Gate No.1 is on the West side, on the Nagar-Manmad main road. This gate is used only as an entry gate into the temple premises and for Saibaba’s Face Darshan from a distance through a window from near the raised platform present in the temple premises. Devotees can freely move around in the temple complex. They can collect Udhi, See the five Samadhis, Museum and can exit through Gate No.4 towards Dwarakamai. A devotee cannot go to Lendi Baugh or Baba’s Well. Gate No.1 is present opposite to the Public Relations Office of the Sansthan and beside Nanda Deep. There is no option for exit from this Gate.
Gate No.2 is on the North side on the Pimpalwadi Road and was earlier used as an Entry and Exit Gate but is closed now and is not in use any more.
This Gate is just beside Gate No.2, on the Pimpalwadi Road. This Gate is the entry gate for all Sai Devotees without any Passes. When a devotee enters through the Entry Gate, the devotee enters the first Waiting Hall in the Ground Floor of the “Q” Complex which is named“Shanti Hall”. After passing through Shanti Hall, the Devotee enters the second hall named as “Bhakti Hall”. The Shanti Hall and Bhakti Hall in total have 3 Entry Doors. After the devotee passes through these 2 Halls, the devotee has to pass through 6 more doors including the Main Door present in Samadhi Mandir symbolizing Arishadwarga’s (viz., Kama, Krodha, Loba, Moha , Mada and Mathsarya). In total the devotee passes through 9 Doors symbolizing Nava-Vidha Bhakti and reaches Samadhi Mandir. This appropriately symbolizes the fact that if a devotee enters with Shanti (Peace) and Bhakti (Devotion) one reaches Mukti (Salvation).
Gate No.3 is on the East side, in the line going inside from the
Pimpalwadi Road. This gate is normally used for Exit out of the
temple premises and leads to Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman Mandir,
Dwarakamai, Chavadi and also Abdul Baba’s Cottage. Devotees can
enter through the left hand side entrance only for "MUKH DARSHAN".
The right hand side entrance is used as a Special Entrance for
Senior Citizens , Physically Challenged Persons and aged devotees,
who are unable to walk. One good thing is that one normal adult is
allowed to accompany and escort any Aged/Handicapped dependent
family member through this gate and a dependent’s kid is also
allowed to, if he/she has no one else to accompany him/her.
Non Resident Indian Devotees and Foreign Nationals are also sometimes allowed though this Gate when they show proof of Nationality or NRI Status i.e., Passport/Visa Copies and other relevant documents.
When a devotee enters through the right hand side of this Gate he/she can roam in the temple premises except Lendi Baugh and Baba’s well.
Gate No.4 is present on the South side and is used mainly for exit
out of the temple premises. The left hand side of this gate leads
the devotee to Dwarakamai while the right hand side of this gate
leads a devotee to Nagar-Manmad main road. Gate No.4 is exactly
opposite to the five Samadhis.
Gate No.4 is also used as an entry with a steel barricaded passage separating Lendi Baugh and Nanda Deep in such a manner that if the devotee moves through this entrance, then he will automatically move towards Lendi Baugh, Baba’s Well and then straight out of the temple premises to the Nagar-Manmad Main Road.
Hence, if the devotee wants to visit Nanda Deep, then he/she has to go straight out of the temple premises and then again has to re-enter through Gate No.1 to visit Nanda Deep.
The Samadhi of Sri Chand Khan Baba (Mote Baba Darga) is present to the right at the entrance of Gate No.4.
This Wada was just behind the Gurusthan and adjacent to one of the exit gates of the Samadhi Mandir.
This Wada is the double storey building facing south and is adjacent to Gurusthan.
This is just beside Dixit Wada opposite Gurusthan, inside the main
temple complex. The museum houses many items which Saibaba used
during his lifetime. The museum is spread on the ground and first
floor and is very spacious.
The Museum will remain open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm for Darshan.
Gurusthan is at the exit of the main Samadhi Mandir. The old
Gurusthan is modified by Sansthan. It is a practice of many Sai
Devotees to do 108 Pradakshina of the Neem Tree present in Gurusthan
and to light Dhoop on Thursday and Friday evenings after sunset.
There is by and large no restriction on darshan during the day in Gurusthan, except during a few minutes while attending to the dhuni or offering food to Shri Sai.
Just across from Gurusthan, to the east of Dixit Wada, opposite the neem tree, near to where an open theatre has recently been built, there used to be a takia or small shed. A takia is a resting place for visiting fakirs and Baba also sometimes spent the night here when he first came to Shirdi.
