About the time when Sadguru Sri Sai Narayan Baba was 22 years of age, he came in contact with the renowned lady saint, 'Sri Aadi Maha Shakti Balayogini Saraswati Amma' of Versova, Andheri, Mumbai, when he visited her Ashram on 7 th December, 1958. The young Narayan prostrated at her lotus feet and said, "Maa, bless me that I may want nothing upto my last /breath''. These few words of a rare
request, moved the powerful Amma from her state of meditation and after deep thought she granted
him increasing eternal peace, love and devotion so that he in turn should spread and impart it to people
he would meet. She dropped a pinch of kumkum (saffron coloured powder) on his palm and told him to close his fist. She chanted some Mantras and asked him to open his fist.
The powder had been transformed to a dazzling metallic figurine of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi. Amazed at
what he beheld, Narayan asked "whose icon it was ?''. Maa replied and said, "This is Sri Sai Baba of
Shirdi who would reveal Himself to him and guide him in his quest and His Message would become a
torch light for him.'' Further on the Maha Shivratri of 1959, a dazzling metallic Shivling appeared from nowhere in the palm of Sri Sai Narayan Baba in the presence of Mataji.
Once again during the auspicious Sri Rama Navami of 1959 another metallic dazzling icon of Sri Sai
Baba appeared in the palm of Sri Sai Narayan Baba. Out of the three, one of the icons of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, after being worshipped by Sri Sai Narayan Baba for a few years disappeared miraculously. But
the two other icons, one of Sri Sai Baba & another of Shiva are worshipped regularly as per the Vedic
rites by Sri Sai Narayan Baba and these two Murtis are exhibited for Darshan once in a year i.e., on the auspicious Deepawali day. These icons are present in the Sri Bhagawati Sai Sansthan, panvel. Before
Sri Aadi Maha Shakti Balayogini Saraswati Amma attained immortality, she willed that all her rare idols
of worship i.e., Durga Mata, Shivling, Nandishwar, Shaligram, Shankh etc. that belonged to her Ashram
in versova, be given to Sadguru Sri Sai Narayan Baba.