Om Sai Ram

Om Sri Sai Nathaya Namah. This Sai Photo Blog has been created to Spread Love & Affection of Shirdi Sai Baba. This Blog has been Dedicated to all Sai Devotees around the World. This Photo Blog has been made with the intension to Display all the Snaps & Wallpapers of Shirdi Sai Baba. Also cover as Many Sai Temples Around the World & Post Snaps of the Same with a Small write up of the Temple & Temple Address. Kindly Feel Free to Download Snaps of Sai Baba & Be Blessed. Om Sai Ram

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Sai Ram

Om Sri Sai Nathaya Namah. This Sai Photo Blog has been created to Spread Love & Affection of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. This Blog has been Dedicated to all Sai Devotees around the World. This Photo Blog has been made with the intension to Display all the Snaps & Wallpapers of Shirdi Sai Baba & Also cover as Many Sai Temples Around the World & Post Snaps of the Same with a Small write up of the Temple Details & Temple Address. Kindly Feel Free to Download Snaps of Sai Baba & Be Blessed. Om Sai Ram

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With Sai's Luv & Best Wishes.
Raghav N

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Sri Sai Bala Mitra Mandal, Sai Nagar, Telli Galli, Andheri [E], Mumbai. Maharashtra.

Aum Sai Ram

To See Complete set of 10 Snaps of this temple visit:

Today we visit this Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir at Telli Galli, Andheri [E] in Mumbai. This temple was built in the year 2008 and inaugurated on 26th Jan 2009. Before the construction of this temple, there used to be a small temple for Sai Baba and the entire area used to be a slum.

In 1988, Sri Satya Narayan Vrath Puja was performed on Dassera day & that is when the people of this locality felt the need to build a temple for Sri Sai Baba here.

There used to be a Community Water Tap in this place where the temple has been built now from where everyone used to take water. Later on the tap was sealed and the place was vacant.

People over here felt the need to construct Sai Baba's temple as there was quite a lot of open space. Hence they first made a temple Design out of cardboard. After that within a year they constructed a proper temple.

On completion of the construction of the temple there were talks of Re - Developement in this area & all the slum dwellers got proper concrete houses to stay because of Shri Sai's kripa.

After Proper buildings were constructed by 2005, Mr Sunil Yadav currently the Gen.Secretary of BJP in Mumbai and other devotees felt that a bigger temple should be built for Baba which should be constructed facing the main road so that even other Sai devotees from other Area could come and take Baba's blessings.

However some people felt that it should be constructed inside the complex only. The people seemed divided in their opinion. Finally everyone consented to Mr.Sunil's idea and the temple was successfully built by Baba's blessings.

Shri Sunil Yadav wanted a special idol of Baba. so he went to Jaipur to get this beautiful idol. For the past two years in order to mark the anniversary of this temple, celebration goes on for 8 days. Around 10,000 people come for Bhandara.They distribute free school books for the needy.They give haldi kumkum to ladies. During these 8 days the whole place looks so beautiful and lively with lots of people coming and taking part in all the activities.

For the yatra procession they have around 2,000 people taking part. Apart from this they celebrate Krishnashtami, Ram Navami, Gurupoornima, Tulsi pooja, Gudipadwa etc.

They also conduct free eye check up and medical camp once a year.

Daily 2 aarti's are held in the morning and evening. They don't have any priest here & all the resident members only perform the Puja & aarti. Shri Sunil Yadav said that from the time this temple has constructed, they have been getting very good donations for their yearly Bhandara and other activities.

To See Complete set of 10 Snaps of this temple visit:

Temple Address
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir
Sri Sai Bala Mitra Mandal,
Apna Ghar Housing Society,
Sai Nagar, Telli Galli,
Andheri [E],
Mumbai - 400069.

Contact No
+91 98192 33414

Temple Timings
Morning 07:00am - 01:00pm
Evening 04.30pm - 10:00pm

Article & Photo:
Mrs. Padma Ramaswamy.
Andheri, Mumbai.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sri Sai Baba Mandiram, Vidhyuth Nagar, Kakinada Town, Andhra Pradesh.

