SHOPPING IN SHIRDI
We have given below important Tips for Sai Devotees while Shopping of Saibaba Prasad Cloths / Flowers, Garlands, Coconut, Rose Water, Saibaba Articles / Prasad / Laddu Prasad / Books, Calendar and Dairy / CD’s.
We advice Sai Devotees to purchase from the Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan operated counters only and not from the nearby shops to avoid being cheated or overcharged.
Sale of Prasad Cloths:
The Prasad Cloths are sold in a room present adjacent to the Railway Booking Counter. Here the Shesh Vastras that are put on Saibaba Idol and Samadhi, Gold and Silver Coins with Saibaba’s picture engraved on it are sold at a very nominal price. This room is located near Gate No.2 adjacent to the Donation Counter and Railway Reservation Counter.
Purchase of Flowers / Garlands / Coconut / Rose Water / Saibaba Articles
Be cautious about the prices while taking the Flowers, Garlands, Coconut, Rose Water, Saibaba Idols and other articles etc., (as a package) from the nearby shops. You may avoid being overcharged by them.
Sai Devotees are advised to take the Prasad only from the Prasad Counters run by Shri Sainath Employees Credit Co Operative Society. The Prasad Counters are present in the following places.
1. Behind 5 Samadhis 2. Outside Gate No.2 3. Between 3 Temples and SBI ATM.
Laddu Counter is situated opposite to Gate No.1 in the backside of Old Prasadalaya Building. Laddu is sold from Morning 6 AM to Night 10 PM. The cost of each Laddu Packet is Rs.10/- only.
Book Stall / Calendar / Dairy Sale Counters:
A Book Stall is present opposite to Parayana Hall next to Railway Reservation Counter and another Book Stall is present next to Satyanarayana Pooja Hall. In addition to this Saibaba Dairy, Calendar Sale Counter is present opposite to Donation Counter situated next to the Electric Generator Room.
The timings of Book Stall are as below:
Morning: 6 AM to 1:30 PM
Afternoon: 2:15 PM to 9:30 PM.
We advise Sai Devotees to buy Books / Cassettes / CD’s / Original Pictures of Saibaba / Calendar / Dairy, only from the Saibaba Sansthan operated Book Stall as these are authenticated and approved by Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan.