With the history and reputation of being one of the most religious places in Maharashtra, this place is an abode to one of the most respected saints over the generations, Sai Baba. It is a small town which is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and is one of the most sought after location for pilgrimage.
This temple is visited by followers of all religions. This is the place where Sai Baba lived till he left his mortal body. Everyone should visit this place once in their lifetime to experience the devotions, peace, and harmony that lingers in the air of Shirdi.
Shirdi is also very close to Mumbai (250kms) wherein, one can hire a Mumbai to Shirdi cabs to travel.
Sai Baba Mandir: The reason for the popularity of this place lies in the roots of this temple. This temple on a daily basis observes thousands of devotees. It is located in the heart of the town and is the burial place for one of the most sought after Saint, Shri Sai Baba. The Samadhi (burial place) is considered as one of the most sacred among people from all religions.
You can visit this place for families or groups and can book an outstation taxi in Mumbai to reach to this temple in ease and to offer your prayers.
Adul Baba Cottage: Adul Baba was one of the most devoted followers of Shri Sai Baba and today the place that where he used to reside is worshiped on. This place today carries a huge religious and historic importance and also exhibits images of Shri Sai Baba and Adul Baba.
Dwarkamai: This place is also very popular among the devotees of Shri Sai Baba. It is a beautiful mosque wherein, it is believed that a very reputed saint lived for a very long time ago and he also took samadhi in the same place. One of the things to see in Dwarkamai apart from worshipping the saint is the oil paintings of Shri Sai Baba.
Shani Shinganapur: On the entrance to this village we can find this village which is strongly devoted to the Shani Mandir. It is believed that Lord Shani or Shri Shaneshwara looks after this village and hence, the houses of this village have no doors. The unique factor about the temple is that there is no temple that is present in the village that is dedicated to the Lord. But, one can worship the black statue that is present in the village that is dedicated to him.
One can reach this village to witness and be a part of their devotion in comfort by hiring car rental in Mumbai.
Gurusthan: This is the place where Shri Sai Baba was first spotted. He came into the vision of the world in this location and was seen sitting underneath a neem tree. Shri Sai Baba was believed to be 16 years at that time. There is also a strong belief among the devotees that burning an incense stick in the Gurusthan can cure everyone from their sickness.
For a weekend away from the city’s rush to be in to be in touch with the inner spiritual side, one can hail a cab and then visit this place. Families and groups can book a Mumbai to Shirdi taxi and enjoy the drive to this place.