Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple or Shirdi of South India is located in Akkaraipatti village, Near Samayapuram, Mannachanallur, Trichy, Tamilnadu State. Sprawling over an area of 35000 sq. ft, Akkaraipatti Sai Baba Temple is one of the largest temples for Shirdi Sai Baba in South India. On 20-01-2020 (Monday) and was graced by the presence of numerous spiritual leaders and visitors from different parts of Tamil Nadu.
Akkaraipatti Sai Baba Temple, which covers an area of 35,000 square feet, is one of the largest Shirdi Sai Baba temples in southern India. On 20-01-2020 Kumbabishekam was held with the presence of spiritual leaders and visitors from different parts of Tamil Nadu. Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Temple was planned, designed and built by Sree Sai Karpagaviruksha Trust with Chairman of NTC Group of Companies K Chandramohan as Managing Director. It is spiritually uplifting to note that Shirdi Sai Baba appeared in K Chandramohan’s dreams and advised him to build a temple for him in Akkaraipatti.
Tiruchirappalli or Trichy stands as a major hub of pilgrims and tourists in Tamil Nadu. The spectacular Rock Fort Temple, Thayumanaswamy Temple with 100-pillar, Jambukeshwarar Temple (Panchabootha), Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple one of the largest temples in India.
Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Darshan Timings 7.00 am to 9.00 pm:
Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple Daily Pooja:
7.30 am – Abishekam
8.30 am – Neivedhyam
11.30 am – Ashtothram
12.00 Noon – Neivedhyam
12.30 pm – Annadhaanam
6.20 pm – Neivedhyam
7.00 pm – Neivedhyam (milk & sweet)
7.30 pm – Closing Time
Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Everyday Alankaram:
Every morning after Abishekham – Raja Alankaram
Every evening – Special Alankaram
Every night – Sanyasi Alankaram
Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Aarthi Timings:
Kakad Aarthi – 6.30 am
Madhyana Aarthi – 12.00 Noon
Dhoop Aarthi – 6.05 pm
Shej Aarthi – 7.00 pm
Akkaraipatti Baba Temple Thursday Aarthi:
Kakad Aarthi – 6.30 am
Madhyana Aarthi – 12:30 pm
Dhoop Aarthi – 6:05 pm
Shej Aarthi – 8:00 pm
Akkaraipatti Baba Temple Sevas & Poojas:
Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Abhishekam – 7.30 AM
Nithya Annadhanam -12.30 PM (Thursday – 1:00 PM)
Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Parayan – Every Thursday @ 3.00 pm
Sri Dhanaakarshana Pooja – Every Thursday @ 4.00 pm
Sri Ganesh Special Abhishekam at 5.00 pm during auspicious Sankatahara Chathurthi thithi
Sri Sathyanarayana Pooja at 3.00 pm every Pournami
Akkaraipatti Saibaba Mandir Architectural:
Construction of Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple began in late 2015 and was completed in late 2019. It is built as a three-story structure with its basement extending up to 12,000 square feet. The basement of the shrine houses a 5-feet-tall Shiva Linga and is primarily used for yoga and meditation practices. The ground floor is so spacious that it covers 13,500 square feet and houses a magnanimous idol of the Sai Baba made up of 2 tons of marble. The first floor of the shrine has an area of 6,500 square feet from where worshipers can view the pujas and religious events that take place on the ground floor.
The temple complex has four secondary shrines of Lord Ganesha and other deities and the walls of the temple are adorned with murals of the deities. A variety of frescoes showing the manifestation of Sai Baba are painted on the false ceiling of the temple, which is simply impressive. The entire temple complex bears nothing less than architectural splendor adorned with traditional ornamental works. The exterior domes accented with gold leaf catch the eye of all onlookers. The 20 chhatris that surround the main temple complex add elegance to this architectural wonder. Another strong point, to help the elderly, two ramps are placed on the ground floor of the temple.
Akkaraipatti Saibaba Mandir Dwarakamayee:
Dwarakamayee in Shirdi was the unadorned structure that was really the home of “God on earth”.
Sai Baba lived in a dilapidated mosque which He called Dwarakamayee. He lived here for about 60 years during which innumerable devotees got His Darshan and blessings from this holy place. Baba has said that merely stepping into Dwarakamayee will confer blessings. The Dwarakamayee at Akkaraipatti was constructed in the year 2014 with traditional pomp and gaiety.
The Nimbar or the niche is a standard feature in all mosques, and usually faces the direction of Holy Mecca. Shirdi Baba used to light lamps near the Nimbar in Dwarakamayee. Garlands decorate the Nimbar. Sri Sai Satcharitra narrates that this is the very divine spot where Shirdi Baba used to have his midday meal with his back resting on the Nimbar. Baba would also sleep with his head pointing to the Nimbar. Baba would occasionally perform Namaz [Moslem prayers] near the Nimbar.
The Dhuni (perpetually burning sacred fire) is one of the most divine features of Dwarakamayee.
Dhuni or the sacred fire is as integral to Dhwarakamayee as it is to Baba worship. Baba built this sacred fire and it is perpetually burning since his Avatar days albeit enclosed behind a wire cage.
Dhuni is important in several traditions including Zoroastrianism, Sufism and Hinduism. Baba would always have a Dhuni by his side wherever he went be it the mosque or the forest or the neem tree. Here in Akkaraipatti, the Dhuni gives warmth, light and shows the directions to many Shirdi Baba devotees who throng the Dhwarakamayee.
Akkaraipatti Baba Temple Festivals:
- January 1st – Ekadhina Laksharchina
- Sri Rama Navami – Every Panguni Navami
- Every 21st April – Gurusthan Vigraha Prasthita Day
- Sri Guru Poornima Vyasa Pooja – Every Aashada Month
- Sri Ganesh Chathurthi
- Sri Gokulashtami
- Navarathiri Festival – Nine days with Sri Lalitha Sahasranam Parayan
- Sri Vijayadasami and Shirdi Sai Baba’s Mahasamadhi Day
- Karthigai Dheepam
- Diwali – Kupera Pooja
How to Reach Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple:
Akkaraipatti is a small village in Manachanellur Taluk in Tiruchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu State, India. It is located 22 km towards the north of district headquarters Tiruchirapalli, 6 km from Manachanellur, 332 km from the State capital Chennai. Akkaraipatti is surrounded by Lalgudi in the south, Musiri in the west, Trichy city in the south.
Trichy Airport is 20 KM and Salem Airport is 107 KM.
Srirangam is 15 KM, Lalgudi is 20 KM, Fort is 20 KM and the major Tiruchchirappalli railway station is 23 KM.
Tiruchirappalli is well-linked to other major cities of the country via road. The Akkaraipatti Sai Baba Temple has situated about 4 Km from the Samayapuram toll plaza on the Chennai-Trichy national highway. Hence, it is easy to reach the temple via road.
Akkaraipatti Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Address:
Tamilnadu – 621112.
email: [email protected]
Phone: (+91) 87544 73694, (+91) 97917 47694, (+91) 9791788694