Aum Sai Ram.

Today we are going to see the Last Temple of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba in Kakinada Town of Andhra Pradesh. Mrs. Padma Karunakaram residing at Rajahmundry at present has been writing articles covering Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in East Godavari, West Godavari & other districts in Coastal Andhra Pradesh for the past 9 Months & her article are published on wednesdays at Sai Photo Blog.

Today we are going to see yet another Sai Baba Temple at Vidhyuth Nagar Colony in Kakinada Town. Vidhyuth Nagar is a street near Karanamgari Junction in Kakinada Town.

Sai Devotees visiting this temple have to get down at Karanamgari Junction stop and should take head left near State Bank of India. This temple is visible after covering a Distance ofhalf a Kilometre from the Main Road.

A Small but Beautiful Statue of Sai Baba of height 3ft Made of Clay has been installed in this temple. All the four aarthi's are performed on daily basis & special Puja's are performed on Thursdays & other Special days of Sai Baba.

Anna Santarpanam is peformed on Special Days & Sai Devotees visit this temple regularly to get the blessing of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba.

Temple Address
Sri Sai Baba Mandiram
Vidhyuth Nagar,
Kakinada Town.
Andhra Pradesh.

Article: Raghav N
Data & Photo:

Mrs. Padma Karunakaram, Rajahmundry.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sai Baba E Card I Received Today!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chauta Pul Sai Mandir, Surat, Gujarat.

Aum Sai Ram

Today we are visiting the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Chauta Pul, Surat, Gujarat. The Speciality of this temple being Sai Baba sleeping on the 7 Head Cobra( Naga Raja) as Lord Vishnu. The entire room is designed with designer Glass & looks like a 3 Dimensional Image.

To See Complete set of 17 Snaps of this Temple Visit:
Chauta Pul Sai Mandir, Surat, Gujarat.

Slide Show of the Photo Album

To See Complete set of 17 Snaps of this Temple Visit:
Chauta Pul Sai Mandir, Surat, Gujarat.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sai Baba E Card I Received Today!

Aum Sai Ram

Today i received this E Card from Sai Devotee. This is a Child's Imagination of Shirdi Sai Baba drawn on a Canvas.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sai Baba's Potrait at Sri. Virendra Jyotindra Tarkhad's Home, Mumbai

Aum Sai Ram

Sri.Virendra Jyotindra Tarkhad is the Grandson of Sri. Ramachandra Atmaram Tarkhad alias Babasaheb Tarkhad. Sri.Virendra Tarkhad is a retired engineer staying at Santacruz in Mumbai.

Ramachandra Atmaram Tarkhad alias Babasaheb Tarkhad in association with Shri Dasganu Maharaj had made a great contribution in the formation of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi and was the first treasurer of the Sansthan.

He further went on to publish the Sai Leela magazine and had written the preface for the very first issue of the magazine thus creating history. I must say to all Sai devotees that the 9th chapter of Sai Satcharitra by Late Shri Annasaheb Dabholkar gives a true account of pure devotion of Tarkhad family towards Lord Sai.

Today we are very happy to publish the Snaps of Sai Baba's Potrait & Puja at Sri Virendra Tarkhad's home in Santacruz, Mumbai.

Sri Virendra Tarkhad has also authored the Book

which can be downloaded from the above link.

The writer has in all written 17 chapters out of which 16 chapters are the self experiences of his father which he could put across through his sheer memory and this can be tallied with the Sai Satcharitra by Late Shri Annasaheb Dabholkar, by the readers.

Shri Virendra Tarkhad has given the account of the self-experiences of his father to the Sai devotee readers and I would request them to relish the same. The incidences experienced in the association with Lord Sai by Jyotindra gives a fair account of prowess's of Lord Sai which is published by the writer as close to facts as his memory can recall. The writer is expressing in a unique way the close bondage of his father with Lord Sai, which I must say, is admirable. I think the narrations are expressing that the devotees when they visit Shirdi should take darshan of Samadhi Mandir, the Khadoba Temple and practice the teachings of Sai namely Shraddha & Saburi (Faith & Patience) in order to sail smoothly through their life.

