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Shirdi

Shirdi

Weather

The climate in Shirdi is pleasant and temperate throughout the year. The best time to visit the place is from June to March, when one can also get to see some good sightseeing. Summers (March to May) are very hot with mercury climbing as high as 40 degree Celsius. Winters (December to February) are chilly with temperature variation between 34°C during days and upto 8°C during nights. Monsoons here start from June middle and lasts till August with moderate rainfall.

How To Reach

By Road:

Shirdi is well connected to all other major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and other region nearby. Mumbai is 245 kms from here and Pune is 184kms away.  There are several private and state transport services offering daily services for devotees. Several private A/C and non A/C deluxe buses also ply from nearby cities like from Nasik, Pune and Mumbai to Shirdi. 


By Air:

Chatrapati Shivaji International airport of Mumbai is the closest airport to Shirdi. It is about 245 kms from here.  The government has planned for an airport Shirdi and the work has already commenced. The Mumbai airport is the most busiest airport in the country and is well connected to several international destinations.



By Rail:

Shirdi has its own railway station just 10 kms from the temple. Shirdi station is connected frequently with all major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.


Overview

Shirdi is a small village located 100 km from Nashik in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It was the home of Lord Sai Baba, a great saint of India. It is now one of the holiest place in India with a famous temple dedicated to Sri Satya Sai Baba. Sai baba is worshipped here as an incarnation of God. The word Sai stands for ‘Sakshatk Iswar’, which means ‘God the Absolute’.

 

Every year, lakhs of devotees from different parts of the world pay their respect towards their lord- Sri Satya Saibaba  here.  It is believed that, Sai Baba entered in this village and appeared under neem tree engaging into self-mortification. The place where Sai Baba came to Shirdi and stayed as a Bal Yogi is known as Gurusthan. Today there is a temple at this site named Gurusthan.

The town offers a perfect spiritual retreat for everyone irrespective of religious barriers. Walking down the streets of the holy town one can see several shops selling spiritual accessories like prayer books, holy books, bhajan CDs, CDs of devotional songs, idols, statues, paintings .

Besides the main Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi also offers few attractions that are worth exploring. Everything in this holy place is connected with the life of Lord Sai Baba and people love visiting place to seek his blessing.

 

Shirdi is also a weekend spot for many.  People here celebrated 3 most important festivals Ramnavami, Guru Purnima and Shirdi Vijayadashmi. This is also the time when crowd comes in huge number. The town is well developed and is connected by bus routes and now also with railway station.