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~श्री सच्चिदानंद सदगुरू श्री साईनाथ महाराज की जय~ श्री साई बाबा के ग्यारह वचन : १.जो शिरडी आएगा ,आपद दूर भगाएगा,२.चढ़े समाधी की सीढी पर ,पैर तले दुःख की पीढ़ी पर,३.त्याग शरीर चला जाऊंगा ,भक्त हेतु दौडा आऊंगा,४.मन में रखना द्रढ विश्वास, करे समाधी पुरी आस५.मुझे सदा ही जीवत जानो ,अनुभव करो सत्य पहचानो,,६.मेरी शरण आ खाली जाए, हो कोई तो मुझे बताये ७.जैसा भाव रहे जिस मनका, वैसा रूप हुआ मेरे मनका,,८.भार तुम्हारा मुझ पर होगा ,वचन न मेरा झूठा होगा ९ आ सहायता लो भरपूर, जो माँगा वो नही है दूर ,१०.मुझ में लीन वचन मन काया ,उसका ऋण न कभी चुकाया,११ .धन्य -धन्य व भक्त अनन्य ,मेरी शरण तज जिसे न अन्य~श्री सच्चिदानंद सदगुरू श्री साईनाथ महाराज की जय~

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple-Gowrivakkam Chennai

Author Manisha.Rautela.Bisht on 11:38 AM

Dear readers
Happy Thursday and Happy Baba's day ,
As I carry on with my seva on temple blog I witness each time a new leela of Baba in play .This time it was very clear and easily witnessed not only by me but by the devotees who were helping me selflessely -sai sister Ashalatha and SivaSankari ji.Both the devotees wished to get information on Sai temple but had not intended which temple they shall be getting the information !!

After few days I recieved first mail from Sivasankari ji giving me detail of Sai temple Gowrivakkam and declaring that it was wish of Baba that first information is collected on this temple rather than Sai temple Mylapore chennai .(I have pasted the mail below.)

In the meantime when I wrote a mail to Sai sister Ashalatha ,casually mentioning about the temple information which I had recently recieved, she was excited to hear about it ,more so as she was also silently collecting bit by bit information to send me once completed .And we realised that she too was collecting information on the same temple.Now what to say !!!

We were so overwhelmed to know this and witness the play of Baba in 3 different place at same time.When I recieved the complete information of the temples from both the sai children ,I noticed that Ashalatha sister's mail left out information were fulfilled by Siva Sankari ji's mail and vis a vis .To be precise -Ashalatha sister has provided with detail about Sai leela witnessed by priest and conversation of priest with Baba ,along with how Jagduru Sai Pita (father)became SaiMata (Mother) in this temple.

Where as Siva Sankari ji provided history of the temple,how Mr Perumal became Baba's devotee and reached Shirdi .Not only this all the pictures of temple and complete detail about the structural details were provided by Shiva Sankari ji .

I have clubbed both the details and feel the blessing of Baba in making this happen .I leave it to reader to feel this leela of Baba.I thank both Sai bhakt from bottom of my heart to help carry this seva a step forward -without their help it would have not been possible and most of all my Sathguru Sai who is controlling everything and is making this happen .Koti Koti pranam at the feet of my Sathguru Sai . Jai Sai Ram.

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Dear Manishaji,
Sairam.
10 days back you requested me to collect the details about Sai Mandir at Mylapore(chennai.). But Sai's wish is different. He made me to collect details of Sai Temple at Gowrivakkam(Chennai) first. Hence this article is to share the same details with you and all other devotees.

This temple was constructed by Thiru. Kulasekara Perumal. First let me share with you how BABA pulled this sparrow towards him and made him construct a temple.

