Shirdi is famous for
Place for a divine feeling
The amount of time in terms of days spent here is dependent on the individual and in accordance the places to be visited has to be decided. However visiting the samadhi is must and the temple complex including the Lendi Baug, the other places can be decided by the individual. However, another place for a sure visit is the Sai Prasadalaya, where food was once cooked and served by Sai Baba himself and the technological feat in usage of solar power for cooking for son many pilgrims free of charge. The simple yet nourishing food can only be appreciated as part of the divine blessing.
In peak winter only during the night it may be slightly cold, otherwise it is warm hence plan your woollens according to the weather only. Choose a decent hotel if you can afford, otherwise there are free accommodations also available on a first come first serve basis.
Sai Baba, Shirdi is for all his devotees, who seek his blessings
The home of great saint Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious place close to Nashik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.
Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Shirdi holds a strong importance as a holy and pilgrim place by Sai Baba devotees. The small town is filled numerable religious spots and activities which will soothe and calm your soul on its visit. The air here carries chants lingering with spirituality and the whole grandness about the same too will leave you spellbound. We started with our darshan & completed within half an hour. It was very peaceful.
My husband is fond of devotional songs and to our surprise the Sansthan had completed 100 years & organised an event for the same. The guest of the evening was singer "Suresh Wadkar". We attended the event & spent few hours listening to the devotional songs within the Mandir itself. It was an awesome experience.
Apart from Sai Baba Mandir, there are many religious places to be seen in Shirdi such as Chavadi, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai masjid, Shani Shignapur.
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History of Shirdi
Shirdi, mostly known for the great saint Shirdi Sai Baba, is situated in the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Shirdi, also known as the Land of Sai, is a popular destination of pilgrims throughout the year.
The earlier history of Shirdi is not known but Shirdi shot to fame during the earlier 20th Century. The name ?Shirdi? is interconnected with the life of Shirdi Sai Baba. Shirdi Sai Baba visited Shirdi when he was sixteen years old and stayed there until his death in 1918. Through Shirdi Sai Baba, Shirdi has earned a significant place among the pilgrimage destinations of India. Shirdi is a small town in Maharashtra that comprises an area of about 3 sq. km.
People and Culture of Shirdi
Shirdi is located at a distance of about 297 km from Mumbai, 82 km from Ahmednagar and 80 km from the religious city of Nasik and 16 km from Kopargaon. The State Government of Maharashtra along with the Shirdi municipal council & Shri Sai Baba Sansthan are planning for infrastructure development in Shirdi, keeping in mind the 100th anniversary of Shri Sai Baba Punyatithi on the day of Dussehra in 2018. Another project for the integrated development of Shirdi and its surrounding villages has given boost to the thriving hospitality industry in the area.
Things To Do in Shirdi
The Shirdi temple complex which is the main attraction of Shirdi covers an area of about 200 sq. m. The temple complex includes Khandoba, Gurusthan, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, Chavadi and Lendi Baug. Maruti Temple and Shani Temple, constructed under the supervision of Shirdi Sai Baba, are the other places of attraction in Shirdi.