CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF EVENTS (Episodes)
CONCERNING SHRI SAI BABA
Sai Baba was born in very early
hours of September 27 or 28, 1835 to a
poor Hindu couple, Gangabhavadya and
Devagiriamma. The newborn infant is left
in the woods, abandoned. The infant is
immediately discovered and adopted by a
childless Muslim fakir and his wife.
Sai Baba lives with the Muslim couple
for 4 years. Meanwhile the fakir dies..
The wife is left to tend the child
alone. Even as a small child Baba stirs
up sentiments between the Hindu and
Muslim community by worshiping Allah in
Hindu temples, and Hindu gods in the
mosque. In fear of increased problems by
a sole widow, Baba is handed over for
care with a local mendicant and
Sai Baba spent 12 years with
his Guru. The name of his Guru was Gopal
Rao Deshmukh (Venkusa, also known as
of Selu. Some say " Baba practiced
penance at the tomb of His Guru in the
cellar under the Neem
Tree at Shirdi". Arrival of Devidas at
Shirdi (Aged 10-11 years) took place in
1846. When he enquired, BABA mentioned
the name of his GURU as Venkusa implying
Sai Baba first appeared
at Shirdi and stays in the village for
two months. He is noted to reside day
and night under a Neem Tree (aged about
16 Years) which he claims is growing
over the tomb of his old guru. After two
months Baba disappeared to an unknown
Sai Baba travels about from place to
place and finally ends up in Dhoopkheda
(or Dhoop) in Aurangabad District. There
he ends up attending the marriage of
Chandu Patel's son in 1858.
Sai Baba returns to Shirdi along with
the marriage-party of Chand Patil and
remained at Shirdi for ever till His
Samadhi. A widowed Deputy Collector and
Settlement Officer by name H.V. Sathe (Hari
Vinayaka Sathe) comes to Shirdi on the
death of his wife. Baba takes great
fondness to Sathe. Sathe was the first
to set up apartments at Shirdi for
temporary visitors. Baba regarded Sathe
as his right hand in regard to all
matters. Because Baba was keeping Sathe
close to him and relying on him for
everything, the residents of Shirdi grew
jealous towards him.
Saint Manik Prabhu of
Homanabad in Bidar District of Karnataka
passed away in 1878, Chaitra Vadya 14.
H. H. Akkalkot Swami left His mortal
coil at Akkalkot in Solapur District of
Maharashtra. (First appeared in 1835).
It is reported that three of them (Manik
Prabhu, Swami Samartha and SAIBABA) met
Saint Anandnath (aged 95
years) of Yewala Math and a disciple of
Akkalkot Swami visited Shirdi and seeing
Sai Baba exclaimed, "This is a precious
1886, April 16
Mahasamadhi of Shri
Ramkrishna Paramahansa of Bengal 1886,
Margashirsh 15 Sai Baba got rid of an
attack of asthma, by going into samadhi
for 72 Hrs.
Manthrapragada Ramalaksmhi Devi, and my
father, Venkata Narasimha Rao???who were
childless in spite of efforts???visited
their Guru, Shirdi Sai Baba, in 1887 and
prayed to him for a child. As the fruit
of Shirdi Sai Baba's grace, I was born
to them on August 8, 1888. Shirdi Sai
Baba himself gave me my name, Shringeri
Sharada Devi. As I am of fair
complexion, he used to lovingly call me
Abdullah arrived at
Shirdi from Nanded (in West Khandesh
near Jalgaon and Amalner).
arrived at Shirdi for the first time
after being invited by BABA many a time
showing his intimate relations with NANA
since his many previous births.
Das Ganu (Ganesh
Dattatreya Sahasrabuddhe) accompanied
Nanasaheb Chandorkar to Shirdi for the
Celebration of 'Urus'
( fair) started at Shirdi owing to the
efforts of Gopalrao Gund, a Circle
Inspector of Kopargaon.
