Christmas Celebration

Shirdi, a small town in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, has now become popular worldwide as the abode of India's most revered saint, Shri Sai Baba. One interesting fact about Shirdi is that it is home to one of the richest temple organizations in India. Many people, including devotees and tourists, have visited this holy town from distant places over the years. They travel long distances to Sai Baba Temple, in order to seek blessings of the revered saint, who lived in Shirdi between 1838 and 1918. Sai Baba has plenty of followers across the world belonging to different castes and religions. 

 Christmas Celebration in Shirdi

Every year, a large number of tourists and devotees visit Shirdi during Christmas; as many of them, especially children, have their holidays around this time of the year. It is not a major festival of Shirdi, but there are many Christians among the tourists visiting this town. A Christmas celebration in Shirdi is generally a low-key affair for them, and is restricted to the places where they have booked their stay. Christians coming to Shirdi in mid-December would get an opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ in many of the resorts or hotels in Shirdi. They can have plenty of exciting stuff for their entire family on the occasion of this festival. On the day of Christmas, most of these hotels have special dishes for their guests. Some of them even plan certain events to celebrate this festival along with their guests and staff members. 

There are many festivals celebrated in Shirdi by different communities, but the popular festivals are given much importance by local population. Any festival in Shirdi is celebrated with great joy, while the hotels of this town make sure that their guests feel completely at home during such festive occasions. This is also true in case of Christmas, which is observed by almost all countries of the world. During this festival, special delicacies are included in the menu of hotels, in addition to all the wonderful events held in them. These activities make the day truly memorable for all those who participate in such events.

Shirdi Sai Museum

Shirdi a small town located in Rahata Tehasil of Ahmednagar District in the Indian state of Maharashtra has become the centre of devotion among followers of Shri Sai Baba the spiritual leader of Maharashtra. Popularity of Shirdi and Shri Sai Baba has crossed the borders of India reaching many corners of the world. Due to this growing popularity many of his followers are pouring into here during the great festivals of Shirdi.

Saibabas Padukas
Shirdi Sai Museum

The huge temple complex in Shirdi is full of devotees coming here to take blessings of Sai Baba. Temple complex consists of Khandoba Temple, Gurusthan.Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai and Chavadi. Similarly Sai Museum in Shirdi exhibits a collection of the things which were used by the saint during his lifetime. This museum which is part of Dwarkamai preserves most personal and closely associated things of Sai. Among other things the Museum has kept Saibabas Padukas, some coins which were given by him to Mhalsapati, Two utensils used for cooking and feeding people are also kept in the Museum. Among these utensils the smaller used to stock food for fifty people, whereas the big utensil managed to stock food for nearly hundred people. There is a grinding mill called “Chakki” which was used by the saint to grind cereals. This grinding mill is said to be symbolic representation of Dharma and Bhakti, which are represented by the upper and the lower stone of the mill. Overall concept expressed by this symbolic mill is by having faith on Dharma and Bhakti a state of ultimate salvation can be reached. Sai Baba educated the masses with his actions and symbolic language.

Sai Baba grinding mill
Shirdi Sai Museum
Sai has truly said that one who comes to Shirdi to meet him will never return empty handed. You can experience this by paying a visit to Shirdi the sacred place of residence of this great saint. There are plenty of accommodations available for a comfortable stay in Shirdi in various flexible budgets. Earlier accommodations provided by the trust used to serve the devotees, but prosperity of the city brought many new means from small hotels to the star hotels providing every Luxury. While staying in the vicinity of Shirdi temple you will feel that you are being accompanied and blessed by Sai. 

Shirdi Sai Temple Timings

Shirdi Sai Temple Timings

Shirdi Sai Temple Pooja timing
Shirdi Sai Temple Pooja Timings
The aarti schedule at Shirdi Sai Baba temple begins early in the morning with first ray of sun and that continues till late in night.

