We all know Bhivpuri Sai temple is one of the Sai Baba blessed and oldest temple of Shirdi Sai Baba .The pratima in the mandir was HIMSELF given by Sai Baba to Keshav R.Pradhan .Readers can read the complete detail about temple by clicking Here.
Vikas Nandlal ji recently visited Bhivpuri temple ,and had nice darshan of Baba's pratima, met the temple care taker and has clicked nice photo's to share with all of us .Not only photo's Vikas ji also took the initiative and carried Sai Kartikeya's Sai Baba painting along with him for Baba's blessing (without any hint to me ).
I was in loss of words when I learnt that Kartikeya's painting has been blessed and kept in Bhivpuri mandir by Vikas ji .Other than Baba who can inspire and get any work done?and here he has chosen Vikas ji as the sevak to get his little bhakta blessed.
I cannot fathom Baba's plan but I am definitely happy as a mother to witness Baba's love in this form and also thank Vikas ji .
(I have attached below Kartikeya's painting kept in Sai Mandir . Devotees can view and read about Kartikeya's painting by clicking Here .)
Vikas ji has taken the initiative with blessing of Baba and has come up with very nice thoughts for all Sai devotee's .I am sure many Sai devotees shall get blessed by Baba with what Vikas ji is sharing with all of us.I am attaching his mail below ,along with description about Bhivpuri Sai Temple which Vikas ji experienced while his visit to the temple.Jai Sai Ram .
The enclosed are series of 12 clicked camera snaps of Shirdi Saibaba temple at Bhivpuri,the FIRST TEMPLE OF SAIBABA in the WORLD.
It was one of my best experiences, when I paid my respects there on 29th May 2009. It transports you back in time to a century ago as the temple’s original structure is maintained and looks monumental. Also the caretakers are so simple.
There were a few of us for evening aarti, as the rush and hush otherwise in temples was missing. I believe it is Saibaba’s will to have his selected devotees there and I feel privileged to be one of them, as the place even after a century remains by and large hidden from the world.
Saibaba giving his small statue and photo to Pradhanji then during Saibaba's physical presence at Shirdi ,with guidance to Pradhan to establish place of worship here is well known and hence I am omitting this and other historical aspects in this writeup. (Devotees can read in detail about temple and its history Here. )
Above all the surroundings is open space and unpolluted. Besides this I couldn’t find any shop or even a sweet shop for kilometers, and I felt awkward that I had not carried sweets with me, hoping to locate a shop near to temple as you normally find such shops mushrooming. Luckily I could get hold of some ladoos at a nearby grocery shop.
This is another testimony to the fact that this temple remains free from commercial interests.
As problems true to any rural area in India, the place too has its share and there are few problems related insufficient water, clean drinking water etc.
I have offered to temple following assistance.
1) Free website designing for the temple.
2) Offered Stationery like drawing book, pencil, water colors etc for temple, to hold drawing competition for nearby primary school students to draw Saibaba portraits , with Sai Kartikeya portrait being the first one and serving as an example/inspiration.
3) A Pinup board for temple to host laminated copies of Saibaba portraits like Sai Kartikeya’s, one jointly developed by me and Kouwshigan ji .
Photo's of Temple:
2.Photo of blessed pratima given by Baba HIMSELF .
1.Photo of Sri Keshav R.Pradhan whom Baba blessed by giving him HIS pratima.(statue)
3.This is the front view of the Bhivpuri Sai Mandir.
4.Painting of Sai Kartikeya kept at Baba's lotus feet in Bhivpuri Sai Mandir.
5.Original photo kept at temple.
6.Gurusthan photo of Bhivpuri temple.
7.Photo of the painting kept in manidr.
8.Baba's photo in the temple.
9.Photo of the Dhuni burning in Bhivpuri Sai Temple.
10.Photo of Swami Samarth in temple.
11.Photo of Sant Gyaneshwar in the temple.
12. Photo of caretaker of Bhivpuri Sai temple.
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