Sai Baba who is a saint , or fakir populared as a Hindu and Muslim satguru lived in Shiridi in a masque and burried in a Hindu temple .It is believed that he appeared on this earth to realise the people that both Hindus and Muslism are equal. Alla ( the god of muslism) and Ram ( hinus god) are same, so why they can’t be brothers. Sai Baba has been a popluar saint and worshiped in Maharastra, Northern India, Gurjarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and other cuntries also. His devotee includes both hindus and muslims who believe that now also when there is problem, Baba will surely show them the way. Sai Baba used to chant “Alla Mallik” It is believed that whenever, a devotee had complete and whole-hearted devotion to Sai Baba, all his calamities and dangers were warded off and his welfare attended to by Baba.
Sai Baba’s Jouney :
They are many stories about his parents, but he was found at shiridi when he was 16 years of ago, stayed for 3 years, diappeared 1 year and returned permantely in 1858. So devotess and his followers expect that Sai Baba may born around 1838. Chand patil called baba for marriage in shiridi when baba used to live in Dhup village and there he pronounced him as “Sai”, so people pronounce him “Sai “ and baba stayed at shridi whole of his life. He used to sit under neem tree (Kandobha temple) and meditate, someone found under a neem (a cave in which jyothi(a light) is glowing, for which Sai Baba said that it is her Gurustan(gurus place ) and closed the cave forever and from then pooja have been started to neem tree along with baba. Later a women “Bayaja Bai” search baba and gave him the food. Baba used to love and treated her as his sister and so her son “Tatyakothey Patli”. Baba used to be very close to tatya, mhalsapati, and Lakshmi Babi.
In a mosque baba maintained a sacred fire which is referred to as a ”DHUNI” from which he had the custom of giving sacred ash (’Udhi’) to his guests before they left and which was believed to have healing powers and protection from dangerous situations. Sai used to prepare food for visitors and his devotees and he was populared as a Hakim(doctor).
One day a Baba came in the dream of rich millionaire named Booty and also Syama to construct a stone building Mandir for Shri Krishna . Baba helped them in plan of mandir. Before the building was completed Baba fell very ill.Baba exchanged hislife to tatya as he in the about to die and gave his life .On the 15th of October 1918, he breathed his last. His last wish was to be buried in Krishna mandir. Later that mandir has become popular as “Samadhi Mandir”. . Shri Sai Baba was buried here and a beautiful shrine was built over it. To this day, people flock to Shirdi to pay homage to Shri Sai Baba.
Sainath Teaching and Miracles :
Sainath or Sai baba was soon popular for his miracles and his teachings. He used to ask bhiksha (begging) to teach that it is the duty of household to give food to saint as they are away from household duties. Unless like other saints baba doen’t go to forest away from people but he lived with people teach to believe in God in sorrows or happiness, help the poor,feed food to creatures or animals as they can’t ask for food, see god inside and in everyone, cast your burdens on me, surrender to me whole-heartedly,be faith in me. There are numerous miracles that the devotees and also common man have experience from beliving Sai. He healed people’s diseases, provided moral and material comfort to his deevotees,brought unity and harmony between hinduis and Islam. He also preached his devotees spitual teachings and also read the sacred books and follow your own religion and seek the truth. According to his followers and devotees he appeared to them after his death, in dreams, visions and even in bodily form, and also gave them advice. So whoever with firm faith can evoke miracles from Sai Baba.
Sai baba is worshiped by his devotees in Arathi’s form daily 4 times which includes Kakada Aarathi, Madhyana Aarathi, Dhoop Arathi and Shej Arathi.