| 5.00 AM
|| Main doors of
Samadhi temple open.
Aarti (Morning Aarti)
|| Mangal Snan
| 7.00 AM
|| Pandharpur Aarti
| 7.10 AM
|| Darshan begins
7.10 AM – 11.45 AM
Aarti (Mid-day Aarti)
| 12.30 PM
|| Darshan begins
12.30 PM – Sun set time (6.00 / 6.30 PM)
| 6.00/ 6.30
Aarti (Sunset time)
Around 6.45 PM till 9.30 PM
| 10.00 PM
Aarti (Night Aarti)
| 10.20 PM
|| Temple Closes.
Samadhi Mandir is opened at 5.00 AM as “Utha
utha Sakala Jana” a melodious prayer is played on audio cassette.
Exactly at 5.15AM Kakad arati begins as a request to Lord
Sai to wake up and give His merciful glances to His devotees.
After the Kakad Aarati, the Samadhi and
the Idol of Shri Sai is offered Mangal Snan (Holy bath) with
milk, curd, honey, sugar, ghee and warm perfumed water. After this
Baba is offered Shodashopachar pooja (complete formal worship
prescribed in Hindu scriptures).
Offerings and presentations to Baba are accepted
from 7.00 AM till before night aarti (i.e. at 10 PM) except during
Aartis. Offerings like flowers, garlands, coconut, sweets and other
related materials can be purchased from the nearby shops in and
around temple complex.
Programme for mass Abhishek starts at 8.00
AM. In case of unmanageable crowds this programme is not performed.
Between 12 and 12.30 PM Noon arati is performed.
In the evening at sunset ‘Dhoop
Aarti’ is performed, the time changes according to inclination
of Sun through different seasons. After the aarti devotees
perform programme of devotional music. Permission to present such
performance has to be obtained from the Temple-in-charge at the
office of the Trust.
At 10PM ‘Shej Arati’
is offered. As Shri Sai Baba retires for the day. A mosquito net
is put over the idol of Shri Sai. A jug of water is also kept on
the dais of Samadhi. Every Thursday and on special days Shri
Sai Baba’s padukas (sacred foot wear)
are kept in palanquin along with
his portrait, a regal procession is taken from Samadhi Mandir to
DwarkaMai and Chawri.