About Shirdi

About Shirdi

Sri Sai Baba, a personification of spiritual perfection and an epitome of compassion, lived in the little village of Shirdi in the state of Maharashtra (India) for sixty years. Like most of the perfect saints he left no authentic record of his birth and early life before arriving at Shirdi. In fact, in the face of his spiritual brilliance such queries do not have much relevance. Shirdi is located approximately 296 Kilometers from Mumbai (Bombay) City in India. The nearest railway station is Kopargaon 15 kilometers on Manmad-Daund section of Central Railways.

  • Shirdi town is situated in Rahata Tahasil in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra State (India). It is located at 19o45′ North Latitude and 74o25′ East Longitude.
  • It falls on Ahmednagar-Manmad State Highway No.10 at 83 Km. from Ahmednagar, and 15 Km. from Kopargaon.
  • It (the Ahmednagar -Manmad road) was a very busy route in the old times. It is located at 185 Km. to the East from Western Seashore line

Shirdi Sai Temple Timings

4:00  AM Temple open
4.15  AM Bhupali
4:30  AM Kakad  Aarti (morning)
5:00  AM Bhajan in Saibaba Mandir
5.05  AM Holy Bath of Shri Sai Baba (Mangal Snaan) in Samadhi Mandir
5:35  AM Aarti “Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur”
5:40  AM Darshan begins in Samadhi Mandir
9:00  AM Abhishek Pooja
8:00 AM,10:30 AM Satyanarayana Pooja
11:30 AM Dhuni Pooja with rice and ghee in Dwarkamai
12:00 PM Mid day Aarti
4:00  PM Pothi (Devotional reading/Study) in Samadhi Mandir
At Sunset Dhoop  Aarti
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Devotional Songs in Samadhi Mandir and other Cultural Programmes (if any)
9:00   PM Chavadi and Gurusthan closes
9:30   PM In Dwarkamai water is given to Baba, a mosquito net is hung and the hanging lamp is lit
9:45   PM Dwarkamai (the upper part) closes
10:30 PM 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

The Abhishek Pooja the 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

Locations from Shirdi

  • Kopergaon Rly. Stn. 20 Km.
  • Manmad Rly. Stn. 65 Km.
  • Nashik City 90 Km.
  • Nagarsol Rly. Stn. 45 Km.
  • Nashik Road Rly. Stn. 80 Km.
  • Shani Dev 72 Km.
  • Aurangabad 130 Km.
  • Sainagar Shirdi Rly. Stn. 4 Km.
  • Pune 210 Km.
  • Trimbekeshwar 130 Km.