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Baba washing Leper with Gadge Maharaj at his side
 
 
 
 
 
Baba
 
Visits
 
Pandharpur
 
 
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ERUCH
JESSAWALLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
BABA WASHING A LEPER WITH GADGE MAHARAJ AT HIS SIDE

 

 

large fancy letter M to begin sentence EHER BABA gave his public "darshan" to the masses for the last time on the 12Th of September, 1954, at Ahmednagar. The next day, after having taken Baba’s darshan on the 12th, Gadge Maharaj, a saint much advanced in years and greatly revered by many in the Deccan Plateau, came to see Baba at Pimpalgaon, Ahmednagar, and requested him to pay a visit to Pandharpur and bless all by his august presence there.

 

Pandharpur, on the banks of the river Chandrabhaga, is about 160 miles from Ahmednagar, and is a place of pilgrimage in the Deccan for lovers of lord Krishna. Here Krishna is worshipped as "Vithoba" in a temple made famous since many centuries by devout pilgrims frequently experiencing the living presence of the Lord Krishna. It is said that the statue of Vithoba in this temple has many times been actually heard to speak to His devotees, and it is a common belief that this stone image has literally partaken of food at the hands of His lovers, who with love and faith had

 

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