Saibaba Temple Shirdi is situated in Maharashtra, approximately 270 km from Mumbai. Shirdi is recognised as the birthplace of Sai Baba's revered spiritual leader, and a major pilgrimage site. Shirdi Samadhi Mandir Temple, alongside his tomb, has a magnificent marble statue of Sai Baba. Nearby is Dwarkamai, a mosque where Sai Baba once lived, and the tree-lined Lendi Garden. The Land of Sai is called Shird. A long time ago, a young bearded man (Shirdi Sai baba) with sparkling eyes took shelter in a mosque in Shirdi Village (Maharshtra State, India) at the beginning of the eighteenth century. No one knew where this stranger, who barely spoke a word and remained there, had come from.
The curious villagers eventually began to give the man food, but he never asked for anything from them. He shared his food with the animals occasionally. Soon, when he began to be confronted, the young fakir began sharing his points of view with a few elderly villagers. This less known fakir, known as Shri Sai Baba, was soon rendered by his simple language of speech and his unique power to solve the problems of poor needy and destitutes.
Devotees began flooding into Shirdi in ever increasing numbers as the days passed. The village was quickly becoming a pilgrimage centre. The pomp and ritual of Sai worship developed as gifts and presentations poured in. Sai Baba will be a pauper everyday, having distributed everything to the needy and the poor. But Sai Baba's Fakir life remained still, undisturbed, unaltered, and therein is the spiritual glory of the Holy One.
It was also realised by people that this "Baba" was not an ordinary person but an entity with incredible godly powers. In normal human beings, such forces are not recognised or present. To all his disciples, Baba preached his philosophy of love and faith in humanity. He was still anguished that all those who came to him were more for their own personal concerns and not for the greater purpose of achieving Heaven, which he thought could only be done by the true service of humanity.
Sai baba firmly believed in religious uniformity and never, on the basis of caste , creed or faith, distinguished anybody. He always made it a point that those who had come to him in their hour of need and sorrow would not return empty handed. He performed miracles to relieve poor people's misery. He healed the eyes of a blind elderly man on one occasion and, on another occasion, lit a lantern with water while there was no oil to burn it.
Samadhi Mandir is owned and built by a millionaire from Nagpur who was an ardent devotee of Sai baba. The devotee wished to instal the idol of Lord Murlidhar, so Sai baba proclaimed himself to be one. The temple is beautifully composed of white marble, railed by eye-catching ornaments in the midst of two huge pillars.
Dwarkamai is, for devotees, one of Shirdi's jewels. They say that Dwarkamai, the place where the great Sai Baba spent an important part of his life, including his final moments, is the heart of Shirdi. It is a treasure for all the devotees of Baba because it was the birthplace of, as they like to call him, God on Earth. People of all faiths look up and sincerely believe in what he preached to the great Sai Baba. This is where he is very much alive with the spirit of tolerance, acceptance and welcome.
The ashram is situated 7 km from Shirdi on the Shirdi-manmade state highway. It is also a children's residential co-educational academy, run and operated by Spiritual Guru Om Gurudev. A religious programme is performed by Anygraha 'every Poornima that goes on all night in the presence of Sadguru Janglidas Maharaj.
During its final years, Sai baba used to spend alternate nights at Chavadi. The place is located near the Dwarkamai mosque, from where the procession of Sai baba was performed with his followers in a palki. Even today, the procession takes place every Thursday with the idol of the saint inside the palki. Therefore, to the followers of Sai baba, the position is of great importance.
Shirdi to Pandaripuram
PANDHARPUR-Shri. Vitthal and Shri. Rukmini are holy sites. It is also known as India 's Southern Kashi and Maharashtra State's Kuldaivat. It is located 72 km away by road. From Solapur District HQ. On the Miraj-Kurduwadi-Latur railway route, the Pandharpur Railway Station falls.
The ancient Shri. Vitthal temple was rebuilt in 1195 A.D. There are also other temples of many Saints in the Indian Diets and Mathas (Dharmshalas). The River Chandrabhaga (Bhima) flows through the town. In addition to the daily rush of devotees every day, large numbers of devotees from all over Maharashtra and neighbouring states gather at Pandharpur primarily to celebrate the Aashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashis every year.
The Palaquins (Palakhi) assemble at Wakhari, five kms, of various Saints from different places. From Pandharpur for the festival of Waari. In the main temple of Lord Vitthal, the various regular rituals such as Kakda Aarati, Mahapooja, Mahanaivedhya, Poshakh, Dhooparati, Padyapooja, Shejarti etc are performed.
Often referred to as "Pandarpur" is the sthalam. There is a place called "Gopalpur" 2 kms away from Pandaripuram where there is a Vishnu Paadham (divine feet) of Sri Vishnu. As the main prasadham in this sthalam, Laddu is given. The location in which the perumal is located is the speciality of this sthalam.
In his hip, his hands are positioned and the gesture of this pose explains that he loves his devotees' Bhajans. In this sthalam, there is another great specialty and that is the manner in which we worship the Perumal. They adapt to the "Padha Sparisa Seva" method and we can put our forehead touching the Perumal 's divine feet in Garbagriham (Moolavar Sannadhi). And, if we do it on Wednesdays, it is considered a special one.
This place (where now Pandaripuram is found) is known as "Thandiravanam" in former times. A large forest area was found near this spot, and there were ancient couples called Muthabhai and Sanadevan who led their lives there. They had a beautiful child named "Pundareegan" and he had a great love for his parents. Since Indiran killed an Asuran, Virutharasuran, because of his sin, he was given a sabham that he would become a brick / stone and he was thrown in front of the Pundaleegan house as a stone. Sri Krishnar wanted Pundareegan 's love and affection to be tested.
Pundareegan was serving his parents when Bhagavan came over to his home. Sriman Narayanan asked him to come out of the hut, but Pundareegan, not wanting to interrupt his parents' service, asked Sri Krishnar to stand on the stone in front of their hut.
But shortly after the divine feet of Sriman Narayanan were laid upon the stone, Indiran received his original appearance and thanked both Sri Krishnar and Pundareegan. And Pundareegan came out of the hut after serving his kin, and worshipped the pear. Sri Krishnar stood in that position, completely convinced of his bhakti, and the perumal was there as "Vittalan" as demanded by Pundareegan.
Once, an individual named "Gorakkumbhar" lived in this location. He had great confidence in Sri Pandarinathan and bhakti. As if we were breathing and releasing air, he said Vittalans thiru Naamam and sang it. (By making pots, he lived his life).
The clay, sand and water need to be mixed together to create pots and they usually mix it using their feet to make pots. When he was stamping for it one day, his little kid just happened to come close to the spot where the clay was stamped. He even mistakenly stamped his small child because of over happiness and the bhakti along with the clay. And after a little while, his wife came back and looked for the boy, but she could only see the cloth that was mixed with the clay.
And only after that, she realised that in the process of making the pots, Gorakkumbhar and his wife screamed, her child was killed and the Perumal came in front of the couples as Sri Pandurangan. Owing to the great bhakti of Gorakkumbhar, he gave back the child's life.
Departing from Madurai airport.
On arrival Shirdi airport and then Pick up from airport.
After Refreshment @ Hotel- Shirdi.
Then transfer to Pandaripuram.
Pandaripuram temple Dharisanam.
Then proceed towards Shirdi.
Hotel Check in.
Overnight stay at Shirdi.
After breakfast and then Hotel Check-out.
To Visit Shani Shingnapur Temple.
Shri Renuka Devi Temple.
Pune shopping mall.
Finally drop at Pune airport.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*)
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *