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Explore Shirdi Places - Food - Hotels

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Explore Shirdi Places - Food - Hotels

  1. 1. Shirdi - At a Glance 1. Best Time To Visit: December to March 2. Official Language: Marathi 3. Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi & English 4. Climate: Moderate 5. Main Attractions: Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamayee Masjid, Chavadi, Shignapur, Triambakeshwar Temple
  2. 2. What to See? Top 5 Places to Explore in Shirdi
  3. 3. #1 Samadhi Mandir The Samadhi Mandir as the name suggests houses the last remains of Sai Baba. The temple is revered by the devotees of Baba and has come up as a pilgrimage location. The temple is the central point of the Shirdi pilgrimage and people stand in long queues to catch a glimpse of Sai Baba's mortal remains. The crowd management at the temple is exceptional with dedicated counters for prasad, bhabhuti, etc. Tip: Book a ticket for darshan and Aarti in advance through the online portal.
  4. 4. #2 Dwarkamayee Masjid Dwarkamayee Masjid is located just right of the Samadhi Mandir. It was originally a cave where Sai Baba spent a lot of his time. This Mosque is of huge significance for the devotees of Baba, as Baba used to sit here for long hours on a stone which is still preserved. Baba also used to light a lamp at this place. The sacred 'Dhuni' or fire is still lit till this date and the astounding 'Udi' or ash from this fire is given to pilgrims and is considered immensely divine. The Masjid contains a life-size portrait of Sai Baba.
  5. 5. #3 Chavadi The Chavadi is a small house situated close to the Masjid. The devotees of Sai Baba pay obeisance to this place during their Shirdi pilgrimage as Baba used to sleep here on every alternate night. One can find here the 'Asan' or seat on which he used to sit, a wooden plank and a wheel chair of Baba. There is a large portrait of Baba inside the Chavadi. The bed on which Baba was given his last bath is placed on the left of the painting. The right portion of the building contains the framed photo of the cross-legged Baba kept in grand attire.
  6. 6. #4 Shignapur The village of Shignapur is famous for its Shani Temple. Located 73 kms away from Shirdi, Shani Shignapur is one of the most revered temples of Shani Dev. There are no doors or locks in the houses of this hamlet as the villagers believe that the temple is a "jagrut devasthan” and the God here is very powerful. The deity is in form of a self emerged black and prominent rock.
  7. 7. #5 Triambakeshwar, Nasik Triambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu Temple located in the Nasik district. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located about 142 kms away from Shirdi, it is one of the most visited and revered Jyotirlinga. The temple is located in a valley surrounded by hills from all side. The climate is always pleasant and their is a hint of spirituality in the air. Kusavarta, the sacred pond in the temple premises is the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India. It is only Jyotirlinga where the linga in complete form is present.
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  9. 9. Khandoba Temple The temple is situated on the main road and is dedicated to Lord Khandoba. It was at this temple where Sai Baba was welcomed by Poojari Mhalsapati on his arrival at Shirdi. Khandoba temple is well maintained, neat and calm place. It is 15 ft long and 15 ft in breath. A stone idol of Lord Khandoba is located in central shrine of the temple. Also idols of Sai Baba and Mhlasapti are inscribed.
  10. 10. Dixit Wada Museum Situated in the centre of the Sai Sansthan complex, the museum contains rare black and white photographs of Sai Baba. Other articles like Baba's 'Kafni' (long robes) and his leather Padukas, gramophone records, smoking pipe, bathing stone, water tumblers and cooking utensils which were used by Sai Baba are on display. Tip: The museum remains open from 10 am to 6 pm
  11. 11. Ajanta and Ellora Caves The Ajanta and Ellora caves are located in the Aurangabad District. The Ajanta caves are 30 rock cut Buddhist cave monuments while the 34 Ellora caves are dedicated to Buddhist, Hindu and Jain faiths. Both Ajanta and Ellora are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ajanta and Ellora caves are prime example of rock cut architecture and depicts the religious harmony of those times.
  12. 12. What to Eat?
  13. 13. Sai Baba’s Prasad There are Prasadalayas (Mess) all over Shirdi which are managed by the Sai Sansthan. Healthy and hygienic meals are available at these centres at very reasonable rates. The lunch and dinner timings are fixed so if you intend to have the meal bit of discipline is required. Sweet dish in the form of ladoos are served after meals
  14. 14. Vadaa Pao Although Shirdi witnesses a surge of devotees from different parts of the country but the Marathi influence is very prominent. The all famous vada pao is cherished by all.
  15. 15. Roasted Corn Enjoying a well roasted corn in the pleasant Shirdi climate is something worth relishing. The corns available in Shirdi are soft and tender and must be enjoyed while taking an evening stroll around Shirdi
  16. 16. The South Indian influence Shirdi has some decent South Indian outlets. These outlets have an extensive menu and they serve authentic and hygienic South Indian food.
  17. 17. Where to Shop?
  18. 18. Mandir Market The Samadhi Mandir is surrounded by a market where shops selling murals of Sai Baba, flowers, CDs of Devotional songs, books, etc are available. These outlets are open to bargaining.
  19. 19. Street market near the Main Bhojnalay The street market surrounding the main Prasadalaya is the place to buy some local stuff from as souvenirs. You can pick up some small items from this market.
  20. 20. Sai Complex Mall With some utility stores and outlets for other necessary items, this shopping arcade is a prominent shopping centre of Shirdi. Non branded stores are open to bargaining.
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