November 2009

Samadhi Day Celeberated In Australia
In Shirdi Sai Temple, Sydney Samadhi day of Shri Sai Baba was celeberated with full devotion. Various programs were organised from 19th Sept to 27th Sept 2009. The devotees enjoyed Raas Garba and Dandia dance after shej Aarti every night. On 20th Maata's bhajans were recited from 6.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M. On 26th Sept Baba's Palki Utsav was organised. The devotees were very excited to participate in the Palki utsav. The program concluded with Shej aarti. Mahaprasad was distributed after the Palki. On Dussehra day on 27th September, Monday, Lalita Sahastranama and Sai

Mumbai Devotees Walk to Shirdi
about our itinerary to ensure we receive sufficient security and health care,” said Phadtare. The members of the troupe, wearing similar tshirts, recite slogans of Om Sai during their journey. With special entry gates allotted for the padyatra devotees, the pain of having covered long distance gets completely overlooked. They have direct access to the shrine. They place the palanquin in front of the idol of Sai Baba and seek his blessings. On the following day, They return on a vehicle and prepare for hosting a grand feast on November 5 for the devotees of Sai Baba from the city. -Rohit Bahl

Three Kinds of Disciples
Hemadpant says that there are of three kinds: (1) First or best (2) Second or middling and (3) Third or ordinary. The best kind of disciples are those who guess what their Gurus want and immediately carry it out and serve them without waiting for an order from them. The average disciples are those who carry out the orders of their Masters to a letter, without any delay, and the third kind of disciples are those, who go on postponing the carrying out of their orders and making mistakes at every step. The disciples should have firm faith, backed up by intelligence and if they have patience to these, their spiritual goal will not be at distance. -SAISEVAK MOTILAL GUPTA

Many city associations Bhajans were also organised, followed by shej organized padyatras to Shirdi. The arduous journey with distance of over 300 km was covered walking by devotees in a huge group. Members carrying palanquin consisting photos and footprints of Sai Baba, took to His shrine in Shirdi. The journey began from Nerula’s sector 18 on October 23, 2009 and the devotees reached Shirdi on October 29. They had to cover atleast 35 km daily. Secretary of Chatrapati Kala Krida Sanskritik Pratishthan, Shivaji Phadtare told that During aarti & mahaprasad and temple was open all day for padyatra they rested along darshan. Thousands of roads,” Scores of Sai people visited the temple to Devotees undertake this get the blessings of Sai laborious task and relate a Baba. - Anibha, Sydney feeling that’s close to absolute contentment and bliss towards the end of the journey. Vehicles carrying daily essential and luggage accompany the troupe during the padyatra. “This is the third year that we are conducting this yatra. So, we are well versed with the region and rest of the places. We inform police stations and medical practitioners


New Delhi - November 2009

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Baba Blessed Me With Little Brother
Sai Baba who is the ruler of the world has also blessed us and thats why I call myself Sai Baba's Daughter. On 5th February 2004 Baba blessed my family as on that day my brother was born. My brother is 11 years younger to me. I used to cry infront of Baba to give me the gift of a brother, so that I could tie Rakhi to him and who would always be there with me, who would call me didi, who would protect me whenever I would need him. Baba I am very thankful to you for this precious gift and I request you to bless me and my family. And also because of Baba’s grace I, along with my family go to Shirdi every year. Baba came in my brother ’s dream and he added the name SAI after his name, so his name is Pulkit Sai Makker. It is said that God is an invisible parent and parents are visible God. If you keep parents happy, the invisible God becomes happy automatically. -Palak Makker, Allahabad.

