Characteristic of Shirdi – Blessed Gyan 56

|| Aum Sai Ram || Aum Sai Para Brahmanaa Namah ||

Characteristic of Shirdi – Pilgrimage

“One special peculiarity of Shirdi-pilgrimage was, that none could leave Shirdi, without Baba’s permission; and if he did, he invited untold troubles; but if any one was asked to quit Shirdi, he could stay there no longer. Baba gave certain suggestions or hints, when devotees went to bid good-bye and take leave. These suggestions had to be followed. If they were not followed or were departed from, accidents were sure to befall them. We give below a few instances.”

Effect of Compliance and Non-compliance with Baba’s Orders

Tatya Kote Patil

“Tatya Kote was once going in a tonga to Kopargaon bazaar. He came in haste to the Masjid, saluted Baba, and said that he would go to Kopargaon bazaar. Baba said, “Don’t make haste, stop a little, forget the bazaar, don’t go out of the village”. On seeing his anxiousness to go, Baba asked him to take Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande), with him. Not minding this direction, Tatya Kote immediately drove off his tonga. Of the two horses one, which cost Rs.300/- was very active and restless. After passing Sawli Vihir, it began to run rashly, got a sprain in its waist and fell down. Tatya was not much hurt, but was reminded of Mother Sai’s direction. On another occasion while proceeding to Kolhar village, he disregarded Baba’s direction, and drove in a tonga, which met with a similar accident.”

The European Gentleman

“One European gentleman of Mumbai once came to Shirdi, with an introductory note from Nanasaheb Chandorkar, and with some object in view. He was comfortably accommodated in a tent. He wanted to kneel before Baba and kiss His hand. Therefore, he tried thrice to step into the Masjid, but Baba prevented him from doing so. He was asked to sit in the open courtyard below and take Baba’s darshan from there. Not pleased with the reception he got, he wanted to leave Shirdi at once and came to bid good-bye.

Baba asked him to go the next day and not to hurry. People also requested him to abide by Baba’s direction. Not listening to all this, he left Shirdi in a tonga. The horses ran at first all right, but when Sawli Vihir was passed, a bicycle came in front, on seeing which the horses were frightened and ran fast. The tonga was turned topsy-turvy and the gentleman fell down and was dragged some distance. He was immediately released; but had to go and lie in Kopargaon hospital for the treatment of his injuries. Such experiences were legion, and people learnt the lesson, that those who disobeyed Baba’s instructions, met with accidents in one way or the other, and those who obeyed them, were safe and happy.”


|| Aum Sai Sharnam || May Peace Be To All ||

|| Happy Baba’s Day To You All 🙂 _/\_ ||





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