is not only the famous place in Maharashtra but in India and pilgrims come to Shirdi to worship the Sai Baba. The temple is
a huge one and is recently renovated in 1998-99. The temple including premises is around 200 Sq.mtrs. Sai Baba lived here
till the last minute of his life. Sai Baba took personal interest in looking after the local temples. Sai Baba personally
took interest in the construction of Maruti Temple and Shani Temple .
Baba were known to many people around the period of 1913. Sai Baba laid down his body on Dashera 15th October 1918 here. Samadhi
- The place where sacred body of Baba is resting. A beautiful statue of Shri Sai Baba was installed in 1954 , replacing a
photograph of Shri Sai Baba. This is the main temple of Shri Sai Baba and also known as "Buttiwada". The holy place of Shri
Sai Baba's Samadhi and a large statue of Shri Sai Baba can be seen in this main temple. The main attraction here is all such
things handled by him are on display here. The main temple is the Samadhi Temple ,the Samadhi place of Shri Sai Baba. While
visiting here some instructions are to be followed by the devotees.
important places to visit here are:
1.Dwarkamai Temple : This is the place where
Shri Sai Baba used to spent much of his time. All the things from His time are still kept as they were used to. It includes,
Dhuni (lighted by Shri Sai Baba), Chul (clay stove), Bathing Stone, Jata (Grinding Stone), and the stone on which Baba used
2.Lendi Baug : Baba used to stroll daily at this place - of dense
shrubs and bushes. Baba used to come here to get some rest and isolation. Baba himself had planted a "Pimpal Tree" at this
place. A beautiful "Datta Temple" is located here. "Baba's Shiwadi"(a well) is also located in this place. A light named Nandadeep
is kept lightened all the time, near the "Pimpal Tree".
3.Gurusthan : This
place of Shri Sai Baba's Guru is famous as "Gurusthan". Sai Baba at the age of 16 was seen here firstly. The well known "Neem
Tree" can also be seen here. It is believed that, the devotees can get what they pray for if "Udi" and "Agarbatti" is lightened
at this place, every Thursday and Friday.
4.Chawadi : The
place next to Dwarkamai is Chawadi where Baba's used to sleep on alternate nights. The cot and chair, used by Shri Sai Baba
are kept here. Some more temples which are also located in the Samadhi Temple's premises and must to visit are like Shri Ganesh,
Shri Mahadev Mandir and Shri Shani .Maruti Temple was one of the favorite temple of Sai Baba as he regularly visits this temple.
Some important Temples in Shirdi are Gurusthan Temple , Khandoba Temple ,Tatya Kote Samadhi , Samadhi of Abdulbaba
, Bhau Kumbar's Samadhi