SHIRDI SAI BABA
In 1913, when Raghuvir “Purandhare
Asked Sai Baba’s permission for
Taking his mother to Phandharpur,
As Vithal and Rukmabai he did appear.
In 1916, a Madrasi Bhajan group saw,
Sai Baba’s darshan as Rama in Shirdi,
When they planned to go to Banaras
To worship there Rama Sita Deities.
In 1900, Balasaheb Binnevala had
The darshan of Baba as Lord Datta,
When he saw Baba with three heads
Like the Lord Datta’s three faces.
Somnath Deshpande had a vision
Of Sai Baba as Lord Maruthi when
He saw Baba sitting in his seat then
Not in the shape of a human man.
In 1931, Sahasra Buddhe saw at Shirdi,
Lord Satyanarayana in Baba’s Samadhi,
When he paid a visit to his mentor,
In his final resting place there.
A housewife worshiping Ganapathi idol
Heard Baba telling her, it was spiritual
To take it as worship to Sai Baba,
Who didn’t condemn idol worship.
In 1917, Haribhau Karnik didn’t give,
Re.1/- his fee once he left the mosque,
But Baba as Narasinga Maharaj collected
That money what was in his mind.
Like this, not only a few incidents,
But also several such divine visions,
His devotees had many times seen
As Sai Baba was God’s incarnation.
He proved himself as a living God,
In whatever forms his devotees had,
Thus there was no religious barrier,
For all people when they surrender.
His temples speak on his mission,
That in his real life he had chosen,
Saying all Gods are one and the same
But every God had a different name.