Sai Baba was seen
sleeping on a narrow plank suspended
with old rags about 7 or 8 feet above
ground with lighted lamps placed on the
(Uknown year) About this time, the
parents of Shyam came to Shirdi with the
two-year old child named Mohan Shyam. A
small school for children were adjoining
Baba's room. Shyam used to watch Baba at
nights through the ventilator. Baba used
to sleep on an eighteen-inch wide plank
suspended suspended with old rags about
7 or 8 feet above ground with lighted
lamps placed on the plank. Shyam was
apprehensive that Baba might fall from
his lofty but narrow perch during sleep.
Shyam prayed to stay near Baba and serve
him for his remaining days.
Nanasaheb Chandorkar visited Shirdi with
his sister-in-law's husband, Shri
Biniwale. Baba scolded Nanasaheb for
dissuading Biniwale, a devotee of Shri
Dattatmya from visiting Datta Temple on
the bank of Godavari River to avoid
delay in reaching Shirdi.
Sai Baba like a learned Pandit explained
Geeta to Nanasaheb Chandorkar, who
believed that BABA was not well versed
with Sanskrit language of Pandits
Das Ganu left Govt. service and
as per Baba's instructions settled at
Nanded and started performing keertans
and writing life histories of recent
Das Ganu's book 'Sant Kathamrit' was
published. (Ch. 57 about Sai Baba's
advice to Nanasaheb Chandorkar).
Rao Bahadur H. V. Sathe first arrived at
Shirdi. (Aged 49 years).
Nanasaheb Chandorkar's pregnant daughter
Mainatai at Jamner in Jalgaon District
had severe pains of delivery. Sai baba
sent Udi and Arati with Ramgir Gosavi
from Shirdi and she had a safe delivery.
Sai Baba even took the form of tonga's
Rajput driver to make Ramgir reach
Jamner safe and on time.
Das Ganu's book 'Bhakta-Leelamrit' was
published. (Chs.. 31, 32 and 33 about
Nanasaheb Chandorkar was transferred as
Mamlatdar from Nandurbar to Pandharpur.
On the way, he stopped at Shird! with
his family and started requesting Baba
to accompany them to Pandharpur and stay
there permanently with them. The
devotees then told Nanasaheb about the
singing of bhajan just finished in which
Baba's mood of going to Pandharpur and
staying there for ever was
expressed. The text of the song was,'I
want to go and stay at Pandharpur.'
Shivamma Thayee's uncle meets Baba for
the first time, while Baba is visiting
Vellakinaru in Coimbatore. Baba told
Shivamma's uncle, 'She is the only girl
in the whole lot who will be a highly
elevated soul.' Baba then slowly chanted
the Gayatri Mantra to Shivamma.
Radhakrishna Mai (Sunderabai Kshirsagar)
arrived at Shirdi.(Young good-looking
widow aged 25 years). She was blessed by
BABA who used to send a part of food
collected as (Bhiksha) to her.
Sathe Wada was constructed.
Kashirarn Shimpi died. (Chaitra Shuddha
11). BABA saved his life in a mysterious
way when he was assaulted by Thieves in
Pundalikrao of Nanded met Shri
Vasudevananda Saraswati. (Tembe Swami)
at Rajahmundry on banks of Godavari
River in Andhra Pradesh and Swami gave a
coconut to be presented to Sai Baba.
BABA showed cognizance of Swamiji's
gilt and showed his oneness with Swami
by describing him as his brother (Bhau).
Shri Tatyasaheb Noolkar, (Aged 45 years)
the Sub-judge of Pandharpur first
arrived at Shirdi in 1908. Gurupournima
festival was prompted by Baba for Dada
Kelkar, Tatyasaheb Noolkar, Madhavrao
Deshpande and others.
Saibaba threw an ochre garment on
Balasaheb Bhate, Mamlatdar of Kopargaon,
and an atheist, on his very first visit
and Balasaheb lost complete interest in
worldly matters. He retired prematurely
from service and settled down at Shirdi
Bapusaheb (Sakharam Hari) Jog on
retirement from Govt. service came to
stay at Shirdi permanently accompanied
by his wife.
