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Friday, January 27, 2017

Special Sri Sai Baba & Saraswati Puja for All Children/Students attending Final Exams in 2017.

Aum Sai Ram.

Jai Sai Ram.

Well & Wish to hear the same from you. It is been a long time writing to you all. First & Foremost a Very Happy Fun Filled, God Blessed, Healthy, Prosperous & Successful New Year 2017.

With the Grace & Divine Blessings of Mother, God & Sadguru It all started in 2008 when I started Performing the Puja for Couple of Distressed Children who were going to write their Annual/Final Exams & I wanted to give them Mother's & Guru's Blessing to perform well & Score the Best.

I've been Performing Special Sri Sai Baba & Saraswati Samuhika/Group Puja for All the Students who are going to face Different Exams in the coming months of February, March, April & May 2017.

I’ve Successfully Completed 9 years of Special Sri Sai Baba & Saraswati Samuhika/Group Prayers.

This is the 10th Year that I’m performing this Puja to Benefit Sai's Children attending their exams.

I’m Commencing the Prayers from Wednesday, 1st Feb 2017 – Vasantha Panchami which is famous for Saraswati Avahana & Saraswathi Puja. Basantha Panchami or Vasantha Panchami is the Panchami Thithi during Shukla Paksham of Magha Masam.

Instead of commencing Special Puja Starting on the Thursday After Vasantha Panchami, I’m commencing Puja from Vasantha Panchami Thithi which is on Wednesday, 1st Feb 2017.

Vasantha Panchami Details:

    Vasant Panchami is a festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. There is no specified time for performing Saraswati puja on this day, however it is stated that all the rituals should be perform when the ‘Panchami’ (5th day) thithi is prevailing.

    On the day of Vasant Panchami, people dress up in yellow clothes. Yellow is a color that signifies vibrancy of life and vividness of nature. Young girls particularly adorn bright yellow dresses and participate in the festivities. Yellow is also known to be the color of love, prosperity and purity.

    The devotees get up early and begin preparations for worshipping Goddess Saraswati. The idols of Saraswati are beautifully adorned and devotees offer prayers with full devotion.

On this day Yellow or White Colored Flowers are offered to Goddess Saraswati and special bhog of ‘Kesar Halwa’ made from flour, nuts, sugar and cardamom powder is prepared. This preparation also includes saffron strands giving it mild fragrance and vibrant yellow color.

Havan and other puja rituals are performed on this day. After the puja, the Prasad is distributed among all the students and devotees.

The day of Vasant Panchami holds special significance for students. As Saraswati is the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge, students worship Her with immense fervour and zeal.

They keep their notebooks, pens and pencils near Goddess Saraswati’s feet and ask for enlightenment.

The day of Vasant Panchami is also considered auspicious for initiating studies in young children. This tradition is called ‘’Vidya Arambham’ or ‘Akshar Abhyasam’ and is very predominant in different parts of the country. Schools and colleges organize special events on this day.

Important Timings On Vasant Panchami

Sunrise: 01-Feb-2017 07:10 AM
Sunset: 01-Feb-2017 18:10 PM

Panchami Tithi Begins: 01-Feb-2017 03:41 AM
Panchami Tithi Ends:    02-Feb-2017 02:20 AM

Vasant Panchami Puja Muhurtam for Students:
07:10 AM – 08:10 AM, 11:10 AM -- 12:10 PM

This Year I'll be performing 11 Thursday Special Puja starting from 02nd Feb 2017 till 13th April 2017.

On Every Thursday, After Puja Sankalpam of Students, Sheerabishekam & Panchamrutha Abhishekam to Sri Sai Baba will be Peformed.

Sri Sai Baba Ashtothara Shata Namavali, Sri Dattatreya Ashtothara Shata Namavali, Sri Durga Ashtothara Shata Namavali, Sri Saraswati Ashtothara Shata Namavali, Sri Lakshmi Ashtothara Shata Namavali & 108 Pradakshina to Shirdi Sai Baba at Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple will be Performed every Thursday.

Dhoop, Deepa & Naivaithyam will be performed.

Offerings of Dry Coconut, Nava Graha Dhanya (9 Grains) & Ghee to Dhuni will be performed during Dhuni Puja.

The 1st Week Puja has been planned to be commenced with the Blessings of Mother Padmavati at My Sister’s Home at Chennai, Tamilnadu on 2nd Feb 2017.

This time too, I'll be performing 73 days (1st Feb 2017 till 14th April 2017) Daily Puja to Sai Baba by performing Sankalpam, Archana to Sri Sai Baba & Kumkum Archana to Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi. Homam will be performed once during the Puja Period for the Benefit of Students.

Dates of Puja:
01: 02nd Febraury 2017.
02: 09th Febraury 2017.
03: 16th Febraury 2017
04: 23rd Febraury 2017.

05: 02nd March 2017.
06: 09th March 2017.
07: 16th March 2017.
08: 23rd March 2017.
09: 30th March 2017.

10: 06th April 2017 &
11: 13th April 2017.

Parents & Guardians interested in joining in this Special Prayer can send the Names of the Children along with the other Details Like Standard in which the Student is studying, Place, State, Gothra, Nakshatra & Rashi & puja will be performed on their Names.

Those interested in sending the details can Please send the same to my mail id:

Those of you Interested in making any contribution to this Special Puja can Deposit their contributions by NEFT or Cash Deposit to below given Bank Accounts or Contact me at my mail id: for more info.

Those who have made the Contributions may mail us about the same to add your names under the List of Contributors. Contributing to this Prayer is Voluntary.

Bank Details:

1. Corporation Bank, Tumkur Main Branch
    IFSC CODE: CORP0000079
    ACCOUNT NO: 007900101017063

2. Canara Bank, Tumkur Main Branch
    IFSC CODE: CNRB0000522 
    ACCOUNT NO: 0522101061052

List of Contributors:

1. Mr. Venkata Raja Gopal Racherla, Hyderabad, Telangana. --
           196. Venkata Raja Gopal Racherla, CA IPCC, Hyderabad.

