Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How To reach Shirdi,Shopping And Eating Out PLaces

How To reach Shirdi,Shopping And Eating Out PLaces

Shirdi is one of the most sacred dwellings in India. Read this article to know more about the places to see, shopping areas in Shirdi etc.


296 km from Mumbai
Attractions: Samadhi Mandir of Shri Sai Baba
Best Time to Visit; On Dussehra and Rama Navami

Samadhi Mandir,Shirdi is a small village situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.Shirdi is one of the holiest places in India and is a very popular pilgrimage spot.This place is famous for the shrine of 'Sai Baba', which is the main attraction for the devotees who visit Shirdi. Sai Baba, who belonged to 20th century,is known as one of the greatest saints to have walked on earth.This saint lived in Shirdi for most of his life 50 years or more. Sai Baba transformed this small village into a holy pilgrimage site for his devotees. Many tales of the renowned Sai Baba are associated with this village. His selfless love and dedication to the poor, earned him respect for which he is deified even now. It was in this consecrated place where he attained his 'Samadhi' or final abode. All activities performed here are associated to the large temple complex of Sai Baba. Today, devotees from all over the world make it a point to visit this site.

Places To See

In Shirdi, there are several sites of interest located nearby.'Sakori' is a place that is located approximately 5 km from Shirdi. This place is known to be the home of the great 'Upasini Maharaj'. 70 km from Shirdi is a temple called 'Shanisinghnapur', devoted to 'Lord Shani'.


The Samadhi Temple is surrounded by markets that specialize in flowers, idols, sweets, CD's and other souvenirs. The 'Shirdi Sansthan' is a popular market with a horde of shops that sell many items.

Eating Out

There is a 'Prasadalaya' run by the administrative body of the Shirdi temple, which provides food for all the devotees. Sanctified food packets (called 'Prasad') are given in food packets to the devotees all through the day. Here is a list of other eating options around Shirdi.
Woodlands Restaurant
Opposite Sai Baba Mandir
Sai Swad Restaurant & Dining
Near S.T Bus Stand
Rajdhani Thali
Sai Complex
Pimplewadi Road
5 Star Hotels
St. Laurn Meditation and Spa
S.No. 5/19, Rui-Shiv Road, Shirdi
Sun N Sand Shirdi
Shiv Road, Nighoj Village, Taluka Rahata
3 Star Hotels
Shraddha Inn 
Pimplewadi Road, Shirdi
Sai Miracle Inn
New Pimplewadi Road
Hotel Om Sai International
Nimgaon, Shirdi
Budget Hotels
Hotel Sai Ashish
Rui Shiv Road
Hotel Kala Sai
Hotel Lee Grand
Pimplewadi Road

How To Reach

By Road

The distance between Mumbai to Shirdi is 296 km. There are state transport buses (MSRTC/MTDC) that run regularly from Mumbai. If one is travelling by car, it would take around 6 hours to reach Shirdi from Mumbai.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Shirdi is located at 'Manmad'. However, if you are coming from the CST in Mumbai, the major trains running are:
Guwahati Special leaves at 11:05 AM and the train takes around 3 ½ hrs. to reach. This train runs only on Tuesdays.
Janshatabdi Special departs at 6:30 AM on all days except Tuesday. The train takes around 6 hrs to reach.
Shirdi Fast leaves at 10:55 PM and takes 11 ½ hrs. This train runs on all days.

Shirdi is one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of India. Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, this holy place is about 296 km from Mumbai. The Sai Baba shrine of Shirdi serves as the main attraction for devotees. As Shirdi is well connected by road and rails, it is very easy to get to this place.

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Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Daily Programme at Sai Baba Tample Shirdi

Daily Programme at Sai Baba Tample Shirdi 

Time                          Programme
4:00  AM                      Temple open   

4.15  AM                       Bhupali

4:30  AM - 05:00 AM           Kakad  Aarti (morning)

5:00 AM                       Bhajan in Saibaba Mandir

5.05  AM                      Holy Bath of Shri Sai Baba 
                             (Mangal Snaan) in Samadhi Mandir

5:35  AM               Aarti "Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur                                                                                                   
5:40  AM                     Darshan begins in Samadhi Mandir                                                       

11:30 AM          Dhuni Pooja with rice and ghee in Dwarkamai

12:00 PM- 12:30PM              Mid day Aarti

4:00  PM Pothi (Devotional reading/Study) in Samadhi                 Mandir
At Sunset (20 min.)       Dhoop  Aarti

8:30 - 10:00 PM     Devotional Songs in Samadhi Mandir and                      other Cultural Programmes (if any)

9:00   PM

Chavadi and Gurusthan closes

9:30   PM

In Dwarkamai water is offered to Baba, a mosquito net is hung and the hanging lamp is lit

9:45   PM

Dwarkamai (the upper part) closes

10:30 PM-10:50 PM

Shej (night) Aarti, after this , a shawl is wrapped around the statue in the Samadhi Mandir, a Rudraksha mala is put around baba's neck, Mosquito net is hung, and a glass of water kept there

