The Samadhi Mandir is another site located in Shirdi. The story goes that a millionaire belonging to the city of Nagpur owned the Samadhi Mandir. He was an ardent devotee of Sai Baba and wished to enshrine a Muralidhar idol in the temple. According to the mythological legend, Sai Baba himself adorned the form of Muralidhar and the holy place later went on to become the Samadhi Mandir.
Late Balaji Vasant made Sai Baba’s idol in Italian marble, in 1954