2. Mr. Satyajit Mohanty, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. --
           202. Swanay Mohanty, CA & CS, Bhubaneshwar.
           203. Shrimoy Mohanty, 9th Std, Bhubaneshwar.

3. Mrs. Dr. Munmun Saha, Kolkatta,West Bengal. --
           198. Dr. Aramita Saha, IELTS, MRCP, PLAB, London.

4. Mrs. Shobana Ravi, Vasai, Mumbai, Maharashtra. --
           201. Sairam Ravi Iyer, CA IPCC, Vasai, Mumbai.

5. Mr. Kshitij Pandey, Pune, Maharashtra. --
           218. Advait Pandey, Senior KG, Pune.

6. Mr. Rakesh Bhuptani, Mumbai, Maharashtra. --
           199. Bhavik R Bhuptani, Successful Career, Mumbai.
           200. Vrushali R Bhuptani, TY BA, Mumbai.

7. Mrs. Prasanna Kumari Lakshmi, Hyderabad. Telangana. --
           42. T. K. S. Sai Lakshmi Sameera, 10th Std, Bangalore.
           43. G.H.L.Supriya, 2nd PUC, Bangalore.

I Thank all the Above Families, who have supported this cause & made Genuine Contributions towards the Puja to benefit not only their wards but all the students. Thanks once again for your support.

With the Contributions generated, We will be donating Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Eraser, Pencil Sharpner & Geometry Box for upto 500 + children attending exams in Govt schools with Poor Back ground in this year 2017.

We are also making contributions to Old Age Homes, Orphanages, Mentally Retarted Childrens homes, Leprosy Camps. So Please donate generously.

List of the Students Appearing in the Exams:

Serial No Student Name Class Place/Country

01. Ashwath, 9th Std, Hosur, India
02. Aishwarya, 9th Std, Hosur, India
03. Samriddhi S, 5th Grade, Arcadia, California, USA
04. Sadhana S, 2nd Std, Chennai, India
05. Bhavika K, 1st PUC, Tumkur, India

06. Parnika K, 5th Std, Tumkur, India
07. Thanmay Shree, 3rd Std, Bangalore, India
08. Sai Vahini, 4th BA, LLB, Visakhapatnam, India
09. Sri Ram, 7th Std, Coimbatore, India
10. Sri Vidya, 9th Std, Coimbatore, India

11. Tarini Sivakumar, 6th Std, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
12. Panchami, 9th Std, Tumkur, India
13. Pannaga, 2nd PUC, Tumkur, India
14. Varuni, 4th Std, Tumkur, India
15. Avaneesh Krishna, 4th Std, Vadapalani, Chennai

16. Ashwina Leka, 4th Std, Chennai
17. Madurima, 4th Std, Chennai
18. Sreeya R, 6th Std, Bangalore, India
19. Vamsi R, 3rd B. Tech, Vellore, India
20. Sumukh Makam, Final Yr MBBS, Adichinchingiri, Karnataka

21. Sai Vachan K G, 1st Yr B Com, Vijayawada, A P
22. Vishnu Medhas, 7th Std, Hindupur, A P
23. Nagarjun B G, 2nd Sem BE, Tumkur, Karnataka
24. Yogesh B G, 9th Std, Tumkur, Karnataka
25. Danush R, 8th Std, Bangalore, Karnataka

26. Hitesh R, 5th Std, Tumkur, Karnataka
27. Bhoomika. M. Shetty, 9th Std, Bangalore, India
28. Yashas R Shetty, 3rd Std, Yeshwanthpur, India
29. Arun Sai S, 3rd Std, Bangalore
30. Ruhee A, 2nd Std, Bangalore

31. Sharviin Anbalagan, 7th Std, Batu Caves, KL, Malaysia
32. Shanjiiv Anbalagan, 6th Std, Batu Caves, KL, Malaysia
33. Dathu Karnam, Successful Career, Toronto, Canada
34. Venu Karnam, Final Yr B.Sc - Agri, LPT, Jalandar, Punjab
35. Mallika Madhuri, Inter 1st Yr, Ongole, India

36. Divya Thaduvai, 2nd Yr Bcom, Rajahmundry, AP
37. Pavan Thaduvai, 2nd Yr M S, USA
38. Mahendra Tulasi, 8th Std, Kakinada, India
39. Yadam Poorna Sai, 5th Std, Hyderabad
40. Poojitha, 2nd Std, Hyderabad

41. Rahul, 10th Std, Chennai, India
42. T. K. S. Sai Lakshmi Sameera, 10th Std, Bangalore, India
43. G.H.L.Supriya, 2nd PUC, Bangalore, India
44. Gouthami Shushumna, 2nd Yr Inter, Rajahmundry, India
45. Kusumanjali, 9th Std, Rajahmundry, India

46. Megha Ganesh Chandra, Inter 1st Yr, Visakhapatnam
47. Sathya Tejeswar, 8th Std, Visakhapatnam
48. Ruchitha, 2nd Std, Bangarpet
49. Shivabalaji, 6th Std, Bangarpet
50. Renuka Sai, 9th Std, Guntur

51. Prithvi Castelino, 2nd Yr Criminology, Toronto, Canada
52. Rhea Castelino, 4th Grade, Toronto, Canada
53. Shreya R, CA, Mumbai, India
54. Aishwarya R, 1st B Com, Mumbai, India
55. Bhavya, 2nd Yr BSc, Bapatla

56. Mahitha V, CA, Chennai
57. Kandada Lakshmi Narasimha Arun, M.Tech – 1st Yr, Tadepalli Gudem
58. Kanduri Venkata Sesha Santosh Kumar, Successful Career, Guntur
59. Kanduri Venkata Pramod Kumar, Successful Career, Guntur
60. Kanduri Venkata Sesha Santosha Lakshmi Sravani, Competative Exam, Kadapa

61. Kanduri Venkata Sesha Satya Sysha Santoshi, Successful Career, Hyderabad
62. Kanduri Venkata Adithya Sai Krishna, Successful Career, Bangalore
63. Kanduri Venkata Santosha Srinatha Harshanjan, 2nd Yr B Tech,Visakhapatnam
64. Kanduri Venkata Sri Yoganand, 8th Std, Vijayawada
65. Kanduri Venkata Santosha Vijaya Ramanujam, 11th Std, Mumbai

