Sri Golden Shridi Sai Baba
Baba with a golden heart - THANGA BABA
A lady devotee of Shirdi Baba visited the Arogya Peedam and requested Swamigal to install Shirdi Baba here, as he was known to heal many devotees. She wanted the idol be made of gold, and towards this, presented Swamigal with 50 grams of gold.
To fulfil this wish Swamigal had twin Babas 's placed back to back. One of them was Thanga (gold) Baba to indicate a Baba with a golden heart.
The marble statue of Baba was not ready on time. However, Swamigal never retracts on a date fixed for installation. He decided to take a picture instead. Sri Shivashankar Baba of Chennai was invited to be the chief guest for the occasion.
On learning that a photo-graph was to be installed instead of an idol, Sri Shivashankar Baba offered the idol of Shirdi Baba that he had himself been worshipping for 3 years, to be installed at the Danvantri Arogya Peedam. He brought it personally and installed it the next day.
On Guru Poornima day the Golden Baba went to visit Vishwathmik Jangli Maharaj of Nasik Road.