This is on the west side of Lendi Baugh, inside the temple complex. It is open from 5 am to 8 pm on all days and throughout the night on festival days like Ramanavami, Gurupurnima and Vijayadashami.
To see Lendi Baugh a devotee has to enter through Gate No.4 which takes him/her directly to Lendi Baugh. One can see Datta Mandir, Ganapati on Peepul Tree, Neem Tree and the Well used by Baba. The Sansthan has recently made an artificial waterfall inside the Lendi Gardens.
The Nanda Deep is part of the Lendi Baugh but is separated from it
in a manner that If a devotee wants to see Nanda Deep he needs to
enter either through Gate No.1 or Gate No.3 only. It is a practice
by many Sai Devotees to do 108 Pradakshina of Nanda Deep during the
There is by and large no restriction on darshan during the day in Nanda Deep, except during a few minutes while attending to the dhuni or offering food to Shri Sai.
This is at the left of the Nanda Deep. This tree was planted by Baba himself. Baba during his time went daily to Lendi Baugh and spent two to three hours below this tree.
This tree is at the right of the Nanda Deep. Baba during his time went daily to Lendi Baugh and spent two to three hours below this tree.
This well is by the side of the Western Compound Wall of Lendi Baugh.
It is at the front of the Nanda Deep, a little distance away.
The Samadhi of Shyam Karan is next to the Dattatreya Mandir inside Lendi Baugh.
The Samadhi of Amidas Bhavani Mehta, a Gujarati Sai Devotee who wrote and published many stories on Saibaba is next to the Samadhi of Shyam Karan.
This Samadhi of Muktharam is to the left of the Samadhi of Amidas Bhavani Mehta.
The three temples dedicated to Ganapati, Shani and Mahadev are just behind the new outdoor theatre, inside the temple complex.
The Samadhi of Tiger is present just opposite to Mahadev Temple.
The five Samadhi’s of Abdul Baba, Nanavalli, V.P.Iyer, Bhau Maharaj Kumbara and Tatya Kote Patil are beside Lendi Baugh, opposite to Udhi Distribution Centre, inside the temple complex.
This is the place where Saibaba lived for almost 60 years and is very sacred from the point of view of Sai Devotees. This is next to Saibaba’s Chavadi. Dwarakamai is at the right side of Gate No.3 (exit) or to the Left of Gate No.4 (exit).
There is by and large no restriction on darshan during the day in Dwarkamai masjid, except during a few minutes while attending to the dhuni or offering food to Shri Sai.
Saibaba’s Chavadi is opposite Abdul Baba’s Cottage. The Chavadi has been divided into 2 parts. The left portion is “for Ladies” only, while the right hand side is “only for Gents” where no ladies are allowed in the place where Baba used to sleep from the beginning.
There is by and large no restriction on darshan during the day in Chavadi, except during a few minutes while attending to the dhuni or offering food to Shri Sai.
The Chavadi will remain open daily from 4:30 am to 9:00 pm for darshan.
The Saibaba Sansthan has demolished the old temple and a new temple has come up in its place. This temple is just a few yards from Gate No.3. A life size blackstone Idol of Hanuman and a small Idol of Hanuman are present in the temple.
This cottage lies in front of the Chavadi.
This temple is in front of the old Post Office.
This temple is on the Pimpalwadi main road, adjacent to Pilgrims Inn.
After arriving in shirdi, one must visit Shri Khandoba Mandir before having darshan of Saibaba. Khandoba, an Avatar of Shiva, is the Kul Devata of Maharashtra. The mandir is located adjacent to Shri Sainath Hospital, opposite to Bus Stand. Mahalsapathi was the priest of this temple. The significance of visiting Khandoba Mandir first, is as follows:
Baba came along with Chand Patil’s marriage party and placed his foot under a banyan tree. The priest at the temple, Mahalsapathi welcomed Baba by saying “Aao Sai”. The fakir without a name began to be called “Sai Baba” from then onwards by the villagers of Shirdi.
This is the blessed Banyan Tree that gave shade to the marriage party of Chand Patil and family. This tree is in front of the Khandoba Mandir.
This Mandir is situated on the left side of the street leading to old Post Office.
This temple is near Baba’s Chavadi.
The Samadhi of this Great Sai Devotee is on the Pimpalwadi Main Road.
This is situated on the Banks of the Godavari River, on the way to Kopergaon Railway Station.
This temple is situated just 2 KM from Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan.
