Raibahadur Sathe was a wealthy businessman and a devout follower of Sai Baba. He played a crucial role in the development of Shirdi and in spreading Sai Baba’s teachings.
It is believed that Raibahadur Sathe’s wada (mansion) was built in Shirdi around the year 1904. The wada was a grand structure, with spacious rooms and intricate architecture. It was also equipped with modern amenities such as electricity and running water, which were not common in Shirdi at the time.
Sai Baba often visited Raibahadur Sathe’s wada and blessed it with his presence. The wada also served as a gathering place for Sai Baba’s devotees and was used for various religious and social activities.
Even today, Raibahadur Sathe’s wada is considered an important landmark in Shirdi and is visited by thousands of devotees every year. The wada stands as a testament to the strong bond between Raibahadur Sathe and Sai Baba and the contribution of Sathe to the development of Shirdi.