Shirdi: In a significant move, the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has cautioned the devotees
against the groups who claim to have articles used by Sai Baba during his lifetime.
Indicating to act tough against such people & groups, the Sansthan has informed to take up the issue with the government as well as the managements of Shirdi Sai temples across the country.
Besides this, the Trust also cautioned the devotees to not to get carried away by certain commercial ventures who claim to have ascertained the caste, age or place of birth of Shirdi Sai Baba.
The Sansthan is forced to take this step as some people are deceiving the innocent Sai devotees pretending that they have Sai Baba's Paduka (Foot Wears), Sataka (Wood Stick), Tamrel, Chimta, Kafani, original Photographs and Coins brought from Shirdi.Jayant Sasane, the chairman of the trust said that they are already in touch with the managements of the main Shirdi Sai temples
regarding this issue and besides this, the devotees also are advised to directly report such matters
to the Shri Saibaba Sansthan main office @ Shirdi by E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every devotee has his or her own experience with Baba but there are few anti social elements who just for the sake of commercial interests concoct stories about Baba. Such persons shall be strictly dealt with, Sasane added further.The Management of Shirdi Sai Temple`Chandigarh termed the initiative as a much awaited one. They said that the campaign should not only be limited to those who make false claims, but there should be action against those who even use Baba's photo for promoting their business ventures.