Friday, 2 August 2013

Whats are the tourist Attractions in Shirdi

SABKA MAALIK EK!! Meaning there is only one God. So, true na!, Really there is only one god and that’s within you. Shirdi is a small village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The small village is 100 km from Nashik. It is today a hustling pilgrimage center of India.

The holy town is visited by innumerable people every year for viewing the Samadhi Temple of Sri Sai Baba. At every nook and corner of Shirdi it is Sai Baba who is present here either in spiritual form or in physical form by leaving behind several physical structures where he once lived or graced the place by his presence. When in Shirdi there are several places to see which are associated with this holy saint in some or the other way.

Sakuri Kanyakumari Ashram:

Sakuri Kanyakumari Ashram

Located just 3 Kms. from Shirdi. This is a very peaceful place – clean, decent & disciplined. It is a sublime & inspiring location, ideal for those who wish to meditate and secure peace to their mind. Saint Upasani Maharaj & Sati Godawarimata, the great disciples of Sai Baba have enlivened this Ashram with their ‘sadhana’ and auspicious stay.

Khandoba Temple: 

Khandoba Temple

At the Ahmednagar-Kopergaon road is situated the Khandoba temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the oldest temple of Shirdi it was here that Pujari Mhalsapati called Baba with the name Ya, Sai! This temple is one of the earliest places in Shirdi where Baba laid his feet.

Renukamata Temple:

Renukamata Temple

Extending our journey for a little while from Shani Shinganapur we can reach Renukamata temple within few minutes. The temple walls are embedded with mirrors.

Mahadev, Ganesh and Shani Temples:

Mahadev, Ganesh and Shani Temples

Situated in a row adjacent to each other are these three temples which happen to be few of the oldest temples of Shirdi. These three temples of Shirdi are greatly revered and hence visited by a number of devout Hindus on their visit to Shirdi.



Gurusthan is the place under the Neem tree where Sai Baba was first spotted in Shirdi. The neem leaves left their bitterness due to the presence of Sri Sai Baba in its shade. The place is revered for also being the site where Sai Baba's Guru took Samadhi. Here a huge portrait of Baba is placed in front of which are a shivling, Nandi cow and Sai Baba's padukas. At Gurusthan incense keeps on burning throughout the day and night.

Dwarkamayee Masjid:

Dwarkamayee Masjid

Situated to the right of Samadhi Mandir is the place where Sai Baba spent a major chunk of his lifetime. It is at this Mosque that Baba lit up lamps every evening. In fact the name Dwarkamayee was given by Sai Baba to the Masjid. It was here that Baba spent his days sitting on a huge stone which is preserved till date. Even the sacred dhuni (fire) which was kindled by Baba is lit to till this date.

The miraculous udhi (ash) from this fire is used by pilgrims and is considered to be immensely divine. The Masjid has a life-size portrait of Sai Baba which he himself received and said that after me the portrait would continue to live here. The Dwarkamayee Masjid in fact holds more importance for many devotees of Sai for being the place where this pure soul spent his life.

Today Shirdi being one of the most famous pilgrimage spots of the world may be for any reason. Crores of devotees from all over the world gather in Shirdi to ask for blessing and with strong hope that their wishes will be fulfilled and they are never disappointed. Shirdi is one of the places where people from all over the world seek bliss from Baba.


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