What God gives is never exhausted and what man gives never lasts !

The main objective, purpose and aim of this blog is to spread, educate and promote the principles, beliefs and teachings of the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba based on humility, devotion, service and equality among one and all.

“Baba has the perfect timing – never early, never late. It takes a little patience and faith, but it is worth the wait.”

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*** ... Sairam Sairam Sai Sairam ... ***

Monday, December 24, 2012

Kuravpur [Kurugaddi or Kuravapur or Kuravapuram]

Digambara Digambara Shripad Shrivallabh Digambara
Kuravpur

Shripadji stayed here most of his life. It appears that this place must have been quite well inhabited. The story of Vallabhesh Brahmin shows that the village must have been quite big enough to at least accommodate about 1000 Brahmins. Now (as of 2006 AD) the population has reduced and there are many fields in between the temple and the village. The village is at one end of the island and the temple is at the other end. There are two, frequently used, routes to reach Kuravapur. One is via Raichur in Karnataka state and another one is via Makthal in Andhra Pradesh state. Either way one has to cross the Krishna river in a small elliptical boat (Putti or Theppa) to reach this island.


Ambika Var-Pradanam (Blessing of Ambika)

It is this place where the future incarnation (avatar) related stories happened. The first one is of woman called Ambika, whose children were dying. Only one survived and he turned out to be a moron. Her husband died after trying to teach his son, but to no success. After her husband's death, she tried to teach the boy, but finally gave up. The boy was ridiculed by village people and no one was ready to give him their daughter. He was not even able to do proper 'Bhiksha' ritual and earn some food, so the widow mother had to do it though it was not the right thing to do. 
The mother had decided to end their lives in the Krishna River. Here they met Shripaada Shri Vallabha who was taking bath. She was quite impressed with Swamiji and asked that in the next birth she would have son like him, and to permit her to end that life then itself. After hearing her full story He asked her to do Shani-pradosh-vrata. Blessed, she still insisted on ending that Janma then and there. Shripaadaji put his hand over the boy's head. The boy became a learned scholar instantly. The woman Ambika in her next birth became Amba-Bhavani of Lad-Karanja (A place in Maharashtra) and became the mother of Shri Narashimha Saraswati (Shri Shripaada ShriVallabh's next avatar).

Rajak Var-Pradanam (Blessing of Washerman)

A washerman (Rajak) has become the disciple of Shripaadji, and faithfully did his Seva, washing Swamiji's clothes. One day this man saw the local Sultan moving in with royal boats, army, and women, etc., and seeing such extravaganza, compared it with his own poor form and was quite depressed. Shripaadji asked him what was the matter, he said that he wanted to have that kind of royal life. Shripaadji blessed him to become the king. When that washerman cried that he would then go away from Him, Shripaadji assured him that he would meet him at Vidura Nagari in their next births.

It is believed that the Bedar's sultan Allauddin II (1435-58AD) might have been this king who met with Shri Narasimha Saraswati (next avatara of Shri Dattatreya or reincarnation of Shri Shripad ShriVallabh).

Vallabhesh Brahmin Story

This following story happened just after the avatar-samapti (end of avatara) of Shri Shripadji. It seems this Vallabhesh brahmin was doing business, and once he said that if he earns more than his usual earnings, he will go to Kuravpur and feed 1000 Brahmins with the additional profit thus earned. Indeed that year he made some huge profit and then decided to complete his vow. While he was approaching Kuravpur, on his way he was met with few dacoits who accompanied him in disguise to loot him. Later while travelling, they attacked, beheaded and killed him. Shri Shripaadji suddenly appeared from nowhere and killed all the dacoits with His Trishul. Only one was spared, who begged Shripaadji as Lord Shiva.

Shripaadji spared him and asked him to stick the head of Vallabhesh on his beheaded body and brought him to life. Vallabhesh Brahmin later completed his vow and became a full disciple of Shri Shripad ShriVallabh.

It is interesting to note that this Vallabhesh brahmin is considered as the mula-purush (family originator) of the Hedgewar family. Dr. K. B. Hedgewar who founded the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (the RSS) is the 9th generation man from Vallabhesh.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

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Sai Naam Jaap pustak is a means to do Sai Naam Jaap (or jaap of any other God as per your wish).
   
It has 30 pages in it and the devotees who take the pustak should maintain a routine of filling one page per day.
   
The pustak gets filled in approx. 60 days (2 months) if you fill 1 page per day.
   
