Shirdi is a noted religious centre, located in the Ahmednagar district of the state, Maharashtra. The town was the abode of the famous saint Sai Baba, who lived here till 1918. This whole town is dedicated to the saint and it is a prominent religious centre of the country. A large number of devotees from all around the world visit this place to seek the blessings of the Lord. The best time for a Shirdi tour is September-November as during this time, several Hindu festivals are celebrated here with great enthusiasm. This season of festivity includes festivals like Dusshera and Guru Poornima. Devotees pay homage to Sai Baba on his death anniversary, which falls in the month of October.
On their trip to Shirdi, devotees visit sacred religious centres such as Sai Baba's samadhi, Dwarakamayi, and Baba's sleeping place called Chavadi. The major attraction of the place is the Sai Baba Temple, which is situated in the centre of the holy town. The burial site of Sai Baba and Gurusthan, where the saint was first seen meditating, are the located inside the temple. In addition, samadhis or burial sites of followers of Baba are also situated here.
Dwarakamayi is the shrine, where the saint lived for 60 years, until He took samadhi in the year 1918. In addition to this, Chavadi and Khandoba Raya Temple can also be added to the revered places to visit in Shirdi. Devotees can buy lots of religious books from the local shops, most of which are dedicated to Saint Sai Baba.