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Om Sri Sai Nathaya Namah.

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Sai Aarti PDF can be downloaded in 9 Languages & Sai Aarti Audio can be downloaded.

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Sai Baba E Books - Reading Material Sai Devotees can Now Download Various Literature on Sri Sai Baba in different Languages, Nine Guruwar Vrath Katha, Daily Vrath Katha & around 50+ E Books written on Sri Sai Baba by Various Writers are published under the E Books.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba New Year 2012 Wallpapers.

Aum Sai Ram

We Wish all Our Sai Photo Blog Readers & Subscribers a
"Very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2012."
filled with Lots & Lots of Luv, Happiness,
Good Health, Success & Sufficient Wealth.

Thanks a Lot for being a Part of Our Sai Photo Blog Family.
We have completed Four Calender Years & are Very
Happy to Enter into the Fifth Year in 2012.

We have specially designed a Set of 12 Wallpapers of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba for all the Months of Year 2012. This years concept is to incorporate the Sai Baba's Temple snaps visited by me during my Pilgrimages to the Wallpapers.

Please feel free to Download the Wallpapers & Use the Same as your desktop Wallpapers. Also Kindly Share the Same with Family & Friends.

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With Sai's Luv & Best Wishes.
Om Sai Ram.

Raghav N.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pickpocket Caught on CCTV Inside Sai Temple at Shirdi.

Aum Sai Ram

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan has been warning devotees to take care of their personal belongings when in Shirdi. A recorded Message warning devotees to beware of Pickpockets is aired repeatedly over the speakers in the Temple premises. Also, Message Boards Warning the same, have been placed inside & outside the Darshan waiting halls where devotees queue up.

To avoid Pickpocketing & other such untoward incidents, the Sansthan Trust has beefed up security at the Sai Temple by installing CCTV's all around the Temple Premises and a new Biometric Facial Recognition technique which can locate and alert the temple staff of the presence of thieves, pickpockets and even terrorists.

This new system will enable the uploading of pictures of such habitual offenders into the system
and whenever they come within the ambit of CCTV cameras, authorities will be alerted automatically. The Shirdi Sansthan is also in constant touch with the Shirdi Police in-order to nab such offenders who take advantage of the huge crowds standing in Queues for Darshan at the Sai Temple.

Thus, on Tuesday 11th Oct`2011, a Pickpocket was caught red handed at Shirdi's Sai Baba Temple. His entire act of Pick-pocketing inside the very Sanctum Sanctorum of the Shrine, just besides Baba's Samadhi was captured by the CCTV Cameras installed. As a result he was caught and handed over to the Shirdi Police Station where a case has been registered against him.

His Modus Operandi:
Uses a child along to push forward through the crowds as if in a hurry for Baba's Darshan while smoothly pick pockets along. After Darshan he would again be back in the Darshan Queue for the same obvious reasons. He was caught with Rs.11,000/- in cash.

But due to absence of Stict-n-Stern laws, such offenders are out of prison soon and back to their work again !

Video Clipping

Rohit Behal, Mumbai

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sai Satcharitra Tamil Mp.3 Audio - Free Download.

Aum Sai Ram

Today we are happy to share with you Sri Sai Satcharitra Audio Mp.3 CD in Tamil Language. We had previously posted Links of Sai Satcharita Parayan Audio CDs in English, Hindi, Kannada & Telugu Languages.

This Album has been Published by Sai Sansthan, Shirdi. Sri C Subramanian & Abhinaya Creations have recorded this Cd. As the Download Speed at Sai Sansthan website is very slow due to excess usage & gets most of the time with incomplete download, we are sharing a Copy of the same to benefit Sai Devotees.

Sai Devotees can now Download their favourite Sai Satcharitra - Tamil in Audio Mp.3 Format.

As Sai Baba's Name & Leela are spreading day to day, this is a Small effort to Spread his Miracles in the Form of this Audio Mp.3 Cd in Tamil Language.

Album Cover.

Details of the Album
Name of the Album: Sri Sai Satcharitra
Name of the Artist: Sri C Subramanian
Album Size: 400MB (3 Parts)
Zip Format: .RAR



To Download Sai Satcharita - Tamil Click on Links Below:
3.Sri Sai Satcharitra # 3

1. Kindly download all the parts before unzipping this Album.
2. Use Win Rar to Unzip this Mp.3 Album.
3. This Album is password protected to have a Count of Sai Devotees Downloading this Album.

Sri Naga Sayee Foundation.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Telugu Sai Satcharita & Pravachanam Mp.3 CD for Sale.

Aum Sai Ram

Telugu Speaking Sai Devotees can now listen to their Favourite Sai Satcharita Parayan & Pravanchan in the Form of Audio Mp3 Cds.

This is our first step in helping those Sai Devotees who are either not literate, have vision problem, Old Age or Visually Impaired.

A Set of 3 Audio Mp3 Cds of Telugu Sai Satcharitra Parayan by Sri. Rajasekharuni Dikshitulu & Sri Shirdi Saibaba Pravachanam by Brahmashri Chaganti Koteshwara Rao along with Telugu Sai Natha Chalisa, Sai Ashtothara Shatanamavali, Antha Sai - Telugu Devotional Album by Sri. S P Balasubramanian & Sacred Chants# 1 – 7 are available in the CD Album.

To know more about the contents of the Disc see below.

Contents in Disc
Disc 1:
1.Sai Natha Chalisa – Telugu
2.Sai Ashtothara Shatanamavali
3.Sri Shirdi Saibaba Pravachanam
- Brahmashri Chaganti Koteshwara Rao#1

Disc 2:
4.Sri Shirdi Saibaba Pravachanam
- Brahmashri Chaganti Koteshwara Rao#2
5.Antha Sai - SPB – Telugu
6.Guru Paduka Stotram
7.Telugu Sai Satcharita#1

Disc 3:
8.Telugu Sai Satcharita#2
9.Sai Dhun
10.Sacred Chants# 1 – 7

This Set of 3 CD album is given for a very Nominal Price. Sai Devotees have to pay 150/- towards packing & courier charge.(Inclusive of Courier Charges with in India).

To Buy the Cd, Pls write to us with u'r Name, Contact Address & Contact Phone Number to our email id

Mode of Payment can be confirmed once the details are provided by interested Sai Devotees through email. I Hope Sai Devotees will utilise this offer & Get the Blessing of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Aum Sai Ram

Dashavatara refers to the ten principal Avatars. In Vaishnava philosophy, an Avatar (Sanskrit: अवतार, avatāra), most commonly refers to the 'descent' and daśa refers to 'ten' in number. The ten most famous incarnations of Vishnu or sometimes Krishna are collectively known as the Dashavatara. This list is included in the Garuda Purana (1.86.10-11) and denotes those avatars most prominent in terms of their influence on human society.

The majority of avatars in this list of ten are categorised as 'lila-avatars'. The first four are said to have appeared in the Satya Yuga (the first of the four Yugas or ages in the time cycle described within Hinduism). The next three avatars appeared in the Treta Yuga, the eighth incarnation in the Dwapara Yuga and the ninth in the Kali Yuga. The tenth is predicted to appear at the end of the Kali Yuga in some 427,000 years time. Also according to the Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana, the Kali-yuga will end with the apparition of Kalki-avatara, who will defeat the wicked, liberate the virtuous, and initiate a new Satya Yuga.

