Sai Baba of Shirdi
Sai Baba of Shirdi
|Died||October 15, 1918
Shirdi, British India
|Era||19th to 20th century|
|Region||Shirdi, Maharashtra, India|
Sai Baba of Shirdi (Unknown – October 15, 1918), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian guru, yogi, and fakir who is regarded by his devotees as a saint.
No verifiable information is given regarding Sai Baba’s real name, parents, place or time of birth. When asked about his past, he often gave elusive responses. The name “Sai” was given to him upon his arrival at Shirdi, a town in the west Indian state of Maharashtra. Mahalsapati, a local temple priest, recognized him as a Muslim saint and greeted him with the words ‘Ya Sai!’, meaning ‘Welcome Sai!’. Sai or Sayi is a Persian title given to Sufi saints, meaning ‘poor one’. The honorific “Baba” means “father; grandfather; old man; sir” in most Indian and Middle Eastern languages. Thus Sai Baba denotes “holy father”, “saintly father” or “poor old man”. Alternatively, the Sindhi and Urdu word “sāī.n” (سائیں), an honorific title for a virtuoso, a saint, or a feudal lord (i.e. a patron), is derived from the Persian word “sāyeh”, which literally means “shadow” but figuratively refers to patronage or protection. The Hindi-Urdu word “sāyā” comes from the same borrowing. Thus, it could also mean “Master Father.” However, Sāī may also be an acronym of the Sanskritterm “Sakshat Eshwar”, a reference to God. Sakshat means “incarnate” and Eshwar means “God”.
Sai Baba remains a very popular saint, especially in India, and is worshiped by people around the world. He had no love for perishable things and his sole concern was self-realization. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. He gave no distinction based on religion or caste. Sai Baba’s teaching combined elements of Hinduism and Islam: he gave the Hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque he lived in, practiced Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and was buried in Shirdi.
One of his well known epigrams, “Sabka Malik Ek” (“One God governs all”), is associated with Islam and Sufism. He also said “Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered“. He always uttered “Allah Malik” (“Allah is King”).
NOW WHAT DOES IT MEANS ?
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD ?
THE ONLY GOD IS ALLAH ?
SAI BABA IS CLEARLY MENTIONING THAT.
SO EVERYONE WHO IS FOLLOWING SAI BABA IS ULTIMATELY FOLLOWING ISLAM & ALLAH?
SO ITS CLEAR THAT HE IS SAYING THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND HE IS OUR SAVIOR ( SABKA MALIK EK HAI)
AND WHO IS THAT?
(ALLAH MALIK) THE SAVIOR IS ALLAH, AS SAI BABA TEACHES.
SO THEN WHY HE IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY RELIGION WHEN HE IS CLEARLY MENTIONING THAT ALLAH IS THE ONLY GOD.
ITS SIMPLY MEANS THAT THE HINDUS, CHRISTIANS, ETC. ALL THE DEVOTEES OF SAI IS ULTIMATELY THE FOLLOWERS OF ALLAH?
THE QUESTION RAISES AND ITS TOUGH TO ANSWER.
Anyways lets see some more facts-
Historians and devotees agree that there is no reliable evidence for a particular birthplace or date of birth. Communities have claimed that he belongs to them, but nothing has been substantiated. It is known that he spent considerable periods with Muslim fakirs, and his attire resembled that of a fakir
According to the book Sai Satcharita, Sai Baba arrived at the village of Shirdi in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, British India, when he was about 16 years old. He led an ascetic life, sitting motionless under a neem tree and meditating while sitting in an asana. The Shri Sai Satcharita recounts the reaction of the villagers:
The people of the village were wonder-struck to see such a young lad practicing hard penance, not minding heat or cold. By day he associated with no one, by night he was afraid of nobody.
