Here is the information about famous Shirdi Sai Baba Temple located in Shirdi, Maharastra. Thousands of bhakts (devotees) and pilgrims visits Shirdi Sai Baba Temple every month.
Address: Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust
Nearest Railway Station: Kopergaon (16 Km)
Nearest City: Nasik (75 Km)
Best Time to Visit: December to February
Temple Timings: 04:00 to 23:00 (All days of the week)
Shirdi is famous temple of Shri Sai Baba. It was established in 1922 to carry out the services of Shri Sai Baba. Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir (Muslim Sufi), Shri Saibaba in Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. Lord Sai (as reverently called by his devotees) lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple.
Pic credit: Flickr
It is believed that at a tender age of 16 yrs, Shri Saibaba arrived at the village of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and remained there till his death. He found shelter in Khandoba temple, where a villager Mahalsapathi in the temple addressed him as Sai or Saint.
How to Reach Shirdi
The nearest airport to Shirdi is the Aurangabad Airport which is 130 kilometres away from Shridi. The airport is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. You can board a taxi or a cab or a bus to reach Shirdi from Aurangabad.
Maharashtra State Transport buses are available from major cities like Nashik, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Pune and Kopargaon to Shirdi. Private air-conditioned buses also ply from various cities of Maharashtra to Shirdi.
Kopergaon Railway Station, 16 kilometres away, is the nearest railway station to Shirdi. Kopergaon is well-connected to major cities of India through rail. State run buses, cabs, taxis and private buses are available from the station for Shirdi.
Where to Stay in Shirdi
At this location, there are various Private hotels available to stay. You can go for online or offline booking as per your convenience. 3, 4 and 5-star Hotels in Shirdi are available on affordable price.
Nearby Places to Visit
Sai Baba Statue