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Shirdi Diary Of GS Kharpade: When Sai Delayed Permission To Go Back To Amrawati
I got up as usual, prayed, and wished to bath, but hot water was not ready, so I came out and sat talking. I saluted Sai Maharaj as he went out and then had my bath. I read Panchadashi. Later on I went to see Sai Maharaj at the Musjid and returned after Aarti.
About 4 p.m. I went with Balvant, Bhishma and Bandu who brought my Hukka and Sai Maharaj had a smoke out of it. Madhavrao asked for permission for me to return to Amrawati but Sai Maharaj said that he would decide about it tomorrow morning.
He got all the people there out of the Masjid and advised me very very kindly in a truly fatherly way. At sunset we went again and saw him opposite the Chawadi and later on attended the Shej Aarti. Then Bhishma had his Panchapadi earlier than usual. Bhai also sang a Bhajan.
(Text Submitted By Sudiksha Dubey)