Jai Sai Ram
It is very well known incident that Shirdi Sai Baba gave nine coins to Smt. Laxmibai before leaving his mortal body. Laxmibai was present with Baba, in his last few moments before taking His Maha Samadhi. Baba had put his hands inside the pocket of his Kafni and gave these 9 silver coins to Laxmi maa. Laxmibai had whole heartedly served Baba for 45 years. In fact when Baba had come to Shirdi for the first time, it was Laxmibai only who had fed him. These nine coins indicated nine types of devotion of him. Moreover Shirdi Sai Baba has emphasized nine types of Bhakti.
1. Shravan (hearing)
2. Kirtan (praying)
3. Smaran (remembering)
4. Padasevan (resorting to feet)
5. Archan (worship)
6. Namaskar (bowing)
7. Dasya (service)
8. Sakhyam (friendship)
9. Atma-Nivedana (surrender of the self).
All these types of Bhakti are included in the Nine Gems of Sai Bhakti, if practiced regularly would surely make you pass the Bhavsagar (ocean of life).World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation (UK) – WSSBO (UK) had invited Arun Gaikwad, the great grandson of Laxmi maa to bring the divine nine coins to London for darshan of our devotees in the UK. It was indeed a blessful and a beautiful darshan of Sai Baba and the divine nine coins.
On behalf of the Sai Mandir East Ham, we would like to convey our sincere appreciation to Arun Gaikwad, Sai Global Trust, Sponsors, well-wishers and volunteers who had made the event an unforgettable day.