The temple complex at Shirdi is divided into 3 sections – the main temple, the samadhi mandir and the Dwarakamai mosque. The main temple is dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba and includes a beautiful shrine and a large courtyard. The samadhi mandir is the place where Sai Baba’s mortal remains were kept for public veneration. The Dwarakamai mosque is believed to be the place where Sai Baba stayed during his lifetime.
The temple is open to visitors all through the day. During the day, prayers and ceremonies like the morning aarti and the evening aarti are conducted. The morning aarti begins at 4:30am and lasts for about 45 minutes. The evening aarti begins at 7:30pm and lasts for about an hour. Devotees can also participate in the daily puja and kirtans (devotional songs) that are performed by the priests.
Visitors can also explore the other attractions near the temple such as the Sai Baba museum and the Shirdi Sai Baba museum. The Sai Baba museum, located near the temple, showcases the life and teachings of Sai Baba. The Shirdi Sai Baba museum features a collection of photographs and artifacts related to Sai Baba.
Visiting the Shirdi temple is a truly spiritual experience and is a must-visit for spiritual seekers and pilgrims. The morning and evening aartis are especially popular and are a must-see attraction.