Saibaba temple foundation day celebrated

Staff Reporter

BERHAMPUR: Devotees thronged the Shirdi Sai temple in the Ramnagar area of the city to celebrate the foundation day of the temple on Wednesday.

Hundreds of devotees of Shirdi Saibaba reached the temple much before sunrise to take part in the rituals that started at around 5 am. It started with Kakada Arati, Abhishek and puja of the idolcredit scheme of the spiritual leader of 19th century. According to the president of the Shirdi Sai Bhakta Samity of the city, G.P.V.S.N.Murty, it was a day for the devotees to spend their whole time in memory of their idol. The life story of Shirdi Saibaba was also read out and the devotees continued to chant the name of Shirdi Saibaba and sang bhajans in honour of him throughout the day at the venue.

The temple was decorated with colouful lights in the evening.

The crowd was heavy at the temple during the Sandhya Arati held in the evening.

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