It is believed that according to the Gregorian calendar, Shirdi Sai Baba’s birthday falls on the 28th of September. It was on this very day in the year 1991 at Prasanthi Nilayam that Swami during his divine discourse revealed a list of things, which were quite fascinating, about the Trinity of Sai Avatars.
According to this revelation, once upon a time in the former Nizam’s dominions, there used to be a village named Pathri, which was quite remote. There used to be a grieving couple in that village and their names were Gangabhavadya and Devagiriamma. They were grieving over the fact that they didn’t have any children of their own. They were religious and hence, offered daily prayers to the almighty, which was finally granted as they together had a son born on the 28th of September, 1835. And that child was Sai Baba.
According to Shirdi Sai Baba himself, he had said that the first advent of Sai was in Maharashtra and the second advent of Sai would be in Madras. It would be quite baffling to recall that Sathya Sai—this form of his made is advent, it was in Andhra Pradesh, which during that time, was still a part of the Madras Presidency. When Abdul Baba had asked Shirdi Sai Baba in what form would the next advent come into existence, the latter had told him when he was alone, ‘I will give darshan in the name of Satya for upholding truth.’ And quite rightly so, the present advent happens to be Satya Sai Baba.
Shridi Sai Baba’s Samadhi happened in the year 1918 on the day of Vijayadashami. This year, coincidentally, Vijayadashami has fallen on the 29th of September, which is just one day after his birthday that is on 28th September. He had said that it is only when the divine comes in a human form can the people embark on the journey of faith, else it is barely seen in people to worship or have faith in the formless.
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