Saidham popularly known as Sai Mandir is situated off Kopargaon - Manmad highway. It is about 1 KM from Kopargaon Railway Station. This Temple was started on 16th June 1999 by Late Shri.Dhondiram Baba Chavan. There is Gurusthan at the temple entrance with a miraculous Neem Tree at the Entry gate. Sai Devotees tie the Sacred Thread on Thursdays to this miraculous Neem Tree for getting their desires fulfilled. There is original Photograph of Saibaba at Gurusthan where Devotees have experienced the presence of Saibaba himself. There is also Shivaling and Nandi at Gurusthan.
This Ashram of Upasni Maharaj is situated at a distance of just 5 Kilometers from Shirdi.
After the demise of Megha, Bapu Saheb Jog was performing Saibaba's Aarti till Baba's Samadhi. The final Aarti to Saibaba was performed by Bapu Saheb Jog. His Samadhi is at Sakori Village near Upasini Baba's Ashram about 5 kilometers from Shirdi.
This temple is about 10 kilometers from Shirdi. Saibaba's Padukas which was in front of Narasimha Lodge in the wall were removed from that place when Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan were widening the “Palki Road”. The same Padukas are installed in Kohrale Temple on the auspicious day of Gurupoornima in the year 2004.
Nimon Village is just 40 KMS from Shirdi. In this place, the holy Padukas given by Shirdi Saibaba to Sri.Shankar Rao Raghunath Deshpande Alias Nana Saheb Nimonkar in the year 1898 is present.
This is a place that Baba visited frequently during his sojourn in Shirdi. Baba used to visit Nana Saheb Dengle’s House, Khandoba Mandir and the Holy Well near Khandoba Mandir.
Saibaba occasionally went to Ruigaon which is on the opposite side of Neemgaon. There is an ancient “Audumbar Tree” which dates back to few years before Saibaba’s arrival in Shirdi. Below the Audumbar Tree Black Stone “Shivalinga” and “Nandi” are installed. In front of the Audumbar Tree there is a “Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir”. Below the Audumbar Tree on the backside of Shivalinga there is an “Ek Mukhi Dattatreya Mandir”. Besides the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir there is a temple dedicated to “Saptashrungi Mata”.
This famous temple dedicated Lord Veerabhadra (Viroba) is situated at Ban Village on the Ban Road in Rahata Taluk of Ahmed Nagar District of Maharashtra. The temple is present at a distance of about 5 Kilometers from Shirdi Saibaba Samadhi Mandir (Refer Shri Sai Satcharitra, Chapter 47).
This Ashram is about seven kilometers from Shirdi on Shirdi-Kopargaon state highway No – 10. Vishwatmak Jangli Maharaj Ashram Trust was established under guidance & blessings of "His Holiness Param Pujya Vishwatmak Gurudev”.
Nishkama Karmayogi Saint Param Poojya Shri.Janardan Swami (Moungiri) Maharaj is a Maharshi belonging to the traditionally illustrious great saints of our century. Swamiji throughout his life carried out with great devotion, the great task of awakening and liberating the common people from their narrow, routine, materialistic outlook in life.
This unique temple dedicated to Lord Shukracharya is at a distance of 15 Kilometers from Shirdi on Ahmed Nagar Manmad Highway. This is the first of its kind temple in the entire world and is more than 400 years old.
This is a place that Baba visited frequently during his sojourn in Shirdi. Baba used to visit Kushal Chand’s House, the Idgah and Maruti Mandir.
Sadguru Chotebaba Mandir is in Khandoba Temple premises. In this Mandir, Life size photograph of Saint Chotebaba and Sacred Dhuni are present.
The Ashram of famous Parsi Saint Homi Baba in present on Pimplwadi Road next to Gobind Dham. Homi Baba came to Shirdi in the year 1918, the Maha Samadhi year of Shirdi Saibaba. He attained Samadhi in the year 1995. During his sojourn he influenced many people especially Parsi Community People to become Sai Devotees.
Ashram Contact Details:
Homi Baba Ashram
Pimpalwadi Road, Next to Gobind Dham,
Contact Persons:Sri.Avathade/Sri.Ayub Gulzar Pathan
Contact Numbers: +91 98223 43558 / +91 98504 49728
The Prasadalaya which was situated next to Samadhi Mandir has been shifted permanently to a new building constructed by the Sansthan on 8th January 2009.
The address of Prasadalaya is as below:
Shri Saibaba Prasadalaya
Behind Police Station,
Nimgaon Shiv Road,
Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan is running free Bus Services from Gate No.2 opposite Old Prasadalaya, where the Laddu Counter is situated now from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.
The Sansthan is providing very high quality meals at a subsidized price of Rs.10/-. The Sansthan has made provision for monthly pass fecility.