Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Wembley

Om Sairam!

By Baba’s grace the Trustee’s of Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple Association of London (SHITAL) are pleased to inform we have now secured the Wembley Temple premises on mortgage.

As you all are aware, we have been running a campaign Dream Sai Wembley to collect funds to secure the premises with an intended target to raise £590,000. We are please to inform we have collected £240,000. We sincerely thank each and everyone who have contributed towards this good cause.

We propose to extend our current campaign of Dream Sai Wembley so that we can raise £350,000 to pay off the mortgage by 11th October 2016.

We humbly request all devotees to help and support us in this extended campaign with an aim to repay the mortgage in full by the target date and acquire the Wembley Temple premises permanently. Together we can make a difference. Be a part of Dream Sai.

By Baba’s blessing and your continuous love & support we’ll get strength to walk towards the aim of reaching our target.

Benefits of participating in Temple construction and Charity

Charity is a virtue in itself and is considered to be a purifying, refining practice on the path of spiritual progress. “The crowning act of charity is to construct a temple. He who attempts to erect temples for Gods is freed from the sins of a thousand births. Even a thought of constructing a Temple is adequate to demolish sins of long standing nature” says Agni Purana.

In chapter 35, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba said to a devotee by name Kaka Mahajani, "If I take one rupee as Dakshina (donation) from anybody I have to return it in tenfold to him". So the best way to receive is to give.

It is also mentioned that Lord Yama (the God of Death), addressed the ‘Yamadootas’ (agents of Death) and said: “Never bring the human beings to ‘Naraka’ (Hell) who constructed and contributed to temples. Never even look at the children or relatives of those illustrious devotees. By building a temple for the Lord one takes his family, a hundred generations past and a hundred to come, to Vaikuntha (spiritual abode)”.


Sai Baba Temple is a pilgrim centre with a difference, such that it will have a sacred-secular significance. It imbibes diverse components of various religions and sects but maintains a liberal characteristic by continuing the spiritual doctrine of Sai Baba ‘Sabka Malik Ek’ (God is one), which co-exists symbiotically with any other faiths.

Sai Baba, a twentieth-century saint, resided in the village of Shirdi (Maharashtra, India) for more than sixty years, from 1858. In 1918 Baba took Samadhi (which means death with consciousness.) Sai Baba is an eclectic non-sectarian saint worshipped as a guru. Sai Baba preached tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal brotherhood.

The important aspect of Sai Baba is his secular image. People from all religions, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian have faith and devotion on Sai Baba. Hindus considers him as Lord Ram and Muslim views him as a Fakir or Sufi Saint. Religion of Sai baba is unknown.


The divine role of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi in the present embodiment covered a period of about 64 years between 1854, when he made his first appearance in Shirdi, and 1918 when he left His body.

However, his sixty years of stay at Shirdi on his second appearance between 1858 and 1918 manifested the depth and expansiveness of his unique role. India was in a cross – road of cultural andreligious mix. The Mughal Empire was vanishing and the British Empire was establishing itself.

Western culture and Christianity were slowly entering into the mainstream of Indian life. Religious and cultural intolerance were raising their ugly heads. It could not have been possible for any leader or statesman to bring about harmony among the divergent religious,cultural groups in such a situation. It was only a God in human form that could dare and accomplish thetask of bringing unity between the different religious and social groups. Shri Sai baba had large number of Hindu, Parsee and Muslim devotees. Christians and Sikhs also used to visit Him.

All were treated by him alike. Under his umbrella, both the Hindus and Muslims happily took part ineach other’s religious festivals. The caste scheme of the Hindus had no relevance with Shri Sai. He had introduced the tradition of group worship, group prayer and group dinning for all. He even showed highest compassion for animals and birds and encouraged his devotees to feed and take care of them.

Today, the world is looking ahead for a magical solution to its problems of cultural,racial, national and religious differentiation. All intellectual exercises to bring about peace in the world and happiness to mankind has failed for these efforts are not based on humanism, universal-ism and love as taught by Shri Sai. The ever multiplying number of Sai temples and devotees of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba in India and other countries establishes the ever increasing relevance of his preachings today.

  • He practiced and preached humanism and universal brotherhood – Prophet-like.
  • He established the superiority of love and compassion above egoism – Christ-like.
  • He taught simplicity of livelihood and excellence of human virtue reflected in day to day conduct – Buddha-like.