Sai Baba Temple Mylapore | Timings & History

Sai Baba Temple Mylapore is a Hindu temple suited to the neighbourhood of Mylapore in Chennai. It has dedicated to the Indian saint Sai Baba of Shirdi. Timings: 7 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 9 pm. Thursday, 7 am – 1 am.

Overview of Sai Baba Temple Mylapore

One of the religious attractions is Lord Sai Temple in Mylapore. The Sai Baba Temple at Venketesa Agraharam in Mylapore is called All India Sai Baba Samraj. 

Other shrines are

  • Lord Krishna 
  • Lord Rama 
  • the two incarnations of Vishnu

The All India Sai Samaj is an organization founded by Sri Narasimha Swamiji seven decades back, its main object being the propagation of the life and teachings of Lord Sai Baba. Swamiji made the name of Sai Baba as familiar as that of Siva, Krishna and Rama. And Baba belonged to no particular religion or faith, neither Hindu nor Muslim, with his birth and early life, shrouded in mystery.

History of Sai Baba Temple Mylapore

Sai Baba Temple Mylapore

Sai Baba Temple Maintained by the All India Sai Baba Samaj, the temple has founded by Sri Narasimha Swamy in 1952.

Muthu Venkataraman, another passionate Sai Baba devotee, erected the marble idol of Lord Sai Baba in the seventy-year-old temple in 1987.

The architecture of Baba Temple

The sacred complex has two exquisite gopurams, 37 feet above the Garbagriha and 23 feet above the new hall. Shirdi Sai Baba’s beautiful idol rests on a silver throne in the sanctum sanctorum. The golden arch over the idol adds to the shrine’s attractiveness. A massive image of Shirdi Sai Baba hangs just above the Garba griha. It also has Narasimha Swamiji’s grave.

Sai Baba Temple Timings

Sai Baba Temple Mylapore Timings

These are the timings of Baba temple.

DaysMorning TimingsEvening Hours
Monday7 am – 1 pm3 pm – 9 pm
Tuesday7 am – 1 pm3 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday7 am – 1 pm3 pm – 9 pm
Thursday7 am – 1 pmNo Darshan
Friday7 am – 1 pm3 pm – 9 pm
Saturday7 am – 1 pm3 pm – 9 pm
Sunday7 am – 1 pm3 pm – 9 pm

Aarti at Sai Baba Temple

  •  Abhishekam
  •  Bhajan/Kirtan/ Vocal Music
  •  Dhuparti (Evening Aarti)
  •  Holy Bath of Shri Saibaba
  •  Kakad Arthi (Morning Arthi)
  •  Madhyanha Aarti (Noon Aarti)
  •  Reading of Shri Sai Satcharitra
  •  Shejarti (Night Aarti)

 Interesting Feature

One intriguing aspect of the hallowed structure is that it still houses the light that Shirdi Sai Baba himself kindled. Devotees and pilgrims worship it through Agni Pooja. A huge hall is available for visitors to relax and meditate.

Events at Sai Baba Temple

  • The Holy Quran is read every week on Thursday at 4:30 pm.
  • Bhajans and Annadhanam pull in a huge crowd held every Thursday.
  • Navratri has celebrated every year. Special celebrations take place on Baba’s birthday.
  • And the birth Anniversary of Narasimha Swamiji is held on August 21 every year. Gooru Purnima is another great festival also celebrated.

Tourist places near Sai Baba Temple in Mylapore

  • Kapaleeswarar Temple
  • Marina Beach
  • Santhome Cathedral Basilica
  • Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Perumal Temple
  • Government Museum Chennai
  • Edward Elliot’s Beach
  • Lighthouse, Chennai
  • Guindy National Park
  • B.M. Birla Planetarium
  • Fort St.George Museum

Hotels near Sai Baba Temple Mylapore 

  • Raj Palace Sundar
  • Le Grace Annasalai
  • Thangam Balaji Guest House
  • Hotel Shelter
  • FabExpress Picnic Plaza
  • Clarion Hotel President
  • Empire Inn Hotel

Sai Baba Temple Mylapore Contact Details

Address: 51, Alamelu Manga Puram Rd, Saradapuram, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

  • Area: Mylapore
  • City: Chennai
  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Country: India
  • Pincode: 600 004

Phone: 044 2494 0784

How to reach Sai Baba Temple Mylapore

By Rail:

  • Thirumayilai Rail Way Station and Mandaveli Rail Way Station are nearby railway stations to Mylapore.
  • Mandaveli Rail Way Station is near the temple. 

By Road:

Luz Bus Station, Mylapore Bus Station, is near the temple.

By Air:

Chennai Airport is near the temple.


What is the story of Mylapore Sai Baba Temple?

The sai baba temple was built in 1952 by one B V Narasimhaswami, a Salem and Baba devotee. The Baba temple is the headquarters of the All India Sai Samaj.

Who made the temple of Sai Baba in Mylapore?

One B V Narasimhaswami.

What is Mylapore famous for?

It is known for its tree-lined avenues, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Katcheri seasons, and Ramakrishna Matha.