Whosoever puts their feet on Shirdi soil, their sufferings will come to an end.                                     The wretched and miserable will rise to joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of the mosque.                                     I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.                                     My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.                                     I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.                                     I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.                                     If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it.                                     If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once.                                     There shall be no want in the house of my devotee.                                 

Shirdi Sai Mandir 11th Anniversary – Fundraising Appeal

SaiRam Dear Devotees,
This year Guru Poornima is falling on Friday, 23rd July 2021. It marks the 11th Anniversary of starting Baba’s journey in Albany. The 1st aarti was held by a few devotees on Guru Poornima day in 2010. After that devotees met every Thursday and did Bhajan’s for about 5 years. With Baba’s grace the current location was rented in 2015 and Baba’s Prana Prathistapana was done and in 2018 again with Baba’s divine blessings this place was purchased.
In these11 years the temple is run holding on to Baba’s message of FAITH and PATIENCE. Tears of joy and appreciation have rolled down devotee’s eyes on experiencing the volunteer’s self-less services to Baba. In this mandir, volunteers are the pillars and devotees are the golden kalasha.
Baba never kept anything for himself, He distributed everything he got. This temple by design or by divine destiny simply follows the very same principle, even when it has very limited resources, giving the best service to devotees that it can in the mandir and outside. Going by the motto “For it is in giving that we receive.”
Our Baba mandir is a small one, solely dependent on your generous donations to keep this going, we have an outstanding mortgage of $547,042 along with the regular maintenance. As you can see below in 2020, we paid about $30,000 in interest only.

Our primary goal is to clear this mortgage as early as we can. It also takes about $130,000- $150,000 per year to run the mandir. We also need to renovate the front space. As you can see the need is more and we understand it will take time to meet all these needs, but we know with Baba’s grace and your generosity we will get there.
We appeal to all devotees if you have ever prayed at this Baba Mandir, found peace and tranquility being in Baba’s presence to consider supporting the temple. This year our goal is to rise at least $150,000 by the end of Dec 2021. Consider donating towards Building Fund which will be used to pay towards mortgage and renovating the building or General Donation which helps take care of temple’s regular maintenance.

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Make Cheques payable to
Shirdi Sai mandir Of Capital District or SSMCD
892 New Loudon Road,
Latham,NY 12110

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Donation Total: $100.00 One Time

We keep track of all your donations, and we email your yearend statement. We once again thank you for your generosity!!

For any further details, please feel free to email: info@ssmcd.org or contact temple front desk Ph: 518-313-7048

Om SaiRam

Blessed is Shri Sai Samartha who gives instructions in both temporal and spiritual matters to His devotees and makes them happy by enabling them to achieve the goal of their life, – Sai He who when places His hand on their heads transfers His powers to them and thus destroying the sense of differentiation, makes them attain the Unattainable Thing. – He who embraces the Bhaktas who prostrate themselves before Him with no sense of duality or difference. He becomes one with the Bhaktas as the sea with the rivers when they meet it in the rainy season and gives them His power and position. It follows from this that he who sings the Leelas of God’s Bhaktas is equally or more dear to Him than one who sangs the Leelas of God only.MandalaPooja

Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai!
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