To See Complete set of 12 Snaps of this Album Visit:

Slide Show of Photo Album

To See Complete set of 12 Snaps of this Album Visit:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Rare Classic Collection - Photo Book for Sale.

Aum Sai Ram

We are happy to announce the launch of our first of the Kind Photo Book - "Shirdi Sai Baba Rare Classic Collection" .

It will Truly be a Very Valuable Treasure to all those Sai Devotees who have been interested in Collecting the Rare Classic Photographs of Sri Sai Baba.

For the First Time, we have Designed this Photo Book with a Collection of Very Old & Classic Photographs of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba which were taken during his Presence at Shirdi in the Begining of 1900's till his Maha Samadhi in 1918.

The Size of the Book Measure 6" * 9". This Book Consists of 14 Original Snaps of Sai Baba along with the Snaps of the Original Italian Marble Statue that was Installed at the Samadhi Mandir during the late 1950's. There is also a Miracle Snap of Sai Baba Visible in Sacred Fire which was shot during the Sai Japa Homam at a Sai Devotees Home in the Year 2000.

I Wish Sai Devotees utilise this Opportunity to Collect this Wonderful Photo Book & keep it along with the Sai Satcharita Book & See to the Snaps of Sri Sai Baba especially during the Parayan.

Sai Devotees can also Gift the Same to their Family & Friends as a Present for the Punyathithi/ Vijaya Dasami & Diwali Ceremony.

All the Sample Snaps shown below are Water Marked with the Site Logo to avoid Misuse of the Contents. The Original Photo Book is free of all the Logo's & it would definitely be a Collectors Choice to go for such a Wonderful Photo Album of Sai Baba.

Front Cover

Page 01

Page 02 - 03

Page 04 - 05

Page 06 - 07

Page 08 - 09

Page 10 - 11

Page 12 - 13

Page 14 - 15

Page 16 - 17

Page 18 - 19

Page 20

Back Cover

Photo Book Size: 6" * 9"
Total No of Snaps: 20 + 2 Covers

Rupees 500/- [ Including Courier Charges in India]
Rupees 750/- [ Including Courier Charges out of India]

Delivery Time:
Varies from 7 - 21 Days depending on Country/City.

Courier Channel:
Fedex / Bluedart/ DHL.

Sai Devotees interested in buying this Photo Book make write to us at along with Complete Name, Address & Contact Phone. Payment details will be provided by email.

So Please Hurry up to Place the Order to Receive this Wonderful Photo Book before the Maha Samadhi/ Punya Thithi day to be Held on Vijayadasami day. (06th Oct 2011).

With Sai's Luv & Best Wishes.
Raghav N

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sri Rama, Dattatreya, Sai Baba Mandiram, Mallayya Agraharam, Kakinada. Andhra Pradesh.

Aum Sai Ram

Today we are visiting this Old & Very Famous Temple of Sai Baba at Mallayya Agraharam in Kakinada Town of Andhra Pradesh. Mallayya Agraharam is on the way to Samalkot & Madhavpatnam from Kakinada Town. It can be reached after crossing the Pratap Nagar Bridge. It is around 3 kms from Railway station.

Mallayya Agraharam is near to Gandhinagar where we had seen a temple of Sai Baba earlier. This temple has sanctums of Sri Rama, Dattatreya & Shirdi Sai Baba. Rama's sanctum is very old & it is said that it was built 300 years before. The statues of Rama & Dattatreya look very old and dull due to ageing. A Marble statue of Sai Baba's of 3ft has been installed recently & Special Puja's, Aarti & Utsav's are performed to the Diety on regular basis.

