New Delhi, Mar 27: The famous Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Maharashtra has received donations of Rs 4.33 crore in cash, 3 kilogram of gold and 3 kilogram of silver during three-day celebration of Ram Navami. Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day i.e. the last day of Chaitra Navaratri. This year, Rama Navami was celebrated on 25th March, Sunday.Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown: Rajesh Tope Makes BIG Announcement; Restrictions on Saturdays To Be Lifted | Other Details Inside
On the pious occasion, around three lakhs of devotees from different parts visited the temple this year and took blessing of Baba. Shirdi is one of the most visited pilgrim destination, not only in Maharashtra, but all around the world. The presiding deity of the temple is Sai Baba who was a saint in the 1800s. The saint is said to have brought people from all walks of life together with his thinking and preaching. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown Update: COVID Curbs Likely To Be Relaxed In 25 Districts, CM Uddhav To Take Final Call Today
Shirdi is visited by over 60,000 devotees every single day. It is regarded as one of the richest temple after Tirupati Balaji located in Andhra Pradesh. Also Read - Maharashtra Cabinet Govt Decides to Reduce School Fees By 15 Per Cent
Rama Navami is the festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ram. It is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (or bright phase of the lunar fortnight) in the month of Chaitra(mid-march) of the Hindu or Lunar calendar. This typically occurs in the Gregorian months (the most commonly used calendar worldwide) of March or April every year. Ram Navami falls on a different day and date every year because it is based on the Hindu or Lunar calendar, in which every month is 28 days (based on the lunar cycle).