A moment of truth before you buy Shirdi Sai Baba Posters and Sai Photos from this shop.
This is Venkat. I have been writing articles about the saint Shirdi Sai Baba and my experiences for more than 16 years through StarSai.
In 2009, I wrote Shirdi Sai Baba Speaks which is being read as a divine message from Shri Guru Sai Baba by hundreds of Sai devotees around the world.
How my father supported me when I desired to do photography of Sai Baba with beautiful dress and flowers?
I have faced struggles in my career and in all that I have tried to do during most parts of my life. It was sometime in 2007, when I had no other means of earning my living, that I requested my father, my sweet father, to stitch a beautiful dress for the Shirdi Sai Baba statue in our home.
The idea is to do photography with these statues and sell them online. I still remember the day my father went to the cloth shop in Coimbatore, bought Chudi materials, and gave them to my father. He stitched a few dresses for Baba and gave them to me happily.
Then I would go to the flower market to buy colourful roses, bring them home, arrange the flowers near the Sai statue, and do photography for hours.
In 2007, there was no means of having an easy way to begin an online shop. I made an eCommerce store in Magento and was waiting for someone to buy. None bought it. Not even when I reduced the price. After all the hard work, I completely dropped the project and the website, assuming Saibaba didn’t like me selling his photography.
Later, sometime in 2013/14, I tried to sell these on Amazon. For some reason, I again told my father that I didn’t want to sell Baba’s photos, and he accepted my desire.
Even when I lost my job in 2018, I was not worried about not being able to sell Saibaba posters online. But I did wonder how hundreds of other people were selling Shirdi Sai Baba posters, but Sai did not help me to think that I should be the one who desired it years back in 2007.
Well, Saibaba’s art work and photographs were sold even during his life time in Shirdi. But I had a feeling Sai would help me earn money in other ways, and I shouldn’t be too concerned when I couldn’t sell posters online.
My lovely Father’s desire
Fast forward to 2021. My father attained divine abode on May 13th, 2021. It was really painful, and my perception of life and Saibaba changed a lot. I realized no matter how much we pray, some desires might never come true. My father never saw me being successful in a career, nor did he see me getting married. I feel like crying when I write this to you.
My father’s only desire was that I get a full-time job, get married, and lead a simple life. Irrespective of this, I believe presenting these posters as gifts to Sai devotees will make my father happy.
I realised that my father would be happy when I spread positivity and good messages to people. So, a desire which began in 2007 after several years of patience is getting fulfilled in October 2021 when I launch this website – ShirdiSaiBabaSpeaks.com
A humble request before you buy from this shop
1.Buy only if you can afford it and your parents agree to it.
2. Please do not give Saibaba photos or statues to anyone without their permission.
3. Do not purchase anything from this shop unless you have considered other, more important ways to spend your money.
4. Do not make a purchase from this store without first consulting your parents or a family member who earns a living and provides for the family.
5. Buy only after you have considered all the above options and still find value in this work.
6. One of the reason I restrict you from buying posters is because I personally believe that Saibaba lives in your heart. You don’t actually need a photograph or even a statue. Sai lives in all good people.
Having said that, when you buy these Shirdi Sai Baba posters, you are appreciating my creativity and support my work.
Om Sai Ram
With lots of love
Email – [email protected]
I wish to publish Shirdi Sai Baba Speaks as a book. I also have a desire to create many inspiring Shirdi Sai Baba Posters which will heal Sai devotees.