AKSHAR-PURUSHOTTAM ENSHRINED

During Sharad Poornima[19] in 1949, Dadubhai went to Gondal. A large event was kept in remembrance of Gunatitanand Swami's birthday. At the time, Shastriji Maharaj gifted Dadubhai with a relief painting of Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj. (The same Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj image still remains at the Tardev temple. Shastriji Maharaj also gifted a similar image to Nandaji to take to Delhi.) When Dadubhai bowed down to touch Shastriji Maharaj's feet, the end of the picture frame touched Shastriji Maharaj's toe. Shastriji Maharaj remarked, "You have put the weight of the entire world on me, so now I can put all of my weight on you. We have much work to do for Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj." As Shastriji Maharaj then sat down, Dadubhai continued looking at his feet. Shastriji Maharaj's feet were swollen up, so he said, "Why are you looking there? Look at my face." When Dadubhai looked up, a great brilliance was visible on Shastriji Maharaj's face. That brilliance remained with Dadubhai forever - wherever he went, Dadubhai was able to see whatever Shastriji Maharaj was doing.

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