Places to Visit in Shirdi
Shirdi is a small town in Maharastra located at a distance of 250 KMs from Mumbai. The city is believed to be the birth-place of godman ‘Shri Sai Baba’ and holds high religious significance. In fact, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba temple is one of the most visited temples in India only after Tirupati Balaji temple and Vaishnodevi temple. Apart from Sai Baba temple, the city has a number of Pilgrimage places which are associated with the life of Sri Sai Baba. AHA Taxis tells you about places to visit in Shirdi:
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple
One of the most famous shrines in India, the place is much more than a Pilgrimage. From well-maintained darshan lines to Prasad counters, dining halls, to its own amusement park and water park, the place is a complete package. You can visit the temple and can then spend the entire day enjoying rides, water rides, wave pool, rain dance, indoor games and much more.
This is the place where Sai Baba first appeared. Situated under a neem tree, people believe that lighting incense sticks and praying at Gurusthan will help in curing all their ailments. The shrine also has a Shiva temple along with a portrait of Sai Baba. Gurusthan is located in Kopargaon which is around 14 Km from Shirdi.
It is a beautiful temple made of white marble with beautiful carvings and eye-catching ornaments. The temple is made and owned by a millionaire from the city of Nagpur who was a devotee of Sai baba. The temple is located in the centre of the city and a must visit for someone visiting Shirdi.
It is believed that Sai Baba spent 60 years of his life here. The place has two rooms, one houses a palki and there lies a chariot in the other. There is also a huge stool made of stone and it is believed that sai baba used the stool to take baths. The place holds huge religious significance among devotees of sai baba.
The place is located close to Dwarkamai and during his last years, Sai baba used to spend an alternate night here. A huge procession of sai baba with idols of the saint in a palki is carried out every Thursday from Dwarkamai to Chavadi.
The small village in Maharastra is very popular because of its unique practice of not putting doors in any of the houses or shops. People in this village believe that their lord Shaneswar protects them from all the evils and safeguard them from thieves. The village is located at a distance of 58 km from Shirdi and is quite popular among people coming to Shirdi.