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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2253

Lakhs attend Ramnavami celebrations at Shirdi

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune

New Delhi, 06 April ( Lakhs of devotees attended the special Ramnavami celebrations at the Shirdi Sai Baba temple at Shiridi.

The showering of flowers on Saibaba’s Samadhi temple by helicopter, kirtan by H.B.P. Vikrambuva Dandekar on lord Rama’s birthday, conclusion of Akhand Parayan (Continuous reading) of Shri Satcharitra and delicious food at the free of cost to all devotees by the Santhan were the main features of the festival.

Decoration of Saibaba idol on the eve of Ramnavami festivalDecoration of Saibaba idol on the eve of Ramnavami festival

The temple was opened throughout the night for darshan on Friday. The rush of devotees in the night was less as compared to day time. About three lakhs devotees have taken Saibaba’s darshan.

The sacred flag on Dwarkamai was changed with the huge procession through the town. This honor of changing the sacred flag is given to the Rasane and Nimonkar families every year. Flower being showered on the Baba's TempleFlower being showered on the Baba's Temple

Education minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and RPI leader Ramdas Athavale performed the pooja of Shri Saibaba.

As usual, the crowd of palanquins from various places was very much. The accommodation, movable van, temporary shelters etc were provided by the sansthan.

-Asian Tribune –

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