About the temple: Dhakshin Shirdi is located in Thiruvilwamala was built in 1989 and is graced
by a beautiful marble statue of Saibaba.
Story of the idol in the temple: Dates back to 1987, a family residing in a small village known as
have been devotees of Baba since 1965, wished to build a temple for Saibaba in Thiruvilwalmala. When a member of the
family visited to inform the Sai Baba Sanasthan authorities about the plan, a devotee (a well known sculptor) present
nearby came forward to donate the marble statue of Sai Baba. As promised the statue was delivered in 15 days.
This idol was placed in the family's house till the construction of the temple. A plot was soon purchased in Thiruvilwamala and the work started immediately. Due to the hilly region, a problem of water scarcity was felt. However, Baba's udi was spread over the area and a well was dug.
Miraculously water gushed out at 200 feet and this well has been full ever since and was named "SAI GANGA" with donations
from Sai devotees world wide the temple was constructed in an year and the idol of Sai Baba was placed in 1989 after the Kumbabishekam.