Om Shri Sainathaya Namaha !
Salutations to the most revered Saibaba of Shirdi !
 

Upcoming New Mandir

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PARKING RULES - SNOW EMERGENCY
  • 1/13/2017 - Park on the opposite sides of the Mandir only

News and Upcoming Events

  • Events (On these days only, Mandir opens at 8:30 AM and all AM services start half an hour earlier)
    • 08-13-2017 Sunday - Sri Sai Satyavrata Pooja at 10:15 AM
    • 08-24-2017 Thursday - Sri Vinayaka Chathurthi Pooja in the morning
    • 08-26-2017 Saturday -  Mandir Anniversary - Sri Sai Sahasranama Homam at 10:15 AM
    • 09-30-2017 Saturday - Sri Saibaba Mahasamadhi/Vijayadashami Celebrations
  • Devotees are invited to participate and perform 
    • Saibaba Bhajan at the Mandir on Saturdays at 11:30 AM followed by Aarti and Prasadam Lunch
    • Saibaba's Abhishek in the Chavadi at the Mandir on Sundays at 10:45 AM followed by Aarti and Prasadam Lunch
  • Volunteers needed: The "Volunteering" section of our web site has a signup form. Even high school and college students can volunteer.

THE MANDIR IS OPEN EVERY DAY AND IS AVAILABLE FOR SATSANGS, POOJAS AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES.

Please support the Mandir by visiting regularly, volunteering, contributing and taking part in Mandir activities and sponsored poojas.

Weekly Message for August 10, 2017

The Knowledge of Love

Mohabbat ka rastha jisne dikhaaya 
Shraddha saburi se jeena sikhaaya 
Sayee ko mere laakhon pranaam 
Jab gaatha hoon mein Sayee kaa naam

"The one that showed the path of love,
to live with faith and patience, 
Oh Sai unto thee I bow countless times
as I sing the glory of thy name"

What did those learned say about the path shown by Saibaba? Is it bhakthi marg, the path of devotion, or jnana marg, the path of knowledge? If it is bhakthi, devotion, what is devotion? Is devotion, mere love of God? How different is this from the "love" of other things? If it is knowledge, Knowledge of "what"? Is it the Knowledge of love? Or perhaps the path itself is "prem rog", the healthy disease of love that culminates with the death of the self!

How does loving anything that doesn't last long be considered as sane practice? A serious contemplation on this is perhaps the means and purpose of any knowledge. Transience is the proof of falsehood and the real is eternal. Saibaba is the concrete form of one that is eternal. Acquiring any amount of knowledge on the nature of eternity is still halfway unless it transforms into everlasting love towards that which is eternal. Eminent Indian past political leader, activist, and scholar Sri Rajaji once said that jnana is mere tinsel, a flashy glitter, unless it is transformed into bhakthi.

In the path of Sadguru, no matter however learned one may be, the knowledge he acquires is no more than a tool to express a loving devotion for Sadguru, and experience His unconditional love to the exclusion of everything else

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Satsang (Sunday Lunch/Prasadam) Sponsorship: Devotees can sponsor weekly satsangs on Sundays along with Lunch/Prasadam. This is a privilege that can be used by devotees to celebrate occasions of importance in their families, such as birthdays and anniversaries, by sharing their love and devotion to Sri Saibaba and happiness with other devotees in he presence of Sri Saibaba. Devotees who wish to avail of this can use the Mandir’s kitchen for Lunch/Prasadam preparation.

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