History of the Sai Temple and Perumal became Baba's child:



Mrs Kulasekara Perumal was a strong devotee of SAI. Mr Perumal was not a Sai devotee then. Perumalji was working as an Asst.,A/c officer in Electricity Board, and retd., in the yr., 1986.Around his age of 30, when Mr Perumal got a chance to travel to Mumbai on an official trip, his wife requested him to visit Shirdi. Mr Perumal after completing his office works, on one early morning at 4 AM went to Mumbai station and enquired for tickets to Shirdi. The person at counter guided him by informing that he should take a train from Victoria terminus to Manmad and then another train from Manmad to Kopergaon to reach Shirdi.

To take Manmad train, first Mr Perumal has to take a local train to reach Victoria terminus. But he could hear an announcement that local trains are late by 30 minutes. Now he had only 20 mins left to take Manmad express. He immediately prayed BABA to help him. Unexpectedly a stranger asked "Where do you want to go?" When Mr Perumal explained his situation, the stranger asked Mr Perumal to follow him. He took Mr Perumal out of the platform, took a taxi and instructed driver to drive fast to Victoria terminus.

In 15 mins they reached the terminus. Then the staranger told Mr Perumal "Only 5 minutes is left for train. Pls rush from this place immediately." Saying this, the stranger moved away from the spot and disappeared. It was then Mr Perumal realised it is none other than BABA.

Mr Perumal reached the train. There was lot of crowd, not able to get into the train. A guard came to him and asked "Where are you going". On hearing the answer as Shirdi, the guard hugged Mr Perumal and got him a seat in the train. When Mr Perumal got down in Manmad, the same guard guided him to the platform to take Kopergaon train. After boarding the Kopergaon train, Mr Perumal had a thought in his mind like "If there is anybody to accompany me, it will be a more HAPPY DARSHAN for me".

In next few minutes, a 15 years old boy came and sat next to Mr Perumal. Mr Perumal asked him in English, "Where are you going?". The Boy replied as "to Shirdi" in Marati. But Mr Perumal could feel as he was speaking in Tamil. On reaching Kopergaon, this boy informed that Bus stand is 3 miles away from there and they have to go by tonga . The boy made Mr Perumal to sit in a tonga and he also sat with Perumal. After reaching the bus stand, he told Mr Perumal "You are hungry. Have two teas because you do not like any other" . It was true, after leaving Chennai Mr Perumal did not have proper food as he did not like the taste.

This boy helped Mr Perumal in getting a single room accommodation. He arranged for easy darshan. He left Mr Perumal inside Samadhi Mandir and asked him to enjoy nice darshan. In the meantime, the boy arranged for the South indian breakfast for Perumal. After one hour, he took Mr Perumal for breakfast and made him enjoy his food. He arranged for Lunch & Dinner too.

This boy helped Mr Perumal to have darshan during all aarthis. The next day he took Mr Perumal early in the morning to perform Milk Abhishekam to Sai. After completion of abhishekam he infomed Perumal, "There ia bus to Manmad at 8 AM, please leave this place soon as your office friends are waiting for you". All his behaviours & speech were wonders to Mr Perumal. Mr Perumal never mentioned anything about his friends, then how come he knows?. The boy made Mr Perumal to take bus to Manmad.

At Manmad, he took Mr Perumal to station and showed him the ticket counter asking him to buy a ticket to Mumbai soon. When Mr Perumal was back from counter, he could not see that boy anywhere. It was a shock to Mr Perumal. He realised the boy again is "SAI". Mr Perumal started crying. People around him thought that he had lost his money or luggage. But no one knows the fact.

It took more than 20 minutes to realise himself. Since then the trust and devotion towards Sai increased within Perumal. Before this trip, he was praying different GOD in different forms, but after realising Sai, he surrendered him only to Sai.

After this trip, Mr Perumal daily visited Baba temple at Mylapore, Chennai. When he retired in 1986, he spent most of his time in temple. Because of his true devotion, he was asked to perform dressing and abhishek to Sai by temple officials. Later he was given additional responsibility of taking care of Navaithiya, Annadhan and other pooja tasks too. In this way he got an opportunity to serve Sai for 13 years.

