Places Around Shirdi

Places Around Shirdi

SHRI KHANDOBA MANDIR

(Sai Nagar, Shirdi)

Khandoba Mandir is situated on the main road. In front of this temple Baba was welcomed by Poojari Mhalsapati, of this temple, who said “Aao Sai”, when Baba stepped in Shridi. In this temple there are icons of Khandoba, Banai and Mhalsai. Lord Khandoba was tutelary deity of Mhlasapti, who was priest of Khandoba temple by heredity and he was then responsible for starting worship of Sai Baba.

DWARKAMAI

(Pimpalwadi Road, Rahata)

VIP Passes – VIP passes are available which you can get from ‘PRO office at gate no 1’. If you have physical disability, you will get a wheel chair and your queue will be different from others. You would be taken through ‘Shani gate’ with an escort if required. For Dwarkamai, wheel chairs will not be available.

SHREE SAI BABA GURUSTHAN

(Manmad State Highway No.10, Shirdi Town, Ahmednagar, Shirdi)

Gurusthan means “place of the Guru”. It is both where Baba spent most of his time when he first came to Shirdi, and also where, according to Baba, the tomb of his own Guru is located by the neem tree. Gurusthan is therefore one of the most important places in Shirdi.

SHRI SAI BABA SAMADHI MANDIR

(Mauli Nagar, Shirdi)

The shrine which houses Baba’s tomb was originally constructed as a wada (large private house) during Baba’s last years in his physical body. It is built on some land that Baba had tended as a garden. Sai Baba seemed to like growing plants and in his early days he cleared and levelled this land, which had been used as dumping ground.

SHRI SAI BABA CHAVADI

(Mauli Nagar, Shirdi)

Though apparently and formally Baba used to go to the Chavadi. In his super conscious state he was never asleep and used to tell his devotees that in his everlasting awareness (consciousness) he will always protect his devotees who were asleep at night.

SHANI SHINGNAPUR TEMPLE

(Shani Shingnapur)

With many efforts, the holy stone slab was taken out of the river and installed in an open air temple in the village. The presence of Lord Shani is so much pervading in the village that no thief has escaped his wrath till date. Due to this, the villagers of Singnapur never shut their homes with doors or even feel the need to put their precious belongings under lock and safe.

SHREE DAXIN MUKHI – HANUMAN TEMPLE (MARUTI MANDIR)

(Mauli Nagar, Shirdi)

On the lane that runs between Dwarkamai and Chavadi is the Hanuman Mandir, one of the oldest temples in Shirdi. marked by a pair of trees enclosed by a circular railing, It is also known as the Maruti Mandir. Unusually, the temple faces south and there were two Hanuman statues here, side by side.

MAHALAXMI MANDIR

(SHIRDI)

This temple is just by the side Pilgrims Inn (MTDC) by Pimpalwadi Road, about five minutes walk from Dwarkamai Baba occassionally visited it on his begging rounds and the temple is mentioned in the Sri Sai Satcharitra as Baba once sent his devotee there on an unusal mission Bala Ganpat Shimpi had tried all sorts of medicine to cure his malaria, but nothing worked and he had a raging fever.

TRIMBHAKESHWAR

(Shrimant Peshwe Path, Trimbak)

Known for its source of the Godavari River, the Trimbhakeshwar is only located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Shirdi, in Nashik district. It is one of the renowned temples around Shirdi, and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and regards great importance due to the presence of one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
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