Shirdi Sai Baba samadhi mandir

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Shirdi Sai Baba samadhi mandir

Shirdi Sai Baba samadhi mandir is one of the most cherished and popular shrines in India which is visited by millions of devotees from all over the world. This is the place where the sacred body of Sai Baba is resting in the form of a samadhi. Long queues of people form daily to pay respects to the favorite saint Sai Baba, who had spread the message of unity and kindness.

The Sai Baba samadhi mandir was built by Shreemant Gopalrao Buti of Nagpur and hence known as 'Butti Wada', was originally planned as a rest house on the garden land which was tended by Sai Baba. But after a dream that Booty had in which Sai Baba asked him to build a temple instead, the shrine was built on the land with Baba’s permission and blessings. Later, when Baba passed away, his body was buried at the place where the idol of Murlidhar was to be installed. In 1954, Baba’s statue was installed at the same spot. The Samadhi of Baba is built with white marble stones while the railings around it are full of ornamental decorations. The idol of Baba is a marvelous statue made up of Italian marble built by Late Balaji Vasant Talim in 1954.

Chawadi

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Chawadi

Chawadi is situated close to Dwarkamai Mosque. During the days when Sai Baba was living in the mosque, he came to the chavadi along with his nearest followers on every alternative night to sleep. These days, the visit to chavadi on every alternative night is assisted with palki processions with huge crowd of devotees accompanying the idol of Sai Baba. Palki is decorated with beautiful flowers and an Idol of Sai Baba is placed inside it. Every Thursday his procession takes place and it begins from Samadhi Mandir, reaches Dwarkamai Mosque, and then proceeds to Chavadi. After this visit, the procession returns to Samadhi Mandir. Once the palki arrives at Samadhi Mandir, Sai Baba is worshipped with evening rituals also called as 'Shej Aarti'.

Dwarkamai

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Dwarkamai

Dwarkamai is the most important place in Shirdi, since this is the place where the great Sai Baba spent a significant part of his life including his last moments. It is a treasure to all of Baba's devotees because it was the home of, as they like to call him, God on Earth. People of all faiths look up to the great Sai Baba and truly believe in what he preached. The spirit of tolerance, acceptance and welcome is very much alive here. These ruins were turned it into Dwarkamai by Sai baba and reiterated that God is one