Introduction of Sai Baba
The Sai baba Temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra, India attracts millions of devotees of all religions, castes and creed who come to pay homage to Shri Sai Baba. The temple is a beautiful shrine that was built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba.
Shirdi is located approximately 296 Kilometers from Mumbai (Bombay) City in India.
Shirdi is famous temple of Shri Sai Baba. It was established in 1922 to carry out the services of Shri Sai Baba.
History of Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi
Shirdi is a small village in Kopargam taluk, in Ahmadnagar District of the Maharastra. At age of 16 yrs Shri Saibaba arrived at the village of Shirdi and remained their till his death. Saibaba found shelter in Khandoba Temple, where a villager Mahalsapathi in the temple addressed him as Sai or Saint Sai baba.
Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir, Shri Shirdi Saibaba in Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. Lord Sai lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple. Sri Shirdi Sai philosophy ingrained ‘Shraddha’ meaning faith and ‘Saburi’ meaning compassion. According to god sai Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.
Architecture of Sai Baba Temple
Sai Baba temple comprises beautiful idol of Sai Baba and his Samadhi. We can see two silver pillars, with good designs in front of Sai Baba Samadhi. Behind it we can see a life-size idol of Sai Baba which is made of Italian marble. We can see that Sai Baba is seated on a throne in the idol. We can also see a silver umbrella which provides shade to the idol. We can also see an assembly hall in front of Sai Baba temple which has a capacity of 600 devotees.
Auspicious worship day
Thursday is the day Sai Baba is specially worshiped. On this day devotees from all over India visit Shirdi for Darshan of Saibaba.
Sai temple, Shirdi opens for devotees at 5.15 a.m. (0515 hrs) with Kakad Aarti and remains open till the end of Shej Aarti.
Shirdi Sai Temple Timings
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04:00 AM Temple open
04.15 AM Bhupali
04:30 AM Kakad Aarti (morning)
05:00 AM Bhajan in Saibaba Mandir
05.05 AM Holy Bath of Shri Sai Baba (Mangal Snaan) in Samadhi Mandir
05:35 AM Aarti “Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur”
05:40 AM Darshan begins in Samadhi Mandir
09:00 AM Abhishek Pooja
10:30 AM Satyanarayana Pooja
11:30 AM Dhuni Pooja with rice and ghee in Dwarkamai
12:00 PM Mid day Aarti
04:00 PM Pothi (Devotional reading/Study) in Samadhi Mandir
At Sunset Dhoop Aarti
08:30 PM Devotional Songs in Samadhi Mandir and other Cultural Programmes (if any)
09:00 PM Chavadi and Gurusthan closes
09:30 PM In Dwarkamai water is given to Baba, a mosquito net is hung and the hanging lamp is lit
09:45 PM Dwarkamai (the upper part) closes
Shej (night) Aarti, after this , a shawl is wrapped around the statue in the Samadhi Mandir, a Rudraksha mala is put around baba’s neck, Mosquito net is hung, and a glass of water kept there
11:15 PM Samadhi Mandir closes after night Aarti
Abhishek Pooja timing is as below:
1St Batch 7.00 AM to 8.00 AM
2nd Batch 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM
3rd Batch 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM
Sai Baba Sansthan
There is Sai Baba Sansthan which provides various facilities to the devotees of Sai Baba. We can see a building which contains 560 self-contained rooms and two spacious halls which can accommodate 3500 devotees. Sai Baba sansthan runs a hospital called “Shri Sainath Hospital” to provide services to patients.
Sai Bhajan Albums
A very rich Collection of Sai Baba Bhajan and Aarti. The birth and the early life of Shri Saibaba are not much known. From the year 1858, Baba lived in the village of Shirdi in the state of Maharashtra for over sixty years. Baba came to Shirdi in 1858 accompanying a wedding procession as guest of honor. He was greeted my Mahalsapathi “Ya – Sai”(Welcome Sai). Baba accepted that name to be eternally his and spent his early days at Shirdi, under a neem tree and later lived in the masjid which he named as Dwarkamai or Mother Dwarka (Dwarka is the holy city associated with Lord Krishna)
|Baba Ki Chaadar|
|Vipin Salona Bhajan|
|Hamsar Hayat Sai Bhajan|
|When Doctor found Lord Ram in Sai|
|Sai Baba Aarti Collection|
Songs are played courtesy shirdisaitrust.org