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Sai Baba's Assurance to Devotees

  • No harm shall befall him, who steps on the soil of Shirdi.
  • He who comes to my Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.
  • Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect my devotees
  • Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered.
  • Know that my spirit is immortal, know this for yourself.
  • Show unto me he who has sought refuge and has been turned away.
  • In whatever faith men worship me, even so do I render to them.
  • Not in vain is my promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.
  • Knock, and the door shall open, ask and it shall be granted.
  • To him who surrenders unto me totally I shall be ever indebted.
  • Blessed is he who has become one with me.

About Sai Baba

Located 122 kms from aurangabad is the abode of one of Maharashtra's most revered saint -- Sai Baba of Shirdi. Popularly known as the 'Child of God', Sai Baba preached tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal brotherhood. Every activity at Shirdi revolves around the vast temple complex dedicated to Sai Baba. Devotees start queuing up in the early hours of dawn to catch a glimpse and seek the blessings of the life-size statue of Sai Baba. Thursday is marked by special pujas and darshan of the Sai Baba statue. There are other places of interest that devotees can visit as well including Dwarkamani Mosque where the Baba meditated and slept on alternate nights. Near the mosque, in a corridor is the dhuni or eternal flame that burns day and night. Other places of importance are the Gurusthan, the Kandoba Temple, Shani Mandir, Narsimha Mandir, Changdev Maharaj Samadhi and the Sakori Ashram.

At age of 16 yrs Shri Saibaba arrived at the village of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and remained their till his death. Saibaba found shelter in Khandoba temple, where a villager Mahalsapathi in the temple addressed him as Sai or Saint Sai baba.

Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir ,Shri Shirdi Saibaba in Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. Lord Sai lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple.

Sri Shirdi Sai philosophy ingrained 'Shraddha' meaning faith and 'Saburi' meaning compassion. According to god sai Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.

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Puja & Aarti Timing

Events Time
Bhupali 5.00 am
Kakad Aarti 5:15 am
Holy Bath of Baba 6:00 am
Darshan Begins 7:00 am
Abhishek 9:00 am
Satyanarayanpuja 9:00 am
Afternoon Aarti 12:00 noon
Pravachan 4:00 pm
Dhupa Aarti Sun Set time
Shejarati 10:00 pm

The temple opens on 5 AM with morning prayers and close down at 10 PM with night prayers. Situated on the right side of the entrance of the Samadhi Mandir is Dwarkamai, a mosque. This was the place where the sage stayed until the end of his life. Main attraction of the site is the oil paintings of the sage.

The place from where Sai Baba first came to Shirdi in the form of a Bal Yogi (child ascetic) is known as Gurusthan. A temple has been constructed on this site. There is also a small shrine in Gurusthan.

At a short distance lies Baba's Chavadi. Baba used to sleep here every alternate day. The Chavadi is divided into two parts. One part of the Chavadi has a large portrait of Baba along with a wooden bed and a white chair belonging to him.

Fairs & Festivals

The most important festivals and events that are celebrated in Shirdi are Guru Poornima, Dussehra, and Ram Navami. These are the only days when the Samadhi Mandir of Shirdi opens for the whole night. Every Thursday, a palakhi bearing a photograph of the sage is taken out from the temple.

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Places to Visit

With rapid growth in the Road and Train Transport, Maharashtra is becoming a Tourist's Hub. Aurangabad being named as Tourist Capital Hosts many exiting places. Not only this a Holy City of Nashik is also near this sacred place. Some of the places are mentioned below

  • Ajantha Caves (UNESCO World Heritage Project/World's largest Caves)
  • Ellora Caves & Ghrishneshwar Mandir
  • Famous Deogiri Fort
  • Biwi Ka Makbara (Replica of Taj Mahal) & Paan Chakki
  • Gautala Animal Scentury
  • Daulatabad & Khultabad
  • Shani Shinganapur & Devgarh
  • Hill Stations like Mahabaleshwar, Mhaismal, Lonawala
  • Holy Places Like Trimbakeshwar (Origin of Godavari river) & Wani (Saptshrungi mata mandir)
  • Shopping Malls & Buzz Places
  • Large Scale Industries belonging to MIDC Industrial Area

At Refresh Holiays we provide services from pickup and drop to site seeing with well educated and Sophasticated Guide. We make sure that you get a safe, better and the best travelling experience. We have all the vehilces from Mercedise to Indica so as to suit your comfort & need.

Packages

Shirdi 1 Day Package - Starts @ Rs. 1050 Per Person

Itenary
Day 1:Meet and greet by the representative of Refresh Travels at the Aurangabad Airport.
Leave for Shani shingnapur.After Shani shingnapur Proceed towards Shirdi Sai Baba Dharshan.
After Darshan, Leave for Aurangabad airport to caught the return Fight,tour ends.
Included
1.The above rates are only for vehicle inclusive of Driver allowance, Fuel Charges, Taxes ,Parking and Toll Fees.
2.Tour Aurangabad to Aurangabad.
Excluded
1.Any airfare, Hotel Rooms,Breakfast,lunch,dinner.
2.Entrance fees.
3.Items of personal nature viz. tips, laundry, tel-calls, mineral water, insurance, camera fees etc.
4.Anything not specifically mentioned in the cost includes section.