At that time, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear on the earth. Acting with the power of pure spiritual goodness, He will rescue eternal religion. Lord Viṣṇu — the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of all moving and nonmoving living beings, and the Supreme Soul of all — takes birth to protect the principles of religion and to relieve His saintly devotees from the reactions of material work. (Bhagavata Purana, 12.2.16-17)

Matsya, the fish, appeared in the Satya Yuga.The Fish Incarnation is the first incarnation of Vishnu. Lord Vishnu takes the form of a fish to take a king to the new world along with one of every single species of plants and animals from the world's largest cyclone. What we live in now is the new world, where the Lord traveled, carrying everything from the old, destroyed world.

Kurma, the tortoise, appeared in the Satya Yuga. The turtle Incarnation is the second incarnation of Vishnu. When the devas and asuras were churning the ocean in order to get the nectar of immortality, the mount Mandara they were using as the churning staff started to sink and Lord Vishnu took the form of a turtle to bear the weight of the mountain.

Varaha, the boar, appeared in the Satya Yuga. The Boar incarnation is the third incarnation of Vishnu. He appeared in order to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth (Prithvi) and carried it to the bottom of what is described as the cosmic ocean in the story. The battle between Varaha and Hiranyaksha is believed to have lasted for a thousand years, which the former finally won. Varaha carried the Earth out of the ocean between his tusks and restored it to its place in the universe.

Narasimha, the half-man/half-lion appeared in the Satya Yuga. The Man-Lion Incarnation is the fourth incarnation of Vishnu. When the demon Hiranyakashipu acquired a boon from Brahma, which gave him inordinate power, Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of half-man/half-lion, having a human-like torso and a lower body, but with a lion-like face and claws. Hiranyakashipu could not be killed by human, deva or animal, Narasimha is neither one of these, as he is a form of Vishnu incarnate as a part-human, part animal. He comes upon Hiranyakashipu at twilight (when it is neither day nor night) on the threshold of a courtyard (neither indoors nor out), and puts the demon on his thighs (neither earth nor space). Using his sharp nails (neither animate nor inanimate) as weapons, he disembowels and kills the demon.

Vamana, the dwarf, appeared in the Treta Yuga. The fourth lineal descendant of Hiranyakashyap, named Bali, through his devotion and penance defeated Indra, the god of firmament, humbled other gods and extended his authority over the three worlds. All the gods appealed to Lord Vishnu for protection and He became manifest in His Dwarf Avatar of Vaman for the purpose of restraining Bali. Once when this king was making a great religious offering, Lord Vishnu in the form of Vaman appeared before him in the company of other Brahmins. Bali was extremely pleased to see a holy man with such a diminutive form and promised to give him whatever he should ask. Lord Vishnu asked only for as much land as he could measure by three steps. Bali laughingly agreed to grant the boon of three steps. Lord Vishnu as dwarf stepped over heaven in first stride and earth in the second stride. Then he asked Bali where can he put his third step . Bali realized that Vamana was Vishnu incarnate and his pride was broken. He offered Vamana to put his third step on his head. Vamana did so and thus blessed Bali marking him as one of the few immortals blessed by Vishnu. Then out of respect to Bali's kindness and his grandfather Prahlad's great virtues, he made him the ruler of pathala, the subterranean region. Bali is believed to have ruled Kerala and Tulunadu. He is still revered there as the king of prosperity and remembered and called on before the harvesting season.

Parashurama, Rama with the axe, appeared in the Treta Yuga. Parashurama a Brahmin, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, belongs to the Treta yuga, and is the son of Jamadagni and Renuka. Parashu means axe, hence his name literally means Rama-of-the-axe. He received an axe after undertaking a terrible penance to please Shiva, from whom he learned the methods of warfare and other skills. Parashurama is said to be a "Brahma-Kshatriya" (with the duties between a Brahmana and a Kshatriya), the first warrior saint. His mother is descended from the Kshatriya Suryavanshi clan that ruled Ayodhya and Lord Rama also belonged to. A haihaya King Kartavirya Arjuna (Sahasrarjuna - purportedly with a thousand arms) and his army visited Jamadagni, a Brahmin sage, who fed his guest and the whole army with his divine cow Kamadhenu. The king demanded the magical cow. Jamadagni refused because he needed the cow for his religious ceremonies. King Kartavirya Arjuna (Sahasrarjuna) took the cow forcibly and devastated the ashram. Angered at this, Parashurama killed the king's entire army and, after cutting each one of his thousand arms, the king himself with his axe. As a revenge, the King's sons killed Jamadagni in Parashurama's absence. Furious at his father's murder, Parashurama killed all sons of Sahasrajuna and their aides. His thirst for revenge unquenched, he went on killing every adult Kshatriya on earth, not once but 21 times, filling five ponds with blood. These are the actions which highlight his warrior characteristics. Ultimately, his grandfather, Richeek Rishi, appeared and stopped him.

Rama, Ramachandra, the prince and king of Ayodhya, appeared in the Treta Yuga. Rama is one of the most commonly adored gods in Hinduism and is known as an ideal man and hero of the epic Ramayana. Rama defeated and killed the king of Sri Lanka, Ravana for capturing and imprisoning his wife Sita in the Ashoka Garden in Sri Lanka.

Krishna (meaning 'dark coloured' or 'all attractive') appeared in the Dwapara Yuga along with his brother Balarama. According to the Bhagavata Purana, Balarama is said to have appeared in the Dwapara Yuga (along with Krishna) as an incarnation of Ananta Shesha. Krishna is one of the most commonly worshipped deities in the Hindu faith and is also counted as an avatar of Vishnu by the majority of Vaishnava movements.

As per the North Indian belief, Krishna is the eighth avatar, while as per south Indian belief, Balarama is considered as the eight avatar and Krishna as the ninth. He is also a significant character in the epic of Mahabharata. Krishna delivered Bhagwad Gita on battlefield of the Battle of Kurukshetra to Arjuna. He, like Rama, is also known for his bravery in destroying evil powers throughout his life. He is usually depicted as playing the flute (murali), indicating spread of the melody of love to people.

Buddha: With the departure of Krishna, Kali Yuga sets in, in this age, the true devotion to Vedas was replaced by empty rituals. To enlighten the world in such times, Vishnu descended the earth as Buddha, the enlightened one.

Kalki ("Eternity", or "time", or "The Destroyer of foulness"), who is expected to appear at the end of Kali Yuga, the time period in which we currently live. The tenth and the last avatar of Vishnu, Kalki, is yet to appear. Kalki will appear at the end of the Kalyuga. This avatar will appear seated on a white horse with a drawn sword blazing like a comet. He shall come finally to destroy the wicked, to restart the new creation and to restore the purity of conduct in people's lives.


Aum Sai Ram

Leave this chanting and singing and talling of beads!
Whom dost thou worship in this lonely dark corner of a temple with doors all shut?
Open thine eyes and see thy God is not before thee!
He is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground
and where the pathmaker is breaking stones.
He is with them in sun and in shower,
and his garment is covered with dust.
Put off thy holy mantle and even like him come down on the dusty soil!

---- From: Sri Rabindranath Tagore's ‘Geethanjali’-----

There is nowhere where He is not. Just as one thread penetrates all the flowers in a garland, so also, one Self penetrates all these living beings. He is hidden in all beings and forms, like oil in seed, butter in milk, mind in brain, Prana in the body, fetus in the womb, sun behind the clouds, fire in wood, vapor in the atmosphere, salt in water, scent in flowers, sound in the gramophone records, gold in quartz, microbes in blood.

