Today I am sharing about blessed Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Pittsburg in USA.Devotees who reside in US or are residing near by to this place or wish to visit Sai temple, can have Darshan of Shri Sai by visiting this beautiful Sai Baba temple in Pittsburg via the information given below.Please read all the details as attached in mail by sai sister (who do not wish to have her name mentioned) .I thank her for all her seva to Sainath via this service and would like to thank the Temple authority for providing the information to share through this website.Jai Sai Ram .
Sairam Manisha ji,
I wanted to share the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple information with you for your website.We visited this temple few months back and I have information which I would like to share with all the Sai devotees.The temple is very close (about 5 miles or less) to the very famous Sri Venkateshwara temple, Pittsburg.We have visited the temple couple of times so far and have received Baba's Prasadam each time.
By Lord Sai's grace and blessings,I had again the opportunity to visit Shirdi Sai temple in Pittsburg USA last weekend .This time,we were able to click a couple of photos of the temple from outside and inside.
Inside,there is a big hall with Lord Dattatreya pratima in marble and Shirdi Sai Photos and photos of other Gods.I was allowed to take photos of this hall too and I am attaching those photos as well.
After requesting the person in charge of the temple Mr.Chandra Raghu, with permission from temple management, he was able to get Baba pratima's photo mailed to me few days ago. My sincere pranams to him for helping me get the main Pratima's photo of Baba just to share with the website viewers. My sincere pranams to you too for sharing this information in your website
Would like to mention that the room where Lord Sai's Pratima is kept is a big hall .It is a beautiful marble pratima and right in front of the marble pratima is Lord Shivalingam.Baba bhajans are conducted every Thursday and about 20 local families attend the bhajans. Also, next to this main room, there is another room where Dhuni is kept and also has a shop selling Baba's CD's, cassettes and books.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple was the first Shirdi Temple in the United States, started in the 1980’s by Sri Panduranga Rao Malyala and his wife Mahalakshmi.A 5’3” marble pratima of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba sits in the sanctum.The Temple is not far from the popular Sri Venketeswara Temple and Hindu Jain Temple’s near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Temple offers many Hindu services and sacraments.
Name of the temple - Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Pittsburg.
History of the Temple:
The main purpose of the temple is to extend peace and joy to entire humanity by earnest prayers for the welfare of all beings.Ordered by Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi Himself. Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of Pittsburgh was initiated in 1979 under His divine guidance.It was fully operational from July 24th 1985 and ran in a rented house in Turtle creek,a Pittsburgh suburb,till August 1988 and from September 1988, in the basement of 3744 Old William Penn Hwy.
After many trials and tribulations,the Municipality of Monroeville approved the buildings on 1449 and 1451 Abers Creek Road,currently home of the temple,facilitating the purpose (resolution no: 90-25 ST dated august 13, 1991. )We left a photograph of Sai Baba on the site on Vijayadasami,Thursday,October 17th in the presence of devotees.
Later, a small Baba pratima consecrated at the Shirdi Samadhi Mandir and a life size picture of Baba were installed amidst a lot of devotees on Saturday December 7th 1991 (Sri Prajotpatti nama samvatsara, Marga Sukla Vidiya, Moola Nakshatra yukta Abhijit lagna at 12 noon.)
Address of the Temple :
Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
1449 Abers Creek Rd, Monroeville, PA-15146 USA
Web site - http://www.baba.org
Phone - 412-374-9244
Email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax - 412-374-0940
Temple Hours :-
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Sat - 9:00 AM - 8.30 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Winter (Oct - April)
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Thurs, Sat - 9:00 AM - 7.30 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Annadanam: Feeding the hungry is the greatest of all yagnas. We provide food to the needy.
Vedic Education: Vedas are a stream of illuminating thought vibrations and constitute a higher learning process. To promote the Vedas and Vedic education, the Temple is running four higher learning institutes in India in Kakinada, Puttaparthy (Andhra Pradesh), Katra (Jammu Kashmir), Gangtok (Sikkim).
