New Delhi: Devotees can't stay back when their beloved himself wants them to pay a visit. This holds true for the devotees and followers of Sai Baba.
By Sai's grace, devotees can now travel to Shirdi within few minutes from Mumbai. Now, devotees can take Baba's blessing and take Nasik's Shani Shinglapur darshan in mere 45 minutes.
This 45 minutes travel between devotees and Baba has become possible with the help of a sea plane. This sea plane not only flies high in the sky and runs on the ground but it also dives deep in the sea.
It's great news for baba's devotees. At one moment the devotees would be in there home planning their trip and in next 45 minutes they would be taking baba's blessings.
To give importance to pilgrimage, Mumbai's Mi-Air has taken out the flight from Juhu Airport's to Shirdi's Mula damn.
This seaplane will start its journey from Juhu's Pawanhansh Airport covering Essel World, Golden Pagauda crossing Badlapur's Barvi damn to reach Holy place Trambakeswar. After this, it will head towards its final destination Mula Damn.
As soon as the devotees reach Mula damn, they can take the boat ride till they reach the edge of the river where tourist taxis will be waiting for them. This 70 km destination can be travelled by seat sharing. This way devotees can reach Shirdi from Mumbai in almost 1 hour 30 minutes.
This short distance travel to Shirdi is mainly beneficial for the elders, differently- abled people and for those who can't travel to long distance with increasing age.
The main attraction of this journey is that right after taking baba's darshan, devotees can travel straightway to Shani Shinglapur and from there, they can return back to Mumbai.
The basic fare for this Seaplane service is just Rs.5,499. On Thursdays, the service ( up and down service) will be available twice a day. On other days, the service will be given once in the morning and the return service will be available in the evening.
Depending on the response of the devotees, the company may incresse the no. of seats of the 9 seater seaplane.
For now the long distance between baba and his devotees will be lessenned and the service is going to start from this friday.
Now, the devotees don't need to take pain to reach Shidi from bus and train( given the choices)and take baba's blessings. If Baba wants to call them, they will be flying high to reach Shirdi temple " the holy place".