Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Sri Sai Centre, East Singhbhum

Jamshedpur, the dream city founded by Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata more than a Century ago – home to the first steel plant in India – can now be proud of its latest attainment, the Shirdi Sai Baba temple, where Baba “watches over” His devotees by showering His blessings on one and all. His merciful gaze captures every ones imagination in this hallowed precinct. It was in the year 1998 that few enthusiastic Sai devotees led by Mrs Daisy Irani, well known social worker and w/o Dr. J. J. Irani, then Managing Director, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, got together and decided to build a Shirdi Sai Baba temple, where the ever-increasing number of His devotees could offer their prayers in a serene and tranquil environment. A Society, under the name ‘Sri Sai Centre Jamshedpur‘, was formed and registered with the Government of Jharkhand. Built over nearly 0.75 acres of land sub leased by Tata Steel and further landscaped on another acre of surrounding land, the temple began to function as a place of worship in 2012. Within a short span of time, the temple with its unique architectural concept akin to the famous Lotus Temple in New Delhi has captured the imagination of one and all to become a landmark in this green and clean city. The striking resemblance with the Lotus Temple – the three arches on the main temple clad by natural sand stone along with the spherical roof supported by six inverted beams – all exhibit a magnificent view, particularly after sunset when the temple glows after it is lit-up. The landscaping and architectural concepts of the green plants, shrubs, plaza area and the continuing water fall offering comprising of sixteen brass pitchers, which add to the serene ambience were the handiwork of Gurgaon-based, India’s best known landscape architect Ms Savita Punde of Design Cell

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