Shree Saibaba Sansthan Trust To Patent Sai Baba’s Samadhi

The Shree Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has decided to Patent the Samadhi of Shree Saibaba after the incraese in number of visitors to Pratishirdi temple in Shirgaon, where a replica of  the original Samadhi of Baba at Shirdi has been built and named as Pratisamadhi. The inner looks of the Pratishirdi temple is also equivalent to that in Shirdi.

The Saibaba Sansthan Trust of Shirdi is unhappy with the Shirgaon replica of the samadhi. It has threatened the Shirgaon trust with legal action and has asked them to remove the pratisamadhi.Shirgaon is gradually gaining ground as a Sai Baba temple. Hundreds of devotees now flock to pray at the pratisamadhi. In fact, Shirgaon’s popularity on account of the replica, led to the name Pratishirdi, or the replica of Shirdi.

Jayant Sasane, the chairman of the Shree Saibaba Sansthan Trust, told Pune Mirror that the trust had had a meeting recently, in which it decided to take action against Shirgaon’s pratisamadhi. Sasane said that Sai Baba is internationally acclaimed and there are temples in Toronto, Sydney, California and London. However, in all these temples there are statues of Sai Baba but no samadhi. “We are not against statues, but how can they make a samadhi? A samadhi cannot exist in different places. We have spoken to the legal department of the state government about the action that can be taken against the pratisamadhi. We have also talked to some few law firms, as we wish to patent all Sai Baba merchandise in order to retain its authenticity,” he added.

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