Sai Temple Shirdi

 

 

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  • Shirdi  is a town and falls under the jurisdiction of municipal council popularly known as Shirdi Nagar Panchayat, located in Rahata Tehasil in Ahmednagar District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is accessible via the Ahmednagar - Manmad State Highway No.10, approximately 83 km from Ahmednagar and 15 km from Kopargaon. It is located 185 km east of the Western Seashore line (the Ahmednagar - Manmad road), which is a very busy route. Shirdi is best known as the late 19th century home of the popular guru Shirdi Sai Baba. It is one of the richest temple organisations.
  • Shirdi Sai temple is a beautiful shrine that was built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba.
  • Shirdi is famous temple of Shri Sai Baba. It was established in 1922 to carry out the services of Shri Sai Baba.
  • Shirdi is located approximately 296 Kilometers from Mumbai (Bombay) City in India.
  • Shirdi now has a new railway station called "Sainagar Shirdi", which became operational in March 2009
    • 1-5 Km away from Sainagar Railway Station.
    • 2-87 Km away from Manmad Railway Station
    • 3-83 Km away from Ahmedabad railway station.
    • 4-15 Km away from Kopargaon Railway Station.
    • 5-14 Km away from Shirdi Airport which is built in Kopargaon taluka.
  • On any given day some 25,000 devotees come for darshan. On holidays the number reaches to about half a million people..
  • At age of 16 yrs Shri Saibaba arrived at the village of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and remained their till his death. Saibaba found shelter in Khandoba temple, where a villager Mahalsapathi in the temple addressed him as Sai or Saint Sai baba.
  • As it is not human to understand why and how BABA reaches out to people and places, the topic must remain untouched with a certainty of satisfaction that BABA has chosen Kantipur and its subjects to shower his infinite grace. The not easy task of having a temple of BABA was made effortless from the inception of the thought of the temple in Shri Pabitra Kumar Samal to the uncommon quick accord of Shri Chandra Bhanu Satpathy- the Guruji due to the miracles manifested by the panacea fakir- SHIRIDI SAI BABA.
  • Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir, Shri Saibaba in Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. Lord Sai lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple.
  • Sri Shirdi Sai philosophy ingrained 'Shraddha' meaning faith and 'Saburi' meaning compassion. According to god Sai, Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.
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