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Shirdi Sai baba Temple

Sai Baba is considered to be the greatest and most powerful saint of India. Sai Baba is worshiped as God in many countries outside India. In the early days, there were only a few people in Shirdi who worshiped or believed in Sai Baba. But today Shirdi temple is known all over the world for the miracles and footprints of Sai Baba. Sai Baba is also known as Shidananta Sadguru Sainath Maharaj. Shirdi is a village in Ahmednagar in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Shirdi is famous as the home and Samadhi place of Sai Baba who taught everyone "Sabka Salik Ek". Shirdi has become a holy and famous religious place teaching Shraddha (faith) and Saburi (Fsa) to devotees of all religions.

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Shirdi is an important shrine for pilgrims in India as well as overseas. Every year people come from different places to have darshan of Sai Baba and see this magnificent temple. Whenever there is any festival in Shirdi temple, lakhs of devotees are seen in Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir. Every Thursday Saie baba's Palkhi Sohla is taken from the Shirdi Sai baba Temple to Dwarka Mai, then Chavadi, and back to the main temple.

It is believed that on August 1918, Sai Baba told his devotees that he would soon leave his body by the end of September, Sai Baba's health deteriorated, and he passed away on Vijayadashami, on 15 October 1918. The last rites took place at Butiwad in Shirdi which is famous today as Shirdi Sai Baba's Temple.


The temple is built on an area of ​​200 square meters, the Shirdi temple is considered to be the most active organization in India. The interior of the Shirdi temple and the Kalsh of the temple is made of gold. The beautiful idol of Sai Baba is made of marble rock by a sculptor named Balaji Basant Tali, SaiBaba's gold crown on his head adds to the beauty of the idol. Saibaba's idol is kept near the Samadhi. The Saibaba temple in Shirdi has a life-like painting of Saibaba by Mumbai-based artist Shanmrao Jaykar.

Not only on certain days but every day thousands of devotees come to Shirdi to take the darshan of Saie Baba. Respecting Sai Baba's teachings of “Sabka Malik Ek”, all people live in Shirdi believing in the equality of all religions. When Saibaba first came to Shirdi, he came to Shirdi as a fakir and after that Shirdi became his permanent residence. It is said that Saibaba was only 16 years old when he first time came to the Shirdi. He wears a dress like fakirs. He had never cut his hair. His hair was always tied up in a white cotton cloth which gives him a Muslim look. Many people think he is a Muslim Fakir. Many people think he was a crazy man and kids used to beat him. 

After staying in Shirdi for a few days, he left Shirdi and returned to Shirdi after the Indian Uprising of 1857, after which Shirdi became his permanent residence. Saibaba lives like an ascetic. The people of the village felt surprised to see a boy of only 16 years sitting under a tree doing penance. There was an old mosque in Shirdi which Saie Baba had made his residence. Sai Baba used to stay alone in that mosque and live by taking a bhiksha. A fire was constantly burning in that mosque. He used to give holy ashes from that fire to people who went to see Shirdi Saibaba. People used the ash given by Sai Baba as medicine. Shirdi Sai Baba's ashes are said to have cured many sick people. Many people who stayed with Saie Baba became well-known saints and spiritual persons. Because of these many miracles of Shirdi Sai Baba, people started to consider him a god or sant, and many people come only to see him.

The meaning word Saie is God. Still, no one knows what Shirdi Sai Baba's real name is. Saibaba's first devotee Mahalsapati Nagare gave the name Sai to Sai Baba. 1838 is said to be his year of birth. It is believed that Saibaba was born in the village of Pathri, while some people say that Saie Baba was born in Tamil Nadu.

Sai Baba's devotees believe in the miracles performed by Sai Baba. He has appeared to the devotees in the form of different gods and goddesses and some in their dreams according to the faith of the devotees. Many such experiences of Sai Baba's devotees have been recorded.

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Sai Baba was always against the caste system. Whether Sai Baba himself was Muslim or Hindu is still not clear to people. Sai Baba gave the Hindu name Dwarka Mai to the Muslim mosque in which he lived. Saie Baba asks Muslims to read great books like Quran, and Hindus to read Ramayana and Bhagwat Gita. People believed Sai Baba to be an incarnation of the Hindu god Dattatray. To love any person without discrimination, to act with compassion, and to act with patience (Saburi) is Sai Baba's teaching to his devotees. Sai Baba tells his devotees to do their duty and be content, do charity. Saie Baba's teachings were always centered around forgiveness, charity, equanimity, compassion, and devotion.


Shirdi Sai Baba Arti Timing

Opening Time: 4:45 Am 

Bhuali Arti: 5 Am

Kakad Arti: 5:15 Am

Mangal Snaan: 5:50 Am

Darshan Timing begins:6:25 Am

Dhuni Pooja in Dwarkamai: 11:30 Am

Pthi in Samadhi Mandir: 4 Pm

Dhoop Arti: At Sunset

Shej Arti: 10:00 Pm 


Shirdi VIP Darshan Pass

VIP Darshan pass facility is available for devotees. You can book VIP Shirdi darshan Pass online or offline. For VIP darshan you have to pay only Rs.200 per person. Car parking facilities have been provided by considering complete safety for the vehicles of the pilgrims.


Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Accommodation, Donation Facilities

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust is working on the development of Saibaba Temple and Shirdi. In the Prasadalaya of Shirdi Temple, people of any caste are welcomed and given food. During the temple's renovation by the Shirdi Sai Baba mandir Trust in 1998-99, various facilities were provided. Like, The facility of the line for darshan, lunch and dinner facility, donation counter, Hospitals, accommodation, many stalls of worship materials, etc. have been provided for the devotees.

 At least 20 to 30,000 devotees come every day for darshan at Saibaba samadhi temple.Shree Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust has provided many accommodation facilities for the pilgrims at affordable prices and with all comforts. There you will also find many accommodation facilities like Sai Ashram, Daravati, Bhakta Niwas, etc. Pilgrims can also book rooms online from the official website of Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust. 

The institute has also started many donation facilities. Sansthan accepts donations from devotees through any mode of cash, bank-to-bank transfer, donation counter, or post. A devotee can donate only 1,99,999 in cash in a day and if a devotee is going to donate in foreign currency, he has to submit a xerox copy of his passport.


How To Reach Shirdi Saibaba Temple

Private buses are easily available from every city to reach Shirdi. Aurangabad Airport is the nearest airport to Shirdi which is 130 KM from Shirdi. Maharashtra State Transport buses are available from every major city of Maharashtra. Kopargaon railway station is the nearest railway station to Shirdi at a distance of 16 KM. From Kopargaon Railway Station to Shirdi Sai baba Temple you will find many private vehicles.


Places To Visit Near Shirdi Mandir


Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar is 90 Km away from Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir. This holy temple is located in Trimbak village of Nashik district. Trimbak is the place where Maharashtra's longest river Godavari originated. And Trimbakeshwar temple is one of the divine Jyotirlingas. The Hindu ritual Naryan Nagbali Pooja is only performed in Trimbakeshwar.


Saptashrungi Devi Mandir

Vani Saptashrungi Temple is 139 Km away from Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir. Saptashrungi Temple is surrounded by seven Sahyadri hills. The idol of Saptashringi Devi is self-contained in the forts of Vani village.


Shani Shingnapur

Shani Shingnapur is 72 Km away from the Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir and is located in Newasa, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. This is the temple of Lord Shani Dev. The specialty of Shani Shingnapur is that no house has a door or people never lock the door.



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