|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||
“On seeing all this, Chand Patil was wonder-struck. He requested the Fakir to come to his home and accept his hospitality. Next day, He went to the Patil’s house and stayed there for some time. The Patil was a village-officer of Dhoop. His wife’s brother’s son was to be married and the bride was from Shirdi. 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 back in Shirdi, and remained there forever.
When the marriage-party came to Shirdi, it alighted at the foot of a Banyan tree in Bhagat Mhalsapati’s field, near Khandoba’s temple. The carts were loosened in the open courtyard of Khandoba’s temple, and the members of the party descended one by one, and the Fakir also got down. Bhagat Mhalsapati saw the young Fakir getting down and accosted Him “YA SAI” (Welcome Sai)! Others also addressed Him as ‘Sai’ and thenceforth, He became known as ‘Sai Baba’.”
– SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA (Chapter V)
|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||