Paschim Shirdi Sai Mandir

DCMSS acquired a 33-acre parcel of farmland in Germantown Maryland in Oct 2020 as the future site of Paschim Shirdi. DCMSS envisions Paschim Shirdi to embody the principles of Shirdi, India. Paschim Shirdi will be a site to promote and learn about Sai Tattva and keeping with its origins in line with Sai’s guiding principle of “Service to Mankind is Service to God”  by championing community service.

Our address is: 23501 Ridge Rd, Germantown, MD 20876

With beautiful rolling hills and amazing views of the surrounding areas, this site is within a 5-minute drive from I-270 providing easy access to all in the Washington DC Metro Area. The site itself is a large hillock and the temple will be at the top of the hill.

The entire Paschim Shirdi project is scoped to last several years, the total project outlay is ~$6M. As a volunteer-driven organization, DCMSS’s initial phase is to set up the Community Center, this will be the site of our temporary temple – the current temple being operated from 19711 Waters Road, Germantown will be moved to this location. This phase of the project – Paschim Shirdi Phase 1 – will be geared towards the setup of a Community Center and all the minimum required aspects to have our temporary temple – the outlay for this is estimated to be ~$2.4M.

With all your contributions, Samsthan bought this land with a 30% down payment leaving us with about $820,000 loan. Our Phase 1 plan includes:

  1. Develop the land with Public water, sewer, Grading & Sediment control, Storm drain, paving and SWM
  2. Buidling access road, parking lot
  3. Building a community center of 3400 sft to be used as Phase 1 temple

Our plan is to move out of the existing rental place by end of the year 2023. We are working with experts on putting plans together for the construction and building approvals. Our preliminary conceptual site plan can be found here. The Samsthan humbly requests the congregation to come forward and take part in this divine opportunity. Please check the various avenues to contribute by clicking on the image sections.

Landscape Bhoomi Dana Maha Yagna Sponsor a Parking space Sai Lendi Bagh

Paschim Shirdi Bhoomi Dhana Maha Yagna

With Sai’s Blessings, we plan to pay off the land loan before we start the land development and temple construction phase. Towards this goal, we are seeking your contributions to purchase a yard of Paschim Shirdi land at $10/yard. Out of a total of 163.688 square yards, in the past 9 months By Baba’s grace devotees have come forward and sponsored close to  25,000 Sq yards.  As the Puranas say, get lifetime blessings to you and your family by sponsoring temple land.  Kindly do not miss this opportunity. 

Each Square Yard can be sponsored at $10.00. You may support the cause by sponsoring as many yards as possible by clicking on the below link.

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You may set up an ACH (monthly withdrawal) against you and your family names for one or more years to support this cause as well.

We request all of you to kindly support and spread this message so that we can get all the yards sponsored by the devotee community.  It is OUR Paschim Shirdi Sai Temple.

Please click here to sponsor

Sponsor A Parking Space

Parking is a prime requirement and as we get started with Paschim Shirdi Phase1, there will be 25 paved parking spots available to meet the congregation’s needs. We solicit your help in funding the parking project. Each parking spot is $5000.  Your support will make a difference and help us build the base infrastructure needed for devotees to visit Paschim Shirdi. Please note all contributions towards the Parking project will count towards Patron tiers that DCMSS has established to acknowledge our Patrons donations.

Please click here to submit your interest and one of our office bearers will reach out to you.

Treeline Project

Trees are the very essence of life, from times immemorial our scriptures extol the virtues of planting and sustaining trees. We learn from Sai Charitra that Sai planted many trees and ensured the proper upkeep of them. Earlier this year, we planted 55 Evergreen trees on Paschim Shirdi Land, they are in the SW corner of the land, we hope this is the beginnings of a beautiful landscape in our land.  You can memorialize any of your loved ones or events by sponsoring one of the evergreens, with a minimum donation of $250 per tree. There will be an additional charge if you want a small weather-resistant tag placed alongside/on the tree commemorating your donation. DCMSS will be responsible for all maintenance and upkeep of the tag.  Since there is a limited quantity of trees, please note the sponsorships will be handled on a first-come first-served basis. Please click here to submit your interest and one of our office bearers will reach out to you.

Please click here to submit your interest and one of our office bearers will reach out to you.

Community Garden

Sai showed us practical experience in how one must take care of plants and trees by establishing and taking care of the Lendi Bagh in Shirdi. HE established a flourishing garden in what was once a barren land and bought the entire community together in maintaining this. Taking a lesson from this, DCMSS has partitioned off 5 acres of land – a place where the community can gather to meet and interact to grow flowers and vegetables. Especially in the times, we are in, having such an open space is a Blessing, our Pranams to Sai for affording us this opportunity.

DCMSS proposes to use this land to actively engage with the community, further inculcating the Teachings of Sai in our day-to-day lives. Phase1 of this project would be to section off a portion of this into plots of 400 sft, we will have 200 of these plots that we plan to offer to the community where one can actively grow vegetables and flowers. To defray the operating expenses, there will be a nominal cost of $150/plot – this will give one full access to their plot for farming. DCMSS will provide water, mulch, a toolshed with garden tools so that one can easily get started. The area will be fenced off as well to ensure we protect the crop.

As we expand from Phase1, DCMSS has plans to expand further, we will have Knowledge sessions – where we can learn from seasoned gardeners, explore ways on how to do organic gardening by composting our farm waste, and even learn, gather tips from our experts in our community on vegetarian cooking, etc. At this point, we are soliciting your interest so we can plan for a kickoff in the 2022 growing season.

Please click here to submit your interest and one of our volunteers will reach out to you.

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