Monday, May 12, 2008

Sai temple Another Incident.

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Dear Reader to know the complete story please read the first part of this Story Unique History of this Sai temple.

Here is the online video of sai temple as mentioned and another very interesting incident related to this temple .

On 12 July 1961, the Panshet dam gave way and the whole of Pune city was under flood water. A large part of the city was devastated and many houses crumbled down like bunglows of playing cards This Sai Mandir at Shiwaji Nagar was at that time actually on the bank of the river. It was therefore no wonder if this temple was caught in the flood-water. Because of the breaking of the Panshet dam, the level of water rose to about twenty to twenty five feet above the dome of this temple.The members of the mandal ran to the site for salvage of the temple. It was really a job to clear the thick deposit of mud on the temple and its vicinity.

The work went on continuously for two or three days and then to the wonder of everybody, the old temple was found to be quite intact.The Audumbar tree by the side of the temple stood as before and was not even bent down a little,wonder of wonders was that the temple and both the oil-painted frame and the picture that you see in the temple was discovered, completely unblemished! The tree and the padukas in the temple were unaffected although all structures round about the place were destroyed in the fury of the flood waters!

This was a miracle and this renewed the Mandal’s faith to continue prayers at this very spot in the renovated temple.The Saidas Mandal, Pune resolved that it would rebuild this temple in small way, with the grant given by Pune Municipal Corporation and carry out some repairs after clearing the space around the affected area. A small tin shade was erected in front of the temple so that daily aarati could be done, even on rainy days.

After negotiating with the owners, a simultaneous exercise was commenced to reconstruct the Sai Mandir and add few structures like Sabha Mandap and Compound Wall. For this purpose, construction was started in 1973 and completed within a year. The lovely life like “murti” (idol) of Sri Sai Baba which adorns the Sai Mandir to this day, was donated by the Rasane Family.The Kalash Sthapana and Paduka Sthapana (with the sacred tooth well preserved in a silver casket and further encased in a copper capsule) ceremonies were conducted at the revered hands of H.H. Radha Krishna Swamiji.

In this connection, it would be relevant to mention that, while digging for the tooth under the padukas, the earth of that area was sieved and after a lot of effort and tense moments, the silver tait was recovered. The same was opened and Sri Sai Baba’s tooth was exposed to public viewing for 15 days. It was once again packed into silver capsule and then encased in a copper casket and placed under the padukas by H.H. Radha Krishna Swamiji in the presence of a large gathering.

(This was published in Saileela magazine in 76 written by Shri S.M Garje.)

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