Due to some reason he had to leave that temple after 13 years. He was not able to spent his time without offering his services to Sai even just for 2 days. On 3rd day,The priest got a blissful dream Sai appeared in his dream and placed his divine hand on the head of Perumalji and said,” Leave out your ego and submit yourself to me, I shall help you to construct a mandir and you will be an instrument for the same.” "BUILD MY TEMPLE FOR YOURSELF"." He really felt as though a thunder landed on his head and he was literally sweating when he got up, he was so happy and was in a total bliss he started to weep that he did not use the opportunity to touch the lotus feet of our Saima.

When Mr Perumal said "I don’t have enough money", Sai replied "NO EGO, BE A TOOL, TAKE EFFORTS". From that day, every night BABA instructed Perumal what he had to do next day. Following all HIS instructions, Mr Perumal was able to construct this temple. The Kumbabeshekam of temple was performed on 27th August 2000.

The priest also adds that for the mandir right from the color of paint, the kind of brick/tile everything is purely the choice of Sai, he tells that he did not see any Vastu for constructing the temple as it is the home of our divine mother. He never faced any financial problems while constructing the mandir as the fund inflow was also taken care by Sai.

He tells that his wife is his guru. She had been a very staunch devotee of Sai and she had a small pratima of Sai, she got the pratima from her father ,it is very unique and she used to do her pooja to her Lord. The pratima is black and is not seen one of that kind. The priest used to even make fun of his wife’s devotion until he was blessed by Sai, he did not realize who Sai is? And now he just resides in the temple and gets all the divine blessings from Sai.

This BABA mandir does so many leelas as all other BABA Mandirs.

The most significant part of this temple is our eternal father resides here in the form of goddess. Yes, Sai is dressed up like a goddess with all kind of ornaments right from stud, maattal (a small chain around the ears fixing with the stud), necklace,long chain with pendant,kumkum, aaram, anklet, silk saree . Our Sai is a Maharani (a Queen).



Baba and his conversation with preist :

The priest had a habit of telling the ladies not to use “Udi” on the forbidden days. (He keeps telling them not to touch for 5 days). One day Saima, asked him “Why da? (Da -a term used with love, shows the closeness)


WHY DO YOU TELL LADIES NOT TO USE “UDI” ON THOSE FORBIDDEN DAYS”?? WHEN I AM A MOTHER AND UNDERGOING ALL THAT UPADRAV- problems (this word was used by Sai)! Priest said, “ok ma I will let them keep your udi and will not let them circumbulate temple on those days, Sai was just smiling at him and went away.


The priest realized that, “Oh my Sai, is not with me as my eternal father, but he is my mother to me, this incident brought a transformation in his mind and he started to dress up SAI MAHARAJ AS SAIMAHARANI.



(Devotees can see a bluish green color line on saima’s, leg and it is believed to be saima’s nerve. .)
After this incident a devotee by named Ramesh (cement dealer) came to the priest and said, “Appa, I made this single padam-namam out of gold. (Lord Balaji’s wife - Goddess Alamelu she wears on her forehead a single vertical line with trishnum-a red powder like kumkum).
The priest was wondering what to do with that?
He was not ready to accept it. But the devotee was pressurizing the priest to keep it with himself, so half minded the priest accepted the same. Saima, told the priest,

“WHY DA, WHY ARE YOU REFUSING IT, TAKE IT FROM THE DEVOTEE, I TOLD YOU I AM GODDESS, YOU ARE BEAUTIFYING ME WITH STUD WHY DON’T YOU KEEP THE SINGLE PADAM(vertical line)-NAMAM ON MY FOREHEAD ON SATURDAYS”. (Saturdays is considered to be more auspicious for Lord Balaji). From then the priest kept “three horizontal lines –UDI on saima’s forehead on all the days of the week and only on Saturday he keeps Single vertical line –namam on the forehead of saima.

