Sai Baba Of Shirdi Story And History

Sai Baba Of Shirdi Story And History


Sai Baba Of Shirdi Story And History


One such virtuous soul whose devotees are spread in the number of million globally and whom people also consider as the form of God is Sai Baba of Shirdi.


In Shirdi, there are long queues of devotees who visit Sai Baba's temple. This place is also special because people from all over the world come here and do charity according to their ability.


Sai Baba of Shirdi is a little different from other saints, because the religion and sect of the people who believe in him are also different. Generally the followers of a Hindu saint are mostly Hindus, but Sai Baba is an exception.

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Because they are worshiped by Hindus, Muslims and people of other religions as well. That is why they are also considered as a symbol of Hindu Muslim unity.


The only source giving reliable information about Sai Baba of Shirdi is considered to be 'Shri Sai Sachcharitra', originally written in Marathi language. Sai Baba always emphasized on monotheism.


He often used to say 'Everyone's master is one!', which reveals the message of the only God. Apart from this, thousands of miracles and stories related to Sai Baba are popular among the people.


Birth And Early Life Of Sai Baba


Significantly, there is not much concrete evidence about the birth and early life of Sai Baba. Sai Baba is believed to have been born in Pathri village of Parbhani district of Maharashtra.

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Baba is claimed to have been seen for the first time in Shirdi in the year 1854, when his age is said to be 16 years. According to that, Sai Baba was born in the year 1938. But according to Sathya Sai Baba who considered himself an incarnation of Sai Baba, Baba was born on 27 September 1830.


According to the book 'Sadguru Sai Darshan' written by Shashikant Shantaram Gadkari, Baba was born in a Brahmin family. It is believed that he belonged to Koshik gotra and Brahmin Yajurvedi branch. It is said that Sai Baba's father's name was Gangabhau and mother's name was Devkigiri.


Sai Baba is said to be the third child out of the total 5 children of his parents, whose initial name is said to be Haribabu Bhusari.


Shirdi Sai Baba's Teachings


Sai Baba's doors were always open for such helpless people who were humiliated and evicted by the society. During his life time, Sai Baba always emphasized on inculcating the dharma of love, charity, self-satisfaction, spiritual knowledge and mercy.


He had a strong objection to the discrimination prevailing in the society. Baba always lived against discrimination on the basis of birth. Sai Baba used to spend time with the saints of all religions to teach the real lesson of spirituality to the people.


Sai Baba believed in monotheism and inspired people to accept it too. Apart from this, Baba was also against various types of incompatible rituals. According to Sai Baba, humanity is the biggest religion of the universe and the believer of it is a karmaveer.


According to him, there is no greater ornament than truth. He has always taught his disciples and devotees to have faith in humanity and has given many teachings to create brotherhood among Hindus and Muslims. The teachings of love and compassion are being spread everywhere by his devotees.


Death Of Shirdi Sai Baba


Sai Baba, considered an incarnation of God, took samadhi on 15 October 1918. It is said that Sai Baba of Shirdi had given his message of departure from the world long ago.


15 October is the holy day of Dussehra according to Hindu beliefs, which Sai Baba used to say as the most appropriate day to bid farewell to the world.


Because both Hindus and Muslims worshiped Sai Baba, due to this, after the death of Sai Baba, a big dispute arose between both the sides, which was about Baba's funeral.


In the presence of government officials, voting was conducted for the last rites of Baba, in which the Hindu side won and the result was that Baba's last rites would be performed according to Hindu customs.


5 Miraculous Stories Of Sai Baba


There are many such real stories related to Sai Baba, which display the unusual powers of Baba. Behind every miracle performed by him, there was definitely some message or meaning hidden. Let us see some such miraculous stories of Baba which are still a puzzle.


Story Of Sai Baba's Miracle - 1


Hearing the talk of Sai Baba everywhere, a person wanted to investigate his powers, for which he reached Shirdi to meet him. The person wanted to determine whether Sai Baba really had any miraculous powers or not.


When the person approached Sai Baba with many questions in his mind, something happened to him, which shook him from inside.


When Sai Baba without any introduction called him by the name of the person and asked about the questions prepared by him, all the devotees standing there were astonished. The very next moment the person got an idea about Sai Baba's powers and bowed down.


Story Of Sai Baba's Miracle - 2


Once a couple came to Baba's hut for his darshan. After seeing Sai Baba and having received the prasad offered by the touch of his hands, when he left for his home, it started raining heavily.


Seeing his devotees upset due to rain, Sai Baba said in the open sky as soon as he said this sentence that 'O Allah, let this rain stop my children have to go home!' Then suddenly from where the rain stopped. Seeing the miracle of Baba, the couple felt lucky.


Story Of Sai Baba's Miracle - 3


Sai Baba always used to light a lamp in the mosque. They used to light a lamp by asking for oil from the banias of the village. But one day out of envy, any bania of the village refused to give oil to Sai Baba.


But when Sai Baba lit the lamp with water, this thing spread like a fire, finally all the people realized their mistakes and they immediately reached to apologize to Baba, to repent of their mistakes. Went. But displaying his emperor heart, Baba forgave him with great affection.


Story Of Sai Baba's Miracle - 4


It is said that once when there was a water famine in Shirdi and there was no trace of a drop in the wells, then Sai Baba astonished the people with his miracle.


Baba had come to Shirdi in those days, when he came to know about this problem of the people, he immediately reached there and told the people that this is the water, then why do you people bother.


As if immediately after saying this sentence of Baba, not knowing from where the effect of water started in the level of the well, on seeing this everyone understood that he is not an ordinary person.


Story Of Sai Baba's Miracle - 5


Once a farmer came to meet Baba. At that time the crops of that person were getting very good. But when he reached before Baba, he asked him to return home immediately saying that your crops have caught fire.


On hearing this, the person immediately returned to his village, but there his crops were completely safe. He could not understand anything and went back to Baba and asked the question that Baba, there was no fire in my crops, then why did you say so.


Baba again warned him of the crops on fire and asked him to return. This time when he returned to his home, he saw that his crops were burning in flames. He begged for mercy from Sai Baba, then Baba extinguished all the fire at once with his influence.


Movies On Sai Baba of Shirdi


Many films have been made on Sai Baba of Shirdi, in which his life character has been shown. Apart from animated stories on TV serials, the life character of Sai Baba has been broadcast.


The purpose of films made on Sai Baba is not only to earn money but to spread his teachings across the world. These films have been made in different languages, the most famous of which are the following films-


Hindi language – Sai Baba of Shirdi (1977), Shirdi Sai Baba (2001), Malik ek, ​​Divine Avatar Sai Baba etc.

Kannada language – Lord Sri Sai Baba

Marathi language – Sai Baba, Shirid Che Sai Baba

Tamil language – Sadguru Sai Baba, Maya, Shirdi Sai Baba (1986)

Telugu language- Shirdi Sai, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mahatheem, Shri Sai Mahima.

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