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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai Address: 56, Alamelumangapuram Road, Mylapore, Saradapuram, Mandaveli, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600004, India

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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai Timings

Day Timing
Monday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Chennai is a melting pot of fulfilling experiences. Splendid religious sites, exciting historical monuments and marvellous beaches make up most of the city’s key landmarks. Travellers visit the city to experience its pulse and rich heritage.

Glorious temples of the city represent the cultural and religious beliefs of the past. One of the religious attractions is Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Mylapore. The revered temple has been built to honour the revered saint, Sai Baba.

A calm spiritual destination frequented by Hindu pilgrims is more popular as the Shirdi of South and serves as the headquarters of the All India Sai Baba Samaj. Narsimha Swamiji built the temple and set up the All India Sai Samaj with the motive of spreading the teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba who believed in the religion of love and inspired both the Muslims and Hindus to live in harmony.

History of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai

Maintained by the All India Sai Baba Samaj, the temple was founded by Sri Narasimha Swamy in 1952. He built the temple with the assistance of a wealthy merchant. Narsimha Swamy was an ardent devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba who initially worshipped a small picture of the great saint under a tamarind tree.

Narsimha Swamiji founded the All India Sai Samaj in 1940 and travelled throughout the country to spread the teachings of the great saint Shridi Sai Baba. A revered spiritual leader, Shirdi Sai Baba motivated people to read holy books and lead an ordinary life.

Legends state that Sai Baba was an incarnation of Lord Shiva or Lord Dattatreya. He was considered as a great saint by both the Hindus and the Muslims. Narasimha Swamiji started worshipping Shirdi Sai Baba in a house in Nanjunda Rao Colony in Mylapore. With the support of his friend J.D. Pannalal he then constructed the present day temple.

Narsimha Swamiji, a lawyer by profession from Salem and a fervent follower of Shirdi Sai Baba spread the messages of the great saint by moving to different places of the country and also writing different books. He also wrote the magazine named Sai Sudha in June 1940.

It was in 1987 another ardent follower of Sai Baba; Muthu Venkataraman installed the marble idol of Shirdi Sai Baba in the seventy year old temple. Two beautiful gopurams, one with a height of 37 feet above the Garbagriha and the other 23 feet high above the new hall supplements the beauty of the sacred complex.

Architecture of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai

Pilgrims would be captivated witnessing the amazing idol of Lord Shridi Sai Baba sitting on a silver throne in the sanctum sanctorum. The golden arch above the idol adds charm to the shrine. There is a huge picture of Shirdi Sai Baba hanging just above the Garba griha.

Other noteworthy shrines include that of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. It also houses the tomb of Narsimha Swamiji.

An interesting feature of the sacred complex is that it still accommodates the light lit by Shirdi Sai Baba himself. It is worshipped by the devotees and pilgrims by doing Agni Pooja. There is a large hall where people can sit and do meditation.

Events at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai

The sacred shrine is open to people of all faiths and religion. Holy book of Quran is read every week on Thursday at 4:30 PM. Bhajans and Annadhanam pulls in a huge crowd which is also held every Thursday.

Navratri is celebrated every year. Special celebrations are held on Baba’s birthday and birth Anniversary of Sri Narsimha Swamiji is held on August 21 annually. Guru Purnima is another great festival held annually.

Entry Fees and Timings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai

Temple is open from 5:00 AM in the morning till 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM in the evening till 9:00 PM at night. Temple has fixed timings for reading Islamic text Quran and the book of Christianity, the Holy Bible. There is no entry fees to visit the temple.

Nearby Attractions

Tourists can easily reach other key attractions nearby including Kapaleeswarar Temple, Ramakrishna Math, Marina Beach, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Madhya Kailash Temple and ISKCON Temple.

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How to reach Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai

Chennai is well linked with the prominent cities of the world and several cities of the country through a series of flights that operate from the Chennai International Airport. While the international flights take off from the Anna Terminal, domestic flights operate from the Kamaraj Terminal.

Trains connecting Chennai to other parts of the state run from Chennai Egmore station and trains running from Chennai to other parts of the country can be boarded from Chennai Central station. Buses from Chennai to other cities can be boarded from CMBT (Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal).

Travellers find electric train and local buses as a cost effective way of commuting. Numerous fast trains connect Chennai to other parts of the country that run from Central Railway station. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is located in the Venkatesa Agraharam Street in Mylapore. It is a ten minutes walk from Mundaka Kanni Amman Koil railway station stop.

FAQ’s and General Information about Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Chennai

Why to visit Shirdi Sai Baba Temple?

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Chennai should be visited to explore its sublime serenity and seeking the blessings of the revered saint Sai Baba.

When to visit Shirdi Sai Baba Temple?

It can be visited any time during the year. Tourists make a visit to Chennai mostly during the months of November to February in order to avoid the scorching heat of the city.

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