Significance of Guru pournami for devotees of Sai Baba | Sai Charithra – History of Sai Baba

August 10th, 2010| In India.

Significance of Guru pournami for devotees of Sai Baba | Sai Charithra – History of Sai Baba

Shirdi Sai Baba Charithra

Shirdi Sai Baba Charithra

Guru Pournami, an auspicious day for the devotees of Sai Baba.  Baba who told his devotees neither to  worship him as a God nor celebrate functions on his name, has ordered to  celebrate this Guru pournami.  This is being celebrated from that day onwards.

Sai Charithra(History)

Shirdi was one of the normal village before Baba came to this village.  Based on some books available, Baba came to Shirdi as a 16 years old boy.  He used to meditate under a neem tree which is known as ‘Guru sthanam’ now.  The people of Shirdi were wondered at him and started asking his details.  So Baba left Shirdi and was not seen for a long time. Later he met the Munsif of Dhoop village in a forest as a twenty years old young man.  Chandpatil lost his horse in the forest and was searching for it.  Baba told him about the  whereabouts of the horse.  Not only that Baba touched the earth with his Satka and brought out fire and water to light his huqqa.  Chandpatil knew that he is not an ordinary man and took him to his house.  After some time, marriage was settled for Chandpatil’s brother in law.  The bride was from Shirdi.  Baba entered Shirdi for the second time in 1858 along with the marriage party.  A priest at the ‘Khandoba’ temple Mahalsapthi called Baba ‘Come Sai’ .  Nobody knew the name of Baba before. From that day Baba stayed at Shirdi.  Baba used to wander in the forests.  Later he started staying at a mosque.  As everybody was thinking that he was a Muslim, Baba named the mosque,  Dwarakamai.  A dhuni was also lighted.  Baba used to light lamps in the mosque.  He used to treat patients in Unani, Ayurveda methods.  Later on he used to give only Vibhooti(ash) to them.  Only few people believed that Baba is a God.  But with one incident everyone in that village started worshipping him.  Baba used to take oil from the traders in the village to light lamps at the mosque.  One day everybody refused to give oil to him.  Baba went to the mosque without saying a word.  He brought water in the  same container which is used to get oil.  He took some water into his mouth and poured it back in to the container.  He lit the lamps with that water.  After seeing this many villagers started worshipping him as a God.

Baba left this world in 1918 on a ‘Vijayadasami’ day, 60 years after he came to Shirdi.  His body was laid to rest at ‘Bootiwaada’.  That is the temple now.  Earlier there were only a picture of Baba and Samadhi at that place.  A marble statue of Baba was placed there later on.

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