Celebrations are underway at Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir to mark the 100th Punyatithi of Sai Baba. While cultural programmes have begun at the Shirdi temple, the main celebrations will take place today. The three-day event has been organised by the Shirdi Sai Baba Trust to mark 100 years of Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi Day. Sai Baba attained Samadhi on October 15, 1918. Sai Baba Samadhi day is celebrated every year from October 15. This year the celebrations are on a grand scale since it is the 100th centenary celebration. Sai Chalisa Video And Lyrics: On 100th Punyatithi of Shirdi Sai Baba, Here's A Glimpse Into His Life.
The Kakad Aarti (morning aarti) at the Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi begins at 4:30 AM every morning. Devotees in large numbers participate in Kakad Aarti as the programme includes bhajans as well as the Holy Bath of Sai Baba's idol. The three-day celebration will include cultural programmes as well as postal stamp release by dignitaries. Here is the complete schedule of celebrations of Sai Baba's 100th Maha Samadhi Day in Shirdi.
Devotees in large numbers are expected to throng Shirdi Sai Baba Temple over the next three days to witness the celebrations and seek blessings of the lord. For those who are not being able to make it to Shirdi, here is the live streaming from Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.
Sai Baba is known as the one worshipped by all as nobody knew his real name or religion. Known as a 'Fakir', Sai Baba first made his appearance in Shirdi as a youth and remained there throughout his life, devoting his life in the service of people. Sai Baba is believed to have transformed the lives of many not just during his lifetime, but also after he attained samadhi on October 15, 1918.
Earlier this year, the image of Shirdi vaale Sai Baba could be seen on the wall of Dwarkamai in Shirdi Sai Temple, said devotees. According to reports, Sai Baba's image was seen on the wall for about three hours. The followers at the temple said that Sai Baba could be seen smiling in the image which was 2x2 feet in size. The image was also shown by certain news channels.
This is one of the many miraculous stories that are shared by the devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba every now and then. Many devotees who visit the Shirdi Sai Baba temple say they have witnessed the darshan of Sai Baba.