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Shirdi Diary Of GS Kharpade: When We Prayed To Sai To Get Rid Of Plague, He Asked Us To Clean The Roads
December 1, 1911
The prayer this morning was very very pleasant and after it I felt quite elevated. Then I sat explaining the first few verses of Panchadashi to Dattatraya Chitnis. He is a very nice man. Then we visited Sai Maharaj, both as he went out, and after he returned.
He gave me the Chilam very often and grapes that Radhakrishna Bai had sent. He gave the grapes twice to my son Balwant. In the after noon I heard that he was cleaning the Masjid. So I did not attempt to go that side.
All the people brought a deputation to Sai Maharaj to get rid of the plague. He advised them to clean the roads, sweep the tombs and burning and burial ghats and to feed the poor. I spent the whole afternoon reading the daily papers and talking to Chitnis and others.
Upasani is composing something. In the evening we saw Sai Maharaj near Chawdi and again attended the Shej Arti after which Chitnis, his engineer friend, and another went away.
(Text Submitted By Sudiksha Dubey)