Tight Security For Sai Baba Relic Exposition

Sai Baba Of Shirdi

Sai Baba Of Shirdi


Tight Security For Sai Baba Relic Exposition
HERALD REPORTER
PANJIM, FEB 11

Tight security arrangements will be in place for the Sai Baba relic exposition on February 22 which is expected to draw over 1 lakh devotees.

The devotees would pay their respect to the Padukas (sacred footwear) of Sai Baba, which will arrive in Goa on February 22 and displayed at a pandal at Gymkhana Grounds, Campal.

The chairman of the Shri Sai Baba Paduka Darshan Sohala Samiti, Anil Counto, said that the Samiti has taken all precautionary security measure for the event.

He said to stave off any security threat the organisers have decided to put metal detectors and CCTV cameras in place.

With a view to commemorate the centenary of the weekly tradition of Shri Sai Babas Palakhi (ceremonial palanquin procession) from Dwarkamai temple to the Chavadi (city gate) in Shirdi every Thursday, the Sai Baba Saunsthan Trust has planned to organise a Sai Baba Sammelan in Panjim followed by those at Lucknow and Kolkata by sending the Padukas to these places.

“We expect nearly 1 lakh people from Goa as well as neighbouring States to visit the Paduka Darshan Sohala,” he added.

Further, Counto said that the traditional Sai aartis including Kakad aarti, Sanj aarti and Shej aarti would be performed on February 22, besides making available mahaprasad (holy meal) and laddoos from Shirdi to the visiting devotees.

Seating arrangements for senior citizens, volunteers to accompany the visiting physically challenged persons, drinking water facility, security, etc would be provided by the committee, he said.

The Sai Bhajans would also be sung by well-known groups at the venue, he informed, appealing to the local bhajan troupes to join the celebrations and contact the committee, if interested in presenting Sai Bhajans.

Counto said that the teachings of Shri Sai Baba are very much relevant in today’s times and go well with the secular nature of Goa.

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