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Our listener devotee Darshana from Mumbai, India who wants me to post this on our blog section of the website. “Thank You” so much Darshana for sharing this information along with lovely pictures. Also many many thanks to Bhadreshbhai on my behalf for helping you in this regards.
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Jai Sai Ram!
Today I would like to share with you about another Temple of Baba. Am sure that we all have seen a lot of different temples of Shri Sai but every temple is still unique…just like There are millions of devotees of Sai but each one has his way of believing in Sai. And yet they are all the same….having the warmth of our dear Saibaba, his presence therein!!!
My maternal brother Bhadreshbhai from Maninager, Ahmedabad told me that since you are a follower of Saibaba you should visit a lady whom they all know as ‘Maami’ (maternal aunt)….on hearing that I immediately asked him what was so special ??? He said like how Baba used to appear before his devotees then in Shirdi like for Shama when Sushila wasn’t well……like he appeared to Sai Sharanandji to give him Sanyaas……the same way he has appeared before this lady !!
We indeed met her with his help and here is what we came to know from her…
Maami’s real name is Vasantiben Laljibhai Patel (Maami) and Mama’s real name is Harjivan Laljibhai Patel (Maama). With all sincere devotion, she is always praying to baba like we all do…chanting his name, doing parayan of satcharitra , singing his leelas…Then one day baba appeared to her and said he wanted to stay there with them and help his devotees through her. And she was blessed by baba…She regularly performs his aarti and puja the way it is done in right now in Shirdi…and having bhandara every month, bhajan every Thursdays…..and whenever someone comes asking for some solution….baba guides them through her in all the ways…Baba is always answering his devotees questions through her.
Just see how different are baba`s ways with his devotees. Just a year back last January she sent her young son for bhandara at Shirdi…he served everyone with his own hands…and came back to Ahmedabad…and suddenly he was restless…soon within no time he left his earthly body and went to baba forever leaving a small child and wife behind him….That day people came for kirtan and saw this. They were really shocked….Such a big thing was enough for anyone to move away his belief….but as they say….true devotees get stronger when put to tests!!
She went ahead to make baba`s big temple called Sai Darbar and continued her seva there..
Address of Sai Darbar Temple :
K.K Nagar Road, Near HP petrol pump,
Ghatlodia, Ahmedabad, Gujarati , India
As we told u earlier we will share photos of such unique temples with you…please find attached to this email wonderful pictures taken by us. Here baba is sitting just as he used to sit in Dwarkamai…on the back side is a room where there is a small golden murti of baba which she used to have at her house and now moved here to temple. Here also the aarti and seva routines are followed just like that she used to do at her home!!
Here are some snaps of her who all with love calls her “Maami” and the temple…
Click on any thumbnail below to see a slideshow of all the pictures in full size.
Bow to Sri Sai – Peace be to All