Shirdi Saibaba Temple, located at Shirdi,
Maharashtra, India attracts millions of devotees
of all religions, castes and creed who come
to pay homage to Shri Sai Baba. The temple
is a beautiful shrine that was built over
the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba.
Samadhi Mandir of Shri Sai Baba was actually
owned by a millionaire from Nagpur, a famous
Sai devotee Shreemant Gopalrao.
wanted to keep an idol of Murlidhar here.
However, Baba himself became Murlidhar and
the Mandir became the Samadhi Mandir of
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.
This idol was made by the late Shri Balaji
Vasant. This statue was installed on 7th
October 1954. Above the statue is an open,
silver umbrella. The front of the Mandir
has an assembly hall where about 600 devotees
can be accomadated. Here is a showcase where
various things handled by Baba are kept.
On the first floor of the Mandir are pictures
that depict Baba’s life. The daily
routine of the temple starts at 5 o'clock
in the morning with Bhoopali, a morning
song, and closes at 10 o'clock in the night
after the Shejarati is sung. Only on three
occasions the temple is kept open overnight
i.e. on Gurupoornima, Dassera, and Ramnavmi.
Every Thursday and on each festival, a Palakhi
with Baba's photo is taken out from the
Shri Sai Baba came to Shridhi with a marriage
procession. He stayed at Dwarkamai till the
very end of his life. Dwarkamai is situated
on the right of the entrance of Samadhi Mandir.
Here he solved problems of the people, cured
their sickness and worries. Before Baba's
arrival in Shridhi, Dwarkamai was an old mosque
in a dilapidated condition. Baba turned it
into Dwarkamai and proved that God is one.
The first level of Dwarkamai has a portrait
of Baba and a big stone on which Baba used
to sit. This level has two rooms. One contains
the chariot and the second a palkhi. Just
in front of the room where the chariot is
kept is a small temple. A saffron flag flies
over it. The second level of Dwarkamai has
a square stool made of stone, which Baba used
for taking a bath. The main attraction of
this place is the oil painting of Shri Sai
Baba sitting in a carved wooden shrine. This
level also has the grinding stone and the
wooden vessel called Kolamba in which Baba
used to keep the Bhiksha brought from the
dep. to Shirdi by Volvo coach Overnight journey.
2: Morning arrival Shirdi,
pick up and transfer to hotel, noon visit
Sri Saibaba Temple and Shanisinganapur, night
halt at Shirdi.
check out of the hotel, visit Shri Sai Baba
temple, noondrop at bus station to depart
4: Morning arrival Bangalore.
* Transportation from Bangalore - Shirdi -
Bangalore by Volvo Coach
* Accommodation (Twin Sharing)
* Sight seeing by reserved vehicle
* All meals
* Entrance fees
* Personal Expenses