 

Shirdi Buffet at Hotel Sai Sahavas

Hotel "Sai Sahavas" is just five minute walk from the temple. The amenities which we provide include spacious and luxurious rooms/suites, 24 hours running hot/cold water, Inter-com with direct dialing from rooms, in-House laundry, Multi-Cuisine Vegetarian AC Restaurant, Children's play area, Power back-up, Capsule lift & air-conditioned meditation hall. Majority of the devotees, who visits Shirdi, also visit "Shani Dev Temple" which is approximately 75 Kms from the temple.


Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas Deluxe Room 

Shirdi Sai Sahavas offers weekend buffet offers at its multi-cuisine veg ac restaurant at 199 INR.

shirdi hotel sai sahavas
Weekend Buffet at Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas



Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station

Not so long ago, people travelling to Shirdi had to face several issues related to transportation facilities. Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and tourists who came from different parts of the world were extremely delighted with the opening of a railway station in 2009. Earlier, they had to travel to either Kopargaon or Manmad railway stations and then get to Shirdi, which was of great inconvenience for many. The Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station has proved to be a blessing from Shri Sai Baba for all his devotees coming from distant places. 

Sainagar Railway Station
Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station
Devotees who choose to travel by train can get down at this railway station and walk only for about ten minutes to reach the temple complex. Those who have any kind of difficulty in walking can hire a taxi or an autorickshaw, once they get to the main road. It would be advisable to check the Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station time table to know the exact schedules of trains. Many of the devotees come from the cities of Mumbai and Pune to Shirdi throughout the year. There are several trains that pass through Pune railway station, which would benefit the individuals and families travelling to Shirdi from this city. Those who are looking for a Pune to Shirdi train can choose to travel in any of these trains to reach the holy town. Once they get down at the Shirdi railway station, they can reach the hotel or any other type of accommodation that they have booked.

shirdi hotel sai sahavas
Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas
People travelling to Shirdi can find different types of accommodations that are best suited for their budgets. Upon arrival by Mumbai to Sainagar Shirdi train in the morning, they would not have to go too far in search of a suitable accommodation. Booking an accommodation in Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas can be a good option for them, as it is located close to the Shirdi railway station as well as the holy shrine of Shri Sai Baba. Of all the hotels in Shirdi , this particular hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and all the modern facilities that devotees would need during their stay in this holy town.

Guru Purnima In Shirdi

Shirdi is a town in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state in India, and is home to one of the richest temple organizations. It is also well-known as the place where Shirdi Sai Baba lived between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is worshipped by devotees around the world and is believed to have performed several miracles during his lifetime. Today, the holy town of Shirdi is visited by millions of pilgrims every year, who come from different places to seek the revered saint's blessings. Excellent connectivity through rail and road enables devotees to reach this place without any hassles. 
Shirdi Gurupournima 2013
Shirdi Guru purnima 2013
A lasting tradition of Gurus was established by Sai Baba in his lifetime which continues to exist in recent times. The full moon day in Ashadha month which falls between July and August is celebrated as Guru purnima in Shirdi by devotees. History of the celebration dates back to the early twentieth century. One fine day, Sai Baba spoke to one of his disciples about the significance of this day when Gurus can be worshipped. When the disciple, along with his friends, found out that the day was Guru purnima, they began worshipping Sai Baba as their Guru. This practice is still followed by devotees in Shirdi and other parts of the world. Celebrations involve performing Guru Pooja, which is a prayer offered to the revered saint. Devotees can either perform this Pooja at home or attend a Sai Guru Pooja at the Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi. They can also sponsor the Pooja performed at Sai Baba Temple by providing articles used in the rituals or offering donations. Devotees around the world are eagerly waiting for Shirdi Guru purnima 2013 to offer their prayers to Shri Sai Baba. 

Pilgrims coming from different regions are always looking for a comfortable place to stay during their visit to Shirdi. Hotel Sai Sahavas is an excellent Shirdi hotel that provides well-appointed and air-conditioned rooms for people who choose to book an accommodation in it. Other than all modern facilities, guests would be pleasantly surprised to find a replica of Shri Sai Baba's shrine on the third floor of this hotel. 

