is one of the avatars who have come to this world to lead us
all in kaliyug.We do not have any authentic source about the
birth and background of Sai. He came to Shirdi in the year
1872 along with a marriage party.
For us, we the sai bhaktas, ' Sai..Sai..' is the mantra
which we chant like our breath and in situations where we
need divine grace. Most of us do not know the real meaning
of what the name sai says.
An explanation of the word ' SAI ' has been given by
another great saint 'Sri Ramakrishna Paramahams' . I
prostrate before his feet for not giving his explanations
exactly as in his words, but what I have understood.
" Any person who tries to understand and reach god comes
under four category
is the one who wears his traditionally followed
appearances like wearing a mala / tilaks of various
type,following traditional customs, etc.,
is the one who does not give much importance to the
appearance and external customs, but in his deep heart
always searches for the truth called god.
is the one who has completely under stood the presence of
Sidha of Sidha
is the SIDHA who has not only understood god, but in
frequent conversation with god. Such people are called 'SAI'.
This the utmost level a human can reach in his life."
It is my belief some of the Gurus who can be called 'SAI'
1.Adi Sankara - the founder of Advaitha
2.Jesus Christ - the founder of Christianity
3.Muhammed - the founder of Islam
By mentioning the above names, I do not say they are the
only one. Since I have knowledge to the extend of only a
drop from the ocean. I request your pardon if i have not
mentioned who you feel, can be SAI.
But one thing is certain, the uniqueness of SAI is
compassion towrads fellow creatures'
In 1872 when Sai came to shirdi along with a marriage party,
Mahalstapathy who is a Sidha Purusa identified his master (Sidha
of Sidha) and happily welcomed him as 'AVO SAI'. From that
time onwards our SAI stayed in SHIRDI and blessed his
devotees across the world.
Even after his earthly demise in 1918, he still blesses
everybody with a heavenly presence. Ever growing
number of Shirdi Sai Temples in our country is a standing
proof of SAI BHAKTHI.