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Regarding the copy rights I would like to say that the book says all the copyrights are with the author.

However this is not the complete story. The devotee who presented me with the photo copy of the book, did it after seeing this blog He wished that more Sai Baba devotees get to know the leelas of Sai Baba.

Reading through the first pages of the book, one can easily understand that the purpose of writing this book and publishing was purely to spread the stories of Sai Baba, His tremendous love, His astonishing grace and the astounding events that took place in the sacred Shirdi, while Sai Baba was in gross body and even the improbable events that took place after He left his leaving the gross form.

The first page of the book says that the first two parts out of total four parts , of the book, 45, where distributed for free. When the demand for the book from real interested devotees came, there was none left.

This forced them to set few rules like none will get the book for free, leaving some charitable trusts and temple libraries. Later few able devotees donated some amount and the first two parts and the later two parts total 1, page were published. As the fate would have it the book published in July , is not available as book in any store. There are few devotees who give the photocopy of the book and demand only the cost of the photo copies. Many inquiries were made, many questions were put to Baba and others regarding these items, but no satisfactory answer or information has yet been obtained.

Practically we know nothing about these matters. Namdev and Kabir were not born like ordinary mortals. They were found as infants in mother-of-pearls, Namdev being found on the bank Bhimrathi River by Gonayee, and Kabir on the bank Bhagirathi River by Tamal.

Similar was the case with Sai Baba. He first manifested Himself as a young lad of sixteen under a Neem tree in Shirdi, for the sake of Bhaktas. Even then He seemed to be full with the knowledge of Brahman. He had no desire for worldly objects even in dream.

He kicked out Maya; and Mukti deliverance was serving at His feet. One old woman of Shirdi, the mother of Nana Chopdar, described Him thus. This young lad, fair, smart and very handsome, was first seen under the Neem tree, seated in an Asan. The people of the village were wonder-struck to see such a young lad practising hard penance, not minding heat and cold. By day he associated with none, by night he was afraid of nobody.

People were wondering and asking, whence this young chap had turned up. His form and features were so beautiful that a mere look endeared Him to all. Outwardly he looked very young; but by His action he was really a Great Soul. He was the embodiment of dispassion and was an enigma to all. God Khandoba asked them to bring a pickaxe and dig in a particular place. When it was dug, bricks were found underneath a flat stone.

When the stone was removed, a corridor led to a cellar where cow-mouth-shaped structures, wooden boards, necklaces were seen. Khandoba said - "This lad practiced penance here for 12 years. The people then closed the corridor as before.

As Ashwattha and Audumbar trees are held sacred, Baba regarded this Neem tree equally sacred and loved it most.

Three Wadas 1 The site with the Neem tree and surrounding space was bought by Mr. This Wada was the sole resting place for pilgrims, who flocked there. A Par platform was built round the neem tree and lofts with steps were constructed.

Under the steps, there is a niche facing south and devotees sit on the Par platform facing north. This Wada was old and dilapidated and wanted repairs.

The Sansthan has made the necessary repairs, additions and alterations now. Kakasaheb Dixit, Solicitor of Bombay, had gone to England. He had injured his leg by an accident there. The injury could not be got rid of by any means. Nanasaheb Chandorkar advised him to try Sai Baba. So he saw Sai Baba in A. He was so much pleased with the darshana of Sai Baba that he decided to reside in Shirdi. So he built a Wada for himself and other devotees. The foundation of this building was laid on On this day, two other important events took place.

Dadasaheb Khaparde was given permission to return home, and 2 the night Arti in Chavadi was commenced. The Wada was complete and was inhabited on the Rama-Navami day in A. Booty, of Nagpur.

The site of this Mandir had formerly a garden, which was watered and looked after by Baba. Three Wadas thus sprang up, where there was none formerly. Dengale and other devotees; and other incidents will be described in the next Chapter. While he was making a trip to Aurangabad, he lost his mare. For two long months, he made a diligent search but could get no trace of the lost mare. After being disappointed, he returned from Aurangabad with the saddle on his back. After travelling four Koss and a half, he came, on the way, to a mango tree under the foot of which sat a RATNA queer fellow.

He had a cap on His head, wore Kafni long robe and had a "Satka" short stick under His armpit and He was preparing to smoke a Chilim pipe. On seeing Chand Patil pass by the way, He called out to him and asked him to have a smoke and to rest a little.

The Fakir asked him about the saddle. Chand Patil replied that it was of his mare, which was lost. The queer fellow or Fakir asked him to make a search in the Nala close by. He went and the wonder of wonders! He found out the mare. He thought that this Fakir was not an ordinary man, but an Avalia a great saint. He returned to the Fakir with the mare. The Chilim was ready for being smoked, but two things were wanting; 1 fire to light the pipe, and 2 water to wet the chhapi piece of cloth through which smoke is drawn up.

