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The birth and the early life of Shri Saibaba are not much known. From the year 1858, Baba lived in the village of Shirdi in the state of Maharashtra for over sixty years. Baba came to Shirdi in 1858 accompanying a wedding procession as guest of honor. He was greeted my Mahalsapathi "Ya - Sai" (Welcome Sai). Baba accepted that name to be eternally his and spent his early days at Shirdi, under a neem tree and later lived in the Masjid, which he named as Dwarkamai or Mother Dwarka (Dwarka is the holy city associated with Lord Krishna).

Saibaba was the common man's God. He lived with them; he slept and ate with them. He had no pretensions of any kind. Baba used to feed the fakirs and devotees and even cook for them. The food that Baba made seemed to grow in abundance and there was always enough for everyone. At the touch of a Sat-Purusha, a truly holy man, the Goddess Annapoorna's provider of all grain and food unlocks the storehouse of unlimited resources. Saibaba, in the company of devotees and fakirs, used to dance and sing in divine bliss, with small tinklets tied around his ankles. Songs he song were mostly in Persian or Arabic or sometimes some popular songs of Kabir, another Saint and poet who is well known in the Indian sub-continent.

The 15th October 1918 was a sorrowful day for the little village of Shirdi, for in the heavy hours of the noon, the beloved master suddenly breathed his last. 

Quietly and unobtrusively, Baba gave up his body and let his head fall gently on the shoulders of a near disciple. Though Saibaba might have left his mortal coil, he still is alive for his devotees. He is a Living God. Even today, though he has left his gross body, we feel his presence and obtain his grace and protection every day.

On the trip, you will visit the temple of Sai Baba located on Lodhi Road in Central Delhi.

Although, there are many Shirdi Sai Baba temples in the city, the one on Lodhi Road is the oldest and also the most visited.