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Sai Baba Temple

Sai Baba Temple

Shirdi Sai temple is a gorgeous shrine and was built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba, which started its construction in 1919 and took an established form in 1922 to carry out the services of Shri Sai Baba. Sai Baba of Shirdi lived in here since September 28, 1838 till October 15, 1918 and is also known as Shirdi Sai Baba. Shirdi is positioned about 296 km from Mumbai (Bombay) City in India. Sai Baba was a spiritual leader, yogi and fakir who, is revered by both Hindus and Muslims as a saint. It is also believed that He was a reincarnation of Lord Krishna. Recognized as the Land of Sai, Shirdi is very well connected to the rest of the country.

It is believed that Sai Baba disembarked in the town of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, when he was 16 years old and lived here until His death. Legends say that Sai Baba took shelter in the Khandoba Temple, where a villager by the name of Mahalsapathi in the temple started calling him “Sai” or Saint Sai Baba.

His real name, birthplace and date of birth are still anonymous. Revered equally by both Hindus and Muslims, Sai Baba lived in a mosque as well but was cremated in a temple. Sai Baba originated the philosophy of “Shraddha” which means having faith and “Saburi” meaning compassion and in compliance with His thoughts both of these virtues takes an important place to reach the state of godliness.

Apart from the Sai Baba temple another place near Shirdi which is very famous is the village of Shani Shingnapur which has a temple, dedicated to Lord Shani. The village is also famous for the fact that none of the houses, shops and even banks incorporates doors; there are door frames but no doors. The villagers never keep anything under the lock and believe that Lord Shani will punish anyone who will try to steal.

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