His presence attracted the curiosity of the villagers, and he was regularly visited by the religiously inclined, including Mahalsapati, Appa Jogle and Kashinatha. Some considered him mad and threw stones at him. Sai Baba left the village, and little is known about him after that. However, there are some indications that he met with many saints and fakirs, and worked as a weaver. He claimed to have been with the army of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. It is generally accepted that Sai Baba stayed in Shirdi for three years, disappeared for a year, and returned permanently around 1858, which suggests a birth year of 1838.
He shunned any kind of regular rituals but allowed the practice of namaz, chanting of Al-Fatiha, and Qur’an readings at Muslim festival times. Occasionally reciting the Al-Fatiha himself, Baba enjoyed listening to mawlid and qawwali accompanied with the tabla and sarangi twice daily.
Sai Baba made eleven assurances to his devotees:
- No harm shall befall him, who steps on the soil of Shirdi.
- He who comes to my Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.
- Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect my devotees.
- Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered.
- Know that my spirit is immortal, know this for yourself.
- Show unto me he who has sought refuge and has been turned away.
- In whatever faith men worship me, even so do I render to them.
- Not in vain is my promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.
- Knock, and the door shall open, ask and it shall be granted.
- To him who surrenders unto me totally I shall be ever indebted.
- Blessed is he who has become one with me.
A common ‘Bhajan’ which states all these 11 assurances or ‘Vachans’ is:
Jo Shirdi me aayega, Aafat door bhagayega. Chhade samadhi kee seedi par, Pair thale dukh ki peeda kar.
Thyaag shareer chala jaunga, Bhakt heeth daud aaunga. Mann me rakhna drid vishwas, Kare samadi poori aas.
Mujhe sadha jeevith hi jaano, Anubhav karo, satya pehchano. Meri sharan aa khaali jaaye, Ho to koyi mujhe bataye.
Jaisa bhav raha jis jan ka, Vaisa roop hua mere mann ka. Bhaar tumhara mujh par hoga, Vachan na mera jhoota hoga.
Aa sahayata lo bharpoor, Jo maanga vah nahi hai door. Mujh me leen vachan man kaya, Uska trishna na kabhi chukaya.
Dhanya dhanya wah bhakht ananya, Meri sharan jas jise na anya.
A very very powerful prayer
Hum par daya karo Shirdi ke Sai Tum hi maa baap Tum hi behn bhai
Tum hi doge sukh Tum hi do shanti Tum hi sankhat door karoge Tum hi naam hoga har dukh me sahayi
Sai Sharanam Gachchami Sadguru Sharanam Gachchami Sarva Sharanam Gachchami Sai Sharanam Gachchami
Jisne Sai ko Dyaya usne sab kuch hai paya
OM SAI RAM HARI OM SAI OM
NOW LOOKING AT THE ABOVE TEXTS ITS GETTING IN ANOTHER CONFUSION THAT, IS SAI BABA CLAIMING HIMSELF AS GOOD AS GOD?
THE PRAYERS SHOWING HIS GREAT POWERS OR HE IS NEXT TO GOD TO HEAL YOUR LIFE ?
IS IT THE WORDS OF A FAKIR ?
MANY CANT BELIEVE THAT A PERSON WHO BEGS FOR FOOD & OTHER THINGS AND THE PERSON WHO IS LEADING A FAKIR’S LIFE OR AN ORDINARY LIFE CAN SAY THOSE WORDS.
Lets read further
Sai Baba opposed all persecution based on religion or caste. He was an opponent of religious orthodoxy — Christian, Hindu and Muslim. Although Sai Baba himself led the life of anascetic, he advised his followers to lead an ordinary family life.
He advised his devotees and followers to lead a moral life, help others, love every living being without any discrimination, and develop two important features of character: unflinching perseverance (Shraddha) and waiting cheerfully with patience and love (Saburi). He criticized atheism.
Sai Baba encouraged his devotees to pray, chant God’s name, and read holy scriptures. He told Muslims to study the Qur’an and Hindus to study texts such as the Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Vasistha.
In his teachings, Sai Baba emphasized the importance of performing one’s duties without attachment to earthly matters and of being content regardless of the situation. In his personal practice, Sai Baba observed worship procedures belonging to Hinduism and Islam.
