Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple | History, Nearby Temples & Timings

Many devotees worldwide go to Sai Baba, and many visit Shirdi to seek His blessings, but now we have Shirdi Sai Baba in our very own Tamil Nadu. One of Asia’s largest Shirdi Saibaba temples is the 50,000 square feet Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple in Akkaraipatti, Trichy, adjacent to Samayapuram. Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple Timings are from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm.

Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple

Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple

Indian spiritual master Shirdi Sai Baba was worshipped by Hindu and Muslim devotees during his lifetime and later. He is considered a saint. In his teachings, Sai Baba emphasized the value of self-discovery and condemned attachment to perishable things. 

His teachings emphasized the moral code of compassion, forgiveness, service to others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and respect for God and his mentor. Sai Baba opposed discrimination based on any caste or creed. Sai Baba emphasized the value of partnership and urged charity.

History of Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple

The magnificent Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple is located on the Chennai-Trichy National Highway at a distance of 4 km from the Samayapuram toll booth. It is also heartening on a spiritual level to know that NTC Group of Companies Chairman K. Chandramohan had a vision of Shirdi Saibaba and had instructed them to build a temple for him at Akkaraipatti. 

Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple Timings

Kumbabhishekam was performed on 20th January 2020 in the presence of many spiritual authorities. Tiruchirappalli, or Tiruchi, is a famous shrine and tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. It is renowned for its revered deity and magnificent Dravidian temples. 

Tiruchi is currently home to one of the largest temples of Shirdi Saibaba in South India—the Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple, also known as the “Shirdi of South India”—a source of pride for the city and the state.

Unique Architecture of South Shirdi Saibaba Temple

The construction of the temple was completed by the end of 2019. It is a three-storied building with an area of 12,000 square feet with a basement. A 5-feet high Shiva Lingam is located in the temple’s basement and is mainly used for meditation and yoga. 

Services at Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple

Four sub-temples of Lord Ganesha and other deities are located on the temple premises, and the gods’ murals adorn the building’s inner walls. The false ceiling inside the temple was decorated with beautiful murals depicting Sai Baba figures. The entire temple complex was seen with traditional adornments and architectural beauty.

 A magnificent statue of the saint made of 2 tons of marble is located on the ground floor, covering an area of 13,500 square feet. The 6,500 square feet sanctum sanctorum can be viewed from the first floor to the ground floor, where the devotees can view the worship and religious activities. Another feature is the provision of two ramps on the temple’s ground floor for the benefit of older people.

Four aartis

Four aartis (prayers and kirtans) are performed daily in Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple, and prasadam is given along with each aarti.

Services offered at Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple

The Trust runs Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple, providing the following services to needy people.

  • Annadanam 
  • medical camp
  • Free education

Free meals are provided daily to people experiencing poverty and pilgrims visiting the Saibaba temple. Every Friday between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm at Sri Krishna Temple, Sandhu Kadai Street, a free homoeopathic medical camp and free medicines are provided to the patients. 

Free English-medium education up to 5th grade was provided to the students of the surrounding villages. Free lunch was provided to all of them. 

Subject to available funds, additional academic aids are also provided to qualified students. The unfortunate people living in nearby villages were given clothes during every festival.

Timings of Akkaraipatti Temple

Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple Timings are from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm.

Monday07:00 am to 08:00 pm
Tuesday07:00 am to 08:00 pm
Wednesday07:00 am to 08:00 pm
Thursday07:00 am to 08:00 pm
Friday07:00 am to 08:00 pm
Saturday07:00 am to 08:00 pm
Sunday07:00 am to 08:00 pm

Nearby Popular Tourist Attractions at Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple

Tiruchirappalli is a major tourist destination in Tamil Nadu, which has a rich past, picturesque settings, and an amalgamation of magnificent temples. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy):

Nearby hotels at Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple

  • Regency Madurai by GRT Hotels
  • Astoria Hotels Madurai
  • Hotel Royal Court
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel
  • Madurai Residency

Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple Contact Details

How to Reach Akkaraipatti Temple?

By Air:

Tiruchirappalli (Tiruchi) International Airport is the nearest airport, 27.9 km from Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple. You can have a bus or cab from there to the temple.

By Train:

Tiruchirappalli was well connected to other major cities of the country by rail. Tiruchirappalli Junction Railway head is the nearest railway station, 23.5 km from Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple.

By Road:

Tiruchirappalli was well connected to other major cities of the country by road. Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple is 4 km from Samayapuram Toll Plaza on the Chennai-Tiruchi National Highway. So it is easy to reach the temple by road.


The magnificent Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple is an excellent place for devotees and people who appreciate exquisite craftsmanship. It has fantastic architecture and a splendid temple. It is a must-visit destination if you want to vacation in Tamil Nadu. Reserve a comfortable stay at Ramyas Hotel in Tiruchi and explore the city’s tourist spots and temples.


How far is Samayapuram temple from Saibaba temple?

The magnificent Akkaraipatti Saibaba Temple is located on the Chennai-Trichy National Highway at a distance of 4 km from the Samayapuram toll booth.

Which is the oldest Saibaba temple in India?

The first Sai Baba Temple was located at Kudal, Sindhudurg. This temple was built in 1922.

What was Sai Baba’s first religion?

Most accounts claim he was born a Hindu Brahmin and adopted by a Sufi fakir or mendicant. Later in life, he claimed that he had a Hindu mentor. Sai Baba reached Shirdi in Maharashtra, western India, in 1858 and stayed there until he died in 1918.

Why is Thursday special for Sai Baba?

Sai Baba worships perfect images and literature and is very kind to his devotees. Thursday is known as Shirdi Saibaba’s day, and offering some food items to him on this day is said to wash away all his sins.