As per the locals of the area, a fakir all on a sudden one day made his appearance during his teens and lived there for over six decades. He was gifted with magical powers and a great sense and judgement of solving problems for the poor. He was a yogi in the true sense of the term. He used to exhibit his magical powers on many an occasion. It was his owing to his sheer non-attachment tendencies and the magical powers that he was blessed with that he soon started to draw the masses towards him.
Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Complex:
1. Samadhi Mandir : The main Temple and Samadhi of Sai Baba is built with white marble stones. A railing is built in marble around the Samadhi and is full of ornamental decorations. In front of the Samadhi are two silver pillars full of decorative designs. Just behind the Samadhi of Sai Baba, wonderful idol made by Italian marble, shows him seated on a throne.
2. Dwarkamai - Just situated on the right side of the entrance of Temple.
3. Gurusthan - Sai Baba was first spotted seated under the Neem tree and known as Gurusthan.
4. Lendi Baug - Made and watered daily by Baba himself..
Accessibility: Ahmednagar to Shridi is 86 kms, Nashik to Shirdi is 90 kms, Pune to Shridi is 186 kms Mumbai to Shirdi is 270 kms. State transport buses & private buses scheduled regularly to Shirdi. Nearest railway station is Kopargaon is 15 kms from the Manmad-Daund, section of the Central Railway. Aurangabad Airport about 150 kms, Pune Airport about 215 kms and Mumbai Airport about 282 kms
Accommodation: There are couples of places to stay in Shirdi, you will find Shridi Sansthan Dharamsala's (Excellent facility with Nominal charges - Devotees need to book room prior 1-2 month before make a visit), affordable guesthouses and budget hotels also good option.
Sai Temple open at 04:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Every Thursday Baba palki procession starts at 09:15 PM from Samadhi Mandir.
Best Time to Visit
Shirdi is comfortable throughout the year