Shri Sai Baba Mahasamadhi Centennial Celebrations 2018


100th Maha Samadhi Day October 19th , 2018
In Light of Baba’s Centennial 100 years Celebration since Shirdi Sai Baba attained Mahasamadhi, Shri Sai Baba Mandir, Chicago would like to commemorate this occasion by hosting various events! The Sai Samsthan USA presents the ‘Shirdi Sai Baba Logo” wich incorporates the 5 themes of the Centennial Celebrations.


Centennial Celebrations Logo

SERVICE TO THE NEEDY:

Shri Sai Baba preached Maanav Seva is Madhav Seva (Service to Mankind is service to God). Sai Samsthan USA serves various local charities and provide food and clothing to needy and homeless on special occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Samsthan also conducts several drives to support communities affected natural disasters etc.

SPIRITUALITY:

Baba has always said “Work, utter God’s name and read holy books”. Baba always encouraged good thoughts and guided devotees to live a spiritual life of total self-surrender to Guru/God. Sai Samsthan USA organizes charitable, religious, spiritual, educational, and scientific programs.

ADORATION FOR CULTURE:

Shri Sai Baba respected the cultural values of all religions and had a great regard for one’s cultural and social traditions. Sai Samsthan USA celebrates Maasotsav on the last Sunday of every month where a lot of cultural events are planned and various artists perform showcasing their talents and skills.

LOVE FOR CHILDREN:

Shri Sai Baba was very fond of children and use to love and bless them as their own. As the divine Mother, Baba gave His immense Love and as the divine Father, He gave direction to our search for Truth. Sai Samsthan USA runs Bala Vidaya Mandir program every Sunday to cultivate devotion, discipline and a sense of pride in learning and following our customs and traditions.

ANNADANA:

Baba always said : “If you wish to please me, feed the poor and hungry or anyone who comes to your door steps”. Baba set an example by Himself cooking and serving the food. Sai Samasthan USA has been doing free Annadana on all Thursdays and major events in the temple from last 20 years since the inception of the temple in Chicagoland area.

Some Key Events during the Centennial Year 2017-2018

  • PALKI TO 100 DEVOTEES
  • LENDIBAUGH WITH 100 FLOWER PLANTS (BY CHILDREN)
  • ANNADANA TO 100 HUNGRY PEOPLE
  • SERVICE TO 100 NEEDY PEOPLE
  • FELICITATE 100 CULTURAL ARTISTS
  • PLANT 100 TREES IN MANDIR
  • SATCHARITRA PARAYANA BY 100 DEVOTEES
  • ABHISHEK WITH 100 RIVER WATERS
  • ANNAKUT WITH 100 ITEMS TO BABA

Children willing to plant a tree in Lendibaugh ,Families wanting to participate in Annakut, Devotees wanting to bring sacred river waters for Baba’s Abhishek – Please send email to saisamsthanusa@saisamsthanusa.org

Punaruddharana Kumbhabhishekham Guru Pournima Day—July 27, 2018

  • Guru Pournima is the only festival Baba instructed His devotees to celebrate
  • Kumbhabhishekam is the ritual to homoge-nize, synergize and unite the mystic powers of the deity.
  • ‘Kumbha’ means the Head and denotes the ‘Shikhara’ or Crown of the Temple & Abhishekam is ritual bathing with sacred waters.
  • Sri ‘Sainatha Siddha Bija Yantra’ is placed in the Gopuram

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In Order to commemorate this “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity” we are looking for 100 Sevaks. Sevak is a member of the committee that has a primary responsibility of organizing, managing Shatabdi / centennial year celebrations of Baba Mahasamadi programs both in and out of the Shirdi Saibaba Mandir in Aurora on behalf of Saisamsthan USA.

The Saga of Love & Devotion with Shraddha & Saburi

  • Incorporation of Sai Samsthan USA – 1997 – 21 years
  • Shri Shirdi Sai Mahotsav – 2001 – 18 years
  • Establishment of Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir in Aurora Location – 2002 – 16 years
  • Bala Vidya Mandir – 2003 – 15 years
  • Prana Pratishtha & Maha Kumbhabishekam— Guru Pournima Day – 2006 – 12 years

Legendary Milestones

  • Stavana Manjari Dedication – Sept 9, 1918 100 years
  • Shej Aarati Begin in Chavadi – Dec 10, 1909 109 years
  • Guru Pournima Celebrations Began in Shirdi – 1908 110 years