The Taraben episode focused Markand Dholakia's attention on the need to glorify Mother. The strange string of events : a devotee actually hearing what was mentally repeated by another, the prophecy of the saint of Pandharpur and its fulfillment, one devotee's fast extending another devotee's life by a week, a patient dying, as soon as guest steps out of the house; all these things neatly dovetailing with one another, led him to think that it was his duty to sing the glories of the Mother. The thought grew and became an obsession. He became half-mad and had to take leave on medical grounds , though the doctors were not able to say what exactly the disease was.
Shortly thereafter, a peculiar phenomenon began to manifest itself. Voices without human agency began to be heard. The words ," God as Mother, Mother of all propitiable with Universal Love, Service, Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self-surrender ", made themselves heard. Not only that, Markand began to see those words everywhere, wherever he turned, on the walls, on the doors, on the windows . Mother began to insist that he should install Her. He made several excuses; pleaded inefficiency, want of erudition, lack of funds for the work. All excuses were rejected and Mother threatened him with life-long semi-lunacy if he did not promise to install Her. There was no alternative . It was case of Hobson's choice. The moment he gave the promise, he became normal.
However, no time had been fixed for the installation and the matter was not immediately attended to.
In later years Saint Mai-Swarupa ( Markand Himself ) used to tell his disciples that the first requirement of a spiritual aspirant is humility. Humility is the sine qua non for spiritual progress. He used to say Taraneko namra jivan duhneki abhiman ( If you are humble you are saved, if you are proud you sink). Long before attainment of sainthood he had this essential quality in abundance. That was the reason why he put off installing Mother even after the promise; in his humble modesty, he really felt he was not competent to do the installation. Mother would frequently remind him, but considering the heavy responsibility that a formal installation would entail, Markand postponed doing it.
Then came three messengers, one from Bombay (Mumbai), one from Shimoga (Mysore) and the third one from Calcutta, all three had received specific directions in dreams to proceed to Poona (Pune) and deliver a message to a devotee living there. They were such staunch devotees that without pausing to question the authenticity of the command they simply started out in search of person they had not even heard of. They fully believed that Mother would direct them to the right man.
 Vrajlal Parekh was very staunch devotee of Mataji. One day he saw a dream, a temple to which Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Parsis and others were going. He saw at the top of the temple a board bearing the inscription " Mai Markand Temple ". He also saw the written command to this effect "Go to Poona and tell my son to install me," . Vrajlal knew the Founder (Markand) and rightly understood that the message was meant to be conveyed to him. He promptly did so.
 The Second messenger from Calcutta was also a religious man. One night when he was staying at Nagpur he heard a voice in his dream telling him: " Go to Poona and ask my son to install me ". Without a moments hesitation he went to Poona where after several unsuccessful attempts to accommodation in various hotels and lodging houses finally he got a room in Gujarat Lodge. Though he managed to get accommodation there , how was he to know that he was so near to his man ? Weary, exhausted and almost beginning to doubt the wisdom of his hasty rush to Poona , he went to sleep. In his dream someone tell him not to lose heart and that the man he wanted to meet was in the front room. Immediately he jumped out of bed and peeped into the front room to verify his dream. There he saw a devotee pleading earnestly his incompetency and humbly begging that a more suitable person might be asked to do the installation. The devotee was then sitting in meditative trance. Not wanting to disturb a man in his meditation, the messenger made inquiries from the night-watchman of the lodge. The answer was," Can't tell you the gentleman's name. Everybody calls him Kaka. He is Govt. Officer. He goes to bed very late. I have seen light burning in his room till 2 or 3 in the morning. He gets up only by 9 O'clock."
The man from Calcutta had friend living a few miles away. He thought of visiting the friend and coming back by the time Kaka got up. So he left by the early morning train to the nearest station. All ill luck would have it, there was some disturbance in the locality the previous day and the police were rounding up all new comers with the result that our man was arrested on alighting from the train. His protestations of innocence were of no avail. Frightened , he thought of Kaka and began to repeat " Kaka Bachao "
(Kaka save me) . He was locked up for some time. The man was fervently and frantically repeating " Kaka Bachao " !! .
In the evening police, quite contrary to their usual procedure released him. Sad and unnerved, he went to asleep. The Voice, an Angry voice this time , asked him, " Why, you did not have the time to my bidding ? Your repetition of Kaka Bachao saved you. Go and pass my message at once."
Early next morning he went to Poona and delivered the message , the recipient of the message asked the man his name . The other answered " My name has nothing to do with it. "Kaka Bachao" !!.
 Mr. Anant Iyer, a young man from Shimoga (Mysore) was the third messenger who was ordered in a dream to go to Poona and deliver the same message. Anant Iyer reached the hotel and by chance (?) , saw Markand in the dinning room. Something seemed to tell Anant Iyer that was the man he had traveled for to meet. So he made bold to ask the other if he was not a devotee of Mother. An emphatic affirmative was the answer. And the message was delivered.
Anant Iyer, who had some spiritual knowledge and ritualistic devotion, had a great desire to see Mother at least in dream. He sought Markand's help. The latter agreed and took him to the Shaikh Sulla Bridge for discussion. They sat there from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. talking of Mother. Afterwards Anant Iyer went to sleep and he had a wonderful dream, in which Mother appeared and said," You have wished to see me in your dream. Who was talking to you on the bridge ? That was Myself ". With tears of joy the young man ran to Markand and narrated his dream.
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : SAINT MAI SWARUPA WRITTEN BY MAI SHISHU U.G. MENON, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 4000054 INDIA.