TEMPLE OPENED

In light of the latest developments around Coronavirus(COVID-19), and revised guidelines from the Governor of Arizona for places ofworship, we plan to open the SSTAZ Baba temple to devotees with due careand on a limited and conditional basis. As part of safety measures at the temple, we encourage ourdevotees to take proper precautions for their temple visit:
 
  •  Follow the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) guidance 
  • Stay home if sick or have any symptoms of coughand cold or any underlying serious medical conditions
  • Maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet
  Besides the above, we request you to limit your time at thetemple when taking darshan so that we can manage the occupancy. Your health and safety is our highest priority. We willevaluate any other measures to keep the temple environment safe, includinglimiting the number of devotees at any given time.  We thank you for your continued patronage and support, andpray for everyone’s health and safety.

NEW TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

With the divine blessings of Guru Sri Saipaadha Meiyadimmai, after an auspicious and memorable Groundbreaking event on September 8th, 2019, construction of the new Baba temple has been progressing well. Phase 1 of the project is expected to be complete by October 2020. Thank you for your generous contributions and support to turn this dream into a reality. Please see the Donations (hyperlink) section for additional project details and opportunities to contribute to the remaining effort.

Construction Cost & Funding
Estimated Construction cost is $4.3 Million for Phase 1 | Estimated fundraising target is $1.0 Million  

Funding secured $3.5 Million ($1.6 Million Donations + $2.0 Million Bank Financing)
 
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Construction Timeline for Phase 1
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Sponsorship Options & Benefits
All Tiers combined will qualify for a total of 10 Lucky Draws for $1000 gift voucher for Shirdi Pilgrimage

Standard: $552+

Donor's name on temple Monitor

Bronze: $1,002+

Sponsor’s Name on temple Monitor

On one day of your choice : Annadhana

Silver: $2,001+

Sponsor’s Name on temple Monitor

On one day of your choice : Annadhana, Garland to Baba & Deities & VastraDhana to Baba & Deities

Gold: $5,007+

Sponsor’s Name on temple Monitor & Temple Wall ,

Sanctified Silver Coin (50 g)

On one day of your choice : Annadhana, Garland to Baba & Deities & VastraDhana to Baba & Deities

Platinum: $10,002+

Sponsor’s Name on temple Monitor & Temple Wall ,

Sanctified Silver Coin (100 g)

On one day of your choice : Annadhana, Garland to Baba & Deities & VastraDhana to Baba & Deities

Diamond: $25,005+

Sponsor’s Name on temple Monitor & Temple Wall ,

Sanctified Gold Coin (1 ounce)

On one day of your choice : Annadhana, Garland to Baba & Deities & VastraDhana to Baba & Deities

Check: Payable to Shirdi Saibaba Temple Arizona | Cash with Name and Contact information of donors

Non-Profit orgranization - 501(c)(3) Approved - Tax ID (EIN) # 27 - 4662101
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SSTAZ AARATHI & TEMPLE TIMING

  • Weekdays: 6:30 am - 8:30 am | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 6:30 am - 8:30 am | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm |6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Weekend: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Kakada Aarthi: 6:30 am (Weekdays) | 8:00 am (Weekends)
  • Madhyana Aarthi: 12:00 noon (Thu-Sat-Sun)
  • Dhoop Aarthi: 6:30 pm (All Days) & Shej Aarthi: 8:00 pm (All Days)

DONATIONS

With the blessings of Baba and our Guru Sri Saipada Meiyadimmai, and thanks to your support, construction of our new temple has been progressing well despite some challenges and delays. We expect the building, parking lot, and landscape to be complete by August 2020.
While we were able to secure an incremental loan from the bank, with donations slowing down significantly over the past few months, we are in need of additional funds to complete the remaining construction: landscaping, temple property gates, and temple interior aspects. Additionally, we had to make a late decision to include shikaram/steeple in the current project phase because of considerations with structural integrity of the building, complexity to complete this construction later, and also the ability to perform Kumbhabhishekam during temple inauguration.

Some of you have reached out to us and inquired how you can help. We are grateful for this kind gesture. Please see below for areas that you could contribute to with your valuable donations:

Sponsorship Options Total Estimated Cost
Shikaram $ 200, 000
Landscaping $ 100,000
Gates $ 40,000
Donate A Brick Per Brick $31, 3 Bricks : $100, 30 Bricks : $1,000

Please indicate your choice of sponsorship option while making the donations

All contributions will be recognized in a Temple Brick Donor Sacred Book that will be maintained at the new temple. Donors will also receive a Temple Brick Donor Certificate

Your continued support and contributions are the ONLY way to create this comfortable and spacious spiritual environment for our growing community. Donations made to the temple may be eligible for tax deductions (Tax ID / EIN # 27-4662101).

A Big Thank You to those who already contributed, and looking forward to the generosity of others as well.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • 07:30 p.m - Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam (Every Friday)
  • 07:30 p.m - Sri Hanuman Chalisa (Every Tuesday )
  • Sri Vishu Sahasranamam (Every Saturday)
  • Pradosha Pooja (Every Triyodasi)
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  • Archana | Car Pooja
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ABOUT TEMPLE

In Hindu tradition, Guru is looked upon as an embodiment of God himself. It is through Guru’s grace and guidance that one reaches the highest state of wisdom and bliss, and Guru Seva (service) is regarded as the highest and noblest of all the actions in this Universe.

Clarity is seeing the holy body of Guru, saying the holy name of Guru, listening to the holy words of Guru, and contemplating the holy form of Guru. Sadguru Shirdi Saibaba is the ultimate master and Guru. Saibaba continues to protect, guide, and bless His devotees even after His Samadhi. The central message of the life and teachings of Saibaba is: Love, which is synonymous with universal brotherhood, transcending all manmade barriers of segregation; Unassailable faith in the existence and mercy of God; If you take one step towards Me, I will take ten steps towards you. Sai never sends anyone empty handed from His doorstep, a promise He made at the time of His Samadhi which he continues to fulfil. Baba is ever merciful to shower His devotees with material benefits or spiritual guidance according to their desires. Arizona did not have a temple for Shirdi Saibaba, where devotees could gather to offer prayers. They either prayed alone or formed small groups to perform Aarathis to Him; a few ardent devotees even regularly flew to other states to pay their homage to Him. With blessings from Sadhguru Shirdi Saibaba, and under the guidance of Shri Saipaadha Meiyadimmai, an ardent devotee and disciple of Shri Shirdi Saibaba, a few devoted families started to get together regularly and perform Aarathi every Thursday evening in their homes.

Other devotees in the area soon heard of this and started joining in large numbers, making it a challenge to accommodate the worship in a house setting. Such is Baba’s love drawing everyone in, always assuring of His protection and blessings… and He showed a solution! Under the direction of Swami Shri Saipaadha Meiyadimmai , on March 19th, 2011, a new place of worship was started in the Phoenix area, which could hold a bigger gathering. We are blessed to have this beautiful temple as a nodal center for all Sai devotees to offer prayers, serve Him, and receive His blessings. Thanks to the tremendous patronage of His devotees, we’ve continued to grow and are in the midst of building a bigger, dedicated temple and prayer sanctuary.

CONTACT US

VISIT US OR SUBSCRIBE US ONLINE
  • PHONE
  • Pradeep Vuppala : 602 459 5995
  • Anil Anugula : 602 410 2645
  • ADDRESS
  • 3210 W Bell Rd, Ste #106,Phoenix, AZ - 85053
  • Landmark: Subway Complex, Bell & 33rd Ave.