Sai Darbar

Sabka Maalik Ek Hai

"Bhakti Sai Ki Parchhayi Hai, Sai Ki Kripa Naseeb Walo Ne Paayi Hai, Karte Hain Hum Bhi Shukriya Sai Ka, Jo Charano Mein Unhone Hamari Jagah Banayi Hai!"

Shraddha Saburi

Shirdi Dhaam aaiye, punya kamaaiye.

Lord Sai

The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.

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Important Places to Visit in Shirdi

Few Important Places to Visit in SHIRDI, INDIA

1. SAMADHI TEMPLE: This is a place where the idol of Sai Baba is placed and near the foot of the idol there is original grave of Sai Baba, which is popularly known as SAMADHI in India. This is the place where one can fine peace in the soul. It is very crowded though very peaceful place in Shirdi.
It has mainly Three gates of entry.
Gate number 1: It is usually reserved for the VIP and VVIP's and other eminent guests from abroad.
Gate number 2: It is the common and most crowded gate from where common people can enter in the holy place.
Gate number 3: This is the gate from where medically unfit people and specially abled people can enter without facing any queue crowd. 

2. SAI BABA MUSEUM: This is a place where antique things are kept which Sai Baba used when he was alive. The main things include his clothes, his bedding, a stone where he used to sit while taking bath, his footwear etc. This is located inside the temple campus at the back side of the temple.

3. LENDIBAUG: This is a garden where Sai Baba use to take morning walk and care of the plants in that holy garden. This is also located inside the temple campus at the back side of the holy temple.

4. OTHER HOLY GRAVES (SAMADHIS): Inside the temple campus there are many other graves (Samadhis) of those people who use to live near Sai Baba in his days. These mainly include:

(a) BAIJA MAI: She was the mother of Sai Baba. Her grave (Samadhi) is located behind the holy temple of Sai Baba.
(b) TATYA: He was the brother of Sai Baba. His grave (Samadhi) is located near Baija Mai, behind the holy temple of Sai Baba.
etc.

5. DAKSHIN MUKHI HANUMAN TEMPLE: This is a temple opposite gate number 3 of the holy temple. This temple has the idol of Lord Hanuman facing south direction.

6. MUKH DARSHAN: Mukh and Darshan are hindi words which means Face and To See respectively, from this place the holy idol of Sai Baba can be seen from some distance. Since from distance only the face is clearly visible, so this place is called Mukh Darshan.

 7. DWARKA MAAYI: This is a place where Sai Baba use to spend his daytime and meet people. There is a window where Sai Baba use to stand and see people passing by. He use to light his Dhooni (Holy Fire) there, which is still burning till now. It was basically a mosque which is located behind MUKH DARSHAN. This is a holy attraction of Shirdi, India.

8. CHAWADI: This is a place where Sai Baba use to conduct his meetings and solve the problems of people who are suffering from some problem or the other. It is located near DWARKA MAAYI. This is also a very important and holy place to visit in Shirdi, India.

9. SAI PRASADALAYA: Prasadalaya is a sanskrit word which basically means the place to receive the holy food (Prasad) presented to god, and it is beleived that god himself tasted it. This is a place where this food can be eaten. This has a big solar plant by the help of which food is prepared and then served to the followers (Bhakts) of Sai Baba. It has a very large hall on ground and the first floor which has the capacity serve thousands in one shift. Because of this place nobody can be hungry in Shirdi.

10. KHANDOBA TEMPLE: It is a temple of Lord Khandoba which beleived to be one of the avatar of Lord Shiva. It has the idols of Lord Shiva in between and two other idols of Mother Parvati and Mother Gange on each side. It is located near the Sai Pradalaya and is a major attraction of Shirdi.

Near By Places to Visit from Shirdi


FEW NEAR BY PLACES TO VISIT

SHANI SHANISHINGANAPUR :

Shani, the son of Sun (Surya) is famous God in Shinganapur. A specialty of Shinganapur is there are no doors to the houses. Shri Shani Dev protects people from thieves. Shanishinganapur is one more religious place in Ahmednagar-Nagar Dist. Rahuri is 50 Km. from Shirdi, & Shanishinganapur is located at east on Nagar Manmad Road. Shinganapur the Sub verb of Sonai is to the east 16 Kms. from Rahuri. S.T. Buses & private cars are available for journey.


SHEGAON :

Shegaon, a municipal town in Khamgaon Tehasil is famous for the Samadhi of Shri Gajanan Maharaja mystic saint as popular as Saibaba of Shirdi. You'll see a large number of pilgrims here, some coming from distant parts of Western Maharashtra, Vidarbha. Allegorically, Shegaon can be described as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Thousands of devotees pay their respects at the Samadhi every Thursday, which is regarded as a special day. See the temple of Shri Ram, also constructed in the premises of the shrine. If you visit Shegaon on Ram Navami in Chaitra and on Rushi Panchami in Bhadrapada month of the Hindu Calendar, you can also attend the fairs held here on these occasions.
A visit to Nashik temple by Hindus is considered as a visit to the 4 Dhams or holy Centers.


