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May 4, 2010 > Lord Sainath adorns the throne

Lord Sainath adorns the throne

Submitted By Deepak Chhabra

Fremont Hindu Temple cordially invites all devotees for the auspicious event of Shirdi Sai Baba Pran Pratishta (installation of dieties). A grand five-day event with several religious and vedic ceremonies will be conducted by priests from all over the world. Approximately 2,000 to 3,000 devotees are expected to visit temple. The vibrant idol of Lord Sainath, a very popular saint who is worshipped by people around the world, will adorn the throne, lovingly glancing at the blessed visitors.

Sai Baba of Shirdi, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian guru and yogi who is regarded by his followers as a saint. There are many stories and eyewitness accounts of miracles he performed. He is a well-known figure in many parts of the world, but especially in India, where he is much revered.

Kumbhabhishekam ('Kumbha' means the head and denotes the crown of the Temple). On the appointed day and auspicious time, the 'Kumbha' will be bathed by holy waters. Havans or rituals, especially prevalent in Vedic times, in which ghee, grains, spices and exotic woods will be offered into the fire according to scriptural injunctions while special mantras are chanted. There will be another festival celebration starting Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23 May is also a mela in Temple, with booths from various vendors selling different merchandise. Those interested in having a booth please contact Deepak Chhabra at (510) 299-9771 or via e-mail at deepakchhabra@pacbell.net.

Shirdi Sai Baba Pran Prathishta and Maha Kumbabhisheka
Wednesday, May 19 - Sunday, May 23
3676 Delaware Drive, Fremont
www.fremonttemple.org
(510) 299-9771

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