by Prashant Kapadia/NHN
Shirdi: On behalf of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi and on the occasion of Shri Saibaba Samadhi Centenary Year Celebrations, Lakhs of Sai devotees thronged for Darshan of Shri Sai Paduka at Nagpur and other places in Vidarbha. Shri Saibaba Samadhi is completing a Century on the 18th October 2018 and the Shri Sai Samadhi Centenary Celebrations have been organized by Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust during the period from 01 October 2017 to 18 October 2018. On this occasion various religious, cultural, social, enlightenment and Paduka darshan programs have been organized during the entire year. Related to this activity, huge Paduka Darshan Celebrations were organized at Vidarbha between 25th January 2018 and 6th February 2018. The celebrations were held at Chitanvis Park, Nagpur between 25th and 27thJanuary, Kashish Park, Gondia on the 28th January, Wadsa Sai Temple Gadchiroli on the 29th January, Chamorshi Road Sai Temple oon the 30th January, Pulgaon Sai Temple on the 31st January, Sangwi Meghe, Chandrapur Chanda Club Grounds 1st February, Wardha sai Temp[le on the 2nd February, Yavatmal Om Sai Temple 3rd February, Shendurjana bazaar, Amravati Irwin Park, Amravati, Sai Nagar 4th February, Akola Bajoria Gorunds 5th February and Pathrot Jaisingh Vidyalaya, Anjangaon Surji on the 6th February. Shri Saibaba Padukas were placed for Darshan by the devotees at all these places.
A record number of Shri Sai devotees attended Paduka Darshan at Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Amravati. At all these places Shri Sai Paduka were taken through the city by a Chariot procession with traditional musical instruments such as Dhol, Lezims and Banjo groups a huge gathering of Shri Sai devotees. Blood Donation Camps as well as Sai Bhajan evening programs were highlights at all these locations. A Prasad Lunch for Shri Sai devotees arriving for Paduka Darshan was arranged.