A devotee visiting Shirdi is excited and eager to meet Lord Sai Baba but at the same time, he is worried about good accommodation facility which would fit his wallet with basic amenities. Also an insurity prevails whether he would get good darshan at Samadhi Mandir, Dwarakamai, Chavadi and various other places due to ever increasing crowd at Shirdi. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi do provide accommodation facilities at nominal rates, but procedure to get one is very lengthy. Though we are provided with online darshan of Samadhi Mandir, we have to stand in long queues for getting actual darshan.

Now we dont have to worry about any such queues as we can get online darshan passes and accommodation booked before leaving our homes straight away from our computer screens with launch of Sai Tech Project Online Booking System!

Sai Tech Project Details:

The Rs 22-crore 'Sai Tech Project' was inaugurated on July 15, 2011 by Maharashtra Speaker Dilip Valse Patil and state Agriculture Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, chairman of Shirdi Saibaba Trust Jayant Sasane told reporters.

Devotees of Sai Baba can now book online slots for darshan, reserve rooms and pay donations, thanks to a hi-tech project being developed by Pune-based Cognizant Technology Solutions, chairman of the temple trust said.


Below are few glimpses of the inauguration event:










































How to register?

Please follow below steps:
  • For taking benefit of this online system, first go to online.sai.org.in. (Please note: Try to open the link in Internet Explorer, as other browsers may show this site as malicious). See screenshot below:
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  • If you are first time user, then you will be needed to registration yourself. Go to https://online.sai.org.in/userRegistration.do?parameter=reset. See screenshot below:
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    Following details will be required while registering:
    1. Valid Email Id
    2. Personal details like name, address, mobile no., date of birth, etc
    3. Your photo (Max 250 KB). Valid file formats - JPEG,BMP,PNG,GIF,JPG,TIFF
    4. One of the following Ids and their number:
    - UID
    - Voter ID
    - PAN Card
    - Passport
    - Ration Card
    - Driving License
    - Any other valid identification proof
  • Once you have filled all details,
    - Confirmation Email will be sent on the email ID provided.
    - Confirmation text message will be sent on mobile number provided.
    - Please include recent picture and Photo ID, which will be verified for Darshan and Accommodation in Shirdi.
    After filling up required details, you will be registered to this site with below confirmation.
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    Check you mail from do-not-reply@sai.org.in with subject Registration Details. See image below
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How to avail services?

After registering yourself by clicking on confirmation mail, now you will be needed to sign in to the site by filling your email id and password. The following screen will appear.
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Terms and Conditions for Online Darshan Pass

For Darshan passes the following screen will appear:
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To avail Baba's Darshan at Shirdi after Booking online Darshan Service, a Devotee must:

a. Produce Online Booking Acknowledgement and Photo Identity Proof (submitted at the time of registration) at the internet counter in Shirdi.

b. Collect Darshan Pass from internet counter at PRO between 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM before specified time of Darshan.

c. Please report to verification Gate at the time specified on Acknowledgement.

Appropriate charges will be applicable for online darshan services as per rules and regulations of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi. In addition to that, devotee also needs to pay non-refundable internet reservation charges.

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust reserves the right to cancel Darshan service for Devotee in case of failure of producing necessary documents. It also reserve rights to change/cancel Darshan time slots in case of unavoidable circumstances.

Cancellation and refund policy for Darshan service

Cancellation of Online Darshan services is allowed up to 3 days before reservation date.

As darshan passes are free, a devotee would only have to pay non-refundable internet booking charges of Rs. 10.

Terms and Conditions for Online Accommodation Reservation

For online accommodation reservation, the following screen will appear:
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Devotee has flexibility to check in at any time. Check in time needs to specified when booking accommodation online. Check out time for Devotee is fixed at 11AM.

Devotee can call Help desk (02423-258500) and request for postponement in check in time only once. Devotee needs to use acknowledgement id as reference in such case.

Devotee will be given a grace period of 23hour 30 minutesafter check in time. Reservation for the room will be released after grace period is over. In case Devotee is late to report for check in without informing help desk; room will be allocated to next available devotee in queue.

Sanitation charges and extra charges per person changes according to type of room.

Devotee needs to follow steps as mentioned below when availing service at Shirdi.

a. Report to the specified accommodation center at the specified check in time.

b. Produce acknowledgement and photo identity proof for verification to clerk. Room will not be allocated to Devotee in case he fails to produce the necessary documents.

c. Pay deposit (refundable), to local clerk and collect receipt.

d. Collect refundable deposit at the time of checkout. (Breakage / damage charges, if any, will be deducted from deposit)

Extension of stay may be permitted depending upon room availability for the day.

It is mandatory for Devotees to follow rules and regulations of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi. We reserve right to cancel/modify Devotee bookings in case any non disciplinary behavior is observed.

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust reserves rights to change any of the terms and conditions mentioned above without prior notice.

Terms and Conditions for Online Donation

For online donation, the following screen will appear:
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Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust accepts donation from devotees for various funds. Sansthan uses the donation for day to day administration of the trust to fulfill the requirements of devotee such as accommodation, food, medical services etc. Following are types of donations are available for devotee to donate online.

Charitable/Development donation:

Donations made under Charitable/Development are eligible for income tax deduction u/s 80-G of income Tax Act 1961. Donation made under charitable/development fund is allocated to following funds

a. General Fund: This fund is utilized for Trust corpus fund to provide facilities for devotees.

b. Building Fund: This fund is utilized for construction of Buildings for various purposes of Sansthan as well as devotees.

c. Medical fund: This fund is used for needy patients of Shirdi and surroundings area to get modern and up to date medical facility at affordable rates.

d. Anndan fund: This fund is used for providing meal (Prasad Bhojan) to Sai devotees at concessional rate and free meal to poor and needy people in Shri Sai Prasadalaya at Shirdi.

e. Education fund: This fund is used for development and administration of various educational institutions started by Sansthan to get better and up to date educational facility to rural area students of Shirdi and surrounding areas.

Donation for Religious Activities

Donations made under Religious Activities Fund are not eligible for income tax deduction u/s 80-G of income Tax Act 1961. These donations are allocated to following funds.

a. Abhishek Fund: This fund is utilized for Daily Abhishek Pooja which is done by Sansthan on behalf of Sai Devotees.

b. Naivedya Fund: This fund is utilized for Nitya Naivedya to Shri Saibaba in the temple.

c. Festival fund: This fund is utilized for expenditures during festivals like Ramnavami, Shri gurupormnima and Shri Saibaba Punyatithi.

d. Kothi (Dhoop Deep) fund: This fund is utilized for daily Pooja is performed in Samadhi temple, Dwarakamai, Gurustan and Chavdi.

e. Shri Sai Satyavrat (Satyanarayan) Fund: This fund is utilized for daily Shri Sai Satyavrat Pooja arranged by Sansthan. Pooja material is supplied by Sansthan.

Devotee will get the acknowledgement for donated amount. Within 90 days devotee will get a receipt from Sansthan upon realization of donated funds.

Free Prasad Bhojan Scheme

For Free Prasad Bhojan Scheme, the following screen will appear:
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Internet reservation charges for availing online Services

After reservation of online service/s except donation, devotee will be charged service charge of Rs. 10.00 (Non Refundable)

Devotee Obligations

General Obligations: ou shall access our web site only for lawful purposes and you shall be responsible for complying with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations in connection with the use of our web site. This Website is for your personal and non-commercial use. You shall not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Website. You shall not create a hypertext link to the Website or "frame" the Website, except with the express advance written permission of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust.

Devotees Must Keep Their Passwords Private: Devotees are required to keep their account passwords confidential not share this information with others. Security of Devotee accounts will not be responsibility of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust in case password is not kept confidential by Devotee.

Corrections /Updating Personal Information: Devotees must provide accurate and correct contact information (name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number etc). All the further communication from Sansthan to Devotees will be on the address provided. In case of incorrect information provided by Devotee, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust will not be responsible for any failure of communication.

Use of the Online Services: You may only use this service to make legitimate bookings/reservations i.e., you may not use this service to book services for the purpose of commercial resale and profit. Without limitation, any speculative, false or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited.

Customer Responsibility: You confirm that you are the authorized holder of the credit card or the original account holder used in the transactions you make using the site and you alone use the "id" and "password" you have created in the site. Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust will not be responsible for any financial loss, inconvenience or mental agony resulting from misuse of your ID/password/credit card number/account details number for booking services on this site.

For further more terms and conditions, please visit https://online.sai.org.in/termsAndConditions.do?parameter=reset


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4 Responses:

  1. Thanks for comprehensive details

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  2. Hello Sir,

    I wish to add few lines here. I availed accomodation in Dwaravati guest house and will like to point out few things:

    1. Strict check in time is a waste as the devotees may be late due to train or bus. While booking the charges are deducted then organisation must keep the booking instead of cancelling it. In my case it was really tough to postpone the booking as the number was not reachable from my phone and when I made my friend to call on my behalf he told actually no one takes the call when it is transferred to the respective guest house.

    Please note online booking is only made when the charge is deducted from account then why do you need to postpone it in case train or bus is delayed?

    2. The rooms must be reasonably cleaned regularly, bed sheets must be changed regularly with clean bed sheets once a devotee leaves the room.

    I will appreciate the fact that 'The rooms are decent, guest house ambience is good'. The complain is rooms are not adequately cleaned and bed sheets are in such a condition that one can't sleep on them.

    Hope you will ensure changes on this. And will like to tell otherwise it was excellant.

    Regards,

    Ravindra

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  3. I fully agree on Point No.1
    The call centre numbers mentioned are always ring but now one pickup the call. The mail sent to support, has a response only after the scheduled visit advising to call the call centre only.

    Also if Online can provide additional services like satyanaran puja etc., it is highly appreciated

    Regards
    Satya Saibaba

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  4. I also agree on phone related point.
    No one picks the phone and if they picked then they transfer the call to some other person but no body clears your query.

    Regards,
    Jai Sai Ram

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