66. Kanduri Venkata Goda Suchitra, 7th Std, Mumbai
67. Kanduri Venkata Keerthi Santoshi, 5th Std, Bangalore
68. Kanduri Venkata Sesha Deepthi, 3rd Std, Bangalore
69. Tirumalakanduri Krishna, Successful Career, Bangalore
70. Vedala Sarada Swetha, Successful Career, Guntur

71. Vedala Vijaya Krishna Sai Raj Gopal, Inter 2nd Yr, Guntur
72. Sahiti Raju Mannem, Inter 2nd Yr, Visakhapatnam
73. Sahishnu Raju Mannem, 8th Std, Visakhapatnam
74. Sai Sudhanva Kunchala, 2nd Std, Hyderabad
75. Prerna R Advani, 2nd Yr Physio Therapy, Pune, India

76. Jaideep R Advani, MS in E&TC, George Mason University, USA
77. Swetha, Grade 4, Toronto, Canada
78. Kanduri Sreevidya, 2nd Yr PUC, Bangalore
79. Kanduri Srikar, 7th Std, Bangalore
80. Kanduri Srinitya, 7th Std, Bangalore

81. Kanduri Raghava, 2nd Std, Bangalore
82. Matcha Seshu, 2ns Std, Kadapa
83. Matcha Vamsi Krishna, 1st Std, Kadapa
84. Srikesh, 7th Std, Coimbatore
85. Srinidhi, 3rd Std, Coimbatore

86. Aparna, Diploma 2nd Yr, Coimbatore
87. Subiksha, 1st B Com, Coimbatore
88. Sushmitha, 10th Std, Coimbatore
89. Aakash, B E 3rd Yr, Chennai
90. Abhay K Raj, 1st PUC, Tumkur

91. Burra Venkata Masthani, 2nd Yr Food Technology, Kadapa
92. Burra Aparna Masthani, 6th Std, Bapatla
93. Hema Jayabalan, 6th Std, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
94. Sharwin Jayabalan, 10th Std, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
95. Shiven Murugan, 8th Std, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

96. Preethish Murugan, 4th Std, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
97. Thanush Sivarimuthu, Foundation Science, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
98. Rishalini Ramesh, Foundation Science, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
99. Tharshini Ramesh, Bio Chemistry, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
100. Amitha S, 9th Standard, Tumkur, Karnataka

101. Shivana Misthry, Grade 3, Johannesburg, SA
102. Shreya Misthry, Grade 4, Johannesburg, SA
103. Kranthi, 3rd Yr Creighton university, Omaha, USA
104. Keerthi, 1st Yr University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
105. Varanasi Manasa Krishna, B Tech 2nd Sem, Hyderabad

106. Sai Shiva Bhaskar Rajeev, 10th Std, Hyderabad
107. Sai Ram Abhishikth, 1st B Tech, Chennai
108. Sai Anantha Vikhyath, 5th Std, Hyderabad
109. Shreya V, 5th Std, Sreekrishnapuram
110. S.Nithya Vikashini, 12th Std, Coimbatore

111. Shilpa Sethu, 11th Std, Chittur, Kerala
112. Nanditha Raj, 12th Std, Dwaraka, Wayanad
113. Jishnu Venugopal, 1st Yr B Com, Meenangadi, Wayanad
114. Soumya    2nd Yr B A, Kozhinjamapara, Palakkad
115. Goutham B Prasad, 6th Std, Coimbatore

116. Govind B  Prasad, 12th Std, Coimbatore
117. Srejitha Rajiv, 12th Std, Coimbatore, TN
118. Sradha Rajiv, 4th Std, Coimbatore, TN
119. Krishna, 6th Std, Meenangadi, Wayanad
120. Kripa, 6th Std, Meenangadi, Wayanad

121. Siddharth K S, 8th Std, Valarmathi Higher Secondary School, Pappampatti, Coimbatore
122. Sri Lakshmi, 3rd Std, Valarmathi Higher Secondary School, Pappampatti, Coimbatore
123. Sri Veera Venkata Satya Naga Durga Viswaja,
Phd - Geophysics[Reservoir Characterization using seismic Attributes],
ONGC, Mumbai
124. Sneha Samudrala, 10th Std, Bengaluru
125. Nipun Samudrala, 7th Std, Bengaluru

126. Adithya Samudrala, 7th Std, Bengaluru
128. Isiri Samudrala, 3rd Std, Bengaluru
129. Sathwik Sree Ram, 2nd Grade, Germany
130. Buveinthiran Balakrishnan, MS Surgery, Malaysia

131. Luven Murugesan Chandrasakaran Pillay, Final Yr BDS, Malaysia
132. Priyanka Chandrasakaran Pillay, MBBS – House man ship, Malaysia
133. Santosh, 2nd Yr MBBS, Chennai, India
134. Roopa Lingechetty, 2nd Grade, Tampa, USA
135. Rakesh Lingechetty, 10th Grade, Tampa, USA

136. Mansvini Narayan, 11th Std, Mumbai
137. S. Anjana Anandan, 12th Std, Dubai, UAE
138. A Mahalakshmi, 11th Std, Chennai
139. Chandrika Gummaluri, Career Success, New Jersey, USA
140. Sravya Gummaluri, Career Success - Psychology, New Jersey, USA

141. Revati Gummaluri, Medical, Philadelphia, USA
142. Sakshi Malik, 3rd Yr B Tech, Revdanda, Maharashtra
143. Rupin Malik, 9th Std, Revdanda, Maharashtra
144. Abhilasha S J, M S - ENT, Bengaluru
145. Vinitha Kumar, C A Final, Chennai

146. Abhinand, 3rd yr MA, IIT, Chennai
147. Ananth, 11th Std + Foot Ball Practice, Germany
148. Vishwajith, 3rd Grade, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
149. Varenya, Kinder Garden, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
150. Karunakaram Sai Shashank, 8th Std, Dubai, UAE