As Usual this temple is filled with Miracles of Udi dropping from Baba's Idol. Mrs. Padma also experienced some miracles personally during visiting this temple. As planned she visited this temple to take snaps of Sai Baba & also to collect info on the temple. After the visit when she checked for the Photo's taken, the snaps taken were missing in the Camera Memory & she was surprised.

Then She thought that by some error the snaps must have got deleted & visited the temple again in the coming week & took another set of Snaps of Baba in another alankar with red garland. After reaching home when the snaps were copied again a surprise was waiting for her, the old snaps were visible again with Baba's Alankar with yellow garland.

This is the first hand experience that Mrs. Padma Personally got & she feels that this temple is filled with Miracles.

To See Complete set of 6 Snaps visit:

To See Complete set of 6 Snaps visit:

Temple Address
Sri Rama, Dattatreya, Sai Baba Mandiram
Mallayya Agraharam,
Kakinada Town.
Andhra Pradesh.

Article: Raghav N
Data & Photo:

Mrs. Padma Karunakaram, Rajahmundry.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dwaravati - Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Information & Research Centre, Wembley, United Kingdom.

Aum Sai Ram

By Baba’s grace, Mr Dhiren Badiani, an ardent devotee of Baba residing in Harrow, Middlesex offered a double storied building on lease for a nominal rent of £15 per year to SHITAL for storage purposes. The lease term was for 3 years and SHITAL gladly accepted the generous offer without visiting the site at this stage.

In September 2010, when The Shirdi Sansthan decided to visit London for the Royal Albert Hall programme, there was a clear demand for extra space in our Temple.

The Dwaravati building is located on 85 Wembley Hill Road, HA9 8BU, opposite Wembley Stadium & Wembley Plaza Hotel and it is a beautiful modern office building, i.e. very well furnished.

Dwaravati Opening

On the morning of 19th September 2010, at 11.00A.M., the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shri Jayant Sasane opened the building formally in the presence of the Sansthan’s trustees: Capt. Vasudeva, Smt. Urmila Jadhav, Shri Shailesh Kute and Executive Officer of Sansthan Mr Kishore More, the senior priest of the Sansthan-Shri Sulakhe Shastri and Mr Jitendra Shelke - a prominent resident of Shirdi, along with the SHITAL team.

The name Dwaravati: We named this beautiful building Dwaravati. In Chapter 22 of Shri Sai Satcharita Baba says to Shri Balasaheb Mirikar “This Dwarkamai, Dwaravati or Masjidmai (its presiding Deity) is very merciful, she is the mother of the simple devotees, whom she will save in calamities.”

The description of Dwaravati by Baba, is exactly what we want to replicate by making this building the centre of all charitable activities, whilst the Temple fulfils the worship part.

To See Complete set of 8 Snaps of this Album visit:

We have listed below some of the plans that we hope
will be implemented in Dwaravati in the coming time:

Reading Room


We hope to provide information about Shri Shirdi Sai Baba to anyone interested, including all relevant travel information on pilgrimage to Shirdi. We also aim to provide information on SHITAL and its upcoming activities locally and, in the future, extend Dwaravati branches globally and serve the Shirdi Sai community.


Unfortunately it has been noted that there is not a lot of information available to devotees on Baba apart from what is featured in the Shri Sai Satcharita.

We should note that the author of Shri Sai Satcharita visited Shirdi during the later years of Baba’s bodily form; hence not all of Baba’s life was covered in Shri Sai Satcharita. While Baba’s Satcharita always serves as the base for our research, what we would want to achieve is a detailed version of Baba’s life in its totality. If so much is known about Lord Rama & Lord Krishna, which is from thousands of years ago, then what happened 100 years ago should not be very difficult to ascertain by His grace.

SHITAL would recommend the topics and fund the research to certain extent, but it would rely mostly on volunteers to achieve this. We are in the process of appointing a panel of Judges to assess the researched topics and their authenticity.


