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A Divine Trip to Shirdi

by Madhav Srinivasan 1762 days ago

Shirdi happens to be one of the most frequently visited spiritual abode of the saint Sri Sai Baba. Divinity exists in every nook and corner of the land. Innumerable numbers of tourists throng the town each year to seek the blessings of Shirdi Sai Baba.

Located at a distance of 280 km from Mumbai, the pilgrim city, Shirdi attracts tourists and devotees from all across the world to its holy lands. It is a town located in the district of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra and lies 185 km off the coast of the Arabian Sea. This was the place where the saint Sai Baba lived till attaining Samadhi in the year 1918.



Shirdi is a major pilgrimage centre and scores of tourists throng the city throughout the year. Festivals like Guru Poornima, Baba’s death anniversary and Dussera witness lakhs of devotees visit this place. Baba’s death anniversary is commemorated in the month of October each year, the particular date depending on the Hindu calendar.


There are many pilgrimage places in the city. Here’s a peek view on some of them


Dwarkamayi (Masjid)

This is the mosque where Baba lived, preached, performed his miraculous deeds and maintained his “Dhuni” (a sacred fire that still stays lighted). If you are here to feel the true vibrancy of the saint, the Masjid will impart you the essence of Baba’s aura.


Samadhi Mandir

The primary monument visited, this is where Baba’s remains have been buried. Baba promised he would listen and help his followers relive them from suffering and pain even from his tomb; devotees visit his shrines to attain absolution and fulfillment.

It is located in the heart of the town and has a free entry. After the Samadhi Darshan, devotees visit the Gurusthan where Sai Baba was first seen meditating by the people of Shirdi. The temple premises also have samadhis of some of the devotees of Sai Baba.


Chavadi

This place is located next to Dwarkamayi. Each alternate day, Baba slept in the Chavadi. Till date, Baba’s footprints are carried in a ceremonial procession from Dwarkamayi to Chavadi on every Thursday night.


Khandoba Raya temple

For the first time here Mahalsapati welcomed Sai Baba for the first time, recognizing that he is not an ordinary saint. This place is located on the highway and it is barely at a distance of 7 walking minutes from the temple.


Getting There

Aurangabad happens to be the closest airport. However, the Sai Baba Sansthan owns a helipad, with permission prerequisites met; Shirdi can be reached by helicopters too.

Kopergaon station is at a distance of 15 kilometers from the town and extremely well connected with a numerous state buses, taxis and cabs plying every minute specially to bring in the tourists. 

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