Shirdi Diary Of GS Kharpade: Celebrating Sankranti With Baba

Shirdi Diary Of GS Kharpade: Celebrating Sankranti With Baba


I got up early in the morning, finished my prayer and sat to read Rangnathi Yoga Vashishta with Bapu Saheb Jog and Ram Maruti. We continued it, after seeing Sai Maharaj go out. I went to the Masjid after he returned and found that he was arranging for a bath.

So I returned and wrote two letters and went again. He was very kind to me and gave Til Gul brought for him by Bapu Saheb Jog. He gave it to Balvant also. The midday Aarti was a little late as Megha was not well and it being Til Sankrant, the Paros were late.

By the time we returned and had our midday meal, it was 4 p.m. Then Dixit read Ramayana but we did not make much progress. In the afternoon when I went Sai Baba did not admit anybody. So I took a turn by Bapusaheb Jog's quarters and went in time for evening namaskar.

The Tahasildar of Khandwa is still here and gradually falling into the routine of the place. One Mr. Gupte has come with his brother and family. He says he is distantly related to my friend Baba Gupte of Thana. I sat talking with him. In the evening there was Shej Aarti, Bhishma's Bhajan and Dixit's Ramayan. We all celebrated the Sankranti though on a small scale.

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