This Temple is known as Shri Sai Janamasthan Mandir.
It is in Pathri ,District Parabhani Maharashtra,India.Shri V.B Kehr has done a extensive research in 1975 to discover the place as birthplace of Sai Baba. Trust was formed with the intention of constructing a temple on the site of Baba's house .This temple was inaugurated on Dussera 19th Oct 1999.
According to Shri Kher jis research ,Baba had referred to his family and birthplace in conversations with Mhalsapati and Swami Sai Sharan Anand, two of his close disciples.Shri Kehr decided to visit Pathri and did further research.He met Shri Dinkarrao Chaudhari a lawyer and farmer .Shri Chaudhary in his conversation recalled that His father had once pointed to Bhau Bhusari and at the sad plight of a descendant of Sai Baba!
Later, some Muslim clients who came to see Dinkarrao stated that Sai Baba had been born in a Brahmin family in Pathri and had been taken away by a fakir when he was a child.
The circumstantial evidence indicated that Sai Baba was Haribhau Bhusari, who left home at the age of 8 in search of God. “The theory advanced is probable. I leave the matter to the readers to judge for themselves,” says Kher.
Interesting fact is during the digging of the Temple foundation, a basement of 6’ x 6’ with two arches and a tunnel just below the proposed Sanctum Sanctorum was discovered.
Two querns; an idol each of Hanuman and Khandoba; and Pooja articles like ‘pali’ and ‘panchpatra’ made of copper, a ‘sahaan’, ‘puntees’ and vibhuti like substance similar to that found at Gangapur were found.
To give the devotees an idea of the old home, a part of the old foundation has been preserved in its natural condition with the old arches and connecting passages intact. The basement also houses a meditation hall where devotees can spend time in quiet contemplation.
1.Shri V. B. Kher – Chairman, former trustee of Sai Sansthan, Shirdi and author of several books on Sai Baba.
2.Shri S. S. Dhanu – former trustee of Sai Sansthan, Shirdi.
3.Shri D. V. Chaudhari, Managing Trustee, advocate residing in Pathri.
4.Shri Abdulla Khan Durrani – former Chairman of Pathri Nagar Parishad
5.Shri Kalidas Chaudhari, Advocate
6.Shri S. S. Dali – Architect
7.Shri S. T. Sangde, Treasurer, former manager State Bank of Hyderabad, Pathri
Daily Worship :
Kakad Arati - 05.15 am
Mangal Snana & Arati - 07.00 am
Madhyanha Arati - 12.00 noon
Sanj Arati - At sunset
Shejarati - 10.00 pm
THREE DAY FESTIVALS:
1.Shri Ram Navami - Chaitra Shuddha Navami (March/April)
2.Shri Vyas - Guru Purnima - Ashadh (July)
3.Sai Baba Mahasamadhi - Vijayadashami (Dassera) - Ashwin Shuddha Dashami
ONE DAY FESTIVALS:
2.Swami Sai Sharan Anand Jayanti - 5th April
3.Shrikrishna Jayanti - Gokul Ashtami - Shravan Vadya (August)
4.Swami Sharan Anand Punyatithi - 26th August
5.Shri Bulb Baba Punyatithi - 7th October
6.Shri Dattatreya Jayanti - Margashirsha Purnima (Decemb
To propagate and spread the universal and eternal gospel message and teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi. through the spoken and written word, music and the audio-visual media. Six books in the Marathi language have been published and made available to the public at affordable prices by the Trust.
The message of Sai Baba which is universally applicable is primarily ethical and lays stress on tolerance, promotion of communal understanding and harmony and brotherhood of humanity.
‘Sabka Malik Ek’ is briefly his message to the world
The Trust also arranges for anna-dana (feeding the needy) every Thursday and Sunday and on two Ekadashi days every month. Anna-dana is also arranged during the three day festivals.
The Trust runs a ‘Samskar Kendra’ for children to inculcate right values in the younger generation.
The Trust organizes an annual ‘padayatra’ or ‘dindi’ of Baba’s palkhi (palanquin) to Pandharpur, in the month of Margashirsha (December).
The programme of Haripaath is performed daily after the evening arati.
Photographs and books published by the Trust are available for sale at the Mandir. It is also proposed to keep books on Sai Baba in English, Telugu and Hindi, in the near future.
1.The Mandir can presently accomodate about 400 people. Plans have been made to expand it to accommodate about 2000 devotees.
2.The land around the Mandir will be acquired to provide facilities for devotees in a clean peaceful environment.
3.Construction of Dwarkamai will be undertaken to keep the sacred fire (Dhuni) burning uninterruptedly.
4.Construction of Bhakta Niwas has been planned to provide accomodation for pilgrims/devotees.
5.Construction of Bhojanalaya/Prasadalaya will also be undertaken.
The Trust of Sai Janmasthan Mandir at Pathri lays great emphasis on the propagation of Bhakti (Devotion) and seeks to make this Mandir the centre of Bhakti.
Contact for Sai mandir
Reaching Sai Temple:
By Train from Mumbai:Devagiri Express via Aurangabad from CS Terminus. Alight at Manvat Road Railway Station, 16 km from Pathri. Further transport to Pathri by bus or jeep.
By Train from Hyderabad: Kachiguda Express via Parali. Alight at Parabhani Junction. Further travel of approx 45 km by bus or jeep to Pathri.
By air: Flights available to Aurangabad. Further travel to Pathri by road, approx. 3 ½ hrs.
By Bus: State Transport buses ply to Pathri.
At Pathri: Basic accommodation available at Sai Lodge, Sant Sai Baba Marg, Pathri.
At Aurangabad: Aurangabad offers a wide choice of accommodation including 5 star hotels.
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