Shirdi Temple History

Shirdi once a small village in Maharashtra known to very few people, has acquired a great reputation among the pilgrimage and tourist places of the state. Popularity of this abode of the great saint of Maharashtra has crossed borders of the state and has reached overseas places. Due to this enormous popularity hordes of devotees and tourists are visiting Shirdi, to get the blessings of Shri Sai Baba. The devotees have a firm belief that one who visits Shirdi is blessed by Sai and gets whatever he wishes. Firm belief on Shirdi Sai Baba repeatedly brings the devotees to Shirdi making this destination always brimmed up with the disciples of Sai Baba.    

Shirdi is a town in Ahmedngar district of Maharashtra located just fifteen km from Kopergaon and around seventy-five km from Nashik railway station. It is easily accessible from major cities in Maharashtra like Mumbai, Pune and Nashik. The temple complex in Shirdi spread on an area of around two hundred km is located in the heart of Shirdi village. It consists of Khandoba Temple, Gurusthan, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, Chavadi and Lendi bag. Shirdi Sai Baba temple is built over Samadhi of Sai during the year 1922. The idol of Sai Baba in this temple is carved out from a single piece of Italian marble in the year 1954. There is an assembly hall in the temple which can accommodate around six hundred devotees at a time. The Shirdi temple which houses Baba’s Samadhi was originally a large private house called wada.

Sai baba teble Shirdi
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

The shrine was built by a wealthy devotee and a businessman called Gopalrao Booty from Nagpur. Booty was inspired in a dream in which Baba told him to build a house and a temple. Another devotee of Sai Baba called Shama had the same dream. Both of them made some rough sketches and showed it to Dixit for approval, who took them to Sai Baba for getting permission. Baba readily told them to go ahead and like this the temple in Shirdi took shape. Actual construction work of the temple started in 1915 and was known as Dagadi wada, since it was built out of Stone. Shama one of the close devotees supervised the construction of ground floor and basement. The supervision work was further continued by Bapusaheb another close devotee of Sai. During the construction of the building, Booty took permission regarding installation of statue of Murlidhar on the ground floor of the temple. After Baba left his material body it was taken to the wada and kept at the place where the statue of Murlidhar was supposed to be established.

This abode of Sai is full of devotees throughout the year. Specially during the Shri Ram Navami,Shri Gurupournima, Shri Punyatithi prime festivals of Shirdi the destination really overflows with great influx of devotees. So it is advisable to book your accommodation in Shirdi prior your arrival at this destination, in one of the hotels near Shirdi temple. Hotels located near the temple are more convenient and favored by visitors.

Hanuman Jayanti festival 2013 in Shirdi

Hanuman Jayanti Utsav is the festival celebrated with great devotion throughout India to commemorate the birth of Hanuman the energetic god and ardent devotee of Lord Rama. It is celebrated every year on 15th day of Shukla Paksha during the month of Chaitra pournima, when devotees start visiting Hanuman temples since early morning. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated as an important festival in Shirdi with great enthusiasm by thousands of devotees who reach this popular pilgrim place a few days ahead of the celebrations.

Hanuman Jayanti 2013


Like every year his year Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on 25th of April in Shirdi. Hanuman is known for his great power, strength as well as his incomparable devotion towards Lord Rama; hence devotees perform pooja for both. Like every other major festival Shirdi is decorated in traditional way during this festival. Starting with an early morning Aarti the pooja is continued at the backdrop of Bhajans and Kirtans in the temple. Sai used to stay in the Hanuman mandir near Dwarkamai. This temple is cleaned and decorated few day’s prior this festival. The temple looks brilliant with the illuminations and the oil lamps lighted inside it. Many people show their devotion and respect towards the god by sitting in front of the temple and repeatedly writing Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman. Special group prayers are offered to Hanuman to get rid of evil spirits. Hanuman Chalisa is recited by many aspirant devotees in front of the temple. Apart from the celebrations in Sai Baba temple complex, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in all other Hanuman temples of Shirdi with great pomp and devotion.

