Shirdi Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Day or Sai Baba Punyatithi is the day when Saibaba left his mortal body for heavenly abode. In 2018, Shirdi Sai Baba Maha Samadhi date or Samadhi day or Sai Punyatithi date is October 18.
It is observed on Vijaya Dashami every year. This day is a big festival in Shirdi and every other temple of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.
Special rituals for Saibaba Samadhi utsav will begin on October 17 and will end on October 19. Sai Mahasamadhi will be opened for all devotees for darshan during the night on 18 October.
Shirdi Sai Maha Samadhi day attracts large number of people from all over the world to Shirdi, Maharashtra.
Various religious activities are organized on the festival day. Generally, Punyatithi celebrations are commenced for four days.
Shri Punyatithi 2018 Schedule
Day 1 – Ashwin Shukla Saptami / Ashtami – Wednesday (First Day – Palkhi) – 17 October 2018
Day 2 – Ashwin Shukla Navami / Dashami – Thursday (Second Day – Palkhi) – 18 October 2018
Day 3 – Ashwin Shukla Saptami / Ashtami – Friday (Third Day – Palkhi) – 19 October 2018