Shirdi Sai Baba
Shirdi is a small town in Aurangabad, Maharashtra which has a religious significance is one of the famous Aurangabad Tourist places. Shirdi, popularly known as the land of Sai, is located around 270kms from Mumbai in India. Located in Ahmednagar district, Shirdi possesses a high relevance as a holy and pilgrimage site by the devotees of great saint Sai Baba. The whole aura of the place is filled with religious vibes that will rejuvenate your soul and calm your mind. Shirdi is so relevant as a holy place as it was here that Sai Baba made his appearance as a young boy, and remained there throughout his life, helping people and changing their lives for better. There are several religious sites in Shirdi such as Dwarkamai masjid, Chavadi, Samadhi Mandir, Shani Shringrapur etc.
Pre-booking for Darshan or Aarti is available online through the official website of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust.
Special VIP passes are also available for INR 200 to provide quicker darshan. Best time to visit is June and February.
Transportation to the place-
Shirdi is well accessible via roadways through main cities. Aurangabad is the nearest airport to reach this sacred place.
The nearest Railway station is Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station.
Time to visit –
The Shirdi temple offers various darshans and aartis through the day. It opens at 4 am and has different slots to have the pious darshan.
Beliefs related to the place –
Sai Baba is believed to have been born with unbelievable powers and is worshipped as God Incarnate in the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple.
Architecture and Main attractions –
The temple premises has modern facilities like Darshan Lane, Prasadalay, Donation Counters, Canteen, Book stalls etc. It is popularly believed that Sai Baba arrived at Shirdi in 1858 and spent his 60 years of life until he attained salvation in 1918.
He always spread the message of the universal brotherhood without any
discrimination of caste, colour, race or creed.
The world’s largest solar cooker is operated at the Shirdi Bhojanalaya where thousands of devotees enjoy the food every day at Rs.10 only. Dwarakamai is another
treasure for devotees. It is the part of Shirdi where Sai Baba spent a considerable part of his life, including the last moments. It is the place where he performed various miracles, and his durbar was held.
It is widely believed that Sai Babatransformed multiple lives in numerous ways by curing the sick, saving the lives of men, protecting the defenceless, granted child to couples, preventing accidents, helped in financial gain and promoted spirituality.
He used to say that SABKA MALIK EK HAI means there is only one God. People of all faiths looked up to the great Saint Shri Sai Baba and believed in his teachings.
There is a dhuni here which is the perpetually burning sacred fire and read japas and holy texts here. It is believed that during the days when Sai Baba lived alternate nights in Chavadi(having two rooms), Sai Baba was taken there in a ceremonial palki procession from Dawarkamai Masjid. So same procession is being carried out even today on every Thursday with equal joy and excitement.
People from every corner of India as well as the world, visit the holy city of Shirdi. They payhomage to Sai Baba and to experience his promise of never ceasing to help his devotees in need, even from his tomb after his demise. So plan your Shirdi Sai Baba Aurangabad tour soon.