Trip to Shirdi From Bangalore

This package takes you to famous Mahaganapathi temple (Ashtavinayak temple) and then to the Shirdi (Sai baba’s darshan), Renuka matha (Glass temple) and Shani shingnapur (Shani temple). All the temples are very famous and attracts a lot of pilgrims throughout the year.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Cab

  • Sthalapuranam

Itinerary Temples

  • Shree MahaGanapathy Temple
  • Shirdi VIP Samadhi mandir
  • Gurusthan
  • Baba's Chavadi
  • Dwarkamai Masjid
  • Kakad Aarti
  • Renuka Matha Temple
  • Shani Maharaj Temple.

Full Itinerary

Shree Mahaganapati Temple
  • The Shree Mahaganapati temple at Ranjangaon is located in Shirur taluka and it is the eight temple visited by devotees who set out on the Ashtavinayak Yatra.
  • The form of the temple’s idol, namely Mahaganapati, is considered to be so powerful .
  • The idol of these lord Ganesh is also named as 'Mahotkat', and it is said that the idol has 10 trunks and 20 hands.
  • The temple was created in such a way that when the sun sets off on its journey from north to south, the sun’s rays would fall directly on the temple deity’s idol.Besides the main idol at the upper level, it is said that there is another idol below.
  • The idol which is visible at the upper level to devotees has a very broad forehead with the visage facing the east and is seated in a cross-legged posture. Ridhi & Sidhi are standing on either side of the idol.
  • A well is Located near the temple, which is said never to dry up but is always containing water all 12 months of the year.
  • There is a special 6 day festival in the month of Bhadrapad, during which Mahabhog is offered to the temple deity on the fifth day. During this festival, the temple deity is also taken around the area in a flower be-decked palkhi (palanquin).

VIP Samadhi Mandhir
  • The Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi is also known as Sai Mandir or Samadhi mandir.
  • The Samadhi Temple, which is actually Sai Baba’s shrine.
  • The Sai Baba temple complex has four gates and the queues for darshan into the Samadhi temple begins only at gates 2 & 3.The Samadhi Temple, which is actually Sai Baba’s shrine.
  • Thursdays are considered very auspicious among devotees for a visit to the temple as it is considered Sai Baba’s holy day.
  • At Shirdi, the day starts very early with the daily morning aarti which is held every day at 5:30 am followed the ‘holy bath’ of Sai Baba.
  • The three main festivals are celebrated in Shirdi. They are Ramnavami (March/April), Guru Purnima (July),and Vijayadashami (September).
  • The Samadhi Mandir remains open all night during one of these days

  • Gurusthan means “place of the Guru”.
  • It is both where Baba spent most of his time when he first came to Shirdi, and also where, according to Baba, the tomb of his own Guru is located by the neem tree.
  • Gurusthan is therefore one of the most important places in Shirdi.
  • There is a small shrine in Gurusthan. On a elevated platform of this shrine a big portrait of Lord Sai Baba is placed. On the side is a marble statue of Baba. In front of the portrait is a Shivling and the Nandi.
  • Photos of twelve Jyotirlingas are also kept in the temple.
  • From underneath the NEEM tree there is an underground tunnel or passage leading to the place of Dwarkamai.

Baba’s Chavadi
  • Baba’s Chavadi is the place where Sai Baba used to sleep here every alternate day.
  • Chavadi is also very significant to Sai devotees as it played a major role in the inception of formal worship of Baba.
  • Once Baba started sleeping at Chavadi, the custom arose of offering regular arati to him on his arrival from the mosque.
  • The Chavadi is divided into two parts. One part of the Chavadi has a large portrait of Baba along with a wooden bed and a white chair belonging to him. There is a cottage of Abdul Baba, an ardent devotee of Shri Sai Baba, in front of the Chavadi.
  • This mandir was visited by Baba for the sat-sang with Devidas, a Balyogi, who lived at the Mandir ten to twelve years before Baba arrived.
  • Every Thursday the Palakhi from DwarkaMai arrives here.
  • Baba's Photograph, his Paduka (slippers), and Satka are kept in the Palakhi.

