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Sai Mandir Nori Foundation

Nori Foundation Inc.

Nori Foundation USA Inc. was started by Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori and his wife Dr. Subhadra Nori in the year 1998, as a token of gesture to perpetuate the memories of his parents, Late Sri. Satyanarayana Nori and Late Smt. Kanaka Durgamba Nori. The charitable trust serves the needy in the fields of medical relief, education, and community services. Nori Foundation has established Sai Mandir in Baldwin , New York in the year 2002. To appease the requests made by several Sai Baba devotees, the Shirdi Sai Cultural and Community Center was formed in Iselin, New Jersey in the year 2008.

Since their inception, both the centers have been serving the community and standing as a source of inspiration and tranquility and peace to all the Sai devotees. The places have evolved into a sacred Shirdi for the USA East Coast region and facilitate worship services similar to that in Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir in Shirdi, India. The main objective is to promote the gist of his teachings and philosophy of Sai Baba, Shraddha (devotion) and Saburi (patience).

Nori Foundation Inc, in addition to community service, also promotes harmony among all cultures, promotes human values and provides sanctum for everyone. Nori Foundation stands as a model on how to accomplish collectively and with integrity.

Dr. Nori Dattatreyudu

Padma Shri Dr. Nori
Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori M.D., FACR, FACRO, the world’s leading authority and a pioneer in the field of Oncology, completed his undergraduate training at Kurnool Medical College, and received his postgraduate medical degree from Osmania University in India. He then joined the staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Dr. Nori was instrumental in introducing the current techniques and clinical concepts of High Dose Rate Brach therapy for gynecological, genitourinary, thoracic and head and neck tumors. His research also included efforts to improve the outcome for patients with prostate cancer, lung cancer, pancreas, breast and other cancers.

Dr Nori served in the American Cancer Society in various positions including chairmanship of the Professional Education Committee. Dr. Nori has provided technical and scientific help to many cancer centers in India, South America and Israel, and he is also the Founding Member of the Indo-American Cancer Institute for Women and Children, a state-of-the art 450 bed cancer and research institute located in Hyderabad, A.P. which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India in 2001. In addition, Dr. Nori is a Consultant to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, advising on the formulation of guidelines for the treatment of cancer in developing countries.

In a recent survey conducted by the reputable Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and published in America’s Top Doctors, Dr. Nori has been selected as one of the top doctors in America. In this survey, more than 250,000 leading doctors were asked to name the nation’s best physicians in various specialties – those “to whom you would send members of your family”. The most important criterion for physician selection was excellence in patient care, education, residency, board certification, fellowships, professional reputation, research, hospital affiliation, academic stature and medical school faculty appointment and experience.

In a more recent survey done by the most popular woman’s magazine in the U.S., The Ladies’ Home Journal, Dr. Nori has also been named as one of the top doctors in America for the treatment of cancers in women. The American Cancer Society honored him with their highest prestigious award “Tribute to Life” for his accomplishments in cancer research. He was also presented with the Dr Yelavarthy Nayudamma Memorial Award in 2006. Dr. Nori was also honored by Governor John Corzine and by New York Council Speaker Gifford Millar for his contributions to cancer research.

Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori is driven by a passion for helping the less fortunate. He believes strongly in the principle of service to society. Dr. Nori says ” For all the knowledge one gains and the expertise one accumulates, there is not much satisfaction unless there is humanity in one’s work”.

As an ardent devotee of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, he stands as a role model for practicing Sai Baba’s teachings and principles.

Sai Mandir New York.

Pure are those, who will make the divinity known. Pious are those who will direct toward the greater divinity and totally blessed are those who will disseminate and contribute to the news on the divinity and that of the greater divinity. That is how Narada, Tumbura, Valmiki, Tyagaraja, Ramadasa and several other renowned exponents of the ultimate divinity are remembered even today and adored as replicas of divinity in Indian Scriptures.

Sai Mandir Temple New York
Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, a saint of the present century of Indian origin practiced multi religious philosophies of Hinduism, Christianity and Muslim religion advocating oneness of God – Baba pledged to the suffering humanity, material success happiness and prosperity through His eleven solemn promises. The efficacy of Baba’s pledge for alleviation of the distress of mankind and fulfillment of their wants is well established.

His magnificent marble statue, which is 6- ft high and sculptured over base rock of 4ft wide, weighing approximately three tons, with all the silver ornaments i.e. throne, crown, umbrella, makaratoranam, swastiks and lions has been installed. The installation of this life size statue, (Idol) an exact replica of the one at Shirdi, which is carved by same family, world-renowned Pembarthi artisans from India was and inaugurated in Baldwin on July 4th 2002.

This mega community project structure is blessed by all divine personalities at home including Kanchi Kama Koti Peetadhipatulu, Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba and several other spiritual exponents. Presently Baba is seated in a magestic Darbar hall for primarily devoting to all the welfare activities, advocating inter-religious harmony and universal brotherhood in addition to attending to spiritual and ritualistic needs of all overseas devotees.

The day in the Mandir starts with the morning aarathi called Kakakad aarathi. After the Kakad aarathi the Abhishekam is performed and the darshan of the Baba begins for the devotees. On special occasions the Abhishekam is followed by Sri Satyanarayana Puja. There is the Madhayana Aarathi follwed by the Sai Satcharitra adhyana reading. At sunset it is the Dhoop Aarathi follwed by Bhajans, Keertan and music. The day’s activities are concluded with Sheja aarathi.

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