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. Plan your Khandoba Mandir visit and explore what else you can see and do in Shirdi using our Shirdi day trip tool .
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  • This is place where Baba first landed in Shirdi with a barat procession and the priest of Khandoba temple addressed him by saying "Aao Sai" after which Baba got his name of Sai Baba. Khandoba is the p...  more »
  • The local people here say that before visiting baba samadhi mandir , one should visit khandoba mandir to take blessings as baba when visited shirdi for the first time visited this temple and stayed he...  more »
  • Khandoba Mandir is at walkable distance from the Samadhi Mandir. It is one of the places where Baba showed up when he arrived in Shirdi and Mhalsapati ji, the then then priest of Khandoba Mandir gave ...  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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