Friday, December 17, 2010

Markets of Shirdi

After exploring most of the Temples of Shirdi, I took a stroll of the Shirdi Markets.

The Samadhi Temple is surrounded by markets that have everything from huge rose garlands, flowers, idols, laminated photos, sweets, books, CDs, souvenirs - everywhere there is Baba. Rightly so, since every activity of this town revolves around the vast temple complex dedicated to Sai Baba.

While my parents looked for some Cds and books, I roamed around and clicked these photos which I am putting up here.

Garlands for Sai Baba
Flowers for offering to the Baba

Idols of Sai Baba
Markets in Shirdi
Idols of Sai Baba

Books on the Sai Baba
Devotional Cds and songs of Sai Baba
Books and CD's on Sai Baba

Markets in Shirdi selling a range of items
Photos of Sai Baba - Shirdi
Laminated photos, keychains and other souvenirs

Markets in Shirdi
There's something for the kids too!

Sweets in the markets of Shirdi
Sweets for Baba

Guavas in the Shirdi Markets
And juicy Guavas are also available to 
satiate you after all the shopping!

21 comments:

  1. I love to shop, and what colorful merchandise!! Those idols look like they are lamps or night lights. And what are those three large sweets on the top shelf? They look like chocolate marshmellows made in the form of a cake.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Arti, I loved the cute statues of Saibaba. Guavas really juicy.

    ReplyDelete
  3. how wonderfully colourful. I'd head straight for the souveniers, followed by the sweet stall.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dear Arti
    I loke this posting. So lively and colorful. I always love to roam around this kind of market places. SO much to see and observe in minute details.
    Have a nice weekend

    ReplyDelete
  5. Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good weekend, Boonie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Markets are always interesting especially near any famous temples ...

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a colorful place to shop. Those idols are eye catching. They look like they glow.

    ReplyDelete
  8. So pretty - th flower-garlands and the sweets and statues - would love to shop there - and than visit Sai Baba!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love seeing the colourful and lively part of your world. As for guavas - one of my favourite fruits!

    ReplyDelete
  10. you do really nice documentation of all the things at a place arti...it would be nice to read some special stories, some anecdotes from all your travels!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice Photographs... Have happy holidays.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice pics... just returned from a trip, and enthused by your photos, took some too!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a lovely place. The Sai Baba idols look really interesting - unique.
    p.s. Regarding your comment for an egg substitute: I use a little yeast (very small amount - say 1/4 tsp) and 1/4 cup of liquid as a baking substitute.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful colorful place; I'd love to visit it! I think I'd head for the guavas first before looking around. And maybe afterwards too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks Arti for taking us virtually to every pilgrimage.
    You are doing great work.
    Love your Blog.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi thanks for taking me to the streets of Shiradi. Hope to visit many more pilgrimage centers through your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  17. idols are amazing , thanks for sharing Arti:)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow Arti, I love the Sai baba idol in second pic. and I would love to go there but thanks to you for sharing great stuff with beautiful pics.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice shopping @ shirdi, i believe the stay at Sai Ashram too is quite an exciting experience. Good photos Arti

    ReplyDelete

Delighted u stopped by... Your suggestions, feedback are really appreciated. Thanks a lot! Hope you visit again!

If you have asked a question, please give me at least 2 days to reply back. Thank you :)

SHARE

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogger Widgets