Sai Baba encouraged charity, and stressed the importance of sharing. He said: “Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them with due respect. Shri Hari (God) will certainly be pleased if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked, and your verandah to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him like a dog.” Other favorite sayings of his were “Why do you fear when I am here” and “He has no beginning… He has no end.
During his life, Hindus worshiped him with Hindu rituals and Muslims considered him to be a saint. In the last years of Sai Baba’s life, Christians and Zoroastrians started joining the Shirdi Sai Baba movement.
Because of Sai Baba, Shirdi has become a place of importance and is counted among the major Hindu places of pilgrimage. The first Sai Baba temple is situated at Bhivpuri, Karjat. The Sai Baba Mandir in Shirdi is visited by around 20,000 pilgrims a day and during religious festivals this number can reach up to a 100,000. Shirdi Sai Baba is especially revered and worshiped in the states ofMaharashtra, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. In August 2012, an unidentified devotee for the first time donated two costly diamonds valuing Rs 1.18 crore at the Shirdi temple, Saibaba trust officials revealed.
The Shirdi Sai movement has spread to the Caribbean and to countries such as the United States, Australia, United Arab Emirates,Malaysia, and Singapore. The Shirdi Sai Baba movement is one of the main Hindu religious movements in English-speaking countries.
Sai Baba’s millions of disciples and devotees believe that he performed many miracles such as bilocation, levitation, mindreading, materialization, exorcisms, making the river Yamuna, entering a state of Samādhi at will, lighting lamps with water, removing his limbs or intestines and sticking them back to his body (khandana yoga), curing the incurably sick, appearing beaten when another was beaten, after death rising on third day, preventing a mosque from falling down on people, and helping his devotees in a miraculous way. He also gave Darshan (vision) to people in the form of Rama, Krishna, Vithoba and many other gods depending on the faith of devotees. According to his followers he appeared to them in dreams even after he left his body and gave them advice. His devotees have documented many stories.
Shirdi Sai Baba in 1910
Sai Baba depicted on a tapestry
Biographers of Sai Baba (e.g., Govindrao Raghunath Dabholkar, Acharya Ekkirala Bharadwaja, Smriti Srinivas, Antonio Rigopolous) have based their writing on primary sources. One such source is the Shirdi Diary by Ganesh Shrikrishna Khaparde, which describes every day of the author’s stay at Shirdi.
Speculation about the unknown episodes of Sai Baba’s life are primarily based on his own words.
The most important source about Sai’s life is the Shri Sai Satcharita, written in Marathi in 1916 by Govindrao Raghunath Dabholkar, whom Sai Baba nicknamed ‘Hemadpant’. Consisting of 53 chapters, it describes Sai Baba’s life, teachings, and miracles. The book compares Sai Baba’s love to a mother’s love: caring and loving, but reprimanding when needed. It describes Baba’s lifestyle, his selfless attitude, and his love for his devotees. The book describes how one should surrender one’s egoism at God’s feet and trust one’s guru. It explains how God is supreme and His devotees should trust Him and love Him. It teaches that God is omnipresent in all living things, so that everything on Earth must be treated with love and respect.
Sai Baba of Shirdi and His Teachings by Acharya Ekkirala Bharadwaja is an in-depth study of Sai Baba’s life routine and activities. Shortly after Sai Baba’s passing, devotee B.V. Narasimhaswamiji compiled accounts by eyewitnesses such as Sri Sai Baba’s Charters and Sayings and Devotee’s Experiences of Sai Baba.
Regarding the original photographs of Shirdi Sai Baba, research still needs to be done to identify the authentic ones, as there are also paintings as well as photographs of other persons of similar appearance in circulation besides the few genuine photographs.