God dwells in all beings as life and consciousness. God is in the roar of a lion, the song of a bird, and the cry of a babe. Feel His presence everywhere. See God in the wings, of a butterfly, in the letters Alpha and Omega, in the cough of a patient, in the murmur of a brook, in the sound of a bell. Behold the wonder of the Lord's face in every object of this world.

Every breath that flows in the nose, every beat that throbs in the heart, every artery that pulsates in the body, every thought that arises in the mind, speaks to you that God is near. Every flower that wafts fragrance, every fruit that attracts you, every gentle breeze that blows, every river that smoothly flows, speaks of God and His mercy.

The vast ocean with its powerful waves, the mighty Himalayas with its glaciers, the bright sun and stars in the wide sky, the lofty tree with its branches, the cool springs in the hills and dales, tell you of His omnipotence. The music of the sweet singers, the lectures of the Powerful orators, the poems of the reputed poets, the inventions of the able scientists, the operations of the dexterous surgeons, the utterances of the holy saints, the thoughts of the Shri Bhagwad Gita, the revelations of the Upanishads, speak of God and His wisdom.

Everything is God. Good is God. Misfortune is God. Greet Him in everything and rest peacefully in bliss. God pervades the entire universe. He walks in the garb of a beggar. He moans in pain in the guise of the sick. He wanders in the forest clad in rags. Open your eyes. See Him in all. Serve all. Love all.

Feel the Divine Presence everywhere in every form, in every thought, in every feeling and in every sentiment, in every movement, in every emotion.

God, seen through the senses, is matter. God, seen through the intellect, is mind. God, seen through the spirit, is Atman or the Self.

Thou art indwelt by the Lord. He is the inner ruler, Antaryamin, guarding and controlling your life. He is in you and you are in Him. He is quite close to you. He is not very far, but is nearer to you than you are to yourself. You were thinking in the beginning that He could be found only in Mount Kailash , Ramesvaram, Mecca , Jerusalem , sky or heaven. You had very vague ideas. This body is His moving temple. The sanctum sanctorum is the chamber of your own heart. Close your eyes. Withdraw your Indriyas from the sensual objects. Search Him in thy heart with one-pointed mind, devotion, and pure love. You will surely find Him. He is waiting there with outstretched arms to embrace you. If you cannot find Him there, you cannot find Him anywhere else.

Article Courtesy:
Sri B Sravan Kumar.
Andhra Pradesh.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Legal Action Over Shirdi Sai Baba's 9 Silver Coins

Aum Sai Ram

Late Smt.Laxmibai Shinde had, during her entire lifetime,
served Shri Shirdi Sai Baba with utmost devotion and care. She used to feed Baba everyday.
On 15th October 1918, a few moments before attaining Samadhi, Sai Baba gave Laxmi Ma, 9 Silver Coins as Prasad,
in appreciation of her devotion towards him.

The Nine Coins signify the 9-fold path of devotion:
1. Sharvana (Listening)
2. Kirtana (Devotional Music)
3. Smarana (Remembrance)
4. Pada Seva (Resorting to Guru's Feet)
5. Archanan (Worship)
6. Namaskara (Making Obeisance)
7. Dastya (Service)
8. Sahnyatva (Friendliness)
9. Atmanivedana (Surrender of the Self)

Smt. Laxmibai Shinde had Two Sons:
1) Shri.Nana Tukaram Patil Shinde married to Smt.Sonubai
and whose Daughter is Smt.Shailaja Maa.

2) Shri.Tatya Tukaram Patil Shinde whose
great Grandson is Shri.Chandrakant Bapusaheb Shinde

And today, Laxmibai's Grand-Daughter Smt.Shailaja Maa and Laxmibai's Great Grandson Shri.Chandrakant Bapusaheb Shinde are at loggerheads with each other.

Each Claim to have the possession of the Original 9 Silver Coins given by Sai Baba to Laxmibai. Thus, these 9 Silver Coins given by Baba to Laxmibai 93 years back, have become 18 Silver Coins !!!

According to the daughter of Shri.Nana Tukaram Patil Shinde & Sonubai, Shailaja Maa,
in 1963, at the time of her Grand Mother Laxmibai Shinde's demise, Laxmibai had handed over these blessed 9 Silver Coins to her mother Sonubai, who then later handed them over to her.

And from 1918 to 1990, these Coins were in a wooden frame and in 1990 they were fixed in a Silver frame.

Shailaja Maa said that she has kept these 9 Silver Coins at her House ever since and were open for Darshan for all Sai Devotees.

Her son Shri.Arun Gaikwad has also traveled to various places with these 9 Silver Coins so that all Sai Devotees could have their darshan.

On the other hand, according to the Great Grandson of Laxmibai Shinde, Shri.Chandrakant Bapusaheb Shinde, his Great Grand Mother Smt.Laxmibai had given the Original 9 Silver Coins to her son Shri.Tatya Tukaram Patil Shinde, who then passed it on to his son Shri.Bhaskar Nana Patil Shinde who in-turn handed it down to his son Shri.Bapusaheb Bhaskar Rao Shinde and from whom finally he inherited these 9 Silver Coins.

Shri.Chandrakant Bapusaheb Shinde said that he has kept these 9 Silver Coins in a wooden frame next to Laxmibai Shinde's Idol at Laxmibai Shinde's ancestral House itself, where he too has been staying for the past so many years.

Many Sai devotees who visit Shirdi, also have Darshan of these 9 Blessed Silver Coins in Laxmibai's house.

So while both Claim to be in possession of the Original 9 Silver Coins given by Baba to Laxmi Ma, a huge controversy is brewing n Shirdi as to who has the actual possession of Baba's ORIGINAL 9 Silver Coins.

As according to both their claims, now there a total of 18 Silver Coins
instead of only 9 Coins originally given by Baba to Laxmibai.

Claiming that she is in possession of the Original 9 Silver Coins of Baba, Shailaja Maa Gaikwad said that Shri.Chandrakant Shinde had got fake Duplicate Coins from the Market and by claiming that they were the Original 9 Silver Coins given by Baba to Laxmi Ma, he was was cheating innocent Sai devotees.

She added that Shri.Chandrakant Shinde came out with these 9 Silver Coins only in 1986, whereas she has had them in her house for Darshan since 1963.

Shri. Arun Gaikwad, son of Shailaja Maa said that in 1980 due to family feud with his Uncle, he with his Grand Mother Sonubai and Mother Shailja Maa left Shirdi with the Original 9 Silver Coins given by Baba to Laxmibai.

They stayed in Kopergaon, only to return back to Shirdi in 1996 when they learnt that their Uncle's son Shri.Chandrakant Shinde was fooling Sai Devotees by claiming that he had the Original 9 Silver Coins given to Laxmibai by Sai Baba.

Thus, taking strict legal action against such malpractices the Hon.Managing Trustee of 'Saibhakta Laxmibai Shinde Trust`Shirdi' Smt.Shailaja Maa has registered a complaint at the Shirdi Police Station.

According to the Police Inspector both the Set of 9 Silver Coins will be taken in and send to the concerned department for testing, to ascertain which is actually the original set of 9 Coins given by Baba to Laxmibai.

