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*Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
-Sai Baba

Shirdi -Holy City of Sai Baba:

    Shirdi is located approximately 296 km from Mumbai (Bombay) City in India. The nearest railway station is Kopargaon 15 kilometers on Manmad-Daund section of Central Railways.Shirdi town is situated in Rahata Tahasil in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra State (India). It is located at 19o45' North Latitude and 74o25' East Longitude.It falls on Ahmednagar-Manmad State Highway No.10 at 83 Km. from Ahmednagar, and 15 Km. from Kopargaon.It (the Ahmednagar -Manmad road) was a very busy route in the old times. It is located at 185 Km. to the East from Western Seashore line.

    Sai Baba entered this village when he was only 16 years of age. He looked under a neem tree and was absorbed in a hard self-mortification. The saint dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the poor and the suffering. The saint’s origin and early life are embraced in mystery. He is conceived to be an incarnation of lord Shiva. The whole hamlet and every nook and corner of it have some connection with the great saint. The great saint left for celestial home in 1918 and his Samadhi is visited by thousands of tourists and holidaymakers even today. Chandbhai, the headman of a village called Dhoopkhede (in Aurangabad, India), once lost his horse and was looking for it. Suddenly he heard a voice say "You look tired. come here and rest a while". He turned around and saw a young Fakir . The fakir smiled at him and said "What are you looking for in this jungle, Chandbhai". Chandbhai was surprised and he wondered how the fakir knew his name. Slowly, he said "I have lost my horse. I have looked for it everywhere, but cannot seem to find it". The fakir told him to look behind a clump of trees. Chandbhai was pleasantly surprised to find his horse grazing peacefully behind those trees. He thanked the fakir and asked his name. The fakir said "some people call me Sai Baba." Sai Baba then invited Chandbhai to have a smoke with him. He got the pipe ready, but there was no fire to light it with. Sai Baba thrust a pair of tongs into the ground and brought out a burning coal. Chandbhai was wonderstruck. He thought "this is no ordinary person" and invited Baba to come to his house and be his guest for a few days.

    Next day Baba went to Chandbhai's house and found everybody in a very joyful mood and festivities going on all around. He found that Chandbhai's wife's nephew was getting married. The bride was from Shirdi and the marriage party was going to Shirdi. Chandbhai invited Baba to accompany the marriage party to Shirdi. At Shirdi they camped in a field next to Khandoba's temple. After the wedding, Saibaba stayed on at Shirdi. At first he lived under a neem tree and begged for food whenever he needed it. He then went to Khandoba's temple, intending to stay there, but the temple priest met him at the entrance and told him to go to the mosque. That is how Baba, started staying at the Mosque which was later called Dwarkamayi. Baba preached at Shirdi all his life and performed numerous miracles to convince people that God exists. He healed people's diseases, provided moral and material comfort to his devotees. Baba helped bring Unity and Harmony between all communities. He said that God is one, but called by different names. He said follow your own religion and seek the truth. One day a rich millionaire named Booty came to Sai Baba and said he was going to construct a stone building for Shri Krishna. Baba helped him plan the building. Before the building was completed Baba fell very ill. On the 15th of October 1918, he breathed his last. His last wish was to be buried in Booty's building.

Dwarkamai

    Dwarkamai is situated on the right side of the entrance of Shridi Samadhi Mandir of saibaba. Shri Sai Baba stayed at this place continuously for 60 years of his life. Shri Saibaba used to sit and take rest at this place. This is the main place where people used to meet Baba. The Shila (Stone) on which Baba used to sit is located near by. Also Sacred fire (Dhuni) lit by Baba is still kept burning here. Udi distributed to the devotees now is only from this Dhuni. Baba used to prepare food, with his own hands, here for distribution to devotees. The things handled and used by Shri Saibaba, the Stone (sitting place) of Baba, Palakhi (Palanquin), Chul (Clay stove), Kolambe (small earthen pot), Samai (lamp), the bag of grains, and the Khamb (a wooden pillar) can be seen here.

Other place in Shridi
* Gurusthan
* Lendi Baug
* Khandoba Mandir
* Samadhi Mandir

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