Temples in Shirdi
Shri Sai Baba Temple Shirdi
Shirdi is the home of Sai Baba located at a distance of 122 Km from Nasik in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is believed that Sai Baba arrived at Shirdi in 1858 A.D and spent 60 years of his life here until he attained his lifeline in 1918 A.D. Sai Baba is famously known as the child of God, as he always spread the message of universal brotherhood. Apart from this holy place, there are many small temples near, such as Chavadi, Samadhi Mandir and Dwarkamai. Shani Shignapur is located at a distance of 72km from Shirdi.
Shree Shanidev Temple
Shree Shanidev Temple is a temple of Lord Shani, the Hindu God associated with the planet Saturn. It is located in Shingnapur village of Ahmednagar district in the state of Maharashtra. The presiding deity in the temple is Lord Shani and the temple is a Jagrut Devasthan which means that a deity still resides in the temple premises. The main deity of the temple is Swayambhu who emerged from the earth in the form of a black imposing stone. The village Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, despite this the villagers have not reported the occurrence of theft up till now as they believe that Lord Shani punishes anyone attempting theft.
Shirdi is a beautiful place located in the Ahmednagar district state of Maharashtra. The city of Shirdi gets most of the limelight due to the famous Sai Baba Temple here. Thousands of devotees from all over the world come to visit this holy place. Most temples here are dedicated to Sai Baba but there are other famous and popular temples like Shri Sai Baba Temple, Shani Shingnapur Temple and many more. Also, the main festivals like Ramnavami, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashami are celebrated and during these festivals, people show deep respect and devotion. The Best time to take a visit is the month of December to February. Even prasad is provided by most of the temples in Shirdi.