Once filled, submit the pustak to the person in the temple from where you collected it or contact us.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Choose your battles wisely



Choose your battles wisely” is important in living a happy and contented life. It suggests that life is filled with opportunities to choose between making a big deal out of something or simply letting it go, realizing it doesn’t really matter. If you choose your battles wisely, you’ll be far more effective in winning those that are truly important.

Certainly there will be times when you will want or need to argue, confront, or even fight for something you believe in. Many people, however, argue, confront, and fight over practically anything, turning their lives into a series of battles over relatively small issues. There is so much frustration in living this type of life that you lose track of what is truly relevant.

The tiniest disagreement or glitch in your plans can be made into a big deal if your goal (conscious or unconscious) is to have everything work out in your favor.

The truth is, life is rarely exactly the way we want it to be, and other people often don’t act as we would like them to. Moment to moment, there are aspects of life that we like and others that we don’t.

There are always going to be people who disagree with you, people who do things differently, and things that don’t work out. If you fight against this principle of life, you’ll spend most of your life fighting battles.

A more peaceful way to live is to decide consciously which battles are worth fighting and which are better left alone.

Being around people who have an optimistic and naive outlook on life will give you a fresh, new perspective -- which in turn will give you a clearer sense of what you want.
        
              Sri Satchidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj ki Jai

Sent by Sai Venkat

Monday, October 1, 2012

Do not talk ill of others

Do not talk ill of others. I am watching you.
                                          Shirdi Saibaba

Thought for all




Do not blame the circumstances and do not blame others. Remove your own weaknesses. — Amma

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shri Ramraksha Stotram




Shri Raama Raksha Stotram

|| Shri Ram Raksha Stotram ||

Shri Ganeshaaya Namaha |
Asya Shri Rama Raksha stotra mantrasya |
Budha Koushika Rushi-hi |
Shri Seeta Ramachandro devataa |
Anushtup Chanda-ha | Seeta shakti-hi |
Srimad Hanumaan-a Keelakam-m |
Shri Seeta Ramachando preetyarte jape viniyoga-ha ||

|| Aththa Dhyanam ||

Dhyaye daajaanu baahum dhruta shara danusham badra padma sanastham |
Peetham vaaso vasaanam navakamala dala spardhi netram prasannam ||
Vaaman-karuDa Sita muka kamala mila lochanam neera daabam |
Naanaa lankaara deeptham dadha tamuru jataa mandanam Ramachandram ||

|| Iththi Dhyanam ||

Charitham Raghunaathasya shatha koti pravistaram |
Ekaika maksharam pumsaam maha paataka naashanam ||1||

Dhyatva neelotpala Shyamam Ramam raajiva lochanam |
Jaanaki Lakshmano pethaam jata mukuta manditham ||2||

SaasitUna dhanurbaana paanim naktham charaantakam |
Svaleelaya jagatraatu maavirbhUta majam vibhum ||3||

Ramaraksham patetpradnya-ha paapagneem sarvakaamadham |
Shiro me Raghava-h paatu bhaalam dasharathaatmaja-ha ||4||

Kausalyeyo drushau paathu Vishwamitra priya-h shrutee |
Ghraanam paathu makhatraathaa mukham Saumitri vatsala-ha ||5|| 

Jivhaam vidya nidhi-h paathu kanTam Bharata vandita-ha |
Skandhau divya yudha-h paathu bhujhau bhagnesha kaarmuka-h ||6||

Karau Sitapati-h paatu hrudayam Jaamadagnyajit |
Madhyam paathu khara dhwamsee naabhim Jaambhavadaashraya-ha ||7||

Sugreevasha katee paathu sakthinee Hanumath-prabhu-h |
Uruu Raghuththama-h paathu raksha-h kula vinaasha-kruth ||8||

Jaanunee sethukruth-paathu jadgne dasha-mukhaanthaka-ha |
Paadhau BibheeshaNa-shreeda-h paathu Raamo-n-khilam vapu-h ||9||

Yethaam Rama-balO-pethaam rakshaam ya-h sukruthee paTet |
Sa chiraayu-h sukhee putree vijayi vinayi bhavet ||10||

Paataala bhutalavyoma chaariNashchadh-ma chaarina-ha |
Na drushtumapi shaktaaste rakshitam Rama naamabhi-hi ||11||

Rameti Ramabhadrethi Ramachandrethi vaa smarana |
Naro na lipyate paapai bhukthim mukthim cha vindathi ||12||

