Bhoomi Pooja opening ceremony of new temple in Rolling Meadows

  • Sai Temple devotees with PriestSuresh Bodiwala

    Sai Temple devotees with PriestSuresh Bodiwala

Suresh bodiwala
Updated 10/27/2020 9:28 AM

Dwarkamai Inc., is a recognized non-profit, tax-exempt organization under IRS code section 501(c)(3) of USA. Dwarkamai is dedicated to organizing events and conducting activities directed towards personal spiritual development of the community based on Shirdi Sai philosophy.

We follow the teachings of Shri Sainath, a saint from Shirdi, India that imparts spiritual progress in life. Activities include lectures by Vedic scholars, health and wellness professionals, meditation sessions, yoga and kids enrichment activities. The Spiritual Walk by Dwarkamai consists of taking the Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Palki (palanquin) with the picture of our Guru Shri Shirdi Sai to devotee/invitee homes accompanied by singing of hymns, chanting and spiritual merriment in the form of a religious procession.


The Guiding Principle behind opening Dwarkamai's Centers of Spiritual Excellence was to take the worship center closer to devotee's homes based on request from devotees in an area rather than make devotees drive for hours to visit a worship center.

The same principle has brought us to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL where a group of 60 devotee families felt the need for a worship center nearby and requested Dwarkamai to open a Spiritual Center on the lines of those started in Massachusetts.

Under the guidance of our mentor, Shri Anil Naik, Support from the members of the community who wished to have a location in the Northwest suburbs and a landlord willing to go the extra mile, to make this wish become a reality it has been an eventful journey.

In the words of our mentor, Shri Anil Naik:

"We have been doing Shri Sai Palkhi since 2006 and then worship centers in various locations in Boston area and now we will have worship center in Chicago area as well to cater to Shri Sai Devotee's worship needs. In all we have four locations in the Boston areas (Billerica MA, Canton MA, Northboro MA, Hudson NH) and now fifth one in the Chicago area (Rolling Meadows IL). It was a long pending promises (over 3 years) given to the devotees in Chicago and fortunately even after so much of wind in the so called windy-city I and everyone who all worked are happy to fulfill and deliver the Sai Temple they would like to have to the devotees of the Chicago location."

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Today, Oct 25, 2020 on the auspicious day of Dasera, Shri Dwarkamai conducted the Bhoomi pooja of its newest location:

Shri Shirdi Sai Mandir,

Located at: 5999 S New Wilke Rd; Building 3, Suite 309, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Devotees marked the occasion with joy despite having to maintain state and federal CDC guidelines on social distancing and face mask protocol during this Pooja.

The Pooja and Homam were performed by Priest followed by Madhyaan arati and Prasad to devotees who were there for the Bhoomi Pooja.

Our upcoming programs are as follows:

On Nov 18th Shri Ganesha Pranprathista,

On Nov 22nd Shivalingam Pranprathista,

On Nov 26th Shri Sai Pranprathista.

Between now and dates for the upcoming programs, the temple will gradually ramp up services starting with the following timings when it will be open:

Every Sunday: 11am to 1pm including Madhyaan arati for Baba

Every Thursday: 6.30pm to 8pm including Dhoop arati for Baba

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