Before few days there was a detailed post regarding Sai Baba’s Paduka Darshan in Panaji, Goa. Sai Devotee Rohit is passing on each and every detail of this mega event and this is the latest update with source. Thanks to him. As and when required, details will be posted on this event.
Sai Baba’s Paduka Darshan in Lucknow, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Kolkata, Bangalore, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Tanzania & Sydney
Ahmednagar, Feb 25 : Shree Sai Baba Temple Trust has organised a ‘Sai Baba Paduka Darshan’ function.
Speaking to UNI today, a temple trustee said, ”About 100 years back in 1908, devotees of Sai Baba had taken out a procession from Dwarkamai temple to Chavdi temple in his honour.
To commemorate this procession, the ‘Paduka (footwear of Sai Baba) Darshan’ function after Panjim -Goa, now has been organised in Lucknow on March 1st. Similar functions are being organised on March 5 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, and on March 15 in Kolkata.
In the function in Lucknow, in which at least one lakh people are expected to attend, a performance of Anuradha Paudwal’s bhajan has also been organised, he said, adding various other spiritual activities have also been planned on the occasion.
Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:42:00 AM
Ashok Khambekar, trustee of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, also stated that the trust shortlisted places like Raipur, Bangalore, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and New Delhi, where such programmes will be held in the near future. Among the destinations abroad the trust is thinking of Tanzania in Africa and Sydney in Australia to hold the devotee gatherings, dates for which will be decided soon.
The trust has decided to open information centres at four places in the country — New Delhi, Secunderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore. These centres will be connection points to Shirdi and people will be able to access information on days to visit, programmes, books, literature, stationary, transportation, train and bus timings, and bookings for bhakt niwas – the lodging arrangements at Shirdi.
In New Delhi, the centre will function from the Maharashtra Parichaya Kendra building and the Shri Saibaba Sansthan has spent Rs30 lakh to make the centre functional.
The trust has also secured an assurance from the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh to make land available to the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust at Tirumalla, to build a guesthouse for devotees going to Tirupati from Maharashtra. Soon, this project will also be undertaken, Khambekar said.
The trustee added that the Sixth Pay Commission and all facilities have been implemented for the 4,000 employees of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust. The trust employees an additional force of 2,000 employees on daily-wage basis.