|Distance from Mumbai
||Saint Sri Sai Baba
||Samadhi mandir, Dwarkamai, Khandoba Mandir
||Anytime of the year
The Shirdi Saibaba temple is located at Shirdi in
Ahmednagar district of Maharshtra. A seat of venerable Sai Baba, Shirdi
attracts millions of devotees from across faiths, castes, creeds, which
flock in here to pay their homage to Shri Sai Baba. The temple is
beautiful shrine that has been built over the Samadhi of Shri Saibaba.
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has been managing Shri Sai Baba temple since
1922. The trust ensures that a strict code of conduct is maintained in
the temple premises. Thursday is the day Saibaba is specially
worshipped. On this day devotees from all over India visit Shirdi for
Darshan of Saibaba.
The Temple opens for devotees at 5.15am with Kakad Aarti and remains
open till the end of Shejarti. The temple also holds special puja for
the devotees across the globe, praying the deity on their behalf and
sending the prasada to them.
There are several places to see and visit in and around Shirdi. Some of
them are as below:
The mandir has Saibaba's Samadhi over which his statue is built with
pristine white Italian marble. Here Saibaba's statue is shown seated on
a high throne. The idol was made by late Balaji Vasant. The routine of
the temple starts at 5 o'clock in the morning with Bhoopali, a morning
song, and closes at 10 o'clock in the night after Shejarati is sung.
Only on three occasions the temple is kept open overnight - on
Gurupoornima, Dassera and Ramnavami. Every Thursday and on each
festival, a palkhi with Baba's photo is taken out from the temple.
Once a ruined mosque, Dwarkamai was turned by Saibaba into a seat of
all faiths. It is said that Saibaba stayed here till the very end of his
life, curing people's sickness and woriies.
Gurusthan was built to commemorate the coming of Sai Baba in the form
of Bal Yogi or a child ascetic. There is a shrine where a big portrait
of Saibaba is placed on an elevated platform.
Lendi baug is a garden that is believed to be made by Saibaba himself.
Baba used to come here every morning and afternoon and take rest under a
Situated on the main road, Khandoba temple is believed to be the site
where Saibaba was welcomed when he stepped in Shirdi. The temple has
idols of Khandoba, Banai and Mhalsai.
How to Reach Shirdi
The nearest airport is Aurangabad about 144kms away. The airport is
well connected by all the major cities of India.
Nasik is the convenient railway station to reach Shirdi about 123kms
away. You also get down at Manmad railway station about 60kms from
It takes 7hrs to reach Shirdi from Mumbai. There are several luxury
coaches plying from Mumbai, Pune to Shirdi.
Daily Program at Sri Saibaba Temple
|Holy Bath of Shri Sai Baba
|Pravachan or Pujan
|Dhuparati Sunset Bhajan, Keertan