Shirdi, the home of great saint Sai Baba is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.
Shirdi, the home of great saint Sai Baba is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites. Shirdi holds a strong importance as a holy and pilgrim place by Sai Baba devotees which is located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
The main attraction of Shirdi are Shri sai baba Sansthan Temple, Shani Shingnapur, Gurusthan, Chavadi, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai masjid, Jangli maharaj Ashram, Dixit Wada museum, Thursday palaki procession and many more.
Shri sai baba Sansthan Temple is dedicated to Sai baba. This is one of the most famous and significant of shrines in India where devotees can avail all facilities of a holy place from darshan lines, donation counters, prasad lines, railway booking counters to dinning halls.
Shani Shignapur Temple of Ahmednagar district is well-known for the magical and powerful Lord Shani, who is believed to reside in a black stone. The place is spectacular and unique. The planet Saturn is referred to as Swayambhu, which means that the Hindu God has emerged himself in the form of the black stone.
Gurusthan is the place where Sai Baba first appeared to the world as a 16 year old boy. The place is situated under a Neem tree. It also has a shrine on which the portrait of Sai baba is placed with a Shivalingam and the Nandi bull right in front of it.
Samadhi Mandir is owned and constructed by a millionaire from Nagpur, who was an ardent devotee of Sai baba.
Dwarkamai is one of the treasures of Shirdi for the devotees which is the heart of Shirdi. This is the place where the great Sai Baba spent a significant part of his life including his last moments.
Jangli maharaj Ashram is 7km away from Shirdi located on Shirdi state highway. Tt is also a co-educational residential school for children which is managed and maintained by Spiritual Guru Om Gurudev.
Dixit Wada museum is located in the vicinity of the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan trust that showcases vintage pictures of Sai baba with his followers. It also displays his leather padukas, long robes and a smoking pipe along with gramophone records, bathing stone and cooking utensils, among others.
Thursday palaki procession was done in Chavadi where Sainath was taken in a palki procession from Dwarkamai masjid when he was alive. The same procession that took place then is also carried out even today on every Thursday with the same excitement and veneration.