Part of the first floor in Dwaravati has been converted into a dedicated Library. Here, we have collected the books published by Sansthan, All India Sai Samaj etc. We are also in the process of collecting all of the books that were recommended by Baba to His devotees in the Sai Satcharita.

Whilst the books published by the Sansthan are blindly trusted, books by other private publishers are carefully selected to avoid any conflicting information about Baba. We will take the opinions of Shirdi Sansthan, Shirdi residents and our judges’, before displaying such books.

Apart from the hard copies, we intend to have them electronically available to read online. At this stage, we are in the process of approaching the relevant publishers/authors to obtain any permission wherever needed.


Every action of Baba, in fact every second of Baba’s life was an action of charity. He lived and is continuing to live for us. At some point of time in our life, we should think about what we can give back to Him. Materially not much is possible as we all know Him, but we could, to some extent, pay Him back by being charitable in our actions.

If you are a professional, for example, a Doctor, Solicitor, Accountant, Dentist, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Police officer, Teacher, IT professional, Recruitment Consultant, Motivational speaker, Health & Safety officer, HR manager etc please feel free to contact us. Whoever you are, if you think your knowledge could help someone, please get in touch with us. We will send your details to our devotees and arrange a platform in Dwaravati for both sides to meet and learn from one another. At the same time, we are asking our devotees to contact us if they find any help is not reachable or affordable to them. In short, we are requesting all these professionals to voluntarily contribute an hour every month as Baba’s devotees.


Part of our second floor is dedicated to a Meditation Hall. A serene atmosphere is created to focus on Baba and meditate upon Him. Please note that we are not teaching any Yoga here.

Reading Room

Part of the second floor will also be used as a Reading room. All the necessary arrangements will be made as per any public reading room. Presently, this is just a short overview of how Dwaravati will be used. Our aim is, by Baba’s grace that it should become a global resource centre for all of the information on Shri Shirdi Sai Baba and serve as a global platform to promote the life and ideals of our beloved Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

Additionally we would also like to inform you that there is no parking facility inside the premises so devotees who wish to travel by their personal vehicles, we request them to look for parking on their own. For devotees travelling by public transport the nearest bus stop is Wembley Stadium and nearest underground/tube station is Wembley Park Station.

Slide Show of the Photo Album

To See Complete set of 8 Snaps of this Album visit:

Temple Address
85 Wembley Hill Road
Wembley, London.

0208 7950 684


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, N S Phadke Marg, Sai Wadi, Andheri [E], Mumbai. Maharashtra.

Aum Sai Ram

To See Complete Set of 9 Snaps of this temple visit:

This Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir at Saiwadi, Andheri [E] was built in the year 1992. On 24th Feb 1992 the temple was inaugurated by Smt Meenatai Thackeray.

Sai Bhajans were held daily at this place before the construction of this temple. At that time Sri. Manohar Panchal thought of building a Sai Mandir. He has been an ardent Sai devotee from the age of 12 and Baba had been constantly guiding him to built a temple here.

This whole place was a hutment area, But after this temple was built people got proper concrete houses. It was more like an underdeveloped area before.

There was a Banyan and Peepal tree and bhajans were held daily below the shade of the tree. In 1991, Sri. Manohar decided to build a temple and contacted concerned authorities to take consent. Sri. Manohar's friend Sri. Manjit bhai was an architect and he helped in building this temple free of cost. A 4ft Marble statue of Sai Baba was brought from Jaipur & Installed in this temple.

In 1992, Vithal Varkari Saptah was held and is still going on in full swing every year in a grand scale. Famous Saints and Sadhus from Ratnagiri, Sholapur, Karad, Mahad, Pune and from other parts of Maharashtra take part in this ceremony and give religious Discourses.

So many miracles have taken place in this area after the temple was built. People who used to consume alcohol have completely stopped drinking and turned into a new leaf.

Mr. Manohar Panchal is a corporator at present for the past 10 yrs. Baba guides him in all walks of life. He visits Shirdi almost every month. He and his wife Mrs. Sandhya Panchal look into all the matters of the temple.