Meanwhile, the Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan is silent on this whole issue as it prefers to stay away from any such controversies.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The annual ancestor-worship or 'Pitri-Paksha' is a period that is observed during the dark half of the Hindu month of 'Ashwin.' This period of 15 days is set aside by the Hindus for the remembrance of their ancestors. During this fortnight, Hindus donate food to the hungry in the hope that their ancestors will also be thus fed.

It is this time that Hindus throughout the world reflect on the contributions their forefathers made to their present life, and the cultural norms, traditions and values they set for us in order to make our lives better.

Three Debts an Individual is Born with

According to the Vedic scriptures an individual is born with three debts. The debt to God is called ‘Dev-rin.’ The debt to the sages and saints is called ‘Rishi-rin.’ The third debt to one's parents and ancestors is called ‘Pitri-rin.’ These three debts are like three mortgages on one's life, but not liabilities. It is an attempt by Hindu scriptures to create an awareness of one's duties and responsibilities.

"Pitri-rin" - Debt to One's Parents & Ancestors

The third debt an individual is expected to pay during one's life is to one's parents and ancestors. One's entire existence, including the family name and the great dharma one belongs to, are the gifts of one's parents and the forefathers. Just as your parents, who brought you into this world, protected you when you were weak and frail, fed you, clothed you, taught you, and brought to you up, your grandparents performed similar duties for your parents.

How to Repay the Debt to Ancentors

So how is this debt repaid? Everything that one does in this world should enhance the fame and glory of one's family, and of one's forefathers. Your ancestors are anxious to help you in all your endeavors and the departed souls are capable of doing so. However, they have one expectation from all of us and that is to perform acts of charity in their names during their annual visits to your homes in their subtle, invisible bodies.

A Pure Act of Faith

You do not have to believe in this unique Hindu ritual because it is purely based on faith called 'shraddha' in Hindi. Hence, another name for annual ancestor worship is 'Shraadh,' derived from the word 'shraddha' or faith. However, you will agree that it is the responsibility of everyone to keep up the pride of the family lineage by performing actions that promote the good of all. The fortnight of ancestor worship is nothing but a reminder of your lineage and duties towards it.

B.Shravan Kumar

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sai Baba Nakshatra Malika - Telugu Hymns to Sai Baba.

Aum Sai Ram

This Sai Nakshatra Malika was written by Sri Ponamala Koteswara Rao of Vijayawada and sung by Sri M Mangayya of Eluru in Andhra Pradesh. Sai Nakshatra Malika Poem Consists of a 27 Stanza/Verses praising Sri Sai Baba & the Complete Parayan of Sai Satcharitra book has been written in these 27 Stanza.

It is beleived that chanting Sai Nakshatra Malika once gives the Same benefit of performing Sai Satcharita Saptah. During the Sai Nakshatra Malika Puja, Sai Baba's Photo or Statue is placed on a Decorated Mantap. A Kalas is placed on Mantap. Salutations to Ganeshji, Durgadevi & Sai Baba are chanted & Sankalpam of all Devotees present for the puja is done. Ganesha Ashtothara Shatanamavali & Sai Baba's Ashtothara Shatanamavali & Aarti are performed.

Later on Sai Baba's Sai Nakshatra Malika is chanted 9 times by all Present for the Puja & During each chanting Tambulam consisting of 2 Banana/Fruit, Betelnut Leaf, Betelnut & a Coconut is placed in front of Sai Baba & at the end of each chanting Aarti is performed to Sai Baba. At the end of 9th Chanting, Sai Baba's Naivaithyam is performed. Aarti is Completed.

Nakshatra Malika Video Song

Part # 1

Part # 2

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English PDF

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sri Sai Rupam Naamaal Anekam - Telugu Sai Baba Dhun.

Aum Sai Ram

Today we have uploaded yet another Telugu Sai Baba Dhun Album "Sri Sai Rupam Naamaal Anekam". We had previously upload "Antha Sai" - a very Popular Teulgu Sai Baba Album sung by SPB. Voice for this album is rendered by Sadhana Sargam & Sunny Nair. This Sai Baba Dhun is so Melodious & Peaceful to hear.

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Lyrics in Telugu

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Sai Satcharita Kannada Mp.3 Audio - Free Download.

Aum Sai Ram

We recently procured links to the Sai Satcharita Parayan Audio Mp.3 CD in Kannada Language. We had previously posted Links of Sai Satcharita Parayan Audio CDs in English, Hindi & Telugu Languages.

Sai Devotees can now Download their favourite Sai Satcharita Parayan - Kannada in Audio Mp.3 Format. This Album has been created to help Illiterate, Old & Visually Impaired to hear to the Sacred Text of Sri Sai Satcharita written on Sri Shirdi Sai Baba.

Sai Baba's Name & Leela are spreading like wild fire every where & as per the present statistics, After Temple for Lord Ganesha, there are More Temple for Sri Shirdi Sai Baba in India & Around the World. This is just a Small effort to Spread his Miracles in the Form of this Audio Mp.3 Cd in Kannada Language.

Sri N S Anantha Ramu, a well Known Scholar has rendered his Voice to this Great Script & made it possible for one & all to listen to Sai Satcharita in Kannada Language.

The Inlay Card of the Album is As Below.

Details of the Album
Name of the Album: Sri Sai Satcharitre Parayan
Name of the Artist: Sri N S Anantha Ramu
Album Size: 545MB (4 Parts)
Zip Format: .RAR



To Download Sai Satcharita - Kannada Click on Links Below:
Kindly download all the parts before unzipping this Album.

1. Kindly download all the parts before unzipping this Album.
2. Use Win Rar to Unzip this Mp.3 Album.
3. This Album is password protected to have a Count of Sai Devotees Downloading this Album.

Links: Sri Shetji.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bhubaneswar, Orissa to Manmad - Weekly Special Train.

Aum Sai Ram

The Bhubaneswar-Manmad-Bhubaneswar weekly special train which had been earlier extended to run upto Shirdi, due to some operational constraints, will now run up to Manmad only. But in view of passenger's rush the East Coast Railway (ECR) has decided to extend services of this special via Visakhapatnam, Secunderabad and Nizamabad up to December 2011 end.

As per the revised programme, the train will halt at Manmad itself and not touch Kopergaon, Puntamba and Sai Nagar, Shirdi stations. The timings and stoppages of the train between Bhubaneswar and Manmad remain unchanged.

- Train no.08465 Bhubaneswar, Orissa to Manmad -
Departure: Bhubaneswar at 22:15 hrs every Friday from 05th Aug 2011 to 23rd Dec 2011.
Arrival: Manmad at 08.45 hrs every Sunday.

- Train no.08466 Manmad to Bhubaneswar, Orissa -
Departure: Manmad at 21.40 hrs every Sunday from 07th Aug 2011 to 25th Dec 2011.
Arrival: Bhubaneswar at 05:45 hrs every Tuesday.

Stops (Both Ways):
Khurda Road, Balugaon, Brahmapur, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada,
Anakapalli, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajmundry, Tadepalligudem, Elluru, Vijaywada, Khammam, Warangal, Kazipet, Secunderabad, Bolarum, Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Basar, Nanded, Purna, Parvani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nagarsol, Manmad.

These Special Trains have:
One AC-II Tier,
One AC-III Tier,
Six Sleeper Classes,
Six General Second Classes and
Two Guard cum Luggage Vans

- Bhubaneswar, Orissa to Manmad -

- Manmad to Bhubaneswar, Orissa -

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to Shirdi - Weekly Special Train

Aum Sai Ram

In view of passenger's rush the East Coast Railway (ECR) has decided to extend services of the
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - Shirdi Weekly Special Trains up to December 2011 end.

