The 93rd Maha Samadhi Puja celebrations of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba began at Shree Shirdi Sai Mandir in Shipyard Colony in the city on Wednesday.

On the first day of the four-day programme being conducted by Shree Shirdi Sai Baba Charitable Trust there, panchamruth Abhishekam, special pujas, and recital of Sri Sai Sachcharitra and Sri Gnaneswari-Bhagavadgita were conducted.

Devotees chanted the name of Shirdi Sai Baba and in the evening a palanquin procession was conducted, followed by cultural programmes.