Festival time in Shirdi is the busiest time at this abode of Shri Sai Baba and people are flocking to Shirdi from many corners of India for getting blessings of the popular saint of Maharashtra on these auspicious days. This results in situations when means of transportation and accommodation in Shirdi are booked prior to the festival days. So it is advisable to book your accommodations in advance at one of the Shirdi hotels. You will be lucky enough if you are getting your accommodation in one of the hotels like hotel Sai Sahavas near Sai temple complex.  

Shri Ram Navami 2013

This year Ram Navami one of the three important festivals of Shirdi in Maharashtra, will be celebrated with a great enthusiasm and devotion from 18th to 20th of April 2013. Thousands of devotees flock to this pilgrimage of attending the celebrations every year. Shirdi Sai Sansthan has already made necessary arrangements for the celebrations; still devotees are advised to be particular in making prior arrangements of their stay at Shirdi during this festival.
 
Sri Ram Navami Festival in Shirdi

Sri Ram Navami Festival in Shirdi

Shri Ram Navami or anniversary of birth of Lord Rama the most important character of Ramayana is celebrated with great pomp and fervor throughout India. But the celebrations of Ram Navami at Shirdi are unique and identical. This festival in Shirdi was started in the year 1911 by Shri Sai Baba himself and the tradition of this unique celebration of Ram Navami is continued here by the followers and devotees of Shri Sai Baba till date. The celebrations of this festival at Shirdi are considered unique because Hindus and Muslims two communities with different faiths celebrate it together. It reflects one of the beliefs of the great Saint of Shirdi to respect all religions and help each other irrespective of religion cast or creed. You can personally witness this during the coming Rama Navami festival celebrations at Shirdi which will be lasting for three days.

Shirdi has already prepared itself for the giant celebrations with beautiful illuminations of the temple and the surrounding area. People have already started pouring in Shirdi. The arrangements of accommodations are perfect, but if you are arriving without prior bookings then you may find difficulty of getting proper means of stay. We at Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas located in the vicinity of the temple try to accommodate visitors who are arriving late or those who come for a short stay.  

Shirdi To Shani Shinganapur

India is a land preserving cultural and traditional values strengthened by the religious beliefs. This makes its inhabitants devotional believing in one or the other religion. Hindus the major sect of the Indian community keeps faith in many gods and goddesses. Shani supposed to be the son of Surya and Chhaya and the elder brother of Yama, is one of the strongest god in Hinduism. The word Shani also means seventh day and also corresponds to the planet Saturn. There are very limited temples of Shani who is also known by the name Shanaishchara. Some of the major temples of Shani are Shree Shanaishchara Koil in Tamilnadu, Shri Shani Mandir Wagholi Vasai, Shani Devaalayam in Deonar, Mumbai, Shani Shingnapur near Nashik, and Shri Shani Temple Titwala. Among these temples Shani Shinganapur is the most popular Shani temple.

The temple of Shani in Shinganapur is located between Shirdi and Aurangabad. This self evolved idol called Swayambhu is an age old black stone idol which emerged from earth and was noticed by a shepherd from nearby village. When the shepherd touched the stone it started bleeding. On the same night Lord Shanaishwara appeared in the dreams of many shepherds and told them that the black stone is nothing but his own swayambhu form. The shepherds asked the lord about constructing a temple at the place. Shani dev declined about constructing a roof but told the shepherds to perform daily Pooja and Tailabhisheka on every Saturday. This is the reason behind not constructing a roof or a proper temple at Shinganapur. The idol of Shani is kept on an open platform. The lord also promised the shepherds that the hamlet will be protected by him from thieves and dacoits. 

