Akhanda Deepa

    For Shirdi Saibaba Blessings: The temple provides a unique facility to the devotees to light a "diya"in this temple. On behalf of the devotees the temple management provides with oil, brass diya's and a priest to look after it. It is a strenuous task to keep a watch over it so that the diya does not get extinguished.

    The devotees light "Diya" in this temple as a thanksgiving to Baba when some of their work, desires are fulfilled. They also light "Diya" when they need a job, a child or in dire necessity of something or in a calamity they wish for . The biggest surprise was when Berhampur (The temple location) was hit by a super cyclone Phailin with wind speed crossing 280 kmph, it devasted everything but none of the diyas in the temple was extinguished. Next day some of the devotees came to the temple to see if their 'diyas' are still lit and were surprised to see the Diyas were burning without a single one being extinguished.

    Baba, when he was living in Shirdi would go from shop to shop and borrow oil from the shopkeepers and light the 'diyas'. The idea behind the lighting the 'diyas' is to protect us from illness, omens and all kinds of calamities.

    The devotee has to give his full name, email address, mobile number, postal address, reason for lighting the diya, full name of the person for whom the Diya is being lit, "gotra", date and time of birth, before lighting the diya to be emailed to donation@shirdisaibmp.com. Duration of lighting the 'Diya' totally rests on the devotees wishes.

    The present charges are:

    (Available only for Devotees visiting the temple in person and paid at the temple office)

    For 1 day (Generally on Thursdays - Baba's Day) = Rs. 81/-

    For 7 days in a row = Rs. 501/-

    For 15 days in a row = Rs. 1,001/-

    For 1 month in a row = Rs. 1,901/-

    For 1 year in a row = Rs. 22,001/-

    (Available for Devotees paying online or through other modes of payment. Please click here to check the payment modes)

    Minimum 10 days i.e. 10 Thursdays = Rs.801/- or $ 15.00

    For 15 days in a row = Rs.1,101/- or $ 20.00*

    For 1 month in a row = Rs. 2,001/- or $ 39.00*

    For 1 year in a row = Rs. 25,001/- or $ 451.00**

    *      Photograph of the Diya with details will be emailed.

    **     Prasad will be couriered to the devotee, and photograph will be couriered.