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Congregation of 3500+ Devotees 50+ Volunteers families supported by more than 300 Seva families Passion for Service …..That is NESSP today

  • Where devotees come together in a unique way, as a large family of Baba, to serve the New England community through philantropic activites and partner with other organizations to serve various causes
  • Together, we create Values/ Sanskaras in our kids and are guided in our lives, by the teachings of Baba

What is Kalash Sthapana for MahaKumbhabhishekam? [ Back to FAQS ] 

During 19-23 November, 2017, the priest will perform the Pooja on behalf of families. Presence of the families is nice to have, but not a must.

What is Kalash Udvaasana? [ Back to FAQS ] 

Presence of the Kalash Sponsor is a must. Some water from each kalash is taken out and used for Shikar Abhishek etc., Priest will go up and do Shikar Abhishek. Kalash will be given back to sponsor during that time. Resto f the water from your kalsh can be used for Baba Abhishek. Those who cannot make it or those who are far, and reside in other states, Kalash with some water, will be shipped to their destinations, and some water from Kalsh will be used for Baba Abhishek by priests.

What is the Mission [ Back to FAQS ] 

New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar ( NESSP’s ) mission is to promote the philosophy of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba and to support religious, spiritual, cultural and charitable activities in New England.It’s vision is to establish a permanent Shri Shirdi Sai Mandir in New England and facilitate worship services to devotees.

What are NESSP’s long term plans? [ Back to FAQS ] 

As mentioned NESSP’s vision is to establish a permanent Shri Sai Baba Temple and the organization will be looking forward to buy land for the temple.

What is the contribution of NESSP? [ Back to FAQS ] 

NESSP is an independent local organization that has been serving the devotee needs since 2006. In addition to temple related activities , NESSP also believes in helping the community that it’s a part of. We have an active Charitable and Philanthropy charter. NESSP strives to serve the community. The different charitable activities we have undertaken in the past are: Disaster Relief : Organized exclusive fund raising drives to help the victims of Haiti earthquake. Distributed flood relief kits to the victims of flood in India. Annadaan - Distributing cooked food from Sai Bhandara to homeless shelter in Lowell MA. • Winter Clothes Drive - Collection and distribution of warm winter clothes to the needy. • Service – We are active in various services in our community. E.g Our volunteers took part in a landscaping project at the Stoneham Zoo to beautify its look for the visitors.

What are NESSPs fundraising Objectives ? [ Back to FAQS ] 

There are 2 key objectives on fundraising . We want to secure land for future temple and sustain the operating expenses for the new facility. Please see our fundraising form for more details.

How does NESSP operate? [ Back to FAQS ] 

NESSP is entirely run by dedicated volunteers. The temple opening seva is also managed by devotee families and anyone can sign up as volunteer to open and serve Baba for the day. We are blessed to have a very strong and committed volunteer team and that is our strength.

What are the various activities performed in the temple? [ Back to FAQS ] 

NESSP operates the New England Shirdi Sai Temple. It organizes special events to celebrate various festivals like Ram Navami , Shiv Ratri, Dutta Jayanti , Maha Samadhi etc. It offers prayer services. We also conduct Palkhi in the New England area every year. NESSP also believes in helping the community that it’s part of and actively pursues various activities that give back to the community.

What are your immediate plans? [ Back to FAQS ] 

With the immense blessings of Shri Sainath Maharaj and support and cooperation of all Devotees NESSP moved the Baba temple from Dracut , MA to a more spacious temple in Chelmsford, MA on May 16 , 2010. By the Grace of Shri Sai we now have 2 Priests in the temple and similar to Shirdi we have 4 Baba Aarthis every day. The temple offers full priest services inside and in the homes.

How can I help? [ Back to FAQS ] 

There are various volunteer opportunities and fundraising opportunities available where you can help. Please contact us for further details.

Any other things that you would like to say? [ Back to FAQS ] 

We would again like to thank all the volunteers and devotees who have helped NESSP to have come to this level and we look forward for your continued support for NESSP Shirdi Sai Temple vision and mission and various activities. Together we can build our temple.   What we want is that the NESSP through its website should really send a specific message and show visitors that maybe they don’t fall into the stereotypes that the visitor might have. That NESSP is both, a temple and a mission, founded on the ideals of Shirdi Saibaba. Here are some things that we could highlight. These would be shown within the proposed design/ layout:-

First time here? New to NESSP [ Back to FAQS ] 

Come join us this Thursday or on any other open calendar day or event for pure worship, inspiration, and real community. We look forward to meeting you.

What is NESSP? When was it started ? [ Back to FAQS ] 

NESSP stands for New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar. It is a 501 c(3) organization that was started in 2006 .NESSP is a growing community of Shirdi Sai Baba devotees serving the New England area and beyond . NESSP had organized it's first public event - 'Ek Sham Shri Sai Ke Naam' by Pandit Ajit Kadkade on the auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi day - Aug 27th 2006 as the official start of the organization.

News and Events

Inauguration
Inauguration week, 19th-26th November 2017. North America's largest Sai temple. Located at 99 Shirdi Way, Groton, MA. 28 acres of land, 40,000 square feet
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Inauguration Update Meeting
NESSP cordially invites everyone for the second Devotee Meeting focused primarily on Inauguration planning as most of you know that inauguration is now on the week of November 19th to November 25th, 2017.
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Priest Service Request
Request a priest to perform a Pooja at your home or at the temple. Click below for details
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Bhandara / MahaPrasad
Gaja turaga Sahasram Gokulam koti danam Kanaka Rajatha patram Methini sagarantham Upaya kula vishuttam Koti kanya pradanam Nahi nahi bahu danam Annadanam samanam
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All are welcome
Thursday was an auspicious day for the town's newest house of worship. A stone with the words "All Are Welcome" was placed on Route 119.
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Monthly Sai Vrat Katha
No fee, but sign-up needed. Click below to signup
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