Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Sai Baba of Shirdi, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual master who was regarded by his devotees as a manifestation of Sri Dattaguru and identified as a saint and a fakir. He was born on October 15, 1918, in Shirdi, India. During and after his lifetime, he was revered by both Hindu and Muslim devotees. Discrimination based on faith or caste was also criticised by Sai Baba. It's unclear if he was a Hindu or a Muslim. To Sai Baba, however, none of this applied. His teachings merged Hindu and Islamic elements: He gave the mosque where he lived the Hindu name Dwarakamayi, followed both Hindu and Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures from both traditions, and died in Shirdi. Allah Malik (God is King) and Sabka Malik Ek (Everyone's Master is One) are several of his well-known epigrams that are associated with both Hinduism and Islam.

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 Shirdi Tal. Rahata Dist. Ahmednagar State - Maharashtra India Pin: 423109

Shri Sai Baba is regarded as one of India's greatest saints, blessed with supernatural abilities and worshipped as a God incarnate. (SAI stands for Sakshaat Ishwar) - THE ABSOLUTE GOD This enigmatic Fakir first appeared in Shirdi as a young man and lived there for the rest of his life. HE transformed the lifestyle of those who met him, and he continues to do so even after his Samadhi in 1918 for those whose hearts are touched by his love and who pray and call him for his blessings in every emergency. Baba said that his mission is to “Give Blessings” to all without discrimination, and he illustrates this in a variety of ways, including healing the sick, saving lives, protecting the vulnerable, preventing accidents, granting offspring, facilitating financial gain, bringing people into harmony within themselves and with one another, and, most importantly, affecting the spiritual evolution and transformation of all who are capable. “The manifestation of the Supreme Spirit lighting the sadhaka's (seekers') path through His every word and action,” as one of Baba's contemporary devotees put it. Baba is worshipped as a GOD by his followers. This was not a figment of my imagination, but rather a matter of personal experience. “I give all the same amount of attention.” Sai Baba's transcendence of faith, caste, and creed is one of his most notable characteristics. He preached the Universal religion of Love, which contained all religions. The Sai brings together devotees of all religions, and people from all walks of life are brought together by the great love and respect Baba inspires in them. Baba had high respect for his Hindu devotees and Gurus, and he accommodated their needs by allowing Hindu and other religious rituals to be performed. At the same time, he lived in a Masjid (Mosque), and Allah's name was always on his lips. HE represented himself as being in service to ALLAH (GOD) and as a soul who never forgets ALLAH - (YAD - A - HAKKA) People are flocking to Shirdi in ever-increasing numbers to pay their respects to the Divine and to see the fulfilment of Baba's vow that He will be instrumental in answering devotees' prayers even from his tomb. BABA has given mankind eleven guarantees for its well-being, similar to the Ten Commandments. Baba said that he was a slave in the service of those who loved him, that he was always alive to support those who came to him, and that he had to look after his children at all hours of the day and night. The values of complete submission to the Almighty Master (ALLAH MALIK EK- The only ONE) and experiencing his grace were then taught. In coming to Baba’s Shirdi His children experience the truth of how BABA unfailingly fulfil his commitments to his devotees by coming to their rescue in times of crisis.

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  Shirdi Tal. Rahata Dist. Ahmednagar State - Maharashtra India Pin: 423109

Founder of the temple

 This temple was constructed in the year 1922. It is said that Sai Baba gave Dada Madye Ji one rupee with which he constructed the Kudal temple. Today, the Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi receives an average of 25,000 pilgrims every day, with up to 100,000 visitors during religious festivals.

Rani Rashmoni wished that visitors of all castes and sects might come to the temple to pray. Millions of devotees from all religions and castes visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple to enjoy its peaceful ambience, and her dreams have come true.

The Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust is in charge of the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi. The statue of Sai Baba and the Samadhi, which is carved out of Italian marble and covered with royal fabric, wears a gold crown, and is decorated with fresh flower garlands, can be found inside the temple. The interior is constructed entirely of old stone bricks. The temple's interior including its exterior (cone) are gold-plated. Four Aartis are performed regular (corresponding to the time of day) within the Samadhi Mandir, according to rituals and practises dating back to when Baba was still alive.


 Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, as one of the holiest places in India, has a simple architectural design that radiates divinity in its purest form. The Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir is a beautiful sight. The Shree Sai Baba Mandir is made of stone, while the samadhi mandir is made of white marble.

Deity- Sai Baba

Daily Routine

Open:  6 AM till 9 PM daily



·         Kakad Aarti (The Morning Aarti) at 4:30 (am)

·         Madhyan Aarti (The Afternoon Aarti) at 12:00 (pm)

·         Dhup Aarti (The Evening Aarti) 6:30 (pm)

·         Shej Aarti (The Night Aarti) at 10:30 (pm)


Visitor Guide

By Bus

Shirdi is served by Maharashtra State Transport buses from major cities such as Nashik, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Pune, Manmad, and Kopargaon. Shirdi is also served by private air-conditioned buses from Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujrat, and Andhra Pradesh.


Shirdi is accessible via the Central Railway from Sainagar's new station, as well as Manmad-Junction (60 kilometres), Kopargaon (22 kilometres), and Nagarsul (50 kilometres).By Bus

Shirdi is served by Maharashtra State Transport buses from major cities such as Nashik, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Pune, Manmad, and Kopargaon. Shirdi is also served by private air-conditioned buses from Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujrat, and Andhra Pradesh.


Other Visiting Sites

Shani Shingnapur(Nevasa - Ahmednagar)
 Shani, the Sun's (Surya) son, is a well-known God in Shinganapur. Shinganapur is unique in that the houses have no gate. Thieves are kept at bay by Shri Shani Dev. Another religious site in the Ahmednagar-Nagar District is Shanishinganapur. Rahuri is 50 kilometres east of Shirdi, and Shanishinganapur is on Nagar Manmad Road. Shinganapur, Sonai's Subverb, is 16 kilometres east of Rahuri. For the trip, S.T. Buses and private cars are available.



 The Muktidham Temple is pure white Located near Nashik-Road Station, just 2 Kms, the colour signifying holiness and peace. White Makrana marble was used to build this temple has very unusual architecture. Unique to this temple are the 18 chapters of the Gita written on the walls.


Kalaram Temple(Panchavati - Nashik)

The architectural architecture of this temple is identical to that of the nearby Trimbakeshwar Temple, which was constructed in 1794. Gopikabai Peshawa built the temple, which stands at 70 feet tall. It was constructed from black stone mined on Ramsej Hill. The Vithal Temple, Ganapati Temple, Maruti Temple, and other smaller temples surround the major temple.


Pandavleni Caves(Nashik)

On Trivashmi Hill, the Pandavleni Caves are situated on a tableland. These caves are about 2000 years old and were built by Jain kings. Tirthankara Vrishabdeo, Veer Manibhadraji, and Ambikadevi were among the Jain saints who lived in the caves.


Ramkund(Panchavati - Nashik)

 During his 14-year VANVASA time, Prabhu Shri Ramchandra stayed in Nasik. He used to bathe here, hence it is known as RAMKUND. The same location is included in KUMBHMELA, which occurs every 12 years.

Ellora Caves(Aurangabad)

 The Maharashtra Caves, which date back to the second century BC and were constructed artistically over many centuries, have a unique appeal and aura. These caves, nestled in the formidable Sahayadri Mountain Range, have been home to monks of various faiths. Visitors have always been and will continue to be spellbound by the paintings in the Ajanta caves, the sculpture in the Ellora caves, and the divine presence in the Elephanta caves. These caves have a truly unforgettable experience. A visit that will leave tourist feeling like they have discovered something new, both about them and about the divine.

Getting there: Aurangabad is the region's gateway, and it's usually where tourist arrives or depart. The airport in Aurangabad is conveniently located about 10 kilometres east of the city and has direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, and Udaipur. Aurangabad has excellent transportation links to Mumbai and other towns. There are two trains that leave Mumbai every day. The Tapovan Express departs Mumbai early in the morning and arrives in Aurangabad late in the afternoon, while the Devgiri Express departs Mumbai late at night. Private taxis or the local bus that runs between Aurangabad and Ellora will take them to Daulatabad and the Caves.



