All You Need to know about the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Constructed in the memory of the 19th-century mystic, the Shirdi temple complex, often referred to as the Sansthan, houses significant spots associated with the life and times of the Fakir.
The temple dedicated to Sai Baba in Shirdi is one of the richest places of worship in the country. He is believed to be an incarnation of the Almighty himself and is revered not only by the Hindus but Muslims as well. According to author Shri Govind Raghunath Dabolkar, who had penned Shri Sat Charitra, the Baba personified divinity and Godliness. And the most famous place of worship dedicated to him is located in Shirdi, about 250 kilometres from the city of Mumbai. Constructed in the memory of the 19th-century mystic, the temple complex, often referred to as the Sansthan houses significant spots associated with the life and times of the Fakir.
Here’s taking a look at some of the interesting facts associated with him
Sai Baba is believed to have made his first appearance as a youth in Shridi. Nonetheless, no one knows where he came from, and what was his real name.
His devotees refer to him as Sai, a short form of Sakshaat Ishwar.
The Baba won hearts of the people in the village by extending a helping hand to everyone irrespective of their caste, colour or creed. He believed in the ethos of “Sabka Malik Ek” meaning, “everyone is ruled by the same God”. Hence, people from various communities worship him.
The Baba made impossible things happen. Hence, his devotees have immense faith in his cosmic powers.
The Baba discouraged people from getting attached to the materialistic aspect of life. His teachings encourage people to attain contentment, happiness and peace of mind even in times of adversities.
Interesting facts about the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi
The temple houses Guru Sthan, a spot under a Neem Tree. This is believed to be the place where the Baba spent most of his time.
In the temple complex, one can find the Samadhi Mandir and the Dwarkamai mosque.
The Baba would spend most of his time at the Chavadi during the last few years of his life. This is the place where he took rest at night.
The Lendi garden is a place where devotees can find the eternal lamp lit by the Baba.