151. Karunakaram Sai Sanjana, 2nd Std, Dubai, UAE
152. Karunakaram Kausthab, 1st Std, Bangalore
153. Yadavalli Balasubrahmanyam, 3rd Std, Kakinada, A P
154. Mohana Ramya Dusi, 4th Yr B.Tech, Visakhapatnam
155. Vijay Bharadwaj Arikarevulu, 3rd Yr B.Tech, Visakhapatnam

156. Padma Bharadwaj, MDS – ORTHODONTICS, Jharkhand
157. Bhavesh Kumar GS, 5th Std, Puducherry
158. Hema varuniga GS, 4th Std, Puducherry
159. Muhammad Danial Syahmi, 7th Std, Lima kedai, Johor Malaysia
160. Aryan Shah, 1st Std, Johor, Malaysia

161. Sahasra Inuganti, Kinder Garden, Mountain House, California, USA
162. Rithvik Inuganti, Kinder Garden, Mountain House, California, USA
163. Sheetal, 2nd B Arch, Bengaluru
164. Prajwal, 10th Std, Bengaluru
165. Poornapushkala, MBA, Bengaluru

166. Sri Rajya Amrutha, 2nd Yr M.Sc. Natural Sc, Chennai
167. Sri Sivarama Abhishek, Inter 2nd Yr, Kakinada
168. Morukurthi Bhavani, 3rd Yr BSc Nursing, Kakinada
169. Krishna Narayanan, MS Automotive, Germany
170. Gouri Sreekumar, MBA, Chennai

171. Yuva Varshanaa, 3rd Std, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
172. Kuhan Saie, Kinder Garden, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
173. Yogendran Taiwasakayam, Successful Career, Sungai Petani, Kedai, Malaysia
174. Nalini Urath Parameswaran, Successful Career, Sungai Petani, Kedai, Malaysia
175. Ram Prasaath, Form 4, Sungai Petani, Kedai, Malaysia

176. Keerthiga, Form 2, Sungai Petani, Kedai, Malaysia
177. Divya Sree, 6th Std, Sungai Petani, Kedai, Malaysia    
178. Kiirthana, 2nd Std, Sungai Petani, Kedai, Malaysia    
179. Krishnan Narayanan, 12th Std, Thane, Mumbai
180. Pranav, 5th Std, Chennai

181. Vaishnavi, 1st Year Creative Technology, Kelantan, Malaysia
182. Nirubini Sasidharen, Phd in Business, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
183. Rakesh Menon, Logistics Management, Johor Bahru, MY
184. Tivyasruthi Nair, SPM – Form 5, Sekolah Menengah Taman Semarak, Nilai Negeri Sembilan, MY
185. Kavinesh Nair, SPM – Form 4, Sekolah Menengah Taman Semarak, Nilai Negeri Sembilan, MY

186. Sharanya Shivaramakrishna, Successful Career, Mumbai
187. Shashank Shivaramakrishna, Successful Career, Mumbai
188. Alisha Coutinho, 6th Std, Mumbai
189. Aiden Coutinho, 4th Std, Mumbai
190. Vishnu V, 2nd Yr B Com, Tumkur

191. Ruchira P, 1st PUC, Tumkur
192. Jamuna V, 10th Std, Tumkur
193. Yogananda T D, 5th Std, Tumkur
194. Tirumalesh V, 2nd Std, Tumkur

Updated on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

195. Prannaav, 5th Std, Tirupur

196. Venkata Raja Gopal Racherla, CA IPCC, Hyderabad
197. Gobind, 5th Std, Chandigarh
198. Dr. Aramita Saha, IELTS, MRCP, PLAB, London
199. Bhavik R Bhuptani, Successful Career, Mumbai
200. Vrushali R Bhuptani, TY BA, Mumbai

201. Sairam Ravi Iyer, CA IPCC, Vasai, Mumbai

Updated on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

202. Swanay Mohanty, CA & CS, Bhubaneshwar
203. Shrimoy Mohanty, 9th Std, Bhubaneshwar
204. Pooja, 2nd Std, Tumkur
205. Kushal, 1st Std, Tumkur

206. Chirantana, 1st Std, Tumkur
207. Aadhya T R, M1, Tumkur
208. Varun, 4th Std, Tumkur
209. Gayathri, 1st Std, Tumkur
210. Datta Amrutha H V, 2nd PUC, Tumkur

211. Datta Smitha H V, Successful Career, Tumkur
212. Vaishnavi, 6th Std, Tumkur
213. Adithya, 1st Std, Tumkur

Updated on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

214. Anika Ratna Karra, 5th Grade, Melbourne, Australia
215. Eeshan Bhaskar Karra, 5th Grade, Melbourne, Australia

216. Amritha Varshini, 9th Grade, Boston, USA
217. Bindu Malini, 2nd Grade, Boston, USA
218. Advait Pandey, Senior KG, Pune
219. Jas Girish Chandarana, 2nd PUC, Bangalore
220. Sri Sai Samhita, KG, USA

221. Sridevi Raman, Career Success, USA
222. Keerthana Anand, 1st MBBS, Manila, Philippnes.
223. Tharanika Anand, 7th Std, Chennai.
224. Damesh Kanna, 4th Std, Chennai
225. Sara Vishravars, Pre – KG, Bangalore

226. Vedhanth Y T, 4th Std, Sira
227. S Manasa, 6th Std, Bangarpet
228. S Hema Shree, 2nd Std, Bangarpet
229. T Sri Ram Sanjeev, 10th Std, Hyderabad
230. Tetali Krishna Samhitha, 2nd Std, Hyderabad

Updated on Thursday, February 2nd 2017.

231. Aishwarya Janani Pillay, Grade 12, Merebank secondary, Durban, South Africa
232. Amara Pillay, Grade 4, Merebank, Durban, South Africa
233. Sri Ram, 9th Std, Rajapalayam
234. G.S. Soundhariya, 12th Std, Trichy
235. G.S. Smitha, 9th Std, Trichy

236. G. Rajmahan, 9th Std, Trichy
237. R.Mahalakshmi, B E, Trichy

Updated on Tuesday, February 7th 2017.

238. V. Vaaman Aadithy, IV yr. B Tech, Coimbatore
239. V.Anjhana, 12th Std, Coimbatore

Updated on Thursday, February 9th 2017.