Shani Temple at Shinganapur

This can be experienced even today at Shani Shinganapur village where the houses, shops and temples within the periphery of one km from the Shani temple are having no doors and ultimately no locks. On a few occasions when someone tried to steal things he died by vomiting blood. This has proved the truth in the belief and a fear of Shani Dev which keeps the thieves and the burglars away from the thoughts of attempting robbery in this village. There is a common belief that lord Shani is stricter and once he starts harassing a person the person suffers from many problems in life. To keep oneself away from the bad sight of Shani, people visit the nearby Shani temples or Hanuman temples on Saturday’s and offer an oil bath to the idol. Shani Shinganapur is visited by hordes of devotees praying for Lord Shani’s favor. It is advisable and more convenient for the devotees who are visiting Shirdi to extend their visit to the Shani temple at Shinganapur. Shirdi to Shani Shinganapur is just a matter of seventy four km and can be conveniently travelled by road. Best time to visit this Shani temple is on Saturday and the other favorite day is the Shani Trayodasi. If it is a combination of Saturday and Amavasya in a single day then it is the best time to visit Shani Shinganapur.

After visiting Shirdi the most revered pilgrim of Maharashtra you can also visit the places near Shirdi like Shani Shinganapur and get the blessings of the most powerful god. At the same time you can keep yourself away from what is called as Shani Pida the bad period coming in many peoples life. We at Hotel Sai Sahavas in Shirdi will offer all guidance regarding the means of travel, your wonderful stay near Shirdi SaiBaba temple and further information on how to visit the places near Shirdi. 

Muktidham Mandir Nashik


Muktidham is a benevolent marvel at Nashik in Maharashtra, purely carved out of marble which is the most favored tourist destination in the city. This is the place where a pilgrim or a visitor is supposed to get Mukti or freedom from all the attractions as well as atrocities of life. This unique Hindu temple in Nashik was built from the whole hearted donation offered by the industrialist Late Shri JayramBhai Bytco of the popular Bytco industries in Nashik. It is located near Nashik railway station and is just seven km from the city center.

Nashik MuktiDham Mandir 

The great theme behind building this temple was to accommodate the great number of Hindu gods and goddesses in a single temple complex. These premises are operated and looked after privately by a trust. Special Makrana marble was used in the construction of this incredible abode of gods, which was shaped by the artistic hands of Rajasthani sculptors, much popular in creating marvelous structures from marble. The visitors can view and worship the replicas of twelve Jyotirlinga’s which are supposed to be the places of prime religious importance. There is a mythological legend which describes the significance of these places having the explicit Jyotirlinga’s. The best time to visit Muktidham temple in Nashik is during the event of “Kumbh Mela” the popular religious gathering of saints, seers and hordes of devotees who come from different places in India to attend this important religious event. Nashik Kumbhmela is a celebration held once in twelve years, when Nashik and the surrounding area get flooded with devotees and Sadhus. Nashik is adjacent to Shirdi and the Shirdi to Muktidham distance is around 240 km

Nashik and the places near this town are worth including in your itinerary, when you are visiting Shridi the domicile of shri Sai Baba. In order to explore places near Shirdi and Nashik you can rely on our Hotel Sai Sahavas in Shirdi, where you will be fulfilled with your desires of attaining spiritual and religious goals that too at affordable tariffs. This hotel near Shirdi temple will provide every comfort to the young and the old. Due to availability of in-house restaurant and other privileges provided at Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas, you can concentrate totally on your religious worship. 

Ajanta Ellora Caves

Ajanta Ellora caves display the best example of ancient Indian art in the form of paintings dating back to the second century BC. These are the finest masterpieces of Buddhist religious art available in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. The caves are at a distance of around one hundred four km from Aurangabad and just fifty nine km from Jalgaon railway station. Ellora caves comprise of both Hindu and Jain temples along with Buddhist caves.

Ajanta Ellora caves- heritage sites of Maharashtra


 Ajanta Ellora caves are carved out of the side of a cliff on the George of river waghora and are declared as UNESCO World Heritage site.  Ajanta Ellora caves built between 6th and 10th centuries AD are also honored as World heritage site. These caves once lost in the span of time were accidentally rediscovered by a British officer who unnoticeable entered one of the caves while chasing a tiger. These masterpieces of architecture in the form of monasteries are having vihara halls which were used for prayers and were centered with incredible statue of Buddha in a meditation pose. These things are unbelievably carved out of hard rock. The other sections are Chaitya hall with a stupa. The entrances of caves are adorned with superficial carvings. These Ajanta Ellora caves are major tourist attraction of Maharashtra.

