Almighty Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi and His Blessings

Almighty, Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi. The Saint of all Saints. Whose stories and teachings inspire us in our mission of life.

Almighty Shri Sai Baba in His human body form looks much the same as an ordinary man . The villagers of Shirdi were very fortunate to have this Saint. Shri Sai Baba made their life divine and spiritual. Converting them to pure blood human beings.

Shri Sai Baba and villagers of Shirdi

I try my best in unveiling the real life incidents of Almighty-Shri Sai Baba. It dates back to 1858 to 1918, when He was alive. I beg your pardon of attributing Shri Sai Baba as alive at that time only. I want to make correction of my speech that today also He is alive. Which we feel and experience in our everyday routine life in Shirdi.

Shri Sai Baba is not a Superman, Who can do miracles, whenever any devotee summons. But Sai Baba has supernatural power of having to perform for the adorning of villagers of Shirdi.

During the generation of Shri Sai Baba-The Almighty , Shirdi was a remote village. It was in Kopergaon Taluka of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra state of India. The nearest rail head was Kopergaon, which is 18 Kms away. Now Shirdi is well connected with train, air and bus services. With the passage of time , the devotees of Sai Baba had grown innumerable in numbers. So also Sai temples spearheading all over the globe.

Two things Shri Sai Baba-The Almighty taught to us. That is Shradha & Saburi means (Love & Patience). Combining of these two make the life of His devotees, divine and fascinating and not doing so make it inferior and secondary.

There are other things which have been inseminate by Shri Sai Baba-The Almighty. He allowed devotees to perform their Pujas and rituals as per their wish.The advice and assurance of Shri Sai Baba-The Almighty had been published in holy book SAISATCHARITA. This book originally written by Hemadpant later published by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Om Sai Ram

Advice of Sai Baba on the Subject of our Decency and Behavior

Sai Baba`s Advice

There are innumerable instances in our life when upon someone`s advice we suddenly change our behavior. This advocacy is valued a lot more in comparison to our material wealth, money, belongings and prosperity.No one will give such better guidance except our Holy Father Sai, whose love for His devotees made Him suffer for our sins and pains. Sai Baba bear this profanity of ours in order to make our life smoother, creamy and frictionless.

advice of sai baba

Sai Baba`s advice to us that we usually meet anybody when there happens to be some connection with that person in any way. This may be in our previous birth or other. The acquaintance gives rise to the opportunity in bringing that person nearer to us. Unless & until there was no earlier relationship, no one will ever come to visit us. Sai Baba said that, do not neglect that visitor or guest, who had come to our door, behave with him courteously and compassionately. Give the stranger or the guest water to drink if he is thirsty. offer some food to eat if he is hungry. And a better shelter to take rest for some time if is tired. By doing so, The Lord will be very much pleased with us and definitely, His blessings will shower on us.

If anybody asks us for some money or financial help, we may not give or may not be able to do so. It`s up to our choice. But we should not rebuke or exhort to slang languages upon him by passing bad comments. In a chaotic situation, when the whole world will turn against, we should stay calm and unflinching concentrating on God. One should stay calm and be plugging firm in a place, do not become vulnerable to worldly attractions. We should break the intermediary between us and The Lord. Should march towards our goal and never think of the incongruousness. Thus the wall between us and The Lord will demolish.

Sai Baba is Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent and all-pervading. His streaming of different courses of action with His devotees is uncommon. By the passing of time only, we come to understand the meaning of His words. We realize His action which made us so benevolent.

Sai Baba always gave advice by encouraging good thoughts. If any intuition comes to our mind in the early morning, and if such remembrance is carried out throughout the day. Than our intellect and perception will get many folded, our mind will attain serenity with prosperity. If any devotee will meditate and think upon Sai Baba. Always, day and night, with the complete submission of his self. Than that devotee will experience union with God, like sweetness and sugar, waves and sea, eye and it`s sight, fire and light.

advice of sai baba

Sai Baba gave advice to those devotees, who use bad and filthy languages on others. When anyone uses such slang phraseology, he is doing nothing harmful to anybody but eating dung and manure of others. In this way, Sai Baba went on giving guidance in the attainment of the spiritual goal to His devotees.  


Assurance and Promise of Shirdi Sai Baba to His Devotees

Assurance and Promise from Sai Baba to His Devotees 

Madhavrao Deshpande once given below assurance by Sai Baba. Utterance of  Sai name with love and patience will  fulfill all wishes of His devotees. Their sufferings in addition misfortune in this life will come to an end. They will proceed in a spiritual path in the attainment of self realization. Their devotion and  consecration towards supreme Lord will increase many fold

Assurance of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi

When any devotee sings or listens earnestly the life and deeds of Shri Sai Baba, all his obstacles in life are removed. Sai Baba will support such devotee from all sides. His faith invigorate and build up to extreme level. Devotees , who are closely associated with Sai Baba had witnessed such miracles . Sai Baba kept this assurance till now also. Devotees read Saisatcharita the Holly book to get rid of  all the obstacles in this life. My advice to readers to read this Holy book everyday after taking bath.

