Shirdi Sai Baba was an Indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint and a fakir. 
According to accounts from his life, he preached the importance of realization of the self and criticized love towards perishable things. His teachings concentrate on a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. He stressed the importance of surrender to the true Satguru, who, having trod the path to divine consciousness, will lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual training.

There are many temples of Sai Baba in India. Temples are also located in countries outside India, including the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Netherlands, Kenya, Benin, Cuba, Canada, Pakistan, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and New Zealand. Present in the mosque in Shirdi in which Sai Baba lived, is a life-size portrait of him by Shama Rao Jaykar, an artist from Mumbai. Numerous monuments and statues depicting Sai Baba which serve a religious function have been made. One of them, made of marble by a sculptor named Balaji Vasant Talim, is in the Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi where Sai Baba was buried

               In Hindu temple architecture culture, Sai baba temple design competition. This international one-stage architecture ideas competition invites all Students, Architects, Engineers, etc. Participants are invited to submit innovative ideas for designing a Sai baba temple. The competition aims to create a pure and imaginative expression of a temple that will have a degree of Hindu temple architecture to it. The major guiding points are Innovation, Green Energy, Intelligence, and Low-Carbon. The proposal should consider the Indian context landscape. The Sai temple designed to be practical, spiritual and experiential. It is essential that each design proposal emphasizes and celebrates the site. Temple Design competitions are designed to encourage thought and debate and are open to all

Competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers, etc.).Participants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways at The participants will receive their team code within 24 hours of completing the payment successfully.. 

  • Submission deadline: 15th September 2020

  • Result:  10th October 2020 (2:00pm – 5:00pm)


Ar.Elizabeth A. Cecil Professor- FSU FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Ar Kiran Kalamdani -Kimaya Architects- Pune-Temple Researcher .Conservation Architect

Prof. Soumyendu S. Ray Director Kiit School of Architecture & Planning

Dr.Madhura yadav Director , School of architecture Design .Manipal University.

Dr.JoySenDeapartment of architecture & Planning IIT