Shirdi sai baba lived like a muslim fakir, in a dargah and though he preached that all religions will lead to same destination and Sab ka Maalik Ek
, he was buried in same dargah under muslim traditions.
Now if that tradition was to be followed, then it should be left off like a dargah of a fakir.
But hindus entered, took over and built a temple in their tradition.
Biggest mistake is installing a marble statue and performing aarti, pooja etc to it, when a samadhi is right in front of it.
the original samadhi was like this in muslim style, where nobody is allowed to step into it.
when he was alive, hindus and muslims used to visit him equally.
after his samadhi, the tradition continued.
but in later years, hindus took control and put his photo in front of samadhi and started doing poojas.
Slowly muslims stopped visiting shirdi and later, they erected a marble statue and now even pujaris and VIP visitors are allowed to step around the samadhi and even sit on the platform connecting it.
building a temple around a buried dead body (even if it is of a guru or godly man) and performing vedic poojas is not allowed in hinduism.
These fellows step up and walk around his bones.
It should be left to follow one tradition.
Now its not a samadhi, not a temple anymore.
Recently, they even removed the DHUNI, which was ignited by Baba 100 years back.
As baba said, dhuni is like \'agrnihotra\' which always has fire in it and will absorb our sins through objects we offer into it.
Now, only decorations, collection filled hundis, costly gifts, bhajans and sale of prasad etc are left in shirdi.
I feel baba has already left that place long back.On the eve of Guru PournamiLinkback: https://www.astrogle.com/forums/spiritual-traditions-religions-symbols/28/shirdi-sai-baba-temple-built-against-hindu-muslim-traditions/1755/