Jagajjetraika-mantreNa Ramanam-naabhi-rakshitam |
Ya-h kaNTe dhaarayethtasya karasthhA-h sarvasidhdhaya-h ||13||

Vajra-panjaranaamedam yo Raamakavacham smaret |
Avyaahataagnya-h sarvatra labhate jayamangalam ||14||

Adishtavaan yathaa swapne Ramarakshaamimaam hara-h |
Tatha likhitavaana praata-h prabhudhdho budhakaushika-h ||15||

Aaraama-h kalpavrukshaaNaam viraama-h sakalapadaam |
Abhiraamstrilokaanaam Rama-h shreemaan sa na-h prabhu-h ||16|| 

Tarunnau roopasampannau sukumaarau mahabalau |
Pundareeka-vishaalakshau cheera krushNaa jinaambarau ||17|| 

Phalamoolashinau daantau taapasau brahmachaariNau |
Putrau dasharathasyaythau bhratarau RamalakshmaNau ||18||

Sharanyau sarvasatvaanaam shreshTau sarvadhanushmatham |
Raksha-h-kulanihantaarau traayetaam no raghuththamau ||19||

Aaththasajhjha-dhanushaa vishusprushaa shuganishandga sandginau |
RakshaNaaya mama RaamalakshmaNaa vagratha-h pathi sadaiva gachchathaam ||20||

Sannaddha-h kavachee khaDgee chaapabaaNadharo yuvaa |
gachchana-manoratho-smaakam Raama-h paathu sa-lakshmana-h ||21||

Raamo Daasharathi-h shooro LakshmaNaa-nucharo balee |
Kaakutstha-h purusha-h poorna-h Kausalyeyo raghuththamma-h ||22||

Vedantavedhyo yagnesha-h puraaNapurushoththama-h |
Janakeevallabha-h Shrimaan-naprameya parakrama-h ||23||

Ityetaani japennityam madbhakta-ha shraddhayaanvita-h |
Ashwamedhaayutam punyam sampraaprOti na samshaya-ha ||24||

Raamam duurvaadalashyamam padmaaksham peetavaasasam |
Stuvanti naamabhirdhirvyairna te samsaarinO nara-h ||25||

Raamam LakshmaNa puurvajam Raghuvaram Seetapatim sundaram |
KaakutasTham karuNaarNavam guNanidhim viprapriyam dhaarmikam 
Raajendram satyasamdham Dasharathanayam shyamalam shaantamuurthim |
Vande lokabhiraamam Raghukulatilakam Raaghavam RaavaNaarim ||26|| 

Raamaya Raamabhadraaya Raamachandraaya vedhase |
Raghunaathaaya naathaaya Seethaayaa-h pathaye namah ||27|| 

Shreeraam Raam Raghunandana Raam Raam |
Shreeraam Raam Bharathaagraja Raam Raam |
Shreeraam Raam RaNakarkasha Raam Raam |
Shreeraam Raam SharaNaM bhava Raam Raam ||28|| 

ShreeraamachandracharaNau manasaa smaraami |
ShreeraamachandracharaNau vachasaa gruNaami |
ShreeraamachandracharaNau shirasaa namaami |
ShreeraamachandracharaNau sharaNam pradhye ||29||

Maataa Raamo matpithaa Ramachandra-ha |
Swamee Raamo matsakhaa Ramachandra-ha |
Sarvaswam me RamachandrO dayaalu |
Naanyam jaane naiva jaane na jaane ||30||

DakshiNe LakshmaNO yasya vaame tu Janakaatmajaa |
Puratho Maarutiryasya tam vande Raghunandanam ||31||

Lokabhiraamam ranarangadheeram raajeevanetram Raghuvamshanaatham |
KaaruNyaroopam karuNaakaramtam Shreeraamachandram sharaNam prapadhye ||32||

Manojavam Maarutatulyavegam jitendriyam varishTam |
Vaataatmajam vaanarayuuthamukhyam Shreeraamadootam sharaNam prapadhye ||33||

Koojantham Raamaraameti madhuram madhuraaksharam |
Aaruhya kavithashaakhaam vande Valmiikikokilam ||34|| 

Aapadaampahartaaram daataaram sarvasampadaam |
Lokaabhiraamam Shreeraamam bhuyo bhuyo namaamyaham ||35|| 

Bharjanam bhavabeejaanaam-marjanam sukhasampadaam |
Tarjanam yamadootaanaam Raamaraamethi garjanam ||36||

