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Alternative Shirdi room booking other than Sansthan’s large dormitories

Author: Raviraj Mane
by Raviraj Mane
Posted: May 24, 2016

The Sai Sansthan in Shirdi is always geared to accommodate a minimum 5000 pilgrims daily in its complex. It is well designed to feature even the Sai palkhis and padyatris who come from time to time. But if you are looking for any Shirdi room booking other than the Sansthan’s large facilities then choose hotels that provide a decent stay. You will also get to see fiver other places like Gurusthan, Dixit Wada Museum, Adul wada cottage and Chavadi.

As you hear temple bells

If you have read the Sai Satcharitra, then you can easily imagine what it must be to be living in Shirdi a 100 years ago when Sai Baba lived here. Back then only the Wada was available for small devotees who believed in Sai. Over the years as the faith of many peple have increased in this Holy Fakir, the attraction to the place is overwhelming. People notonly come for darshan at the Wada but also to see other places where Sai put his footprints. But to see all these places you need to stay in a place nearby. Iy will help you to understand the place better. And who knows Sai will come in your vision and bless you. For this a Shirdi room booking is essential.Basic neccessity anda little bit of luxury will be sufficient to transport you in a space of eternal bliss when you hear the temple bells ring at aarti times at different times of the day.

What the Sansthan & private hotels offers

Currntly a new Bhakt Niwas has 542 rooms. The pilgrims can get free bus service to go to the temple. It offers family rooms too for large groups. The same facility is also provided by the private hotels in and around Shirdi. What is nice about the hotels here is that all of them will allow people to stay back for an extra hour or two beyond the check out time. The baggages can also be kept in the reception till last minute shopping is done. The rates of rooms are on per night basis. Some hotels give weekend packages. Each hotel has simle and humbe staff who make a guest feel at home. The hospitality is shaped by the spirtual atmosphere of the place.

While the first place on the itinerary is the temple, later one can visit the Gurusthan, Dixit Wada Museum, Adul wada cottage and Chavadi. When Sai Baba first came to this small town, he spent most of the time at the Gurusthan. You can read about it in the Sai Satchiritra. The neem tree is the place where His guru resided. Baba’s padukas are enshrined there. The statue of Baba was made in 1974 by the grandson of the sculptor of the main Samadhi mandir. The place is worth a visit. The Dixit Wada museum has artifacts that Sai used in His lifetime. This place was opened in 1911 by Kakasaheb Dixit on Ram Navami day. Baba gave permission to build it. Today, one can experience the vibrations in the things Sai used.

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Author: Raviraj Mane

Raviraj Mane


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