Shirdi Sai Baba who attained Mahasamadhi on October 15, 1918) is worshipped today throughout the world as an Avatar (incarnation of God) or as Sadguru. He preached the unity of religion and performed many miracles. He would chant Vedas in a mosque and recite Quran in a temple. He made a decrepit mosque his preferred dwelling place and called it Dwaraka Mai. In Skanda Purana, Dwaraka is defined as a place open to people of all castes. In the Darbar of Shirdi Baba there is no discrimination based on relegion, gender, caste or creed. Even today, all over world, people pray to him when there are afflicted by sufferings. Sai Baba lived in small village called Shirdi, which is today a very important pilgrimage place.


Sri Sai Darshan Trust is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Gurumai Shanthamma. The main objective of the trust is to spread Sri Shirdi Sai Baba's message of love towards all beings and service to humanity, thereby fostering spiritual growth and love for God. Multifarious service activities are being undertaken by the trust, like organizing health camps, providing clothing to poor children, extending Pranic Healing Treatment, giving donations for Eye Operations, guiding in Chakra Meditation and so on. The ashram houses a Prayer Hall dedicated to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba.

The ashram has been constructed through generous donations. Even the land was donated by a devotee. Shirdi Sai Baba used to feed the poor with his own hands and never turned away from charity to any being. The trust was formed as an organization for people regardless of caste, creed, or religion to keep up these noble views of selfless service and love towards humanity.

For the residents of the ashram, full accommodation is provided, which includes food, clothing, and all personal needs, apart from free boarding.

The approach to God is made easy, with barest rituals. His teachings - explicit and implicit are simple, viz. 'engage in service, be charitable, chant the Almighty's name and meditate on the Supreme Being'. Shirdi Sai Baba is associated with Leelas or miracles, just as both Lord Krishna and Jesus Christ were. Shirdi Baba performed miracles not only during his lifetime but is doing so even after His Maha Samadhi in 1918. Shirdi Sai Baba gives you what you want so that you may ask Him for what He had come to give you (which is liberation from the cycle of birth and death). Most of the devotees experience a personal relationship with Him.