Museum of Shirdi Sai Baba
Sai Museum is located at Shirdi town in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra is maintained by Sai Samsthan. The Sai museum has some of the most important and personal belongings of the great saint Sai baba.
Devotees who come to visit Shirdi must also visit the Sai museum. Sai museum is a part of Dwarakamayi. There are many articles in the Sai museum which were used by Saibaba when he lived at Shirdi. We can see the Sai Padukaas or footwear of Sai which are considered as holy things by the devotees of Sai baba.
Some of the coins that were used by Sai baba which he used to give to Malsapati who was the priest of Khandoba can also be seen at Sai museum. The name "Sai" was given to him by Malsapati.
The two utensils which were used by Sai baba to feed people can also be seen at Sai museum. One is a big utensil and other one is a small utensil. The big utensil was used to feed nearly 100 people and the small utensil used to feed 50 people. We can also see a grinding mill and some other articles used by Sai baba in this museum. The grinding mill is a significant and it symbolises the concept that Dharma and bhakti should come together to attain the salvation.
Some of the articles used by Sai baba personally can also be seen in this museum. These articles are kept in Samadhi Mandir. Devotees can see these articles when they visit Saibaba Samadhi Mandir.
There is also a cot in the Sai museum on which the last bathing of Sai baba took place after his death. We can also have a look at the earthern ware in which Sai baba used to beg for food and feed the animals and birds. This earthern ware is also seen in the Sai museum.
We can also see a pot in which Sai baba used to store water. This pot is also seen in the Sai museum. This pot is full of water even today. We can see the pot filled with water every day in this museum.
We can also see some rare black and white photographs of Sai baba in this museum. Some other articles that can be seen in this museum are the long clothes of Sai baba, smoking pipe of Sai baba, gramophone records, water tumblers etc.