Bhimaji Patil of Narayangaon (Pune
District) came to Shirdi for getting his
chronic tuberculosis at the last stage
and was cured by Baba's blessings.
1909, Nov 2
Hari Sitaram alias Kakasaheb Dixit (Aged
45 years), a prominent solicitor and
M.L.C. first arrived at Shirdi. Baba
used to call him affectionately Langda
Kaka and removed fear complex from his
mind. Kaka Dixit was known for his
obedience to Baba's orders.
1909, Dec 10
Devotees began to offer regular worship
to Baba in the Chavadi, where He slept
on alternate days.
1909, Dec 25
Baba gave darshan in the
form of Sri Rama to a doctor, devotee of
Sri Rama who came with a Mamlatdar.
Baba's 'Handi' ritual, occasionally
cooking food Himself in a big copper pot
and distributing it to devotees and
poor people without discrimination. This
practice continued till this year. After
wards owing to Das Ganu's keertans
(musical recitals praising Baba), Baba's
fame spread far and wide and devotees
started flocking together in large
numbers offering large quantities of
food as 'naivedya' and thus there was no
need of 'Handi.
Ramachandra Atmaram alias Babasaheb
Tarkhad from Bandra (Bombay) first
Rao Bahadur Moreshwar W. Pradhan of
Santacruz (Bombay) first visited
Govind Raghunath alias Annasaheb
Dabholkar (Aged 51 years), the author of
Shri Sai Satcharita (Marathi), had his
first darshan of Sai Baba and received
significant and prophetic title of
'Hemadpant. Baba gave him his blessings
and inspired him to write SAI SATCHARITA
- a religious scripture describing
BABA's life story and his divine play
(leela) as monumental as GURU CHARITRA-
the old monumental POTHI - a poetic
religious scripture inspiring worship to
GURU, NARASINHA SARASWATI.
alias Balasaheb Deo (Dahanu Mamlatdar)
first visited Shirdi prompted by
Nanasaheb Chandorkar. Deo used to
describe him as Baba's child - with a
full sense of surrender.
Bhadrapad Shuddha 5H. H. Gajanan Maharaj
of Shegaon (Buldhana District of
Maharashtra) left His mortal coil.
(First appeared in 1878). At that very
time at Shirdi, Sai Baba grieved
profusely and said, "Hallo! My Gajanan
is gone. I must take bath again in
reverance to the Great Soul."
Shrimant Gopalrao Mukund alias Bapu
saheb Butty of Nagpur, (a rich
statesman) started staying permanently
Harishchandra Pitale's son
suffering from epilepsy, was cured by
Baba's mere glance at him. Baba gave
Pitale three rupees and reminded him of
two rupees earlier received by him from
Swami Samarth of Akkalkot and thus
showed his oneness with all the other
1910, Ashwin Vady13
Sai Baba pushed his arm into the
brightly burning Dhuni to save a
blacksmith's child. 'The arm was
scorched and burnt. Nanasaheb came from
Bombay with Dr. Parmananda but Baba did
not allow the doctor to treat
him.Bhagoji Shinde's service of
massaging the arm with ghee and
bandaging it continued till Baba's
Samadhi. This episode is in testimony to
BABA's cosmic existence- HIS super
1910 Dec 5
Hon'ble Mr. Ganesh Shrikrishna alias
Dadasaheb Khaparde of Amraoti
(Maharashtra) first visited Shirdi.
(Refused on 10 Dec. 1910) Mr.Babasaheb
Khaprde was an ardent devotee of BABA
and his efforts were instrumental in
bringing Loka Manya Tilak- (a great
national leader -Khapurde's
contemparary) to Shirdi for Baba's
darshan and blessings in his movement
for India's freedom from the British
Foundation-stone of Dixit Wada laid with
Lala Lakhamichand of Santacruz (Bombay)
came to Shirdi. Baba loved him very much
and affectionately accepted his petty
gifts given with love.
