Shri Das Ganu Maharaj played a crucial role in spreading the Sai movement in Maharashtra. He traveled to small towns and villages, singing songs about revered saints like Tukaram and Gnanadev while carrying a painting of our beloved Shirdi Sai Baba. In this blog post, we explore the history of Shri Sai Nath Stavan Manjari and the special connection between its author, Shri Das Ganu Maharaj, and Sai Baba.
Preserving a Living Legacy
Many of the books we have today about Sai Baba were written during His time, with His permission. They provide valuable insights into Sai Baba’s teachings and life. By reading and reciting these sacred texts with love and devotion, we can deepen our connection with Sai Baba, as He intended.
The Birth of Stavan Manjari
Legend has it that 36 days before Baba’s passing, Das Ganu Maharaj wrote a book called ‘Stavan Manjari.’ In this book, he said that those who read it every day with faith and devotion would have their wishes fulfilled by Shirdi Sai Baba.
Blessings Enclosed in Phalasruthi
After completing the Stavan Manjari, Das Ganu Maharaj read it to Baba. In the book, he included a section called phalasruthi, which described the blessings that awaited those who read it. It promised solutions to problems, prosperity for the poor, and the gift of children for those seeking parenthood.
Sai Baba’s Approval
When Baba heard Das Ganu Maharaj’s words, He agreed by nodding His head and confirming that the promised blessings would come true. Baba’s approval showed that the Stavan Manjari held immense power and that its promises were genuine.
A Book for Everyone
One wonderful thing about the Stavan Manjari is that anyone can read it at any time. There are no strict rules or specific timings. All that matters is approaching it with unwavering faith and devotion. This inclusivity allows people from all walks of life to connect with the divine presence of Shirdi Sai Baba through the Stavan Manjari.
The history of Shri Sai Nath Stavan Manjari is intertwined with the devotion of Shri Das Ganu Maharaj. His love for Sai Baba inspired him to write this collection of hymns. By reading and reciting the Stavan Manjari with wholehearted devotion, we can experience the transformative power of Sai Baba’s grace. Let us immerse ourselves in the sacred verses and deepen our connection with Shirdi Sai Baba, embracing the essence of love, compassion, and spiritual awakening. This hymn should be read every day as stated in the book itself, if not every day then one can read it on Thursdays and Ekadashi day.
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