“Sri Vedhapuri Sai Baba Temple”
He is the Guru of Kali Yuga, who gives all the gifts they need, heals the sick and gives food to the hungry and is a life guide for his devotees.
Lord Sri Shirdi Sai Baba is presently offering his devotees the name "Sri Vedhapuri Sai", based on the name of Lord Shiva, Sri Vedapureswarar, in the sacred earth of Vedhapuri (now called as Puducherry) where many holy Saints lived.History of the Temple:
Dr. S.V. Manikanthan is the founder of the temple had adopted Shirdi Sai Baba as his Guru and worshiped.He bought a place for his Guru in June 2018, thinking that he should do all the good deeds which Baba did during his lifetime and seek his blessings. On September 01 -09 -2019, Bhoomi Pooja was done and temple construction was started and Sponsored by Melange Academic Research Associates, Puducherry, India.
One of the wonders during the construction was, when the location of the deity was discussed, a Neem Tree was waving its branches as a sign of Baba’s decision to show the location. That place was identified as Baba’s instruction and Baba’s statue was placed there and the Neem Tree was kept beside him. This beautiful temple was constructed within a short span of 5 months.Temple Structure:
Sri Vedhapuri Sai Baba is the main deity of the temple. Sri Bala Ganabathy who is the first of all Ganapathy is present to the right side of Sai Baba and Sri Maha Lakshmi who is the ruler of wealth is present to the left side of Sai Baba by showering their blessings to the devotees.
The temple is facing to the east. Near the entrance, to the right side of Sai Baba is Dwarakamayi. The temple is surrounded by a very peaceful, beautiful natural environment full of Neem Trees and flowering plants.Maha Kumbhabhishekam:
Maha Kumbhabhishekam was performed on this auspicious year and day of Vigari, 7th February, 2020 (24th of Thai), Friday, sukla patsha thrayodhasi, punarpoosam star, Meena lagna between 9 AM to 10.30 AM for Sri Bala Ganabathy, Sri Maha Lakshmi, Sri Sai Baba on the gracious presence of the Founder Dr. S.V. Manikanthan, Puducherry Hon.CM Mr. Narayanaswamy, Hon.Minister Mr. Namasivayam and Sai Devotees.The Speciality of theTemple:
Sri Vedapuri Saibaba in our shrine is present in the form of Lord Shiva and hence one gets all the benefits of worshipping Lord Shiva in this temple. Anyone who is suffering from marital disobedience, family issues, mental disharmony, depression and incurable disease, once visits this temple of Sri Vedapuri Sainath and do sangalpam, Baba blesses their prayers with miracles.The Purpose of the Temple:
The true respect of a good disciple to his Guru is to follow all the good deeds and principles practiced by his Guru.As we are all the sincere devotees of Sai Baba, we follow the below activities in our temple.
- Provision of Food
- Helping the sick and praying to heal
- Helping the Disabled people
- Helping the Elderly
- Supporting the medical expenses
- Provide educational incentives
All these were done by Sai Baba during his lifetime and following the same is the due respect we offer to our Guru Shirdi Sai through this temple.This is the whole purpose of constructing this temple as well.Highlight of the Temple:
On Thursdays at our shrine, the one who prays to Baba with a Coconut during Aarthi and burn it in the fire of Dwarakamayi, is blessed by Baba by dissolving the problem as the coconut burns in the fire.Temple Timings:
6:30 AM to 10:30 AM
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursdays only vary
Our Sri Vedapuri Sai Baba Temple is located in Central Pattanur village, about one kilometer north of Gorimedu, on the Tindivanam Highway. No. 28, Thirumagal Street, Pattanur (Gorimedu, Travels Service Road) Vanur Taluk, Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu-605111. Tel: 91 9443745846.