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Shirdi, a pilgrimage site in Ahmadnagar district of Maharashtra, is alive with faith and religious fervor. It is believed to have been the home of a popular saint, Shirdi Sai Baba. Baba is said to have visited the town (then a village) when he was around sixteen years old and stayed there till he was eighty.

It is believed that people of different faiths would come to hear Baba’s discourses on love, patience, compassion and religious tolerance as well as to witness the miracles. Shirdi is among the most popular religious destination in the country. It is visited by hundreds of devotees every year, who come to pay respects to Sai Baba from different parts of the country.

The ambience is set with a palki procession being taken through the streets of Shirdi every Thursday. A photo of Sai Baba, his slippers and stick are placed in the palki and carried on the shoulders by the priests.

A variety of stay options are available at Shirdi. A traveller may choose to stay in a hotel, dharmshala, lodge or a guest house.

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