We are thrilled to announce the momentous news that Sai Sarovar, originally written by the late Shri Maganlal Tapidas Jarmanwala, a renowned author and freedom fighter, has been translated into Hindi by Kaushi Patel (Sai Kalyani) from Nadiad and released. This monumental task was undertaken nearly five years ago, a fact we learned when Rekhaben visited us and graciously granted permission to translate the stories into English and publish it on one of the blogs of Sai Yug Network. Devotees can read these translated posts from Sai Sarovar on Shirdi Sai Baba Life Teachings and Stories blog.
The Hindi version of the book was officially launched on May 27th, 2023, in Shirdi. However, please note that the book is not directly available for purchase through any physical store or e-commerce platform. To acquire a copy, kindly get in touch with Rekhaben, whose contact details, email id, Sai Sarovar official website and facebook page are provided at the end of the post. Before we move further, below are the pictures clicked during the event and the presence of Sai Baba was strongly felt.
“Sai Sarovar” Book & Author Overview
The book “Shri Sai Sarovar” was written by late Shri Maganlal Tapidas Jarmanwala, a well-known author and freedom fighter. The purpose of the book was to spread the stories of Sai Baba, His love, grace, and the miraculous events that occurred in Shirdi while Sai Baba was lived in flesh and blood.
The first edition consisting of two parts of the book, totaling 1,500 pages, were initially distributed for free, but unfortunately, most of them reached non-devotees or those who were not serious about Sai Baba’s miracles. When demand came from genuine devotees, there were no copies left. This led to the establishment of rules that prevented free distribution, except to charitable trusts and temple libraries. Some devotees later donated funds, and the complete four-part book was published in July 1987.
Shri Maganlal Tapidas Jarmanwala, despite facing poverty and personal hardships, had a strong desire to become a writer from a young age. He actively participated in India’s freedom movement and was awarded a trophy by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for his patriotism. He wrote numerous books on spirituality and other subjects throughout his life.
“Shri Sai Sarovar” is considered the largest treatise on the life and teachings of Sai Baba in the Gujarati language. The book provides detailed accounts of Sai Baba’s life, including dates, times, and horoscopes for various events. The author conducted extensive research on Sai Baba’s biography and included incidents related to other saints, disciples, and devotees of Sai Baba. The book also features stories and biographies of other spiritual figures, such as Godavari Maa, Shri Rang Avadhut Maharaj, Sant Shri Girnariji, and many others.
The author obtained valuable information from various sources, including the diary titled “Shirdi Diary” (to be shared soon) written by Shri Ganesh Rao Krishna Rao Khaparde, which described daily activities in Shirdi during the early 1900s. He also received information from Shri Mahalsapati, Shri Balaji Pilaji Gurav, and the families of devotees like Shri. Madhavrao Deshpande, Shri. Dasganu Maharaj, and Shri. Nanasaheb Chandorkar. The book also includes accounts of women devotees, expressions of animals and insects, and stories of other saints and great souls.
The author’s children feel proud to be born to a patriot freedom fighter and spiritual writer like Shri Maganlal Tapidas Jarmanwala. The book “Shri Sai Sarovar” is a precious and divine gift to Sai devotees, created with the guidance and motivation provided by Sai Baba Himself. The author emphasizes that nothing in the book is added from his own imagination and that faith and patience in Sai Baba are the only prerequisites for its understanding.
The book received high praise and recognition, and the author was awarded the title of “Shri Sai Sahitya Ratna” at the Akhil Bharatiya Sai Bhakta Sammelan held in Jabalpur in 1990. The author’s meticulous research and detailed descriptions make “Shri Sai Sarovar” a unique composition among the books written on Sai Baba.
Hindi speaking devotees can contact the below numbers and avail this sacred book.