Amongst the places of deep belief and faith in India, falls Shirdi – the place of Saint Sai Baba. The devotees and followers of Sai Baba are spread all over the world and hence the place has attained importance. A small village in Ahmedanagar district Shirdi ,has acquired a lot of fame & followers for Sant Shree Sai Baba.Sai Baba attained samadhi on Dassera day in 1918.Sai Baba preached at Shirdi all his life & renewned people’s faith in God.Devotees from every faith throng here all year round to pay their respects to his memory.Khandoba Mandir,Samadhi of Shree Sai Baba,Dwarkamai mosque,Mhasoba temple all these places are within a periphery of 1km & can be covered on foot.
Places to visit
The 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.
Dwarkamai is situated on the right side of the entrance of Samadhi Mandir.
Sai Baba first came to Shidi 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.
At some distance from Gurusthan there is the Lendi Baug. This Baug was made and watered daily by Baba himself.
How to Reach:
Shirdi Airport/Nearest Airport Aurangabad and Pune
Nearest Railway station Shirdi, Kopargaon, Ahmednagar
Regular State Transport Buses are available from Any Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Bus Stand.