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Shirdi is essentially a small overgrown village, famous because of the saint Sai Baba. Sai Baba came to Shirdi in 1858 and, as devotees say, attained samadhi (salvation) in 1918 after spending 60 years here. Even today his presence here is very real. Indeed, Shirdi is Sai Baba, for without him this would have been just another little village.The size of this small town belies its massive importance as a Sai pilgrimage site and the number of devotees it plays host to. The town has a plethora of holy places linked to Sai Baba.

Shirdi is the place where Sai Baba lived for many decades and finally attained samadhi. Mostly visited from September to November, Shirdi has quite a few well known religious spots. A couple of prominent ones are Sai Baba temple and Dwarakamayi. The Sai Baba Temple houses the samadhi of Sai Baba. Dwarkamai Masjid, located on the right of Samadhi Mandir, is the place where Sai Baba spent majority of his time. A large stone in which baba used to sit is still present in the masjid.The tentative timings at the temple are from 4 am to 10 pm. Dwarakamayi is a mosque where Sai Baba stayed for over half a century. Over 100 years ago, he lit a holy fire here, which is still being preserved by devotees. On a visit to Shirdi, do not forget to pay homage at Gurusthan, which is a place where Sai Baba was once spotted sitting under a neem tree.

Distances can seem exaggerated in Shirdi. What is referred to as the other end of the town is, in reality, a 10-min walk away, through narrow lanes fringed by small stalls selling flowers, sweets, trinkets and other items that devotees offer to Sai Baba. Shirdi is approximately 296 kms from Mumbai and can be easily reached by railways, buses or private cars. Commuting within Shirdi is convenient as public transport is easily available.  


There are even Tibetans here selling woollies. Music blares from almost every stall; devotional and popular Bollywood songs mingle to create a most eclectic medley as one walks down the streets.


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Dec 09 2012
Recently my visit to shirdi (October 16) was good because of accommodation in shrisainivas mega Dharmashala. The room were very luxury, clean and new. We enjoyed and had a great time in shirdi as accommodation hotel gave us very important informati ... read more
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Feb 04 2013
Shirdi's railway station is now constructed and operational. For more information, check out http://shirdirailwaystation.com/ If you don't find a train from your city to Shirdi, you can also take a train to Marmad Station, which is about 1 ... read more
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Mar 28 2014
totally a different experience visiting Shirdi.. amazing to see the turnout of people and it is always busy place well connected
Mar 28 2014
Shirdi is the abode of Sai Baba, one of the greatest and the most revered saints of India. Everyday Shirdi is visited by thousands of Sai Baba believers. Do attend the Kakad Aarti at 4 am in the morning
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