Shirdi also known as Sainagar) is a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Rahata taluka of Ahmednagar District. It is accessible via the Ahmednagar–Malegaon State Highway No.10, approximately 83 km (52 mi) from Ahmednagar and 15 km (9.3 mi) from Kopargaon. It is located 185 km (115 mi) east of the Western Seashore line (the Ahmednagar–Manmad road), a very busy route.
Shirdi is famously known as the home of the late 19th century saint Shirdi Sai Baba. The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust located in Shirdi is one of the richest temple organisations.
Sai Baba of Shirdi (c. 1838? – died 15 October 1918), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual master and fakir, considered to be a saint.
According to accounts from his life, Sai Baba preached the importance of “realization of the self” and criticized “love towards perishable things”. His teachings concentrate on a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and Guru. He stressed the importance of surrender to the true Satguru, who, having trodden the path to divine consciousness, can lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual growth.
Sai Baba condemned discrimination based on religion or caste. Whether he was a Muslim or a Hindu remains unclear, but the distinction was of no consequence to the man himself. His teachings combined elements of Hinduism and Islam: he gave the Hindu name Dwarakamayi to the mosque in which he lived, practised both Hindu and Muslim rituals, and taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions.
Among his favourite sayings to devotees were “Look to me, and I shall look to you” and “Allah tera bhala karega” (translation: God will bless you). He is thought by devotees to be an avatar of the Hindu god Dattatreya.
Visit the famous Saibaba Temple, Saibaba museum and Dwarka Mai Chavdi
Water Parks in Shirdi
Shirdi, a religious tourist attraction, also offers an excitingly new experience, especially for adventure lovers. The city now has water parks with a variety of rides that one can hardly get bor
Wet n Joy Water Park
The Shirdi Water Park has a number of thrilling rides and activities which are equally enjoyable for children and adults alike. Located about 5 kilometres away from Shirdi in Nighoj Village, this destination is a much-needed respite from the heat in Summers. Some of the popular rides here include the Pendulum Side, Family Ride, Wavy Ride, Cyclone Ride and Swing Chair. One of the most thrilling rides is the Bom-Bay ride which includes a vertical drop of over 50 feet.