In India, its a common sight to find a Sai Baba temple in any city or town; in every large city or town there is at least one temple dedicated to Sai Baba. There are temples located outside India as well, like United States, Netherlands, Kenya, Cuba, Canada,Pakistan, Australia, United Kingdom and more. In the mosque in Shirdi in which Sai Baba lived, there is a life-size portrait of him by Shama Rao Jaykar, an artist from Mumbai. Numerous monuments and statues depicting Sai Baba, which serve a religious function, have been made. One of them, made of marble by a sculptor named Balaji Vasant Talim, is in the Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi where Sai Baba was buried. In Sai Baba temples, his devotees play devotional religious music, such as aarti.
On July 30, 2009, the New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah inaugurated what has been acclaimed as the largest solar steam system in the world, at the Shirdi shrine. The Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust paid an estimated Rs.1.33 crore for the system, Rs.58.4 lakh of which was paid as a subsidy by the renewable energy ministry. It is said the system can cook 20,000 meals per day for pilgrims visiting the temple.
Sai Baba has been the subject of several feature films in many languages produced by India’s film industry.
|1955||Shirdi Che Sai Baba||Unknown||Kumarsen Samarth||Marathi||Won All India Certificate of Merit at 3rd National Film Awards|
|1977||Shirdi Ke Sai Baba||Sudhir Dalvi||Ashok V. Bhushan||Hindi||Also featuring Manoj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Hema Malini,Shatrughan Sinha, Sachin, Prem Nath|
|1986||Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mahathyam||Vijayachander||K. Vasu||Telugu||Dubbed into Hindi as Shirdi Sai Baba Ki Kahani, into Tamil as Sri Shiridi Saibaba. Also featuring Chandra Mohan, Suthi Veerabhadra Rao, Sarath Babu, J.V. Somayajulu, Rama Prabha, Anjali Devi, Raja.|
|1989||Bhagavan Shri Sai Baba||Sai prakash||Sai prakash||Kannada|
|1993||Sai Baba||Yashwant Dutt||Babasaheb S. Fattelal||Marathi||Also featuring Lalita Pawar|
|2000||Maya||Sai Baba||Ramanarayanan||Tamil||Also featuring S._P._Balasubrahmanyam|
|2000||Sri Sai Mahima||Sai Prakash||Ashok Kumar||Telugu||Also featuring Murali Mohan, Jaya Sudha, Sudha, P.J.Sharma|
|2001||Shirdi Sai Baba||Sudhir Dalvi||Deepak Balraj Vij||Hindi||Also featuring Dharmendra, Rohini Hattangadi, Suresh Oberoi|
|2005||Ishwarya Avatar Sai Baba||Mukul Nag||Ramanand Sagar||Hindi||Composite movie drawn from Sagar’s Sai Baba (TV series).|
|2010||Malik Ek||Jackie Shroff||Deepak Balraj Vij||Hindi||Released in 2008. Also featuring Manoj Kumar, Divya Dutta, Rohini Hattangadi, Zarina Wahab and Anup Jalota as Das Ganu.|
|2012||Shirdi Sai||Nagarjuna Akkineni||K.Raghavendra Rao||Telugu||Released on 6 September 2012. Also featuring Srikanth (actor),Srihari, Kamalini Mukherjee, Rohini Hattangadi, Sharat Babu,Brahmanandam|
Baba Sai Baba Neevu Maavale Manishivani (Music director: Ilayaraja; Singer
General information about Donation accepted by Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust , Shirdi & Utilization of Donation
Aims & Objectives :
Shri Sai himself explained the importance of Charity in the 14th chapter of Shri Sai Satcharitra. The meaning of explanation stated in the chapter is that, “Charity accepted by Shri Saibaba means devotees mind purity and ruin their sin ’’.
In the sentence in Vedas “Ydnen Danen Tapasa “ the significance of Charity based on religious efforts is explained to the curious Sadhak. Baba asked for Charity to relieve the common devotee from the pit of temptation and to safeguard the interest of him. Various donations are explained in the Upanishad. Baba told His devotees “What ever to be given should be given faithfully. Faithless donation is fruitless. Others would keep contact so far you have money. So save the money sufficient for wants, but don’t be tempted.” This preaching about common behavior is for the well being of Sai devotees. It is the advice that, “ Show the pity, Give the Charity, control yourself & you will be happy.” In this way Baba advised common people through Charity. It is explained in Saileela, that “Yadna ” is not possible without money. So the Donor gets major share in the religious fruit of “Yadna”.
