Shirdi, a secluded place in Maharashtra holds tourist treasures that must not be missed. It is situated in the Ahmednagar close to Nashik, Maharashtra. It is one of the most revered pilgrimage places in India. A large number of devotees flock to this place every year to seek blessings and pay homage at various pilgrimage sites. Let us explore the various tourist attractions in Shirdi
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
The second richest temple in India and a major tourist attraction of Shirdi, Sai Baba Temple. The temple is famous because of Saint Sai Baba who preached love, unity, and simplicity in this part of the world. It is known to be an abode of the saint. He spent his life in this town and it is considered a holy place. You will experience peace and tranquility in this temple.
Shani Shingnapur temple
In this age of increasing criminal activity, there is an entire village in India where people do not put locks on their homes. It is the belief of people in Lord Shani Dev that provides such strength to people. This temple is just 70 km from Shirdi and should be on the top of the list when you will visit Shirdi. Remember for religious reasons only male devotees are allowed inside the temple premises. The Shani Shingnapur temple is one of the best tourist places to visit near Shirdi
This sprawling garden was one of the favorite places of Sai Baba. He used to visit this garden frequently watering and taking care of the plants. There is a ‘Deepagraha’ in the garden where Sai Baba once lit a Deepak which burns from dusk to dawn.
Sri Dwarkamai Temple
One of the most important spots in Shirdi, the Dwarkamai mosque is a famous pilgrimage site. It is the place where Sai Baba spent most of his life including his last moments. The mosque contains a fire whose ash is supposed to cite the true devotees of all the ailments. The major attraction of the Dwarkamai is Sai Baba's oil painting which never fails to mesmerize the visitors.
Dixit Wada museum
The Dixit Wada museum is located near Shri Sai Baba Sansthan trust and showcases old pictures of Sai baba along with his first followers. The museum also has on display so Baba's Charan padukas (sandals) and his other things like cooking utensils and his bathing stone.
This is the pious place where Sai Baba first appeared to the world as a 16-year-old boy. There is a Neem tree with Sai Baba's portrait placed under it along with a Shiva lingam and Nandi Bull. Devotees believed that lighting incense sticks at this place will cure them of all ailments.
The Samadhi Mandir is a beautiful place constructed by a millionaire from Nagpur. He was a great devotee of Lord Sai Baba. The Samadhi Mandir is one of the major tourist spots in Shirdi. The temple is beautifully constructed and it is made up of white marble. The aura of the temple is so serene and tranquil that people find peace here.
This is a beautiful temple situated in Shirdi of Lord Khandoba, the presiding deity of Shirdi. This temple is small but beautiful and you will be awestruck seeing the intricate artistry of this small temple. This temple is one of the main Shirdi sightseeing places.
Abdul Baba cottage
This is a small cottage where Abdul Baba, who was one of the most ardent devotees of Sai Baba resided. In this small cottage, you shall find many artifacts related to Sai Baba.