Shirdi Sai Baba's birthday
Fwded by : Bharathi Kasturi
Shirdi Baba's birthday (according to the Gregorian Calendar) falls
on September 28. Please read on for an excerpt from the 1991
discourse where Swami reveals this hitherto unknown fact about
Shirdi Baba's birth.
During His Divine
Discoure at Prasanthi Nilayam on September 28, 1991, Swami
revealed the following interesting details about the Trinity of
"In the former Nizam's dominions, there was a remote village
called Pathri. In that village there were a couple named
Gangabhavadya and Devagiriamma. They were grieving over the lack
of children. In answer to their prayers a son was born on
September 28, 1835.
Today is the anniversary of that day. The child was Sai Baba.
His Samadhi (death) occurred on Vijayadasami day in 1918.
September 28, 1835 was his date of birth. On Vijayadasami day, he
gave up his body. Although this year Vijayadasami falls on
September 29th, in the year of Baba's Samadhi the date was
"The first advent of Sai was in Maharashtra. The second advent
will be in Madras," Shirdi Baba said. It should be noted that when
this form (Sathya Sai) made its advent, Andhra Pradesh was part of
Madras Presidency. When he was asked, in what form the next advent
would take place, Shirdi Baba told Abdul Baba alone: "I will give
darsan in the name of Sathya for upholding Truth." That is the
The two bodies are different, but the Divinity is one. The first
advent was revealing Divinity. The second advent is to awaken the
Divinity (in human beings). The next advent is for propagating
Divinity. The three Sai's are: Shirdi Sai, Sathya Sai and Prema
The reason for relating all this is that today happens to be the
birthday of Shirdi Baba (September 28,1835). He attained Samadhi
in 1918. Bodies are transient. These vestures are assumed only for
the sake of devotees. Unless the Divine comes with a form, no one
can develop faith in the Formless. The Divine in human form is the
preparation for comprehending the Formless Absolute."