Miracles of Sai in the Neem tree in Gurusthan.:

One part of the neem tree in Gurusthan started to get a oval shape and slowly devotees could see a right leg in folded form (like the way our Sai sits on the throne) after few days they could see the left leg balancing the right leg and then one can see the face of our Saimaharaj. Now we can see the whole form of Sai in the neem tree.

Miracle in getting a Garland:


During the early days after the construction of the mandir it was very difficult to get garland for our SaiMaharaj as the mandir is in a remote area. One day it was really a testing time that perumalji could not get a garland inspite of searching here and there and was so upset and felt Oh, my Sai, how will I find a garland today, “Just then a devotee came to the mandir with a beautiful garland.”He said, “ I go to Enjambakkam (sea shore) baba mandir everyday in the morning with a garland, and I heard from friends that there is a new Sai temple in this area, and thought why not have a glimpse of this mandir today, and seeing Sai I am so happy and I thought today let me offer garland to this mandir itself, after listening to the priest, the devotee said,” from today I will bring garland for Saima everyday” and he is doing this service till date.

The priest’s recent and heart touching miracle.:

With great difficulty he had accumulated some cash and bought a “Pancharati”- arati with 5wick in silver for our Sainath. He was shocked to understand that the “Pancharati” was missing. He was disturbed and he cried to Sai, Sai, like a squirrel I saved little money here and there and I am buying things for you. Whereas now it got lost, why is it happening like this?

Sai said “- Why da, Why are you crying for this, how much is going to be the value of it,

Priest – Sai, it costs Rs. 15,000/-

Sai- Oh you are just crying for this amount, leave it, a child of mine will bring that money to you.


Priest was puzzled, what is this, who is going to bring this huge amount? Just then a family came to take darshan of Sai, immediately the priest asked the permission of Sai whether he can approach the couple as they both were doctors they must be able to give this amount, but Sai said no….

Priest was in a fix, Sai,” they are little well off and you are not letting me to approach them, now I don’t know what to do”? Just then a lady by named Koushalya came there and she called the priest, and said appa, (father) I just want to talk to you for a minute, and she had a box in her hand. She opened the box and said there is 5 lakhs in this box, this money had been saved by me and I just withdrew the same and so please take how much ever you want for Sai.

Priest was shocked he was like what is this? You have brought such a huge amount and you are saying take how much ever I need for Sai, I don’t know what to say?

She said, “please do not hesitate and take whatever money you feel Sai needs”. (Devotees likes to call him as appa-father, he is kind and a good listener and everyone feels that anything conveyed to him will be passed on to Sai )

The priest narrated the whole incident and said may be Sai was talking about her – “a child will come and give the money”. She happily gave Rs.15000. and the priest also felt so happy about the way Sai had helped to buy”Pancharati”.


I have attached the various photos of temples. Also the photo of Mr Kulasekara Perumal (who is in his 80's now) is attached.



Temple Structure detail:


This is the sai statue made of bronze placed adjacent to Main Sai Marble Statue.





The structure of this Sai temple, as we enter in there is small hall. In the right of the hall is the Main Sai Statue. Straight opposite to entrance there is a small Vinayak idle.
In the right side of Main Sai Statue, there is room like dwarkamai, where Sai is in the sitting posture .

In the same room there is a big Sai Photo & a lamp .



Next to that room there is one more Sai Statue .
Behind the Main Statue there is way out to the hall again. In that place there is Gurusthan and a Neem tree





SHIRDI SAI MANDIR - GOWRIVAKKAM, CHENNAI. (Constructed in the yr-2000)
Founder- Kulasekara perumalji
GODDESS - SAIMA (SAI IN THE FORM OF GODDESS)




Direction of Temple:
This temple is located in the South Chennai in Medavakkam-Tambaram Main Road .

