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Shirdi is located in Maharashtra in Ahmednagar District and accessible from Nashik at a distance of ( 90 kms ) Shirdi is connected to Pune ( 180 kms ) Aurangabad ( 110 kms ) Mumbai ( 250 kms ) . The nearest Rail Junction to reach Shirdi are Sainagar Station ( 3 kms ) Nagarsol Station at ( 44kms ) Kopergaon station ( 16 kms ) Manmad (55 kms ) Nashik ( 90 kms ) . Shirdi is famous town in india where the great saint Sai Baba lived till his samadhi in 1918. Shirdi is a pilgrimage center and millions of his devotees from all over the world come each year to pay their respects and seek blessings of Saibaba.

 

In Shirdi the most important places to visit are the Saibaba Temple where Sai Baba's samadhi is located, the former dwelling place of Sai Baba called Dwarakamayi, and the place called Chavadi where Baba used to sleep every alternate day and are located close to each other.

 

Sai Baba Temple - Located at the heart of the town, this houses the samadhi (burial site) of Sai Baba. One can also book special pass which costs Rs.100 per devotee for darshan from Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust . For Millions of saibaba devotee wanting to have darshan of saibab new online darshan booking can be done through the temple trust website https://online.sai.org.in/landingPage.do . The waiting time in the queue averages over 2 hours on weekdays and 3 to 4 hours on weekends. The temple opens at 4.30 am with Kakad arti and stays open till about 10.00 pm.


After the Saibaba i Darshan, one can visit the Gurusthan, the tree where Sai Baba was first spotted meditating by the people of Shirdi. After that, one can go to the Udhi counter to collect the Udhi. The temple premises also has the samadhis of some of Sai Baba's most prominent devotees.

 

Saibab Temple has a book store where one can buy Sai Baba's books (Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra, Aarti books etc.). One can also get clothes and Prasadam offered to Sai Baba.

 

Dwarakamayi - Located adjacent to the temple complex, Dwarakamayi is the name of the mosque where Baba resided for an unbroken span of 60 years till hisSamadhi in 1918. The structure has been renovated and houses the Dhuni the fire that Baba always kept burning. The flames are never allowed to die and the Dhuni today is the same that Baba lit over 100 years ago. Additionally, some of Baba's articles such as his grinding stone, fireplace, a stone on which he used to sit are located in the Dwarakamayi

 

Chavadi - This is located next to Dwarakamayi. Every alternate day, Baba used to sleep in the Chavadi, a few meters away from the Dwarakamayi. Even today, on Thursday nights, Baba's footprints are taken in a ceremonial procession from Dwarakamayi to Chavadi.

 

Khandoba Raya temple - This is the temple where Mahalsapati first welcomed Sai Baba and recognized that He is no ordinary saint. This is located on the highway, approximately 7 minutes walk away from the temple

 

SHIRDI SAI BABA - The GURU - GOD OF SHIRDI

At the beginning of eighteenth century a young bearded man ( Shirdi Sai baba) with sparkling eyes took shelter in a mosque, in Shirdi Village (of Maharshtra State, In India) . Nobody knew from where this stranger had come who hardly spoke a word and stayed there. Sri Shirdi Sai philosophy ingrained 'Shraddha' meaning faith and 'Saburi' meaning compassion. According to god Sai, Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness

 

The curious villagers started offering food to the man, but he never asked anything from them. Sometimes he shared his food with the animals. Soon the young fakir, as he was started to be addressed, started expressing his view points with few elderly villagers. His simple language of expression and his special power of solving the problems of poor needy and destitute soon made this less known fakir, to be known as Shri Sai Baba. As the days passed, devotees started streaming into Shirdi in ever growing numbers. The village was fast becoming a centre of pilgrimage. As gifts and presentations flowed in, the pomp and ceremony of Sai worship were evolving. Everyday Sai Baba would be a pauper having distributed all among the needy and the poor. But Sai Baba's life of a Fakir remained calm, undisturbed, unaltered and therein is the saint's Spiritual glory.

 

 

People also realised that this "Baba" was no ordinary person but a person with extraordinary godly powers. Such powers are not known or present in normal human beings. Baba preached his principle of love and faith in humanity to all his disciples. He always felt anguished over the fact that all those who came to him were more for their own personal problems and not for attaining the ultimate goal of reaching God which he felt could be attained only by true servicing of humanity.

 

Saibaba radiated a mysterious smile and a deep inward look, of a peace . Shri Saibaba was always and ever aware of what transpired within the hearts and minds of everyone, whether they be, His devotees or not. This Omnipresent and Omniscient Sri Sai Baba who left his mortal body in 1918, is the living spiritual force that is drawing people from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, into his fold, today.Sri Sai Baba lived, acted and behaved as only a "God descended on Earth" can. Saibaba  came to serve mankind, to free them from the clutches of fear.


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