Devotees , who are closely affiliated to Sai Baba by heart and soul, always feel happiness and joy. They sing and listen to Saileelas (stories of Sai Baba). Sai Baba give them infinite joy and ever-lasting contentment. Sai  Baba also gave assurance that He will free devotees from human bondage and sufferings. Devotees completely surrendering themselves to Sai Baba, found eternal bliss. In other words worshiping Sai Baba faithfully with utmost devotion will bring about optimism in this life. 

This assurance of faith on Sai Baba will make devotees consciousness of worldly objects and desires. Senses of outer world and feelings will be diverted to their inner self. Sai Baba once assured those devotees to draw them out from the jaws of death. Wherever the devotees are or in whichever circumstances, Sai Baba will take care of. Sai Baba needs no conveyance for reaching out to His devotees. He is Omniscient and His presence is felt in this whole universe. All the diseases and pains will be got rid of , if any one sings or listens Sai name whole in good faith.

Hence we should hear Sai Baba`s stories with respect and love. We should think and meditate on these stories, assimilate like water in a glass of milk. The pride and egoism will vanish and our mind will be set at rest and fixed.  We should take “Sai” name wholeheartedly and with complete constancy. This simple mental image of Sai , will do away with sins of speech and hearing. We got this human form due to our good deeds in our past life. Our life`s fulfillment will complete when we will get God`s embellish and blessings.
This is the sanguine assurance given by Sai Baba to remember “Sai” name always. Picture-rise His image in our consciousness consistently. In the event that we bring this to our daily routine for observance. Our craziness, fear, anxiety, egoism and sufferings will come to an end. All things considered, one can attain association with supreme Lord, Almighty Sai Baba. 

Miracles of Sai Baba-The Udi & Donation

Miracles of Sai Baba

It is a well-known fact that Shri Sai Baba took Dakshina that is the donation from devotees. Sai Baba gets in exchange for fuel to put live the sacred fire (Dhuni) at Dwarkamai. Everyone must have seen this sacred fire at Dwarkamai. This is one of the miracles that the Fire is ever burning from those days.

The Udi so-called Vibhuti is the ashes from this sacred fire. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust latches onto this Udi and measures out to devotees.

This Udi is one of the main attractions of all Sai devotees coming to visit Shirdi. Sai Baba used to give this Udi when anyone is leaving Shirdi for his home. Devotees use this Udi any type of disease and black magic. This curing power and medicinal property of UDI made many miracles happened in the past.  

Devotees receive this Udi Packets after having Darshan from Samadhi Mandir and this Udi has power of doing miracles

There are innumerable instances when miracles happened in Shirdi after uses of Udi. Even now also devotees besmeared it on their forehead after a bath. Taking this with a glass of clean water can do away with all physical and mental sufferings.

The Scorpion-sting, Jamner miracles, Appasaheb Kulkarni, Haribhau Karnik, Shama`s Sister-in-law, in all these cases the power of Udi had been already proved.

In all above cases, miracles of Shri Sai Baba happened, which makes us believe that Shri Sai is God and Almighty. Who makes our material life better than others. He who will have faith on His lotus feet will overcome all the sufferings. Shri Sai Baba will take the burden of these devotees on His shoulder.

Now-a-days any devotee, after having Darshan at Samadhi Mandir , while coming out by passing through Gurusthan will find at the end point an Udi packet with a Bundi Prasad packet being distributed like Sai Baba`s gift. The practice is still going on as like Sai Baba distributing Udi during those period at Dwarkamai . This greatness of Udi is due to the spiritual grandeur of Shri Sai Baba & belief. Along these lines miracles did happen in applying of Udi.

What did Baba teach us by this Udi ?

That all the visible phenomena in this universe are ephemeral. These will transit into ashes. Our bodies composed of  five matter of elements, will fall down, after all their enjoyments are over. These will be reduced to ashes. Delivery of Udi remind us this universal truth.

The Udi taught us this discrimination & donation (Dakshina) taught us non-attachment. Non attachment with worldly objects & it`s attractiveness.


Grinding Wheat Story and it`s Philosophical Significance

Grinding of Wheat by Shri Sai Baba

I have the pleasure of writing my first blog on Sai Baba. Who had done so many miracles during His Saint Avatar as Sai in Shirdi? The remote village in the state of Maharashtra of India. This grinding story of wheat by Sai Baba being the beginning of this journey in finding Faith (Shraddha) and having Patience (Saburi).

