sai Baba then asked Shama to accompany with Balasaheb Mirikar and enjoy this Chitali journey.
They reached Chitali village and decided to wait in the Maruti till the office opens up. Mr. Mirikar and Shama both sat on a mat. Mr. Mirikar started reading a newspaper and his Upparani was spread across. Unfortunately, a serpent came and sat on that Upparani of Mr. Mirikar. On seeing that, everyone present there frightened. Many people gathered there to beat the serpent. On hearing the noise the serpent fleed that place immediately.
At this point in time, Mr. Mirikar remembered Shirdi Sai Baba blessings. He thanked very much Sai Baba to make this aware to him of the danger ahead. Mirikar kept on remembering the blessings as said by Sai Baba. That was nothing harm will happen to the children of Dwarkamai.
Omniscient Shri Sai Baba never needs any means to reach to His devotees. Thus, once Sai Baba told to Mr. Cholkar like this. He can reach to His devotees beyond the distance of seven seas and mountains. Wherever His devotees may be when they spread their hands before Sai Baba with faith and devotion, Sai Baba ought to help them out. Forever Sai Baba is hungering after the love of devotees and readily available when they are in distress. The instance better proved with the Miracles of Udi and Donation. Below are some of Shirdi Sai Baba Leelas. I am sure Sai devotees will find them interesting to read.
Wheat grinding story: First Shirdi Sai Baba Leelas may be known to everybody. Once upon a time, severe cholera has broken out at Shirdi during Shri Sai Baba`s period. Sai Baba than crushed wheat by His own hands by a hand mill. Thereafter, thrown this powdered wheat at the border areas of Shirdi. Thereby saved the lives of Shirdi villagers from the Cholera epidemic.
Tatyasaheb Nulkar: Second Shirdi Sai Baba leelas is as follows. Mr. Nulkar had a severe pain in his eyes. He went to Dwarkamai to get Shri Sai Baba`s Darshan in spite of his pain. On seeing him Sai Baba only uttered that He is having much pain in His eyes. Just after uttering of this line the pain in Mr. Nulkar`s eyes cured.
Coconut Leela: This is among some Shirdi Sai Baba Leelas. A lady from Pune was desperate to have a pilgrimage journey to Shirdi. The reason was to prostrate before Sai Baba for a child. She had heard before that if Sai Baba will give a coconut than a child may be born. Due to some hurdles, she could not manage to visit Shirdi. On one night she got a dream vision in which Sai Baba is offering a coconut. She got up at once and found a coconut lying by the side of her bed. A year later she delivered a male child. These are a few Shirdi Sai Baba Leelas.
Hope devotees must have experienced Shirdi Sai Baba Leelas like above. The author will be much obliged to hear such Leelas and Stories if they are shared publicly.
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.