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SHIRDI

 

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.

The location

Shirdi is located approximately 296 Kilometers from Mumbai (Bombay) City in India. The nearest railway station is Kopargaon 15 kilometers on Manmad-Daund section of Central Railways.

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Places to visit

Samadhi Mandir

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

Dwarkamai is situated on the right side of the entrance of Samadhi Mandir.

 

Gurusthan

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.

 

Lendi Baug

At some distance from Gurusthan there is the Lendi Baug. This Baug was made and watered daily by Baba himself.

 

To get to Shirdi from within India

From Mumbai (Bombay)

By Road

Mumbai-Shirdi ,296 kms,Nashik -Shirdi is 112 kms .State transport buses & private buses ply regularly to Shirdi.

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You could take a Maharashtra State Transport Bus.

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You could take a Bus operated by Private operators.

By Train

You could take a Central Railway train of the Indian Railways from Mumbai (Bombay) V.T. station to Manmad station and then take a bus to Shirdi. State transport buses are available from Manmad to Shirdi.Nearest railway station is Kopargaon,15 kms on the Manmad -Daund section of the Central Railway.

By Air

Nearest airport is Aurangabad


Accommodation : Ther are plenty of Hotels in Shirdi many even close to the temple Hotel Garodia's Pvt Ltd  Off Pimpalwadi Road,Behind Sai Udyan,Shirdi,District Ahmednagar Pin 423109 Tel No :(02423)55234,Hotel Nakki Palace Opp I.T.I,Shirdi Rahata Road ,Shirdi District Ahmednagar Pin 423109 Tel No :(02423)55239,55014.Saibaba International Opp.Saibaba bhojan Gruha,Nagar Manmad Road ,Shirdi,District Ahmednagar Pin 423109 Tel No :(02423)55255,55156 Hotel Sai Leela Pimpalwadi Road,Shirdi,District Ahmednagar Pin 423109 Tel No :(02423)55139 ,5528.                       

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