Injambakkam Shiri Sai Baba Temple
After a long wait today I am uploading detailed information on Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Injambakkam.The details and information of the temple is contributed by Sai devotee Shridhar ji and Jayaraman Uncle. I am uploading both the details clubbed together in this post . Shridhar ji has provided the pictures of the temple and uncle has drafted the detail map of the temple to make it easy for the devotes to understand the layout of the temple . I thank them both from bottom of my heart for coming forward and sharing the detail with all of us .Jai Sai Ram .
Founder : Guruji C.B. Satpathy This temple is 17 years old (constructed in March 1993).Saipuram Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is situated at Injambakkam, in a lavish seven acres of pristine land facing the Bay of Bengal, on the outskirts of Chennai. Known as the Shirdi (the place where Sri Sai Baba lived) of the South, the temple complex has a number of buildings and temples. The majestic view of the seashore from the temple is a memorable experience.
Before proceeding to the main temple of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba one comes across the shrine of Lord Ganesh.
The main temple of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is an elegant hexagonal structure of white marble, towering over a height of 100 ft. The image of Shri Sai Baba is handcrafted in pure white marble in his famous sitting posture.
The holy fire (Dhuni), from which Baba used to collect the ash (Udi), which is distributed to the devotees, has been burning uninterruptedly since Baba's days and is kept burning at Saipuram.
Other shrines here are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati, Durga Devi, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman, Lord Venkateswara, Navagrahas, Lord Krishna and Radha, and Lord Muruga with his consorts Valli and Devyani.
Another important spot here is the wish-fulfilling tree, devotees visit this place and tie a turmeric dipped string around the tree on Thursdays and Fridays. It is believed that ones difficult problems and wishes are being fulfilled by doing this.
Besides the Aarti, special pujas, marriage ceremonies and thread ceremonies are conducted on request. Arrangements for feeding the poor are also provided.
Meditation Hall, a free Health Care Center, a stall selling puja items, a bookshop selling Sai paraphernalia, a canteen, generator and telephone and transportation facilities are provided.
Temple timings :
5.30 A.M to 1.30 P.M and 4 P.M to 9 P.M
Here is another description of the temple given by Jayaraman Uncle alias Shantipriya who personally visited the temple and has shared his experience and information on this temple as given below in detail .
Devotees are requested to click on the picture and map of the temple for better viewing .
Jai Sai Ram
Recently I visited the Shirdi Sai temple at a place called Injambakkam located on the ECR road ( Old Mahabalipuram Road ) at Chennai. It is called Saipuram. It is spread over a land of nearly seven acres and built by Mr. Vijay Bulchandani on the inspiration that he received from affectionately called GURUJI - C.B. Satpathy ji , who is an ex IPS official .
As you enter the temple complex you can feel the serenity and the divine presence of Sri Sai Baba, with a pervading feeling of love and compassion that was Sai Baba himself. In this temple almost all the deities like Siva, Dattatreya,Vishnu, Hanuman, Ram with Sita and Lakshman, Durga, Shiva Linga , Krishna with his wives ,Karthikeya with his wives, Navagrahasa etc are installed. The attraction is Vallabha Ganapathy with ten arms. The main Sai temple , hexagonal structure ,is as high as 100 feet and has been provided with concrete ladders to go to the top. Besides this temple complex has a number of buildings and temples greenery all around giving cool air and shade.
As you enter the main temple complex one can find a Small Sai baba temple , Sai baba made of Bronze. No poojas are allowed there. Come out and enter into the next Complex on its side and you can see a row of the small sanctums for Shivalingam and Parvati, Durgadevi, Lord Hanuman facing Lord Rama, Sita, Laxman, Behind them is Maha Vishnu facing Nava Grahas. By the side of Navagrahasa are Lord Krishna & Radha and finally Lord Subramanya with his consorts Valli and Devyani. They can be seen in the complex shown below.
Pictures of the Temple.
Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Spiritual and Charitable Trust Saipuram
Tamil Nadu - 600 041
Tel : 044 65684808
Shridhar ji from Chennai and Jayaranam Uncle.
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