On Dashara (October 1954), the lifelike marble statue was installed on the western side, on the platform behind, Baba's Mahasamadhi by Swami Sharanananad. This idol is made of Italian marble by Balaji Vasant Thalim of Bombay. This Thalim made this idol in a befitting manner, at the time of preparation of this idol, one day Baba gave him Darshan and said, "Finish the work and you will not do any other idol in future." In due course Baba gave him Sadgati.. So Thalim did not prepare any other idol. This was a benevolent reward for his service. This idol was taken through the village with pomp and cermony and with due formalities the Pratistha was done by the revered Swami Sharananad who met Baba before His Mahasamadhi.
FRONT VIEW OF BABA'S IDOL IN THE SAMADHI MANDIR
THE KING OF KINGS
OUTERVIEW OF SAMADHI MANDIR (INSET GOPAL RAO BUTTI)
The land adjacent to Dwarakamai on its western side was vacant i.e., between Gurusthan and Dwarakamai. This land Baba turned into a beautiful flower garden. This land was brought by Butti who wanted to build a Wada for himself and his family. One day he and Shyama both had the same dream vision in which Baba clearly instructed him to build a Wada. So this mansion was built which Baba called "DAGDI WADA" and at Baba's Mahasamadhi He instructed His devotees to take Him to Dagdi Wada. Thus the beautiful garden became Dagdi Wada or Butti Wada and then Samadhi Mandir. This SAmadhi Mandir is now used by devotees of all castes and creed, rich and poor, the able and feeble and devotees from all over the world.
Butti and Shyama had the same dream, in which Baba clearly said "build your Wada most certainly including in it a temple'. Butti questioned Shyama regarding this and Shyama said Baba came close to me and said "let the Wada and temple take a concrete shape, I shall fulfil the wishes of all."
KALASH STAPHANA (1952)
Because the Wada was turned into a Mandir, it has a terrace roof later a Gopuram and Kalash were added (Reference Sai Leela Masik 1952). and on 29-9-1952, the muhurth Sthapana of the Kalash was done. Dr.Paranerakar Maharaj, a Satpurush, learned and well versed with Puaranas conducted this 'Shubh Karya'. This Kalash is three and half foot in height and was taken up at 10.45 am with chanting and praying, the Sthapana was done at 11.00 AM exactly at the constellation of Dashama and Ekadasi as took place 34 years (when Baba took Mahasamadhi)
NANDI IN FRONT OF BABA'S IDOL IN SAMADHI MANDIR
ARTICLES IN SHOW ROOM
PADUKAS AND SATKA ON SAMADHI BEFORE PALKI PROCESSION