Shirdi Sai Baba temple located at Shirdi has great importance among followers of Sai Baba. This temple attracts many devotees of all castes and religion who come to Shirdi to worship Sai Baba and to give homage to Sai Baba. It is a beautiful temple built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai baba.
Administration of this temple and other temples located in the premises is done by Shri Sai Sansthan. This sansthan controls and manage the day to day activities at the Sai temple. Facilities of lunch for the tourists are also made available by this Sansthan at Sai temple.
You will really feel heavenly by having darshan of Sai baba at Sirdi Sai baba temple. You will see the pure calmness at glance in the statue of Sai baba made of white marble. It will take you to the spiritual journey that will give new meaning to your existence.
Timings of darshan of Sai baba in the temple are fixed by the authorities and you will find so many people waiting in a queue for their chance to get in.
This temple opens for the public at 5 AM in morning. You have to reach there at 4 am because after that you will find a long queue. At this time a melodious prayer ‘Utha utha sakla jana’ is played on audio cassette in the temple. Kakad aarti starts at 5:15 a.m requesting Sai baba to wake up and to give his blessings to everyone.
Statue of Shri Baba is offered mangal snan after this mangal aarti. This snan is done by milk, curd, sugar, honey, ghee and warm water. After this Shodashopchar pooja is done and then you can have full darshan of Sai baba from 7:10 a.m. Mahadhayan aarti is performed at noon and Dhup aarti is performed at the time of sunset.