The Fakir took His prong and thrust it forcibly into the ground and out came a live burning coal, which He put on the pipe. Then He dashed the Satka on the ground, from whence water began to ooze. The chhapi was wetted with that water, was then wrung out and wrapped round the pipe.

Thus everything being complete, the Fakir smoked the Chilim and then gave it also to Chand Patil. On seeing all this, Chand Patil was wonderstruck.

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He requested the Fakir to come to his home and accept his hospitality. The Patil was a village - officer of Dhoop. So Patil made preparations to start for Shirdi for the marriage. The Fakir also accompanied the marriage-party. The marriage went off without any hitch, the party returned to Dhoop, except the Fakir alone stayed in Shirdi, and remained there forever.

Others also addressed Him as Sai and thenceforth he became known as Sai Baba. One Saint named Devidas was living in Shirdi many years before Baba came there. Baba liked his company. He stayed with him in the Maruti temple, in the Chavadi, and some time lived alone.

Then came another Saint by name Jankidas. When he first saw Sai Baba, carrying pitchers of water in both hands, for watering the garden, he was amazed and said openly, "Blessed is Shirdi, that it got this precious Jewel.

This man is carrying water today; but He is not an ordinary fellow. As this land Shirdi was lucky and meritorious, it secured this Jewel. When he saw Sai Baba, he said openly, "This is a precious Diamond in reality. You will realize this in the near future. This was said while Sai Baba was a youngster. He dressed like an athlete. A devotee by name Vaman Tatya supplied Him daily with two earthen pitchers. With these Baba Himself used to water the plants. He drew water from the well and carried the pitchers on His shoulders.

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In the evening the pitchers were kept at the foot of the Neem tree. As soon as they were placed there, they were broken, as they were made of raw earth and not baked. Next day, Tatya supplied two fresh pitchers. On this site, at present, stands the big mansion - Samadhi Mandir of Baba, which is now frequented and used by so many devotees.

He once thought of going to Akkalkot Sholapur District , taking the darshana of the Padukas foot-prints of the Maharaj and offering his sincere worship there; but before he could go there, he got a vision in his dream.

Akkalkot Maharaj appeared in the vision and said to him - "Now Shirdi is my resting place, go there and offer your Worship. As a reminiscence of this vision etc. One Dixit Brahmin was appointed for worship, and the management was entrusted to devotee Sagun. Complete Version of this Story Mr. It runs as follows: In Shaka A. His compounder; and his friend, Bhai Krishnaji Alibagkar, accompanied him.

Ramarao Kothare, who would prepare nice Padukas for this purpose. All liked the proposal and Dr. Kothare was informed of it.

He came to Shirdi and drew a plan of the Padukas. The latter made many improvements, drew lotuses, flowers, conch, disc, man etc. The Padukas were made in Bombay and sent to Shirdi with the compounder. Baba said that they should be installed on the Pournima 15th of Shravan. On that day at 11 a. Baba touched the Padukas, saying that these are the feet of the Lord and asked the people to instal them, under foot of the Neem tree.

Baba gave this sum for the installation of the Padhukas.

The total expense of installation came up to Rs. For the first 5 years, G. Dixit worshipped the Padukas daily and then Laxman Kacheshwar Jakhadi did this. In the first five years, Dr. Kothare sent Rs. The expense of bringing the railing from the station to Shirdi Rs. Bhai Krishnaji was orginally a devotee of Akkalkot Maharaj.

He had come to Shirdi at the installation of the Padukas, in Shaka on his way to Akkalkot. He wanted to go to Akkalkot after taking the darshana of Baba. Baba said - "Oh, what is there in Akkalkot?

Why do you go there? The incumbent Maharaj of that place is here, Myself. He came to Shirdi off and on, after the installation of the Padukas. Deo concluded that Hemadpant did not know these details. Had be known them, he would not have failed to depict them in his Sat-charita. There was a wrestler in Shirdi, by name Mohdin Tamboli.

Baba and he did not agree on some items, and both had a fight. In this Baba was defeated. Thenceforth, Baba changed His dress and mode of living. He donned Kafni, wore a Langot waist band and covered His head with a piece of cloth. He took a piece of sackcloth for His seat, sackcloth for His bed and was content with wearing torn and worn out rags.

He always said "Poverty is better than Kingship, far better than Lordship. The Lord is always brother befriender of the poor. While he was once wrestling, a similar feeling of dispassion came over him, and at the proper time he heard the voice of an adept, saying that he should wear out his body, playing with God.

