Shirdi

RENOWNED SAINT SHRI SAI BABA WHOSE MORTAL REMAINS ARE BURIED HERE

SHIRDI

Shirdi is famed all over India as being associated with the renowned Saint Shri Sai Baba whose mortal remains are buried here. A life-size marble statue was installed by the side of the samadhi in 1954. The temple premises of Shri Saibaba are spread in an area of 200 sq. mtrs. The main attractions are the temple where Sai Baba's samadhi is located, the former dwelling place of Sai Baba called Dwarakamayi, and the place called Chavadi where Baba used to sleep. These three places are located close to each other.Sai Baba Temple - Located at the heart of the town, this houses the samadhi (burial site) of Sai Baba. Entry is free. The temple opens around 04:00 and stays open till about 22:00. Gurusthan, the tree where Sai Baba was first spotted meditating by the people of Shirdi. After that, one can go to the Udhi counter to collect the Udhi. The temple premises also has the samadhis of some of Sai Baba's most prominent devotees.Dwarakamayi - Located adjacent to the temple complex, Dwarakamayi is the name of the mosque where Baba resided for an unbroken span of 60 years till his Samadhi in 1918. The structure has been renovated and houses the Dhuni , the fire that Baba always kept burning. The flames are never allowed to die and the Dhuni today is the same that Baba lit over 100 years ago. Additionally, some of Baba's articles such as his grinding stone, fireplace, a stone on which he used to sit are located at DwarakamayiChavadi - This is located next to Dwarakamayi. Every alternate day, Baba used to sleep in the Chavadi, a few meters away from Dwarakamayi.

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