Devotees gave donation to Baba and Baba used it to purchase oil for lamps and tobacco for His Chillim. Tempted devotee’s mind began to be purified by giving donations. Tradition is continued till today. Today, Saibaba Sansthan Trust receives lacs of rupees in the form of donation from the devotees and the funds in balance are increasing day by day.
One can read Baba’s preaching about donation in the 14th chapter of Sai Satcharitra. In persuasion of that philosophy, the Sansthan Trust accepts donation for various purpose.
The amount of donation is used for the daily administration of the Trust to fulfill the requirements like accommodation, food etc. of the pilgrims, to supply the medical services to the poor & needy.
These donations are accepted in the form of cash (Indian as well as foreign currencies) money orders, Postal orders,ATM,Net Banking Services, all debit/credit cards through payment gateway of HDFC Bank and Axis Bank,Crossed and A/c Payee Cheques or Demand Drafts, and also in the form of kind donations i.e. article and commodities.
|CHARITABLE/DEVELOPMENT DONATION||RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES FUND|
|1) ANNADAN FUND||1) ABHISHEK FUND.|
|2) EDUCATION FUND||2) NAIVEDYA FUND.|
|3) HOSPITAL FUND||3) FESTIVAL FUND.|
|4) NITYA PRASADALAYA ANNADAN FUND||4) KOTHI (DHOOP, DEEP) FUND.|
|5)GENERAL FUND||5) SAI SATYAVRAT (SATYANARAYANA) FUND.|
|6) BUILDING FUND|
(ABOVE FUNDS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR INCOME TAX DEDUCTION U/S 80G OF INCOME TAX ACT 1961)
|(ABOVE FUNDS ARE NOT APPLICABLE FOR INCOME TAX DEDUCTION)|
Religious Activities Fund –
1) Abhishek Fund :
Daily Abhishek Pooja of Shri Sai Statue is done by Sansthan Trust on behalf of Sai devotees. Besides this collective Abhishek Pooja’s are done in the Abhishek Hall by the devotees. For this pooja Rs. 101 are charged for every couple (Husband-wife). Pooja material is supplied by the Sansthan Trust. Donation is also accepted for Abhishek fund.
2) Naivedya Fund :
Every day Naivedya is offered to Shri Saibaba in the temple. Donation is accepted for this purpose.
3) Festival Fund :
Shri Ramnavami, Shri Gurupournima and Shri Saibaba Punyatithi are celebrated by Sansthan Trust in Shirdi every year. For that expenditures,donation is accepted in this fund.
4) Kothi ( Dhoop-Deep ) Fund :
Daily Pooja is performed in Samadhi Temple, Dwarkamai, Gurusthan and Chawadi. This fund is used for pooja material of this pooja. Donation is always accepted in this Fund.
5) Shri Sai Satyvrat (Satyanarayan) Fund :
Sansthan Trust arranges daily satyavrat pooja of Shri Saibaba in the morning i.e. 8.00 am to 9.00 am and 10.30 am to 11.30 am. Rs. 100/- are charged for this for a couple (Husband-wife). Pooja material is supplied by the Sansthan Trust. Donation is also accepted for this purpose.
Note : The Income Tax deduction under section 80-G is not applicable for the amounts of donations for these religious funds.
|Other Services :||
Devotional Services :
|Saileela Magazine :Bimonthly (Marathi, Hindi / English)Annual Subscription – Rs. 50/-
Life Time Subscription (National) Rs. 1000/-
Annual Subscription (Foreign Country) Rs. 1000/-
|Abhishek Pooja :1st Batch 07:00am to 8:00 am2nd Batch 09:00am to 10:00 am
Ticket Rs.101/- For a Couple.
