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.

Shopping in Shirdi,
Eating out in Shirdi,
Sai Baba Wallpaper,
Sai Baba Songs,
Sai Baba Live Darshan Dwarkamai,
Shirdi Sai Baba Live Darshan,
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple,
Shirdi Sai Baba Aarti,
Shirdi Sai Baba Photo,
Sai Baba Shirdi Original,

Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee News Editor

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

Sai Baba Wallpaper
Sai Baba Songs
Sai Baba Live Darshan Dwarkamai
Shirdi Sai Baba Live Darshan
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Aarti
Shirdi Sai Baba Photo
Sai Baba Shirdi Original

Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee News Editor