- Train no.08567 Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to Sai Nagar Shirdi -
Departure: Visakhapatnam at 05:30 hrs every Thursday from 04th Aug 2011 to 29th Dec 2011.
Arrival: Sainagar, Shirdi at 11:00 hrs the next day on Friday.

- Train no.08568 Sai Nagar Shirdi to Visakhapatnam`Andhra Pradesh -
Departure: Sainagar, Shirdi at 18:20 hrs every Friday from 05th Aug 2011 to 30th Dec 2011.
Arrival: Visakhapatnam at 22:45 hours the next day on Saturday.

Stops (Both Ways):
Duvvada, Anakapalli, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajmundry, Tadepalligudem, Elluru, Vijaywada, Khammam, Warangal, Kazipet, Secunderabad, Bolarum, Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Basar, Nanded, Purna, Parvani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nagarsol, Manmad, Kopergaon and Puntamba

These Special Trains have:
One AC-II Tier,
One AC-III Tier,
Nine Sleeper Classes,
Four General Second Classes and
Two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches totaling to 17.

- Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to Sai Nagar Shirdi -

- Sai Nagar Shirdi to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh -
Article: Rohit Behal, Mumbai.

Mysore, Karnataka to Shirdi - Weekly Express Trains

Aum Sai Ram.

From 01st August 2011, the South Western Railway has started to run Weekly Express Special Trains between Mysore, Karnataka and Sai Nagar`Shirdi. The Service will be in run only for 7 weeks with 7 trips in each direction.

Train No 06201 Mysore, Karnataka - Sainagar, Shirdi Weekly Express
Departure: Mysore at 09:50 hrs on Mondays
(August 2011 - 01st, 08th, 15th, 22nd & 29th and September 2011 - 05th & 12th)
Arrival: Sainagar, Shirdi at 14:15 hrs on Tuesdays.

Train No 06202 Sainaga, Shirdi - Mysore, Karnataka Weekly Express
Departure: Sainagar, Shirdi at 15:30 hrs on Tuesdays
(August 2011 - 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd & 30th and September 2011 - 06th & 13th)
Arrival: Mysore at 22:55 hrs on Wednesdays.

Stops (Both Ways):
Mandya, Ramanagaram, Kengeri, Bangalore City, Bangalore Cantonment, Yelahanka, Hindupur, Dharmavaram, Anantapur, Guntakal, Bellary, Torangallu, Hospet, Koppal, Gadag, Badami, Bagalkot, Alamatti, Bijapur, Hotgi, Solapur, Kurdwadi, Daund, Ahmed Nagar, Belapur, Puntamba, Sainagar Shirdi.

The Weekly Express Special has total 20 coaches consisting of:
Two AC 2-tier coaches,
Two AC 3-tier coaches,
11 Second class sleepers
Three General second class coaches
Two Second class luggage-cum-brake vans.


Article: Rohit Behal, Mumbai.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Aum Sai Ram

Frequent Incidents of Devotees complaining of dizziness and vomiting during their visit to the Sai Baba Temple at Shirdi, has prompted the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to ask the Shree Sai Baba Sansthan Trust to immediately install Exhaust Fans in the Temple premises.

In a letter, the MPCB has also asked the Shirdi Trust to file a Compliance Report after taking the necessary action.

The number of devotees visiting the Sai Baba Temple has increased in the recent past.
However, the facilities provided to them are found to be inadequate. The main religious festivals celebrated at the temple are Ramnavami, Guru Pournima and Dasara
when 3-5 lakh devotees visit the temple.

Article: Rohit Behal, Mumbai.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guru Mantra

Aum Sai Ram

!!! Guru Brahmaa Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheswara
Guru Saaksaat Param Brahma, Tasmai Shri Guru dev Namaha !!!

The human soul, even though initiated in the spiritual path, cannot love an abstract power; and it is for this reason that the scriptures advise us to venerate those who lead us to God and to love their physical presence as the Divine manifesting itself in human form. The Guru's physical body is just a receptacle of the mighty Divine, and as such worthy of the utmost devotion and reverence.

God as the abstract Creator eludes our imagination, but when a human temple enshrines divinity we begin to understand through this familiar medium the purpose of our own ultimate destiny. Thus, when God assumes a human form, He establishes Himself as the Guru. Guru is manifested God- this is perhaps the most succinct and satisfying definition of the word, and eliminates the false claims of some so-called Gurus who are ready to assume the mantle of spiritual authority without the true manifestation of the divine principle.

The Guru as manifested God soon becomes the Light, the inspiration and the great exemplar. The life of the average seeker, as it is lived on the material and physical level, is barren and unproductive until it finds its focus in the Master. It requires the grace, protection and the powerful push of the Guru to release this imprisoned splendor which lies captive in each and every one of us.

The Guru and God are one because the Almighty and His medium of manifestation cannot be different. The Guru embodies not only the Saguna (characteristics) but also the Nirguna(quality) of the Supreme Being, and so to that extent the Guru is approachable and accessible to man's needs and comprehension.

Once a contact between the Guru and the bhakta(disciple) is established, the relationship between master and disciple becomes a thing of beauty. This leads us to consider the principle of reciprocity which operates in this relationship. In return for the innumerable demands which a bhakta makes on the Master, it is but natural that the Guru too should impose a few conditions on the bhakta. The Guru expects total surrender, absolute obedience ,and, the last and most important, supreme effort.

The Guru's mission appears to be two-fold. The first and most important concern of the Guru is to awaken, elevate and transform the seeker. The second and final purpose of the Guru is paradoxically to help the disciple seeker to transcend this state of complete dependence on the Master, which dependence the Guru himself had taken such pains to foster. The final spurt of realizing his true identity with God is exclusively the Seeker's job.

The saint of Shirdi recognized and emphasized the beauty of a Guru-guided life. Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi is the Guru incarnate to live on this earth in the late part of last century and early part of this century. Shri Sai Baba gave tremendous importance to the adoption of the Guru in one's spiritual "Sadhana"(pursuit). With an innate compassion Shri Sai Baba often declared -"I am your savior, not only from the weight of sin, but from the weight of care and misery". "Guru is all the Gods", said the Saint of Shirdi. Moreover, the Baba declared reassuringly though as the all pervading Guru he would naturally expect complete surrender, obedience and loyalty, he promised that through his supreme powers he would extend complete protection to those who put their implicit faith in him.

Is Surrender to the Guru the only Sadhana Prayer? This question was hotly debated even in the presence of Baba. The answer to this complex question as given by Shri Sai Baba comes straight out of Sri Sai Satcharita.

Kakasaheb Dixit(an ardent Devotee of Shri Sai Baba) has published his notes regarding this matter. Next day after Hemadpant's meeting with Sai Baba, Kakasaheb went to Baba and asked whether he should leave Shirdi. Baba Said, "Yes". Then someone asked - "Baba, where to go?" Baba said, "High up." Then the man said, "How is the way?" Baba said, "There are many ways leading there; there is one way also from here (Shirdi). The way is difficult. There are tigers and wolves in the jungles on the way." I (Kakasaheb) asked - "But Baba, what if we take a guide with us?" Baba answered, - "Then there is no difficulty. The guide will take you straight to your destination, avoiding wolves, tigers and ditches etc. on the way. If there be no guide, there is the danger of your being lost in the jungles or falling into ditches."

