Shirdi Sai Baba Chalisa
(Though called Chalisa , this prayer has more than one hundred verses. You can find it in Hindi script in
First let me salute with my head the feet of Sai,
And tell you how Sai came to Shirdi and al other news about him.
Who is his mother , who is his father , no one knew about this,
And who brought Sai up
, has become a great riddle.
Some people said he is from Ayodhya and that he is Lord Ramachandra,
other people tell that , he is
Hanuman , the son of wind god.
Some other people say that Sai is the auspicious God Ganesa ,
And some other people say that he is the
pretty boy of Gokula who was
son of Devaki.
Devotees of Lord Shiva worship Sai as Shiva ,
And some others say that he is
incarnation of Datta and worship him.
Think whatever you feel about him but Sai is truly God,
He is greatly merciful, the friend of
oppressed and how many people he has
This a news which happened several years back and I would tell you about it,
procession of tsome lucky
groom came to Shirdi.
Along with them came a boy who was very pretty,
And after coming there , he started living
there in the very city of Shirdi.
After several days with great fear he started begging for alms ,
And showed such divine play that in the world he became deathless.
As and when his age increased , his fame also increased,
greatness of Sai Baba was being
sung from home to home.
In different directions the name of Sai was being sung,
For the only job of Baba was saving the oppressed as well as sad people,
Any one who goes near Baba and said that, “I am poor”,
He will show his mercy on him and would untie the tie of sorrow of him.
If some one begs him for a boon and says, “ Baba give me a child,”
He would say “Om so be it “ and Sai would give him the boon.
When seeing the sorrow of the oppressed , Sai Baba would himself become sad,
For the mind of Baba is as broad as an ocean.
One devotee from south India came who was a very rich man,
lots of money in his
treasury but did not have children.
He started requesting Lord Sai , Baba , please take pity on me,
You only have to
bring near me the boat tossed by a storm.
Without the baby for my clan , darkness
has spread in my home,
Without that baby , the illusion of wealth is useless,
Today I have become a beggar and have
come to surrender to you.
Please give me a son , and I would be indebted to you for life ,
I do not have any other desire , and I have
faith only in you.
He did actions of humility and obedience , And fell on the floor at his feet,
And then Baba was greatly pleased
and consoled that devotee.
Alla would do you good and a son will be born at your home,
And he would shower his grace on you as well
as that child.
Till then no body has seen the other shore of mercy of Baba,
And he gave a gem like son to the south
Indian and made his family blessed.
If one prays to him with mind and body , his world will prosper,
There is no danger in truth and lies will always be defeated.
I am always his support , and would always be his slave,
I got a Lord like Sai , Is it any small achievement.
There was a time in my life , when I was not getting bread to eat,
Cloths were far away from my body , only the loin cloth was left.
Though there was a river in front of me, I was greatly thirsty,
During the bad times which fell on me , forest fire was raining on me.
In this world except the earth , there was no support to me,
And I became a beggar
in this world and was spending my time with great fear.
At that time I got a friend who was a great devotee of Sai,
Though he was free from problems, he was also one like me.
About seeing Baba personally both of us thought,
A nd became ready to see the god of mercy like Sai.
WE we nt to the holy city of Shirdhi and saw that God in his hermitage ,
And as soon as we saw the form of Sai , our life became greatly blessed.
As soon as we saw him all our sorrow vanished in thin air,
All our sorrows were gone and the end of problems arrived.
We got respect and honour as alms from Baba,
And the light of Sai , got reflected in our world.
Baba has given us the honour and respect in our day to day life,
And I have taken the payment for that and would live my life with joy.
The grace and sport of Sai, had such a great effect in my life,
It appeared as if in every drop of the world , he was completely filled up.
35.'Kashiram' Baba ka bhakt, iss Shirdi main rehta tha,
Maiy Sai ka Sai mera, veh duniya se kehta tha.
There was a devotee of Baba called Kashiram who was living in Shirdi,
He used to tell the world , I belong to
Say and Sai is definitely mine.
He used to make cloth himself and used to sell it in villages , towns and markets,
And always the string of his heart was filled with the music of Sai.
It was a dark night when in the cloth of darkness moon and stars were shining,
held the small packet tightly and in her hand was a sword.
He was returning back after seeling cloths with some money in hand,
And his fate that day was strange , for he
was coming alone .
In that great darkness stood very cruel and dishonest people ,
And he heard the sound, “Kill him, cut him”
, at that time.
By hitting him and robbing him on his vehicle ,
For the sake of reformimg them, he gave them all the money.
He was lying there for a lot of time , there itself in that state,
When some one helped him he regained his conscience .
Without his knowing his mouth was uttering the word “sai”,
And the echo of that was heard by Baba in Shirdi .
From his mind a voice rose and Baba was perturbed,
And it was like the entire thing was happening in his presence.
Like a mad man Baba started walking to and fro,
And he was tossing all those that came in his way.
At that time in front of the burning fire , by what Baba did,
All people were perturbed by the great dance that Baba did.
All people then understood that some devotee was in great danger ,
And all people were standing there like
pillar and were thrown in great
Baba is greatly worried today for his sake,
And he was taking his suffering as if it is
the end of that devotee.
At that time the fate showed one of its peculiarity ,
One cart carrying that fainted devotee came there.
Aaj na jane kyon reh-rehkar, ho jaata tha chanchal
Seeing his devotee in front of him the eyes of Sai got filled up ,
And though Baba’s mind was peaceful , courageous and as great as sea,
That day for a peculiar reason it became moved.
