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Khandoba Mandir, Shirdi

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Known for its link to Sai Baba, Khandoba Mandir was originally dedicated to a pastoral deity, now worshipped as one of Shiva's avatars. Notice how the fresh floral wreaths cover the mustachioed idol and his two wives. Use our Shirdi travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Khandoba Mandir and other attractions in Shirdi.
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  • The temple is dedicated to Khandoba who is the presiding deity of the city.There are two small shrines within the premises,one having Sai Baba's idol and another possessing the idol of Lord Khandoba's...  more »
  • khandobh mandir is very very famous as saibaba was first named as SAI by Mahalsapathi, peadhan puzari of Khandobha mandir. This mandir is located in the entrance of Shirdi. When baba entered Khandobha...  more »
  • Khandoba Temple is Lord Shiva temple in the form of Lord Khandoba. The idol of Banai Devi and Maasai Devi is established in the temple. Sai Baba was welcomed in this temple . 3 kms far from Sai Baba S...  more »
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  • The Khandoba temple is famous as where the sai baba halted first on his entry in to shirdi. The temple priest Mhalsapati named him as Sai baba ..
  • Its the temple where Baba got his name by Shri Mhalsapati. The atmosphere inside the temple is pleasant. Try getting there on Sundays as its the day of Shri Khandoba. There are many banners displayed inside the temple to tell you the story of Shri Khandoba.
  • A Place where Sai Baba was first time called as "Sai": The environment of this temple is very calm, One can visit there to have some peace. This is the place where Mahalsapati said "Aao Sai" when sai baba visited shirdi. It is located near Water Tank.
  • Spiritual Temple, Mhalsapati was to be here with sai baba.
  • This is Temple where "bhakta mahalsapati" was priest for Lord Shiva. He is the first to recognize Sai Baba when he came to Shiridi after he left shiridi at his young age by calling "Avo Sai" to the temple.

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Where to stay in Shirdi

As a pilgrimage destination, the small town of Shirdi offers affordable accommodations to devotees who register with the Shri Sai Baba reception center, situated near the bus station. Beyond the designated pilgrim lodgings, you can choose from private hotels of all styles and price ranges; due to crowds during peak season from December to February, make reservations in advance. Most of the hotels in this small town put you in a central location, in the area surrounding the main temple.
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