240. Shriya Shivaram, UKG, Bangalore
241. Rakesh Vijay Bhuptani, Successful Career, Mumbai

Updated on Friday, February 10th 2017.

242. Nayanthika Dey, 10th Std, Thane, Mumbai

Pls continue with the same Format & your names will be read out during the puja.

With Sai's Luv & Best Wishes.

All the Very Best for all the Children attending Exams in the coming Months.

Raghav N for Sri Naga Sayee Foundation.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Oldest Sai Devotee – Story of Geetabai Gadhiya

Aum Sai Ram.

A 105 year old lady, Geetabai Gadhiya from Rahata Taluka of Ahmednagar District in Maharashtra, India, is the only person alive today who CLAIMS that she has actually seen Shirdi Saibaba in real.

She has not only seen but spoken to Baba, touched his feet & received offerings from HIS divine Hands also! We look at the Statue of Sai Baba; Geetabai has actually seen Sai Baba in real!

We make offerings at Saibaba’s feet; Geetabai has offered directly in Sai Baba’s hands! We have only heard about Sai Baba; Geetabai has heard Sai Baba HIMSELF!

We recently came to know about Sai Baba; Geetabai has known Sai Baba since the last 95 years!We have the Darshan of Baba’s Samadhi; Geetabai has touched the Holy Feet of Sai Baba! We have written many Sai Bhajans; Geetabai has heard Sai Baba sing!

We go walking to Shirdi; Geetabai has been carried by her father to Shirdi. We offer Naivedya to Baba; Geetabai’s small hands were filled with offerings by Sai Baba! We call out to Sai Baba; Geetabai has been called out by Sai Baba HIMSELF!

Geetabai was merely 10 years old when she saw Baba but despite her age of 105 years now she has a sharp memory of her childhood while she recalls every detail of the time she spent with Baba.

Apart from having 3 Heart Strokes 10 years back, Geetabai today lives on with her 7th generation of descendants and as healthy as before WITHOUT any sort of dependence on Doctors / Medicines what-so-ever.

Seeing her Health in such a good shape at her age, many Big Doctors salute her. She can see, hear and talk properly and also does sing Sai Bhajans written by herself. She follows her daily routine of getting up early morning at 03:00 am & carries on throughout the day on her own without anyone’s help.

She consumes light food, dry fruits and clarified butter (Ghee). Geetabai has seen Sai Baba’s Cooking pot, Wheat Grinding Hand Mill and the ever burning Dhuni. She has seen Baba wash his clothes and hang to dry there in the Wada itself.

Her father’s sister used to stay right besides Dwarkamai in Shirdi, so when Geetabai was 10 years old, she used to go to stay at her house and as in those days, girls were not allowed to go out of the house, much so was also the case with Geetabai but whenever she was allowed to go out and play she used to go and play in Dwarkamai with Sai Baba.

She describes how Baba used to dress up and looked as HE does in HIS photographs. She says on seeing her, Baba used to ask her if she wanted money etc.,

She says that Baba used to get on a moving bus when he used to go to Rahata and likewise HE used to get down also while the bus was on the move. When Baba used to go to Rahata, many shopkeepers used to openly make offerings to Baba which he would distribute it to all after HIS return to Shirdi.

Geetabai was fortunate to have received such an offering of dry fruits directly from Baba. As during those days there were lots of restrictions on children from roaming out of the house or interacting with anyone, Geetabai could not witness any Miracle of Baba nor does she know as to how big were the crowds which came for Darshan to Baba but she does vouch for the efficacy of Baba’s Udi, for which she gives herself as an example.

She said that she used to refer to Sai Baba as ‘Miracle Baba’ for the Miracles he used to do. As she was very young at that time she was not aware of who Sai Baba actually was until after his Maha-Samadhi, they realized that he was GOD!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shirdi Sai Baba: Har Pal Herbal.

Aum Sai Ram.

In Sai ‪Satcharitra‬ Ch. 7, A Beautiful Description Is Given Of Baba Being The Famous Hakim Of ‪Shirdi‬. In The Early Days, Baba Roamed About Here And There, In The Thickets, Brambles And Jungles. Most People Thought That He Roamed Aimlessly. But The Compassionate Fakir Would Go And Collect Indigenous Plants, Leaves And Seeds. These He Would Use As A Remedy And As Cure For The Numerous Devotees Who Flocked To Him For Physical Relief.

Once The Daughter-In-Law Of Hari Bhau Karnik Became Mentally Imbalanced. Karnik Heard The Sad News And Set Out To See Her. She Resided In Andheri, Bombay.

He Caught A Local Train To Go And Meet Her. When The Train Reached Palghar, He Suddenly Saw A Fakir Wearing A Kafni Seated Behind Him. The ‪Fakir‬ Said, "Lord Parmeshwar Has Created All Varieties Of Trees, For Their Utilization By Humanity. But They Know Little About Their Significance Or Use. I Know Them Pretty Well." Then Pointing To One Particular Tree, He Said, "If The Leaves Of This Tree Are Ground And The Juice Given To A Madman, He Will Be Alright."

Karnik Was Deep In Thought And He Was Unaware Of His Surroundings. Only Upon Reaching Bandra Did He Snap Out Of His Reverie. He Looked Around For The Fakir, But He Wasn't There. Upon Reaching His Son' S Home, He Quickly Procured The Leaves Of The Tree And Administered The Juice To His Daughter-In-Law Just As The Fakir Had Advised.

'Lo! She Became Alright!'

Two Years Later, She Had Become Mentally Imbalanced Again. He Used The Same Leaves, And This Time, She Became All Right For Life.

Once A Devotee Came To Him, As His Eyes Were Red, Painful And Swollen. ‪Sai baba‬ Took Some Crushed Biba Seeds (Marking Nuts) And Made Two Balls Out Of Them. Then, He Placed Then On Each Eye And Bandaged Them. The Next Day, He Removed Everything And Poured Water Over The Eyes And Behold, The Eyes Were Clear And Bright Again.

