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As Shri Nathji returned to Delhi once again and people continued to come for his darshan and blessings, a famed sculptor of Delhi, Veervati, came to him at 4/20 East Patel Nagar. She had made statues of all the famous personalties of the land, which included the prime minister of the time.
Veervati was struck by the perfection of Shri Nathji’s face. Never before had she seen such incredible beauty in a man. She was also struck by the divine glow on Shri Nathji’s face which she had not seen on the face of any other mortal. She could not understand the divinity of Shri Nathji in totality but knew at once that here was a personality that did not belong to this world.
A desire grew in her mind to make a statue of Shri Nathji. She prayed to Shri Nathji that she be allowed to make his statue. Shri Nathji was reluctant at first because he observed maryaadaa, etiquette, of the highest order, and would not sit alone before any woman other than Mateshwari. Also he would not allow any woman to touch his face. And the sculptor would have to guess the exact measurements rather than use her hands to measure on the face itself.
Veervati said to Shri Nathji: “It will be one of the finest statues you have ever seen!”
Shri Nathji gave her permission to make a statue which would contain his head and shoulders – a bust pose.
And it was thus that Veervati began making the statue. Shri Nathji would sit before her in a chair, his face turned away towards the window, looking out at the world with a faraway expression in his eyes. Mateshwari or some other devotee would always be in the room in accordance with Shri Nathji’s wishes and the strict maryaadaa he observed. Shri Nathji was a difficult subject. He would not give her any private sitting, nor would he allow her to touch his head or face.