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Whosoever puts their feet on Shirdi soil, their sufferings will come to an end.

The wretched and miserable will rise to joy and happiness as soon as they climb the steps of Dwarakamai.

I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body.

My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees.

I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb.

My mortal remains will speak from My tomb.

I am ever living to help and guide all who come to Me, who surrender to Me and who seek refuge in Me.

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There shall be no want in the house of My devotee.

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Wanted “Hindu Priest”:  Sri Saibaba Mandir, Columbus, Ohio

Advertisement Posting Date: August 9th, 2015;      

Sri Saibaba Temple Society of Ohio, USA invites applications for the position(s) of a Hindu Priest (smartha) for Sri Saibaba Mandir to perform daily poojas (rituals) at Sri Saibaba Mandir, and at the devotees’ homes as required. The following criteria will be considered as minimum qualifications for the employment of the priest for the Sri Saibaba Mandir, Columbus, Ohio. This position will be on contract basis only. Applications are only accepted through interested priest only, not from any agencies and consulting houses.

Sri Saibaba Temple Society is a Non-Profit Organization established in year 2000 towards the primary goal of building Sri Saibaba Mandir, Columbus Metro Area, Ohio, to promote the Sri Sainath’s teachings - universal message of love, truth, non-violence, righteousness, peace and service (Seva), and worship Sri Sainath and other Hindu deities. Sri Saibaba Mandir is located at Lewis Center, Ohio for worship services of Lord Sainath and other deities. 

Job Description: 
To perform  Hindu Vedic rituals and ceremonies, and other priestly duties at Sri Saibaba Mandir and the places where society asks to perform - such as at temples, Ashramas, devotee homes, business houses to meet community devotional and spiritual needs and also perform other assigned administrative work for the Society/Mandir. The job performance life style should comply with accepted Hindu customs and traditions.

Qualification & Experience Requirements: 
Qualified a Hindu priest  in performing Vaidika Panchadasa Karmaswith certification from a known university or Hindu Religious Organization or any Indian Government (including State Government), and well versed with Vedic rituals. Considerable weightage will be given to those priests who were trained and have an experience Smaartha  Agama tradition. Priest candidates should be able to perform all Hindu rituals including srardha karmas without any reservation. 

1. Shall have unconditional faith on Lord Sri Sai Baba and His teachings. Able to respect non-Hindu customs and traditions. 

2. Certification in Agama Pravesa and Archaka Pravesa by any Indian Government agencies or any famous Hindu  (India) Religious Organizations is highly preferred. Jyothisya, Alankara Sastra certification and experience is required. 

3. Served as resident or consulting priest in Hindu Temples either in India, US or abroad for at least three years, and worked in Sri Saibaba Temples and/or well versed with Sri Sai Baba (Shirdi)’s daily worship rituals (Aratis and Sri Sai Sathya Vratams, etc) is a plus. 

4. Shall be able to independently conduct daily and festival activities in Hindu temples’, and Hindu family houses. Applicant age shall be no less than 16 years of age. This job requires person in good health conditions to chant and perform pooja independently 4 to 6 hours in one pooja session; having ability to lift weights up to 30 pounds (carry utsava moorthies etc), be able to manage busy schedules, having positive attitude, aptitude and maturity to deal with temple customers and management of all age groups and all walks of life with different cultural backgrounds. 

5. Knowledge in Sanskrit Language and be able to teach meaning of the slokas to devotees desired. Able to teach slokas to devotees, including children. This position is mainly to provide priest services (devalaya archaka) at Sri Saibaba Mandir and their devotee homes- not a pandit. 

6. Broader understanding of traditional Hindu rituals and festivals various regions of India is required. Understanding of Sanatana Dharma – Vedas and Upanishads, Itihasas, Puranas, Srimad Bhagavatgita – is must to have qualification. 

