My favourite place in saibaba mandhir complex at shirdi is Nandadeep
because theres no que and we can meditate sitting in a calm place
under a tree. We can also light lamps in the tray opposite to Nandadeep
. I really have felt the vibration of Nandadeep everytime i go to
shirdi. Five lamps are burning under that place.There are few things
which happened to me personally and i wish to say these five lamps
are very sacred and directly related to peace and hamorny in world
and also Nature. I took this photograph as a representation of the
five lamps burning in Nandadeep. Nandadeep is babas gurus place..below
is the words from sai satchartia.
Immaculate Conception of Sai Baba and His First
Advent in Shirdi
Nobody knew the parents, birth or birth-place of Sai Baba. Many
inquiries were made, many questions were put to Baba and others
regarding these items, but no satisfactory answer or information
has yet been obtained. Practically we know nothing about these matters.
Namdev and Kabir were not born like ordinary mortals. They were
found as infants in mother-of-pearls, Namdev being found on the
bank Bhimrathi river by Gonayee, and Kabir on the bank Bhagirathi
river by Tamal. Similar was the case with Sai Baba. He first manifested
Himself as a young lad of sixteen under a Neem tree in Shirdi, for
the sake of Bhaktas. Even then He seemed to be full with the knowledge
of Brahman. He had no desire for worldly objects even in dream.
He kicked out Maya; and Mukti (deliverance) was serving at His feet.
One old woman of Shirdi, the mother of Nana Chopdar, described Him
This young lad, fair, smart and very handsome, was first seen
under the Neem tree, seated in an Asan. The people of the village
were wonder-struck to see such a young lad practising hard penance,
not minding heat and cold. By day he associated with none, by night
he was afraid of nobody. People were wondering and asking, whence
this young chap had turned up. His form and features were so beautiful
that a mere look endeared Him to all. He went to nobody’s
door, always sat near the Neem tree.
Outwardly he looked very young; but by His action he was really
a Great Soul. He was the embodiment of dispassion and was an enigma
to all. One day it so happened, that God Khandoba possessed the
body of some devotee and people began to ask Him, "Deva (God),
you please enquire what blessed father’s son is this lad and
whence did He come". God Khandoba asked them to bring a pick-axe
and dig in a particular place. When it was dug, bricks were found
underneath a flat stone. When the stone was removed, a corridor
led to a cellar where cow-mouth-shaped structures, wooden boards,
necklaces were seen.
Khandoba said - "This lad practiced penance here for 12 years."
Then the people began to question the lad about this. He put them
off the scent by telling them that it was His Guru’s place,
His holy Watan and requested them to guard it well. The people then
closed the corridor as before. As Ashwattha and Audumbar trees are
held sacred, Baba regarded this Neem tree equally sacred and loved
it most. Mhalasapati and other Shirdi devotees regard this site
as the resting place (Samadhi-Sthana) of Baba’s Guru and prostrate
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God is light ! Sai
is light ! Lighting lamps will bring you the blessings of God
- Venkat Raman
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