Ramnavami, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashami are the three major festivals are celebrated in Shirdi. All these festivals are celebrated with great passion, dynamism and with dedicated puja, music (Bhajan) public parayana of Shri Sai Satchrita (reading of scriptures and devotional texts) and enthusiastic processions with the Palkhi and the Rath Yatra (cart). This festival attracts thousands of devotees from all over the India and the World also.
The Sai Baba is the matter of experience and not imagination
Ramanavi is the important festival celebrated with great enthusiasm. During the year 1897 Goplarao Gund wished-for holding Urus in name of Sri Sai baba to give thanks for blessing with child after so many childless years. Saibaba agreed to celebrate this Urus with a precondition; it should be celebrated on Ramnavami. This was really an ingenious touch of Saibaba bringing together both the Hindus and Muslims. We may aware of Urus is a Muslim festival and is celebrated to honor a saint.
In Shirdi, two significant rituals are carried out during Ramnavami. The bag of wheat which kept in Dwarkamai is changed and old is taken to prasadalaya which used there. Second one the Dwarkamai flag is replaced with new one.
This year the Ramnavami is celebrated during 07.04.2014 to 09.04.2014
Guru Purnima (July)
Gurupurnima or Full Moon day falls in the Hindu month “Aashadh”, is the most important festival in Shirdi. Guru Purnima is celebrated to respect the Guru and seek blessing form Guru. Sai Baba is a GURU, hence this is a quite significant festival in Shirdi. Guru Purnima is the only festival that Saibaba has asked his devotees to celebrate. On this occasion devotees from all over the world gather to celebrate and seek the blessings of Sad Guru Sai Baba.
Guru Pornima is also celebrated as Vyasa Pornima and Vyas puja held during Guru Purnima, in honor of Ved Maharshi Vyasa writer of great Mahabharata.
This year Guru Purnima is celebrated on 12 July 2014.
The Samadhi Mandir/Sai Temple remains opened all the nights during one of these days with Dwarkamai being opened on the previous night. There occurs all night Bhajan and Qawali sessions at various places in the Shirdi.
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Shri Ram Navami Ustav in Shirdi (2014) From 07.04.2014 to 09.04.2014
1st Day : Chaitra Shudha Asthami (8) Monday (Begins) 07.04.2014
2nd Day: Chaitra Shudha Navami. (9) Tuesday (Main Day) 08.04.2014
3rd Day: Chaitra Shudha Dashmi (10) Wednesday (Ends) 09.04.2014
Vijayadashami ( Octomber )
Vijayadashmi is a holy day when Sri Sai Baba has left this Mortal body for heavenly abode. This day is celebrated as Sai Punyatithi. Number of devotees comes here to celebrate this event from all parts of India and World as well. Many religious functions are arranged during this festival. The “Brahman Bhojan is also take place to honor the Guru as “Dakshina”
This year Vijayadashami is celebrated on 03 October 2014.