Grand Centenary Celebrations of Saibaba's 'Samadhi' Planned on October 18
Saibaba Temple in Shirdi (Image: PTI)

Ahmednagar, October 9: The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) Shirdi will hold a grand three-day celebration marking the centenary of Shri Shirdi Saibaba, falling on October 18, an official said on Tuesday.

SSST Executive Officer Rubal Agrawal said that it was on a Tuesday that the saint - revered by millions - passed away in Shirdi village at 2.35 p.m. on Dassehra Day in 1918.

"Shri Saibaba Samadhi is completing 100 years on October 18 and we have launched a series of celebrations from October 1, culminating three full days of grand events from October 17 to 19," she told mediapersons. Shirdi's Saibaba Temple Receives Rs 4.34 cr Donations in Ram Navmi Festival.

From October 17, in view of the millions of devotees expected for the centenary, the Saibaba temple will be kept open round-the-clock and various religious, social, cultural and awakening programs shall be held on the final three days.