Shirdi is one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in India and is dedicated to Sai Baba. Once a small village, Shirdi is now a city. It was here that Sai Baba lived until his Samadhi in 1918. Devotees from all across the globe flock to Shirdi to seek blessings of Sai Baba. The spiritual energy of the town reverberates and fills you with positivity. The main temple SShirdi Samadhi Mandir is the main attraction of the city. The entire city has a holy vibe and you can find traces of Sai Baba’s life story all over. It is mesmerizing to see how Sai Baba spent his entire life in this small village, right from the beautiful mosque, small cottages, and Chavadi (where he used to sleep every night), all the places are well preserved. The main temple celebrated Dussera, Guru Purnima, Shri Punyatithi (Baba’s death anniversary) with great fervor. Plan a visit to the holy city to seek blessings of Sai Baba and experience spirituality at an all new level. Away from the mundane routine, you’ll be filled with new energy and positivity.
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Shirdi is a world known town in the Ahmadnagar district of Maharashtra, India. This is the town, once a small village, where the most revered saint, of present day, Shri Sai Baba lived until his Samadhi in 1918. Shirdi is one of the most populous pilgrimage center in India and millions of Sai devotees come each year to pray. The town is dotted with religious spots that relate to Sai Baba and events associated to his live at Shirdi. The town has a mesmerizing effect for every Sai Devotee and soothes & calms ones soul on visit. The aura here is brimming with spirituality and the whole grandness about it leaves every visitor spellbound. The festivals observed in Shirdi Samadhi Mandir (the main temple) with great devotion are Dussehera, Guru Poornima and Shri Punyatithi (Baba's death anniversary). Millions of devotees come to Shirdi during the time and special tours are also available with special darshan passes.
Shirdi is all about Shri Sai Ram and the entire town is dotted with places that have some or the other significance & connection with Sai Ram’s life & time spent here.
There are many religious places to be seen in Shirdi such as Samadhi Mandir – the main temple that houses the Samadhi (burial site) of Sai Baba; Chavadi – where Sai Baba used to sleep every alternate night, Dwarkamai masjid - the mosque where Sai Baba resided for 60 years, continuously, till his Samadhi in 1918; Grusthan - the tree where Sai Baba was first spotted meditating,; Lendi Baug – a small garden watered & maintained by Sai Baba.; Other places that attract devotees include Thursday palki procession, Dixit Wada museum, Khandoba mandir, Abdul baba cottage, Upasani Maharaj ashram, Sai heritage village and House of Laxmiba Shinde, to name a few.
Apart from times of festivities, the best time to visit Shirdi, considering season, is anytime between November to March. Baba's death anniversary is commemorated in October every year and the exact date is as per the Hindu calendar. When staying in Shirdi, one can attend the various rituals at temple like Bhupali, Kakad Aarti at sunrise, Bhajan In Sai Baba Mandir, Mangal Snaan In Samadhi Mandir, Aarti "Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur", Dhuni Pooja With Rice and Ghee In Dwarkamai, Mid-day Aarti, Pothi (Devotional Reading / Study) In Samadhi Mandir, Dhoop Aarti at Sunset, Devotional Songs in Samadhi Mandir & Cultural Programs and the Shej Aarti late at night.
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