Religious Festivals of India
Posted Date : November 23, 2019
Shirdi, regarded as the spiritual town with devotees from across the world, is a small hamlet located in Rahata, Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.shirdi is famous for being the place of 19th century Guru shirdi Sai Baba. This legendary sage of India, Sai Baba of shirdi lived here for most of the 80 years of his life. Sai Baba is regarded as a saint by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees. The town became prominent after the death of the saint in the year 1918. This famous religious sacred destination in India is dotted with numerous tourist places and pilgrim spots. The famous Shani Shingnapur Temple is at a distance of 65 km from shirdi
Legends of shirdi Sai Baba can be traced back in the middle of the last century. Sai Baba, as a boy of about 16 years of age, first appeared here under a Neem tree and performed a hard penance. For about 60 years, the sage dedicated his life to boost up the life of the poor and suffering. Through his teachings, he tried to merge Hinduism and Islam. The mosque in which Sai Baba lived is called Dwarkamai. He practiced Hindu and Muslim rituals and was buried in a Hindu temple in shirdi. This popular saint is worshipped by people all around the world. After his death this place has become a major tourist Attractions in shirdi. The other places of interest nearer are the Samadhi Mandir of shirdi Sai Baba, built by a devotee of Sai Baba of shirdi, Shreemant Gopalrao Buti in 1917-1918, this is the place where Sai Baba went into his Samadhi (memorial). The devotee wished to install the idol of a Hindu deity here, but Sai Baba himself became the deity. After he passed away, his memorial was built here using white marble. At the back of this Samadhi is an idol of Sai Baba, seated on a throne. Also known as shirdi Sai Baba Temple, the shrine features exquisite silver pillars ornamented with elaborate designs. There is an assembly hall in front of this temple, which can accommodate 600 devotees. The hall showcases various things used by Sai Baba during his period. Visiting time of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir Temple in Shridi is from 5 AM to 10 PM.