The idol of Sai Baba is covered with flowers as it is taken in a palanquin for the annual celebration of the Sai Baba temple in Vakola, Mumbai.
Shirdi Sai Baba was an Indian guru, yogi and fakir who is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint.
The name 'Sai Baba' is a combination of Persian and Indian origin; Sāī (Sa'ih) is the Persian term for "well learned" or "knowledgeable", usually attributed to Islamic ascetics, whereas Baba (honorific) is a word meaning "father; grandfather; old man; sir" used in Indo-Aryan languages. The appellative thus refers to Sai Baba as being a "holy father" or "saintly father"
Sai Baba taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, devotion to God and Guru. His teachings combined elements of Hinduism and Islam and tried to achieve communal harmony between these religions.
Sai Baba remains a very popular saint and is worshipped by people around the world.
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There is a strong wave of the ‘Go Green’ movement that is spreading in Mumbai. When the Road Traffic authorities and the motorists are tearing their hair at the road boggling increase of cars, there is a quiet movement of ‘back to cycling’ that is taking root. And popularising it is an organisation in the suburbs called ‘Mahakali Cyclists Association’.
On 11th April morning was the inaugural run or cycle of their 1st ‘Mini Cyclothon’ in the verdant Aarey Milk Colony in Goregaon. There were 85 participants from ages 9 to 70! All of them were there to assert their commitment for a better, greener tomorrow. And yes, there were the pedal hard cyclists too, who were rewarded for their prowess, with medals.
Volunteers from the ‘Art of Living’ foundation under the aegis of Sri Sri RaviShankar had set up a ‘Watering Station’ for the participants, where they gave away water and bananas to all the riders to help them on their way to finish riding the distance of 25kms.
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