Guide to the Most Sacred Sites of Sai Baba in Shirdi

What makes Shirdi unique?

Shirdi is a small town located in the state of Maharashtra, India, and is famous for being the home of the revered saint, Sai Baba. Shirdi’s reputation transcends religious boundaries, attracting pilgrims, wanderers, and the curious alike. Here’s a brief guide to help you to visit the most important places in Shirdi.

Chennai to Shirdi train trip

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is dedicated to the 19th-century spiritual master, Sai Baba, who people of various faiths and backgrounds venerate. Sai Baba, often an incarnation of divine love and compassion, is known for his teachings, emphasising the unity of all religions and the importance of selfless service to others.

The temple complex is a hub of devotion, drawing millions of devotees from around the world who come to seek the blessings and guidance of Sai Baba.

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Sai Teerth Theme Park

Sai Teerth Theme Park

Sai Teerth Theme Park is a unique and captivating destination that combines entertainment, spirituality, and cultural experiences. This theme park dedicates itself to the revered Indian saint, Sai Baba and allows visitors to immerse themselves in his teachings and life story.

The designers have created the park to offer a holistic experience, addressing visitors’ spiritual and recreational needs.

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Sai Baba's Chavadi

Sai Baba's Chavadi

Chavadi is located near the Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra, India. It is a small structure with wooden pillars and intricate carvings made of stone and mud. Before Chavadi became his sleeping place, Sai Baba spent nights in the open, under a neem tree. 

The significance of Chavadi, however, lies in the fact that it was here that Sai Baba started sleeping on alternate nights during the last years of his life.

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Dixit Wada Museum

Dixit Wada Museum

The Dixit Wada Museum is situated within the premises of the Dixit Wada, which was the residence of Mahalsapati, a close devotee of Sai Baba. 

The museum showcases a collection of items associated with Sai Baba’s life and teachings, providing visitors with insights into his spiritual journey and impact on people’s lives.

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Maruti Mandir

Maruti Mandir

Lord Hanuman is a revered deity in Hinduism, known for his unwavering devotion to Lord Rama and his immense strength and loyalty.The Maruti Mandir is a place of worship where devotees gather to pray and seek blessings from Lord Hanuman.

The temple is often significant for those who believe in Hanuman’s protective and benevolent nature.

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Shirdi lendi baug

Lendi Baug

“Lendi Baug” is a historic garden in Shirdi, Maharashtra, India. People believe that Sai Baba used to meditate and relax in the garden, considering it one of his favourite spots. The garden’s serene atmosphere and several trees, pathways, and resting places are what people know it for.

Many pilgrims and tourists visit Lendi Baug to experience the tranquillity of the surroundings and connect with the spiritual energy associated with Sai Baba’s presence.

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Common things to consider
Dress Code

Shirdi is a place of spiritual importance, so it's recommended to dress modestly and maintain a respectful demeanour while visiting temples and other religious sites.

Shopping

You can buy various souvenirs and religious artifacts from the local markets, such as pictures of Sai Baba, idols, and other memorabilia.

Queue System

There is a queue system to enter the Samadhi Mandir. Special passes are available for those who wish to have a closer darshan (viewing) of Sai Baba's statue.

Donations

You can contribute to the various charitable activities that the Sai Baba Sansthan runs. However, exercise caution and donate only through authorized channels.

Interested in Shirdi Trip?

SRMPR Railways provides the train excursion trip to Shirdi, where devotees connect with Sai Baba’s eternal grace and love.

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