Religious Services: To promote wold peace and ease sufferings, the Temple provides Hindu religious services on all major Hindu festivals and auspicious days. Special services are also performed on a as needed basis for all the devotees who make a request.
*Please note : 3744 Old William Hwy., pittsburgh, pa 15235, was the old mailing address, NO LONGER IN USE and is not another temple. *
A.From S.V. Temple to Sai Baba temple:tel-412-373-3380 (About 6 miles)
1. Come down on S. McCually drive.
2. Left on Thomson Run
3. At 4 way STOP sign-Right on to Old William Penn Hwy-(go about 4.3 miles)
4. At 2nd Traffic signal Left on to 22 East (about one mile)
5. At 2nd Traffic signal Right on to Northern Pike (There is a sign of Sai
Baba Temple on 22 East)
6. Go about 100 yards and turn left on Abers Creek Road
7. Go about 1000 feet and right on to Temple Drive way.
B. From Hindu Jain Temple to Sai Baba Temple Tel:724-325-2673(about 2.5 miles)
1. From Parking lot -turn right on Illini Drive (Go about 1000 feet)
2. At Stop sign left on Elliott Drive (Go about 1 mile)
3.At Traffic signal left on 22 East (Go about .4 mile)
4. At next Traffic signal Right on to Northern Pike
5. Go about 100 yards and turn left on Abers Creek Road
6. Go about 1000 feet and right on Sai Baba Temple Drive way
C. From Pennsylvania Turn Pike 76 East or West: (About 2.5 miles)
1.Take the exit 57 and stay in the Extreme right lane
2.Pay the toll and take 22 East towards Murrysville-Go About 2 miles
3. Pass 3 traffic signals and 4th Signal Right on Northern Pike
4. Go about 100 yards and take Left on Abers Creek Road
5. Go about 1000 feet and Right on Sai Baba Temple Drive way
D. From Pittsburgh Internationa Airport: (About 38 miles)
1.Take 60 South towards Pittsburgh
2. Take 279 North towards Pittsburgh
3. Pass Fort Pitt Tunnel and be in right lane-Take 376 East towards
Monroeville (Go about 18 miles)
4.Stay in left lane and take 22 East towards Murrysville (Go about 3 miles)
5.At he 4th traffic signal take Right on Northern Pike
6.Go about 100 yards and Left on Abers Creek Road (Go about 1000 Feet)
7.Right on Sai Baba Temple Drive way.
E. From Down Town Pittsburgh or Railway Station:
1.Take Grant street towards west (From Station parking lot Left)
2. After passing few traffic signals Take 376 East towards Monroeville
3.Go about 18 miles and stay on Left Lane
4.Take 22 East Murrysville
5. Go about 3 miles,at 4th Signal Right on Northern Pike
6.Go about 100 yards Left on Abers Creek Road
6.Go about 1000 feet and Right on Sai Baba temple Drive way
F. From Guru Dwara to Sai Baba Temple-Tel :412-372-8890 (3 miles)
1.From parking lot take Left on McKenzie Dr.
2.Right on center Road (Pass through one light at by Fox Pizza and then STOP
3.Left on Old William Penn Hwy at STOP SIGN
4.At 2nd Signa Left on 22 East
5. At 2nd Signal Right on Northern Pike
5.Go about 100 yards and Left on Abers Creek Road
6.Go about 1000 feet and right on Sai baba Temple Drive way.
G. From Pittsburgh University and Carnegie Mellon University (Oaklan 14 miles)
1. Come to Bates Street
2.Take 376 East -Monroeville
3. Go about 14 miles and stay in Left lane
4.Take 22 East- Murrsyville (Go about 3.5 miles)
5. At 4th signal Right on Northern Pike
6. Go about 100 yards and Left on Abers Creek Road
7.Go about 1000 feet and Right on To Sai Baba temple Drive way
Yellow cab taxi Service: 412-321-8100
Peoples cab Co: 412-441-3200
Upscale Cab Company: 412-322-5080
Airport Service-Lim0usins and Sedan Service (24 Hours): 412-437-1333 0r 724-299-2055
Devotees interested can find more information from the temples web site as mentioned above .
Always At His Holy Feet,
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