Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi


The journey to the Sai Baba of Shirdi is such a delight. You can feel the devotion in the air of this holy shrine. It is believed that the ‘Samadhi’ of Shri Saibaba is at Shirdi. Everyday a large number of devotees come to Shirdi to take blessings of Shri Sai Baba. Shirdi is located in a small village in Kopergaon district of Maharashtra. Temple of Shri Sai Baba is popular in all over the world and people from every religion visit this holy shrine with all the devotion to offer their prayers. Some of the important places in Shirdi are Samadhi mandir, Gurusthan, Dwarkamai, Lendi Bagh, Khandoba Mandir and amny more. It is said that Shri Sai Baba considered his devotees as his children and like a father, he protects and bless them all. Shri Sai Baba was supporter of all the religions, According to his one of the epigrams “Sabka Malik Ek” which means there is only one god who governs all. Shri Sai Baba always taught to live with peace. Shri Sai Baba also said “Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered” which means if you will take a step ahead with devotion to him, then he will make sure to protect you and bless you with his heartiest blessings. You can see the devotees chanting the Mantra of Shri Sai Baba in the temple. Devotees who visit there always make sure that they attend the Aarti which is performed there. Devotees also sit outside Dwarakamai at night. Some people meditate there and some read Sai Satcharitra. It is such an amazing experience by spending some hours outside Dwarakamai.

There are many stories regarding the miracles of Shri Sai Baba. Many devotees see Shri Sai Baba in their dreams advising them for their lives. One of my friend shared his experience regarding the blessings of Shri Sai Baba. He told that when he once went to the temple of Shri Sai Baba at Shirdi, he saw a man in the temple who seemed not well at all. That man was walking with the support of some people (may be his family members). It seemed that the man was suffering from a disease which made him so unhealthy. Instead of that, the man was there just to have a look of Shri Sai Baba as he was deeply in love with Shri Sai Baba. His devotion made my friend very emotional. Anyways, my friend offered his prayers to Shri Sai Baba and left the temple. After a few months, my friend again visited the temple of Shri Sai Baba. In the temple, he again saw that man who was unhealthy, but this time he seemed healthy and well. In fact, when my friend asked him about his recovery, that man said “I was about to die but due to the grace and blessings of Shri Sai Baba, i am recovering day by day, Shri Sai Baba always takes care of his children (devotees) at every phase of life.” My friend got amazed by hearing the story of that man.

Shri Sai Baba never let his children alone. Shri Sai Baba guides his devotees at times about the right path of life. One of the main teachings of Shri Sai Baba is, “If you give food to the hungry, and a place to rest for the needy God’s grace will always be upon you”. One should always remember the teachings of Shri Sai Baba. Then what are you waiting for, make your presence soon at the holy shrine of Shri Sai Baba to get his blessings for your whole life. May Shri Sai Baba bless you!