Attaining Samadhi for three days by Shirdi Sai Baba

As described in Chapter 43 & 44 of Shri Sai Satcharita, Sai Baba attained Maha Samadhi and left His mortal coil on the day of Dasara dated 15th October 1918. Thirty-two years before i.e. in 1886 Baba had made an attempt to cross the border line by attaining Samadhi for three days. On a Margashirsha Pournima (Full moon) day, Baba suffered from a severe attack of Asthma. To get rid of it, Baba decided to take His Pran high up and go into Samadhi. He said to Bhagat Mhalsapati, “Protect My body for three days! If I return, it will be all right, if I do not, bury My body in that open land (pointing to it ) and fix two flags there as a mark !” After saying this, Baba fell down at about 10 p.m. His breathing stopped as well as His pulse. It seemed as if His Pran left the body. All the people, including the villagers came there and wanted to hold an inquest and bury the body in the place, pointed by Baba. But, Mhalsapati prevented this. With Baba`s body on his lap, he sat full three days guarding it. After three days passed, Baba showed signs of life at 3 a.m., His breathing commenced, the abdomen began to move. His eyes opened and stretching His limbs, Baba returned to consciousness (life) again.

Ananta Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhiraja Yogiraja Parabrahma
Shri Satchidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jaya.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Shirdi Sai devotee


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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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15 Responses to Attaining Samadhi for three days by Shirdi Sai Baba

  1. R. Speacoc says:

    This is a great content.
    I found your site by searching for yoga and spirituality website.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. KUNU says:

    Dada pranam,

    I have gone through your article where you have very nicely described about Sai Baba’s attaining samadhi.

    Whenever dharma (Goodness) declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, the Almighty Vishnu (God) manifests himself to protect the good, to destroy the evil and reestablish dharma.

    There is no doubt that God himself descended as Sai Baba to the earth to protect the goodness as well as to teach the moral code of love, forgiveness and charity.It is clear from the fact that He had control over Prana (Life sustaining force of living beings).This feature differentiates God from living beings. Unlike us life and death cycle is not applicable to Him. He can leave His body at His will.

    Thanking you

  3. This universe is sustained by enormous powers of God Almighty.
    He is beyond human comprehension.

    Great description and thanks for referral.

  4. Vinod Varma says:

    Thanks for the information.

    Ways and means of the infinite can hardly be understood by the finite. We can only worship the infinite through our words and deeds.

  5. Chandra Kumar Panda says:

    Om Sri Sai Nathaya Namah

    The three days Samadhi of Sri Sai as described in your article implies the godly power of Sri Sai in the form of human features. In deed it is astonishing or it goes without saying that unless having divine power no soul can leave his body (i.e.stopping of breathing and pulse) for this much of time as Sri Sai did. Further the Khanda Yoga and Dhauti Kriya of Sri Sai implies his Alyokika Leela which is not practicable on the part of lay man. Baba was Antaryami and that is why he was and is being aware of the deeds of his devotees till day.

    Yours Sincerly
    Chandra Kumar Panda

  6. Prakash Padhan says:

    Dear Sir,I knew about mahasamadhi of Sai Baba. It’s a miracle that after 3 days of samadhi Baba again woke up.

    I am at Vrindavan now,sorry for late reply.

  7. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Dear Sir,

    When I read your topic ‘Attaining Samadhi for three days by Shirdi Sai Baba’, I analysed it and came to the conclusion that the state of Samadhi here is a miraculous event rather than the last wing of ashtanga yoga that is samadhi. Here in a miraculous event, incarnation of God like Shirdi Sai Baba was examining the deepest mode of devotion of a devotee like Mhalsapati. Hence if one is disciplined, dedicated & devoted and stick to it with still mind without wavering; he can get end result. As described, Mhalsapati guarded the soul departed body of Baba with patience and perseverance for three days till the soul returned back to his own body & showed his miraculous power to the gatherings around Mhalsapati.

    Incident viewed by the gatherings and now imagined by everyone in present and future is heart-thrilling and seems possible only by avatar of God & beyond scientific study.

    Hence I have to commend and request to everybody to get the instant result to proximate with God,be like a Mhalsapati or lead a Yogic life step by step by adopting yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi which is a slow and steady process.

    Thanking you,
    With Regards
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik
    Sr.Surgery Consultant Bargarh Odisha

  8. Kedarnath Sahu says:

    Respected Sir,
    Nice Article on Wonderful Life of Sai Baba.
    It is the reality of God.
    Om Sai Ram
    Kedarnath Sahu

  9. Santhosh says:

    Om Sai Ram Dear Uncle,

    Sai the Samartha Sadhguru, Dattavathar can do any wonders, He the Lord who controls the entire universe, and to whom the Lords Trinity will bow their heads at his feet, nothing is impossible.

    When Sai attended the 3 days Samadhi, the Collector of Ahmednagar (Then a British appointed Christian), said that only Jesus has returned from the Samadhi after 3 days, none else.., but if Sai comes with body then he is no doubt the Jesus. Amazingly Sai returned after 3 days, the Collector came and had his Darshan.Then Sai said to the devotees that the Lord said to him, “Dear Sai,you still have to be on the Earth, instead “Gadhadhar”(the childhood name of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa),was to quit the Earth and leave the body,so you have to continue”.Hence Sai came back to Earth, on the same night Gadhadhar left his mortal coil.

    Jai Sai Nath.
    Kind Regards,
    San 🙂
    Santhosh KV
    Senior Process Associate
    Hewlett Packard India Global Operations,

  10. Madhusudan Mahunta says:

    Dear Sir,
    Sai Ram.

    God is Almighty.Through Sai Baba who is the representitive of God, it is His miracle to the Universe as well as the human society.

    Thank you for your valuable information shared by us. Go ahead in your way of life i.e.Yoga and Spirituality.

    Madhusudan Mahunta
    C.H.C.Sohela Bargarh Odisha

  11. V.Nageswara Rao says:

    Dear Sir,

    Thanks a lot to make me know about Shirdi Sainath attaining Samadhi for three days and It’s Amazing.

    Very well elaborated about Sai Samadhi, the article writing is more natural and coming from heart.

    The sentence by sentence reading of the article is very much exicting to know more about Sai attaining samadhi for 3 days.

    With Regards,
    Bhubaneswar Odisha

  12. Krishna says:

    Dear brothers,

    I’m telling out of my experience, if we call our beloved Baba listens and responds. Experiencing such miracle will deepen our faith. Benefit of miracle for we ordinary people is it dispels the doubts and deepens faith. I got personal first hand experience and I don’t have doubt any more. He is as true as my mother, father and myself. May our baba shower his blessings on us and continue our faith in him.

    With Love

  13. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    Very much liked the article ‘Attaining Samadhi for three days by Shirdi Sai Baba’.The entire life of Shirdi Sai Baba is full of miracles.Thanks for posting such wonderful article 🙂

  14. KLGoswami says:

    Jai Sai nath ji maharaj

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