Temple History

Formation of the Committee

In the year 1998, “Shri Shirdi Sai Kripa Sansthan, Baripada”  was constituted in the presence of Revered Guruji Sri Chandra Bhanu Satpathyji, Sri Suresh Panda and other SAI devotees. At that point of time, there was no SAIBABA temple in Baripada town. Every thursday evening, few devotees would gather in the house of Guruji to perform  Baba’s arti & thence render  bhajans .This gathering at Guruji`s home continued  for sometime till  the  year 2000. Initially,  Shri Shirdi Sai Kripa Sansthan, Baripada  had only few members but later on the strength increased to more than 60.

Bhoomi Puja

Sometimes in the year 2000,  during one of His visits to Baripada made after long efflux of time, Revered Guruji enquired from the Baripada devotees ,  ”What do you want?”  , to which everyone said that they wanted a temple . Guruji replied,”ok”. On Guruji`s subsequent visit to  Baripada, the bhoomi-puja ceremony of Shri Shirdi Sai Peeth temple was performed . You can view the Photo Gallery of Bhoomi Puja Ceremony by clicking Here

Shri Bijay K Sahu of Bhubaneswar has written about his experience of this Ceremony which has been published in the journal “Saibaba Darshan”. You can read the article by clicking Here.

After the bhoomi-puja function and until the inauguration of temple, the weekly bhajan sandhya of Baba was conducted at the temple premises in a temporary room instead of  Guruji’s house. The  temple  has been  built by SHRI SAI SEWA TRUST, Delhi. The temple is  patronised by Revered Gurujee Shree C B Satpathyjee and Shree Shailendra Seth is the Managing Trustee. Shree Shantanu Satpathy is the Secretary of the temple