Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, Shirdi

We boarded the train from Pune at around 5 p.m for Shirdi. We got down in Kopargaon at 10:30 p.m. which is around 12 kms from Shirdi. From this place we took a shared auto to Shirdi. 



There are many attractions in Shirdi and most prominent is Sai Baba's Samadhi Mandir. It is in this temple where Sacred Body of Baba is resting in Samadhi. The Samadhi of Baba is built with white marble stones. The idol of Baba is a marvelous statue made using Italian marble. 



The temple opens on 5 a.m with morning prayers and close down at 10 p.m with night prayers. We got up early morning and were in the queue by 3 a.m outside the temple to get entry inside the temple. We were inside the temple by 6:30 a.m. After prayers we were out of the temple by an another hour and it was definitely worth it.

30 comments:

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Good description....

rupam sarma said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

Lowell said...

Sounds like a long trip but one that you enjoyed. I'm wondering how you know the names of all the deities...do they teach you in school or do you learn from your family?

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post.

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ladyfi said...

What a lovely golden dome.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Wish to visit it soon

Jeevan said...

Wonderful photos on the temple tower. My granny wishes to visit this temple... hope she did sometime.

Indrani said...

3 AM!
Your prayers will be fulfilled I am sure!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, golden temple with perfect blue skies for a background!! Terrific capture, Rajesh, as always!! Enjoy your weekend!

Desi Traveler said...

Beautiful Picture, I hope to visit Shirdi soon.

Photo Cache said...

very nice post.

Jim said...

Lovely.

Genie Robinson said...

I would think this experience for you was like my best friend and I having tickets to meet the pope at his usual audience. This is one beautiful temple. The gold is so stunning. genie

Carver said...

Fascinating post.

Arija said...

The gleaming gold looks great against the cloudy sky.

Pietro Brosio said...

Amazing temple, Rajesh, very nice post!

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful temple and skies.

Leovi said...

Yes, beautiful pictures, wonderful golden dome. I like the framing!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

sceneoftranquility said...

Interesting Sai Baba's temple.

Meghana Hassan said...

staying in Mumbai, never been to Shirdi..... nice pictures...

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Rajesh,

Absolutely pretty shots! Your a great photographer.

Happy w/end.
/CC girl

Gillena Cox said...

nice photo and sharing

much love...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating roof line of the temple! And love the gold touch of the cupola? behind the trees!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Your country looks so beautiful in your photos ~ well done ~ ^_^

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such a beautiful roof!

Your comment is always appreciated, have a blessed Sunday!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all. This is a great place to visit.

xinex said...

Beautiful buildings....Christine

Uppal said...

Amazing shots!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Great shots :)