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« on: July 15, 2011, 06:18:14 AM »


On 15th July`2011 Gurupurnima Day, the Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust
inaugurated a Rs.22-crore "SAI TECH PROJECT" which will provide
all Sai Devotees an option to go Online and Book:

1) Time Slots for Sai Baba's Darshan*
2) Rooms*
3) Make Donations
4) Donate to Provide Free Meals @ the Sai Prasadalaya.


1) Go to

2) Register Yourself with the following details:

            a) Valid Email Id
            b) Personal details, such as Name, Contact Address and Contact Number
            c) One's photo (Max 50 KB). Valid file format - Jpeg, Bmp, Png, Gif, Tiff or Jpg

            d) One of the following Identification:
                         - National Identity Card or Unique Identification Card (UID)
                         - Voter ID / Pan Card / Passport / Ration Card / Driver's License or Other Identification.

3) After completing the Registration, one can simply Login, select the desired Service/s and make bookings accordingly.

Note: *Internet Reservation Charges for Darshan service and Booking Room is Rs.10.00/ - each.
After Online Reservation of Service/s except Donation a Service Charge of Rs.50 (Non Refundable) will be charged.
Amounts for all Online Services are accepted in Indian Rupees only.

Terms & Conditions for Online Darshan Service:
To avail Baba's Darshan @ Shirdi AFTER Booking Darshan Time Online, a Devotee must:

a. Produce Online Booking Acknowledgement & Photo Identity Proof
(submitted at the time of registration) at the local counter in Shirdi.
b. Collect Darshan Pass from local counter.
c. Report to Verification Gate in the Specified Time Slot Booked.

Cancellation & Refund Policy for Online Darshan Service:
Darshan service is available Free of Cost.
Devotee need to only pay non-refundable internet reservation charges.
Darshan Service can be cancelled anytime before reservation Date & Time.

Note: Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust reserves the right to cancel Darshan service for devotee,
 in case of failure of producing necessary documents and
also to change / cancel Darshan Time-slots in case of unavoidable circumstances.

Terms & Conditions for Online Room Reservation:
Devotee needs to follow steps as mentioned below when availing service @ Shirdi.

  a. Report to the specified Accommodation center at the specified Check-in Time.
  b. Produce Acknowledgement & 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 Check-out.
(Breakage / damage charges, if any, will be deducted from deposit)
Extension of stay may be permitted depending upon room availability for the day.

The Devotee has the flexibility to Checkin at any time.
The Check-in Time needs to specified when Booking Accommodation Online.
But the Check-out Time for a Devotee is fixed at 11:00 AM.

Devotee can call Help desk (02423-258500) and request for postponement of Check-in Time only once.
Devotee needs to use Acknowledgement ID as reference in such case.

Devotee will be given a grace period of 1 hour 30 minutes after 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,
the Room will be allocated to next available devotee in queue.

Sanitation Charges and extra charges per person changes according to type of the Room.

 Cancellation & Refund Policy for Online Room Reservation:
Room Cancellation is allowed up to 3 days before Reservation Date.
On Cancellation of Room, 50% Sanitation Charges will be deducted and remaining amount will be refunded to devotee.
In case of Room Cancellation, refund amount will be sent by Cheque to the Registered Address of the devotee.

Note: 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 & Conditions for Online Donations:
Shri Sai Baba 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 the devotees
such as accommodation, food, medical services etc.
Charitable/Development Donations are Exempted from Tax under section 80G.
For Donation for Religious Activities there is No Tax Exemption.

Note: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust accepts donation from devotees for various projects under section 35AC
of Income Tax Act 1961. These donations are eligible for Tax exemption under section 35AC of income Tax Act 1961.
The Devotee will get an Acknowledgement for the Donated Amount
and within 30 days he will get a Receipt from the Shirdi Sansthan upon realization of the Donated Funds.

Those who Register Online will Not have to Stand in the Darshan Queue for more than an Hour.
They will be told the approximate time when they can pay their respect
and will be able to finish their visit within an hour of the time mentioned.
Those who do not book through this Booking System will have to stand in the regular Darshan Queue.

This Online System will help reduce crowds in Shirdi and also save devotees time.
Apart from creating more transparency in the Sansthan’s work,
the "Sai Tech Project" will also help monitor the number of Devotee's,
the Free Meals distributed at the Sai Prasadalaya and the Donations made.
In order to eliminate Middlemen & Agents, a Touch-Screen system with 37 Computers is being installed in the Temple premises also.

The project is being supervised by Shri.K.V.Ramani, a Chennai-based entrepreneur and is being implemented by Cognizant, an I.T firm.
which will look at the work for five years and also train the Shirdi Sansthan staff to operate this system.

Also being created is a system for tracking the Administrative work progress at the Shirdi Trust.
An Online Information Centre is also being set up with an outlet each in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai where pilgrims,
who do not have an credit card, can book accommodation at hostels at Shirdi.



"Life is like a River with many Turns,
EnjOy every Turn,
 as these Turns never R E T U R N S ! "

rOhit beHaL

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