Every year a 5 Day Utsav is held to celebrate the anniversary of this temple. This place looks more or less like shirdi with around 10-12 thousand Sai Devotees gathering to take the Blessing of Sai Baba. Abhishek, Alankar, Palki utsav & Bhandara takes place in very grand scale. For Bandara/ Prasad Distribution around 300 ladies of this locality along with Mrs. Sandhya Panchal cook & serve the meals without any help from caterers/ outsiders.

Gudi paduwa, Ramanavami, Guru Pournima, Punyathithi and Dassera are celebratedwell. Once in every 3 - 4 months, Sri. Manohar conducts free medical and eye check up camp.

Sri. Manohar feels very blessed as Baba has made him to buy a house in shirdi.

Kakad Aarti is performed daily & on thursdays Kakad & Dhoop Aarti is performed in this temple. Akanda Satcharitha Parayan is held in feb every year for which many Sai Devotees come and participate.

To See Complete Set of 9 Snaps of this temple visit:

Temple Address
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir
N S Phadke Marg,
Sai Wadi,
Andheri [E],
Mumbai - 400058

Contact Person
Sri. Sai Prasad

Contact No:
+91 22 - 26838319

Article & Photo:
Mrs. Padma Ramaswamy.
Andheri, Mumbai.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Ramanayyapet, Kakinada Town. Andhra Pradesh.

Aum Sai Ram.

Today we are going to see yet another Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir in Kakinada Town. Andhra Pradesh. This temple is near to the Industrial Park at Ramanayyapet on the way to Sarpavaram Junction. It is around 3kms from Kakinada Railway Station & Bus Stand. Local Buses & Share Auto's are available towards this temple.

A Small Statue of Dattatreya & Ganeshji are installed with the Marble Statue of Sai Baba in the temple Sanctum. Lot of Miracles are associated with this temple for the Past 4 yrs & on every Guru Pournima Day, some or the other miracle takes place here in this temple.

During one of the Guru Pournima Ceremony, a Coconut was kept for Naivaithyam, but it was not broken as an other Coconut was broken & placed infront of Baba. The Next day the Same Unbroken Coconut was brought & broken & to every one's surprise, A Small Statue of Shirdi Sai Baba of panchaloha appeared inside the Coconut Shell.

There are times when Udi has appeared on the Statue & lot of miracles are such sort has been associated with this temple from the Begining.

Sai Devotees participate for the Sai Baba Aarti & Special Puja's are performed on Thursdays, Sundays & on festivals.

Statue of Sai Baba in Panchaloha
thought to have appeared from the Coconut.

Temple Address
Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir
Near to Industrial Park.
Ramanayyapet, Kakinada Town.
Andhra Pradesh.

Article: Raghav N
Data & Photo:

Mrs. Padma Karunakaram, Rajahmundry.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sai Baba E Card I Received Today!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

7th Anniversary Celebration at Sri Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre, Off Magadi Road, Bangalore.

Aum Sai Ram

Kindly see the Complete set of 322 Snaps
before reading the Description of the Event.

I'm very Happy to write this Article on the 7th Anniversary Celebrations at Sri Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre, Bangalore. We had previously published articles on this temple during our "Pilgrimage - Sri Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre" series & "Guru Pournima at Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre".

There is a slight delay in publishing this article as it took us some time to procure the Photo cds of this event & also due to my sudden travel to Rajahmundry to participate in the "Sai Nakshatra Malika Puja".

7th Anniversary Celebration was held on Sunday, 31st July 2011 at Sri Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre, Off Magadi Road in Bangalore. The Day started early at 5:00am with Kakad Aarti to Sri Sai Baba.

Mrs & Mr. Ravikiran, a Founder Trustee of this temple performed the Morning Special Puja at the temple premises. At 5:30am after the Kakad Aarti, Kalas Stapana, Kalas puja were performed. Bali Puja was performed at the entrance of the temple.

