Festivals Of Shirdi...

Ramnavami (March/April), Guru Purnima (July) and Vijayadashami (September) are the three main festivals in Shirdi which are of two to four days each. These festivals are celebrated with great passion, verve and heartfulness. Thousands devotees flock to bathe in the grace which seems to flow especially freely at such time. There are programs of puja, music (bhajan), parayana (reading of scriptures and devotional texts) and lively processions with the palanquin and the Rath (cart). The Samadhi Mandir remains open all night during one of these days with Dwarkamai being open the previous night and there are all night bhajan and qawali sessions at various locations in the village.