Sai Baba is among the first saints in Modern India. Shirdi was the abode of this holy saint for more than sixty years, resultantly this place has become a major tourist attraction and Sai Baba devotees visit this place from all corners of the world.
Temples of Sai Baba :
Shirdi is a town that has witnessed the miracles of Sai Baba, and thus the small hamlet is thronged by devotees all round the year. Among other pilgrimage attractions of Sai Baba, the Samadhi Mandir, which is built with white marble stones, with two silver pillars and Sai Baba’s marble statue seated on a throne is a blissful sight. This marble idol was built was Balaji Vasant.
Dwarkamai is the holy Mosque, and has the powers to bring joy to the wretched and the poor. This is the holy place where Sai Baba used to stay and meet devotees to solve their problems. There is an eternal sacred fire called Dhuni, which is burning since hundreds of years. The sacred ash is also collected from this mosque and distributed to the devotees.
Gurusthan is the spot under the Neem tree where Sai Baba was first seen. According to Sai Baba this place is holy because the Almighty God rested there.
Lendi Baug is the flower garden which was watered by Sai Baba daily, and is still maintained by his devotees today.
The Khandoba Mandir is the main temple situated on the main road.
Apart from the miraculous Shirdi Sai Temple there are other smaller temples of Sai Baba located in various cities, where local devotees visit and worship their guru. Thursdays are important darshan days and devotees sing bhajans and give alms to the poor on this day. The devotees of Sai exist much beyond Shirdi and India and he has ardent followers all across the world.