Apart from the Sai Baba Mandir there are a few small temples around Shirdi. Take an autorickshaw for about Rs.500 and do local sightseeing. You can cover the following --
Janardhan Swamy temple
Godavari River view
Glass Jain Temple
Panchamuki Ganesh Temple
The Sai baba Mandir/temple here attracts thousands of people all over the world. Saibaba was a saint who believed in the oneness of God. "Sabka Maalik Ek" -- was his motto. He preached about Shraddha and Saburi. He is believed to be a Hindu, brought up by a Muslim. He believed equally in both the faiths. He performed many miracles during his life time and had a huge following. He gave up his mortal form in the year 1918.
Today there is a shrine erected in his resting place in Shirdi.
Considered one of the 12 Jyothirlingams of India, this is a beautiful temple which is at least 400 years old. Built by the Peshwas, it houses a sacred Lingam/ form of Lord Shiva. Be prepared to stand in long queues to enter the temple.
There are guides who offer to take you directly into the temple. This is not totally possible. However for a sum of Rs.100/person you can by pass the long queues and go inside the temple but have to join an inner queue. This is still worth it, to save time.
The Shani/saturn Temple in Shanishinganapur is one dedicated to the planet Saturn. There are no priests and no poojas performed here. One can buy some flowers, sesame oil and black sesame and offer it directly inside the temple.
The ill effects of Saturn are believed to cause untold miseries in one's life. To ward off these ill effects people throng this temple and offer sesame oil and seeds to the deity here. It is about 70 kms from Shirdi.
It is interesting to note that the houses in this town have no doors or locks. There are no thieves or robbery. The presiding deity is believed to be the custodian of the town and so people do not lock their houses.
Bhupali 4:15 a.m.
Kakad Aarti 4:30 a.m.
Holy Bath of Shri Saibaba - after Aarti
Darshan Begins 6:00 a.m.
Abhishek & worship 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Satyanarayan Pooja 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Mid-Day Aarti 12:00 noon
Daily Sai Satcharit/Adhyay Reading 4:00 p.m.
Dhuparati - Sunset
Bhajan, Keertan, Vocal Music, etc. - 9:00 p.m.
Shejarati 10:30 p.m.
Offerings of garlands, prasad, or any other article should be done by the devotees after 7:00 a.m. and before Shejarati.
Baba loves lighting lamps so much...so when u go to shirdi, in evening time alady sells lamps which can be got opposite to dwarakamai...
take it inside the mandhir complex...then go to Nanda deep....there u can light lamps..
have a look at
( Above is not a commercial site..its a non profit effort to spread the life and teachings of shirdi saibaba and help sai devotees have a good experience during their shirdi trip. )