A pilgrimage to Shirdi and Nashik

V Ramasamy

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My  wish to visit to Shirdi was fulfilled on 27th Oct 2018. The train from Delhi reached Manmad station at about 5.30 AM. Reached Shirdi at 7.00 AM. Booked our accommodation at Sai Ashram managed by Sai Trust. The accommodation was neat and clean. Inside the Ashram lot of facilities provided to devotees by Sai Trust like subsidised food, free dharshan tickets and free distribution of prasad almost throughout the day. Separate queues for Senior citizens and for those booked through online.  It is the most organized temple I have ever seen.

Sai Baba of Shirdi,  was an spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint, a fakir, a satguru and an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is revered by both his Hindu  and  Muslim devotees during, as well as after his lifetime. 

According to accounts from his life, he preached the importance of realization of the self

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