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