Shirdi Sai Temple

Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha. Though the city has a long history, the entire area was planned in the last century. With a large number of temples scattered in and outskirts of city, it is also called the ‘Temple City of India’. Shirdi Sai Temple is situated in Bhubaneswar city in the district of Khurda. A magnificent standing figure of Lord Sai is installed in this temple which is the major attraction of this temple. The art work done inside the temple is really admirable.

How to reach there?

Almost all domestic airlines have link to Bhubaneswar from all metros in India. Similarly, Railways connects Bhubaneswar to all major cities and towns in India. The national highway no.5 touches this capital city, and the main bus stand is at Barmunda. There are regular interstate bus services from the nearby towns and cities.

Annual Festivals:

The three main festivals celebrated in the temple are Ramnavami (March/April), Guru Purnima (July), and Vijayadashami (September/October). These festivals are celebrated with great passion, verve and heart full devotion. Thousands of devotees flock to bathe in the grace which seems to flow especially freely at such time. There is a programme of puja, music (bhajan), charitable activities and exuberant processions with the palanquin.

Shree Ram Navami:

The day commences with Kalasa Yatra and holy water is collected by Female devotees for Maha Abhlshek. A blissful havan is conducted by offering prayers to Shri Ganesh, Naba Graha, Dattatraya & Shri Sai Baba. This is followed by Baba’s Maha Abhlshek. There after devotees get together for the Madhyana Aarti and the afternoon culminates with Prasad Sevan. After Dhoop Aarti, Baba’s palanquin procession starts in a grand way which starts from the temple and goes to Swosti Plaza temple and then returns back.

Guru Poornima:

The day commences with a blissful havan conducted by offering prayers to Shri Ganesh, Naba Graha, Dattatraya & Shri Sai Baba. This is followed by Baba’s Maha Abhlshek. There after devotees get together for the Madhyana Aarti and the afternoon culminates with Prasad Sevan. After the Dhoop Aarti, Baba’s palanquin procession starts from Sai Dham, Tankapani road to Sai Durbar (2816/2817, Rabi Talkies Road, Bhubaneswar)

Dussehra:

Religious festivities are observed on Maha Astami, Navami & Dasami.

Astami:

Apart from the daily scheduled rituals of the temple, Akhanda Sai Sahasranama Japa is arranged for the devotes and there after a blood donation camp is organized where in devotees get together for the noble cause.

Navami:

Apart from the daily scheduled rituals of the temple, a free health check up and medicine distribution camp is organized which is open to all. After the Dhoop Aarati, a soulful Bhajan Samaroha is arranged.

Dashami:

The day commences with Kalasa Yatra and holy water is collected by devotee for Maha Abhlshek. A blissful havan is conducted by offering prayers to Shri Ganesh, Naba Graha, Dattatraya & Shri Sai Baba. This is followed by Baba’s Maha Abhlshek. There after devotees get together for the Madhyana Aarti and the afternoon culminates with Prasad sevan. After the Dhoop Aarti, Baba’s palanquin procession starts from Sai Dham, Tankapani road for nagara parikrama in the city.