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Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, and 122 kilometers away from Nashik, Shirdi is a renowned pilgrimage destination. The town is known to be the abode of Maharashtra’s one of the most revered and mystic saints- “Shri Sai Baba” of Shirdi. Sai Baba is worshipped by millions of people, not only in India but all across the world. Shri Sai Baba always preached about tolerance towards all religions and asked His followers to do the same. Moreover, He spread the message of universal brotherhood all across the world. Sai Baba taught a moral code of love, helping others, forgiveness, charity, contentment, charity, inner peace, devotion to God & the guru and stressed upon the importance of sharing. He was also against any distinction based on religion or caste. His teaching combined elements of Hinduism and Islam: he gave the Hindu name “Dwarakamayi” to the mosque he stay in, practiced Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and was buried in Shirdi. One of the most well known epigrams given by Sai Baba is- “Sabka Makik Ek (meaning One God governs all)”, which is related with Islam and Sufism.


Sai Baba lived and died in Shirdi and therefore, each and every bustle at Shirdi revolves around the huge temple complex, which is dedicated to Sai Baba. In fact, this world in itself place is one of amongst the busiest pilgrim centers in India. If you are planning a tour to this sacred place, then search different packages by visiting online travel portal like EaseMyTrip.com and choose the most appropriate one. Devotees coming from all across the world begin queuing up in the early hours of dawn to get a glimpse and ask for the blessings of the life-size statue of Sai Baba. In the whole week, “Thursday” is marked as special day for Sai Baba and thus, the day is facilitated with special pujas and darshan of the statue of Sai Baba. Apart from the main temple, other places which should be visited are “Dwarkamai Mosque” (where the Baba meditated and slept on alternate nights). Close to this mosque, in a corridor is the dhuni or eternal flame (that burns day and night). Some other places of interest are, the Gurusthan, Shani Mandir, the Kandoba Temple, Narsimha Mandir, the Sakori Ashram and Changdev Maharaj Samadhi.

Places to Visit in Shirdi

Sai Baba Samadhi and Temple

The mortal remains of Shri Sai Baba are buried in this Samadhi, while the temple has a life size marble statue which was installed in the year 1954. Don’t miss to have some soulful and tasty Prasad at “Sai Prasadalaya”, which is located close to the temple. This Prasadalaya feeds about forty thousand people daily.

How to Reach Shirdi?

Shirdi is easily accessible by all modes of transportations like, Airways, Railways and Roadways. One can find the details here:

Air: Aurangabad airport is the nearest major airport to Shirdi that is connected by flights from all major cities of India.

Rail: The Sainagar Shirdi railway station is directly joined with Mumbai, Secunderabad and Chennai. Apart from that, Manmad (60 km) & Kopargaon (15 km) are other suitable railheads connected with other cities in India.

Road: Shirdi is well-connected by good motorable roads to all places in South India. Shirdi is: 144 km from Aurangabad, 60 km from Manmad, 94 km from Ahmednagar, 302 km from Mumbai, 205 km from Pune and 119 km from Nashik.

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