Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hair Raising Story Behind The Original Sai Idol At Shirdi

Author is PRIYANKA RAUTELA.DHANKAR on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
                                                     Sairam

Baba's Statue in Shirdi is a miraculous one but many of us do not know about the full story behind this Statue of Baba.We all go to Shirdi to get the blessings of Baba,now as Baba is not present in Human form we look up to Baba's Statue for blessings and without fail Baba's Idol do shower His love on all those who go to Shirdi.Today I am publishing the whole story behind Baba's Statue in Shirdi ,I feel that this information is very important for all Sai devotees.

In year 1952 one very beautiful ,clean,shiny,expensive and big piece of white Marble was received at the Bombay port from Italy .No one knew how this marble piece came and for what purpose it came all the way from Italy,lots of  inquiries were made by the port authorities but their was just no information about this Marble stone (called sangmarmar in Hindi ).For many days the port authorities waited for its claimant but no one came to take the stone so the port authorities did the auction.

The person who bought that Marble stone from the auction,donated it to Shirdi Sansthan with some inspiration.Impressed by the high quality of the Italian Marble, Sansthan authorities decided to use this Marble stone for the preparation of Baba's Statue.The work of carving the piece of Marble into Baba's idol was entrusted to Shri Balaji Vasant Talim of Bombay.







Balaji Vasanth Talim 

During those days very few photos of Sai was available ,Mr.Talim looked at different photographs of Sai but he was not able to get the actual idea of the physical features of Baba .After many tiresome trials also Mr. Talim was not able to get the right picture of Baba which he could use for the making the right model of Sai .As a last resort Mr.Talim prayed to Baba to show him some way out of this problem.

On that particular night only Baba gave him darshan in his dream and said "Son it is not possible to see me again and again so today you watch me carefully" and then Baba showed His face from different angles.Mr.Talim started observing Baba from all angles very carefully ,his main attention was on Baba's face as he was not getting the exact features of Baba's face in any of the photos which he had ,so he looked at Baba's face and physical characteristics from all angles,this impression of Baba's dream was very prominent in Mr.Talim's mind and very next day he made a model of Baba's murty with Plaster of Paris and this time Shirdi Sansthan approved it immediately without any amendments than on the same basis Mr.Talim craved the Marble Statue of Baba.

On Vijayadasami 7th October 1954 this miraculous Idol of Baba was installed in Samadhi Mandir,Shirdi .

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7 comments:

Urvi on February 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM said...

Om Sai Ram.....love this story of BABA....
Bolo SHRI SACHHIDANAND SADGURU SAI NATH MAHARAJ KI JAI

Urvi on February 16, 2011 at 11:24 PM said...

BOLO SHRI SACCHIDANAND SADGURU SAI NATH MAHARAJ KI JAI.
OM SAI RAM

prerna on May 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM said...

om sai namo namah..
shri sai namo namah...
jai jai sai namo namah....
satguru sai namo namah....

OM SAI RAM!!

prerna on May 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM said...

om sai namo namah..
shri sai namo namah...
jai jai sai namo namah....
satguru sai namo namah....

OM SAI RAM!!

Anonymous said...

Om Sai Ram, To all the writers and readers "MAY BABA'S BLESSINGS BE WITH US ALL ALWAYS'.
I read your true incidences/miracles with eagerness. You all are fortunate.
I am waiting for a miracle to happen. Only a miracle can solve our problems. Join me in praying to Baba to grant us our wish.
Om Sai Ram

Gaurav on June 5, 2012 at 2:16 PM said...

This is really a great post. I did not know about the story behind sai baba's statue as it is not mentioned in Sai satcharitra...and also a few other books that i read.

Very nice....

OM Sai ram......Allah Malik hai....Sabka Malik Ek.

Jasmine RagulRravi said...

U MADE ME HAPPY MA...OM SAI RAM...

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