The Land of Sai, 280 km away from Mumbai is a sacred place for those who believe in humanity and “God is One” ideology. Concrete evidence of love for all human beings regardless of caste, creed and the color is experienced in the most hospitable holy grounds of India – SHIRDI in Maharashtra. A penniless fakir in his torn Kafni had served and still serving countless humans without expecting anything in return. His divinity has reached great realms and his tales are all over India.
The main attraction in Shirdi is the Sai Baba Temple, which is the Samadhi of Sai Baba. Next to Tirupati, it is the most visited pilgrim places in India.
Temple Timings : Open throughout the year from 4 AM to 10 PM.
The auspicious adobe of Shri Sai Baba in Shirdi is visited by 60,000 people on weekdays and exceeds 100,000 on weekends. Starting from the early morning Kakad Aarti at 4.30 am, Mid-day Aarti at 12 pm to Shej Aarti at 10.30 pm, Shirdi is lit with pomp and celebrations all the time. At the main shrine, a devotee only gets a couple of minutes to complete their prayers (Sai Darshan). As there will be humungous gatherings of ardent devotees those who can’t take the long queue can book the darshan ticket online. Shri Sai Baba is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva and his devotees are both Muslims and Hindus.
That’s what makes this spiritual master ineffable! Every religion adores Sai Baba for his selfless service to humanity, especially his kindness toward the needy population. Sai Baba is not only considered as a spiritual master but also saint, Satguru and an incarnation of Dattatreya.