1. SHIRDI WELCOMES 60,000 VISITORS EVERY DAY.
By some estimates the figures can go as high as 100,000 over the weekends and can go as high as 500,000 during auspicious days such as Gurupoornima, Dussehra and Ramnavami.
2. SAI BABA AS A UNIQUE DOCTOR
. According to local belief, once, a lady devotee of Baba suffered from severe pain in her eyes. Doctors examined her and declared that even doctors abroad would not be able to help her. The husband brought her to Shirdi and every day he used to take her around Baba's Samadhi. She promised to offer an embroidered shawl to Baba's palanquin if she was cured. In the course of a year, she was all right and she fulfilled her vow. Yashwant Deshpande, Vithal Deshpande's father, had lost his sight due to old age, but he had a strong desire to go to Shirdi and bow to Baba. As his son was busy, he asked his grandson to accompany him to Shirdi and thus he came to Shirdi. While prostrating, the old man said to Baba, "Baba, I am sorry. I can't see You," to which Baba said, "Of course, you will be able to see". Baba passed His hand over the old man's eyes and at once his blindness was gone and his sight restored.