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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir:

Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir

Sai Baba's Samadhi Mandir is the resting place of the sacred body of Sai Baba in a tomb. The Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi is immensely devoted temple for followers and travelers from all over the world. The Samadhi Mandir of Sai Baba was actually owned by a millionaire from Nagpur and a famous Sai devotee Shreemant Gopalrao, also known as 'Butti Wada'. The Samadhi of Baba is made of white marble stones. The railings around it are full of ornamental decorations. The idol of Baba is an astounding statue made up of Italian marble built by Late Balaji Vasant in 1954. The daily routine of the mandir starts in the morning at 5 o'clock with Bhoopali, a morning song, and closes at 10 o'clock in the night after the Shejarati is sung. On the occasions of Gurupoornima, Dassera, and Ramnavmi, the mandir is kept open overnight. Each Thursday and on festive day, a Palkhi procession of Baba's photo is carried out.

Chavadi Mandir:

Chavadi Mandir

Chavadi means meeting place or tax collection office in the village. Now chavadi has been converted into a mandir it possesses Sai Baba painting. this picture was painted by Amabaram from Gujarat on its left is a wooden bed and a white chair belonging to him. Chavadi Mandir in Shirdi is the place where Sai baba used to rest alternate nights during his last years. It is located near Dwarkamai mandir from where the procession of Sai baba was assisted in palki along with his followers. Palki is adorned with beautiful flowers. Idol of Sai Baba is placed inside the palki. The procession takes place every Thursday. Various aartis like Kakad (morning) aarti, Sej (night) aarti along with afternoon and evening aartis are conducted throughout the day at the Chavadi Mandir.

Gurusthan:

Gurusthan

Gurusthan is the place where Sai Baba dwells. It is both where Baba spent most of his time when he first came to Shirdi in the form of Bal Yogi(child ascetic), and according to Baba, this place is also a tomb of his own Guru situated by the neem tree. Therefore Gurusthan is one of the most important places in Shirdi. The first thing that grabs the devotee's attention at Gurusthan is the huge neem tree. This tree gave shelter to Baba for a years when he stayed beneath it. Today at Gurusthan, notwithstanding the neem tree, there is a pair of marble padukas on a pedestal, a 'Shivalinga' and a statue of Baba.