Shirdi Sai

  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 4, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
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  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • Spat between Shankaracharya, Sai devotees gets ugly, reaches court July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The spat between Shirdi Sai devotees and Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has turned uglier and reached the court. The Naga seers have now sided with Shankaracharya. The Nagas have said that if Shankaracharya is insulted, they will take to the streets in protest. The Naga sadhus have called this...
  • Sai Baba was a Muslim, should not be worshipped like a Hindu deity: Shankaracharya June 30, 2014

    Refusing to budge from his stand on Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand on Sunday described him as a Muslim ascetic who could not be worshipped like a Hindu deity and said his campaign to protect the Hindu religion will continue even if he is sent to jail. "They may burn...
  • Shirdi temple, Thackeray memorial, Sena Bhawan receive bomb threat October 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Authorities at the iconic Shirdi temple in Maharashtra have informed the police of a threat letter they received. That letter, a copy of which the police have shared with CNN-IBN speicifically states that the Shirdi Sai Temple will be blown up on the November 9. It also stated that three...
  • Awards are like vitamin shots: Nagarjuna April 20, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actor Akkineni Nagarjuna said on Saturday that awards are like vitamin shots and when an actor receives them, it boosts his or her morale. "The success of a film at the box-office will ensure happiness to the entire unit, but individual awards are like vitamin shots that will...
  • I want to make more spiritual films: Mahesh Reddy September 27, 2012

    Overwhelmed by the success and worldwide response to his Telugu film 'Shirdi Sai', producer Mahesh Reddy says he made the film with a no-profit motive and would like to do more films with spiritual content. "The success of my film has now opened the market for good devotional films. I want...
  • I got my investment back from 'Shirdi Sai': Producer September 26, 2012

    Producer Maheshwara Reddy did not have any profit motive when he decided to produce 'Shirdi Sai'. "Even if just 1000 people pay a pilgrimage to Shirdi after watching the movie, my life will have been blessed. So far, 40-50 lakh people have watched our movie. It will not be surprising...
  • Bala's fans clash with Nagarjuna's over 'Shirdi Sai' September 7, 2012

    The clash at the box-office of two big stars is usually limited to counting the coffers but on August 6, it turned physical at a theatre in Kukatpally. Ramesh Puppala, producer of the Balakrishna-starrer 'Srimannarayana', accompanied by the actor's fans, descended on the Arjun Cinema in the morning after he learnt...
  • Number 9 is auspicious for 'Shirdi Sai' September 7, 2012

    Do you know that there is a reason why 'Shirdi Sai' is being released in 801 theatres. It is because the numbers 8,0 and 1 add up to '9'. The number 9 is considered auspicious for Sai Baba. The Paruchuri Brothers are happy for the reason that it is their 333rd...
  • 'Shirdi Sai' and 'Srimannarayana' fights for slot September 7, 2012

    Balakrishna's omnipotence enriched the farmers with Rs 5000 crores in 'Srimannarayana'. Sadly enough, it is now 'Srimannarayana' who needs the support of ordinary folks to sustain himself at Arjun theatre in Hyderabad. The problem began when the theatre management controversially took out 'Srimannarayana' to accommodate 'Shirdi Sai'. This justifiably ruffled the...
  • Telugu Review: 'Shirdi Sai' is well executed September 6, 2012

    The incarnation of Nagarjuna into Shirdi Sai Baba comes as a breath of fresh air for his fans and Sai devotees alike. Far different from regular cinema with cliched performance, run-of-the-mill storyline, director K Raghavendra Rao's 'Shirdi Sai' takes you on a spiritual journey of self-actualization, purity and sanctity. Unlike 'Annamayya'...
  • 'SS' is the easiest film I have ever done: Nagarjuna September 6, 2012

    Akkineni Nagarjuna is Incarnating Shirdi Sai Baba on silver screen and is quite enthusiastic about his big release. Far from doing any kind of homework to metamorphose effectively into the effervescent Baba, he never even tried hard for anything. "It is the easiest film I have ever done in my...
  • Nagarjuna's Telugu film 'Shirdi Sai' sets a trend September 6, 2012

    Southern superstar Nagarjuna says his 'Shirdi Sai' will be the first Telugu film to release in Africa and that the story will be uplifting and touching. Directed by K Raghavendra Rao, the film is releasing in around 800 screens globally on September 6. "Telugu film 'Shirdi Sai' is a first film to...
  • Nagarjuna's 'Shirdi Sai' to hit TN screens July 21, 2012

    Nagarjuna often takes a break from mass masala entertainers to do movies with a difference, to satisfy the actor in him and his fans. Following 'Annamayya', 'Sri Ramadasu' and 'Rajanna', the top Tollywood star is now busy with 'Shirdi Sai'. The film on Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi has Nagarjuna playing...
  • Nagarjuna to play Sai Baba in his next July 18, 2012

    After giving successful films like Annamaya and Sriramadasu, Telugu superstar Nagarjuna is back with yet another spiritual film - 'Shirdi Sai’ which stars him in the lead role. The movie is set to hit the theatres on Septemeber 6. ...
  • Shooting of 'Shirdi Sai' from July 26 July 17, 2012

    With the shooting of some scenes in Shirdi, on July 26, Shirdi Sai will have been wrapped up. For this schedule, Nag and the film's unit members are starting from Hyderabad on the 25th. Nag, Amala, Chaitanya, Akhil, besides the film's cast and crew members, will travel by...
  • Nagarjuna's 'Shirdi Sai' to release on Sept 6 June 9, 2012

    K Raghavendra Rao's 'Shirdi Sai' is eagerly awaited by the fans of Nagarjuna, lovers of experimental cinema and devotees of the Mystic alike. The news is that this multi-crore film is slated for release on September 6. This was stated by the makers themselves in Mantralayam, Kurnool recently. KRR and MM...
  • Shirdi temple earns Rs 3.9 cr during Ram Navami April 4, 2012

    Shirdi: The Shri Saibaba Samadhi temple has received Rs 3.9 crore in the form of cash donations during the Ram Navami festival that was celebrated last week, sources said in Shirdi. The devotees also donated 696 grams of gold and three kilograms of silver ornaments during the festival. The temple trust...
  • Shirdi Sai Baba temple gets Rs 401 cr in cash in 2011 February 9, 2012

    Shirdi: The famous Shirdi Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district has received 36 kg of gold and Rs 401 crore in cash towards donations in year 2011, a top official said on Wednesday. The offerings are at least 20 per cent higher compared to year 2010, he said. "The Trust received...
  • Shirdi Sai Baba temple gets 36 kg gold in 2011 February 8, 2012

    Shirdi: The famous Shirdi Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district has received 36 kg of gold and Rs 401 crore in cash towards donations in year 2011, a top official said on Wednesday. The offerings are at least 20 per cent higher compared to year 2010, he said. "The Trust...
  • Replica of Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Mumbai December 14, 2011

    Mumbai: A replica of the Sai Baba temple in Maharashtra's Shirdi town will be recreated here as part of a four-day festival starting Dec 15, an organiser said on Tuesday. The replica of the temple will have a 24-feet-tall idol of Sai Baba, the biggest ever created so far in...