Megha returns to Shirdi and
stays till his death. In Baba's company
he underwent mysterious experiences
which transformed Megha from an athiest
to an ardent devotee of Baba and spent
his life in the service of Sai -Shiva.
He regarded Baba as Shiva-Shankar (Lord
Shiva-Shankar -the welfare Doer).
Madrasi Sanyasi Vijayanand, while on a
pilgrimage to Manas Sarovar, haulted at
Shirdi and breathed his last while
reading 'Bhagawat' (a religious script
written by Saint Eknath) for 3 days on
Tatyasaheb Nulkar (Aged 48), the
Sub-judge of Pandharpur breathed, his
last at Shirdi . Baba showed HIS oneness
with Tatya Nulkar and described him as a
pure soul and expressed HIS grief at
After Tatyasaheb Nulkar passed away,
Megha took over the regular daily
worship of Baba in the Dwarakamai. (He
used to stand on one leg while
performing the Arati). Tatyasaheb Nulkar
relinquished everything and stayed at
Shirdi in Baba's company till his demise
Baba bestowed him with the unique
experiences in self realization. Baba
advised him and Mr Shyama Deshpande to
perform Guru worship (Pooja).
Ram-Navami Festival was started at
Shirdi owing to the efforts of Shri
Bhishma and Kaka Mahajani.
Construction of Dixit
Wada was completed and was inhabited
with due rites.
Extension and roofing of the open space
in front of the Dwarakamai was carried
out by Kakasaheb Dixit. Baba got enraged
and tried to shake and uproot a pole.
Then removing Tatya Patil's pugree,
struck a match, set the pugree on fire
and threw it in a pit along with one
rupee as if an auspicious offering to
avert evil. Baba never liked renovation
of his dwelling place viz. Dwarkamai
(the masjid) and opposed any such effort
by the devotees.
Somdav Swami alias Haridwar Swami
1911, June 27
Kashinath Govind Upaswii (aged 41 years)
first visited Shirdi and returned again
on 6 July. Baba ordered him to stay for
4 years in the Khandoba Temple.
composed the famous 'Shri Sainath
Mahimna Stotra (hymn) in Sanskrit. (Now
being recited daily during Arati at
Bubonic plague raged at Shirdi (Lasted
upto March 15 next year) Baba however
saved lives of plague inflicted devotees
by taking upon himself i.e.. on his body
Baba's grinding of wheat
in the hand-mill. It was not wheat that
was ground but plague or cholera itself
was ground to pieces and cast out of
village. Seeing this Annasaheb Dabholkar
(Hemadpant) was inspired to write 'Shri
Dadasaheb Khaparde of Amraoti arrived at
Shirdi again with family and stayed for
3 months. Shri Krishna Bhishma the
author of Arati book 'Sagunopasana'
accompanied him. Dadasaheb Khaparde
wrote diary (daily record of his stay at
Shirdi in Baba's company).
1911, Dec 11
Waman Rao Patel (Aged 22 years) (Later
Swami Sai Sharanananda) first arrived at
1911, Dec 13
Chandrabhan Shet Marwadi, uncle of
Khushalchand of Rahata.. expired.
1911, Dec 16
Dr. Capt. Hate first visited Shirdi (who
had just appeared at LCPS examination.)
Baba sent him a messege in the dream
saying, 'have you forgotten me?'.
1911, Dec 19
Sai Baba's great devotee and a great
saint of Nath-panth order, Shri Rama
Maruti visited Shirdi. (Stayed for 34
days.) '. Ram Maruti offered 'Naivedya'
to Baba and Baba very affectionately
took a part of it (SWEET SANJA).
Sagun Meru Naik arrived
at Shirdi at the age of 23 and on Baba's
advice settled permanently running a
small restaurant for the devotees
Dadasaheb Khaparde's youngest son
Balwant was cured of bubonic plague by
Baba by taking the disease on himself.
