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Life History of Shirdi Sai Baba

Life History of Shirdi Sai Baba
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Item Code: IDG374
Author: AMMULA SAMBASIVE RAO
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9788120777224
Pages: 250
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
weight of the book: 330 gms
About the Book:

Life History of Shirdi Sai Baba was originally written in Telugu by Ammula Sambasiva Rao, and translated into English by Thota Bhaskara Rao. The book delves deep into the details of the life of Shirdi Sai Baba right from his birth till his attainment of Samadhi.

The author has expounded Sai Tatwa or Sai philosophy in a simple language, interspersed with engrossing anecdotes in the life of Sai devotees.

About the Author:

Ammula Sambasiva Rao, an ardent Sai devotee, has done pioneering work for the spread of Sai philosophy and Sai awakening in the people of Andhra Pradesh. He has undertaken the performance of a unique yagna called "Sri Sai Koti Nama Likitha Maha Yagna" in Sai temples in Andhra Pradesh, and other places in India. He is the Founder-President of the Shree Shirdi Sai Baba Seva Ashram, a registered body with its headquarters of Hyderabad.

Sri Sambasiva Rao has written several books in Telugu on Sai philosophy and the life history of Sai Baba.

CONTENTS

FIRST DAY'S 'PARAYANA'-THURSDAY
Prayer1
1.The theory of evolution of mankind-'Dashavatharas' - Lord Vishnu's teaching of the effects of Kali to the Goddess of 'Dharma' - Lord Shiva's promise to her.
2.Lord Shiva's and Goddess Parvathi's Sakshatkara to Ganga Bhavajya and Devagiri Amma in Patri village - The birth of Baba Roshan Shaw who brought up Baba for 4 years.6
3.Details of Venkusa's life - Baba's care under Venkusa-Venkusa teachings on spiritual matters to Baba in the forest - Venkusa's presentation of the brick and the cloth tied round his head to Baba.12
4.Ganga Bhavajya's and Devagiri Amma's sojourn to forests near Nevasa for doing penance-Baba's first visit to Shirdi-Baba recognised as doctor - Venkusa's emergence from his Samadhi and his darshan to Baba-Ganga Bhavajya and Devagiri Amma named Gurudhan and Dwarakamai-Venkusa, Gurudhan and Dwarakamai in the form of jyotis in the underground structure near the neem tree-Baba's second visit to Shirdi with the marriage party of Chand Bai Patel.19
SECOND DAY'S 'PARAYANA'-FRIDAY
5.Baba named as 'Sai' by Mhalsapathi-Bhagoji Shinde's visit to Baba-Nanavali's arrival at Shirdi-Devotees' worship of Baba-Baba's lighting of lamps with water-Details about Rohilla-Mhalsapathi's service to Baba.27
6.Baba's feeding of the devotees-Baba's creation of a big boulder - Supernatural powers at the feet of Baba.36
7.Baba's temporary absence from and re-entering of body.40
8.Practice of yogas by Baba-Construction of Sathe Wada- Rescue of Shama from snakebite - Cholera in Shirdi- Testing the devotion towards Gurus.43
9.Baba's deposition before the court commissioner-Nanda Deep-Nana Chandorkar's arrival in Shirdi49
10.The story of Maina Thai - Baba was Akalkot Maharaj.53
11.Urs-Shree Ramanavami festivals- Vasu Devananda Saraswathi= Dixit Wada- Bala Saheb Mireekar-The need for a Guru-Das Ganu's holy bath- Isha Upanishad.57
12.Baba's strange actions-Baba's knowledge of past, present and future- How Baba saved Nana-Baba taught nana about mind control -Baba's control over al the five elements - Brahma Jnana.64
THIRD DAY'S 'PARAYANA' - SATURDAY
13.Mhalsapathi-Chavadi-Greatness of Baba's words.73
14.Guru Poornima.80
15.Creatness of udi-Offering everything to Sai.83
16.How Sai Saved Sathe from ruin-Megashyam-Baba sanctifying the religious books-Saiyuga.90
17.Appa-The Kannada Yogi-The nine forms of devotion - The story of Avasthe-Accepting Sai Baba as Guru96
18.The story of two goats-Hari Kanoba-Fakir Maddhu Shah-Desiring Mantropadesa from Baba.102
FOURTH DAY'S 'PARAYANA'-SUNDAY
19.Nanavali-Chandra Bai Borkar-G S Khaparde-Upasani Baba108
20.In quest of God-Obeying Baba's orders-Ramchander Atmaram.114
21.Veerabhadrappa-Chenna Basappa - Mrs. Deo's Udyapan ceremony-Baba's padukas under the neem tree in Gurusthan- Ratanji Wadia-Baba's dakshina. 120
22.Sugarless tea-Cholkar's story-The story of the two lizards - Baba's assurance to Bayaja Bai-Stealing of rags-Sadashiv Tarkhad-How to feed Baba-Sai Baba's teachings-Grinding of wheat-Sai's stories-beacon lights - Baba's mercy-Bhagoji Shinde's service to Baba-Damu Anna.128
23.Kusa Bhav -Hemadpant-Mavisi Bai-Harischandra Pitale's son - Ambadekar-Gentlemen from Goa.138
FIFTH DAY'S 'PARAYANA' - MONDAY
24.Fasting by Gokhale's wife-Shama's Vow-Sapta Shringi-Shyam Karna-Baba's horse-Testing Baba -Red plantains.146
25.Importance of actions-Baba's knowledge of Sanskrit-Nana's disrespect for the temple-Arathi and naivedya- Atmaram's wife-Importance of human birth-Khushal Chand of Rahata-Khaparde's wife152
26.Chavadi Utsav161
27.Baba's pilgrimage to Gaya-Sapatnekar and his wife-Somadeva Swamy - Message for construction of Samadhi Mandir-Tendulkar's family-Captain Hatey.165
SIXTH DAY'S 'PARAYANA'-TUESDAY
28.Butty Wada-Kushal Chand of Rahata-Punjabi Ramal of Bombay-Vijayanand-Madras Bhajan Samaj-Baba crossing the border.171
29.Balaram Mankar-Completion of the temple construction by Butty-Vaman Narvekar-Ramachander Patil - Baba's Holi meal in Hemadpant's house - Lala Laxmichand-Srimati Mehta -God's Treasury- Bala Buva Sutar - Hari Bavu Karnik-Injunction not to return after taking leave of Baba.

30.Appa Saheb Kulkarni-Sai appearing as a snake - Feeding Baba-Bapu Saheb Jog's sanyas - Arrival of Bal Gangadhar Tilak at Shirdi-Hindu-Muslim unity.186
SEVENTH DAY'S 'PARAYANA'-WEDNESDAY
31.Anand Rao's dream vision - Tilak's secrets of the Gita - killing of poisonous creatures- Baba's views- Haji Siddique Phalke - Abdul Baba-Imam Bal Chotekhan-Butty's life in danger-Amir Shakkar193
32.Sagunameru Naik-Who is God? -Samsara is fearful Pandaripur lawyer- Periods of Deeksha-Kapardhe's son-plague-Breaking of Baba's brick-Shamshuddin Miya-To die at will202
33.Reading of sacred books-Last days - Final day - Charity of nine rupees-Baba's Mahasamadhi209
34.Differences of opinion regarding Baba's Samadhi-Samadhi temple. 216
EIGHTH DAY'S 'PARAYANA' - THURSDAY
35.Baba not dead-The reward of Parayana-220
Mangal Arathi222
Places of Mahayagnas performed by the author224

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