Shirdi is famous temple of Shri Sai Baba. It was established in 1922 to carry out the services of Shri Sai Baba. Shirdi provide various facilities for the devotees. A building to accommodate 3500 devotees, having 560 self-contained rooms and two spacious halls has been constructed here.

There is a Sai Baba sansthan also which provides support to many noble causes. As Sai Baba used to cure many diseases, So Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi built a 'Shri Sainath' Hospital to continue to provide service to patients.

Sai Baba used to cure many diseases. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi built a 'Shri Sainath' Hospital to continue to provide service to patients. The Hospital is well equipped with modern machineries like 'Manojkumar Intensive Care Unit', 'Smt. Janaki Devi Suri Sonography Centre'.

Known primarily as the abode of the great saint Sai Baba, the sacred town of Shirdi exudes an immense sense of spirituality and mysticism, much in contrast to its surprisingly tiny size. Covering an area of little more than two sq km, this small town is situated near Nasik and draws hundreds of worshippers and followers of the noble sage throughout the year. Sai Baba is believed to have visited Shirdi when he was just sixteen years old, and stayed on here for around eighty years.

During this period, his teachings on love, patience, compassion and religious tolerance attracted people from various faiths, who thronged to the town to hear Baba's discourses and experience the numerous miracles credited to him. Today, Shirdi is a hallowed place and devotees from all over the world come here to pay homage at the temples honouring Sai Baba.

Location info:

Address:Shirdi, Maharashtra, India
District: Ahmednagar
Nearest City: Nasik
Best time to visit: May, to January


Max - 40º C, Min - 7º C


Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi was established in the year 1922 to carry out the noble service of Shri Sai Baba. From the year 1922 to August of 1989 the establishment staff provided various facilities for the devotees. On May 4, 1990 Bhoomi Pujan of 'Sai Baba Bhakta Niwas' was performed. A building to accommodate 3500 devotees, having 560 self-contained rooms and two spacious halls has been constructed.

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The stay of Baba at Shirdi was a beginning of revolution in it self. People from all the faiths attended Sai's lectures and it was the time where there was no place for caste system in the society or people can be differentiated on the basis of religion

Interesting things to Visit:

Shri Sai Baba came to Shridi 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

Sai Baba first came to Shirdi in the form of Bal Yogi - a child ascetic. He was first spotted seated under a Neem tree. This place came to be known as Gurusthan. The Gurusthan was renovated on 30th September, 1941. After this the present temple was built. There is a small shrine in Gurusthan. On a elevated platform of this shrine a big portrait of Baba is placed. On the side is a marble statue of Baba. In front of the portrait is a Shivling and the Nandi. Photos of twelve Jyotirlingas are also kept in the temple. The branches of the Neem tree have come out through the roof of the temple. At a short distance lies Baba's CHAVADI.

Baba used to sleep here every alternate day. The Chavadi is divided into two parts. One part of the Chavadi has a large portrait of Baba along with a wooden bed and a white chair belonging to him. There is a cottage of Abdul Baba, an ardent devotee of Shri Sai Baba, in front of the Chavadi. The Lendi Baug was looked after by Abdul Baba. There are photos and various things which were handled by Sai Baba and Abdul Baba in the cottage. There is a Maruti Mandir located at some distance from the cottage of Abdul Baba. This mandir was visited by Baba for the sat-sang with Devidas, a Balyogi, who lived at the Mandir ten to twelve years before Baba arrived. There are also temples of village deities like Shani, Ganpati, and Shankar to be visited.

Lendi Baug :
At some distance from Gurusthan there is the Lendi Baug. This Baug was made and watered daily by Baba himself. It got its name from a Nalla (a drain) which used to previously flow there. Baba used to come here every morning and afternoon and rest under a Neem tree. Baba dug a pit, 2 feet deep, under the Neem tree and kept a Deep(earthen lamp) lit in that pit. One octangular Deepgriha called Nanda Deep has been built in marble stone in memory of this place. It constantly burns in a glass box. On one side of the Deepgriha is a Peepal tree and on the other side is a Neem tree. Some distance away is a Datta Mandir below an Audumbar tree. In the Mandir there is a statue of Datta built in marble stone.

Khandoba Mandir:
This temple is located near Shree Saibaba Hospital on the Nagar-Manmad road. When the marriage party of Chand Patil's wife's nephew came to Shirdi. Shree Saibaba who had accompanied this marriage party, alighted with others in the open ground of this temple. The Pujari (prist) of the temple "Malsapathi" welcomed this Young Ascetic with the words"Ya Sai" ("Come Sai")

Valuable things used by Baba during his time are drinking vessel(Tumbrel), Babas Paduka (footprints), Baba's Satka, Grinder, Gramophone, Bowl Of Hukka, Horse bridle-habiliments, the Kaphani and Sandals worn by Shri Sai Baba and original Photographs of Lord Sai. All these valuable things are kept in the museum for Sai devotees.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Kopergaon Raiway Station
Nearest Airport:Aurangabad airport
Road Transport:By road transport this town is just 83 kilometers from Ahmadnagar, 90 Km from Nasik and 266 Km from Mumbai

Nearest Visiting places:

Shani Shingnapur:
Shani Shingnapur is situated in Ahamadnagar District. A Jagrit Sthan of Sri Shanidev known far & wide for two phenomena.There is neither any image nor deity nor any temple. Only a stone pillar which is supposed to embody the image is worshipped with deep respect & reverence.

Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nasik:
Trimbakeshwar Temple in NasikShri Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at a distance of about 30-km from Nasik in Maharashtra near the mountain named Brahmagiri from which the river Godavari flows. Trimbakeshwar Temple is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva and as the source of the river Godavari. Just as Ganga is known as Bhagirathi and is one of the most important river in North India, in the same way, Godavari is also known as Gautami Ganga and is the most sacred river in South India.

Ellora Caves:
The Ellora caves, locally known as ‘Verul Leni’ is located on the Aurangabad-Chalisgaon road at a distance of 30 km north-northwest of Aurangabad, the district headquarters. The name Ellora itself inspires everyone as it represents one of the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes in the entire world. Ellora is also world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa (Cave 16). The visit to these caves is enjoyed maximum during monsoon, when every stream is filled with rainwater, and the entire environ is lush green. The monsoon is not only a season of rains in this part, the local visitors are attracted to visit these ideal locations to have a glimpse of the mother nature in full bloom.

Ajanta Caves:
AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognised by UNESCO far near from Jalgaon city of Maharashtra, India. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique.

Bhavani was the tutelary deity of Maharaja Shivaji the valiant Maratha ruler and is held in great reverence throughout the state of Maharashtra. Bhavani is considered to be an embodiment of the ugra or ferocity, as well as a Karunaswaroopini - filled with mercy.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Nearest Petrol Pump: Loni village , Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra
I.B.P Petrol Pump: Shirdi,maharashtra


Shri Keshav Hotel: Shirdi Maharashtra
Hotel Sai Leela: Pimpalwadi Road, Shirdi Maharashtra,

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:
Saibaba Super Spacility Hospital:Marked by Kishor Dhamne, Shirdi
Agashe Hospital: Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra
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