There are three major festivals in Shirdi and attract thousands of devotees from across the world. These are Ramnavami (end March), Guru Purnima (Full Moon) and Shirdi Vijayadashmi. These are the only days when the Samadhi Mandir of Shirdi opens for the whole night. Every Thursday, a palakhi bearing a photograph of the sage is taken out from the temple. In the festival season, more than 1,00,000 devotees visit the Temple everyday.