So he too gave up Samsara and turned towards God-realization.

He established a math on the banks of the river near Puntambe, and lived there with disciples. Sai Baba did not mix and speak with the people.

He only gave answers when he was questioned. By day he always sat under the Neem tree, sometimes under the shade of a branch of a Babul tree near the stream at the outskirts of the village.

In the afternoon, He used to walk at random and go at times to Nimgaon. There He frequented the house of Balasaheb Dengale. Baba loved Mr.

His younger brother, named Nanasaheb, had no son, though he married a second wife. Balasaheb sent Nanasaheb for taking darshana of Sai Baba, and after some time with His grace, Nanasaheb got a son. From that time onwards, people began to come in numbers to see Sai Baba, and His fame began to spread and reached Ahmednagar; from thence Nanasaheb Chandorkar and Keshav Chidamber, and many others began to come to Shirdi.

Baba was surrounded by His devotees during day; and slept at night in an old and dilapidated Masjid. The piece of white cloth on the head was twisted like matted hair, and flowed down from the left ear on the back.

This was not washed for weeks. He wore no shoes, no sandals. A piece of sack-cloth was His seat for most of the day. He wore a coupin waist-cloth-band and for warding off cold he always sat in front of a Dhuni sacred fire facing south with His left hand resting on the wooden railing. In that Dhuni, He offered as oblation; egoism, desires and all thoughts and always uttered Allah Malik God is the sole owner. The Masjid in which He sat was only of two room dimensions, where all devotees came and saw Him.

After A. The old Masjid was repaired and a pavement was constructed. Turning Water into Oil Sai Baba was very fond of lights. He used to borrow oil from shopkeepers, and keep lamps burning the whole night in the Masjid and temple.

This went on for some time. The Banias, who supplied oil gratis, once met together and decided not to give Him oil. When, as usual, Baba went to ask for oil, they all gave Him a distinct No. Unperturbed, Baba returned to the Masjid and kept the dry wicks in the lamps.

The banias were watching Him with curiosity. Baba took the Tumrel tin pot which contained very little a few drops of oil, put water into it and drank it and forced it fall in the container. After consecrating the tin-pot in this way, He again took water in the tin-pot and filled all the lamps with it and lighted them.

To the surprise and dismay of the watching Banias, the lamps began to burn and kept burning the whole night. The Banias repented and apologized. Baba forgave them and asked them to be more truthful in future.

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The Fakir was learned, could repeat the whole Koran and had a sweet tongue. Many religious and devout people of the village came to him and began to respect him. With the help of the people, he started to build an Idgah a wall before which Mahomedans pray on Idgah day , near the Virabhadra temple. There was some quarrel about this affair, on account of which, Javhar Ali had to leave Rahata.

Then he came to Shirdi and lived in the Masjid with Baba. People were captured by his sweet talk, and he began to call Baba his disciple. Baba did not object and consented to be his Chela. Then both Guru and Chela decided to return to Rahata and live there. He even served the Master in various ways.

They used to come to Shirdi off and on, but their main stay was in Rahata. The loving devotees of Baba in Shirdi did not like, that Baba should stay away from them in Rahata.

So they went in a deputation to bring Baba back to Shirdi.

When they met Baba near the Idgah and told the purpose for which they came, Baba said to them that the Fakir was an ill-tempered fellow, he would not leave him and that they should better return to Shirdi without him, before the Fakir returned. While they were thus talking, the Fakir turned up and was very angry with them for trying to take away his disciple. There was some discussion and altercation and it was finally decided that both the Guru and Chela should return to Shirdi.

And so they returned and lived in Shirdi. But after a few days the Guru was tested by Devidas and he was found wanting. Twelve years before Baba arrived in Shirdi with the marriage-party, this Devidas aged about 10 or 11 came to Shirdi and lived in the Maruti temple. Devidas had fine features and brilliant eyes, and he was dispassion incarnate and a Jnani.

Many persons, namely Tatya Kote, Kashinath and others regarded, him as their Guru. They brought Javhar Ali in his presence, and in the discussion that followed; Javhar was worsted and fled from Shirdi. He went and stayed in Bijapur and returned after many years to Shirdi, and prostrated himself before Sai Baba.

The delusion that he was Guru and Sai Baba his Chela was cleared away, and as he repented, Sai Baba treated him with respect. In this case Sai Baba showed by actual conduct how one should get rid of egoism and do the duties of a disciple to attain the highest end, viz. This story is told here according to the version given by Mhalsapati a great devotee of Baba. In the next Chapter will be described Rama-Navami Festival, the Masjid, its former condition and later improvement etc.

