Important dates related to Shirdi Sai

  1. Devotees are always confused and feel bad when they miss a Sai festival ..an important one related to Baba. It’s ok we tend to forget , but if we have a page where we can find all the important dates . It would be easier to look up and celebrate these events .

I am providing here the dates from Shirdi Sai Sansthan as they celebrate.

Here you’ll find the updates of all the events celebrated in name of Baba at Shirdi 👉 Events at Shirdi

Just scroll and find out what’s next . Rightnow upcoming event is Guru Pournima on 24th July 2021 🤗😍

You can read about these events below. Paragraph taken from Shirdi Sai Sansthan website :

Initiation of Guru Pournima by Nulkar

Shri TatyasahebNulkar was an ardent devotee of Shri Saibaba and had arrived at Shirdiwith his mother and mother-in-law. As it was an occasion of Guru Pournima, TatyasahebNulkar performed Shri Saibaba worship as his Guru. After TatyasahebNulkar had moved away, Baba summoned for TatyaPatilKote. When the message arrived, TatyaPatilKote was working in his fields. Receiving the message he immediately rushed to Baba. At that time Baba asked TatyaKotePatil , “ Why is he alone worshipping me and why you are not performing a worship?”. Actually devotees were always eager to worship Baba but did not dare to request Baba for worship as he might get angry. However, now that Baba himself had indirectly permitted, TatyaKotePatil and those present at the time like Madhavrao Deshpande were immensely happy. As the senior most of the persons from devotees, Dada Kelkar was provided the honor to perform worship on the Guru Pournima day. Dada Kelkar performed a fully traditional worship of Baba at Dwarakamai with all the essentials. Since then, Sai Devotees started to celebrate the festivities on Guru Pournima.

Guru an Ocean of Wisdom

The importance of a Guru has been appropriately explained in the 17th Chapter of Shri Sai Sat Charita by Hemadpant. Where in, it was stated that one should regularly listen to the excellent scriptures, abide by the words of Sadguru while remaining alert all the time and should choose his way to salvation without losing the sight of it. From the doctrines of Sadguru, a large number of devotees reach the level of salvation and their path to emancipation gets easier. Unless a disciple submits humbly before Guru and seeks refuge with a heart full of devotion, faith and humility, the Guru does not bestow priceless gift of wisdom. A Guru should be worshipped and servedby renouncing everything in one’s possession. The meaning of the bondage and salvation needs to be understood from a Guru. Guru should be questioned about knowledge and ignorance so that sumptuous returns are received from Him. No one else would be able to explain concepts like Soul and Supreme Being. A Guru would not bestow even a bit of wisdom unless the devotee completely surrenders to Him. Knowledge provided by anyone else will not be helpful in securing the freedom from the world and cannot bestow the fruits of salvation as it will not reside in the mind for a long time. It is due to this reason that everyone understands that there is no wisdom without a Guru. One has to reach only the lotus feet of Guru to experience the resonance between the spirit and soul. Without going astray and renouncing the ego, oneshould fall flat at the lotus feet of the Guru. With a totally resolute attitude if one utters these words; “Oh! Guru, I bow before you as your servant and trust your lotus feet”, then just observe the divine sport Guru plays! Guru the ocean of compassion will start showering His blessings and carrythe disciples safely across the mundane world. With His blessings, disciples would be able to ward off all the evils that would have otherwiseaffected them badly. With the holy and sacred ash, He will burn off all the sins of His devotees.

Guru Sainath, The Caring Mother

In the 18th Chapter of Shri Sai Satcharita, Hemadpant has said that Saibaba does not keep any forms of anger and others and guides everyone according to the levels they have reached. Many people have an opinion that if the blessings from Guru are divulged to anyone else, it loses its effect. However, this is totally nothing but the figments of one’s imagination. In fact, whether the blessings are received directly or during a dream, these should be carried to everyone. Those who say that this has no proof, one can relate to the saints Budh and Kaushik. ‘RamrakshaStotra” was received by them through a dream and they made the same available for everyone. Many people recite this every day. Sadguru is like the clouds during rainy season drenching us through water and sets us on the path of enlightenment. One should quench the thirst first and attempt to quench the thirst of others. Baba had this knack of care just like a caring mother who makes the child to consume a bitter medicine to be healthy. He did not have any secret ways of advice to His devotees. He used to fulfil every wish of His devotees in whatever way possible.

The company of Guru is in itself a gratification, which no one can describe. While remembering the words of Guru one just gets hugely inspired to describe those words and the experiences. If the Almighty is praised and worshipped with total devotion and if a Guru is just served and worshipped, one receives knowledge from Him. All other instruments of worship are of no use. The way to progress in this world full of different kind of afflictions is to follow the rays of advice from a Guru which ensures that all obstacles on the way are crossed without much difficulty. Guru Himself is the Almighty like that of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. Guru alone is the transcendent spirit. This is why Shri Guru Geeta states, “GURU is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a GURU. It is said that Guru is both a mother and a father as well. If Almighty gets angry, Guru can save you, however if Guru gets angry with you, take it that no one can ever save you. Guru is the one who guides you the way towards family responsibilities, provides information about the pious religious locations and traditions as well as preaching us on the retirement, religion and adverse religious activities, disinterest in worldly possessions as also on the Vedas and Shruti.

 

Blissful Words of Shri Saibaba

Even if I die, consider my words an epitome of correctness. Even my bones would assure you from my grave and even my grave would keep speaking to you. It would happily oscillate with those who surrender to me. Do not worry that I would be out of your sight. You will listen to my bones speaking to you and whispering in your ears. Just keep remembering me, have total confidence and faith in me in your heart of hearts and recite my name without any strings attached. With this you would be able to take care of yourself without any difficulty.Be anywhere and do anything you desire, however always remember that I have full knowledge of each and every action of yours and that I am your true Master residing in the hearts of everyone. I occupy the entire universe both animate and inanimate world. The entire system has already been set by the Almighty and I am the prime mover of this system.I am the one to activate all the senses and I am the one who creates sustains and destroys everything. The one who concentrates on me does not have any perils but the one who forgets me is tortured by Maya (supernatural power). Whatever is seen is my form alone. Let it be a tiny insect, a poor person or even a King, all this movable and immovable world that cannot be fathomed is pervaded by me.

Saibaba is alive in our hearts and celebrating his love doesn’t need a specific date still these dates give a special goosebumps kind of feeling when we can go back in time and remember him .❤️

Let us celebrate Sai this way.

Other events celebrated are :

Ramnavami  which was on 21 April 2021 .

Vijaydashami (Baba’s punyatithi )  15 October 2021

How to celebrate , want to have some idea read this post 👉 Sai fast andpuja

Also you can read about 108 lamps puja.

Om Sairam