Shirdi is a town in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. It is known as the former home of revered spiritual leader Sai Baba and as a major pilgrimage site. Devotees gather daily at the Sai Baba Temple complex to honor his legacy. Here, the Samadhi Mandir shrine has an ornate marble statue of Sai Baba, alongside his tomb. Close by are Dwarkamai, a mosque where Sai Baba once lived, and tree-lined Lendi Garden.
Dwarkamai is a humble mosque and pilgrimage site, once the home of revered religious leader Sai Baba of Shirdi.
Shri Sai baba Sansthan Temple
Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust also called the Dilsukhnagar Saibaba Temple. Managed by a heavy group of dedicated members, the Saibaba temple has been witnessing hordes of devotees ever since it´s inception in the year 1989. The Saisansthan Shirdi trust foresees all the services and manages the programs which are regularly held at the temple.
Sai Baba first came to Shirdi 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. The Gurusthan was renovated on 30th September 1941 after which, the present temple was built.
The famous Shani Shingnapur Temple is situated around 70 kilometers from Shirdi and is unique for the fact that the temple including all the houses in the village has no doors.
Sai Baba is buried in this white marble Samadhi mandir which attracts many pilgrims.
Jangli Maharaj Ashram
Meditation is practiced in presence of His Holiness Param Pujya Vishwatmak Om Gurudev. His divine dictum is now being spread all over the globe like a wildfire. The trust has nearly 151 branches managed by local bodies, in India and abroad.
During the final years of his life, the revered Sai Baba frequently slept in this Hindu temple.
Khandoba Mandir is situated on the main road. In front of this temple, Baba was welcomed by Poojari Mhalsapati, of this temple, who said "Aao Sai", when Baba stepped in Shridi. In this temple, there are icons of Khandoba, Banai, and Mhalsai.
Thursday Palki Procession
In the days when Shri Sai Baba was physically living in Dwarkamai Masjid, he used to sleep in Chawri on every alternate night, between the year 1910 to 1918. This sojourn at Chawri on every alternate night was preceded by a ‘palki’ procession with all regal paraphernalia accompanying Baba from Dwarkamai to Chawri.
The best time to visit Shirdi is during the month of October to March. The Winter season is from December to February, which has a mild cold with the temperature staying within the bearable level. This holy city has the most agreeable weather during this time of the year, accompanied by festivity, thus perfect for tourism in Shirdi. Summers season is from May to March marks the start of summers and it lasts till May, with temperature ranging between 21°C to 40°C. The days are warm while the evenings are made pleasant with a cool breeze. Monsoon season is from June to September as the region experiences adequate rainfall in the months of July and August that fades away by September end. The weather is suitable for sightseeing trips and Ashram visits.