Shirdi Sai Baba’s Birthday
Sai Baba of Shirdi (September 28, 1838–October 15, 1918), was an Indian guru, yogi, and fakir who is regarded by his devotees as a saint. Many devotees — including Hemadpant, who wrote the famous Shri Sai Satcharitra consider him as an incarnation of Lord Krishna while other devotees consider him as an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.
Sai Baba remains a very popular saint, especially in India, and is worshiped by people around the world. He had no love for perishable things and his sole concern was self-realization. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. He gave no distinction based on religion or caste. He gave the Hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque he lived in, practiced Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and was buried in Shirdi. One of his well known epigrams, “Sabka Malik Ek” (“One God governs all”), is associated with Islam and Sufism.He also said”Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered”. He always uttered “Allah Malik” (“God is King”).