Ajanta Ellora Caves

There are total ten caves in which cave number one is located on the eastern end with less damaged paintings. This cave was built by Vakataka king Harishna and his influence is seen in the art and architecture of the cave. It is also visible from the fact that Jataka tales were selected for depicting which describe previous life of Buddha. Cave number two is composed of beautiful carvings on the front side as well as on the inner walls. The scenes painted on the walls are mostly from the life of Buddha with many other beautiful designs. There are total three doorways. Other caves consist of purely devotional scenes from the Jataka stories based on the life of Gautam Buddha.  Among the paintings most popular are the Padmapani and Vairapani which are bigger life size images of Bodhisattvas.

These heritage sites of Maharashtra in the form of Ajanta Ellora caves are easily reachable by road, whereas Shirdi to Ellora caves distance is just one hundred seventy four km. At Shirdi we offer most comfortable means of accommodations at our hotel Sai Sahavas located in a central location near Shirdi temple.

Bhimashankar temple

Bhimashankar is the most popular shrine near Pune in Maharashtra nestled in the Ghats of the Sahyadri hills. This important religious temple near Bhorgiri just one hundred twenty five km from Pune keeps special importance among the twelve Jyotirlinga’s spread all across India. Along with holding a reputation of a spiritual place, it is one of the most favored tourist destination blessed with bounty of nature. It attracts hordes of tourists including leisure and adventure tourists who are interested in spending a day in the lap of nature. The dense forests of the region provide ample opportunity to view some of the beautiful birds of the region. The temple received its name from the river Bhima and the presence of Shankar in the region.


Bhimashankar temple


Mention of Bhimashankar temple is made in the literature dating back to 13th Century. This graceful temple is the best example of Nagara style of architecture somewhat influenced by Indo Aryan style of architecture. The original temple was built on Swayambhu Lingam which was placed at the center of the basement called Gabhara. The Gabhara is surrounded by explicit carvings on the doors, walls and the pillars of the temple. These carvings and painting describe some of the incidents of the mythological legends. The temple shows close adherence to the legend of Shiva slaying down the demon Tripurasura. After the slaying of the demon lord Shiva took abode in Bhimashankar. There is a small shrine dedicated to lord Shani in the vicinity of the main temple. Nana Phadanvis the Maratha emperor built the Gopura-Shikharam of this temple. If you go to the backside of the temple you will enjoy the beauty of viewing the virgin wilderness only interrupted by the chirping or humming of the birds. Little further you will get excellent glimpses of the mountains and the forts in the surrounding region. This is the place where spiritual excellence is blended with the nature’s splendor giving rise to a paradise settled in the calm of the Sahyadris.

Whenever you are on a tour of this place near Shirdi, you can take a halt at the abode of the great saint in Shirdi. Shirdi to Bhimashankar is hardly a four hours drive. Our
hotel Sai Sahavas at Shirdi located near the Sai temple will prove to be a convenient place, providing you many extra services apart from the splendid accommodations and a multi cuisine food to match tour taste.

Miracles of Shirdi Sai Baba


Many devotees of Sai Baba know that the revered saint had lived in Shirdi between the nineteenth and twentieth century. Facts about his origin are still unknown to many, but this Indian spiritual guru had laid greater emphasis on the principles of faith and compassion. While preaching, he used sayings that were short and in layman's language, which listeners easily understood. This holy saint led a simple life, taking shelter in a ruined mosque and sleeping on the floor. His simplicity and compassion attracted many people to him, and there were several pilgrims who arrived in Shirdi to seek the blessings of this holy saint. He is also believed to have performed some great miracles for alleviating the suffering of his followers. Soon, the news about miracles of Shirdi Sai Baba spread far and wide, attracting the attention of people across various regions. Many people travelled longer distances to reach Shirdi and seek the blessings of Sai Baba. 

