At the age of about five, Prema Sai arrived in a neighboring village Bevur. Three kilometers from this village there are rice fields and a small jungle. The Divine Child blessed one of the plots of land and Shivalingam, which is called Swayambhu in Sanskrit, began to grow in this place.
Swayambhu is the Shiva Lingams, which miraculously grow from underground. In fact, this is materialization. It soon became clear that this was not just a Lingam growing from under the ground, but a Lingam having a completely unusual shape, Trishul, the trident of the god Shiva, was clearly visible on it.
A couple of years later, with the blessing of Prema Sai, a small Shiva temple was built around Lingam. When Prema Sai was seven and a half years old, the construction of the temple was completed and a consecration ceremony was held, at which Prema Sai was present.
This unique ritual was attended by about a thousand people. The inauguration of this Shiva temple marked a new stage in the development of the mission of Prema Sai Baba. This is the first temple that was founded by Prema Sai, was built at the expense of funds personally collected by Him, and sanctified by His divine presence. Around this unique event there were many signs and important miracles, which I will talk about in future articles.