I found the first episode of Sai Baba television serial aired on Star Plus channel of Star Tv network, produced by Ramanand Sagar Group. The episodes are uploaded in 10 minutes video clips, so i made a playlist and am posting the same here.
Moserbaer video has released the first volume of Cd and Dvd. Sai Baba's tv serial produced by Shri Ramanand Sagar group has long been awaited by many Sai Baba devotees. Since last year many subscribers of this blog has inquired for the same through mail. Sadly television serial so popular was not available on Cd or DVD. Now the devotees can buy the first volume and hope other volumes are released soon on CD and DVD for home viewing. The price of DVD is Indian Rs. 1999/- and the VCD priced at INR 900/-. To buy online click on the link. If devotees want to buy the VCD or DVD from local stores they have provided Store locater within India for the same. Another place to buy the cd and dvd of Sai Baba telivision serial is here, the above link sells the cds and dvds at relatively cheaper rates.
In the begining Shri Ramanad Sagar gives a nice talk about Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi. He says Sai Baba was a spiritual phenomena that happened. Talking about Him would be like showing a small lamp to describe Sun. The Sun exist and there is no need to prove the existence of Sun. The presence of Sun itself speaks.
Sai Baba did not start a sect or religion. Does not have a spiritual heir. Sai Baba did not form a new religion. He advocated love and compassion. Human is the link between the animal and God or divine. Human can fall to the state of animals or rise to the consciousness of compassion and divine. Humans have both the possibility and capacity. It is up to us to what direction we work and strive for.
Where was Sai Baba born, which year He was born. In which caste and religion He was born ? Nobody, no researchers can answer those question with authority. When the same question was put in front of Sai Baba in Shirdi, He never answered that.
Sai Baba was first seen in Shirdi as a bright and sacred teen in Shirdi. Since the earlier years and life of Sai Baba does not have any authoritative source Ramanand Sagar says He does not feel it to show the same in the Tv serial.
However i like to read the earlier life of Sai Baba on the following source. It is a part of biography of Meher Baba called Lord Meher written by Bhau Kalchuri lovingly called Bhauji. One can join live chat with Bhauji every Sunday. Those chats are wonderful for spiritul seekers.
Divine incarnations like Shirdi Sai Baba comes to the earth with a divine purpose and divine goal.
Saints are compassion incarnate. They do not destroy the sinner but with the love and compassion transform them. The evil doers are changed to constructive work. Just as the tree gives fruits t the one who throws stone at them they are such. Just as earth converts filth and decay into life giving force Saints and Sadgurus converts to negative sides of people into positive one. Such is Sadguru Sai Baba of Shirdi.
Ramand Sagar says many books have been published about Shri Sai Baba. But there are 2 major books first on is Sai SatCharitra written through Govindrao Dabholkar and Baba called him Hemadpant.This book was writen with permision and blessings of Sai Baba in Shirdi.
When Hepadpant asked for the permission to write the stories of Sai Baba through Shama. Sai Baba replied
"Let him make a collection of stories and experiences, keep notes and memos; I will help him. He is only an outward instrument. I should write Myself My autobiography and satisfy the wishes of My devotees. He should get rid of his ego, place (or surrender) it at My feet. He who acts like this in life, him I help the most. What of My life-stories? I serve him in his house in all possible ways. When his ego is completely annihilated and there is left no trace of it, I Myself shall enter into him and shall Myself write My own life. Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotees’ hearts and they will easily get self - realization and Bliss; let there be no insistence on establishing one’s own view, no attempt to refute others opinions, no discussions of pros and cons of any subject."Second one Diary written by G.S Khaparde. One can download the book in Doc format or pdf format from Saileelas.org, there are many more books of Sai Baba of Shirdi available for free downloads on the site. Khaparde had a habit of writing a diary. He would note down the important events that happened everyday in a diary. This he did while his more than two months in Shirdi with Sai Baba also. That part has been published by Sai Baba sansthan Shirdi, One can buy it online from Sansthan's website, there are more books available at subsidized rates.
Sai Baba sometimes used to tell His agony to close devotee. A very meaning ful one and the one which has gone deep inside the blog writer. Sai Baba used to say
"People come here to ask for material wealth, wife and kids. But what I want to give nobody asks that from me. I am tired. I will wait for some more time here and I will leave this body."
Both Hemadpant and Khaparde has written that in early 90's Sai Baba's name and fame had spread far and wide across the country. Devotees from all parts of India were flocking to the Shirdi. Their love for Sai Baba was such that Aartis were performed in morning, afternoon, evening and night. Processions were taken out while His daily activities like Lendi (morning) and Chavdi (night when every alternate day He went from Dwarkamai to Chavadi for sleep) as shown in the title song of the serial.
Many matrial riches were offered to Sai Baba by His devotees. Yet He never showed any interest in them. His life remained simple as that of beggar. His pillow remained a brick. His clothes He was reluctant to change even when they were tattered. He begged from Five houses in Shirdi. Rich dishes offered by rich visitors remained untouched by Him and he would preferred to eat dry bread offered by poor devotee but with intense love for Him.
Now enjoy the tv serial in Hindi language.