About Shirdi

Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir that transcended the barriers of religions, Saibaba of Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. He lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple.

His philosophy ingrained ‘Shraddha’ meaning faith and ‘Saburi’ meaning compassion. According to him Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.

Shirdi In and Around Places

SHRI SAIBABA’S SAMADHI MANDIR

Shri Saibaba’s Samadhi Mandir

Baba’s Sacred Body has been laid to eternal rest (Samadhi) here. The edifice of this main Mandir (Temple) was constructed with Baba’s blessing, by Shri Gopalrao Butti of Nagpur, an ardent devotee of Baba. It is therefore also known as “Butti Wada”. Baba’s Beautiful lifesize idol is installed near His Samadhi in this shrine. All rituals, comprising Pooja, Abhishek and daily four Aaratis, are performed here.

This is the place where sacred body of Baba is resting in Samadhi. Shri Gopalrao Butty of Nagpur constructed this building, This place is also known as ‘Butty Wada’. It consists of Shrine and of a beautiful idol of Shri Sai Baba.

DWARKAMAI (MASJIT)

Dwarkami (Masjit)

This was Baba’s abode (located within Samadhi Mandir Complex) continuously for sixty years till He took Samadhi. Baba blessed innumeranble devotees here. The Sheela (Stone), on which Baba used to sit, is located in Dwarkamai. The sacred fire (Dhuni) lit by Baba is also eternally burning here. Baba used to give Sacred Udi (Ash) from this Dhuni to His devotees to fulfil their wishes. Even now, Udi distributed to devotees is from this Dhuni. Baba used to cook food here distribute it among His devotees.

CHAVDI

Chavdi

Chavadi is located nearby, on the eastern side of Samadhi Mandir Complex. On every alternate day, Baba used to proceed in Procession from Dwarkamai to Chavadi at night and sleep there. Even now, on every Thursday Baba’s Photo, Holy Padukas (Foot-wear) and Sataka (Baton) are taken in palaquin procession to the Chavadi, between 9.15 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

LENDI BAUNG / DATTA MANDIR

Lendi Baung/ Datta Mandir

This is the place where Shri Sai Baba used to go for a stroll. Nandadeep (oil flame) is kept constantly burning near the Pimple tree planted by Shri Sai Baba himself. There is also Datta Mandir in this garden and Shri Sai Baba’s beloved horse ‘Shamkarna’ (Sham Sundar) is taking Eternal rest here. There is also a well here called as ‘Baba’s Shivdi’.

KHANDOBA MANDIR

Khandoba Mandir

This Temple is located near ShreeSaibabaHospital on Nagar-Manmad Road. When the marriage party of chand Patil’s wife’s nephew came to Shirdi, they had taken shelter under the banyan tree located near this temple. When Shree Saibaba, Who had accompanied this marriage party, alighted with others in the open ground of the temple, the Pujari (Priest) of the temple welcomed this Young Ascetic with the words “Aao Sai” (“Come Sai”).hotels in shirdi, Shirdi hotels, shirdi budget hotels, star hotels in shirdi, Best hotels in shirdi, Saibaba, shirdi , hotels near saibaba temples shirdi,Shirdi Affordable Accommodation ,online shirdi darshan,online saibaba darshan,Tourist destination in shirdi, Hotels with ample parking facility in shirdi

MUSEUM HALL

Museum Hall

Valuable things used by Baba during his time are drinking vessel (Tumbler), Baba’s Paduka (footprints), Baba’s Satka, Grinder, Gramophones, Bowl of Hukka, Horse bridle-habiliments, the kaphani and Sandals worn by Shri Sai Baba and the original photographs of Lord Sai. All these valuable things are kept in the museum Hall for Sai devotees.

This is the place where sacred body of Baba is resting in Samadhi. Shri Gopalrao Butty of Nagpur constructed this building, This place is also known as ‘Butty Wada’. It consists of Shrine and of a beautiful idol of Shri Sai Baba.

SHRI GURUSTHAN MANDIR

Shri Gurustan Mandir

Baba was first spotted (within Samadhi Mandir Complex) when He was a lad of sixteen. Baba used to refer to this spot as His Guru’s (Mentor’s) location. The famous Margosa (Neem) tree, refered to in Shree Sai Satcharitra stands here. It is the experience of devotee that they burn incense here on Thursday and Fridays, their ailments get cured.

This is the place where Baba first appeared to the world as boy of 16 years and this place is supposed to be Baba’s Gurusthan. The famous Margosa (Neem) tree is here which has a reference in “Sai Sat-Charitra”.

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