Preserving and nurturing cultural and spiritual values inspired by Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, promoting a faith of love and dedicated service to God and humanity.
Harrisburg Sai Sea Samithi, the Sai Mandir of Harrisburg’s Vision, is to encourage dedicated service to the Lord and humanity. We strive to inculcate and inspire devotion to God and compassionate service to those in need, following the example set by Baba’s teachings. By maintaining a fully functioning temple for Shirdi Sai Baba in the Harrisburg Area, we aim to unite people to serve humanity and give back to the local community, aligning with Baba’s teachings and principles.
Shradda and Saburi, Serving with Love, Inspired by Sai’s Teachings.
Our humble beginnings date back to late 2011-early 2012. It all started with Baba bringing together a very few devotees, to have Thursday bhajans for our dear Baba.. From then to now, our group has come a long way. We established the “Harrisburg Sai Bhajan” group, and formalized the Thursday Bhajans in a systematic way with a central reservation system for hosting Thursday Bhajans.
We now have officially over 750 families as part of our google group & have over 2600+ members on our Harrisburg Sai Seva Samithi Facebook page. With Baba’s grace, our very first group event of Sai Parayanam conducted in 2014 set the foundation stones for the idea of a much bigger future in service of Baba with a dream of a temple in our community. We have encountered countless number of miracles by our dear Baba from time to time..Reinstating the power of ‘Shradda’ and Saburi’
With Baba’s wish and blessings, our group was later officially registered as “Harrisburg Sai Seva Samithi.” With His blessings and grace, we continued having blissful events, and also organize seva projects to serve the community and the needy.
Once the road map to the temple was planned, it felt like Baba himself guided us to the path for HIS abode. In 2019 with His grace, and with trememdous support from the community our dream for beautiful Temple for our dear Baba came true. We found a beautiful and peaceful location in Dillsburg, very easy to commute and only few miles away from many other locations in and around Harrisburg. The inauguration event was a huge success with thousands of devotees coming from different places for a huge 3 day celebration. In 2020, with the world going through a pandemic situation, the team wondered how would it be possible to run the temple in such situations. Again, Baba showed his miracle and proved it to all his followers that HE IS THE ONE WHO GUIDES US ALL THROUGH THICK AND THIN.
In late 2020, once again with Baba’s grace and huge support from the community, we were able to complete the parking lot project with 60 plus parking lots. Our journey continues in Baba’s seva. Once again, thanks to the community for their continuous support OM SAI RAM!