11:15  PM

Samadhi Mandir closes after night Arati

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Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee News Editor

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sai Baba At A Glance

Sai Baba At A Glance

Sai Baba, was a spiritual master who was and is regarded by his devotees as a saint, fakir, avatar (an incarnation of God),or sadguru, according to their individual proclivities and beliefs. He was revered by both his Muslim and Hindu devotees, and during, as well as after, his life on earth it remained uncertain if he was a Muslim or Hindu himself. This however was of no consequence to Sai Baba himself.Sai Baba stressed the importance of surrender to the guidance of the true Sadguru or Murshad, who, having gone the path to divine consciousness himself, will lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual training.

Sai Baba remains a very popular saint,especially in India, and is worshiped by people around the world. He had no love for perishable things and his sole concern was self realization. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. He gave no distinction based on religion or caste. Sai Baba's teaching combined elements of Hinduism and Islam he gave the Hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque he lived in practised Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions, and was buried in Shirdi. One of his well known epigrams, Malik Ek (One God governs all),is associated with Islam and Sufism. He also said, Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered. He always uttered Allah Malik (God is King).

Year wise Important Events in Sai Baba's Life  

1858:In 1858 Sai Baba returned to Shirdi.
1873:Sri Beedkar Maharaj greatly revered Sai Baba,and in 1873:when he met him he bestowed the title Jagad guru upon him.
1915: Meher Baba,who was born into a Zoroastrian family, met Sai Baba once, during World War,in December 1915.

1916: The most important source about Sai's life is the Shri Sai Satcharita, written in Marathi in 1916 by Govindrao Raghunath Dabholkar,whom Sai Baba nicknamed 'Hemadpant'.
1918: Sai Baba of Shirdi died on October 15, 1918 in Shirdi, India.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Five Places A Person Must Visit in Shirdi

Five Places A Person Must Visit in Shirdi

1)Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir

Sai Baba attained mahasamadhi on October 15, 1918. Before his death, he said, Do not think I am dead and gone. You will hear me from my Samadhi and I shall guide you.The millions of devotees who keep his image in their homes, and the thousands who throng to Shridi every year, is a testimony to the greatness and continuing popularity of Sai Baba of Shirdi.

2)Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

As in India & abroad many Saibaba Temples have been built up by many private trusts. These temples carry out daily temple pooja as per their own schedule. Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has it’s daily programme schedule carried out during the days of  Saibaba. 

3)Baba's Chavadi

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 he will always protect his devotees who were asleep at night.

Chavadi means “village office”, and was the place where taxes were collected, village records kept and visiting officials put up. After Baba’s mahasamadhi the Sansthan acquired Chavadi, and until the late 1930s, used it for storing books and accommodating pilgrims. The village offices have long been relocated and Chavadi is kept as a shrine to Baba and is open to all.

4)Dwarkamai Masjid

Arriving at the mosque for the first time, you may be rather surprised. Was this simple, unadorned structure really the home of “God on earth?” Was this really the centre from which so many miraculous events sprang? Could such a modest building have been the scene of the highest spiritual instruction that flowed forth in almost as many different forms as the number of visitors seeking it?

5)Dixit Wada Museum

Showcasing a number of black and white pictures of Sai Baba with his disciples, the Dixit Wada Museum will appeal to the devotees of Sai Baba. The museum also displays a number of personal belongings of the saint, like his robes, pipe, leather footwear, gramophone records and cooking utensils. With no big crowds or queues to deal with, you can browse around the museum with leisure. Set up by Kakasaheb Dixit, the museum was established on Ram Navami in the year 1911 with Baba's permission. 

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Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Sai Baba Leagend Of DEVOTION

Sai Baba Leagend Of DEVOTION

Sai Baba is the Leagendary example of devotion 
Baba said, ‘Let him make a collection
of stories and experiences, keep notes and
memos; I will help him. He is only an outward
instrument. I should write Myself My
autobiography and satisfy the wishes of My
devotees. He should get rid of his ego, place
(or surrender) it at My feet. He who acts like this in life, him I help the most. What of
My life-stories? I serve him in his house in all possible ways. When his ego is
completely annihilated and there is left no trace of it, I Myself shall enter into him and

shall Myself write My own life. Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in
devotees’ hearts and they will easily get self-realization and Bliss; let there be no
insistence on establishing one’s own view, no attempt to refute other’s opinions, no
discussions of pros and cons of any subject’.
On Saints
The book states ‘Sadgurus (Saints) like Sai
Baba open our (eyes of the) intellect and show
us the divine beauties of the Self, and fulfil our