1912, Jan 3
Megha fed some Brahmins on completion of
his Gayatri Punascharana (a religious
ritual). Dadasaheb Khaparde attended it
at Sathe Wada.
1912, Jan 19
Megha died at Shirdi at about 4 A.M.
Baba lamented loudly and followed the
funeral procession for some distance.
Baba showered flowers on Megha's body.
1912, Jan 20
Bapusaheb Jog started performing Baba's
Pooja and Arati after Megha's death.He
continued this till Baba's Samadhi and
even some years afterwards until he
shifted to Sakuri and joined Upasani
Transformation of Dwarakamai (the
masjid) started. Pits were patched up
and the stone slabs fixed on the floor.
Baba gave up sack-cloth seat and started
using cushion scat and boister in
deference to devotees' wishes.
Ganapatrao, father of Tatya Kote Patil
passed away. Tatya Patil stopped
sleeping in the Dwarakamai with Baba.
1912, Feb 25
Madhavrao Deshpande (Shama)
left Shirdi to attend Kakasaheb Dixit's
son's thread-ceremony at Nagpur and
Nanasaheb Chandorkar's son's wedding at
Gwalior. From there accompanied by Appa
Kote, he went on a pilgrimage to
Mathura, Prayag, Ayodhya, Kashi and
Gaya. At Gaya Madhavrao saw Baba's
picture at the priest's house and was
reminded of Baba's words, "After
visiting Kashi and Prayag I would be
reaching the religious place ahead of
1912, Mar 15
Dadasaheb Khaparde returned to Amraoti.
Mrs. Laxmibai Khaparde stayed behind.
Dada Maharaj Satarkar, known as
'Modern Tukaram', was invited to perform
Ram-navami Kirtan.When he bowed down in
obeisance, Baba said, "I know this man
since last 4 years". Bala Buva had never
met Sai Baba before but 4 years ago at
Bombay, he had prostrated before Baba's
picture. Thus Baba proved to His
devotees that seeing His picture was
equivalent to seeing Him in person.
First visit of Balaram Dhurandhar along
with his brothers. Before they arrived
Baba had expressed, "Today many of my
Durbar people are coming". Baba offered
Balaram Chillim to smoke and since then
his 6 year old asthma was cured for
1912, Shravan 15
Guru-sthan padukas were
installed under the Neem Tree at Shirdi.
First visit of Mahadev Rao Sapatnekar of
Akkalkot accompanied by his younger
brother Pandit Rao. When Mahadev Rao
prostrated before Baba, Baba shouted
'Chal hat' (Get away) in the protest of
absence of faith in Saptnekar's mind and
his prejudice for Baba.
Baba gave at Dwarakamai darshan of
himself as Vitthal and Rakhumai of
Pandharpur to the wife and mother of R.
B. Purandare of Bandra.
Bala Buva Satarkar performed Ram-Navami
Kirtan at Shirdi and Baba gave him a
gift of Rs.150/- for the Kirtan. These
coins were collected in a dish (Thali)
after Baba's prayer (Aarti). Baba poured
the whole dish in Satarkars bag (zoli)
Wamanrao Patel (Aged 24 - 25 Years.)
(Swami Sai Sharanananda ji) visited
Shirdi again and this time stayed for 11
Rao Bahadur Sathe got a son by Baba's
Grace at the age of 57 years.
Sapatnekar of Akkalkot arrived at Shirdi
again with wife and returned being
blessed for begetting a son.
1914, Feb 14
Mr.B.V. Deo (Memlatdar of Dahanu in
Thane Distict) was charged and
reprimanded by Baba for stealing His rag
and after lot of abusing and scolding
was favoured with instruction to read
Dnyaneshawari regularly every day as per
Deo's desire. This episode is an example
of how Baba sometimes displayed his
transcendental powers to read devotees
mental inclinations even without formal
1914, Feb 22
A Sadhak of Yoga (Swami Ram Baba)
visited Shirdi and seeing Baba eating
bread with onion got suspicious and
disappointed. However Baba proved His
power of omniscience by reading his mind
and the Sadhak returned highly satisfied
1914, April 2
Before the year was over, Baba appeared
to Deo in a dream and inquired if he
understood Dnyaneshwari properly. Deo
said 'No' and added that without Baba's
Grace it will not be understood. Then
Baba explained to Deo how to read it
slowly (and without making haste) with
full concentration for knowing the
subtle meaning between the lines (Bodha
Das Ganu was ordained by Baba to perform
Ram-Navami Kirtan at Shirdi every year.
