Shri Mataji wanted to settle down in Maharashtra after the retirement of Sir C P and was looking for a place near Pune & Mumbai. She was keen to settle down in Maharashtra since this was vibrated and Holy land and the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj.
During the period of early eighties She was invited as a Key Note speaker for the International Rotary conference at Delhi, where She met Mr. Bahri Malhotra, who was the owner of Weikfield industries and also the owner of this land, then. She expressed Her desire to settle down in Pune and he was happy to show this land to Shri Mataji. The first purchase was made of 3 ½ acres and this was followed by purchase of adjacent land from other local farmers to the count of about 10 acres which comprise the total land of Pratishthan.