Shirdi Temple

Address : 80/3, Maharashtra State Highway 

                 10, Mauli Nagar, Shirdi, 

                 Maharashtra, 423109, India

District :  Shirdi

Phone : 09902065330

Completed : 1952

Deity :  Saibaba

Famous For : Saibaba

Overview :

Shirdi is a popular religious tourist spot with hordes of visitors thronging this place in huge numbers every day. Shirdi is the abode of the great saint “Sai Baba”. The main attraction of Shirdi is the Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, situated in the heart of the town of Shirdi. Sai Baba’s body has been laid to eternal rest here. Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir was built in 1917-1918 by a millionaire from Nagpur and an ardent devotee of Sai Baba, Shreemant Gopalrao Buti. It was originally constructed to place the idol of Lord Krishna but later became the place where the last remains of Sai Baba were laid. This Samadhi Mandir holds great reverence for Baba’s devotees from all over the world.

Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir is built beautifully with great detail and exquisite designs and is the major attraction of Shirdi. The samadhi is built with white marble stones. A railing is built around the samadhi embellished with ornamental decorations. The marvelous statue of Sai Baba, which shows him seated on a throne, is made of Italian marble by Balaji Vasant in 1954. This statue is decorated by an open, silver umbrella above it. There is a huge assembly hall in front of the temple which can accommodate up to 600 devotees and a section of the hall showcases various belongings of Sai Baba. The first floor of the temple has collections of photographs and artifacts depicting the life of Sai Baba.

The Sai Baba temple is open from 5 AM to 11 PM with devotees queuing up in huge numbers, waiting for their turn to seek the blessings of Sai Baba. On occasions like Guru Purnima, Dussera, and Rama Navami the temple remains open overnight. Every thursday and during festivals, Sai Baba’s photo is taken out from the temple in a palkhi in a colorful procession. A must visit place for devotees of Sai Baba, the Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir gives the followers of Baba a sense of peace and calmness as soon as they enter the premises. One can sense the presence of Sai Baba in spiritual form here and feel closer to the ‘Child of God’.

Timing :

5 am – 11 pm

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