H. H. Shri Vasudevananda Saraswati (Aged
80 years) (Tembe Swami) left His
mundane body at Garudeshwar on the banks
of River Nannada in Gujarat.
1914. July 15
Kashinath Upasani left Shird! (total
stay 3 years, 19 days) and proceeded
towards Nagpur, Khadakpur etc.
Sai Baba suffered from asthma and was
very weak. Yet He climbed over
Radhakrishna Mai's roof with a ladder.
Paid Rs. 2/- to the person bringing and
placing the ladder. Honouring a worker
for his work, Baba showed how Dignity of
labour should be maintained.
Balakram Mankar passed away at Shirdi.
Mrs Tarkhad (wife of Babasaheb Tarkhad
of Bandra) sent a pedha (made of milk
and sugar) which was already offered as
naivedya and that too with Balakram's
son Govindji who was in mourning. Yet
Baba swollowed it with great eagerness
1915, Dec 30
Construction work of Butty's Wada was in
progress. Baba occasionally used to go
at this place to see the progress of
this work and gave instructions.
Sai Baba made Das Ganu to do 'Nam-saptah
and Kirtan' at Shirdi for a week.
Radhakrishna Mai (Aged 35 years) passed
away. Baba used to bless her by sending
a portion of food collected by him by
way of Bhiksha.
Arrival of a Madrasi Bhajani Mela (Party
of the Ramdasi Order). Baba gave darshan
to the chief's wife in the form of her
beloved diety Shri Rama. The chief also
got a dream and his attitude towards
Baba was completely changed.
Nephew of Dr. Mulky from Malegaon
(District Nasik), suffering from
tubercular bone-abcess, was fully cured
by Sai Baba's Udi and his loving glance.
The doctor himself visited Shirdi
afterwards and became a staunch devotee
of Shri Sai Baba realising that Baba's
service is to be performed not only for
the sake of money or other mundane
things but for the welfare of the
disabled, helpless and downtrodden.
Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) retired
from Govt. service. On Guru Poumima Day
while at Shirdi, Anna Chinchanikar
pleaded before Baba for getting some
other appointment for Hemadpant as his
pension was quite insufficient and his
family was growing. Baba assured him
about his source of income for
livelyhood after retirement.
1916, Vijaya Dashami
When in the evening Shirdi residents
were returning from 'Simollanghan'
ceremony (crossing of the border or
limits of the kingdom village), Baba
suddenly got into wild rage and taking
off His head-dress, kafni and langota
(loin cloth) etc., tore them into pieces
and threw them in the burning Dhuni
before Him. The fire in the Dhuni became
brighter and Baba stood there stark
naked. Later when cooled down and
dressed again Baba said, "This is My
Simollanghan" and thus hinted at His
departure from this world soon on
Dassehra Day. This Darshan provided an
enlightenment that Baba's body cannot be
described as Hindu or Muslim or of any
cast or belonging to any religion in
Ramchandra Dada Patil became seriously
ill. One night. appearing before him,
Baba told him that he would recover soon
but Tatya Patil will die on Vijaya
Dashami Day in 1918. Thus by
substituting Tatya's name for HIS, Baba
foretold Tatya's passing away. However,
Baba sacrificed his body to save
devotees life by saying 'instead of him
another person will go?'.
Baba averted Gopal Narayan Ambadekar's
effort of suicide by prompting him to
read an appropriate incident from
Akkalkot Swami's Chaiitra (religious
scripture) and avoided greatest sin in
his devotees life.
