Shirdi: the holy town

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Shirdi is a small town located in the Ahmednagar district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is best known for being home to the popular religious guru Shirdi Sai Baba during the nineteenth century.

Shirdi is a small town located in the Ahmednagar district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is best known for being home to the popular religious guru Shirdi Sai Baba. As a result, it is one of the richest temple organisations.shirdi sai darshan

While you are here, the first place you should visit should be the Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, which is built on the same land that Sai Baba tended as a garden. Another noteworthy place to visit here is the Hanuman Mandir, which is one of the oldest temples in Shirdi. It is marked by a pair of trees enclosed by a circular railing and is also popular by the name of Maruti Mandir. You should also visit the Sai Baba Sansthan temple which attracts a lot of pilgrims all the year round. Other popular temples in Shirdi include the Narasimha temple and Khandoba Mandir. Shirdi is also home to two Jain temples lying in close proximity. The first temple was built by Sri Jain Swethambara Theertha Trust and is noted for the absence of any iron-not even one nail- in its construction, as metal is held to be unconducive to meditation. The main idol is of Adeshwar Bhagavan. The second one is the Shish Mahal, which, as its name (shish) implies, has its inside walls and ceiling covered with mosaic mirror pieces. The idol here is Sri Shantiniwas Maharaj l6th Teerthankar. All these places are efficiently covered with respect to available time and budget if you take a suitable pick from the Shirdi Holiday Packages.

For the adventure lovers, Shirdi has a lot to offer as well. You can head to the Wet n Joy Water park, which is a popular amusement park in Shirdi. Visit here and enjoy with your family and friends. You can also visit the Sai heritage village to soak in the rich heritage of Shirdi. Shirdi is one of the most sacred dwellings in India and quite understandably, the most popular items to purchase here include photos and effigies of Sai Baba. The Samadhi Temple is surrounded by markets that specialize in flowers, idols, sweets, CDs and other souvenirs and memorabilia.

If you are planning a stay in the town, you can take a suitable pick from the large number of hotels in Shirdi that provide their guests with utmost comfort and vast number of facilities. The Hotel Shraddha Inn is one of the most popular luxury accommodation for those who are willing to splurge on their stay in this holy town. Other luxury options include Marigold Regency, Hotel Sai Mahal, Hotel Bhagyalaxmi, Celebrations Inn – Sai Sanjivani and Hotel Lee Grand. Other options for affordable accommodation include Hotel Sai Sahavas, Sun-N-Sand, Hotel Sharan, Reeva Suites, Hotel Sai Grand Castle Inn and Hotel Netra Sai. All these hotels offer their guests excellent hospitality and facilities for a comfortable stay.
Whether your visit to Shirdi is for business purposes or for leisure, this spiritual and holy town will amaze you with its rich culture. So pack your bags soon and visit Shirdi for the memories of a lifetime.

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