Lord Krishna in Bhagwad Gita, IX-26, says “ Whosoever offers to Me something, with love or devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, that offering of love of the pure and self- controlled man is willingly and readily accepted by Me”

Once Kabir in a weeping state asked his Guru (Nipatniranjan). “ I am weeping Guruji as because I feel like the agony of being crushed under the wheel of worldly existence”. This feeling was deeply expressed by Saint Kabir on watching a woman grinding corn by a hand-mill.

To this what his Guru Nipatniranjan replied :

“This grinding of Corn will give you the most desired lesson for your future life”. “ Do not be afraid, hold fast to the handle of knowledge of this mill, as I do. And do not wander far away from the same, but turn inward to the center, and you are sure to be saved”.

Sai Baba Grinding Wheat by a Hand Mill

Now, this can be more explained in such a manner, the handle being mentioned here is Dhyan-the consistency in devotion to Lord-The God. Being steady in leading a life fully devoted to almighty. Both stones of the mill are termed as Karma being lower & Bhakti being upper or Shraddha & Saburi. Lastly the corn or wheat is here are our worries, sins, sufferings, pleasure & pain. Grinding here means the life; birth and death.

Self-realization of our life is not possible unless we are not grinding our impulses, desires, sins with the help of our Karma & Bhakti by holding firmly our knowledge that is Dhyan.

The Philosophical Significance behind this grinding of wheat scene is as follows:-

We all have three qualities called Sattva, Rajas & Tamas; so let these being crushed by our Karma & Bhakti. Than whatever outcome or the result will emerge from such grinding will be most useful to our society and life.

The same thing being remembered by Hemadpant when he saw Shri Sai Baba grinding wheat in Masjid with the help of a hand-mill. Sai Baba has no family, neither He is leading any family life. He possesses nothing and also stored nothing for self or for others, rather He lived on alms. But all the universe is His family. All the creatures of this universe depend upon Him. He took the pain in grinding the sins, sufferings of devotees by concentrating His Dhyan on Supreme Lord. He made an end to the miseries of His devotees by grinding their sins & sufferings by this hand-mill.

This way in order to get self-realization of oneself, grinding of all of our impulses, desires, sins, and of above mentioned three qualities (Gunas) & also our grid is most. 



Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession On Every Thursday

Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession is a weekly festival. This festival is also known as Chavadi Festival. Chavadi in local language means a meeting place for villagers. Villagers meet here and discuss their problems. Generally, villagers meet here every week. That day might not be necessarily Thursday. Shri Sai Baba with devotees during palanquin procession

Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession began around the year 1909 and is still continuing. Prior to this period, Sai Baba used to take rest there on every alternate night.  

One night Sai Baba slept in Dwarkamai & the next night in Chavadi. The night when Sai Baba about to go to sleep in Chavadi, the devotees organize a Palanquin Procession. This is all about Shirdi Sai Palanquin  Procession. With the passing of time, this celebration of Shirdi festival had undergone many changes. In remembrance of this, Sai devotees celebrate this with much enthusiasm & devotion.

Sai Devotees from nearby villages also attend this palanquin procession in large numbers.  At least one member of each family used to take part in the procession.

 This swapping of taking rest in the night continued till Baba’s Mahasamadhi in the year 1918. Later, Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession became a weekly festival from 10th December 1909. So far now also is continuing on every Thursday.

Before Evening Aarti, the portrait of Sai  Baba which is worshiped in Chavadi is taken to Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

Next villagers get united to make thorough cleaning of Dwarkamai & Chavadi. Devotees sang Bhajans with their all types of musical instruments.

Around 8.30 PM, Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession begins carrying that portrait of Sai Baba. Devotees follow This procession from Samadhi Mandir & march up to Dwarkamai. Sai Devotees perform Bhajan & Aartis in front of Baba`s portrait in Dwarkamai. 

Finally, Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession starts from Dwarkamai around 09.15 PM. Devotees sang in chorus with melodies together of different musical instruments. It had a very deep meaning. Saying, “ Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari…”; that is praising Almighty Sai Baba & His Blessings.

Nowadays Shirdi Sai Palanquin Procession is differently celebrated. One can find now a lot of Security Guards providing protection to Sai devotees. Whether or not Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes are followed unhesitantly, Chavadi procession is followed by one and all. 

Eventually, one thing which was happening earlier is still continued now. During the procession, when Sai Baba came just in front of Maruti Temple which is in between Dwarkamai & Chavadi. Baba stood for a while and move his face towards Maruti Temple. There happens to be a radiant glow on Baba`s face. It is like Lord Shri Ram is giving a glance to His servant Maruti. Now also the procession stopped for a while in front of Maruti Mandir.

sai Devotees visiting Shirdi on Thursday must watch this palanquin festival. They should reach Dwarkamai before 8.30 Pm. They can sit opposite of dwarkamai to have a panoramic view. Video shooting is allowed there to capture this live grand procession.