Shirdi Diary Of GS Kharpade: When Baba Paced In The Chavdi And Used Violent Words

Shirdi Diary Of GS Kharpade: When Baba Paced In The Chavdi And Used Violent Words

26-12-1911

I got up early and attended Kakad aarti, Sai Maharaj was in rather unusual mood, took his stick and with it tapped the ground round about. By the time he descended the steps of Chavadi he walked twice backward and forward and used violent language.

On my return I prayed, bathed and sat in the verandah in front of my room. I saw Sai Maharaj go out. Mr. Gokhale pleader of Poona came. He had seen my wife at Shegaon before when Ganapati Baba was working in the physical world. There was with him a seller of Indian toys and another. They saw me after the midday Aarti and after I had taken my meal.

I lay down for a while in the third quarter of the day and then sat talking with Mahajani, Dr. Hate and others. We saw Sai Maharaj in the afternoon at the Chawadi and later on about dusk when he came out for his stroll. He was very gracious.

Today he spoke with my son Balwant and got him to sit even after he told everybody else to clear out. He told him not to admit guest in the evening and to take care of him and that in return he (Sai Baba) would take care of him. Mahdhaorao Deshpande is ill.

He has enough cold and is lying down a good deal, if not actually confined to bed. In the evening there was Bhishma's Bhajan as usual and Dixit's Ramayana afterwards. Mr. Bhate was there to hear the Purana. We began the Sunder Kand today.

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