temple in shirdi :
I always loved Mahalakshmi so much and when my sweet saint saibabas
place has a temple for Mahalakshmi , it makes me so happy to have
Darshan of Goddess Lakshmi in this temple.Theres a good priest in
this temple whom i like a lot. He was so kind and i get ashirwad
from him everytime i go to shirdi. He always used to read a huge
book written in telugu.
This purticular Mahalakshmi has helped me a lot.She protected my
money while i experienced a painful situation in shirdi.She is a
Goddess of mercy to me and i will always love her a lot and wish
to remember her by lighting lamps saying Mahalakshmi Ashtakam mantra
all my life
Mahalakshmi of shirdi has always protected me :
Once during our december 2006 visit to shirdi, we friends were
walking on a road to have lunch as it was our last day of stay in
shirdi. some kids were playing with Kites besides the road . Suddenly
a white kite came flying and hit exactly the area on my face between
two eyes and above nose. I was shocked .Nothing happened to be due
to the placement of the kite .Thank God it din't hit my eyes .Irrespective
of the fact that baba protected me, i still felt its not a good
sign if a Kite flying somewhere hits me exactly on my last day at
I felt may be baba is giving a hint for some danger ahead. Immediately
i requested my friends that we must have lunch and leave shirdi
only after having a darshan of Goddess Mahalakshmi in this temple.
My friends also understood my feelings and we happily went to this
Mahalakshmi temple , prayed whole heartedly to Laxmi devi to protect
me from any danger and then only we left shirdi and reached our
The reason i write this incident is that during babas life time
itself , there was a Lakshmi temple in shirdi which baba has used
to do his leela.I got information that the Astalakshmi idols ( 8
stone like structures which are actually 8 forms of lakshmi ) kept
in the present Mahalakshmi temple was actually taken from the lakhmi
temple mentioned in sai satcharita chapter 13.
Lakshmi temple and sai leela during
baabs time in shirdi :
Now read the incident as given below on how baba cured Bala Ganapat
shimpi from Malaria :
"Feed the black dog in front
of Lakshmi temple" - saibaba
A devotee of Baba by name Bala Ganapat Shimpi, suffered much from
a malignant type of Malaria. he tried all sorts of medicines and
decoctions, but in vain. The fever did not abate a jot and so he
ran to Shirdi and fell on Baba's Feet. Sai Baba gave him a strage
recipe, in this case as follows:- "Give a black dog some morsels
of rice mixed with curds in front of the Laxmi temple". Bala
Shimpi did not know, how to execute this recipe; but no sonner he
went home, then he found rice and curds. After mixing them together,
he brought the mixture near the Laxmi temple,to his surprise ,he
found the a black dog waving its tail infront of Lakshmi temple.
He placed the curds and rice before the dog. The dog ate it and,
strange to say, Bala got rid of his Malaria.
I always wonderned what relationship a Black Dog has in curing
a disease. If we think hard the answer is firstly the power of babas
words. Secondly the reason behind the words. Baba has said no one
goes to anyone without connection in previous birth.So may be this
Black Dog waving tail has to be done a favour by Bala ganpat and
there by clear his debt of past birth.This is how i gave meaning
to this sai leela though sai alone knows the real meaning of his
Baba, you are my sweet heart. Your leelas are always beyond human
experimentation. All we can do is to surrender to you whole heartedly
and you will take care of the rest.
Lakshmi Narashimhar temple in shirdi
Theres also a Laxmi Narashimhar temple besides a road near chavdi.
There are huge Neem trees near this Laxmi Narashimhar temple.Please
visit these Mahalakshmi temple and Lakshmi Narashimhar temple when
you travel to shirdi.
Important information :
I am only a ordinary shirdi saibaba devotee and have no direct
connetion with any temples mentioned above as i live thousands of
miles away from shirdi.. I have included the above information about
Mahalakshmi temple just to help shirdi sai devotees to learn that
there is a mahalakshmi temple in shirdi and its good to have darshan
of Goddess Mahalakshmi there. Its just like a pilgrimage experience
which might benefit others .
My intention is only to spread the message of shirdi saibaba and
good places and temples to visit around shirdi. Sai bless you friends.
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