PPPD Lalaji Maharaj got constructed the Holy Samadh of PPPD Hazur Maharaj
in 1899 at the place where he left for Radhasoami Dham in Hazuri
Bhawan, Agra, India. PPPD Hazur Maharaj had spent his last six months
here. His son and successor PPPD Lalaji Maharaj got constructed
it from his personal income. Ramdas, the mason, did the construction
work. White marble stone was brought from Makrana. The artisans
from Rajasthan did the work of sculpture. The entire floor of the
hall around the Holy Samadh was done in marble in 1920.
The marble canopy around the Samadh was ready during the lifetime
of PPPD Lalaji Maharaj but was installed in 1929 by His successor
PPPD Kunwarji Maharaj. The canopy has a high quality Pietradura
inlay work along with beautiful Gold-leaf work. The courtyard in
front of the Holy Samadh has been done now in marble and provides
a grand view. Well-known historians and architects have praised
Pietradura inlay work and other artistic works at the Holy Samadh.
The Holy Samadh is situated at the centre of an octagonal canopy.
It is surrounded by eight small marble screens 33.5 cm long which
are joined together through eight small pillars. The roof of the
canopy is covered with paintings in blue colour with golden. These
contain special orange flowers with green leaves. The periphery
is done with 24-carat gold and imparts a special light effect on
the viewer. The roof of the hall surrounding the canopy is covered
with eye-catching paintings. The influence of excellent high quality
Mughal style is clearly visible on the paintings.
The further decoration of the Holy Samadh was carried out during
1998. The entire canopy of the Holy Samadh has been adorned with
the figures of ornamental flowers and leaves using pure gold and
other colours. The inspiration for paintings is mainly from nature.
Now it presents a beautiful blend of Mosaic and Pietradura inlay
styles. Purely on artistic considerations the quality of works at
Holy Samadh are superior to that of Taj Mahal.
The basic message of Radhasoami Faith of Love, Universal Brotherhood,
Peace and Integrity appears to resonate universally through these
vivid pictures and is also clearly reflected in them. Couplets from
Sar Bachan are inscribed in pure gold on all the eight arches of
PPPD Hazur Maharaj propagated the message of Love and it resonates
from the Holy Samadh.
Any grief stricken person finds solace and
peace as he enters the portals of Holy Samadh. Satsang (divine discourse)
is held regularly here since 1898. It
starts with the recitation of Manglacharan and is followed by the
recitation of Shabds from Sar Bachan and Prem Baani. Afterwards discourses
from Sar Bachan and Prem Patra are read. This is followed by the
discourse from the Satguru of the time. In the evening Satsang the
recitation of Shabds is followed by discourses from Prem Updesh,
PPPD Maharaj Saheb, and PPPD Lalaji Maharaj.