History of Sai Baba
Sai Baba who is also known as Shirdi Sai Baba is an Indian religious figure who lived from the mid-19th Century to 1918. He was a Guru and Holy man to both Hindus and Muslims. Sai Baba of Shirdi trained that all religions led to the same goal, and required to show the fundamental unity between the Muslim and Hindu faiths. One of his most famed sayings was “God is the Owner of us All”
Shirdi Sai Baba Philosophy
His philosophy entrenched ‘Shraddha’ meaning faith and ‘Saburi’ meaning kindness. According to him Shraddha and Saburi were the best attributes to reach the state of godliness.
Differences of caste, faith, and religion are man-made and therefore fake. Hence those difference no place in the eyes of Sai Baba. That Sai Baba never discovered his own caste and religion has a deep significance. It is that he didn’t want these labels, to be, attached to him. In spite of this, some research scholars have made finicky efforts to ascribe him a certain caste and religion.
Another main principle brought in practice by Sai Baba was that of equality once a person stepped into his Dwarkamai a decaying mosque where he lived. He was neither rich nor poor, neither a Raja nor Praja, neither a landholder nor a laborer. Essentially people coming to him forget these differences of riches and position. The regular meals which Sai Baba cooked and served with his own bands in Dwarkamai were an object-lesson inequality.
Shirdi Sai Baba Background
Shirdi Sai Baba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose actual name, birthplace and date of birth are not known by anybody. An Indian religious guru and a fakir that transcended the barriers of religions, Sai Baba of Shirdi was regarded with huge respect by both Hindu and Muslim followers.
Today, the Shirdi Sai Baba has millions of devotees in India and abroad. Shirdi, the ambiguous village which is in Maharashtra has become a pilgrimage destination much as Bethlehem, Jerusalem or Varanasi. With over 25,000 pilgrims thronging in here every day the number of pilgrims climbs to over a hundred thousand on holidays and festival days. There are over 2,000 main Sai temples in dissimilar parts of India and 150 abroad in places as far-flung as Canada and Kenya, Singapore and England.
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