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visiting places near shirdi

Posted last July 15, 2013, 3:53 am in Travel Guide report article



Shirdi sai baba temple at shirdi attracts millions of devotees all over the India. This temple is built over the Samadhi of shridi sai baba.  Shirdi sai baba is simple over his philosophy and teachings. There are many pilgrimages in shirdi city such as dwarkamayi, Samadhi mandhir and chavadi. Taking accommodation near shirdi temple is good for visiting so many places.


Shani shinganapur:  It is the home of lord shaneshware.  It is located 60 km away from the shirdi city. The people of the village had a huge trust on the lord shaneshware as there are no doors to any house in the village and no robbery and theft cases occurred .An idol of the shani shinganapur is made in large black stone which is placed in the village and here only male devotees are allowed to worship inside the temple and taking accommodation at shirdi would be advantage as the count of visitors is high with less accommodations providing hotels near temple.

Timings: 5 am – 10 pm

From temple: 60 km

Trimbakeshwar Siva temple: It is located in the Nasik city of Maharashtra It is a beautiful holy place where Godavari River originates and the birth place of lord Ganesh can be seen.  It has one of the 12 jyotirlingas. This is considered to be the main jyotirlingas.

Timings: 5 30 am – 9 pm

From temple: 150 km

Alanda: It is located on the bank rivers of indrayani. There are many places to visit near Alanda like vithalla Rakhumai temple, Jalaram temple, Saint Tukuram Samadhi, Laxmi Narayan Mandir. It takes approximately 3 hrs from Shridi sai baba temple.

From temple 165 km

Estimation of time: 3 hrs

Muktidham: this temple is built by pure white makrana marble and has an unusual architecture. The fascinating feature of this temple is that it walls contain inscriptions of 18 chapters of the Gita. A visit to this temple is considered as 4 holy centres by Hindus. Taking accommodation at shirdi is beneficial as its takes only 2 hrs from shirdi sai baba temple to muktidham.

 From temple: 88 km

Kalaram temple: this temple is dedicated to the lord Rama which is built by Sardar Odhekar of peshwa. Lord Rama idol is seen in the black stone. Since the image of the lord Rama is in black colour, the temple came to be known as Kala Ram temple. Sita and Laxamana idols are also in this temple. The apex of the temple is made up of 32 tons of gold which is gifted by Devi Aahilliya

From temple: 86 km

Estimation of time: 2 hrs

 Coin museum: this is the only museum in the Asia continent which is located in the Nasik city, Maharashtra. This museum was constructed by the Indian institute of research in numismatic studies which has a huge collection of coins of the Indian currency system.

From temple: 108 kms

Estimation of time: 2 hrs

Timings:  9.30 to 1.00 pm and 2 pm to 5.30. (It is closed on Sundays and public holidays)

Ramkund temple: The popular belief is that lord Rama had bath in this place. A dip in this sacred kunda is considered to be very pious. When Gandhi expired then the ashes of him were dropped in ramkund on 30 the January 1948. Mr. Nehru was also present on this occasion.

From temple: 83 kms

Estimation of time: 1 hr 40 min

Bhimashankar temple: This temple is built in the Nagara style of architecture which is decorated with Dashavatar statues. A huge bell weighting 5 mans is located close to the temple. It has one of the twelve jyotirligas of lord Shiva. Accommodation at pune will be advantage to the visitors

From temple: 174 kms

Estimation of time: 3 hr 15 min                                                              

Ellora caves:  This caves are situated at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. It is designed as world heritage site which consists of total 34 caves. Caves which are numbered from 1-13 are Buddhist group, located at southern end.  Caves of 14- 29 are dedicated to Brahmanical pantheon   and 30 -34 are dedicated to Jainism group. Taking accommodations at Aurangabad is the best one for the visitors.

From temple: 102 km

Estimation of time:  2 hours

Abdul Baba Cottage: The cottage exhibits a huge collection of the chronicles of baba with his followers. It is a place where we can see photographs of shirdi sai Baba and Abdul in the hall of the cottage and it is opposite to the Chavadi. Taking accommodations near shirdi temple which provides good facilities and affordable for staying.

Timings: 7 am -10pm (the temple is opened from 7 am to 10 pm)

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