As mentioned in our earlier announcement, we are delighted to launch the ‘Shirdi Sai Baba Mantra – The Key to Unlock Your Inner Peace‘ book on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, as we celebrate 15 years of devoted service to our beloved Sai Baba. Before we share the download link and talk about the book, let us take a moment to understand the significance of this special day.
Why We Chose Akshay Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is a significant festival celebrated by Hindus and Jains in many parts of India and Nepal. The festival is associated with new ventures, marriages, expensive investments such as gold or other property, and new beginnings. It is also a day of remembrance for loved ones who have passed away. Women, married or unmarried, pray for the well-being of the men in their lives or the one they may get engaged to. After prayers, they distribute germinating gram (sprouts), fresh fruits, and Indian sweets. If Akshaya Tritiya falls on a Monday (Rohini), it is considered even more auspicious. Fasting, charity, and helping others on this day are other festive practices.
The festival is related to the presentation of the Akshaya Patra to Draupadi by the god Krishna during the visit of numerous sages, including the sage Durvasa. During their exile in the forest, the Pandava princes were famished due to the lack of food, and their wife Draupadi was pained by this because she could not extend the customary hospitality to their guests. Yudhishthira, the eldest Pandava, prayed to the god Surya, who gave him this bowl, which would remain full till Draupadi served all of their guests. During Durvasa’s visit, Krishna made this bowl invincible for Draupadi so that the magical bowl called Akshaya Patra would always remain full of food of their choice, even as to satiate the whole universe if required.
Hindus believe that Akshaya Tritiya is the birthday of Parasurama, the sixth avatar of the god Vishnu, and is revered in Vaishnava temples. Those who observe it in honor of Parasurama sometimes refer to the festival as Parasurama Jayanti. Alternatively, some focus their reverence on Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
The festival is of great importance in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the Sadetin Muhurtas (Three and a half auspicious and holiest festival days in the Marathi calendar). People in Maharashtra consider these days as the days to start anything new as it is believed that the work started on Akshaya Tritiya brings great success and lasts forever. People start new businesses, buy houses and women buy gold on this day. People celebrate this festival with family, and worship gods and goddesses by offering food as Naivedhyam consisting of the famous Maharashtrian Puran Poli (Roti/bread stuffed with jaggery and lentil mix) and Aamras (A thick mango puree).
In Odisha, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated during the commencement of the sowing of rice paddy for the ensuing Kharif season. The day starts with ritual worship of Mother Earth, the bullocks, other traditional farm equipment, and seeds by the farmers for the blessings of a good harvest. After plowing the fields, the farmers sow paddy seeds as the symbolic start for the most important Kharif crop of the state. This ritual is called Akhi Muthi Anukula (Akhi- Akshaya Tritiya; Muthi- a fistful of paddy; Anukula- commencement or inauguration) and is celebrated with much fanfare throughout the state. The construction of chariots for the Ratha Yatra festivities of Jagannath Temple also commences on this day at Puri.
In the Telugu-speaking states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated as a day of prosperity. Women often purchase gold and jewelry, symbolizing wealth and good fortune. At the Simhachalam temple, the day is marked by special rituals. Throughout the year, the main deity is covered in sandalwood paste, but on this day the layers are removed, revealing the statue beneath in a display known as Nija Roopa Darsanam.
Akshaya Tritiya is considered an especially auspicious day for various activities, including buying gold and silver, purchasing new items, depositing money in a bank account, and visiting famous temples. It is also a time for charitable acts, such as donating food to the poor or offering support for children’s education fees. In short, anything that signifies growth, prosperity, and good luck is seen as a positive sign on this day.
We are confident that the ‘Shirdi Sai Baba Mantra – The Key to Unlock Your Inner Peace‘ book contains a wealth of spiritual wisdom that can benefit numerous individuals in various ways. Every reader can excavate a plethora of insights and teachings that Sai Baba has to offer. This is why we have carefully chosen Akshay Tritiya as the ideal time to launch the book. This auspicious occasion represents a significant opportunity for personal growth and transformation, and we believe that our book can aid readers in their spiritual journey towards enlightenment. So, go ahead and explore the spiritual gems hidden within the pages of this insightful book, and unlock the transformative power of Sai Baba’s teachings.
Overview of the Shirdi Sai Baba Mantra Book
The book “Shirdi Sai Baba Mantra – The Key to Unlock Your Inner Peace” is a spiritual guide that explores the power and significance of chanting the mantra of Shirdi Sai Baba. The author delves into the meaning and origin of the mantra, providing a comprehensive understanding of their significance. He explains that Sai Baba’s teachings are universal and lead one to self-realization.
The book provides a spiritual context for each mantra. The author stresses the importance of understanding the meaning of each mantra before chanting it and provides guidance on how to chant the mantra effectively. He also emphasizes the importance of having a guru or spiritual guide to help one navigate their spiritual journey.
Every chapter of the book concludes with a section on the benefits of chanting the Sai Baba mantra, including achieving inner peace, reducing stress and anxiety, and developing a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. Overall, this book is a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in deepening their spiritual practice and connecting with the divine through the mantra of Shirdi Sai Baba.