Puja & Aarti were performed to the entrance of the Sai Temple. Panchamrutha Abhishekam consisting of Milk, curd, sugar, ghee, honey & fruits was performed to the small Panchaloha Utsav Murthy by the Couple. Sudarshana Homam & Durga saptashati Homam were simulataneously performed at the 2 Homa Kund installed inside the temple premises after the Abhishekam. After the Completion of Homam, Purnahuti was performed by putting silk cloth filled with dry fruits, coconut, fruits & other spices on the Holy Fire.

By 8:00 am, after the Completion of the Homam, the Kalas were removed one by one & Sai Devotees were allowed to Carry the Kalas containing water & Milk to wards the Marble Statue of Sai Baba Installed in the temple premises. Sai Baba's Abhishekam was performed with water from the Kalas. Then Panchamrutha Abhishekam, Pushpabishekam was performed to Sai Baba.

After completion of Abhishekam, by 10:00am Vastra Alankar was performed to Sai Baba & Aarti was performed. Sai Baba was well decorated for the Day & he was wearing a light blue self designed dress with Gold Crown. Baba was completely decorated with flower Garlands & I could feel as if he was peeping out of a Floral arrangement that was placed around him.

After the Mini Aarti, Thirth Prasad was given to Sai Devotees. Morning Tiffin was served to Sai Devotees present in the temple. Morning Tiffin Consisting of Set Dosa, Chutney & Masala Sabzi along with Coffee/Tea was served to around 500 Sai Devotees & the food was quite delicious. I've been visiting Sai Temple for quite some time & this is the first time, i could get such a wonderful morning Prasad Breakfast. The Quality of food was quite Amazing & every Sai Devotee was attended very well.

After Completion of the Mini Aarti, a Stall to distribute Prasad was set up at the entrance of the temple & Lady Members of the Temple association packed the prasad carefully & Started Distributing the Prasad to Sai Devotees who had paid for the Different Seva. This went till the end of the Day & all the Sai Devotees were given the Prasad.

A Small Counter selling Religious Books, Laminated Potraits of Sai Baba was also set up at the Entrance to benefit Sai Devotees.

At Around 10:30 am Bhajan Program was conducted by "Sri Ram Bajana Mandali" headed by Sri Sudhakar P. The group Sung very famous Sai Bhajans & also bhajans on other Dieties. The main attraction of the event was a small 6yr old Girl singing wonderful Sai Bhajans & all Sai Devotees present in the temple enjoyed the presence & talent of the Kid.

The Bhajan Program ended just before the Madhyan Aarti at around 12 Noon. After the Completion of the Program, the Temple premises was cleaned before the Madhyan Aarti. Sai Devotees were made to follow the queue & proper sitting arrangements were made inside the temple premises to allow maximum number of Sai Devotees to view the Aarti.

Naivaithyam consisting of Bisi Belabaath, Curd Rice & Jilebi was given to Sai Baba & Madhyaan Aarti was performed. After the Completion of the Aarti, Prasad consisting of Bisi Belabaath, Curd Rice & Jilebi were served to Sai Devotees continuously from 12:30 pm till 4pm in the evening. A total of 9000 Sai Devotees were provided with the afternoon Lunch.

Sai Bhajan was performed by a nearby temple group during lunch time. Folk Songs & other bhajans were performed by the group till 2:30pm.

A Total of 100 volunteers were present & group of 5 was made to maintain the Stalls & to take care of the Prasad Distribution & other activities. A Special Stall for Ladies, Children, Senior Citizens & 2 Stalls for general public were set up inside the park opposite to the Sai Mandir. Clean Drinking water from Mineral water can was provided to all the Sai Devotees.

At Around 3:30pm Sai Baba Bhajans were performed by a popular Music Director of Kannada Film Sri Bharani Shree of "Bharanishree Group" who is also staunch Devotee of Shri Sai Baba. This Program went on till 5:00pm.