 ALANDI :

An association with Saint Dnyaneshwar halos Alandi, a township on the banks of Indrayani River, also called as Devachi Alandi in Pune District. Dnyaneshwar, the author of Dnyaneshwari lived and attained samadhi in Alandi at the tender age of twenty-one. Two melas are held here annually: on Ashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashi, the eleventh days of Ashadh and Kartik (Hindu months). Places of interest and worship are the sacred Samadhi of Dnyaneshwar Siddhabet in Indrayani and the temple of Vithoba-Rakhumai. Recently a Shri Sai Mandir has also constructed in Aalandi.


 ELLORA CAVES :

Dating back to the 2nd BC and artistically built over a few centuries, the Caves of Maharashtra have an extraordinary appeal and aura. Nestled in the formidable Sahayadri Mountain Range, these caves have been home to monks of different religions. Be it the paintings in the Ajanta caves or the sculpture of the Ellora caves, or the divine presence in the Elephanta caves, the visitors have always and will always continue to be spellbound. These caves offer a visit that is truly unforgettable. A visit that will induce a sense of discovery, a discovery of the self, and of the divine.
Getting there : Aurangabad is the gateway to the region, and is generally where you would arrive or depart from. Aurangabad airport is conveniently located, around 10 kms east of the town, and is directly air-linked to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur. Aurangabad is well connected to Mumbai and other cities. There are two trains that depart daily from Mumbai. The Tapovan Express leaves Mumbai early morning arriving in Aurangabad by late afternoon, while the Devgiri Express is an overnight train. Daulatabad and Caves can be accessed by private taxi or by the local bus that runs between Aurangabad and Ellora.


 RAMKUND :

Prabhu Shri Ramchandra stayed in Nasik during his 14 Years VANVASA period. He used to take Bath at this place, thus it is recognised as RAMKUND. The same place is a part of KUMBHMELA, which comes after every 12 Years.


KALARAM TEMPLE :

This temple was built in 1794 and is similar in its architectural design to the nearby Trimbakeshwar Temple. The temple is 70 feet in height and was the brainchild of Gopikabai Peshawa. It was built with black stone from the mines of Ramsej Hill. The temple is surrounded by several smaller temples such as the Vithal Temple, Ganapati Temple, Maruti Temple, etc.


 MUKTIDHAM :

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.


 COIN MUSEUM :

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


PANDAVLENI CAVES :

The Pandavleni Caves are located on a tableland on Trivashmi Hill. Built by Jain kings these Caves are around 2000 years old. There are some 24 Caves that were home to Jain saints such as Tirthankara Vrishabdeo, Veer Manibhadraji, and Ambikadevi.

 TRIYAMBAKESHWAR (Jyotirling) :

The village of Trimbak, 36 kms from Nashik, is famous for the Trimbakeshwar Temple and as the source of the Godavari River. Trimbakeshwar enshrines one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to Shiva and this one is considered to be the main Jyotirlinga.
BHIMASHANKAR (Jyotirling):

Bhimashankar is the temple containing one of the five Jyotirlingas found in Pune Dist. Maharashtra. Nana Fadnis, an eminent statesman of the Peshawa days, constructed the beautiful Shiva Temple at Bhimashankar. The wooden entrance of the temple is beautifully carved. On Mahashivratri day, over 20,000 devotees attend a special religious fair. Bhimashankar is endowed with beautiful scenery and an all-around vibrant atmosphere. Besides the Shiva Temple and the dense forest surrounding it, you can also visit Bombay Point, Gupta Bhimashankar: the origin of Bhima River, Hanuman Tank and Nagphani Point.


 DAULATABAD :

Rising dramatically over 600 ft above the Deccan plain is the arresting sight of Daulatabad. Once known as Devgiri, this fort served as the head quarters of the powerful Yadava rullers. In the 13th century, Mohammed bin Tughlak, the Sultan of Delhi, made it his capital and renamed it Daulatabad, or City of Fortune.

One of the world's best preserved forts of medieval times, surviving virtually unaltered, Daulatabad still displays many of the internal contrivances that made it invincible. A series of secret, quizzical subterranean passages lie amidst the fort. Its defense systems comprised fortifications of double and even triple rows of massive walls. A fortress conquered only by treachery!

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.

Best Season to Visit Shirdi Sai Dhaam, INDIA

Best season to visit Shirdi Sai Dhaam INDIA




                 People can visit Shirdi throughout the year, but we are describing the best seasons to visit Shirdi

December to February: 
Winters are the best time to visit Shirdi as the weather is pleasant and is a great time to enjoy your pilgrimage and sightseeing in Shirdi. The average temperature during this time of the year falls between 8 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius.