Shama Suffered From Hemaroids (Piles) And The Pain And Burning Was Severe. The Compassionate Baba Gave Him A Decoction Of Sona Mukhi (Senna Pods) And He Was Relieved. Two Years Later, The Condition Reoccurred And Shama, On His Own Accord, Took The Same Senna Pods, Only To Find The Condition Aggravated (Sai Satcharitra Ch.13).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Aum Sai Ram.

The Guru cult of Baba was unique and extraordinary. It was different from the traditional manners of teaching and educating disciples.

Baba's guru fed Him with the food of Gnyana, Karma, Bhakti and Yoga through the portals of faith, loyalty and perseverance.

His guru gifted Him with all the merits of his lifelong penance through his look of grace. He encased Baba's all Karmas in a brick and indemnified Him from effects of Karma and prarabdha.

This divine love was freely distributed by Baba to his Bhaktas who remembered him incessantly, sang His name and His glory and meditated on His form.

Baba used to say in clear and unequivocal terms to sadhaka bhaktas: - 'You practise Mantra, Tantra, Japa, Tapa; Yoga, Yaga, Gnyana, Dhyana or do not follow any such practice.

Ultimately you have to come to Me for the fulfillment of your Sadhana. You can reach the Mukti by dint of firm faith, and absolute surrender to Me. This faith and dedication is the mother of grace.

Baba used to add further:- "Bhakti will lead you to Bhavavastha, Dhyana will elevate you to Sahajavastha, Unattached dutiful karma will raise you to Naishkamya stage.

Yoga will gear you upto casual body. But you cannot progress any further without My grace. All your efforts will be insufficient without the help of automatic gears of Guru's grace or God's mercy.

The automatic support of grace will put you on the higher level of unmani, beyond turiya stage. The divine area lies beyond casual body.

Here chidakasha lifts you upto Mahadakasha or supra casual level. You will enter the Nirvikalpa only with the motor force of my personal love and grace. The nada, bindu, kala and the ultimate illumination is not apart from My supreme self".

The Ritambhara genius roused by the touch of Baba's grace has unfolded His precious upadehsa to me in rhythmic poetry.

Drinking the honey of Baba's auspicious vedas and unbound mahima my heart is intoxicated with celestial joy and bliss. Call this 'Divine love' or 'Nityavadhana' (constant awareness of Atman).

It gives me depth of Devotion, equal vision of Dnyana, Dedication of Karma, and merger of prana and mona which is Yoga. I see with the eye of Sanjaya and hear the dialogue of Baba and his choicest devotee.

Partake of the feast of knowledge served in the following paras.

Baba : I am moksha incarnate, I am the Gurumantra and Gurus' command. Bear this in mind, my dear Devotee.

Devotee : You are the source of Ananda. you are the full moon of grase. I am your chakor, 0 Sai.

BABA : I am the image of liberation I am the mantra of moksha myself. I am the commandment given by Guru. I have no other upadesha. Bear this in mind.

* All sacred waters are whirling round My feet. Ail shashtras are stuffed in My words. All sadhanas are worshipping Me. My message to you is that you should know for certain that I am yours and you are Mine. Infuse this teaching in your heart as My choicest sermon to My dear devotee.

* This thread of kinship is pulling you to Me. This bond of love is weaving our births together in a beautiful garland of unity. It is for this endearment that I have donned the robe of a Fakir, a man of compassions and renouncement.

* My loving look is like a female tortoise protecting her young ones from a distance by the touch of her sight. My eyes are looking at you caressingly without even a wink. They pierce the curtain of time and space.

* When the bond of samsar is broken and falls asunder - by the magic touch of My look of grace, the iron walls of separateness fall down and the shower of Amrit drenches the soil inside.

* Do not step into purposeless wordy warfare of philosophies, do not follow shashtras and puranas. Do not drift in blind devotion. Do not isolate yourself in penance or japa recitations. The singular sadhana you should resort to is of absolute surrender at My feet. This will carry you to the desired goal.

* Fix your eyes on My feet, merge your mind in My recollection, immerse your intellect in My contemplation. Cast away the identity of your individual body, mind and entire existence and merge consciousness in My form.

* Throw of all sankalpas and vikalpas, all designs and doubts. Stabilize your mind in unruffled peace. Entrust the helm of your life boat to Me. I am but a servant of a Bhakta, whose faith is unequalled and implicit. You should not doubt over this declaration of Mine.

* I am the miraculous merger of prana and mana. I am the sonorous sound of beating of Anahata drums. I am the lustrous flame of Atman. Hold fast to My arm and enter the portals of unfathomable void in My company.

* I am the fragrance of the thousand petaled lotus in the head, t am the drop of Amrit oozing down the Satravikala. I am the unqualified supreme state of Ananda. I am the omkar sound rising up the navel to the crest point. My residence is the point in Kailasa part of the brain, where source of Amrit is Stored,
You are the Full Moon of Grace

Devotee:* You are the full moon of grace. I am your thirsty chakor. You are the source of delight and the root of Ananda.

* You are the throb of supreme light, which I cannot perceive with my blind eyes.

* You are the sound of Anahata, beating its echo in mundane world. You are the mystic wave of ecstacy in my heart. You are ocean of compassion and bliss.

* You are the magic touch of grace which converts distress into joyful exhuberance.

* You are haven of peace while I am seething restlessness. You are divine rhythm of Ananda, whereas I'm volatile buoyant words. You reside in my prana, mana, buddhi and ego, illumining my entire existence and infusing Brahmananda within.

* The rhythmic words dance in a symm3trical gait in my songs of devotion for you.

The wall of resistence around the flood of love in my heart has been dismantled by you.

* You have blown the fragrance of bliss. The bondage of samsar breaks at your touch of grace, I remain at Your feet as an end-product of Supreme Ananda", .

(Adapted from Shri 'Saigeetayan' by author Shri Chokar Ajgaonkar).
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Baba's Ashta Maha Siddhis

Aum Sai Ram.

Hari Kanoba of Bombay, heard about Baba's Leelas and His compassion for the devotees through his relatives and friends. He wanted to test Baba himself and came to Shirdi as a tamasha seeker. He was wearing a jari bordered turban and had a new pair of slippers.

