As the religious places will be opened for the devotees from October 7 in Maharashtra to mark the beginning of Ashvin month and Navratri celebrations the world-famous Shirdi Sai Temple is all set to welcome devotees.
Devotees will be able to have darshan of Sai Baba on the first day of Navratri. According to the information given by the Sai Baba Temple Trust, from October 7, devotees will get direct entry into the Sai temple with certain rules and regulations.
According to the new decision, 15,000 devotees will get admission daily. From October 7, the temple administration will provide the facility of 5,000 paid passes, 5,000 online and 5,000 offline passes for the devotees. Here 1,150 devotees will be able to enter the Sai temple every hour.
At the same time, only 90 devotees will be given entry for every aarti. It will be mandatory for the devotees to wear masks. Sai temple darshan, arrangements for stays, Bhojanalaya, online-offline system, and daily programs of the temple will continue. Pregnant women, children below 10 years of age, and people above 65 years are not allowed to enter the temple for their safety.
The Sai Baba temple in Shirdi was closed on March 17, 2020, and then after being closed for about nine months, on November 16, 2020, it was reopened for devotees. After that, 6,000 devotees used to have darshan daily throughout the day and later this number reached about 14,000 to 20,000. Sai temple was closed again on April 5 after second wave.