Mr. Dabholkar was present on this occasion and he thought that this was the answer Baba gave to the question whether Guru was a necessity (Vide Sai Leela Vol. I, No.5, Page 47); and he thereupon took the hint that no discussion of the problem, whether man is free or bound, is of any use in spiritual matters, but that on the contrary real Paramartha(absolute meaning) is possible only as the result of the teachings of the Guru, as is illustrated in this chapter of the original work in the instances of great Avatars like Rama and Krishna, who had to submit themselves to their Gurus, Vasishtha and Sandipani respectively, for getting self-realization and that the only virtues necessary for such progress are faith and patience. (Vide Sai Satcharita, Ch. II, 191-92).

Sai Baba Our Guru: Not only did the Saint of Shirdi perform his duties of Guruship during his life, but was able to establish a lasting Guru-parampara(successors of Guru's) through his vision and foresight.

Shri Sai Baba was not content to transfer his messiahship to his descendants. In the last years of his life, he said to his devotees with a mother's solicitude, "Do not grieve when my body passes away. My tomb will live and move and speak with all those who make me their sole refuge." Happily, though we have celebrated over 78 years of his mahasamadhi, Sai Baba's promise is abundantly fulfilled even to-day. Millions of devotees flock to his Samadhi regularly to seek his blessings. Through decades of void there comes echoing down the years the gracious message- "Lo, I am beside you always".

The Poornima (Full Moon) Day in the month of Ashadha(July-August) is known as Guru Poornima. This is a very sacred day on which special worship is performed to the Acharyas(Gurus), who, through their Infinite Compassion and Supreme Grace, have imparted the Knowledge of the Absolute(Brahma Vidya) through a long and continuous line of Acharyas(Guru Parampara) to all the Seekers of the Self.

The celebration of Guru Poornima began in Shirdi around 1908. One day Shri Baba told his disciple Shri Dada Kelkar, "Do you know this day is the day to approach Gurus? Bring your worship articles". Then Shri Kelkar and his friends looked up the calendar and found that the day was Guru Poornima day. They started worshipping Shri Sai Baba as their Guru, and that practice has continued till today not only in Shirdi but all over the world where prayers are offered to Shri Sai.

I request to all Sai devotees to attend a bhajan or visit a Sai temple on the day of Guru poornima (July 15). If this is not possible then chant HIS name/sloka thorugh out the day. Lets remember our God whole day long on this special day.

Om Sai Namo Namah, Sri Sai Namo Namah,
Jai Jai Sai Namo Namah, Sadguru Sai Namo Namah.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Horse & the Pig!

Aum Sai Ram.

There was a farmer who collected horses; he only needed one more breed to complete his collection. One day, he found out that his neighbour had the particular horse breed he needed. So, he constantly bothered his neighbour until he sold it to him. A month later, the horse became ill and he called the veterinarian, who said: Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days. I'll come back on the 3rd day and if he's not better, we're going to have to put him down.

Nearby, the pig listened closely to their conversation.The next day, they gave him the medicine and left.The pig approached the horse and said: Be strong, my friend. Get up or else they're going to put you to sleep!

On the second day, they gave him the medicine and left.The pig came back and said: Come on buddy, get up or else you're going to die! Come on, I'll help you get up. Let's go! One, two, three...

On the third day, they came to give him the medicine and the vet said:Unfortunately, we're going to have to put him down tomorrow.Otherwise, the virus might spread and infect the other horses.After they left, the pig approached the horse and said: Listen pal,it's now or never! Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Getup! That's it, slowly! Great! Come on, one, two, three... Good, good.

Now faster, come on.... Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yay! Yes!
You did it, you're a champion!!!All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting: It's a miracle!

My horse is cured. This deserves a party. Let's kill the pig!

Point for reflection:
This often happens in the workplace. Nobody truly knows which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who's actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen.


If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember amateurs built the Ark and professionals built the Titanic.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Never Stop Listening, Learning & Thinking

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.

"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"

Very motivated by the boss' words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees. "I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked. "Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees."

Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don't take time to sharpen the axe."

In today's world, it seems that everyone is busier than ever, but less happy than ever. Why is that? Could it be that we have forgotten how to stay sharp?

There's nothing wrong with activity and hard work. But God doesn't want us to get so busy that we neglect the truly important things in life, like taking time to pray, to love, to read, to see all the beautiful things around us, to care. We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow.

If we don't take time to sharpen the axe, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness. So start today. Think about the ways by which you could do your job more effectively and add a lot of value to it & apply the same virtue to one's own life to make it peaceful & fruitful for years to come.

Never Stop: Listening, Learning and Thinking.

"No one can go back & change a bad beginning, But WE can start now & create a successful ending."

Monday, July 4, 2011

Secunderabad,Andhra Pradesh to Shirdi - Bi-Weekly Express Trains

Aum Sai Ram

As announced in the Railway Budget 2010-11, the Secunderabad-Manmad Bi-Weekly Trains running up to Manmad have now been extended to run up to Sainagar, Shirdi on a regular basis.

Train No.17002 Secunderabad - Sainagar Shirdi Bi-Weekly Express
Departure: Secunderabad at 16:40 Pm every Friday and Sunday.
Arrival: Sainagar Shirdi at 09:15 Am every Saturday and Monday.

Train No.17001 Sainagar Shirdi - Secunderabad Bi-Weekly Express
Departure: Sainagar Shirdi at 17:10 Pm every Monday and Saturday.
Arrival: Secunderabad at 09:20 Am every Tuesday and Sunday.

Stops (Both Ways):
Secunderabad Jn, Begampet, Lingampalli, Shankarpalli, Vikarabad Jn, Zahirabad, Bidar, Bhalki, Udgir, Latur Road, Parli Vaijnath, Gangakher, Parbhani Jn, Manwath Road, Selu, Partur, Jalna, Aurangabad, Lasur, Rotegaon, Nagarsol, Manmad Jn, Kopargaon, Puntamba, Sainagar Shirdi.



Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh to Shirdi -Tri Weekly Express Trains.

Aum Sai Ram

As announced in the Railway Budget 2010-11, the Kakinada-Manmad Express Train running up to Manmad has now been extended to run up to Sainagar, Shirdi on a regular basis.

Train No.17206 Kakinada Town - Sainagar Shirdi Tri Weekly Express
Departure: Kakinada Town at 06:15 Am - Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Arrival: Sainagar Shirdi at 09:15 Am - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Train No.17205 Sainagar Shirdi - Kakinada Town Tri Weekly Express
Departure: Sainagar Shirdi at 17:10 Pm - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Arrival: Kakinada Town at 19:20 Pm - Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Stops (Both Ways):
Kakinada Town, Samalkot Jn, Rajamundry, Nidadavolu Jn, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada Jn, Madhira, Khammam, Dornakal Jn, Mahbubabad, Warangal, Kazipet Jn, Secunderabad Jn, Begampet, Lingampalli, Shankarpalli, Vikarabad Jn, Zahirabad, Bidar, Bhalki, Udgir, Latur Road, Parli Vaijnath, Gangakher, Parbhani Jn, Manwath Road, Selu, Partur, Jalna, Aurangabad, Lasur, Rotegaon, Nagarsol, Manmad Jn, Kopargaon, Puntamba, Sainagar Shirdi.