March to May: 
Summers are not a very busy season and hence is a great time ti visit Shirdi if you’d like to enjoy your pilgrimage minus the crowds. The temperature during this time of the year goes up to 40 degrees Celsius and hence do make sure to carry light cotton clothes and sunscreen along to avoid sunburn.

June to August: 
June marks the beginning to monsoon in Shirdi and temperatures begin to drop. This is a great time to visit the Sai Ashram and Sai Temple. Do make sure you carry an umbrella or raincoat along as rain showers are frequent.



Temple Daily Activities/ Programs Time 

  1. Kakad Aarti (Morning Aarti) 5:15 am 
  2. Holy Bath of Shri Saibaba 6:00 am 
  3. Darshan Begins 7:00 am 
  4. Abhishek  8:00 am 
  5.  Shri Sai Satya Vrata Puja
  6. (Satya Narayan Puja) 8:00 am & 10:30 am 
  7. Madhyanha Aarti (Noon Aarti) 12 noon 
  8.  Reading of Shri Sai Satcharitra 4:00 pm 
  9.  Dhuparti (Evening Aarti)  At twilight Bhajan/Kirtan/ Vocal Music etc. 8:30 to 9:30 pm 
  10. Shejarti (Night Aarti)   10:00 pm 

Every Thursday a program of devotional songs is held from 8.00 PM to 10.30 PM. Now in continuation Sai prasadi is offered to the devotee.

A procession of Sai baba's image hoisted in a well decorated plaquin (Sai palki) is taken out every Thursday for nearly half a hour.

HISTORY OF SAI: Sai Baba of Shirdi (28 September 1835 – 15 October 1918; resided in Shirdi), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual master who was and is regarded by his devotees as a saint, fakir, and satguru, according to their individual proclivities and beliefs. He was revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees, and during, as well as after, his life it remained uncertain if he was a Hindu or a Muslim himself. This however was of no consequence to Sai Baba himself. Sai Baba stressed the importance of surrender to the guidance of the true Satguru or Murshid, who, having gone the path to divine consciousness himself, will lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual training.

Sai Baba is worshipped by people around the world. He had no love for perishable things and his sole concern was self-realization. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. He gave no distinction based on religion or caste. Sai Baba's teaching combined elements of Hinduism and Islam: he gave the Hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque he lived in, practised Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and was buried in Shirdi. One of his well known epigrams, "Sabka Malik Ek" ("One God governs all"), is associated with Hinduism, Islam and Sufism. He also said, "Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered". He always uttered "Allah Malik" ("God is King").

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Shirdi Temple Routine


Temple Daily Activities/ Programs Time 

  1. Kakad Aarti (Morning Aarti) 5:15 am 
  2. Holy Bath of Shri Saibaba 6:00 am 
  3. Darshan Begins 7:00 am 
  4. Abhishek  8:00 am 
  5.  Shri Sai Satya Vrata Puja
  6. (Satya Narayan Puja) 8:00 am & 10:30 am 
  7. Madhyanha Aarti (Noon Aarti) 12 noon 
  8.  Reading of Shri Sai Satcharitra 4:00 pm 
  9.  Dhuparti (Evening Aarti)  At twilight Bhajan/Kirtan/ Vocal Music etc. 8:30 to 9:30 pm 
  10. Shejarti (Night Aarti)   10:00 pm 

Every Thursday a program of devotional songs is held from 8.00 PM to 10.30 PM. Now in continuation Sai prasadi is offered to the devotee.

A procession of Sai baba's image hoisted in a well decorated plaquin (Sai palki) is taken out every Thursday for nearly half a hour.

HISTORY OF SAI: Sai Baba of Shirdi (28 September 1835 – 15 October 1918; resided in Shirdi), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual master who was and is regarded by his devotees as a saint, fakir, and satguru, according to their individual proclivities and beliefs. He was revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees, and during, as well as after, his life it remained uncertain if he was a Hindu or a Muslim himself. This however was of no consequence to Sai Baba himself. Sai Baba stressed the importance of surrender to the guidance of the true Satguru or Murshid, who, having gone the path to divine consciousness himself, will lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual training.

Sai Baba is worshipped by people around the world. He had no love for perishable things and his sole concern was self-realization. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. He gave no distinction based on religion or caste. Sai Baba's teaching combined elements of Hinduism and Islam: he gave the Hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque he lived in, practised Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and was buried in Shirdi. One of his well known epigrams, "Sabka Malik Ek" ("One God governs all"), is associated with Hinduism, Islam and Sufism. He also said, "Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered". He always uttered "Allah Malik" ("God is King").