7. Able to lead Bhajans, chant Stotras (beyond panchadasa karma hymns), and group spiritual activities (including Yoga-Aasanas, Surya Namaskarams, etc), and play musical instruments (such as Tabla, Harmonium, Mrudangam etc) is desirable 

8. Experience in organizing major festivals celebrations (homas, vratams, pratisthas, spiritual lectures, satsangs) would be considered as added qualification 

9. Communication with devotees in spoken English & Hindi, apart from their native Language is certainly a plus.  Easy communication with community in Telugu/Kannada/Tamil/Malayalam/Marathi is highly preferred. Able to drive car with license is highly preferred. 

10. Inspiring cross section of community in spiritual activities, and work amicably with Mandir/Society management.  Knowledge in Computer usage for clerical and Data Processing is desirable. 

Other: Able to Relocate to Columbus, Ohio, USA area with own cost immediately upon offering employment with valid VISA(No Relocation Expenses assumed). Married applicants would be able to live by themselves during probation period. No US immigration processing for family members shall be assumed during this probation period. Candidates having valid R1-visa (expiration not within 1 year at least) and US Green card are encouraged to apply.

Work Contract: Probation for a period of six months. Willingness to enter into Service Contract (with or without bond); Contract extension is possible upon successful probation period of 6 months.

Recommendations: At least two letters of recommendation are required– one from Sanskrit/Vedic scholars and the other from the temple management with contact address and phone Numbers.

Applications shall to be received by August 16th 2015:  

All Applications with relevant information (resume/Bio-Data, certificates and recommendation letters) should be sent in an email to . For additional information of the Mandir activities, please visit . Phone enquiries to Sri Saibaba Mandir are highly discouraged. 

Selection Process:

Multiple interviews phone and/or with subject matter experts, and/or personal will be conducted as part of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) will be offered with non-negotiable salary benefit package and required enter the contract and/or bond agreement with Sri Saibaba Temple Society of Ohio.

If you need more information please send email to  with subject as “Priest Advertisement Saibaba Mandir, Columbus, Ohio”.

Note: Sri Saibaba Temple Society reserves the right to make modifications to this advertisement as necessary. – Updated August 9th, 2015

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About Saibaba

Shri Sai Baba is revered as one of the greatest saints ever seen in India, endowed with unprecedented powers, and is worshipped as a God incarnate. (SAI meaning Sakshaat Ishwar) - GOD THE ABSOLUTE

This mysterious Fakir first made HIS appearance in Shirdi as a youth and remained there throughout His long life. HE transformed the lives of those who met Him and continuously is doing so even after His Samadhi in 1918 for those whose hearts are touched by His love and who pray and call Him at any emergency in life for HIS blessings.

Baba stated that His mission is to “give blessings” without discrimination to all, and He proves it in myriad ways by healing the sick, saving lives, protecting the vulnerable, averting accidents, granting offspring, facilitating financial gain, bringing people into harmony within themselves and with each other and, above all, in effecting the spiritual evolution and transformation of those who came to him as the last resort. Read More

Saibaba's Origins

Origins and First Appearance
Nobody knew the parents, birth or birthplace of Sai Baba. Many inquiries were made, many questions were put to Baba and others regarding these details, but no convincing answer or information has yet been obtained. Practically we know nothing about these matters. When asked about HIS relatives and other details HE gave only one answer: 'From very long.'

Note: These words uttered by SAI BABA have been actually heard by the daughter-in-law of Mrs Bayaja Patal. She was a witness to the dialogue between Mrs Bayaja Patal and BABA who came for Bhiksha at Mrs Bayaja's place. Read More

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Mandir Bhajan Schedule

Devotional bhajans are conducted on every Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Those who show interest in leading bhajans are requested to arrive by 07:15 PM, and register singer's name at the front desk (Bhajan Coordinator).

Devotees can sponsor bhajans with suggested donation of $58. If you would like to sponsor any weekly Bhajan please fill the details below and submit. The amount can be paid by making checks payable to " Sri Saibaba Temple Society of Ohio".

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