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  Holy Places in Shirdi  
     
 
SAIB ABA'S SAMADHIMANDIR : Baba's Sacred Body has been laid to eternal rest (Samadhi) here. The edifice of this main Mandir (Temple) was constructed with Baba's blessings, by Shri Gopalrao Butti of Nagpur, an ardent devotee of Baba. it is therefore also known as "Butti Wada". Baba's beautiful lifesize idol is installed near His Samadhi in this shrine. AH rituals, comprising Pooja, Abhishek and daily four Aaratis, are performed here.
 
 
 
DWARKAMAI (MASJID) : This was Baba's abode (located within Samadhi Mandir Complex) continuously for sixty years till He took Samadhi. Baba blessed innumeranble devotees here. The Sheela (Stone), on which Baba used to sit, is located in Dwarkamai. The sacred Fire (Dhuni) lit by Baba is also eternally burining here. Baba used to give Sacred Udi (Ash) from this Dhuni to His devotees to fulfil their wishes. Even now, Udi distributed to devotees is from this Dhuni. Baba used to cook food here and distribute it among His devotees.
 
CHAVADI : Chavadi is located nearby, on the eastern side of Samadhi Mandir Complex. On every alternate day, Baba used to proceed in Procession from Dwarkamai to Chavadi at night and sleep there. Even now, on every Thursday Baba's Photo, Holy Padukas (Foot-wear) and Sataka(Baton) are taken in palaquin procession to the Chavadi, between 9.15 p.m to 10.00 p.m.
 
 
 
GURUSTHAN : Baba was first spotted (within Samadhi Mandir Complex) when He was a lad of ssixteen. Baba used to refer to this spot as His Guru's (Mentor's) location. The famous Margosa (Neem) tree, refered to in Shree Sai Satcharitra stands here. It is he experience of devotee that if they burn incense here on Thursday and Fridays, their ailments get cured.
 
LENDI BAUG : Baba used to go for a stroll to this Baug (Garden), which is located within Samadhi Mandir Complex. Nanda Deep (Sacred Oil Lamp) is kept continuously lit near the Pipal tree planted by Baba Himself in this Garden. A small Datta Mandir is also situated in this Garden. Baba's beloved horse Shyamkarna (Shyamsunder) was laid to eternal rest here. There is also a well, called "Baba's Shivadi" in this garden.
 
 
 
MUSEUM HALL : valuable things used by Baba during his time are drinking vessel (Tumbrel), Baba's Paduka (footprints), Baba's Satka, Grinder, Gramophones, Bowl of Hukka, Horse bridle-habiliments, the Kaphani and Sandals worm by Shri Sai Baba and the original photographs of Lord Sai. All these valuable things are kept in the museum Hall for sai devotees.
 
KHANDOBA MANDIR : This Temple is located near Shree Saibaba Hospital on Nagar-Manmad Road. When the marriage party of Chand Patil's wife's nephew came to Shirdi, they had taken shelter under the banyan tree located near this temple. When Shree Saibaba, Who had accompanied this marriage party, alighted with others in the open ground of this temple, the Pujari (Priest) of the temple welcomed this Young Ascetic with the words "Aao Sai* ("Come Sai")