One Vaisakha Purnima day, years ago, Baba was on the sands of the River Chitravathi in the evening, with a hundred Bhaktas. The talk inevitably moved towards Buddha whose birth, illumination and release happened on that day of the year. While speaking on the Bodhi Tree at Gaya to which Buddha proceeded for Thapas, someone asked , "why did he go so far and select that tree?". And Baba replied giving an account of mystic yanthras over which such trees grow, yanthras which keep out evil forces and stimulate spiritual impulses and help concentration. Even while He was describing these yantras, He created from the sands a shining copper plate on which was drawn in squares the mystic symbols and numbers of which He spoke.
He said that He would be depositing it in the Thapovana, (on the hills behind the Prasanthi Nilayam) and plant a Vatavriksha (Fiscus bengalnesis) thereon. "It will act as the yanthra which I am describing. Yogis wherever they are, when they reach a certain stage of sadhana, will know of this congenial spot and hurry hither, to be benefitted by this mystic potency", He said. Baba is therefore indicated by this name - He who is the Prathishtapaka (person who planted firmly) the Vatavriksha (the banyan tree of Dakshinamoorthy- Siva as the teacher) as an Anugraha (boon) to the Sadhakas. In the Raghavashtaka, the Lord is described as Sadhakamaarga Kalpatharu, "the wish-fulfillment tree of all Sadhakas". Baba is the same Raghava or Rama and so, He is again fulfilling the wish of Sadhakas, for a sanctified spot from which they can easily attain their goal.