Shirdi Sai Baba

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple – Darshan Timing, Fees & Travel Guide

Saibaba Temple Shirdi is located about 270 km from Mumbai in Maharashtra. Shirdi is known as the home of revered spiritual leader Sai Baba, and a major pilgrimage site. Shirdi Samadhi Mandir Temple has a beautiful marble statue of Sai Baba, alongside his tomb. Close by are Dwarkamai, a mosque where Sai Baba once lived, and the tree-lined Lendi Garden.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra

Shirdi Sai Baba
Shirdi Sai Baba

Shird is called the Land of Sai. A long time ago, at the beginning of the eighteenth century, a young bearded man ( Shirdi Sai Baba) with sparkling eyes took shelter in a mosque, in Shirdi Village (of Maharshtra State, In India). Nobody knew from where this stranger had come who hardly spoke a word and stayed there.

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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra

Timing at Shirdi Sai Mandir

  • 4:30: Dwarkamai, Gurusthan, Chavadi open
  • 5:00: Mandir opens, Bhupali, Abhishekam at Gurusthan
  • 5:15: Kakad (morning) Arati, Naivedyam of butter and sugar to Baba in Samadhi Mandir, Oil offered to the lamps in Dwarkamai
  • 5:40: Bhajan in Saibaba Mandir
  • 6:00: Mangal Snaan (washing) of Statue and Samadhi in Samadhi Mandir
  • 7:00: Darshan begins in Samadhi Mandir
  • 9:00: Naivedyam in Samadhi Mandir and Dwarkamai
  • 8:00 -10:30: Satyanarayana Pooja
  • 11:30: Dhuni Pooja with rice and ghee in Dwarkamai
  • 12:00: Mid day Arati
  • 12:30: Naivedyam in Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai and Gurusthan
  • 4:00: Pothi (Devotional reading/Study) in Samadhi Mandir Sunset: Dhoop (evening) Arati
  • 6:30: Naivedyam in Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai and Gurusthan
  • 8:00 – 9:00: Devotional Songs in Samadhi Mandir and other Cultural Programs (if any)
  • 9:00: Chavadi and Gurusthan close
  • 9:30: In Dwarkamai water is given to Baba, a mosquito net is hung and the hanging lamp is lit
  • 9:45: Dwarkamai (the upper part) closes
  • 10:30: Shejarati -Shej (night) Arati, 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
  • 11:30: Samadhi Mandir closes after night Arati

The Abhishek Pooja the timing is as below

 1St Batch7.00 AM to 8.00 AM
 2nd Batch9.00 AM to 10.00 AM
 3rd Batch12.30 PM to 1.30 PM

Entry Fee of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

The temple is open to everyone for free of cost.

VIP Darshan (Paid Entrance)

As mentioned before, the temple is open to all, free of cost. However, the line would be very long, mainly during religious celebration times. Thus, many people choose to book VIP Darshans. There are 2 ways to procure VIP darshan tickets:

  • The temple’s official website has an online portal to buy tickets. Upon payment, you will receive an identification number or receipt. Show the receipt at Gate 3 and you can enter the VIP line.
  • Reach Gate 1 and you will find a ticket counter. You can buy VIP tickets here and then move to Gate 3. However, in this option, there is a high chance of running out of tickets, during special days.

Cost of VIP Darshan

  • Morning Aarti – Rs 500
  • Madhyan Aarti – Rs 300
  • Dhoop Aarti – Rs 300
  • Shej Aarti – Rs 300
  • Quick Darshan – Rs 1,500

Tourist Attraction in Shirdi

  • Gurusthan : the place where Sai Baba was seen for the first time.
  • Dwarkamai : the home of Sai Baba for 60 years which also houses Dhuni, the sacred fire.
  • Chavadi : the place where Sai Baba used to sleep every alternate night.
  • Lendi Bagh : the garden where Sai Baba used to go for a walk are must visit places for the devotees of Sai Baba.
  • Khandoba Raya temple, Abdul Baba cottage, Laxmibai Shinde’s House, Mahalaxmi Temple shirdi, Dixit Wada Museum are some of the other attractions of Shirdi.

In addition to these, tourists can also travel 150 km to visit places like Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Shani Shingnapur, Renuka Mata Temple, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Ajanta and Ellora, Vani Saptashrungi Shakti Peeth Devi Temple, Muktidham, and Panchvati Temple in Nashik.

Online Darshan Booking

For more information and Online Booking

  • Shirdi Online Darshan Booking :-
  • For Online Services Please Do contact on 02423 258956, 02423 258963
    Help Line No +91 7588374469 / 7588373189 / 7588375204

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Trip Plan For Shirdi Sai Baba Temple :

To help you make the most of your vacation, here is a suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Shirdi

  1. Arrival: Arrive in Shirdi, which can be reached by train, bus, or car. The nearest major city is Pune.
  2. Check-in: Check in to your chosen accommodation in Shirdi. There are various hotels and guesthouses catering to different budgets.
  3. Visit Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir: Head to the Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, the main shrine of Sai Baba. Spend time in the presence of the saint’s Samadhi (final resting place), offer your prayers, and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
  4. Dwarkamai: Visit Dwarkamai, the mosque where Sai Baba spent a significant portion of his life. It holds historical and spiritual significance and is an important pilgrimage site.
  5. Chavadi: Explore Chavadi, where Sai Baba used to rest every alternate night. It’s a place of reverence and devotion.
  6. Lendi Baug: Spend some time at Lendi Baug, a garden where Sai Baba used to meditate and water the plants. It’s a peaceful spot for reflection.

Day 2: Exploring Shirdi

  1. Early Morning Darshan: Start your day with an early morning visit to the Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir for a peaceful and less crowded darshan.
  2. Gurusthan: Visit Gurusthan, the place where Sai Baba first appeared as a young boy. It’s a site of great spiritual significance.
  3. Maruti Mandir: Explore the Maruti Mandir, a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located near the Samadhi Mandir.
  4. Shopping: Spend some time shopping for souvenirs, religious items, and memorabilia related to Sai Baba in the local markets.
  5. Lunch: Enjoy a traditional Maharashtrian meal at one of the local restaurants.
  6. Chilldwara Temple: Visit the Chilldwara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It’s another prominent temple in Shirdi.

Day 3: Departure

  1. Sai Teerth Theme Park: If time permits and you’re interested, you can visit the Sai Teerth Theme Park, which offers interactive exhibits and attractions related to Sai Baba’s life.
  2. Final Darshan: Visit the Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir for a final darshan and to offer your prayers before departing.
  3. Check-out: Check out from your accommodation and depart from Shirdi with the blessings of Sai Baba.

FAQ About Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir

What is the dress code of Sai Baba temple?

There isn’t even a dress code.

What are the darshan timings in Shirdi?

Every day from 4:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Can I wear jeans in Shirdi?

There isn’t even a dress code.

Is food free at Shirdi?

Yes Food served free for all the devotees.

How many people eat in Shirdi daily?

Around 100,000 people daily

Is one day enough for Shirdi?

A day or two is sufficient to visit the Sai Baba temple and other sites in and around Shirdi.

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