Raamo RaajamaNi-h sada vijayate Raamam ramesham bhaje |
RaameNaabhihathaa nishaacarachamuu Raamaya tasmai namaha |
Raamannaasti parayaaNam parataram Raamasya daasO-smayaham |
Raame chiththalaya-h sada bhavatu me bho Raam maamudhdhara ||37||

Raama Raamethi Raamethi rame Raame manorame |
Sahastranaama taththulyam Ramanaam varaanane ||38||

Ithi ShreeBudhakaushikavirachitham
ShreeRamarakshastotram sampoorNam ||

|| Shree SeethaaraamachandraarpaNamasthu || 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ऐसा ही गुरु और शिष्य का भी सम्बन्ध है।

 "कछुवी नदी के इस किनारे पर रहती है और उसके बच्चे दूसरे किनारे पर। न वह उन्हें दूध पिलाती है और न हृदय से ही लगाकर लेती है, वरन् केवल उसकी प्रेम-दृष्टि से ही उनका भरण-पोषण हो जाता है।
छोटे बच्चे भी कुछ न करके केवल अपनी माँ का ही स्मरण करते रहते है। उन छोटे-छोटे बच्चों पर कछुवी की केवल दृष्टि ही उन्हें अमृततुल्य आहार और आनन्द प्रदान करती है।

ऐसा ही गुरु और शिष्य का भी सम्बन्ध है।"
(श्री साई सच्चरित्र, अध्याय 18/19)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Reading of Sri Sai Satcharitra


Reading of Sri Sai Satcharitra

The life, work and teachings of Sadguru Sri Sainath are recorded in Sri Sai Satcharitra (holy book). Daily reading of the holy book and deep meditation on the teachings of Sai will ward off our sins.

Every devotee has to personally experience the immense relief by devoutly reading the holy book everyday.

Generally, people start reading the holy book with the sole object of getting their worldly desires fulfilled. It is good to make such a beginning as every good act had such a start. Definitely one must pray to Baba to fulfil one's material desires. By experiencing a worry-free, worldly life, one would, one day, look to Baba and pray, "Baba! I want to be with You alone".

Once a devotee savours the syrup of joy he gets from the constant reading of the holy book, he would think how petty and trivial the worldly desires are and will start reading the book only for the deep divine delight.

Reading makes them ponder over the deeper meaning of Baba's teachings and one gets inspired to apply them in one's life. And the day dawns, eventually, when one's mind gets attuned to Sai Love.

Then, everything is full of Sai. Parayana, literally means 'to be through with Sai's philosophy'. That is to say to cross over the outer meaning of words and grasp the essence of Sai Love in His teachings. This is the result of devout reading of the holy book, Sri Sai Satcharitra.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Stop talking negative or bad things about others


Stop talking negative or bad things about others.

Spiritual Sadhana consists in speaking good,
thinking good, seeing good, hearing good and doing good.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Our Hearts Should Brim With Love For God

 When need arises, God incarnates on the earth in the human form. One such divine incarnation is Shirdi Sai, who can break all shackles and liberate His devotees.

If you sit with a person who is smoking, even without ur knowledge- You will end up inhaling the second hand smoke..In the same way, if you will be in the company of saints who constantly preach about the importance of doing good karma-, automatically even without your knowledge- you will end up doing a lot of positive and humble deeds.

Like wise, If you will be in the company of a person who keeps saying bad words and abusing others ,- then obviously whether you like it or not -- u will end up being the same kind of a person sooner or later.

But if you constantly listen to Gods name, his praises and his bhajans-even without you being aware of it - the words that will come out of your mouth will be nothing but the nectar of love and bliss.

So be in the company of God and even without your knowledge-You will find him seated in your heart - talking to you and finding solutions to your problems and worries.

You just need to take one step towards Him and He will take 100 steps towards you..

The consciousness of Baba will fill the hearts and all those who have faith in Baba will get redoubled love and happiness from Him as His gift.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Shirdi Sai Teachings


 "तुम्हें अपने शुभ अशुभ कर्मो का फल अवश्य ही भोगना चाहिए I यदि भोग अपूर्ण रह गया तो पुनजन्म धारण करना पड़ेगा, इसलिये मृत्यु से यह श्रेयस्कर है कि कुछ काल तक उन्हें सहन कर पूर्व जन्मों के कर्मों का भोग समाप्त कर सदेव के लिये मुक्त हो जाओ" I