Friday, July 1, 2011

Why Vada Maalai for Lord Aanjaneya

Aum Sai Ram

Once some Devotee from North India came to pay respects to Mahaa Periyava (Kaanchi Swaamigal).After a comfortable darsan the devotee was lingering with worry written on his face. Periyava noticed this and asked the devotee what was bothering him. The devotee had some doubt about Aanjaneya for quite some time. He had made enquiries but no one could provide proper solution to clear his doubt. When the devotee was pondering if he can put forward his doubt to Periyava, Periyava on his own enquired about the reason for the worried look on the face of the devotee.

The devotee hesitatingly told that he had some doubt to be cleared about Aanjaneya. The devotee continued "devotees in Southern India propitiate Aanjaneya with a vada maalai made with Ulundu / Urad, black pepper etc., whereas we in Northern India propitiate with jhangri maalai. Can you kindly explain the reason for this?" The devotee from North India as also the other devotees eagerly waited for the response of Periyava.

With a smile on his face Periyava said: "Ladies of the house take the tiny tots outside the house show them the moon and divert them and the tiny tots with the diversion and good air outside eat the food. For the tiny tots, moon was a toy but for Aanjaneya the shining Sun was a ripe fruit and HE wanted to pluck it and consume. Aanjaneya,the son of Vaayu, immediately flew towards the Sun. Devaas were stunned to see baby Aanjaneya racing towards the Sun and no one dared to stop HIM. At this time Raahu also was flying towards Sun to generate Grahana. However, Raahu could not match the speed of Aanjaneya.
Raahu blessed Aanjaneya with a recognition(angeekaaram). Any one who propitiates Aanjaneya with eatable out of ulundu (the favourite dish of Raahu) and worships, they will be free from the affliction of Raahu and Raahu will not trouble them. Raahu also described that the eatable should have the shape like him (that of a snake).
So people afflicted with Raahu, worship Aanjaneya they will have lesser affliction.
As there is plenty of salt in the southern part of the country, ulundu, black pepper etc., are mixed together and vadai is prepared. There is plenty of sugarcane crop in the northern part of the country, and they like sweet, jhangri is made out of ulundu and dipped in sugarcane juice and Aanjaneya is adorned. As long as Raahu is pleased, it is immaterial whether the vada maalai is salty or sweet."

Devotee from North India and other devotees were pleased and convinced by the explanation given by Periyava prostrated at his feet.

Article: Mrs. Padma Ramaswamy. Mumbai
Author: Sri.P.Swaminathan

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chennai Central to Shirdi ~ New Superfast Weekly Express Train

Aum Sai Ram

As announced in the Railway Budget 2011-12, Southern Railways has introduced a new Train:
"Chennai Central - Shirdi Weekly Superfast Express" on a regular basis and with a new route via Bengaluru and Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam. Puttaparthi.

Train.No.22601 Chennai Central – Sai Nagar Shirdi Superfast Express:
Departure: Chennai Central at 10:10 Am on Wednesdays
Arrival: Sai Nagar Shirdi at 11:30 Am on Thursdays.

Train.No.22602 Sai Nagar Shirdi – Chennai Central Superfast Express:
Departure: Sai Nagar Shirdi at 08:25 Am on Fridays
Arrival: Chennai Central at 09:40 Am on Saturdays.

Coach Composition:
One AC 2-tier,
Two AC3-tier,
Seven Sleeper Class,
Six General Second Class
and Two luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Stops (Both Ways):
Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Bangarapet, Krishnarajapuram, Yelahanka, Hindupur, Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam, Dharmavaram, Anantapur, Guntakal, Adoni, Manthralayam Road, Raichur, Wadi, Gulbarga, Solapur, Daund, Ahmednagar and Puntamba. On the return journey Train.No.22602 will stop at Perambur, Chennai also.

Devotees Experience at Shirdi by Mrs. Padma Ramaswamy, Mumbai.

Aum Sai Ram.

This is the first time i've put a Devotees experience with Shirdi Sai Baba at Shirdi. This Article has been sent to us by Mrs. Padma Ramaswamy from Mumbai. We are happy to publish the same. I hope that Sai Devotees reading this Article be blessed by Sai's Divine Grace & that they too experience his Love & Affection. The Narration of the Devotees Experience is as below.

-- Devotees Experience--
With the Blessing of our Sadguru Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, I would like to narrate my divine experiences at Shirdi this time. It has been my cherished dream to do the Sai Satcharita Parayan at the Parayan hall in Shirdi. So this time I got a chance to visit Shirdi during May 2011 along with my younger daughter and co-sisters and we all decided to complete the parayan in 3 days. As always this time too before leaving for Shirdi, I wrote down all my deepest desires of visiting all those places where Baba had gone in the Satcharita and prayed for a safe and blissful journey. We took the Volvo bus from Mumbai on friday. We were enjoying our journey listening to Sai bhajans. The bus halted at Sinnar for around 5 mins, where I got down to stretch my legs. Just then I felt a prick in my left toe and all of a sudden I had a shooting pain extending up to my thigh. I was almost in tears. It has always been my practice to carry Udi with me wherever I go.

So I immediately applied it and also took in some with water. I also gave some Reiki healing. But the pain seemed just unbearable. Then finally we reached Shirdi around 9pm. Somebody then suggested we go to the Sansthan Hospital. The doctor there gave an injection and some medicines but the pain failed to subside. The doctor over there suggested me that i should get admitted in the hospital as as it was an unknown insect bite. I got terrified. I told him to let me go as i was very sure nothing can happen as Baba is only testing me. My relative even suggested we return back to Mumbai, but I was very sure that I wanted to do the parayan and took it as Baba's way of testing me. I was crying in pain and had a sleepless night. Next morning a local doctor told it is the bite of a particular insect called 'Vinchoo' and suggested that such insect bites would be best cured by mantra shakti though he gave me an injection. That's when a local fellow suggested me to visit the 'Veerabhadrappa' temple in Rahata(mentioned in Chap.5.Sai Satcharita).

Then I realised that as I had written down my wish in the Satcharita, Baba wanted me visit this place where he had been. No one can comprehend his way of doing things.

The pain which refused to come down with injections and medicines came down immediately by the Grace of Baba.

Then immediately after that mantra treatment I started my Satcharita parayan and successfully finished it in 3 days. In the meantime I also had the privilege of visiting other places where Baba had been for instance-Khushalchandji's house in Rahata, Panchamukhi Ganapathi temple, Tapovan bhoomi, Upasani Maharaj's ashram at Sakori and finally Sai Dham at Kopergaon. There we also met Chauhan Baba. The moment Chauhan Baba looked at me he told that I have been in a lot of pain since I came to Shirdi and that Baba was near me only all the time. Saying so he blessed us all.

I had this deepest wish of doing some Seva in the Sansthan so when I enquired about it in the Sansthan they said no such thing took place there. I was a little upset over it but dint lose heart. Meanwhile on the last day I decided to go for Kakad aarati and got up early and was about too leave when I suddenly started feeling very uneasy and started throwing up. But I made up my mind to go for the aarati. I went to the temple at 3'o clock but somehow there too I felt very uneasy and came out and rushed to my hotel where I started throwing up again. And then I just left it to Baba and took some rest.

Around 7am I still had the urge to atleast go for the Mukhdarshan. I went there and then suddenly the sansthan workers asked if I could do some seva by sorting out the currency notes. My joy knew no bounds and I immediately agreed. After about half an hour's time they told me to take Bab's darshan and leave. I was so happy. He fulfilled this desire of mine too. As said in the aarati 'Jaya mani jaisa bhaav taya taisa anubhava.'