Sai Samiti Noida & It’s Activities
Sai Samiti, Noida was formed in the year 1991 as a Society which was registered as Regd. No. 1512 U.P. In 1995 a plot of 1100 sq. mtrs. was allotted by Noida Authority in Sector40. The present building was subsequently erected and Shirdi Sai Baba’s Murti was installed. Now the building with five floors covering an area of nearly fifteen thousand sq. ft., is complete in all respects. Sai Mandir, as it stands today at Sector-40 Noida is a mind satisfying and delightful place for worship committed to provide effective peaceful environment to meet the religious, emotional, spiritual and related conveniences of Sai devotees and others, always. There are various activities carried out by Samiti, dedicated to the underprivileged society. Under educational program for the underprivileged presently about 250 students from poor families are getting free basic education from Class KG to V in Sai Vidya Niketan – a Charitable School – functioning on the first floor of the Mandir premises. The School has been recognized by the UP Government up to Primary Level i.e. 5th standard. The students are provided free books, note books, dresses, mid-day meals etc. No tuition or other fees are charged. Students passing 5th standard from Sai Vidya Niketan are admitted to the schools in Noida in class 6th and all expenses towards their educations are borne by the Samiti. Also the Samiti undertakes to get them educated till 12th standard, if their results are satisfactory. Besides, scholarships are provided to academically good poor students studying in other Noida Schools. Such education assistance is being given to the tune of Rs. 3 lakhs per annum at present. Plans are to increase such assistance in the coming years. Efforts are being made towards finding a plot of land around Noida and then to construct a school building thereon so that it could be expanded upto 12th standard. The Samiti is also conducting Yoga classes diathermy traction, ultrasonic therapy, paraffin wax bath, besides other supplementary equipment. A Dot Centre has been established for treatment of tuberculosis, with the advice and cooperation of the District Hospital. All costly medicines for T.B. treatment are provided free to the patients. There is a plan to acquire and run a free ambulance service. General medical checkup camps, blood donation camps, antipolio camp, eye and heart-disease camps etc. are organized from time to time with active cooperation from organizations like Red Cross, District Medical Centre, Lions Club and various reputed private hospitals in Noida like Metro and Kailash Hospital. For Annadaan, Good quality Prasad is provided to devotees and needy people coming to the temple everyday. Such distribution of annadaan works out to a minimum of 1000 people daily growing upwards on Sundays, Tuesdays & Saturdays. On Thursdays and other important festivals and occasions, however, it goes up to 10,000. A semi automatic kitchen is being established for the purpose. Surplus food materials (Atta, Wheat & Rice etc.) is also provided to charitable organizations like blind schools, orphanages etc. as also to the needy schools in the neighborhood. Shri Sai Samiti Noida has established a Library starting from a humble beginning of 400 books (March 2003) on ‘Sai’ and spirituality in particular. The Samiti has now a well equipped Sai Library. The books would largely cater to spiritual aspirations and selfdevelopment of all devotees and visitors. The Library functions on the 2nd floor of the Mandir building. Alongside the entrance to the Temple, a Service Centre is run by the Sansthan to meet the Puja and Prasada needs of the devotees.

Poojari Training Programme In Shirdi
The Light of His holiness the spiritual Master was inculcated in the hearts of the devotees, and gradually the number of Shri Sai devotees is increasing throughout the country and as well as abroad, the number of Sai Baba Temple is also increasing. Today in every corner Shirdi Sai Baba Temple can be seen. All the temples and the devotees must have the same pattern and systems that follows in Sai Temple in Shirdi. Considering the demand of Sai devotees for introduction of imparting training to the pujaris of the temples spread all over the country, the Management Committee of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Shirdi, decided to give the training to the pujaris. The training schedule will be for six days of practical and theory ending with a knowledge test. The Sansthan will provide free accommodation. The Eighth training programme is scheduled to start from Monday, 11 January 2010 to Saturday, 16th January, 2010. We, therefore, request you to send one authorized senior Priest from your Temple for this training programme. The precondition for temple is that should be a registered trust under the Public Trust Act. After arriving in Shirdi, please contact enquiry & accommodation office Phone- 02423-258745, 258945 or Shri Guru Prasad Kapre, Temple Department Ph: 9422734474
-Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust,


Miracle of Sai Baba
'Om Shri Sai Nathaye Namaha.' I am posting one of my best experiences which took place with my wife and me. In the year 2007-2008, I was searching for a job for my wife in her Microbiology field. Here in the gulf it was difficult to get that job. My wife had gone for several interviews in different companies for administration job. In January 2008 I had subscribed for a Sai Baba Calendar. In the same year was my daughter ’s school admission. Just imagine the miracle of Shri Sai Baba, in April 2008 my daughter got admission in school in which we wanted and on April 10th that was on Thursday I received Baba’s Calendar and after half an hour my wife received a call from a reputed food company to join their company in two days as a Lab Tech and that too the job which my wife was dreaming of. We were so happy with tears in our eyes and prayed to Sai Baba for listening to our prayers. I would like to tell all devotees to have faith in Cdr. Sanjay Bhatt , the Baba and pray to Him and Sai Ph. :9911745863 Sai Baba will surely answer you prayers. Email: Sai Vichaar

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and Vocational training classes for boys and girls in various fields such as tailoring, candle making, computer etc. Under medical services Sai Dharmarth Chikitsalya, a mini-hospital, provides free medical services to the less privileged class of the Society on all days except Sundays and holidays. In the newly constructed premises adjoining to the Mandir, a regular OPD having a panel of 12 Allopathic, 2 Homeopathic and 2 Lady Doctors provides free medical check-up and free medicines to about 300 patients daily. Specialists in the field of Orthopedic, Cardiology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, are also available to the poor patients. Free Eye operations of the Poor patients are got done by the Samiti in other reputed hospitals, about 25 operations have been conducted in the last 3 months. A regular Dental Centre is also functioning. The Chikitsalya has complete diagnostic facilities including X-ray Machine, Ultrasound Machine, a Pathological Lab, etc. Lately, a Physiotherapy Unit has been added in the basement of the Mandir consisting of Interferential Therapy, shortwave