Miracles of Shirdi Sai Baba

Several individuals have stated that the earliest miracle of Shri Sai Baba was that of lighting lamps in temples and mosque with water. Shri Sai Baba used to light earthen lamps in the mosque and other temples that make up the entire temple complex today. For this purpose, he had to procure oil from grocers of Shirdi. After some time, they refused to provide him oil stating that they had no fresh stocks of it. Without saying a word, Sai Baba returned to the mosque and lit the lamps after pouring water in them. Another miracle was performed to extinguish a fire that had threatened Kondaji Sutar's corn fields. Baba had only sprinkled a few drops of water and the huge fire got extinguished immediately. Once, a couple had come to seek blessings of Shri Sai Baba, but were unable to leave due to heavy rain. The holy saint invoked God and prayed for the rain to calm down, and to the couple's surprise, the showers stopped. Another incident from the stories of the great miracles of Shirdi Sai Baba is increasing the water level in a well. This event occurred when the villagers wanted to celebrate Baba's birthday and there was a severe water crisis in Shirdi. He put some leaves into the well and its water level rose amazingly, taking the entire village by surprise. Among his other miracles are saving of a three year old from drowning and making water flow from his feet.

Every year, millions of pilgrims and tourists arrive in Shirdi in order to visit the shrine of Shri Sai Baba. Some of them are quite familiar with the miracles of Shirdi Sai Baba and hold this revered saint in high regard. While on a pilgrimage to Shirdi, many of them are in search of excellent hotels that would enable them to have a comfortable accommodation. For a memorable stay while on a visit to Shirdi, devotees or tourists can book an accommodation in Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas, which is just five minutes of walk away from Baba’s holy shrine. Among its facilities are comfortably air-conditioned rooms and a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves vegetarian food including local, North Indian, Gujarati, South Indian and Chinese delicacies. A stay in this hotel provides a great deal of convenience for guests in visiting other holy places located close to Shirdi.

Hotels in Shirdi near Temple


A wonderful shrine built over the tomb of revered saint, Shri Sai Baba, Shirdi Sai Temple is visited by numerous devotees every year. According to legends, this holy saint arrived in Shirdi at the age of sixteen and remained there till he breathed his last. His body was laid in Samadhi Mandir, the temple that still exists today and attracts plenty of pilgrims. Even years after his death, the teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba have always remained with his devotees. His messages of love and devotion have great relevance in today's times.

Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas

Many pilgrims arriving in Shirdi for seeking the blessings of Shri Sai Baba are always on the lookout for a comfortable place to stay. The Shirdi Sai trust has done an excellent job in constructing 'Dwarawati Bhaktiniwas', a complex that consists of 334 rooms, dormitories and large rooms to house small groups or big families of about ten members. Parking space, power supply with generator back-up, a 24-hour water supply and security are some of the facilities provided in this complex. This shows the commitment of this trust towards devotees of Shri Sai Baba who are looking for an accommodation in Shirdi during their visit to the temple. But, despite all the elaborate arrangements, all rooms fill up in peak seasons and some devotees have no other option but to search for accommodations elsewhere. Some pilgrims who are travelling with their entire families always require rooms in Shirdi that have all the desired facilities essential for a memorable stay.

Multi-Cuisine Veg AC Restaurant


In recent times, people can have many choices in hotels which enable them to select one that suits them the most. Though there is no dearth of them in this town, many hotels in Shirdi near temple may not have the adequate facilities. Just 5 minutes of walk away from Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is the fabulous Hotel Sai Sahavas. Most of the hotels with rates that are charged unreasonably would not match the kind of facilities provided in this hotel. Along with several air-conditioned rooms equipped with modern facilities, it also has a replica of Shri Sai Baba's shrine on its third floor.

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Mobile Clinic Started By Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Shirdi

Shirdi is well-known among devotees and tourists as the land of Shri Sai Baba. For devotees of Sai Baba Shirdi is a very sacred place. He lived in this region during the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century, after which, this place became one of the famous pilgrimage centres of India. Today, a grand temple complex receives devotees coming from distant places to Shirdi. Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust is an administrative body that handles temple affairs and it has also played a major role in the progress of this town. The Shirdi Sansthan has also taken several measures to make travel and accommodation easier for pilgrims and tourists. 


Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust


Ever since Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust began its operations, it has been involved in numerous social causes. This has helped immensely in the development of Shirdi and improving lives of its people. Recently, it has started a new service called 'Mobile Clinic' with an aim to provide relief to people suffering from different ailments in and around Shirdi. This clinic operates with the help of an ambulance which is fully equipped with the essential medical facilities and can reach out to the patients residing in remote areas of Shirdi. It was a great success right from the day it began offering its services to the needy patients. On the very first day, this mobile clinic treated about 306 patients in different parts of Shirdi. Local residents are all praise for Shirdi Sansthan and have also expressed their gratitude for this great initiative taken by the trust. 

Both tourists and pilgrims are always in search for a decent place to stay, which would help them to enjoy their time in Shirdi. Those looking for a comfortable accommodation in Shirdi can book one at Hotel Sai Sahavas. This hotel has air-conditioned rooms, fully equipped with latest amenities. Greatest benefit of staying in this hotel is that it takes only five minutes of walk for its guests to reach the holy shrine of Shri Sai Baba. It also has replica of Sai Baba's shrine located on third floor, and guests would get a feeling of being in the actual Sai Baba temple complex.

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Sai Baba is regarded as a great saint and worshipped by people of all religions with utmost faith. There are many stories about this revered saint's origins, but the fact remains that Shirdi Sai Baba lived during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. According to the events recorded in a book called Sai Satcharita, he arrived in Shirdi at the age of sixteen and led an ascetic life. He resided in an old mosque and received many Hindu and Muslim visitors. He maintained dhuni or sacred fire whose ashes he gave to devotees before they left the place. Spiritual teachings from Quran and sacred Hindu texts were also delivered by him to his visitors. He opposed orthodoxy and discrimination based on caste, creed and religion. While he led an ascetic life, he encouraged his followers to be with their families and lead a simple life. Sai Baba placed great importance on charity and giving equal respect to all beings. He also stressed on equality of all religions with his famous epigram, ‘Sabka Malik Ek’, which means, ‘One God governs all’.
Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas

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The Sai Baba Temple Complex is visited by numerous devotees who come from different locations. During festive season, the number of devotees can be expected to rise over a hundred thousand. This complex is spread over a vast area and is situated in the heart of Shirdi, fully equipped with facilities to manage the tremendous influx of devotees. Khandoba temple in this complex contains a small shrine with footwear or 'padukas' used by Sai Baba at its base. Another significant place in this complex is the 'Gurusthan', where Sai Baba spent most of his time during his early days in Shirdi. Samadhi Mandir housed in the temple complex contains this revered saint's tomb and is a place where Sai Baba arti is performed. An abode where Sai Baba remained till his end is Dwarkamayi Mosque, which is also situated within the complex. Other important places within the temple complex are Chavadi and Lendi Gardens.

Devotees have great regard for Samadhi Mandir and Dwarkamayi mosque among other places inside the temple complex. According to legends, the Samadhi Mandir was owned by Shreemant Gopalrao, a millionaire from Nagpur. He wanted to keep an idol of Murlidhar in it, but the entire temple became Samadhi Mandir of Shri Sai Baba. Idol of this revered saint in this temple is made of marble and this temple's assembly hall has enough space for about 600 devotees. This temple opens at five in the morning with a song sung in praise of Sai Baba called 'Bhoopali', and closes at ten at night with the singing of 'Shejarati'. This temple is kept open twenty-four hours only on festive occasions of Gurupoornima, Dassera and Ramnavmi. Sai Baba had stayed in Dwarkamayi mosque till the end of his life, and this is the reason why it holds a special place in devotees' hearts.

Pilgrims and tourists who wish to have comfortable accommodations during their visit to Shirdi can find Hotel Sai Sahavas an excellent place to enjoy a pleasant stay. It is just five minute walk away from the temple complex and is fully equipped with modern facilities. For those looking for budget hotels in Shirdi close to Sai Baba temple, this would be just the right place to stay.