In the last 5 years since Baba has entered into my life,I have realised that though Baba gives us all that we want, he at the same time keeps testing us to see whether we have imbibed into us his two divine coins of 'Shraddha' and 'Saburi'.

I am really thankful to Baba for giving me a very new and divine experience this time. He arranged everything from our travel to stay.

I would like to mention here about a local auto driver Ganesh who knew all those places very well. His contact number is +91 98228 81977.

Thank you Baba. Love you. Om Sai Ram.
Best Regards,
Padma Ramaswamy

Article: Mrs. Padma Ramaswamy, Mumbai
Edit: Raghav N.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1008 Mangoes Offered to Baba at Sai Temple,Santhapet, Ongole Dist. Andhra Pradesh

Aum Sai Ram

On Sunday 12th June 2011, amidst religious fervour, Sai Devotees offered 1008 Mangoes to Baba at the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Santhapet`Ongole, Andhra Pradesh in India.

After performing the "Sahasranama pooja", the devotees offered 1,008 Mangoes to Baba with ‘Shradha & Saburi' (Faith and Patience). The Devotees majorly included a large number of women, seeking Baba's blessings for Children.

Significance of offering Mangoes to Sai Baba:
According to the Amra-Leela (4 Mango Miracle) mentioned in the Shri Sai Satcharitra Chapter 25, Shri.Damu Anna, who had no children, was blessed with 4 Sons & 4 Daughters after his wife ate the 4 Mangoes given to them by Sai Baba himself.

Sai Baba stressed the need for Faith and Patience for those yearning for Progeny. He said: "Look at the Mango tree in blossom. If all the Flowers brought fruit, what a splendid crop it would be. But do they? Most fall off (either as flowers or as unripe fruits) by wind etc. Very few remain".

Article: Rohit Behal, Mumbai
Soucrce: The Hindu

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pakistani Hindu Devotees Visit Sai Baba's Temple at Shirdi

Om Sai Ram

On Monday 16th May 2011, a group of nearly 105 Hindus from Pakistan, including 40 women and children, visited the Sai Baba Temple @ Shirdi and offered their prayers. These Pakistani Hindu pilgrims, on a one-month long visa in India are here for paying visits to the famous Indian Hindu Temples. And as part of their tour, they visited the Sai Baba Temple @ Shirdi.

After having Baba's Darshan, the Pilgrims said that they felt very happy-n-blessed and that even in Pakistan, the message of Baba "SAB KA MALIK EK" is highly acknowledged, so much so that, many have written it on their vehicle's too. They added that Shirdi Sai Baba is very much revered in Pakistan also.

Article: Rohit behal.Mumbai.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sai Mala - Hindi Devotional Album by Sri Hamsar Hayat

Aum Sai Ram

Today i'm posting the 3rd album "Sai Mala" sung by Sri Hamsar Hayat. I had previously posted the other 2 albums of this very famous qawali singer Sri Hamsar Hayat "Sai Dawayan" & "Sai Ki Kamli" which was much appreciated by the Sai Devotees for his unique blend of Qawali into Devotional Bhajans on Shirdi Sai Baba.

The Play List of today's Album includes:
1.Meri Sun Le Pukaar.
2.Sai Ke Naam Se Bhavsaagar Paar.
3.Sai Maala Tu Dil Se Ghuma Le.
4.Sai Naam Ka Jag Hai Deewana.
5.Sai Naam Tera Hai Sab Se Pyaara.
6.Shirdi Dhaam Hai Badaa Hi Paavan.

To download this album visit:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sai Ki Kamli - Hindi Devotional Album by Sri Hamsar Hayat

Aum Sai Ram

Today I'm loading a new Hindi Devotional Album "Sai Ki Kamli" Sung by Sri Hamsar Hayat. This is the 2nd album posted by us on Sri Hamsar Hayat. The Previously posted ablum "Sai Dawayan" was well received by Sai Devotees and a lot of them have satisfactorily downloaded the same.

The Play List of today's album is as below:

Play List
1.Ganesh Vandana.
2.Meri Aankho Mein Tera Chehra.
3.Main Baba Ka Jogiya.
4.Ni Main Jaana Baba De Naal.

5.Ye Banda Tera Sawali Hai.
6.Chalo Sai Ke Dhaam.
7.Mann Mein Shradha.
8.Ek Sai Tere Aane Se.

To Download this Album visit:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sai Dawayan Hindi Devotional Album by Sri Hamsar Hayat

Aum Sai Ram

Today I'm loading yet another Hindi Sai Devotional Album "Sai Dawayan" Sung by Sri Hamsar Hayat. The songs in this album are sung in the Qawali fashion & are quite impressive & spontaneous. The Play List of the album is as below:

Play List
1.Tu Dayawan Hai Baba.
2.Mast Malanga Mast Malanga .
3.Sai Ke Rang Mein.
4.Sai Ji Karo Karam.
5.Sai Naam Ka Sumiran.

To Download this album visit:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sai Smaran & Aarti by Sri Suresh Wadkar

Aum Sai Ram

Today we are uploading the Hindi Devotional Album Sai Smaran & Aarti by Sri Suresh Wadkar. The Total Play back time of this ablum is around one Hour & it is quite rejuvenating to the hear to the wonderful verses on Sai Baba. At the end of this beautiful rendering a Small Aarti of Sai Baba is sung to end the Prayer. I would recommend Sai devotees to listen to the same & get the blessings of Shirdi Sai Baba.

To Download this Album visit:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Life might not give you a second chance

Aum Sai Ram

It was 11th June 2010. Nisha was waiting for her husband Akshaye . It was their marriage anniversary. Things have got changed since their marriage. From the cute couple they turned into a fighting one. The quarrel everyday on every small thing. Nisha gave up thinking that Akshaye must have forgotten their anniversary and surely won't be back home on time.

Akshaye too didn't like how the things were going. She was so loving, so caring before marriage. How everything is changed so radically. Yet they still love each other. It was 4:00 p.m. The bell rang. Nisha was surprisingly happy that Akshaye remembered. She ran to open the door. Indeed Akshaye was standing outside. He was smiling and had a bunch of flowers in his hand. The two then started reliving their beautiful days, making up for their quarrels. There was champagne, light music, and it was raining a little outside. Overall the weather too seemed to get romantic along with them.

But the moment came to a slight pause. The phone in the bedroom was ringing. Quite agitated, Nisha went to pick up the phone. It was a man on the other side.. Hello madam I am calling from the police station. Is it Mr. Akshaye Malhotra's number? Yes, it is. There was an accident and a man died. We got your number from the man's purse. We need you to come here and identify the body.

Nisha's heart sank. Whhhhaaat?? B-but my husband is here with me? "Sorry madam the accident took place at 3:00 p.m. when the man was trying to board a bus.

Nisha was about to lose her senses.

How could this happen? She knew this type of things. She had heard about this.

The soul of the person comes to meet you before it parts. She ran to the drawing room.

Akshaye was not there.

Is it true then?

Has something that bad really happened to Akshaye?

Has he left her forever?

Oh God!

Had she been given another chance she would have mended all her faults. She rolled down on the floor awestruck.


Suddenly there was noise from the bathroom.

Akshaye came out and said, “I forgot to tell, you dear, my purse was stolen while I was returning home.”

Life might not give u a second chance. So never waste a moment when u can make up for your deeds.
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