Advance booking after 2:00 pm onwards on previous day
All the Pooja material is provided by Sansthan Trust.
|Bhakta Mandal Membership :Life Membership : Rs. 251/-Patron Membership : Rs. 1,500/-
*Yearly Three Festivals (Shri Ramnavami, Shri Gurupournima & Shri Saibab Punyatithi Utsav) Invitations And Udi-Prasad Are Send By Post For Every Utsav.
|Sai Satyavrat (Satyanarayana) Pooja : Time : 1st Batch – 08.00 To 09.00 am. 2nd Batch – 10.30 To 11.30 am.
Ticket Rs. 100/- For a Couple.
Advance Booking After 2.00 pm onwards on Previous Day.
All The Pooja Material is Provided By Sansthan Trust.
|Vehicle Pooja : Time : Anytime From 9.00 am To 5.00 pm * Coupons Are Available At Donation Counter
Two Wheeler – Rs. 51/-
Three / Four Wheeler – Rs. 151/-
Donation 100% Exemption U/S 35 AC :
Project of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) entitled as “Development of Integrated Socio Economical Health, Education & essential facilities” as approved by ” National Committee for promotion of Social & Economical Welfare (New Delhi)” under section 35 AC vide notification No. S.O. 1473(E) Dated-17th June,2008.
Donations are accepted in the following ways –
A) Cash Donation :
1) Cash donation is accepted in the Indian or Foreign currencies in the Sansthan Trust’s authorized offices.
Offices : 1) Computerised Donation Offices in the Temple complex at shirdi.
2) Sansthan Trust’s authorized office at ‘Sainiketan’, Dadar, Mumbai.
Note : Computerised receipt is immediately issued after receiving the Donation.
2) If donation is given by Cheque / DD / Travel Cheque in the name of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust,Shirdi and acknowledgement receipt is issued immediately. Final receipt is issued after realisation of Cheque / DD / Travel Cheque etc.
B) Postal Donation :
Please send the Cheque, DD, M.O., B.P.O., Travel Cheque etc. in the Indian or foreign currency in the Name of ‘Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi’ on the Sansthan Trust address mentioned below.
Note : Receipt will be sent with Udi-Prasad to the donor within 15 days, after receiving such donation.
C) Direct Donation through Bank ATM :
This facility started with the co-operation of State Bank of India & Andhra Bank. Donation is accepted through any ATM of these Banks. Please contact any branch of these Banks.
Note : Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust will send authorized receipt & Udi-Prasad to the donor within 15 days on his address.
D) Donation Accepted trough Payment Gateway :
We Accept all Credit / Debit Cards for Donation on Payment gateway of HDFC Bank and Axis Bank (Donation Receipt will be sent with sacred Udi Prasad by post on poastal address within week)
E) Net Banking:
Donation through Online Net banking by SBI, UBI, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, BoB on our official websitewww.sai.org.in and also on websites of respective bank.
Name of Bank
|1||Andhra Bank, Shirdi||111210011000001|
|2||Central Bank of India, Shirdi||1588746495|
|3||Syndicate Bank, Shirdi||51002010000011|
|4||State Bank of India, Shirdi||30026657678|
|5||Union Bank of India, Shirdi||322902011000101|
|7||Bank of Baroda,Nashik||A/c.No 17660100011106Bank Code-012Branch Code-GOLFCL
For Foreign Currency Contribution
A/c. No 17660100004641
LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PAGE- https://www.shrisaibabasansthan.org/new_eng%20template_shirdi/online%5Conlinedonations.html
OTHER DETAILS BY NEWS & MEDIA-
Huge Amount Of Black Money Pours Into Tirupati, Shirdi Shrines
The income during the year 2009 -10 was Rs 1,64,88,01,030 by way of rent, interest on savings bank accounts, investments and donations against Rs 1,51,51,43,503 in previous year 2008 – 09.
