Shirdi: The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has decided that the Saibaba shrine here will remain open for 24 hours during the 'Sihastha Parvani' period, as scores of devotees are expected to visit.
SSST's executive officer Rajendra Jadhav today said the shrine will be kept open for 24 hours (day and night) on August 29, September 13, 18 and 25.
If the crowds are more in these days, then online passes and the passes issued by Public Relations Office here would not be issued, Jadhav said.
The SSST will also keep the 'Prasadalaya' open throughout the night for the convenience of devotees in this period.
Moreover, special arrangements for the old age and persons with poor health with regard to transportation will be made by the trust, he added.
An estimated 25 lakh devotees from different parts of the country are expected to visit Shridi after taking part in the Kumbh Mela at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar.
Shirdi is approximately 90 kms away from Nashik.