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History of shirdi

A quiet little hamlet situated in the interiors of Maharashtra, Shirdi only came into the limelight when the sage Sai Baba came to visit and lived here till the year 1918, when he passed away. He was believed to be about 16 years old when he first appeared in the city engrossed in a serious penance under a neem tree. Over the next 50 years or so, he devoted himself to helping the poor and suffering. No one knows where he came from and to what religion he belonged. His teachings and views went above all religions and beliefs. Today, anything that had a connection with him or his life has become a part of the town. Devotees and tourists head to Shirdi every year from all corners of the world. Though there are other places of interest within this town, the main attraction continues to be the Sai Mandir.

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  • Theme of Shirdi [Religious, Heritage]
  • You'll love Shirdi for [History, Temples]
  • Watchout for [Large number of tourists, Crowded temples]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - March
  • Altitude 1,653 ft. above sea level

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shirdi Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

5 Shridi Homestays In Proximity To The Sai Baba Temple

5 Shridi Homestays In Proximity To The Sai Baba Temple

Shridi has several budget-friendly accommodation you can opt for while you make your pilgrimage to the Sai Baba shrine.

16 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Shops In And Around Shirdi Temple For Spiritual Buys

Shops In And Around Shirdi Temple For Spiritual Buys

A trip to Shirdi is incomplete without some mementoes of Sai Baba or donations to charity. Here are best places to fulfil this.

06 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Here Is How To Experience The Spiritual Culture Of Shirdi

Here Is How To Experience The Spiritual Culture Of Shirdi

Four cultural experiences in Shirdi that you must not miss. Book your hotel in Shirdi and visit these amazing spiritual places.

01 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read

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