 The arresting sight of Daulatabad rises dramatically over 600 feet above the Deccan plain. This fort, once known as Devgiri, served as the capital of the powerful Yadava rulers. Mohammed bin Tughlak, the Sultan of Delhi, made it his capital in the 13th century and called it Daulatabad, or the City of Fortune.

Daulatabad is one of the best-preserved mediaeval forts in the world, having survived largely unchanged. It also has many internal contrivances that make it invincible. A network of mysterious subterranean tunnels run through the fort. Its defences consisted of large walls with double and even triple rows of fortifications. The only treachery may bring this fortress down!

The most notable structures at Daulatabad are the Chand Minar, Jami Masjid and royal palaces. The tapering 30-metre high tower of the Chand Minar is divided into four storeys and was faced with glazed tiles and carved motifs. The Minar probably served as a prayer hall or a victory monument in its time. The Jami Masjid was a mosque built by the Khilji ruler of Delhi, Qutubuddin Mubarak. The palaces consist of spacious halls, pavilions and courtyards. The fort is open till 6 pm.


Coin Museum(Anjaneri Village - Nashik)

In 1980, the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies was established here. The institute is the only one of its kind in Asia, and it is situated in the picturesque surroundings of Anjani Hill. The museum has a well-documented record of Indian numismatics' history.



Trimbak, 36 kilometres from Nashik, is known for the Trimbakeshwar Temple and as the Godavari River's source. Trimbakeshwar houses one of Shiva's 12 Jyotirlingas, which is considered the main Jyotirlinga.


Alandi(Khed - Pune)

An association with Saint Dnyaneshwar halos Alandi, a township on the banks of the Indrayani River in Pune District, also known as Devachi Alandi. Dnyaneshwar, the author of Dnyaneshwari, was twenty-one years old when he attained samadhi in Alandi. There are two melas held here every year: on Ashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashi, the eleventh days of Ashadh and Kartik, respectively (Hindu months). The holy Samadhi of Dnyaneshwar Siddhabet in Indrayani and the temple of Vithoba-Rakhumai are places of interest and worship. In Aalandi, a Shri Sai Mandir was recently constructed.


Nevasa(Nevasa tehsil - Ahmednagar) 

In Nevasa, Saint Dyaneshwar wrote a Dnyaneshwari beside a pole that still stands. During Ashadi Ekadashi, Dyaneshwari's palkhi is taken to Pandharpur every year. Varkhedai is a well-known Mata Laxmi Temple in the village of Varkhed, and Big Jatra is well-known near around 7 to 10 lake people come there. There was a three-day Chabina ceremony for Chaytra vadhy panchami. In the south, this Devi is known as Laxmi-Chandralamba Devi Sannati in the Gulbarga District.


Bhimashankar(Khed - Pune)

Bhimashankar is a temple in Pune, Maharashtra, that houses one of the five Jyotirlingas. Nana Fadnis, a prominent Peshawar statesman, built the magnificent Shiva Temple at Bhimashankar. The temple's wooden entrance is intricately carved. Over 20,000 devotees attend a special religious fair on Mahashivratri day. Bhimashankar is surrounded by stunning scenery and has a lively atmosphere. Person may also visit Bombay Point, Gupta Bhimashankar: the source of the Bhima River, Hanuman Tank, and Nagphani Point in addition to the Shiva Temple and the thick forest surrounding them.



Shegaon, a municipal town in Khamgaon Tehasil, is known for Shri Gajanan Maharaja, a mystic saint as well-known as Shirdi's Saibaba. The client will see a large number of pilgrims here, some of whom have travelled from as far as Vidarbha in Western Maharashtra. Shegaon can be considered the Vidarbha equivalent of Pandharpur. Every Thursday, which is regarded as a special day, thousands of devotees pay their respects at the Samadhi. See the Shri Ram temple, which is also located within the shrine's grounds. Tourists can attend the fairs held in Shegaon on Ram Navami in Chaitra and Rushi Panchami in Bhadrapada month of the Hindu Calendar if they visit on these days.