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Cost Of A Real Miracle
An eight year old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left. They were moving to a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor’s bills. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one to help them with the money. When she heard daddy say to her tearful mother with whispered desperation, “Only a miracle can save him now,” the child went to her bedroom and pulled a box from its hiding place in the closet. She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Clutching the precious box tightly, she slipped out of the back door and made her way to the nearby local drug store. The pharmacist asked the little girl “what do you want?” The girl said “my little brother is very sick and I want to buy a miracle" “I beg your pardon?” said the pharmacist. “My brother has something bad growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him. So how much does a miracle cost?” “We don’t sell miracles here, child. I’m sorry,” the pharmacist said, smiling sadly at the little girl. “Listen, I have the money to pay for it, if it is not enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs.” In the shop was a welldressed customer. He stooped down and asked the little girl, “What kind of miracle does your brother need?” “I don’t know”, she replied with her eyes welling up. “He is really sick and mummy says he needs an operation. But my daddy can’t pay for it, so I have brought my savings.” “How much do you have?” asked the man. “Fifty four rupees, but I can try and get some more”, she answered. “Well, what a coincidence,” smiled the man. “Fifty four rupees, the exact price of a miracle for your little brother.” He took her money in one hand and held her hand with the other. He said, “Take me to where you live, I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let’s see if I have the kind of miracle you need.” That well-dressed man was a surgeon, specializing in neurosurgery. The operation was performed without charge and it was not long before her brother was home again and doing well. That surgery, her mom whispered, was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost. The little girl smiled. She knew exactly how much the miracle cost fifty four rupees plus the faith of a little child. Perseverance can make miracles happen.

Baba Gave Darshan
A few months ago, I, Vidya Sinha went to Shirdi with Panchal Sahib and my close friend Shri Rajesh Bhatt. My maid and my dog, Sugar, accompanied us on the trip. The next day I went to Baba’s mandir for the Kakkad aarti. I had a lovely darshan and felt truly blessed. After we came out of the temple, Rajesh asked me if I had some tirth (holy water). I admitted that I did not have. Trying to get some now, we went back to the mandir only to find that the vessel with the tirth had been removed. I began to feel terribly upset about not getting any tirth. Suddenly a rather short man in a white kurta along with a child appeared. He asked me if I had got any tirth. Rajesh and Panchaal ji were surprised to hear his question. I said that I could not have. The man immediately removed a pancha, from which he squeezed some tirth into my hand I closed my eyes and drank the tirth. When I opened my eyes, the man was gone and I knew then that this was all Baba’s leela. Later in the day, I went to Dwarkamai. After darshan I wished to sit in the centre however the police inspector told me that I could not. So I stood near the entrance and eventually sat down there only. In a few minutes I saw the inspector beckoning me. I went over to her and saw that she had something white on her index finger. She told me that it was butter that had been recently offered to Baba by the priests, and then she offered it to me. I was surprised as she was the same inspector who had not even allowed me to sit where I wanted to. Further more out of all the Baba devotees in Dwarkamai at the that moment, she called me only. I was very touched and I felt truly blessed by Baba Who had miraculously found a way to make sure that I had a complete darshan and full satisfaction. -Vidya Sinha (Bollywood Actress)

Baba Got Me Desired Job
Om Sai Ram to all Sai Devotees! I would like to share one of the most memorable experience of Sai Baba in my life. Baba is guiding me in each and every work I do. I was looking for the change of my job in December. I had only one year experience and due to low income, my financial condition at home was not good. I started praying to Baba that I should get a job with good known company and get the best salary. I went to Shirdi in December 2008 for the first time. I came to know about Sai Baba from one of the Sai Devotees. In Shirdi also I prayed to Baba to help meand get me good job soon. I spoke to BABA telling him all about my salary package and also what I was expecting. The most amazing miracle took place just 20 days later. I got a call from a good MNC company in Bangalore and not only I got the best salary but it was the same salary that I had asked Baba to give me. With the grace of Baba everything went off very well in the interview and I got the job. I am extremely happy now and my financial condition is improving. This is all due to Sai’s Grace and Blessings. - Harish

Miraculous Udi of Sai Baba
I just want to share my experience that had happened couple of days ago.My right ear was bothering me as if there was some water accumulation there. I used the ear buds but I used it gently. All of a suddenly I started hearing a consistent beeping noise, day and night, and I became so restless. It was so constant and annoying and I could not concentrate on anything. I was worried to go to doctors since they might ask me to do x-ray, scanning etc. I had this problem nonstop for 2 days. I did not know what to do. I believe in Baba but I want to be honest here, because my belief is sometimes like roller coaster. But then I stood in front of Baba’s huge picture that night and prayed honestly that He is the only saver for me. And I took udi that I got from temple, I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I spread it through my right ear hoping that it would help me and went to bed. When I woke up next day morning I was completely out of that ‘annoying noise’I was so surprised and happy that not only my ear got corrected and for sure I know that Baba is by my side. With all this I can say only one thing, though we might not feel His presence all the time (some are so blessed that they could) I am sure He is watching us and will rescue us when there is a real need and improve our faith & devotion towards Him. Thanks for reading this and I am sure Baba will be with us of all. -Raji, Pittsburgh

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