What would it be like to know Baba and understand His teachings more profoundly?
How would it feel to visit and meditate in Sai Baba’s Guru’s cave and visit places mentioned in the Sai Satcharitra which Baba visited?
Gurulight takes immense pleasure in inviting you to an unique 6-day program in Shirdi “ON THE TRAILS OF BABA,” to experience this power house like never before as it will help you discover new facets of Shirdi beyond the holy Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, etc. In addition to Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, and Shani Shingnapur, the group will visit various places in and around Shirdi as mentioned in the Sai Satcharitra in an attempt to better understand the life and teachings of the great Master, Shri Sai Baba.
This program also presents you with a precious opportunity for satsangs/question-answer session with Brahmarishi Mohanji, a living Master steeped in the hallowed Nath, Datta, Siddha, Avadhoota, and Kriya traditions. Mohanji’s satsangs are marked by His laser sharp clarity in delivering deep teachings with remarkable simplicity, along with His trademark humour. The wisdom and clarity, which can only come from the consciousness of a true Master, go a long way towards helping us maintain a peaceful, stable, and happy internal space regardless of which circumstances and environment we might find ourselves in, long after the program comes to an end.
|DATE||SCHEDULE (1st half of the day)||SCHEDULE (2nd half of the day)|
|10th January||Arrival in Shirdi post lunch (around 2 pm)||Evening — Visit to Samadhi Mandir|
|11th January||Kakad Aarti at 4:00 am. Post breakfast, at 8:30am visit to Korhale, Sakori and Rahata. Post lunch, visit to Shani Shingnapur||Evening – visit various places within temple premises. Can meditate in Dwarkamai at night.|
|12th January||Early breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Post breakfast, visit to Khuldabad (visit to Sai Baba’s guru’s cave and dargah)||Can meditate in Dwarkamai at night.|
|13th January||Breakfast – 8:30 am. Post breakfast, local visit to devotees’ houses/temple premises.|
Lunch – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Rest and Relax
|Evening 4:00 pm – Bliss of Silence Meditation (To be seated in meditation hall by 3.45)|
4:30 pm to 7.30 pm – Satsang with Mohanji
|14th January||Meditation – 7:30 to 8:30 am.|
Breakfast – 8:30 to 9:30 am.
Satsang with Mohanji – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Rest and Relax
|Evening 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Satsang with Mohanji.|
|15th January||Departure from Shirdi after breakfast|
SIGNIFICANCE OF PLACES TO BE VISITED
|Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir||Samadhi Mandir – where the sacred body of Baba is resting, is the place from where Baba talks to His millions and trillions of devotees, as He had promised before leaving His body, “My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my Devotees.”|
|Places to be Visited Within and Around the Temple Complex||Gurusthan – Meaning the place of Guru, it is of great significance as Baba spent most of His time here when He first came to Shirdi, and also where, according to Baba, the tomb of His own Guru is located, by the neem tree. It is a wonderful place to sit and meditate in peace that generates an inner peace leading to unison with Baba.|
Lendi Baug (Garden) – At some distance from Gurusthan is the Lendi Baug, where Baba used to come to rest, which was made and watered daily by Baba Himself. The baug contains Nandadeep (a perpetually burning lamp) lit by Baba
Chawadi – Chawadi literally means village office. Saibaba used to alternatively sleep in Chavadi, during the last decades of his life.
Dwarkamai – One of the treasures of Shirdi where Baba remained till the end of His life. It was a dilapidated old mosque which Baba turned into Dwarkamai. It has a big stone on which Baba used to sit and a huge portrait of Baba. It has the Kolamba, water pot and the grinding stone associated with Baba.
Houses of Devotees – The blessed Homes of Laxmibai Shinde, Bhaghoji Shinde, MadhavRao Deshpande, Mahalsapathi, and Abdul Baba’s Cottage as Baba passed
|Shani Shingnapur||Shani Shingnapur, the holy seat of Lord Shani, is where He self-manifested in the form of a black stone. Lord Shani, probably the most misunderstood and feared God, is believed to be the personification of the planet Saturn. There are some|
legends about the Shingnapur village which are:
“There is God, but no temple.”
“There is a home, but no door.”
“There is a tree, but no shade.”
“There is fear, but no enemy.”
|Rahata – Khushalchand’s House||Baba loved Chandrabhan Saand of Rahata. After Chandrabhan, Baba loved his nephew Kushalchand equally or even more and watched his welfare. Baba rarely left Shirdi, but He visited this house off and on.|
Laxman Govind Munge states that he first visited Baba in 1890. Baba then stayed at this Maruti Mandir in Rahata. He had gone to Rahata for help, to get funds for his marriage and Baba provided the money through His Leela.
|Upasni Maharaj Ashram – Sakori||Upasni Maharaj, Baba’s chief disciple, who looked after the last rites of Baba after He dropped His physical form in 1918, had begun residing in Sakori, a place nearly five kilometers from Shirdi, from July 1917. Upasni Maharaj had made Sakori spiritually rich with His presence and teachings and Baba would ask some of His disciples to go to Upasni Maharaj, who had come to be known has Baba’s spiritual heir.|
|Korhale||Korhale has Baba’s padukas, which are over hundred years old. Unlike most padukas they are not raised, but are etched in the stone and are the original padukas of Baba.|
|Khuldabad (Valley of Saints), Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah and Sai Baba Cave||Khuldabad or Valley of Saints tells us about a phase in Baba’s life, which is not known to many. Sai Baba, as a young lad of 16 years, was drawn to a particular cave atop Hill Hoda, surrounding the Ellora Caves, because it was associated with His master from a previous life, the Sufi Perfect Master Zar Zari Zar Baksh 700 hundred years before. Because of the past connection and service rendered to Him at that time, Zar Zari Zar Baksh’s grace descended upon the young Sai in this cave even though His former Master was not in physical form. As a result, Sai became God realized during the time He inhabited that cave.|
PRICING (ON TWIN-SHARING BASIS)
- INR – 42,000/- Per Person
- USD – $670.00 – Per Person
- Stay in Shirdi
- Stay in Shirdi
- Meals (|Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
- Bottled Water
- Travel cost in and around Shirdi (AC bus)
- Aarti Charges (if any)
- Arrival/Departure to and from Shirdi.
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