gates of the Samadhi Mandir are opened to everyone , the rich
and the poor, sophisticated and the village folk all stand
in the line from the wee hours of the morning to behold it.
If the lines arc too big devotees crain their neck and jostle
for space to peep at it through the door in the rear or through
the open windows of the Samadhi Mandir. Just a glimpse, a
passing glance is enough to fill them with joy. Baba on His
part looks, hears and blesses everyone. It is the most photographed
idol in the whole world.
The height of the idol is 5' 5". The
work is commissioned in 1952 and prathista took place in 1954.
At the age of 82 on December 25,1970 he breathed his last.
But Baba's Murthy in Samadhi Mandir lives on.