Though Shirdi is located in the district of Ahmednagar, this pilgrimage place is nearer to the district's place of Nashik.
The abode of the great saint of the 20th century, Sai Baba, who lived in Shirdi for more than 50 years of his life, has made this small village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra a big pilgrimage site for the devotees of the saint from all around the world. The story of Sai Baba entering this small village is unique enough, the way his miracles were. He came to Shirdi along with a marriage party and then stayed back. He was denied entry into a temple by a priest taking him to be a Muslim from his dress. So throughout his life, the saint stayed in the Mosque of Shirdi but was a regular visitor of a few of the
Shirdi temple. No one ever came to know what his religion was. He believed in God and asked people to keep faith in the almighty.