Shirdi - The Spiritual Town Of Maharashtra

Posted Date: 01 Mar 2010      Author: Raghav    Member Level: Gold (Rs 100)

Shirdi is one of the most spiritual centers in India. The Saibaba temple town of Shirdi is located in Rahata Tahasil in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra State. The temple town of Shirdi is approximately 300 Kms away from Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra state. Thousands of poligrims visit Shirdi every week to pay homage to Sai Baba. Shirdi town is well connected to other cities and towns in Maharashtra by Air, train and also by road.

Shirdi town is well known to every one as the place of Sai Baba Temple. Shirdi was once a very small village, is now India's most popular pilgrimage center.

Shirdi Town falls on the Ahmednagar-Manmad State Highway No.10. Shirdi is just 12 Kilometers from Kopargaon. Shirdi town is well connected to all major towns in Maharashtra State.

Shirdi is the abode of the famous saint Sai Baba. Devotees from all over the world come to visit the Sai Baba temple at Shirdi. Shirdi is situated in Ahmed Nagar district in Maharashtra state and is very near to Nasik city. We can see both Himdu and Muslim pilgrims visit this place and the tourism at Shirdi is gaining popularity in recent times. We can even see foreign tourists visiting Shirdi on their tourism to India. The main attractions of the town of Shirdi are the Shree Sai Baba temple and his samadhi, the Dwarakamai, Chavadi, Lendi Baug, Maruti mandir, Samadhi and samadhi of Abdulbaba. The Shirdi town is mainly linked to the life of Saibaba who resided at this place and died here in the year 1918.

Cheap Hotels and Accommodation services available at Shirdi

Very nice and cheap hotel accommodation is available at Shirdi town from five star hotels to the best hotels. The best time to visit is between September to April. When your vacation coincide with the important festivals at Shirdi, we can get a lot of excitement. Let me tell you some of the important festivals at Shirdi. Guru Poornima, Dussehra, and Sri Ram Navami are some of the important festivals celebrated at Shirdi.

Places to Visit around Shirdi

Let us see what are the places of importance around Shirdi that we can visit during our visit to Shirdi. There are a number of religious places around Shirdi that are worth seeing and interesting for a poligrim of Shirdi. We can visit Nasik which is about 75 Kms. from Shirdi. Nasik is another holy city in India. We can also visit the Ajantha and Ellora Caves which are around 144 Kms. from Shirdi. We can see many more tourist destinations around Shirdi which are worth cherishing.

Shanisinghnapur: Shanisinghnapur is a place which is the holy seat of Lord Shani. Shani Singnapur is about 70 kms. from Shirdi. At this place the devotees themselves can perform pooja and abhishek on any day at Shari Shaneshvar tirtha. The most auspicious day is the new moon day which falls on saturday. On this day we can see lakhs of devotees from all over the country come here and pray Shani Dev and get the blessings of the God. One unique quality about Shani Singnapur is that there are no doorframes or locks in any of the houses. It is said that it's because of Lord Shani's blessings that there is no fear of crime in the village.

Nasik: This holy place is about 75 Kms. from Shirdi. There are a number of temples and religious spots at Nasik. We can visit Panchavati with five sacred banyan trees and also Sita Gumpha. You can also visit Naroshankar Temple built in an architectural style of Maya. We can also visit
Kalaram Temple which is dedicated to Kala Ram built with black stones.

Ajantha and Ellora Caves: These caves are about 144 Kms from Shirdi town. These caves are located near the city of Aurangabad. Ajantha and Ellora caves are famous for the cave shrines that are cut from rock all by hand. We can see 34 caves at Ellora and 29 caves at Ajantha.

How to Reach at Shirdi

We can see many more tourism attractions near Shirdi. To Reach at Shirdi, The distance of Shirdi from some important cities is given below:

Mumbai -- 266 kms
Nasik --90 kms
Hyderabad -- 610 kms
Surat -- 373 kms
Nagpur -- 618 kms
Jalgaon -- 233 kms
Ahmednagar -- 83 kms
Aurangabad -- 144 kms
Delhi -- 1166 kms
Pune -- 207 kms
Solapur -- 312 kms

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