Shirdi is famous as the residence of Sai Baba, a popular Muslim saint, Sai Baba. A small village in Maharashtra, Shirdi is located 85 km north of Ahmadnagar district and 296 km from Mumbai. On average, 50,000 people visit Shirdi daily, and during the holiday rush is even more.
Sai Baba's origin is completely unknown. The saga of Sai Baba of Shirdi started when he appeared under a neem tree at the age of 16 years and undertook severe penance. For the next 60 years he has dedicated his life to the poor and oppressed. His simple expressions and his ability to solve problems of the poor, which soon became famous as Shri Sai Baba.
Or even care about religion and made peace between peoples in conflict and always encouraged to follow their religious path. Drew devotees from all over the country, but never traveled. Sai Baba has a strong belief in the uniformity of religion and do not distinguish people on the basis of caste or creed. Some people believe he is the incarnation of Shiva or Dattatreya. Sai Baba Sai Baba was an expert in Yoga Yatha. He spent most of his time in a mosque in Shirdi. And he took a Samadhi here one day Dussehra in 1918. Since then, thousands of faithful turned on the day of Shirdi, regardless of their religion.
Today, Shirdi is a famous center of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of people in all places and all the doctrines in a row to visit the place where Sai Baba gave his life.
Sai temple is the shrine of the present second richest country. Built of stone, the temple complex has many other attractions besides the main temple, as Chavadi, Gurusthan Samadhi Mandir, Mandir Khandoba, garden Lendi and the samadhi of Baba's disciples. faithful worship the idol of the saint, carved in white marble and silver high on a throne flanked by lions paragliding. Composed of pure Italian marble, it seems that Sai Baba was about to speak to his people. A glass chamber on the left, where various things handled by Baba are kept including a gramophone and his umbrella. The temple can be visited from 5 to 10 pm at night. On Guru-Poornima, Dussera and Ramnavami festivals, the temple is open all night. Each ceremony is accompanied by processions, special foods etc. Every Thursday, a palkhi with a picture of Sai Baba left the temple, is worth watching.
The black marble Samadhi contains the remains of Sabi Baba, his head lying to the north and his feet to the south. It has beautiful decorations. Near the Samadhi Mandir is Dwarkamai Masjid, which is the holy home of origin. A sacred fire kindled by him still burns here and his ashes spread over devotees.
Shri Gurusthan Mandir
This is the place where Sai Baba first appeared to the world of 16 years, the world. Famous Margosa (Neem) tree is here which is a reference to the "Sai Sat-Charitra". The shrine houses a statue was built, and a portrait of the guru.
Near Guru Mandir Mandir there is Chavadi. This is where Baba used to sleep every two days. A white chair and a wooden bed belongs to him can be seen here.
This is the place where Baba used to regularly visit this temple.
It is a quiet and peaceful garden, where Shri Sai Baba used to meditate. Nandadeep constantly burning at the pimple on a tree planted by Shri Sai Baba himself.
There is a Datta Mandir in Lendi Baug and Shri Sai Baba's beloved horse 'Shamkarna' is taking eternal rest here.It is also known as" Baba Shivdi".
It is here Baba was declared as a saint.