Shyam, the faithful servant of Baba
falls at Baba's feet and dies, merging
Baba tells Shringeri Sharada Devi,
"Gori, I will appear in Andhra [Pradesh]
with the same name of Sai Baba but in
another Avathar . Then again,
you will come to me. I will keep you
with me and give you joy."
Baba names a young girl Shivamma Thayee
and proclaims that she will be a saint.
Haribhau Karnik of Dahanu (District
Thane) wished to offerd. one more rupee
to Baba while leaving Shirdi, but could
not do so. On the way at Nasik, in the
Kala Rama Temple another saint Narasing
Maharaj demanded one rupee from him.
Karnik gave it willingly thinking that
Baba was demanding the rupee he wanted
to offer at Shirdi. Baba fulfilled in
HIS many mysterious ways devotees'
desire to offer dakshina through all
Sai Baba appeared at Thane (North of
Bombay) to inquire the well-being of
Appasaheb Kulkarni's wife and children
when he was away on tour. When Appasaheb
returned Baba not only fulfilled his
desire of offering Rs.10 as Dakshina but
also favoured him by returning nine
rupees consecrated by His touch. These
nine rupees are the symbol of nine
bhakti services done to HIM.
Upasani Maharaj (Aged 47 years) made
Sakuri (near Rahata) his permanent
Rao Bahadur Moreshwar Pradhan purchased
Lendi Baug and later presented it to
Shirdi Sansthan'. Baba himself planted
some trees at the Lendi Baug.
1918, April 1
At Vile Parle (East) (now suburb of
Bombay) on Hanuman Road, Narayan Mahadev
Thosar's residence (later known as
Narayan Ashram) was built a Hanuman
Temple. On the day it was consecrated,
Baba paid Rs. 25 to a Brahmin named Waze
and made him perform Shri Satya-narayan
Prof. G. G. Narke, son-in-law of Butty
got a permanent job by Baba's Grace as
Professor in the Engineering College at
Pune. Baba always remebered him by
saying 'where has he (Narke) gone? Baba
gave him a begging bag (zoli) for
collecting food -an exercise in
cultivating humility and eliminating
Baba offered Hemadpant a glass of
butter-milk and said, "Drink it all, you
won't get such opportunity
again suggesting that time for his
Samadhi has arrived.
1918, Sep 9
Das Ganu wrote 'Shri Sai Stavan Manjaril
at Maheshwar (Madhya Pradesh) on the
banks of River Narmada.
1918, Sept 28
Nath Panthi saint Rama-Maruti of Kalyan
1918, Sept 28
Sai Baba had a slight attack of fever
which lasted for 3-4 days. Since then
Baba abstained from food and day by day
His weakness increased.
1918, Oct 1
Baba asked a Brahmin devotee by the name
Waze to read 'Raum- Vijay' (by Sridhar
Swami) and listened to it for 14 days.
A tiger met its death at the feet and
presence of Sai Baba and was
1918, Oct 15, Tuesday
On Vijaya Dashmi, Sai Baba left his
mortal coil at about 2-30 p.m. Few
minutes before He gave Rs. 9/- as prasad
to Laxmi Shinde. These nine coins
represent nine dimensional devotion to
1918, Oct 16
WednesdayEarly morning Baba appeared to
Das Ganu at Pandharpur, in dream and
said, "The Dwaraka mai has collapsed and
all the oilmen and grocers have troubled
Me a lot. So I am leaving the place. Go
there quickly and cover My body
copiously with flowers".
1918, Oct 16
Wednesday in the evening Baba's body was
taken in procession through the Shirdi
village and then interred in Butty Wada
with due formalities.
1918, Oct 27
On the 13th day Baba's devotees from all
over gathered and funeral rites were
performed by Balasaheb Bhate with a
feast (Bhandara) to Brahmins and poor.
Later Upasani accompanied by Bapusaheb
Jog went to Prayag (Allahabad) and
performed all the remaining obsequies on
the banks of River Ganges.