tender longings of devotion. When this is
done, our desire for sense-objects vanishes,
twin fruits of Viveka (discrimination) and
Vairagya (dispassion or non-attachment) come
to our hands; and knowledge sprouts up even
in the sleep’. Baba is the epitome of
His Path of Devotion
Baba said, ‘If my Leelas (divine actions) are
written, the Avidya (ignorance or spiritual
illusion or Maya) will vanish and if they are attentively, and devoutly listened to, the
consciousness of the worldly existence will abate, and strong waves of devotion, and
love will rise up and if one dives deep into My Leelas, he would get precious jewels
of knowledge’. (We should always be thinking and singing his Leelas inside our
Spiritual Equations
Self-Realization is attained through
Detached Love & Devotion
Devotion means service to Guru with
Awe and Veneration & Unbounded
Faith &
Unbounded Patience
Compassion results from Detached
Love and Devotion to Guru
Baba is the epitome of compassion2
Baba said, ‘He who loves Me most, always sees Me. The whole world is
desolate to him without Me, he tells no stories but Mine (to people who are open to
listening with respect). He ceaselessly meditates upon Me and always chants My
name. I feel indebted to him who surrenders himself completely to Me and ever
remembers Me. I shall repay his debt by giving him salvation (self-realization). I am
dependent on him who thinks and hungers after Me and who does not eat anything
without first offering it to Me. He who thus comes to Me, becomes one with Me, just
as a river gets to the sea and becomes merged (one) with it. So leaving out pride and
egoism and with no trace of them, you should surrender yourself to Me Who am
seated in your heart’.
Baba said, ‘If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfil all his wishes,
increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall
beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me,
heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me

that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting
contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders
completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and
meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and
sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My
life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws
of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My
stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way
of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the
mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it
will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as
‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing’.

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Trainee News Editor

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Location Of Shirdi

Location Of Shirdi 

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, (Shirdi)
PO: Shirdi Tal. Rahata Dist. Ahmednagar State- Maharashtra India
02423-258500 ext No.258717, 258718 & contact Shri Khot P R (Temple In charge).
Information Centres In India


Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, (Shirdi)
'Sai Niketan', 804-B
Dr. Ambedkar Road
Dadar, Mumbai - 400 014 (M.S.)
Ph -022-24166556


Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust,(Shirdi)
Information Centre
Krishnan Karanai Village, Post- Pattipulam
East Coast Road,Chennai Tamil Nadu - 603 104, India.
Ph -044-27444093


Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust,(Shirdi)
Information Centre

S.Radhaswamy Fundation

Unit No.110 Deepti House
Y.M.C.A. Complex,Secunderabad-500003
(Andra Pradesh) India

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Will you stop worshipping the Shirdi Sai Baba after Dwarka Peeth passes resolution

Will you stop worshipping the Shirdi Sai Baba after Dwarka Peeth passes resolution

A Big No

A two day long Dharma Sansad convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of Sanatan Dharma.

Kashi Vidvat Parishad has taken a decision that Sai Baba was neither a God nor a Guru, therefore he cannot be worshipped, Rajesh Joshi, the media in charge for the Dharma Sansad (religious conclave), which was held in Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham district said.

We all Love Sai Baba 

After Shankaracharya Swaroopanand raked up a controversy by opposing the worship of Sai Baba, Divya Chaturmas Mahotsav Samiti organised the conclave at Kawardha, 150km from Raipur, to debate the issue.
Representatives of 13 Akharas and other religious leaders discussed the issue.
Resolutions on other issues, including introduction of Hindu scriptures in school curriculum, making the country free of addiction, safety of women, construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, protection of cows, etc. were also passed, Joshi said.
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, which runs the Shirdi Sai temple, did not respond to the invitation by the Shankaracharya to attend the Dharma Sansad.

However, devotees of Sai Baba from Delhi and Ahmedabad participated in the conclave.

A minor row erupted when a sadhu on the dais interrupted Manushya Mitra, a Sai Baba follower, while speaking, said Superintendent of Police, RS Nayak. Both were pacified by others present on the dais.

The Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swami Swaroopnanand Saraswati, who has been having a running feud with the followers of the saint of Shirdi, Sai Baba, has taken his opposition to the seer a step ahead.

A Dharma Sansad organised by the shankaracharya has passed a resolution that the Shirdi Sai Baba should not be worshipped by followers of Sanatan Dharma, that is Hinduism.

The resolution flies in the face of the incredible devotion on display at the shrine in Shirdi, where worshippers throng at all hours of the day, seeking the Baba's blessings.
Are you in agreement with this Dharma Sansad’s resolution against the Shirdi Sai Baba?
Do you believe such gatherings have the right to tell people who they should worship and who they shouldn’t?
Tell us what you think of the Dharma Dansad's resolution, by posting your views below.

We all Love Sai Baba 

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday passed a resolution, Kashi Vidvat Parishad has taken a decision that Sai Baba was neither a god nor a guru, stop worshipping the Shirdi Sai Baba as said by Dwarka Peeth resolution, devotees of Sai Baba from Delhi and Ahmedabad participated in the conclave,

Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee News Editor

We all Love Sai Baba

We all Love Sai Baba