Dwarakamai Masjid
  • Dwarkamai is situated on the right side of the entrance of Samadhi Mandir.
  • Here Sai Baba solved problems of the people, cured their sickness and worries
  • The first level of Dwarkamai has a portrait of Baba and a big stone on which Baba used to sit. This level has two rooms. One contains the chariot and the second a palkhi.
  • The second level of Dwarkamai has a square stool made of stone,which Baba used for taking a bath.
  • The main attraction of this place is the oil painting of Shri Sai Baba sitting in a carved wooden shrine.
  • In Dwarkamai ,the dhuni's (ashes) are burning since Sai Baba's time.Sai Baba distributing the holy 'Udi' - the panacea for all troubles - to his bhaktas.
  • 'Udi' is the ash that drops from the holy fire kindled by baba a hundred years ago.
  • Even now the sick and the unhappy are healed if they take this divine medicine with faith.

Kakad Aarti
  • Kakad Aarti is the early morning aarti which takes place in the Sai Mandir.
  • The routine of the temple starts at 5 o'clock in the morning with Bhoopali, a morning song.
  • Kakad Aarti is the early Morning Aarti from 5Am to 5.45Am.
  • It is Done with kindled cloth wicks,dipped in Ghee wrapped round wooden sticks.

Renuga Matha temple
  • Renuka mata is mother of lord parshuram, (sixth avatar of lord vishnu)there is a beautiful renuka mata temple near shani shingnapur shani temple.
  • There is a Peepal tree in entrance of renuka mata temple. peepel and vat/banyan tree are often found in indian temples and worshipped.
  • Renuka mata temple is also known as glass temple because the walls and pillars are decorated with glass.
  • This is the only temple of this kind in world.
  • Renuka mata idol is a swayambhu idol (self-manifested).After praying to renuka mata, look at left side and there are steps leading down.
  • There is one more idol at the ground floor.The energy in this space is more intense.

Shani Maharaj Temple
  • Shani Shingnapur is known for its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god associated with the planet (graha) Saturn.
  • Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames.The bank has doors,but they will always remain open.
  • The temple is believed to be a "jagrut devasthan" (lit. "alive temple"), meaning that a deity still resides in the temple icon.
  • Villagers believe that god Shani punishes anyone attempting theft.
  • The deity here is "Swayambhu" that is self emerged from earth in form of black, imposing stone.
  • Lord Shani said there is no need for a roof as the whole sky is his roof and he preferred to be under open sky.
  • The place is busiest on Saturdays.Shani Trayodasi is considered to be a favorite day for the lord. Similarly Saturday falling on 'Amavasya' is considered to be a favourite day for the Lord Shanaishwara and on that days devotees seeking his blessings throng this temple in thousands.
  • Generally, the temple has 30–45,000 visitors a day, which swells to around three lakh (i.e. three hundred thousand) on amavasya (the no moon day), believed to be the most auspicious day to appease Shani.
  • Breakfast for 2 persons.
  • Transportation in AC Etios/Dzire cabs.
  • Hotel accommodation based on type of package (standard/deluxe/premium) chosen. The price mentioned in this package is for family of two members sharing a single room. For extra person, please place a separate request with us.
  • Room type is Standard A/C Room in 2 star hotel.
  • Toll charges and driver's allowance.
  • Upon booking confirmation, the sthalapuranam of temples mentioned in the itinerary will be sent through email.
  • No extra charges for one child below the age of five.
  • Package does not include lunch and dinner.
  • The pickup and drop point information will be provided to the customer before booking. It is customer's responsibility to reach the pickup point of the trip at specified time. On request basis, GoSthala will arrange pickup from customers place of choice at any applicable nominal charges.
  • All other expenses (temple entry ticket charges, parking charges, etc.) that are not specified in the package inclusions.
  • Any loss/expenses incurred by unforeseen circumstances e.g. flight delays/cancellations, road blockages, vehicle breakdown, strikes, etc.
  • Expense of personal nature such as laundry, etc.
  • Any applicable service tax charges.
  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal).
  • The package price is indicative and based on seasonal demands the price is subject to change and will be informed prior booking.
  • The package does not include guide services where not mentioned. Guide services can be availed from us at an additional cost.
  • Payment method as follows: 25% payment on confirmation; 50% payment before starting the trip; Balance payment before end of the trip.
  • 15% of package cost will be charged as penalty on canceling, 31 or more days before departure.
  • 35% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 22 to 30 days before departure.
  • 50% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 15 to 21 days before departure.
  • 100% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancelling, 15 days before departure.
Standard Package
2D & 1N
(Per 2 persons sharing a single room) Add people.choose hotel etc.,

Temple Photos