Local Shirdi Sai Satsangh and devotees have formed “Shri Shiridi Saibaba
Bhaktha Samajam” a committee for the construction and maintenance activity
of Shri Shirdi Saibaba temple under the leadership of Eswara Harinatha Babu
The birth and parentage of Sai Baba are wrapped in mystery. Many authors and
scholars conclude from various proofs that Baba was born in 1838 in a
Brahmin family at village Pathri in District Parabhani, Maharastra
State,India. The Brahmin parents handed over the tender child to the care of
a fakir who in turn passed on the young child to a
Address: Peapully mandal, Kurnool (Dist), A.P, India
saintly person namely Gopal Rao
Deshmukh an ardent worshipper of Lord Venkateswara. Baba used to refer to
him as his Guru "Venkusa." It is also stated that Baba practiced penance at
the tomb of his Guru in the cellar under the "Neem" tree at Shirdi.
Sai Baba first came to Shirdi about the year 1854 and lived there for three
years. He disappeared from there for sometime and returned to Shirdi with a
marriage party in 1858 and lived there for sixty years till his Mahasamadhi
in 1918. He lived a simple life in a dilapidated mosque. He never
accumulated wealth. He advocated faith in God and tolerance towards all as
the basic tenets for religious life. His compassion towards human beings and
all creatures is the same. He is above caste, creed and religion.
Impact of the precious immortal teachings, Leelas (Divine experiences) and
miracles of Sri Sai Baba were greatly felt by numerous devotees who visited
the place. Thus Shirdi has become a veritable place of pilgrimage. To His
devotees, Baba has come to stay as the embodiment of Supreme Spirit, Primary
Cause of the Universe, Pure Consciousness and God incarnate. Few years
before His Mahasamadhi, Baba said that even after his passing away, He would
speak from the Samadhi (tomb). This assurance came out absolutely true--Baba
seems to be more active now than when He was living. His ways of blessing
the devotees are mysterious and inscrutable.
May the loving grace and blessings of Sai Baba shower in abundance upon one
and all in the universe.