Shirdi Temple History

Shirdi Temple History, Timings, Route Info

The holy place where the discrimination between the caste and creed gets vanished, this is the place where the holy feet of Baba exists that is Shirdi. Shirdi is known as the residence of Sai Baba. In Shirdi, the feet of Sai Baba was first built in Khandoba Temple. the temple has no doors which make the Sai Baba temple unique from the rest.

Baba came as a fakir to Shirdi and became a role of god.  The Khandoba temple is a symbol of Shiv Mandir which means shiv roop (Image) of Baba. The Shirdi is always busy with the devotees, the idol of Baba looks very realistic which gives an impression that Baba is watching everything. The milky white idol of Baba resembling and spreading peace everywhere. The holy bath of Baba is very peaceful.

On every Wednesday the devotees can touch the holy feet of Baba. Baba when first visited Shirdi a Purohit (priest) welcomed Baba by calling Baba as Sai, from that instance Baba is called and enchanted as Sai. As the Shirdi is Known as the home of Baba, hence Baba is called as Shirdi Sai Baba.


Opening Time: 4 am

Closing Time: 11 pm (after Shej Aarti)

Shirdi Sai Aarti Timings:

Kakad Aarti4: 30 am – 5 am
Midday Aarti12:00 noon
Evening AartiSunset Time (approx 5. 58 pm)
Shej Aarti10:30 pm
Baba’s palkhi procession ( On Every Thursday) 9:15 pm (From Samadhi Mandir)


Opening Time4 AM
Bhupali4:15 AM
Bhajan5:00 AM
Mangal Snaan5:05 AM
Aarti (Shirdi Majhe Pandharpur)5:35 AM
Darshan(Samadhi Mandir)5:40 AM
Dhuni Pooja11:30 AM
Pothi (Devotional Reading/Study)4:00 PM
Devotional Songs (Samadhi Mandir) & Cultural Programmes8:30  PM -10 PM
Chavadi & Gurusthan Closes9:00 PM
Dwarkamai9:30 PM
Dwarkamai (upper part) closes9:45 PM
Shejaarti10:30 PM – 10:50 PM
Closes(After night Arati)11:15 PM

Shirdi Temple Abhishekam and Pooja Timings

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



By  R.T.C, Private Buses, and Taxis (Mumbai to Shirdi “6 hrs”)- 195 Km

BY TRAIN: Shirdi Railway Station (Nearest) – 0.5 Km
BY AIR: “Nearest” Nasik Airport (Maharashtra) – 90 Km

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