Place Category: Hindu Temples
North America Shirdhi Sai Temple Of Atlanta
The mandir not only promote the philosophy of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba. It also To conducts charitable activities such as medical aid, relief to people affected by natural calamities, organize shelters to the homeless, annadaana (feeding) to the destitute. To translate, print, publish or distribute books, periodicals and literatures to promote the goals and objectives of the organization.
Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi was a Yogi and a Guru who gave the world the keys of happniess – Shraddha (Faith) and Saburi (Patience). He never asked his followers to abandon their religion. His life exemplified Love & Forgiveness, Charity & Contentment, and Devotion to Guru & God. His teachings combined elements of Hinduism & Islam and tried to achieve communal harmony between the two religions.
He drew devotees from all over the country though he never traveled and never cared for fame. Over and over his devotees found he knew their innermost thoughts and details of their lives. He effected cures, conferred health, happiness, and prosperity, and made childless couples conceive. His real purpose though was to awaken in them a longing for the spiritual life. Thousands thought of him as a wonderful saint with miraculous powers but his innermost circle knew him to be in incarnation of God himself. Some said of Datta, others of Shiva, still others saw ecstatic visions of their own beloved Guru or chosen Ishta (personalized icon of God) while gazing at Him. He himself said only that he was the humble servant of God and pleased and furthered all who came in contact with him. Many books have been written about Shirdi Sai Baba but the Shri Sai Satcharita, the story of Sai Baba’s life and actions (quoted from below) was written in his own lifetime and is best known among Sai devotees. Just before leaving his body he told a disciple he would be reborn in a certain village 8 years hence and so it came to pass. (See section on Sathya Sai Baba.)
North America Shirdhi Sai Temple Of Atlanta mission is to promote the philosophy of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.
NASSTA is organized exclusively for furthering charitable, religious and educational causes.
To conduct charitable activities such as medical aid, relief to people affected by natural calamities, organize shelters to the homeless, annadaana (feeding) to the destitute. To translate, print, publish or distribute books, periodicals and literatures to promote the goals and objectives of the organization.
To sponsor or support religious, spiritual, cultural, educational or charitable activities or organizations in the United States or abroad.
The primary objective of NASSTA is to establish and sustain the Shirdi Sai Temple in Atlanta, GA and facilitate worship services similar to Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir in Shirdi, India.
The long term plans include development of its picturesque 13.2 acres in Suwanee, GA comprising Baba’s mandir, staff quarters , multi-purpose hall and meditation center for use of devotees.