Guidelines to offer the Robes for BABA at Shirdi Sai Center

Sairam Devotee,

To offer robes for BABA, please reserve a date and make sure the robes are stitched as per measurements provided below.  Please follow the instructions given below:

1.     Schedule the Date:   

Send an email to [email protected] with the “Devotee details”  .  Please fill the Devotee Details (other side of this form)

2.     Date Confirmation:

SSP volunteer will contact you and confirm the date (by email).

3.     Stitch the Robes as per the following measurements :

You can bring robes for any of the Babas as per your wish. Please make sure the measurements of the robes match the above and that the edges are stitched or hemmed neatly.


In Inches

In Centimeters


Main Baba  (View Main hall BABA) You can use single piece of Cloth or Saree or Dhothi  and can make Robe and Head Scarf for all 3 Baba with the following (approximate) measurements;

5.6 yards (200 inches) X 44 Inches


512 cm X 112 cm


100  X  43

254  X 110


  44 X  23

112  X  59

Chavadi Baba  (View Chavadi BABA)

60   X  24

153  X  61


40  X  12

102  X  31

Utsava Baba (View Utsav BABA)

16.5  X  10

 42  X  26


  16     X     3

 41  X   8

SHAWL: Shawl is optional.  If you would like to procure shawl for Kakad Aarti, following are the suggested measurements

Main Baba       Chavadi Baba       Utsava Baba      
Inches 73    X 36 60   X 12 20     X  4   
Centimeters 186  X  92 153  X  31 51  X 11

Note:  For Shej  Aarti we accept only plain 100% cotton  light colored robes and without border.  Typically, shawl is not required for Shej aarti. However, during winter, volunteers may put a shawl made out of Crochet material.  If you would like to offer this, the dimensions for the shawl have to be:  

Main Baba       Chavadi Baba      
Inches 58 X  31 35 X 18
Centimeters 145 X 77 87 X 45

Drop the robes at temple :

We request you to drop the robes 15 days before the scheduled date.  Please drop the robes in the robe drop box provided in the Main hall.  If the robes are not provided 15 days before the scheduled date, we will request you to reschedule the date.  Exception will be provided only under excruciating circumstances.

To witness the Alankaram process or putting of robes on BABA please see instructions below :

During Kakad Aarti, the alankaram process starts around 7:10 A.M. Baba will wears the robe till 7.30 PM (approx)

Robe change for Shej Aarti occurs around 7:30 P.M. Baba wears the robes that are offered for Shej arati till 6.55 AM next day.



Please fill the Devotee Details (other side of this form)

Devotee details
Contact details     Name                     
Phone No
Date of offering (Please provide few alternative dates )
Date of your choice :
Alternative dates
Aarti Check the Aarti to offer the robes
       O     Kakad Aarti                                            O     Shej Aarti
Approx. value of Robe    $      _______________
Robes offering for Main Baba No. of Pieces in the set  _______________
Chavadi Baba No of Pieces in the set  _______________
Utsava  Baba No of Pieces in the set  _______________
If the robe offered is a sari or a dhoti, please select of the following options. Please let us know if you need help stitching the sari or  dhoti.
O Offer  Sari/Dhoti (without cutting and without fall stitched) and blouse piece (as head scarf) to only Main Baba and use any existing robes for Chavadi and Utsav Baba  
O Offer Sari/Dhoti (after cutting, stitching and hemmed) to all 3 Babas
If you wish to take the offered robes as BABA’s Prasad, please collect them at the time specified below.

  • Kakad Aarti Robes : Same day before or after Shej Aarti
  • Shej Aarti Robes : Next day after Kakad Aarti.

Beyond the time mentioned above, SSP will not be able to ensure returning of your robes due to existing logistics issues.  However, an effort to keep them in an open “to be returned robes” bin for 2 days will be done, from where they might be collected.


We request you to understand that we cannot offer your robes as scheduled, in case of the following situations

    1. If you are unable to provide the robes 15 days before the scheduled date
    2. If the robes are not stitched as per the instructions provided in this form and the edges have not been hemmed neatly.
    3. For any further clarification, please call :  408-384-9710
    4. Please note that our volunteers will do their best to put the robe, in the best possible way on Baba.  However, sometimes they encounter last minute issues which may prevent them from following the normal process.  Between 8:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M., other devotees may approach our volunteers to place shawl on Baba.  Our volunteers have been requested to oblige to this request and to remove the same after a short period (15-30 mins).  Additionally, during winter months, volunteers may place a Crochet type material on Baba for Shej aarti.  Please take these things into consideration.