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 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.