Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Timings:
All days: 5.00 AM to 1.00 PM, 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Thursday: 5.30 AM to 2.00 PM, 4.00 PM to 10.50 PM
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Daily Pooja Schedule:
5:00 AM Temple Opens
5:15 AM Kakad (Morning) Aarti
7.45 AM Morning Abhishekam
11.00 AM Bhajans ( Thursday & Sunday)
12.00 PM Afternoon Abhishekam and Mangala aarti
12.30 PM Madyan (Afternoon) Aarti
1.00 PM Temple Closed
4.00 PM Temple Opens
6.15 PM After Sunset Dhoop (Evening) Aarti
6.45 PM Bhajans ( Thursday & Sunday)
7.30 PM Thiru Vilakku Poojai (Friday)
8.30 PM Seja (Night) Aarti
9.00 PM Temple Closed for day
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Thursday Evening Pooja Schedule:
6.15 PM * After Sunset Dhoop (Evening) Aarti
7.00 PM Bhajans
7.30 PM Maha Abhishekam
7.20 PM Golden Chariot Procession
8.30 PM Maha Mangala Aarti
10.10 PM Seja (Night) Aarti
10.50 PM Temple Closed for the day
About Sri Naga Sai Mandir Trust:
The parna-sala in which the picture of Baba was originally installed in 1942 is now a mandap with a concrete roofed prakaram with marble floorings. The marble statue of the deity, Sri Sai Baba was installed by Sri Sathya Sai Baba on the 26th day of February 1961. This was the first occasion on which Sathya Sai Baba was installing for daily worship an idol of Shirdi Sai Baba. The popularity of Sri Naga Sai began to spread far and wide and thousands began to visit the holy shrine.
A managing committee was first formed an the 3rd of October 1943 with Sri Narasimha swamiji as president and Cm. C. Varadarajah Ayyah as secretary. Later on 15th August 1944, this committee was dissolved and a public trust was formed consisting of 15 Trustees. C.Varadarajah Ayyah was the founder secretary of the public Trust till he passed away on 16th January 1966.
Sri Naga Sai Trust consists of
Holy Shrine of Sai Baba
Sai Baba Vidyalayam Middle School
Sai Deep Kalyana Mandapam
Free Homeopathy Clinic
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Golden Chariot:
Sri Naga Sai Trust is the only Holy Shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba to have a Golden Chariot ( Thanga Ther ) with a Golden Idol of Sai Baba in the world and was dedicated to Baba on the 6th of June’2007. The Chariot comes around the prakaram once in a week on Thursdays at 7.00 PM.
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Thiru Vilakku Pooja:
Thiru Vilakku poojai performed every Friday after evening aarthi.
The pooja, Vilakku pooja (Lamp-worship) is familiar among women throughout Tamil society and is usually done in groups. This group worship occur in hundreds of villages and cities in Tamil Nadu. Groups of women, often 108, or 1008, or even up to 10008 Thiruvilakkus at a time, gather at temples to conduct simultaneous worship to their holy lamps.
‘Thiru-vilakku’ or ‘Kuthu-vilakku’ is an artistically crafted lamp (Deepa, in Sanskrit), which has a place in the shrines in South Indian homes. It is the symbol of Mahalakshmi, the deity of Fortune and Prosperity. Thiruvilakku Pooja aims at collectively worshipping Mahalakshmi by a large number of women at a time. This is said to bring prosperity to the home and peace to the world. It is mainly done for the well-being of the woman’s family; it brings all auspicious things to each and every member. Sai Mahalakshmi comes to anyone’s house the moment they light the lamp and will grant every single desire of their heart!
Advent of ‘Sri Naga Sai’:
In the year 1939, Sn. H.H.B.V. Narasimha Swamji along with sri A.V. K. Chain and Sri. H. Varadaraja Ayyah and his brother Sri. C.V. Rajan started the Sai movement in Coimbatore and the first institution of Sri Sai Baba in Tamilnadu (erstwhile madras province) was established in Coimbatore. The Institution was named as Sri Sai Baba was put up for darshan of the Devotees. Swamji entrusted the centre to care of Sri. A.V. K. Chain hate in the year 1942, the late Sn. C. Varadaraja Ayyah donated about one acre of land at Mettupalayam Road and Thatched Shed was evicted at the donated land to house the Sri Sai Baba Mission which was later named as Sri Sai Baba Madam in those days and the place was opened for worship to one and all at all times irrespective of class, creed, caste or religion. The Sai Baba Madam was the metting ground of Sai Devotees in and around the Coimbatore City. Sai Bajans were held regularly on Sunday & Thursday.