Leaving the chappals in a corner near the courtyard of the Masjid, he made a reverential bow to Baba, took udi and prasad from Baba. And when he returned to the corner to take his chappals he found them missing. He searched hither and tither in vain and returned to his lodgings much dejected.

After his meals, he came out to wash his hands when a boy was coming towards his lodge. He had a stick in his hand with a pair of chappals hanging on either side and was crying loudly "Harika Beta - Jhari Ka Pheta". He was yelling - that Baba wanted him to yell like that and if anyone claims the chappals, Baba wanted him to assure whether his name was Harika (Kanoba) son of Hari and also had a jari bordered turban on his head.

Hari Kanoba showed his jari bordered turban claimed the chappals as his own, saying that he was Kanoba son of Hari. It was however a mystery to Kanoba as to how Baba was able to guess his name as that was his first visit to Shirdi and had not told anyone. He came with the sole object of testing Baba and this incident opened his eyes and made him realise that Baba was a Satpurush.

Moolay Sastri of Nasik, an orthodox Agnihotri, well versed in the sastras, came to Shirdi to meet Mr. Bapusaheb Booty, the millionaire of Nagpur. After meeting him he went to the Masjid along with others out of curiosity to see Baba. Thinking himself to be very orthodox he remained at the entrance of the Masjid and joining his hands threw flowers at Baba.

All of a sudden he saw before him his late Guru Golap and not Baba. He was dumb-founded. He pinched himself to know whether it was a dream. His doubts about Baba vanished, and he rushed towards Baba and fell at His feet.

When he rose up he saw Baba calm and composed and asked for Dakshina. The blissful form of Baba raptured Moolay Sastri and his eyes welled with tears. He realised the greatness of Baba and with reverence he bowed, received prasad and paid Dakshina.

A Mamlatdar with his doctor friend came to Shirdi. The doctor said that his deity was Rama and so he would not bow to Baba. But when the Doctor entered the Masjid, he saw his Deity Rama sitting there.

Forgetting his resolve, he rushed forth and prostrated before Baba. When he stood up and looked he saw Baba smiling at him. "Is this a dream!" the Doctor said, "Baba is a Yoga Sampanna.

Next day the Doctor made a vow that he would be on fast and resolved not to go to the Masjid unless Baba called him. Three days passed and there was no call from the Masjid. On the fourth day a friend of his from Kandesh arrived and with him the Doctor also went to the Masjid for dharsan.

Baba asked him whether anybody had gone to his place to call him. Hearing this the Doctor was surprised at Baba's omniscience and was visibly moved. The same night he was blessed by Baba and he experienced supreme Bliss. His devotion to Baba increased manifold.

A Sadhak of Yoga came to Shirdi with Nana Chandorkar. Though he had studied all yogas, he had no practical experience and hence had a restless mind.

He thought Baba will find him a solution. But when he entered the Masjid, he saw Baba eating stale bread with onion.

Baba said, "Oh Nana, he who has the power to digest onion should eat and none else." Hearing this, the Yogi was wonderstruck and prostrated at Baba's feet with a pure mind. He earnestly requested Baba to solve his difficulties and Baba guided him.

Kaka Mahajani a devout baktha of Sai, once came with his master, Thakkar to Shirdi. Thakkar took with him another friend, since Kaka usually stayed for three or four days in Shirdi.

Kaka had bought two seers of raisins with seed to be given to Baba. At the Masjid Mr. Thakkar met Balasaheb a friend of his and asked him why he had come there. The friend replied "For Dharsan". Mr. Thakkar again asked whether any miracles will take place for which the friend replied that it was not his attitude; but the earnest desires of devotees were fulfilled by Baba.

Kaka prostrated before Baba and offered the raisins. Baba ordered for the distribution of the raisins. Thakkar got some, but he did not like them as they were with seeds which his doctor had advised not to take.

He thought if Baba was a saint why he was ignorant of his dislike for the raisins with seeds. Reading his mind, Baba again gave him some raisins and asked him to eat.

With a disturbed mind he ate it; but to his surprise he found them to be seedless. That was a miracle which Thakkar wanted. He asked Kaka who was nearby as to what raisins he got to which the reply was "Raisins with seeds".

Yet another miracle. Thakkar again thought that if Baba was a real Saint, the raisins should now be given to Kaka first. Reading this thought also, Baba ordered that the raisins should now be distributed from Kaka. The doubting Thomas - Tharkad horripilated and was wonder struck at Baba's Omniscience.

After the noon Arthi. Thakkar took leave of Baba and desired that Kaka also should accompany him. Baba read this thought also and asked Kaka to leave Shirdi with his master.

Sai Bandhus, The Fakir of Shirdi is the Man of Power. Though He left His mortal coil nearly seven decades ago, He is still with us and helps those who pin their unalloyed faith in Him, according to His promises.

He says "I am ever living to help and guide all, who come to Me, who surrender to Me and who seek refuge in Me. If you Look to Me, I Look To you. There will never be any dearth or scarcity regarding food and clothes in My devotee's house.
It is my special characteristic that I always look to and provide for the welfare of those devotees who worship me whole heartedly with their minds fixed on me,"

How many of us follow this Golden Path. Baba is ever watchful over us. Every act of ours, dubious or otherwise/ whether done in darkness or light scrupulous or unscrupulous, does not escape His attention.

He acts slowly but surely and rewards or punishes according to one's own deeds It is upto us to mend ourselves and act with the Fear of Sai in our heart and treading the path of truth and sincerity and render selfless service devoid of all egoism.

Monday, May 9, 2016


Aum Sai Ram

This Samadhi is adjacent to Nanavali's Samadhi. Sant Bhau Maharaj Kumbhar was highly spiritual and an ascetic from a very young age.

His ancestors lived in a small village called Kairey Neemgaon of Sangamner District of Maharashtra and were Kumbhars (potters) by caste and profession and hence the surname.

Bhau Maharaj came to Shirdi from that village as a young man and never went back.

In Shirdi he stayed near the Shani Temple. At other times he stayed below the huge banyan tree, on the way to Rahata. Sometimes, he went to Rahata, Sakori, Neemgaon and other neighbouring villages but always returned to Shirdi.