( NOT INCLUDED 2010 – 2011, 2011 – 2012, 2012 – 2013 ) NOW GUESS TILL 2013 🙂
Meet the entrepreneur who donated Rs 110 crore to Shirdi
Saibaba Sansthan trust has recorded Rs 1,441 crore income in the last five years. (NEWS BY- IBN LIVE)
The famous Shirdi Sai Baba shrine received 36 kg of gold and Rs 401 crore in cash towards donations in year 2011, a top official said on Wednesday. (NEWS BY- INDIA TODAY)
31 Kg gold, 32o kg silver. The total donation received by SaiBaba trust is Rs 322 crore in 2010. Shirdi Saibaba Trust Executive Officer Kishore More told PTI. ( NEWS BY- INDIA TODAY )
The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to constitute a new committee to govern the affairs of the Shri SaiBaba Sansthan Trust in Shirdi
Precious items offered by devotees at the Saibaba temple in Shirdi will be put on auction this week.
Local travel agents allegedly beat up devotees including women and children in a residential room of the Shri Saibaba trust here over a petty dispute, police has said.
Record Donation of Rs 13 crore has been received by Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi in 10 days only.
One of the richest temples in the country, the Sai Baba temple at Shirdi, has come to a mass a huge fortune with its investment in Fixed Deposits with banks and government securities exceeding the Rs 500 crore mark as of March 31, 2010
The construction work of the first Sai Baba temple at Auckland in New Zealand will begin on August 13, Saibaba Sansthan, New Zealand chairman Bhaskar Reddy said on Tuesday.
The Bombay High Court put stay order to Saibaba Sansthan’s decision to put on auction gold, silver and diamond articles it received in offerings from devotees.
Huge Amount Of Black Money Pours Into Tirupati, Shirdi Shrines. The annual income of Shirdi Sai Trust was Rs. 65 crores in 2004 and has reached to Rs. 300 to 400+ cores per year now. The total property of Shirdi Sai temple is more than Rs. 1,440+ crores. ( NEWS BY- INDIA TV )
It’s an open fact that many rich businessmen visit these shrines to donate a part of their ill-gotten money to wash away their sins and clear their conscience.
A Hyderabad businessman had gifted a throne made of solid gold to the Sai Baba Temple. Weighing 95 kg, this throne is made of 95 gold bricks rolled out into a gold sheet.
The temple has Kisan Vikas Patra, savings bonds, bank deposits which are valued at Rs. 450 crores.
The famous pilgrim centre of Shri Saibaba temple in Shirdi, one of the richest temples in Maharashtra, has ornaments and jewellery worth over Rs. 32 crore and investments running into Rs. 427 crore, according to official documents.
Kisan Vikas Patras worth more than Rs. 51.71 crore besides Government of India eight-percent Saving Bonds amounting to Rs. 48.15 crore and Rs. 8 crore in non-redeemable bonds of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, and Rs. 3.19 crore in various nationalised banks.
The total income during the year 2009 – 10 was Rs. 164.88 crore by way of rent, interest on savings bank accounts, investments and donations against over Rs. 151.51 crore ( what about 2013? )
The Saibaba Sansthan (temple trust) in Shirdi is going to auction gold, silver and diamonds donated by the devotees.
A devotee on Thursday donated a pot made of one kg gold at the Saibaba temple in Shirdi, Shri Saibaba Sansthan trust sources said.
Secret admirer donated two diamonds worthRs. 1.18 crore at the Sri Saibaba temple in Shirdi. The Sai Baba temple of Shirdi is one of Maharashtra’s richest temples and receives at least 1000 diamonds per year as offerings and between Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 crores in cash donations.
How rich is the Shirdi temple? Very
The famous pilgrim centre of Shri Saibaba temple in Shirdi, one of the richest temples in Maharashtra, has ornaments and jewellery worth over Rs 32+ crore and investments running into Rs 4,27,17,02,929, according to official documents.
The total property of Shirdi Sai Baba is increasing day by day. It has now become the second richest Religious institutions of India. The Shridi Trust is having total capital of worth Rs. 1500 Crore, excluding 3,200 kg Silver and 300 kg Gold. About Fixed Deposit of Rs. 850 Crore in various banks.
TO BE CONTINUED….