Dwarkamai Near Delhi - A Spiritual Oasis



Sai Ka Aangan

Delhi is the heart of India ,they say and reflects the state of the Nation. Indeed it does, for the growing urbanization ,fast paced life and concrete jungle that has come to represent the obvious repercussions of modernity is beginning to tell its own tale.So as one winds the way from Delhi and onward towards Sushant Lok Gurgaon,broad roads lined with matchbox shaped buildings under construction can be seen throughout.The hustle - bustle of life ,the glittering shops that justify consumerism ,all stare back at the visitor.


As one drives further down towards the end of Sushant Lok ,one suddenly sees an old relic on the horizon. A piece of architecture from the 18th /19th century , a slanting brick roof and an expanse,that leaves one dazed.This is the replica of Dwarkamai from Shirdi.With the inspiration of revered Guruji Shri C.B Satpathy and Mrs Meera Satpathy a dream of Ms Kumkum Bhatia of the Sai Prakash Spiritual and Charitable Trust, that is slowly taking shape since Oct 2000,when the Bhumi Poojan was conducted.

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Several auspicious events have already been held at the temple even when it had no concrete roof and one could see the stars at night .On 18th March 2002 on Maha Shivratri day,Guruji Shri C.B Satpathyji and just a handful of devotees congregated at the temple premises in the morning. The temple had a large "aangan" still not paved or constructed ,giving it an aesthetic look coupled with sylvan surroundings. The temple was decorated with lamps and flowers and the place wore a festive look.Guruji,conducted Puja of Shri Sainath. There after Mrs Mangla Apte ,who had come all the way from New Jersey USA,rendered beautiful Marathi bhajans on Shri Sainath.

In the impending dusk,surrounded by devotees who sang Bhajans,Guruji Shri Satpathyji presided over the Holi festival on 28th March 2002, Smt Meera Satpathy also graced this evening.

Ram Navmi, which has a very special significance with Sainath and Shirdi as it was on this day that Hindus and Muslims decided to celebrate the Urs and the Navami procession together.Hence , Guruji Shri C. B Satpathyji decided to have the inaugration of this temple on 21st April,2002 the Ram Navmi day.

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Click here to see the enlarged view On this day, amidst Navagraha Pooja, chanting of " Shri Sainathaya Namaha" and devotional songs, two beautiful Moorties of Sainath were consecrated. One of them is made of white marble which sits high on the stone. The other life size Moorti of Baba , in sitting posture in Dwarkamayee, made of fibre glass communicates to the devotees.


Since the consecration ceremony, 4 Aartis are being conducted every morning at 9 a.m, 12 noon, evening at 6:30 p.m, and 9 pm at night.The Palki is taken in a procession every Thursday.

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It is also proposed to construct a replica of the Samadhi Mandir at Shirdi, Chavadi, and Hanuman temple. Undoubtely, Sai Ka Aagan will be an oasis for those seeking spiritual solace and moments of peace amidst the hustle bustle of Delhi.



About The Temple

The temple has stone walls, old lamps from the times in Shirdi and artifacts just like one is used to seeing in Dwarakamai- the favourite residence of Shri Shirdi Sainath. No effort has been spared to identify every detail and replicate so that those who wish to visit Shirdi as often as possible can at least still fulfil their heart's desire by being in these environs for a few moments. Click here to see the enlarged view
Click here to see the enlarged view The horse Shyam Karna, the tiger who died at Sai Baba's feet, the Chulla where he cooked food, and the Chakki with which he is said to have ground the ailments of His devotees are all replicated.


The life size statue of Baba ,in sitting posture made of fibre glass takes one back to the times when Sainath would sit among His followers and lovingly distribute Udi and food cooked with His own hands. The statue embodies and emits an aura of resplendence to all the devotees and countless others.

The sacred embers of Lord Sai's Dhuni at Shirdi were brought from the sanctum sanctorium at Sai temple at Chhatarpur.

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Inauguration of Dwarkamai in Sushant Lok

The formal innauguration of Dwarkamayee Masjid was done by revered Guruji C.B Satpathy ji on Sunday 21st April ,2002 which was the RamNavami day.

After the formal Pooja at dusk, Deepavli Utsav was celebrated by lighting candles all along a 40 X 30 feet bust sketch of Shirdi Sai Nath.At the same time star studded sky was strewn with glittering and colourful "Atishbazi".

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Click here to see the enlarged view This was followed by a procession of a palanquin decorated with Zari and flowers on red satin.The Palki was carried by the devotees on their shoulders under a beautiful deep red velvet umbrella decorated with an intricate Zardosi work.This procession was taken out through the temple precincts led by Guruji.The Palki proceeded along with the sounds of Nadyaswaram,Mridung, Jhanj,Dhol and Shankh.The chanting of "OM SAI SHRI SAI JAI JAI SAI" made the environment auspicious, heavenly and intoxicating.

As the Palki swayed towards the Gurustahn with the tune of melodious combination of musical notes through the unpaved grounds of the temple there was an intermittent shower of fragrant rose petals from the sky.

Gurusthan,the place where Guruji had planted the neem sapling was lit up with Diyas,incense sticks.The atmosphere became nostalgic with the fragrance of marigold and Loban.The framed picture of Shri Sainath placed in the Palki was welcomed with chandan, kumkum, garland and coconut, by Guruji.

The ceremony ended with Shej Aarti followed by Satguru Ka Langar which included Baba's favourite Kacharya and Pooran Poli.All the devotees carried along with them the memory of this auspicious day.

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  Sai Ka Angan
E-Block, Sushant Lok, Phase-I, Opp. Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana
E-mail: info@saikaangan.com
Website: www.saikaangan.com, www.saibabaofshirdi.net
Chief Patron
Shri Chandra Bhanu Satpathy
Managing Trustee
Ms. Kumkum Bhatia
Mobile: +91 9810008889
Mr. Jaspal Singh Chhabra
Mobile: +91 8130644255
Temple Supervisor
Mrs. Harjeet Chhabra
Mobile: +91 8130744255
Temple Administrator
Dr. Ms. Sangeetaa Wadhawan
Mobile: +91 9811071002
Assistant Manager
Mr. Sunil Kher
Mobile: +91 9871544336
  For further information please contact the managing trustee Ms. Kumkum Bhatia  
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