Shirdi is one such destination, which doesn’t have the natural attractiveness but its association with divinity make believers go for a soul search. As a religious town, there are several amazing temples, shrines, and museums to explore. If you’re interested in visiting these places then you can take a Mumbai, Pune or Aurangabad to Shirdi taxi. Mentioned here are some amazing places to see in Shirdi.
A popular saint, Sai Baba lived in this little village-town, which is located in Maharashtra. Devotees from other religions too have the strong belief in his powers and even after almost a century since he departed the world they visit his home in large numbers. Shirdi is home to several temples, shrines and galleries depicting the life of Sai Baba. If you’re interested in visiting these places then you can take a Mumbai, Pune or Aurangabadto Shirdi taxi
Samadhi Mandir is the place where Sai Baba’s body was laid to rest. Constructed of white marbles, the Samadhi Mandir attracts a large number of worshippers and visitors. The site of the Mandir initially belonged to a wealthy businessman, Shreemant Gopalrao, who was also an ardent follower of Sai Baba. The site that houses the grave of Baba was intended to be formed as a wada (a large private house), with a temple. When his health deteriorated, he requested his followers to take him to the wada and breathed his last there. His mortal remains were entombed in the site which had a picture of the Lord Murlidhar. The Mandir also houses a temple with articles related to the Baba.
Spread across an area of 200 square meters, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple is another marvel in the town, which is located right at the center of Shirdi. The temple attracts pilgrims from different parts of the world. There’s lodging facility available in the temple premises, but for that, you need to register your name at the Niwassthan office first. There are other arrangements for the tourists to keep their valuables and other items too. In a nutshell, you can have a peaceful and comfortable darshan of Sai Baba by visiting this temple.
Dwarkamai Masjid is where was Sai Baba’s spent 60 years of his life. Believers say, that he once lit a sacred fire here, which still burns, and visitors from all parts of the world come here to get some of its ash, which carries magical properties. Today, you can find hundreds of devotees visiting the place to get blessed by that sacred fire. Apart from this, you can find few articles used by Baba, kept inside a glass box. There’s also a spectacular oil painting of Baba which was made by a local artist.
One of the famous places to visit around Shirdi, the Chavadi is another important place associated with Sai Baba. It was where he used to sleep during the last ten years of his life. He was transferred to this spot by his devotees on a rainy day when the Masjid in which he slept began to leak. Since that time, Baba used to return to Chavadi every other night to sleep. After he attained Samadhi, the area was acquired by the Sansthan. Now a protected shrine, you can find few books and scriptures that Sai Baba read.