Saibaba Temple in Shirdi (Image: PTI)
Shirdi, October 7: Festivities are underway at Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir to mark the 101st Punyatithi Utsav (death anniversary) of Sai Baba from October 7 to October 10. The Samadhi Mandir (temple) will remain open all night on Tuesday, October 8. Sai Baba Samadhi day or Sai Punyatithi is observed on Vijaya Dashmi or Dusshera. Shirdi Sai Baba Bhajans: Shirdi Vaale Sai Baba And Other Bhakti Songs of Sai Ram.
“Saibaba had left his body at Shirdi 100 years ago on Dasara. It was a Tuesday too. Since 1919, the Punyatithi is being venerated every year,” said Deepak Muglikar, the CEO of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi. Sai Baba Image Appears On Wall Of Dwarkamai At Shirdi Sai Temple; Watch Video Of The Miracle.
A large number of devotees throng Shirdi Sai Baba temple to witness the grand celebrations and seek blessings of Sai Baba on Punyatithi 2019. On October 8, the programme with begin with Saibaba Kakad aarti. The Kakad Aarti (morning aarti) begins at 4:30 am and a large number of devotees take part in the bhajan which also includes holy bath of Sai Baba’s idol.
Sai Baba Punyatithi Kakad Aarti Live Streaming
For those who cannot make it to Shirdi, here is is the live-streaming link of Shirdi Sai Baba temple. Known as ‘fakir’, Sai Baba is worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims.
On a concluding day, Thursday, Rudrabhishek Puja will be done at Gurusthan temple at 6:45 am. There will also be Shejarati at 10:30 pm. Meanwhile, there are three main festivals celebrated in Shirdi. They are Ramnavami, Guru Purnima, and Vijayadashami.