In this article we try to explain Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Darshan and Accommodation facility in Shirdi. All the directions in this article refer to google map given below.
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A : Mainly Shirdi Sai Baba Temple has 5 Gates . Gate 1 and 5 facing the main road, gate number 2 is left side, where as third and fourth gate on right side along mail road.
Shirdi Sai baba Samadhi Mandir is at gate 3. Mandir is rounded with shops at 4:00 am Temple will be opened 4.15 am Bhupali 4:30 am Kakad Aarti (morning), 5:00 am Bhajan in Saibaba Mandir 5.05 am Mangal Snaan 5:35 am Aarti Majhe Pandharpur. Darshan begins at 5:40. 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 Arati
Free Food Services called Prasadalaya :
Food consist of rice with two carries and sambar as shown in Image. Shri Saibaba himself was cooking the food and was distributing it among the devotees. This tradition of feeding the devotees is still continued by Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust through its huge Prasadalaya. About 30 to 35 thousand devotees take food in this Prasadalaya daily. In addition to this, the food is distributed daily to about 3000 persons at the free of cost. It includes hospitals, mentally retarded and deaf-dumb children schools, poor people, etc. Sansthan spends Rs. 10 per meal. Daily, Sansthan spends Rs. 10 to 11 lakhs for meals. But, Sancthan charges Rs. 10 only per meal to the devotees. Last year 1.85 crores devotees took food in the Prasadalaya.
Prasadalay is 500 meters from the temple as shown in the map.
There are so many Accommodation services provided by Sansthan:
1) Seva Dham is 50 rs per day Accommodation services provided by Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan. Seva Dham have 99 rooms which is very near to the Temple.
2) SAIBABA NEW BHAKTA NIWAS with 500 ROOMS
which is 1 km from temple but very safe and worth staying in this room. In room it will have 3 cots or beds for just 130 rs per day. Free Bus service provided from Bhakta Nivas to temple. Mini Prasadalaya also available in Bhakta Nivas where you will get food and snacks for very little rate. Tea for 1 rs and water bottle fro 8.