Shirdi 2days/1Night Package - Starts @ Rs. 5500 Per Person

Itinerary
Day 1:Meet and greet by the representative of Refresh Travels at the
Aurangabad Airport.
Leave for Shani shingnapur.After Shani shingnapur Proceed towards Shirdi, Stay at the pre booked hotel.
Day 2: Shirdi Sai Baba Dharshan in the morning.
After Darshan, Leave for Aurangabad airport to catch the return Fight,tour ends.
Included
1.Accomodation in 5 star Hotel (sun & sand or similar)and Transportation on twin sharing basis.
2.Tour Aurangabad to Aurangabad.
3.Daily Breakfast,dinner.
4.Transportation in an A/C car .
Excluded
1.Any airfare.
2.Entrance fees.
3.Items of personal nature viz. tips, laundry, tel-calls, mineral water, insurance, camera fees etc.
4.Anything not specifically mentioned in the cost includes section.

Shirdi with waterpark 3days/2 Nights Package - Starts @ Rs. 8000 Per Person

Itinerary
Day 1:Meet and greet by the representative of Refresh Travels at the Aurangabad Airport.
Leave for Shani shingnapur.After Shani shingnapur Proceed towards Shirdi, Stay at the pre booked hotel.
Day 2: Shirdi Sai Baba Dharshan in the morning.
After Darshan,shop around stalls and back to hotel.
Day 3:Enjoy at India’s biggest water park at Shirdi,Leave for Aurangabad
airport to caught the return Fight,tour ends.
Included
1.Accomodation in 5 star Hotel (sun & sand or similar) and Transportation on twin sharing basis.
2.Tour Aurangabad to Aurangabad.
3.Daily Breakfast,dinner .
4.Transportation in an A/C car .
5.water park full day pass .
Excluded
1.Any airfare.
2.Entrance fees.
3.Items of personal nature viz. tips, laundry, tel-calls, mineral water, insurance, camera fees etc.
4.Anything not specifically mentioned in the cost includes section.

Shirdi with Ajanta ellora 4days/3 Nights Package - Starts @ Rs. 12500 Per Person

Itinerary
Day 1:Meet and greet by the representative of Refresh Travels at the Aurangabad Airport.
Leave for Shani shingnapur.After Shani shingnapur Proceed towards Shirdi,
Stay at the pre booked hotel.
Day 2: Shirdi Sai Baba Dharshan in the morning.
After Darshan,shop around stalls and back to hotel.
Day 3: Early morning leave for Ellora caves and sight seeing which includes Grushneshwar Temple, Dualtabad fort, Auranzebs Tomb ,Bibi-ka –makbara, Panchakki, and back to hotel.
Day 4: Leave for Ajanta full day exploration of beautiful paintings, Leave for Aurangabad airport to caught the return Fight,tour ends.
Included
1.Accomodation in 5 star Hotel Transportation in an A/C car . on twin sharing basis Shirdi-sun & sand or similar
Aurangabad-Vits Hotel
2.Tour Aurangabad to Aurangabad.
3.Daily Breakfast,dinner
Excluded
1.Any airfare.
2.Entrance fees.
3.Items of personal nature viz. tips, laundry, tel-calls, mineral water, insurance, camera fees etc.
4.Anything not specifically mentioned in the cost includes section.

Grishneshwar Jotirling -Shirdi-Shani Shingnapur Temple Tour 2days/1 Night - Starts @ Rs. 6000 Per Person

Itinerary
Day 1:Meet and greet by the representative of Refresh Travels at the Aurangabad Airport.
Leave for Grishneshwar Jotirling proceed to Shani shingnapur.After Shani shingnapur Proceed towards Shirdi, Stay at the pre booked hotel.
Day 2: Shirdi Sai Baba Dharshan in the morning.
After Darshan, Leave for Aurangabad airport to catch the return Fight,tour ends.
Included
1.Accomodation in 5 star Hotel (sun & sand or similar) and Transportation on twin sharing basis.
2.Tour Aurangabad to Aurangabad.
3.Daily Breakfast,dinner .
4.Transportation in an A/C car .
Excluded
1.Any airfare.
2.Entrance fees.
3.Items of personal nature viz. tips, laundry, tel-calls, mineral water, insurance, camera fees etc.
4.Anything not specifically mentioned in the cost includes section.

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Hotels & Travels

Air: Nearest airport is Aurangabad.

Railway: Nearest railway station is Aurangabad, Shirdi, on the Manmad-Daund section of central Railway.

Bus: Mumbai-Shirdi, 296 kms.(Mumbai-Nashik-Niphad-Yeola-Shirdi) / Nashik-Shirdi, 112 kms. / Aurangabad-Shirdi, 126 kms.(Aurangabad-Vaijapur Yeola-Kopargaon-Shirdi) / Pune-Shirdi, 183 kms. (Pune-Kalamba-sangmner-Talegaon-shirdi).

Private Taxi/Cab: Private Taxies from all over India to Shirdi are available.

State Transport buses: They are available regularly from Mumbai, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Pune and kopargaon.

Refresh Holidays is one stop shop for all your travel needs. We book Air, Bus, Rail and Private taxies all under one roof at affordable price.

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Contact Us

Aurangabad Office
Refresh Holidays
1, Shangrila Complex, CBS Road,
Near Kartiki Hotel, Samarth Nagar, Aurangabad.
Contact Person: Mr. Dharmesh Soohinda
Email Address: contact@refreshholidays.in
Contact Number: (0240) 2338887
Mobile Number: (+91) 8055522285, 9422704639

Shirdi Office
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Hotel Shri Sai Murli
Pimpalwadi Road , Next to HP Gas Agency,
Shirdi - 423109. Tal. Rahata, Dist. Ahmednagar.
Email Address: shirdi@refreshholidays.in
Mobile Number: (+91) 8888826330

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