Kumbhar was the kindhearted Baba devotee, who loved children and trees alike. He was very unselfish, and would give away clothes and food that were given to him by the villagers.

He took Bhiksha and survived on the food that he thus received. He was sensitive to other peoples’ needs.

Sometimes he begged for alms or asked visiting devotees for money. But as soon as he received it he distributed it to the poor and homeless.

On rare occasions he kept a small amount of it, and bought some sugar and gave it to the children; at other times he bought medicines that a child was prescribed, and gave it to the mother.

The clothes or blankets that he received he gave it to the needy. He loved all living things, and was known to wrap a blanket around a tree, as he felt the tree also felt the bitter cold of Shirdi.

Bhau Maharaj had cordial relationship with everyone. He spoke softly and respectfully. The villagers and visiting devotees liked and respected him.

Sometimes mischievous people fought with him and stole the money or the clothes that he had received. This did not bother him and he showed no rancour towards the thieves.

He did not hoard anything; his earthly possessions consisted of a staff, a khadi dhoti, a khadi turban and vest. On his shoulder he always carried a blanket made of sheep’s wool.

Bhau Maharaj kept himself busy cleaning the streets of Shirdi. Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. he swept each and every street of Shirdi.

This he did with his own blanket. Besides, he cleaned every gutter and every outdoor sink where the housewives wash their utensils and clothes.

He swept the streets again before dusk, and pulled out any floating debris from the gutters. Whether it rained or was scorching hot he did not deviate from his daily routine.

At about 5 a.m., he went and had Baba’s darshan. This he did rather secretively. In fact, he went many times in the day and Baba communicated with him verbally or silently.

The other devotees did not know when he went for darshan. Nor could they decipher the spiritual guidance given by Baba.

Bhau treasured the spiritual sessions that he had with Baba and did not divulge their contents to anyone. Once Butti asked him about it. Bhau Maharaj smiled and replied “My father gives me 1/4th of his Bhakari and tells me sweet stories”.

After Baba took Mahasamadhi, Bhau Maharaj took darshan of his Samadhi several times in the day.

This he did secretly and no one could figure out when he went for Darshan. The attachment between Baba and Bhau Maharaj was very deep and strong.

About a week before he took Samadhi, Bhau Maharaj was sick. He had loss of appetite and did not eat anything. He drank a great deal of water.

The symptoms indicated that he had severe diabetes. Raghuvir Bhaskar Purandare and Sagunmeru Naik looked after him and took great care of him.

He breathed his last on Chaitra Krishna Paksha Tritiya the 12th Shake 1860 (i.e., 27th April 1937). The news of his demise spread like wildfire.

The devotees gathered together and built his Samadhi under the neem tree on the way to Lendi Baugh.

On 7th May 1937 i.e, 12th Day of his demise there was a grand Bhandara (feast) in the honour of the gentle saint.

The next day (i.e., 13th day) there was another feast of Shira (a type of halva made with jaggery) and a multitude of devotees were fed to their hearts’ content.

On this auspicious day a beautiful portrait of Sant Bhau Maharaj Kumbhar was given a place of honour in the Samadhi Mandir photograph gallery.

Every year in Chaitra Masa, the Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan performs his Punyatithi and a grand Bhandara is organized, and any and everyone can partake in it.

Even today many mothers, bring their infants and lay them on his Samadhi, and take a little dust from it, and apply it to the forehead of the child with a prayer that the child may grow up to become just like him.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Shirdi: What A Want Of Water.

Aum Sai Ram.

06th May2016.

‪Shirdi‬ (Ahmednagar): Water Scarcity Knows No Barriers In Parched Ahmednagar District Of Maharashtra. Even The Cash-Rich Saibaba Sansthan Trust In Shirdi Is Finding It Difficult To Quench The Thirst Of Thousands Of Devotees Of ‪Saibaba‬.

The Trust Is Among The Richest In The Country And Can Easily Buy Water. Officials Said The Trust Has Precious Stones And Diamonds Worth Rs 9.16 Crore, And 392 Kg Gold, 4,178 Kg Silver And Bank Deposits Amounting To Rs 1,578 Crore. Despite Being Flush With Funds, There Is Hardly Any Water In The Rivers, Canals Or Wells That Dot The District Which The Trust Can Source And Buy. The Daily Footfall Is Nearly 50,000 And The Trust Is Struggling To Cater To Their Water Requirements, He Admitted.

"We Commissioned Water Tankers By Paying Rs 31 Lakhs In February And Rs 19 Lakhs In March. The Trust Needs About 20-22 Lakh Litres Every Day," Said Rajendra Jagtap, Chief Of Shirdi Trust's Water Department.

The Trust Owns 12 Wells But They Have All Run Dry. As Of Now, Tankers From Ahmednagar City And Nearby Areas Are Commissioned. About 50 - 60 Tankers Ply And Make Trips When Water Is Needed.

The Trust Uses The Godavari Canal's Water. "But The Water Level In The Canal Has Depleted. We Have Also Closed Almost 50% Of The Rooms In Bhakta-Nivas," Jagtap Added.

A Devotee Remarked That "Until A Proper Board Is Formed In Shirdi Which Can Manage The Sansthan And Such Issues, Nothing Is Going To Happen At Ground Level. There Are Several Ways To Handle Drought Issues At Villages, If One Has Wealth Like Shirdi Sansthan Has.

Pipe Lines Can Be Installed, More Bore Wells Can Be Constructed. Moreover There Are No Trees In Shirdi Village Due To Increasing Construction Of Buildings. This Is One Of Major Issues Of Ever Increasing Heat There.

Shirdi Sansthan Is Still Using Steel Plates To Serve Food. They Are Not Using Any Disposable Patras. Due To Which Lakhs Of Litres Of Water Go Waste In Washing Them."

Measures taken to Reduce Water Usage by Sansthan Trust.

1.    Disposable Paper Plates are being used in Prasadalay instead of Steel Plate. This is a Welcome Sign.

2.    Closing of 50% of Rooms in the Sansthan Guest House, Especially during Summer Hoildays. This is Not Accepted. There is a Exponential Raise in Prices of Private Hotel Room.


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