Happy Thursday and Happy Baba's day ,
There are so many Shirdi Sai Baba temple across the world and it is not easy to gather information about them by sitting at one place.But when we know Baba is the Controller and Doer it becomes very easy .Since the day this website has started, I have not done any extra work to gather information ,infact Baba's sevak have been doing it and passing the information to this blessed website.
One more such information is sent by another blessed Sai sevak Archana about the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Salem -Tamil Nadu.
Pictures are taken through mobile hence they are not very clear but still we can have darshan of Lord Sainath residing in the temple in HIS full Glory .Please read the details as sent by Archana.Jai Sai Ram .
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Salem.
This temple is said to be built by Shri.S.N.Srinivasan, who was a great devotee of Lord Sainath. I am not aware of the details or the inspiration which led him to build this temple, but I guess this was built around the year 1994. This was the first temple for Lord Sainath in Salem.
The temple is situated in a huge space of land, a beautiful shrine, enclosed within the compound walls, bordering the flowering plants of various kinds on all three sides.
On one side of the temple, is a small building used for the preparation of Naivedya.Besdies this there is a small building in it is the Dwarakamayee . Attached is the picture showing the opening to the Dhuni.Also, you get to see the Dhuni doors.
One special miracle which I have to mention here is a couple of days before the Guru Pournima day in 2008, one morning, the priest suddenly felt he saw two forms of Baba (two idols of Baba instead of the one).
Around 8.30 in the morning, when he went to perform the usual rites at the Dhuni, he, being the most fortunate, clearly saw the form of Baba seated inside the Dhuni in the fire. Stunned and surprised, he immediately called the flower lady who was seated outside the kitchen, she ran in too and saw the spectacle.
This was observed by a few devotees who were there at that early hour and one after another all gathered near the Dhuni to see what it was all about. And most fortunate were they all, for they all saw the form of Baba clearly in the fire. He was seated, it looked as if HE was eating.
His form was clad in white, His head cloth, was seen very clearly, white in color. There were some around eight to ten devotees who witnessed this grand spectacle apart from the priest and the lady who sells flowers. Among the devotees, was one traveler, who had clicked this on his mobile and he had promised to send the pictures once he reached his place. But, I am not sure if they received the pictures from that traveler or maybe I am not aware. Who knows, if at all, he happens to read this message on this blog, he might as well be reminded of sending the pictures. That would be great..
This information was shared with us by the priest and the flower lady themselves, on the Guru Pournima Day in 2008.
As said earlier, there is considerable space to walk around the temple building, with flowering plants bordering the cemented platform. On the first Thursday of every month, our Lord is carried around in the Palki, while devotees keep fanning HIM and offer flowers and flowers in bunches .Palki is taken round and round, almost 3 times around the temple building by devotees.Picture of Palki is attached below.
Ladies and girls dance and there is a lot of gaiety on such occasion. One round is for the gents devotees to carry the Palki and the next round for the lady devotees to carry the Palki and do the fanning and the final round, all of them together do this.
I am also inserting the picture of Baba in Palki. Please pardon if the pictures are not very clear.
Devotees are not allowed to go close to Baba, but from where ever we see, we can see our Lord looking at each one of us, His eyes are brilliant and full of life.
As we walk around the Lord in the main hall, we see huge portraits of Baba, one on each side. Attaching them as well here.
On the walls of the temple, on either side is the granite slab inscribed with the eleven sayings of Baba, on one side in English and the other in Tamil.
This temple is located in Salem in Tamil Nadu, at the foothills of Yercaurd.
Landmark: Beyond the District High Court, past the Collector’s Bungalow, you shall have to take a right at the round-turn. As you keep going, a picture of Baba is there too guide you. Or you may ask any of the locals for the correct location. It is easy to get there.
Telephone Number of Temple : 0427 – 2400909
PS: There is another beautiful temple of our Lord Sainath at Salem. On the 30th, 31st, 1st of October, November respectively 2009 (i.e., the coming week), Maha Kumba abhisheka is to be performed for the Shirdi Sai Baba temple at Junction Road, Salem.
All are welcome.
Those devotees who are interested to take part in the continuous chanting of Shri Sainath’s name (naam japa) or Sat Charita reading or in bhajans, on the auspicious three days, please do let us know. Boarding and lodgings shall be arranged.
How to reach: By train it takes 4 hours from Bangalore. From Chennai, it takes 5 hours. The temple is walkable from the railway station.
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