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Sri Shirdi Sai Mandir. Saibaba Temple Street, Gowrivakkam, Chennai.

Aum Sai Ram.

Tuesday, 26th December 2017.

I am Happy to Visit Sri Sai Baba Temple at Gowrivakkam, on Velachery Tambaram Road, Chennai for Afternoon Madhyan Aarti, Puja & Darshan.

Gowrivakkam is on the Velachery - Tambaram Main Road & is in the Sembakkam Panchayat Limit. It is at a Distance of around 8kms from Tambaram & 14kms from Velachery.

This temple is around 100mtrs from the Main Road & Sai Baba's Arch can been seen towards the right of the of the road when travelling from Tambaram towards Velachery.

I'm Happy to visit this Temple now after 2011. The last time I visited this Temple was on 22nd September 2011 as Part of a Baba Temple Pilgrilage Visit to Write Articles on Sai Baba Temples.

After Visiting Madambakkam Sri Denupureeshwarar & Sri Chakram Siddhar Matham. Though I had Darshan at Sai Baba Sanctum at Satya Sai Seva Samithi in Madambakkam, I was Still Missing Baba's Darshan & Aarthi. I was still having the craving to have Baba's Aarthi Darshan.

I Took a Small Detour & I stopped at Gowrivakkam on Velachery Tambaram Road. I Reached Sai Baba Temple by 12Noon& Had Sai Baba's Darshan.

After the Darshan, Baba's Madhyan Aarthi Commenced by 12:10pm & I was Able to Attend the Full Aarthi.

One Good thing is that we are Allowed to Touch Sai Baba's Statue in this Temple Sanctum.

I also met the Care Taker/Priest Mr. Shiva & Came to know that the Founder Sri Kulashekara Perumal attained Sadgathi in 2014 & he updated me on the New Developments in the Temple.

There used to be Daily Annadanam. Now I think it is Performed on Special Days Only.

I was able to refresh my Memory by seeing all the old Sanctum & Also seeing my Article online that I had posted in 2011.

In Today's Alankaram Baba is Wearing A Maroon Colour Dress with Yellow Shawl & Orange Head Scarf. A number of Garlands has been put on Baba Today.

I'm now sharing few Snaps of the Statue of Sri Sai Baba that has been installed in this temple Premises.

Highlights of This Temple:

1. A 5.5ft Marble Statue of Sri Sai Baba has been installed in the temple premises & has been considered as Sai Ma (Goddess Sai). Sai Baba is Nicely decorated with gold Ornaments & Jewels & we can feel as if we are seeing a statue of goddess rather than Sri Sai Baba.

2. A Brass Statue of Sri Sai Baba of around 1.5ft has been installed to the right of the Marble Statue & is used as Utsav Murthy. Daily Abhishekam & Puja are performed to the Utsav Murthy & on Thursday's & Special Day's abhishek is performed to the Main Marble Statue of Sai Baba.

3. Ganeshji, Sai Baba's Dwarakamai along with Shiv Linga, Dhuni, Chavadi, Statues of Radhe Krishna, Statue of Narasimha Swamiji the founder of All India Sai Samaj Mylapore, Gurusthan, & Statue of Goddess Saraswathi has been installed in this temple.

4. Sri Kulashekara Perumal the Founder temple has been the main Inspiration in building the Complete temple here at Gowrivakkam.

Temple Address
Sri Shirdi Sai Mandir.
Shirdi Sri Sai Baba Trust
No 09, Saibaba Temple Street,
Chennai 600073

Direction to Temple
This temple is built in South Chennai at Medavakkam-Tambaram Main Road.

Contact Details
Sri Kulasekara Perumal - Founder

Temple Timings
Week Days:
06:00am - 12:20pm
05:30pm - 08:30pm
05:30am - 01:00pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

Aarti Timings
Kakad Aarti: 06:00am
Madhyan Aarti: 12:00pm
Dhoop Aarti: 6:00pm
Shej Aarti: 8:00pm/ Thursday: 9:00pm

Vigraha Prana Prathistha
27th Aug 2000

Kumbabishekam & Raja Gopuram Inauguration
08th June 2008.

Festivals Celebrated:
New Year
Sai Punnyathithi
Foundation Day/Pooja for kuthuvilakku
(lamp pooja done by ladies)-31st Jan every year

Sadguru's Divine Grace, Krupa Kataksha be Ever With You All.
Om Sai Ram.

Article & photo: Raghav N

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