“SHRI GURUPOURNIMA UTSAV” 21st & 22nd July, 2013 Wembley & Leicester

Om Sai Ram,

 

Dear Sai Devotees,

 
Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwaraha |
Guru Saaskshat Parambrahma Tasmai Shree Gurave namaha ||
“The Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva), veneration to the Guru who is Parabrahma manifest.”
Significance of Gurupournima:

Hindus attach paramount importance to spiritual Gurus. Gurus are often equated with God and always regarded as a link between the individual and the immortal. Just as the moon shines by reflecting the light of the sun, and glorifies it, all disciples can dazzle like the moon by gaining from their Gurus.
 
The full moon day is the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Pournima, a day sacred to the memory of great sage Vyasa. All Hindus are indebted to this ancient saint who edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata & The Srimad Bhagvata. Vyasa even taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as Guru of Gurus.Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is regarded as an incarnation of Shri Dattatreya Maharaj.
 
While taking various measures that the events are not compromised for their spiritual importance, SHITAL will make extra efforts in decorating the Chariot procession for the festival as there is no bigger festival than Guru Pournima to dedicate to Baba. In essence, one can only attain salvation by serving the satpurush, in our case Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

By Baba’s grace Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Association of London (SHITALInvites You All to join us on 21st & 22nd of July for celebrations of “SHRI GURUPOURNIMA UTSAV 2013” as per below schedule:

Sunday 21st July 2013
08.00 am – Temple Opens
08.15 am – Kakad Aarti
09.00 am – Palki procession of Pothi (Shri Sai Satcharitra)
09.05 am – Shri Sai Satcharitra Akhand Parayan begins (Continuous reading)
09.10 am – Mangal Snan (Holy Bath) of Shri Sai Baba
09.45 am – Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur Aarti
12.00 pm – Mid Day Aarati (Madhyan Aarti)
06.00 pm – Evening Aarati (Dhoop Aarti)
06.30 pm – Hanuman Chalisa
08.00 pm – Palki Procession of Shri Sai Baba to Shiva Temple
Monday 22nd July 2013 (MAIN DAY)
12.00 am – Shri Sai Satcharitra Akhand Parayan samapthi(Conclusion)
12.05 am – Palki procession of Pothi (Shri Sai Satcharitra)
12.30 am – Rudra Abhishek Pooja
02.00 am – Shri Sai Maha Mantra dhoon chanting
04.00 am – Shri Hanuman, Shri Datta, Shri Swami Samartha & Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Bhajans
05.30 am – Shri Sai Maha Mantra dhoon chanting
09.00 am – Mangal Snan (Holy Bath) of Shri Sai Baba
09.45 am – Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur Aarti
10.00 am – Guru pooja of Shri Hanuman,Shri Datta, Shri Swami Samartha & Shri Shirdi Sai Baba
12.00 pm – Mid Day Aarati (Madhyan Aarti)
13.30 pm – Chariot Procession starts in Barham Park (Shirdi Maajhe Pandharpur Aarti & Preeti bhoj)
15.10 pm* – Dahi handi / Gopal Kala at Barham Park. (An earthen pot containing a mixture of milk, dry fruits, & ghee is hung around 20- 30 feet high in the air with the help of a rope. Silver coins are hung along with the rope, which are later distributed as prize to the winners)
16.00 pm* – Baba return’s to Temple (Wembley)
17.00 pm* – Children’s Play “SABKA MALIK EK“ at Temple (Wembley)
18.00 pm – Evening Aarati (Dhoop Aarti) at Temple
18.45 pm* – Bhajan by Renowned Artists at Temple (Wembley)
21.00 pm – Baba’s Shej Aarti
22.00 pm – Temple Closes
(*) – Only applicable to Wembley Temple.
Schedule for Leicester is same as above (for Sunday, 21st July) apart from below changes (for Monday 22nd July):
14.30 pm – Live Devotional Music at Cossington Park
16.00 pm – Dahi handi / Gopal Kala at Cossington Park
17.00 pm – Live Bhajan by renowned artists at Cossington Park
18:00 pm – Evening Aarti (Dhoop Aaarti) at Cossington Park
18.45 pm – Live Bhajan by Renowned Artists continue at Cossington Park
20.00 pm – Baba returns to the Temple (Leicester)
Barham Park Address:
660, Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HB
 
Cossington Park Address:
Cossington Street, Leicester LE4 6JD
PS.: Mahaprasad will be served continuously from 12.30pm on Sunday the 21st July 2013 right through to Monday 22nd July 2013 , 10pm.
Note:

  • Temple remains open all night for all devotees on Sunday 21st July right through to 22nd of July 10pm. 
  • Devotees who wish to participate in Akhand Parayan of Shri Sai Satcharitra, please follow Registration Link
  • Please note that Shri Sai Satcharitra in English will be used for this purpose, so we need 50 devotees to finish 50 chapters. 
  • If the bookings are less than 50, we will use ‘first come first serve’ method to allocate the chapters. If devotees exceed 50, then we do the draw system to allocate the chapters.
“Guru Govind donu khade, kisko laagu paay,
Balihari Gurudevaki jinhe Govind diyo bataay”
“The Guru and Govind -God, are present before me, to whom shall I bow down first? Glory to the Guru since he showed me Govind.”

We look forward to grace these celebrations along with your friends and family. Baba Bless You All !

Kind Regards SHITAL (Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Association of London) Baba Malik
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