Repairs to the Masjid. The word Sadguru brings to mind Sai Baba. He appears to me, as if standing before me, and applying Udi scared ashes to my forehead and placing his hand of blessing on my head. Then joy fills my heart and love overflows through my eyes. Even the speech of those, whose heads feel annoyed when they hear religious and Godly talks, attains calmness.

When I begin to read scriptures, at every step I am reminded of my Sadguru, and Sai Baba, assumes the form of Rama or Krishna and makes me listen to his Life. When I myself start to write anything, I cannot compose a few words or sentences, but when He of his own accord makes me write, I go on writing and writing and there is no end to it. If any one prostrates before Sai and surrenders heart and soul to Him, then unsolicited, all the chief objects of life viz.

Dharma righteousness , Artha wealth , Kama Desire and Moksha Deliverance , are easily and unsolicitedly attained. Four paths, viz. Do not be deluded by worldly honor. The form of the Deity should be firmly fixed in the mind. Let all the senses and mind be ever devoted to the worship of the Lord, let there be no attraction for any other thing; fix the mind in remembering Me always, so that it will not wander elsewhere, towards body, wealth and home.

Then it will be calm, peaceful and care-free. This is the sign of the mind, being well engaged in good company. If the mind is vagrant, it cannot be called well-merged. As Rama-Navami is the greatest festival celebrated at Shirdi, another fuller account, as published in Sai Leela Magazine of , page , is also referred to and a summary of the festival, as related in both these accounts is attempted here.

Origin One, Mr. Gopalrao Gund, was a Circle Inspector at Kopergaon. He was a great devotee of Baba. He had three wives, but had no issue. It seems, He had some end in view, in this, viz. As future events showed, this end or object was achieved. Though the permission was obtained, but other difficulties cropped up. Shirdi was a village, and there was scarcity of water. There were two wells in the village, the one in use, dried up soon, and the water from the second was brackish.

This brackish water was turned into sweet one by Sai Baba, by throwing flowers into it. The water of this well was insufficient, so Tatya Patil had to arrange to get water, from a well by fixing Moats leather sacks thereon, at a considerable distance. Then temporary shops had to be constructed, and wrestling bouts arranged.

He also was similarly unhappy in the matter of progeny, though he married two wives. He too was blessed by Sai Baba with sons, and Mr. Gund prevailed upon his friend to prepare and supply one simple flag for the procession of the fair; he also succeeded in inducing Mr. Nanasaheb Nimonkar to supply another embroidered flag.

Both these flags were taken in procession through the village, and finally fixed at the two ends or corners of the Masjid, which is called by Sai Baba as Dwarkamai. This is being done even now. This procession is held in honour of great Muslim Saints. Sandal i. This work was managed by Mr.

Amir Shakkar for the first three years, and then afterwards by his wife. Arrangement This day was very dear and sacred to the devotees of Sai Baba. Most of them turned out on the occasion, and took a leading part in the management of the fair.

Tatya Kote Patil looked to all outward affairs, while the internal management was entirely left to one Radha Krishna Mai, a female devotee of Baba. Her residence was full of guests on the occasion, and she had to look to their needs, and also to arrange for all the paraphernalia of the fair. Another work, which she willingly did, was to wash out and clean and white-wash the entire Masjid, its walls and floor, which were blackened and were full of soot on account of the ever-burning Dhuni sacred fire of Sai Baba.

This work, she did during the night, when Sai Baba went to sleep every alternate day in the Chavadi. She had to take out all the things, including even the Dhuni, and after thorough cleaning and whitewashing replace them, as they were before.

Feeding the poor, which was so dear to Sai Baba, was also a great item in this fair. Transformation of Urus into Rama-Navami Festival Things were going on in this way and the fair was gradually increasing in importance till A. While he was lying on the verandah, and while Mr.All my senses were satisfied and I forgot thirst and hunger. When Baba took His Mahasamadhi, after receiving thousands and thousands of Rupees as Dakshina for about ten years, He only had a few Rupees in His possession.

He took some quantity of wheat in a winnowing fan, and then drawing up the sleeves of His Kafni robe ; and taking hold of the peg of the hand-mill, started grinding the wheat by putting a few handfuls of wheat in the upper opening of the mill and rotated it. They used to come to Shirdi off and on, but their main stay was in Rahata. This is the sign of the mind, being well engaged in good company.

As fortune favoured me, I reached Shirdi the next day before 9 or 10 A. First, he makes obeisance to the God Ganesha to remove all obstacles and make the work a success and says that Shri Sai is the God Ganesha. How could Baba know our discussion unless He be omniscient and Inner Ruler of us all? Thus everything being complete, the Fakir smoked the Chilim and then gave it also to Chand Patil.

Next day, the Masjid was decorated with buntings etc.