Edmonton (ATB): Surender Saxena of Saxena Bandhu fame enthralled Edmontonians at Sai Sandhya jointly organized by Press Council of Edmonton, Multivision Association of Alberta (MAA) and Shri Sadguru Sai Baba Mandir of Edmonton Society.
Surender Saxena is one of the pioneer and pillar of Shirdi Sai Bhajan Singing. Baba has gifted him a melodious voice. His Bhajans has the essence of spiritualism and presence of Baba.
Sai Baba of Shirdi, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint, a fakir, a satguru and an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Shiva and Dattatreya. He is revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees during, as well as after his lifetime. Saibaba is now revered as incarnation of Sri Dattatreya, and considered as Saguna Brahma. He is attributed to be the creator, sustainer and destroyer of this universe by his devotees. He is decorated with jewels and all forms of Hindu Vedic deities as he is supreme God.
According to accounts from his life, he preached the importance of realization of the self, and criticized love towards perishable things. His teachings concentrate on a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to the God and guru. He stressed the importance of surrender to the true Satguru, who, having trod the path to divine consciousness, will lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual training.
Sai Baba also condemned distinction based on religion or caste. It remains unclear if he was a Muslim or a Hindu. This, however, was of no consequence to Sai Baba.His teaching combined elements of Hinduism and Islam: he gave the Hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque in which he lived,practiced both Hindu and Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and took Samadhi in Shirdi. One of his well-known epigrams, Allah Malik (God is King) and Sabka Malik Ek (Everyone’s Master is One), is associated with both Hinduism and Islam. He is also known to have said Look to me, and I shall look to you.
Mrs. Anita Mittal, Mr Chander Mittal and Sardar Upinder Matharu also performed and demonstrated their awesome skills.
“MAA always look forward to any given opportunity which serve humanity from all walks of life” stated Yash Sharma, President.
“We will be delighted to collaborate with MAA and Press Council of Edmonton for more community events which help to promote universal brotherhood” assured Prabhat Chaturvedi, Chairman of Shri Sadguru Sai Baba Mandir of Edmonton Society.
All thanked Ashok Gangwani, the driving force behind this most successful event.