A small village in
Ahmednagar district, Shirdi has become famous all over India on account
of its association with the renowned Saint Shri Sai Baba. Pilgrims
belonging to all faiths, throng here all the year around.
1.3 Sq. km.
Throughout the year.
Shirdi :The nearest airport is Aurangabad (144 Km/90 mile)
which is connected by Indian Airlines and private airlines with other
cities / towns. The convinent rail heads are Nasik(123 Km/76 mile) and
Manmad (60 Km/37 mile). Shirdi is well connected by Road with Mumbai via
Nashik-Sinnar and Manmad. You can get the taxis from
Dadar-Mumbai(Journey Time-7 hours) up to Shirdi or you can get the
Luxury Coach for Shirdi or take a train up to Nasik and take a
taxi for Shirdi.
IN AND AROUND
SHIRDI TEMPLE :
Mandir is built with stones and Baba's Samadhi is built with white
marble stones. A railing is built in marble around the Samadhi and is
full of ornamental decorations. In front of the Samadhi are two silver
pillars full of decorative designs. Just behind the Samadhi is Sai
Baba's marvelous statue made of Italian marble which shows him seated on
a throne. This 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. ie. On Gurupoornima,
Dassera, and Ramnavami. Every Thursday and on each festival, a palkhi
with Baba's photo is taken out from the temple.
Shri Sai Baba came to Shirdi with a marriage procession. He
stayed at Dwarkamai till very end of his life. Dwarkamai is situated on
the right side of the entrance of Samadhi Mandir. Here he solved
problems of the people, cured their sickness and worries. Before Baba's
arrival in Shirdi, Dwarkamai was an old mosque in a dilapidated
condition. Baba turned it into Dwarkamai and proved that God is one.
Sai Baba first came to Shirdi in the form of Bal Yogi - a child
ascetic. He was first spotted seated under a Neem tree. This place came
to be known as Gurusthan. The renovation of Gurusthan was made on
30th September, 1941. The present temple was built after this period.
There is a small shrine in Gurusthan. On a elevated platform of this
shrine a big portrait of Baba is placed. On the side is a marble statue
of Baba. In front of the portrait is a Shivling and the Nandi. Photos of
twelve Jyotirlingas are kept in the temple. The branches of the Neem
tree have come out through the roof of the temple.
At a short distance
lies Baba's CHAVADI. Baba used to sleep here every alternate day. The
Chavadi is divided into two parts. One part of the Chavadi has a large
portrait of Baba along with a wooden bed and a white belonging to him.
Lendi Baug :
some distance from Gurustahan there is a Lendi Baug. This Baug was made
and watered daily by Baba himself. It got its name a Nalla (a drain)
which used to previously flow there. Baba used to come here every
morning and afternoon and take rest under a Neem Tree.
Mandir: This temple is situated on the main road. In front of
this temple Baba was welcomed by Poojar Mhalsapti, of this temple,
Saying "Aao Sai", when Baba stepped in Shirdi. In this temple there are
icons of Khandoba, Banai and Mhalsai.
Holy Bath of Shri
Pravachan or Pujan
Location : Shirdi
Duration : 12 - 14
hours (Oneway distance 140 KM)
Pick up at 06:00 AM in
morning from Hotel.
After reaching Shirdi, go
After darshan, do local
Return back by evening
around 20:00 PM & drop to Hotel
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