India is a land of spirituality and hundreds of great saints have blessed this land over thousands of years. One such famous Saint was Sai Baba who blessed the land of Shirdi during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is said that Sai Baba had performed many miracles which led to his popularity among the masses. This Shirdi travel guide will help you in exploring this holy place.
Sai Baba revered simplicity and preached religious harmony during his lifetime. Since his death, his followers have erected a magnificent temple in Shirdi. With millions of dollars being received in offerings every year, the Shirdi Sai Baba temple is one of the richest temples in India. In fact, it is the second richest temple in India followed by none other than the Tirupati Balaji Temple located in Andhra Pradesh.
Each year millions of devotees throng this place to get a glimpse of Sai Baba. According to an estimate, every day around 60,000 people visits the Shirdi Sai Baba temple and on weekends the number touches 1, 00,000. The present temple is owned by the Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan trust. It was constructed in 1922 by one Shrimant Gopal Rao who was a Sai devotee from Nagpur, and before he handed over the reins of the temple to the Sai Baba Sansthan, the temple was a privately owned Temple.
In this, Shirdi Sai baba travel guide we have write down the way to reach to Shirdi by different modes of transport. Shirdi is well connected with the major cities of Maharashtra like Mumbai and Pune. It is situated at 240 kilometres from Mumbai and around 190 kilometres from Pune. And only 90 km from Nashik. The town is well connected with the major cities though the rail network like Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, and Mysore via the Ahmednagar railway station which lies 80 kilometers from Shirdi.
Shirdi is well connected via air to other major cities of India like Mumbai, Pune Bangalore, Kolkata through the Shirdi International Airport located around 14 kilometers from the town. The Mumbai International Airport and Pune Airport are the two other nearest airports to Shirdi.
In the Shirdi visit guide, we havedescribes the best time to visit to the city. Winters or the time from October to February is considered to be the most appropriate time to visit Shirdi. Avoid visiting on Thursdays as this day is considered to be an auspicious day for the Sai devotees and you will definitely get more crowd on Thursdays in the Shirdi Sai Baba temple. Festivals like the Guru Purnima, Ram Navami, and Dusshera are the most celebrated festivals in the Shirdi.
Come, join thousands of devotees who come each day to meet their Sai, revel in raining spirituality here at the Shirdi Sai Baba temple.