Centenary tribute to Shirdi Sai Baba

first_imgShirdi: A special volume on Sai Baba, Seat of Syncretic Spirituality, brought out by The Hindu, was launched in Shirdi on Saturday by the chairman of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan, Dr. Suresh Kashinath Haware. Dr. Haware praised The Hindu for bringing out the 100-page book consisting well researched articles on the life and times of the saint with some memorable colour photographs of Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai (the masjid where Sai Baba lived), Chavadi, Gurusthan, and other important places within the temple complex.Prior to the formal release, the special volume was placed at the feet of the marble idol in the Samadhi Mandir, in the presence of thousands of devotees. Dr. Haware said the Sai movement was growing throughout the world. He said there are over 500 temples already in different countries, and over 4,000 temples within India. “This movement would continue to grow,” he added.Dr. Haware said the year-long centenary celebrations beginning October 01, 2017 would be celebrated in a grand manner with sevakkari (service) as the main theme. He added that the temples across the world and within India would initiate several sevakkari initiatives during the celebrations. Others present at the release of the volume included vice chairman of the trust Chandrasekhar Laxmanrao Kadam, trustees Bhausaheb Rajaram Wakchaure, Sachin Bhagwat Tambe, Mohan Motiram Jayakar, Pratap Sakhahari Bhosale, mayor and trustee Yogita Abhay Shelke, executive officer of the trust Bhajirao Walmik Shinde, public relation officer Mohan J. Yadav, deputy executive officer Sandeep Aher, and chief accounts officer Baba Saheb Ghorpade. Regional general manager of The Hindu, Mumbai, N. Vaidyanathan was also present at the event.last_img

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