Shri Raghunath Guruji from "Temple of Success" who does Miracle cure of diseases with the Blessings of Shri Sai Baba was invited for the Anniversary celebrations & he visited the temple at 5:00pm for the evening Dhoop Aarti. After the Aarti a small Satsang was performed by Guruji after the need of a Guru to attain Salvation.

At 6:00pm Sai Satya Narayan Vratham was performed on the 1st floor of the temple in front of the Dwarakamai. Mrs & Mr. Chamaraj, Former Registrar of Co-operative Society, Government of karnataka as well as Trustee of Sai Mandir performed the Satya Narayan Pooja.

At 8:00pm Sai Baba's Shej Aarti was performed after Naivaithyam was given to Sai Baba. The Temple premises was opened to Sai Devotees till 10:30pm. A Total of 15,000 Sai Devotees took the blessing of Sai Baba on the 7th Anniversary celebrations at Sri Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre.

Some Highlights of the Event
1. A total of 100+ Volunteers were split into groups of 5 to take care of all the major activities of the Sai Temple including serving food & also maintain proper discipline inside temple premises.

2. All the Sai Devotees were treated equally & were encouraged to come in the Queue to have the Darshan of Sai Baba.

3. Special Food Counter for Ladies, Children & Senior Citizens were set up to benefit Sai Devotees. Tiffin was served between 10:30am till 12:00pm. Then Again Lunch was served between 12:30pm till 4:00pm. A total of 9500 Sai Devotees were given prasad.

4. Prasad Counter & Sales Counter was set up & worked all day long to distribute prasads to Sai Devotees visiting the Sai Temple.

5. Bhajan Programs were performed by 3 Groups between 10:30am - till 5:00pm & this encouraged lot of new talents & also helped maintain Peace & Serenity inside the temple premises.

6. All Sai Devotees were asked to Switch off Phone or keep it in Silent mode & this helped in achieving a peaceful enviroment.

7. Sai Baba's Sanctum & Meditation hall were decorated decently. All the Puja Rituals were performed properly. Sai Baba's Aarti was performed very well with different set of Aarti.

8. A Total of 15,000 Sai Devotees took the blessing of Sai Baba on the 7th Anniversary celebrations

Overall Experience in this temple was really wonderful. Our Special Thanks to Sri Kuppuswamy, President of the Trust & to all the Members of the Trust for organizing this wonderful event.

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Temple Address
Sri Shirdi Sai Mandir.
Shri Shirdi Sai Charitable Trust (R)
Shri Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre,
CA site No # 2, H V R Layout, Syndicate Bank Colony,
Off Magadi Main Road,
+91 80 23351681
+91 80 23282777

The Temple is located adjoining Prasanth Ganapathy Temple in Prasanth Nagar Road, adjacant to Ganapathy Temple Road, Off Magadi Main Road, Near Kamakshipalya Police Station, Syndicate Bank Colony.

Contact Persons
Sri R Kuppu Swamy (President)
C : +91 93437 00712
email id:

Sri M N Ravi Kiran: +91 98451 16244
Sri Madhav Kamat : +91 94485 53286
Sri Sai Raghavendra Swamy: +91 93428 57607

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Temple Timings
Mon to Sun Timings (Except Thursday)
6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday Timings
5:00 AM to 10:30 AM
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Aarti Timings
Daily – Morning: 8 AM Night: 8 PM
Thursday – Morning: 6:15 AM Night: 8 PM

Bus Route
From Majestic: Route No. 86 ,181A ,248, G7.
From Shivaji Nagar: Route No . 66.
From City Market: Route No. 65 , 238.

Bus Stop: Alight at Housing Board Bus Stop on the Magadi Main Road.
5 Minutes walk from the Bus Stop.

An Appeal
Sai Devotees interested in participating in various Social Activites can donate Money & time by contacting Sri R Kuppu Swamy, the President of the Trust.

Article: Raghav N
Photography: Sri R K Guptha/ Raghav N.
Special Thanks to Sri R Kuppu swamy.
President & all the Trustees of Sri Shirdi Sai Cultural Centre.

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