Sai Temple Address :

"No 9 Saibaba temple street,
Gowrivakkam,
Chennai 600073


Telephone :
Ph: 044 22780195



Trust: Shirdi Sri Saibaba Trust


Festivals Celebrated:

New Year
SriRamanavami
Sai Punnyathithi
Gurupoornima
FoundationDay/pooja for kuthuvilakku(lamp pooja done by ladies)-31st Jan every yr.,
MahaShivaratri

Mandir seva:
Annadhanam is provided to all the Sai devotees on daily basis.

Website will be ready in couple of months.


Information collected by :


Sivasankari Thiyagarajan(India)
And Ashalatha USA (sister)


Small request : Dear readers/blogger/website owner please do not directly copy paste the whole post and place it in your blog /website .It is hard work submitted by fellow devotees.We too wish to spread about Baba's temple information and details to maximum people across the globe but it would be really nice if they can provide just link or refer to this blog rather than copying and pasting it in their individual blogs/website .It shall pay our hard work if this is followed .Photos devotee can take for their personal collection ,to store in their personal computer or as wallpaper .Thank you for your support and understanding .Jai Sai Ram .


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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I felt really thrilled by reading about the above temple. May Baba Bless you.

Anonymous said...

Its very nice to see our Baba in this blog. Good collection of information. There is lot of miracles associated with this temple. Please do collect and post them too.

Anonymous said...

very nice to read this,saima neenu nanage help madu allade sada nanna support madu nanage heli kollalu yaru illa neene yella.yella ninna mele bhara,neenu hege nadisuthiyo hage agali.mane nalli nemmadi kodu,shanti kodu.nanna korike eederisu.nanna javabdhari ninnadu,nanna neravige sada iru,ninnanne nambiruthene.tappu madiddare khamisu.koti koti pranam

Lingaraj Chakkarappan on October 19, 2010 at 4:47 AM said...

No Words to say. Sai Baba is full of my mind.

Thanks to the Editor, who have done a great job

Aum Shri Sai Ram

Lingaraj Chakkarappan on October 19, 2010 at 4:48 AM said...

AUM SRI SAI RAM

Syamala Ranganathan said...

I t is very nice to read all the details about the mandir and sri saiBaba's leelas and miracles.Please add the mandir timings also. it will be of great help to people who come from other states.
I am Syamala Ranganathan from Bangalore

Venkatesh on May 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM said...

oom sri loga sai ram sai baba

T.L. Ramanathan said...

Today June 8th is the 12th year celebration of Sai Baba temple at Gowrivakkam. I have been there and got the blessings of Sai Baba and the temple priest Shri. Perumal.

Ramanathan said...

June 8th 2012 is the 12th year completion of Sai Baba temple Gowrivakkam. I have been there to seek the blessings of Sai Baba. The day started with Ganapathy Homam and followed by Special Poojas, Abhishekam. Sai Bhajans were sung by group of devotees. Arathi was done and the Priest Shri Perumalji shared some miracles of Sai Baba at this temple. Later prasadham were distributed to all. It was nice to be there during this special day.

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Anu Reddy on April 5, 2013 at 12:09 AM said...

Om sai ram

Anonymous said...

OM SAI RAM....
When i was in Chennai i never miss even a single Thursday,,, Blessed by BABA and now i'm in Bangalore and miss visiting him a lot. Still if i close my eyes the Entire Temple and BABA comes in front of eyes...... I thank my mom who showed me BABA and his grace... Still my mom continues to see BABA on every thursday... I'm nothing without his Grace,,,,, I dedicate everything to BABA,,,,,

OM SAI RAM!!!!

Roshan Kakade on July 18, 2014 at 2:39 AM said...

OM SAI RAM....I thank my mom who showed me BABA and his grace... Still my mom continues to see BABA on every thursday... I'm nothing without his Grace,,,,, I dedicate everything to BABA,,,, for taxi service in nagpur .

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