50.Aaj daya ki murti svayum tha bana hua
Today the god of mercy became a nurse ,
And for the sake of his devotee, he became a god to him.
In this great test to the devotee , Kashi Ram has succeeded,
being able to see him the town
people rose and came.
When and if any other devotee gets in to trouble ,
immediately went immediately to
This is not a story but the truth for several ages ,
When a devotee gets in to trouble , The god
himself goes there.
Sai was above all differences and was a priest of humanity,
To him Sikhs were asa
dear as Hindus and Muslims.
Baba completely broke down the difference between a temple and Masjid,
Ram and Rahim belonged to him , and so was
Krishna , Karim and Allah.
Every corner of the Masjid was filled by the sound of bells,
Hindus and Muslims met there and their mutual love grew day by day.
What a greatly wonderful thing he did , introduction was to a body.
And Baba filled sweetness in the bitterness of the neem.
58.Sabko sneha diya Sai ne, sabko auntul
For every one Sai gave love and loved all without difference ,
Whatever any one wanted anything, Baba gave them that thing.
To him who always chants the name of this friendly saint,
Even if he has mountain like sorrow, within no time will
go far far away.
60.Sai jaisa daata humne, aare nahi dekha
None of have seen a great giver like Sai,
Just be having a sight of him , all dangers would be driven far away.
Sai is in the body, sai in the mind keep on chanting Sai, sai ,
After discontinuing the consciousness of you
, start searching for realization of
When you leave out thinking about your welfare and think only about Baba,
And day and night searching only Baba,
Then dear Baba will become worried and would be forced to think about you only,
And Baba would be forced to fulfill each of
Do not Go from forest to forest like a mad man and search for Baba,
And only in in one place that is shirdi , you will get him.
He who gets Baba is one who lives in this blessed land,
When you get a beating eith in sorrow or in pleasure, only go on singing about good of Baba.
Whether you fall in the mountain of sorrow or fall due to lightning,
Please take the name of Sai , and you would
be in a happy frame.
Please hear the experience of this old man and you would be wonderstuck,
Hearing which people were astonished, even though they were greatly clever.
Once some false saint came to Shirdi,
And the innocent people of Shirdi were fooled.
He showed them medicinal roots and leaves and started giving a lecture,
“Oh audience please hear me, my house is Brindavan.”
I have a medicine whose power is magical,
For just by taking it , you would get
freedom from sorrow.
Suppose you want to get freedom from sorrow or sickness,
Then I have a humble request with every male and every female.
You please purchase it from me and follow its rules ,
it is a useless thing , its greatness
can never be described.
Those who do not have children , if they take my medicine .
They would immediately get gem like sons and also get whatever they ask.
Those who do not purchase the mredicine will repent for life ,
For people like me would rarely come to this place.
The world is the festival of two days, make up your mind quickly,
With this you would get a house and everything, and so please take it.
With increased anxiety lakhs of people fell in his trap,
And he was also extremely happy at the innocence of lakhs of people
One devotee of Baba ran to him to tell about this news,
And he raised his eye brows and felt that all wisdom has been forgotten.
He immediately gave orders to the devotee to immediately catch and bring him,
drive out the imposter from
the boundaries of Shirdi.
When I am there , how can the innocent people of Shirdi,
a debased one do such an
adventure do such trick.
Within no time I would sent such an imposter looter,
To the gates of great destruction , till he is alive.
On that magician , the cruel and unjust cheat,somewhat,
god of death is dancing on his
head, as Sai got very angry.
Within no time completely winding up his s how, that cheat ran fast.
Who was thinking in his mind that God is not there now.
It is truth that in this world you cant get a giver like Sai,
For SAibaba was the incarnation of God and he canot get in to any trouble.
Any one who wears the ornaments of love , good character and charity,
In this world and
goes in the path of
service to human beings,
He wins over the entire world , in the mind of the people ,
Whose one indifference , makes the entire world disarrayed.
When again and again the world is filled with sin,
For getting it destroyed , the incarnations take place.
After destroying the sins and injustice in the world,
Within no time he will drive away the bad people of this world.
The rain of the nectar of love starts raining in this world ,
People start hugging each other with other people .
Sai who was an incarnation like that after comimg in the land of death,
Sai kept the named the masjid in the Shirdi as Dwaraka,
And then mitigated the sufferings and sorrow, for which Sai had come.
Always Sai sat completely enthralled with Rama in his mind,
And Sai used to sit like that for all the twenty four hours.
Dried up , fresh , stale whatever may be the state of food,
To the Sai when it
is starved of love , it was all same.
When even very little is offered but with love and respect,
With very great interest Baba used to make it holy.
Once in a while to entertain his mind Baba used to go the garden,
And in his ebbing mind the nature used to make him lightning.
The multi coloured flowers used to wave slowly in the garden,
Used to fill up even
a rugged and dried up mind with love.
Even in that very sweet time , he destroyed sorrow , danger and accidents,
And Baba was always
surrounded by people who wanted to
tell him their problems.
Hearing his merciful story , the lotus like eyes used to get filled up,
And by giving
for every suffering peace
used to get filled up in his
WE do not know what power was there in his sacred ash,
By wearing it on the
forehead, all sorrows used to get destroyed.
That man is blessed if he is able to see Baba in person,
And that lotus flower is blessed if it is offered at his feet.
Perhaps without any fear the real Sai would meet you too,
Then a garden that has been dried for several years would again give up shoots today.
If I were tocatch the feet of Sai, I will never leave it all my life.
I would make Sai agree with me , even if Sai is angry with me.
Victory to Sri Ram.