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Sai Baba of Shirdi
Born September 28, 1838[citation needed]
Pathri[citation needed], India
Died October 15, 1918
Era 20th Century
Region India
School Hinduism (Advaita Vedanta) and Islam (Sufism)

Sai Baba of Shirdi (September 28, 1838[citation needed] – October 15, 1918), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba (Marathi: शिर्डीचे श्री साईबाबा), was an Indian guru, yogi, and fakir who is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim devotees as a saint. Hindu devotees consider him an incarnation of Lord Shiva or Dattatreya. Many devotees believe that he was a Sadguru, an enlightened Sufi Pir (Urdu: پیر), or a Qutub. There are many stories and eyewitness accounts of miracles he performed. He is a well-known figure in many parts of the world, but especially in India, where he is much revered.

Sāī is of Indian and Arabic/Persian origin, meaning “Sakshat Eshwar” or the divine. Some believe the honorific was bestowed by the priest Mahalsapati (a close devotee of Sai Baba), although Mahalsapti confesses that he does not remember giving the name of “Sai” to Baba.

The honorific “Baba” means “father; grandfather; old man; sir” in Indo-Aryan languages. Thus Sai Baba denotes “holy father” or “saintly father”.[1]

His parentage, birth details, and life before the age of sixteen are obscure, which has led to a variety of speculations about Sai Baba’s origins.

Sai Baba had no love for perishable things and his sole concern was self-realization. He remains a very popular saint,[2] and is worshipped by people around the world. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. Sai Baba’s teaching combined elements of Hinduism and Islam: he gave the hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque he lived in[3], practiced Hindu and Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and was buried in a Hindu temple in Shirdi. One of his well known epigrams, “Sabka Malik Ek ” (“One God governs all”), is associated with both the Bhagavad-Gita and Sufism. He always uttered “Allah Malik” (“God is King”).

Though the debate over his Hindu or Muslim origins continues, many of his practices point more to his being a Muslim: believing in the unity of God, reciting Al-Fatiha and other Qur’anic readings at Muslim festival times[4], listening to hamds and qawwali twice daily[5], practicing salah, wearing clothing reminiscent of a Sufi fakir, consuming meat, and abstaining from alcohol. A mosque still stands in Shirdi, a place in which he once lived and continued to visit regularly. According to Purdom, when Kulkarni Maharaj requested Upasni Maharaj to pay a visit to Sai Baba, Upasni replied ‘Why should I go to a Muslim?'[6]

Sai Baba is revered by several notable Hindu and Sufi religious leaders. Some of his disciples received fame as spiritual figures and saints, such as Upasni Maharaj, Saint Bidkar Maharaj, Saint Gangagir, Saint Jankidas Maharaj, and Sati Godavari Mataji.[7][8]

Thanks to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai_Baba_of_Shirdi

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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  2. « Shirdi Sai Baba Blessings!

    December 23, 2009 – 5th Anniversary of t he University Dance Group »

    Prema Sai Baba, 2030-2116 A.D.
    December 28, 2009 by saiprema

    A living chronological account of the history of Sathya Sai Baba’s life on Planet Earth, the second of the triple incarnations of the Sai Baba Avatar and the promised Golden Age. World History after 1900, or World History before 1900. Choose and & Listen to God’s singing.

    2022 Age 96, Lord Sai Baba leaves this body and enters into mahasamadhi.
    2023 Swami Nalin, a reincarnated soul of Swami Vivekananda heads the Sathya Sai Organisation in the absence of Lord Sai Baba. Call him “Assistant Sai Baba”.
    2030 Assuming 8 years later, birth of Prema Sai in Mysore region. A reincarnated Prof. Kasturi (already borne in Mysore) is the Mother of Sai.
    2044 Assuming age 14, Prema Sai announces his arrival, like in 1940; resumes His role as Lord of the World and continues His Divine Mission on planet Earth.
    Welcome to the Love Era, The goldest Golden Age.
    2051 Assuming at age 21, Prema Sai gets married to a beautiful girl. Hmm hmm, many old lady devotees in the ashram now are vying for the role equivalent to Sita.
    2053 Assuming age of 23, Goddess Mother will bear a son. It is common knowledge that Prema Sai will be a father to one boy. And nobody is vying for this ‘small’ role.
    2053-2126 is a 73 years of golden times!!!!
    2126 Death of Prema Sai assuming His body lived for 96 years
    After 2126 the end of the Triple Incarnation, but is it the end of the Golden Age?

    From http://saiprema.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/prema-sai-baba-2030-2116-a-d/

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