Shirdi: A Tourist Place or a Pilgrimage – A Devotee’s Standpoint

Now the air connectivity has created Shirdi even more accessible to the morbidly spiritual Indians residing in India and abroad. Its locational edge (not far from Bombay and Poona) has included to its reputation.

Yours really experienced been to this put a quantity of instances and witnessed its exponential development as a tourist put. I’ve hardly ever believed in any god, baba (non secular guru) or Darvesh (Muslim religious mendicant) in my whole existence. I just visited Shirdi and also Tirupati and Vaishno Devi to see how spiritual areas degenerate into professional hubs and centres of corruption.

If any netizen has ever frequented Calcutta’s (no Kolkata for me) Kalighat, temples of Varanasi, Jagannath temple of Puri, Kamakshya in higher Assam, amid other people, s/he will fall in with me in conditions of the despotic religiosity which is common in these spots and how pandas loot you by nailing the fear of not known into your ever-frightened psyche.

Now the exact can be found and experienced at Shirdi. On Thursday (acknowledged as Shirdi ke Sai baba ka din!) at Shirdi, the queue of devotees appears to be to attain Ahmednagar, which is 82 km away from Shirdi!! No exaggeration, any individual with a semblance of faith in divine powers and Shirdi ke Sai babawill be flummoxed by the interminable duration of the queue. If you are a VIP (these days even VVIP society has emerged from nowhere!), you get to see and contact Sai baba’s feet. Other individuals have to wait for darshan for hrs.

Shirdi has no aura of divinity for the reason that commercialization robs a spiritual place’s beneficial vibes (if there’re any!). A person feels as if he/she is in a rapid acquiring city, nay concrete jungle, with a falsely perceived divinity in and close to the area. The land sharks are snatching the lands of very poor peasants just like Gurgaon was usurped by developers and promoters.

Quite a few swish restaurants have arrive up. The recognition of the location has provided birth to resorts and other matters of worldly leisure. Divinity has been set on the again burner. Individuals who visited the place about twenty five a long time ago and when they stop by it now, they experience that the pristine spiritual connectivity is unfortunately lacking.

However, the insecure and utterly frustrated men and women go there in throngs and assume that all will be excellent in their life because of Sai baba’s infallible blessings. Plan your Shirdi darshan and if you come across my reading through to be wrong, I am completely ready to get my terms again.

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