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About Shirdi

About Shirdi

Shirdi, regarded as the spiritual town with devotees from across the world, is a small hamlet located in Rahata Tahasil, Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. shirdi is famous for being the place of 19th century Guru shirdi Sai Baba. This legendary sage of India, Sai Baba of shirdi lived here for most of the 80 years of his life. Sai Baba is regarded as a saint by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees. The town became prominent after the death of the saint in the year 1918. This famous religious sacred destination in India is dotted with numerous tourist places and pilgrim spots. The famous Shani Shingnapur Temple is at a distance of 65 km from shirdi

Legends of shirdi Sai Baba can be traced back in the middle of the last century. Sai Baba, as a boy of about 16 years of age, first appeared here under a Neem tree and performed a hard penance. For about 60 years, the sage dedicated his life to boost up the life of the poor and suffering. Through his teachings, he tried to merge Hinduism and Islam. The mosque in which Sai Baba lived is called Dwarkamai. He practiced Hindu and Muslim rituals and was buried in a Hindu temple in shirdi. This popular saint is worshipped by people all around the world. After his death this place has become a major tourist Attractions in shirdi. The other places of interest nearer are the Samadhi Mandir of shirdi Sai Baba, built by a devotee of Sai Baba of shirdi, Shreemant Gopalrao Buti in 1917-1918, this is the place where Sai Baba went into his Samadhi (memorial). The devotee wished to install the idol of a Hindu deity here, but Sai Baba himself became the deity. After he passed away, his memorial was built here using white marble. At the back of this Samadhi is an idol of Sai Baba, seated on a throne. Also known as shirdi Sai Baba Temple, the shrine features exquisite silver pillars ornamented with elaborate designs. There is an assembly hall in front of this temple, which can accommodate 600 devotees. The hall showcases various things used by Sai Baba during his period. Visiting time of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir Temple in Shridi is from 5 AM to 10 PM.

Major Tourist Attractions in shirdi 

Built by the devotee of Sai Baba of shirdi, Shreemant Gopalrao Buti in 1917-1918, this is the place where Sai Baba went into his Samadhi (memorial). The devotee wished to install the idol of a Hindu deity here, but Sai Baba himself became the deity. After he passed away, his memorial was built here using white marble. At the back of this Samadhi is an idol of Sai Baba, seated on a throne. Also known as shirdi Sai Baba Temple, the shrine features exquisite silver pillars ornamented with elaborate designs. There is an assembly hall in front of this temple, which can accommodate 600 devotees. The hall showcases various things used by Sai Baba during his period. Visiting time of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir Temple in shirdi is from 5 AM to 10 PM.

Dwarkamai is the place where shirdi Sai Baba used to live, after coming to shirdi. It is situated on the right side of Samadhi Mandir. An important attraction is that the holy fire that Sai Baba used to light is still burning here. Tourists can also see the shila (stone), once used by Baba to sit.

Dwarkamai is the place where shirdi Sai Baba used to live, after coming to shirdi. It is situated on the right side of Samadhi Mandir. An important attraction is that the holy fire that Sai Baba used to light is still burning here. Tourists can also see the shila (stone), once used by Baba to sit.This is a flower garden situated to the north-west of Sai Baba Samadhi Temple. Once it was a waste land and later turned into a flower garden by Sai Baba himself. He used to water it daily. Next to this is a Nandadeep, a lamp used to be lit by Baba each day in the pit dug by him. This pit has been changed into a marble lighthouse, with a glass box where the lamp is still burning. Other attractions of Lendi Baug Garden are Datta Mandir of Lord Dattatreya, samadhi of Sai Baba’s horse, Sham Sundar, and Baba’s Shivdi. Samadhi of Abdulbaba This is the memorial of Abdulbaba, one of the most ardent followers of Sai Baba, who used to read out the Quran to him. Located nearby the Sai Baba Temple, this Samadhi is one of the prime tourist attractions in shirdi that houses photos and various items that were used by Sai Baba and him. Major Festivals in shirdi Guru Poornima is one of the main festivals celebrated by devotees of shirdi Sai Baba. Other festivals celebrated in shirdi include Dussehra and Ram Navami (Ramnavami). The shirdi Samadhi Mandir remains open for the whole night only on these occasions

Baba, along with his nearest followers, used to stay here at every alternate nights. Because of this reason, this place has achieved a great importance. Every Thursday the Palakhi from DwarkaMai arrives here. Baba’s Photograph, his Paduka (slippers), and Satka are kept in the Palakhi. The chair, on which Baba used to rest, and the bed, on which Baba had his last bath, are also kept in this temple.

Major Festivals in shirdi

Guru Poornima is one of the main festivals celebrated by devotees of shirdi Sai Baba. Other festivals celebrated in shirdi include Dussehra and Ram Navami (Ramnavami). The shirdi Samadhi Mandir remains open for the whole night only on these occasions

SHIRDI SAI BABA DARSHAN TIMINGS & DAILY SCHEDULE

Programme Detail

Time

Temple Open  4 AM
Bhupali 4:15 AM
Kakad Aarti (Morning) 04:30 AM – 05:00 AM
Bhajan in Sai Baba Mandir 5:00 AM
Holy Bath of Shri Sai Baba (Mangal Snaan) in Samadhi Mandir 5:05 AM
Aarti “Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur“ 5:35 AM
Darshan begins in Samadhi Mandir 5:40 AM
Dhuni Pooja with Rice and Ghee in Dwarkamai 11:30 AM
Mid Day Aarti 12 PM -12:30 PM
Pothi (Devotional Reading/Study) in Samadhi Mandir 4:00 PM
Dhoop Aarti At Sunset (20 Minutes)
Devotional Songs in Samadhi Mandir & Cultural Programmes (if any) 8:30  PM -10 PM
Chavadi and Gurusthan Closes 9:00 PM
In Dwarkamai water is offered to Baba; A mosquito net is hung & the hanging lamp is lit. 9:30 PM
Dwarkamai (the upper part) closes 9:45 PM
Shej (night) Aarti, After Aarti, A shawl is wrapped around the statue in the Samadhi Mandir, A Rudraksha mala is put around baba’s neck, Mosquito net is hung, and a glass of water kept there. 10:30 PM – 10:50 PM
Samadhi Mandir closes after night Arati 11:15 PM

ONLINE BOOKING OF DARSHAN TICKETS OF SHIRDI TEMPLE

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