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Shri Guru Purnima Celebrations 2010

Shri Guru Purnima Celebrations 2010

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Shirdi:
On the occasion of 'GuruPurnima' festival, a large numberof people flocked to Shirdi,to offer their prayers to their Guru"Shri Sai Baba" on Sunday 25thJuly`2010.A festive ambience pervaded thesmall town of Shirdi inMaharashtra,where a sea of believers convergedat the famed shrine of the reveredsaint, Sai Baba, to offer their
 
prayers.Around 5 lakh devotees queued upoutside the shrine since earlymorning just to get a glimpse of the deity,who used to be viewed as the Guruby many people."Baba is the central force of theuniverse. When Baba used to sit inthe shrine, his followers used tooffer prayersand worship him on the GuruPurnima (full moon day). Thispractice gained prominence eversince and has been followed tilldate,
 
to commemorate Baba's influenceon his followers," said VidyaKshirsagar, a priest.Devotees offered Garlands, Sweets& Gold / Diamond / Silver Items tothe Shrine of the Saint, as theysought his blessings.
The number of devotees wasestimated at around 5 lakh inone day itself, which wasmainly because:
 
1)
Gurupurnima celebrations hadcompleted its 100th year since itwas first celebrated in Shirdi,
2)
The Temple remained open the

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