Shirdi


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It is small city located in the state of Maharashtra and well known for Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

Historical Background

It was believed that Sai Baba came to Shirdi when he was 16 years old and was found meditating under a neem tree which is still present in Shirdi. After that he vanished suddenly and finally returned to this place in 185d. The name Sai was given to him by Mahal Sampati ji who was a priest in Khandoba temple in Shirdi. From here, this place is known in the history as Shirdi Sai Baba or Sai Baba Shirdi.

A city of Sai Baba and spiritual temples

If you talk of Shirdi the one thing which will immediately struck your mind will be Sai Baba Darshan. People from various parts of the world visit this place in huge numbers to take blessings of this holy saint.

Baba have always considered Hindu Muslims as equal and the live example there is the Dwarkamayee and Chawdi which is also a source of attraction among the visitors and they get a chance to learn more about Sai Baba life.

Culture

People living in Shirdi normally speak Marathi as their official language. Festivals like Guru Purnima and Dusshera are celebrated with great enthusiasm and even people from other states also visit this place to enjoy the celebration.

Current Scenario

Hotel industry in this city is gaining momentum because of the followers of Sai Baba coming in huge numbers from all over the world. Even Maharashtra Government is also taking lot of initiatives for the betterment of the city in terms of transportation, roads.

As far as Education is concerned, Shirdi Sai College of Engineering is one of the professional educational institutes offering quality education to its students.

Climate and best time to visit

The climate if Shirdi is temperate i.e., in summers it reaches upto 40 degrees and in winters the maximum is 34 degrees. The best time to visit this place is in between June to March.

  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
  • Khandoba Mandir
  • Chavadi
  • Dwarka Mayee
  • Abdul Qazi Dargah
  • Gurusthanam
  • Lendibagh
  • Dixit Wada Musem
  • House of laxmibai Shinde
  • Adul baba cottage
  • Shani shingnapur
  • Shri Nana walli’s Samadhi
  • Shro Tatya Kote Samadhi
  • V P Iyer’s samadhi