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Dhuni:
The Sacred Dhuni flame has been brought from Bangalore Mandir which got the orginal Dhuni flame from shirdi.
The udi from the dhuni is given as prasadam to all the devotees. this udi has the power to cure all diseases.
From the earliest days, Baba would give udi – holy ash from the dhuni – to his visitors. The healing power of Baba’s udi is well documented and there are numerous cases of people being healed of pain or sickness by taking Baba’s udi both before and since his mahasamadhi.
Baba would sometimes apply udi to his devotees when they arrived, or when they were taking leave of him, and he often gave out handfuls which he scooped up from the dhuni. The Sri Sai Satcharitra tells us that “when Baba was in a good mood” he sometimes used to sing about udi “in a tuneful voice and with great joy”: “Sri Ram has come, Oh he has come during his wanderings and he has brought bags full of udi.” Udi is still collected from the fire for distribution. Since this is a continuation of Baba’s own practice, and the udi comes from the very fire that Baba himself lit and tended, it is considered extremely sacred. Today a small tray of udi is kept for visitors near the steps.
For devotees of Sai Baba there is an emotional attachment to udi as a tangible form of Baba’s blessings, a vehicle for Baba’s grace and a link to Baba himself. People usually put it on the forehead and/or in the mouth. Sri Babuji also gives Baba’s udi as a symbol of Baba’s blessing.
When a Westerner unfamiliar with the custom once asked him why he did this, Sri Babuji replied that because the udi is from the fire that was lit and touched by Baba, the ashes are a connection to Baba and to his touch – and thus no ordinary ash. Putting the udi on the forehead, says Sri Babuji, “always gives me the experience of the touch of my Beloved and the udi is a symbol of his grace.
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Festivals:
Sri Ramnavami 9 Days of Celebration
Guru Purnima Day Celebration
Sri Naga Sai Darshan Day Celebration on 7th of January
Vijayadashami/ Mahasamadhi Day 10 days of Celebration
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Facilities:
Free Parking for Pilgrims
Baby Care Available near to temple
Wheel Chairs for physically disabled and the senior citizens
Annadanam offered to devotees considering nutritional value everyday after Naivedyam.
Multi specialty hospital with all amenities available within shortest radius of temple.
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Service:
The trust serves food to the poor and devotees on all days at 12.30pm, 6.30pm and at nights on Thursdays and Sundays. Thousands of devotees throng the shrine on all Thursday from dawn till dusk. The trust also serves midday meals to all the students of its Sri Baba Vidyalayam middle School on Thursdays and Fridays.
Sri Baba Vidyalayam Middle School:
Sri Naga Sai trust gave priority to the education of poor children in and around the holy shrine and started a school on the 18th of august 1947. Today it is catering to the educational needs of 1009 poor students of whom 526 are boys and 483 are girls. The strength of the teaching staff is 26. The president of the school is Mr. S.Balasubrmanian.
Sai Deep Kalyana Mandapam:
A full fledged Kalyana Mandapam cum Community Hall was constructed and opened in 1982.
Free Homeopathy dispensary:
Its was build and donated to the trust by the Late President Sri.B.Kanniah Prasad in 1993 to mark the Golden Jubilee Year. Free medical homeopathy treatment is given to all people.
Looking back of the well planned growth of the Sri Naga Sai Trust, like a Banyan Tree, now stands as a main pilgrimage centre in the Industrial City of Coimbatore. It attracts the vast majority of the people from all over the world irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
Shirdi Sai Baba came into this world to show us a way of perfect life and the attainment of bliss by leading a selfless, devoted life with service to all fellow beings as a Motto. It is in this stinct of humanity and devotion, the Naga Sai Trust moves on to its PLATINUM JUBILEE.
How to Reach Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir:
It is situated in Mettupalayam Road which is in front of sai baba colony, 3kms from Gandhipuram bus stand and 5kms. From coimbatore railway station and 1/2 a Km from Mettupalayam Bus stand . it is 494 Kms from chennai and 443 kms from Bangalore. Coimbatore city is well connected by road , rail and air with all this cities in india there is also an international airport terminus.
The Trust is purely managed with the donations received from the Sai Devotees all over the world and donations may be sent directly to the address.
Coimbatore Sri Naga Sai Mandir Address:
NO.1262 , Mettupalayam Road,
Coimbatore – 641043,
Tamilnadu – India,
Phone : +91- 422 – 2440688 & 4385980,
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