Sai Museum in Shirdi is a rich repository of all things associated with Shri Saibaba. Kept under the maintenance of Saibaba Sansthan of Shirdi, the Museum has some of the most intimate and personal belongings of the Spiritual Guru Saibaba. Devotees from across the world visit this Museum that is a part of Dwarkamai.
The Sai Museum has carefully kept many of the things that were close to
this charismatic Guru. It has Saibaba's padukas or footwear, which are
revered by the Sai devotees. The place also has some of the coins that
Saibaba gave to Malsapati, the priest of Khandoba. The museum preserves
the two utensils that were used to feed people in hordes. In these
utensils one was small and other big. The smaller one was used to
provide food for 50 people while the big one was used to serve a group
of 100 people.
The museum also has a Grinding Mill that was used by Saibaba. This
grinding mill has its own significance and is symbolic of the
deep-seated philosophy of Saibaba. The Grinding Mill posits the concept
of Dharma and Bhakti that must come together for the ultimate salvation.
The upper stone symbolized Bhakti and the lower one was representative
of Dharma. Deciphering the true essence of life the mill showed that
with the faith on Dharma and Bhakti, mankind could achieve the state of
Articles that were personally used by Saibaba are kept in Samadhi
temple. Devotees can witness these articles when in the Samadhi temple.
The Sai museum also has the chair that was used by Saibaba regularly.
You can also have a look at the cot on which Saibaba's last bathing took
place after his demise. There is this earthenware, which was used by
Saibaba while begging. The pot in which Saibaba stored water is still
here and full with water even today. There is the original chimta
carefully preserved in here that Saibaba used while singing. The museum
also has fondly preserved the chillams that Saibaba used t