Baba left His mortal form on Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) of Tuesday 15th) O C T O B E R 1 9 1 8. It will be 100 years on the Vijaya Dashami day in (Friday 19th) OCTOBER 2 0 1 8.
Baba’s 100th Punyatithi (day of leaving the mortal form) on 19th October 2018, is a blessing of a lifetime for any Sai devotee that, His grace, we may witness this historical event.
For the past 100 years, we have witnessed and experienced Baba’s presence at every moment of our life. Certainly, most of us would have remembered how He stood by us when needed the most.
How could we forget those illnesses He took away from us, that timely financial assistance we have received, that timely warning which saved us from adverse effects, those signs which are consistently guiding us, that precious gift we received, that work which got done, without Him, could have been impossible… and so on….. The list will never end.
He has always been the donor and we have always been the receivers. Giving Him what He gave us is not donation, yet we tend to do it as an expression of gratitude.
Although every day is special in our lives, some days attract extra attention from us such as, birthdays, anniversaries etc.
We ensure we make it special for those we love on those days.
Why should Baba be different? And moreover, its 100 th Punyatithi, so why not do something extra special.
Hence, by His grace, we are aiming to offer 100 tributes to Sai for His 100 th Punyatithi. This resulted in the birth of 100 For Sai project.
Every tribute should be very unique and special. As the love for Sai by His devotees is so diverse, so we aimed to keep these tributes as diverse as possible.
Baba’s grace, we are trying our best to partner with Shri SaiBaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi in paying these tributes.
However, if their policies do not allow it, then Baba’s grace again, we aim to establish a makeshift temple in Shirdi just for this purpose for the duration of the event.
TRIBUTE 1: This tribute is to translate Shri Sai Satcharita into 100 LANGUAGES. In the past 100 years, unfortunately Shri Sai Satcharita has been translated into about 15 languages. I Love Sai, by His grace, has undertaken this project so that maximum people will benefit of knowing and experiencing our beloved Sai directly through Satcharita. Baba’s grace, translation is complete in few languages and is in progress for many more.
Please extend your support by sponsoring at least 0ne chapter or an entire language in the name of your loved ones.
TRIBUTE 2: This tribute is to offer Mangalsnan (Holy bath) to Baba in Shirdi using water collected from 100 major rivers of the world.
Majority of you would have access to at least one major river in the country you live. All we need is your assistance in collecting that water from the river. Once you have it, please contact us and we will do the rest.
This tribute is to offer Pushpa Samadhi (Flower Samadhi) I,e. covering Baba with 100 different types of flowers. Covering Baba with flowers is the first request Baba made after He left the bodily form.
Please refer to Satcharita Chapter 42 verses 70 & 71 “70: The Masjid has collapsed. All the grocers and oil mongers of Shirdi troubled me a lot, so I am leaving that place.
71: Therefore I have come here. Cover my body with Bakhkhal flowers. Fulfil this desire of mine. Come quickly to Shirdi”.
Likewise, we have to offer a total 0f 100 tributes to make Baba’s 100 th Punyatithi the most memorable experience of our life.
Please join hands in suggesting more of such tributes. We want to be as inclusive as possible. Let us all work together as ONE family and stand in support of each other in expressing our love for Sai.