Videos/Photo: Shirdi Deepavali Festival 2011 Celebrations
– SHIRDI DEEPAVALI FESTIVAL`2011 CELEBRATIONS –
Sai Baba in his life time had lit diyas (Lamps) with water when the shopkeepers had refused to give him Oil for the same.
Remembering this miracle, on 26th Oct`2011, in celebration of ‘Deep Utsav’ or ‘Deepavali’, the Festival of Lights,
thousands of devotees reached Shirdi and lit Oil Diyas (Lamps) / Candles in the premises of the Sai Baba Temple.
Devotees gathered at Lendi Garden and also infront of Baba’s Dwarkamai.to light (Diyas) Oil Lamps / Candles all over.
With thousands of burning oil Lamps, the view was really mesmerizing.
Deepavali Puja-n-Darshan Schedule @ Shirdi Sai Temple was:
1) From 16:30 pm to 17:00 pm – Laxmi Pujan,
2) From 17:00 pm to 17:55 pm – Ganesh/Laxmi Kuber/Saraswati Pujan & Dhoop/Deep to Baba.
3) From 18:00 pm to 18:25 – Darshan Began with Sai Baba’s Dhoop Arati.
4) From 18:35 pm to 18:40 pm Naivedhya.
5) At 22:00 pm Darshan Time Ends.
- Note -
Till a couple of years back, devotees were allowed to light oil lamps inside Dwarkamai,
but this custom has now been stopped because of Fire safety measures
as well as a risk to fellow devotees who could slip on the Oil fallen down from the Lamps.
Some devotees who disapproved said that at-least a few oil Lamps should be allowed to be lit inside Dwarkamai.
But then these devotees should also keep in mind that with thousands of devotees visiting Shirdi during Deepavali,
it would result in a total chaos with all wanting to light a Lamp inside Dwarkamai.
Burning of Lamps in Lendi Garden or outside Dwarkamai is no different to burning them inside Dwarkamai,
as Sai Baba is omnipresent in each-n-every corner of Shirdi.
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- LENDI GARDEN –
- OUTSIDE DWARKAMAI –
“Offer gOd Our Tears and wash away yOur Fears,
Offer gOd yOur Desire and becOme what yOu Aspire,
Offer gOd yOur Pain and jOy will be yOurs tO Gain,
Offer gOd yOur TrOubles and burst away all yOur Stress Bubbles,
as gOd is Great-n-BIG enOugh tO handle it all !”