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stone He banged His head on due to that spiritual agony. We saw the spot where He was sitting as a baby when His mother came into the patio and saw a cobra coiled around Him. She ran for help but when she returned the cobra was gone and He was unharmed.

 

Also we visited Jal, Baba's brother, and His niece and her baby, her husband, and the twin boys, Sorab and Rustom, Behram's children (Behram is another of Baba’s brothers). That day we did not see Behram himself because he was in Bombay with his wife who had had an operation. Also, Meherjee took us to Babajan’s tomb. When we returned to the hotel we had lunch and rested until 4 o'clock, just before we returned to the hotel Digambar Gadekar had called to see us but we did see him later at the Baba Group meeting. He sends his love to everyone here in the U.S.

 

At 4 P.M. Meherjee called to take us to see Eruch's family. Eruch's niece is now 18 months old, Baba named her Mehera, she is a doll and a darling child She talks a lot and has learned eight of the names of God and says them frequently.

 

That night we attended the meeting of the Baba Lovers Group in Poona. About 500 or more people were there.

 

Dec. 6th—We went shopping on the Main Street in Poona. We also went to the home of Sardor Raste. The house is about 350 to 400 years old; the wood carving in it is magnificent; we visited shoe shops, jewelers' shops, a sculptor who has made a statue of Baba; all are Baba lovers.

 

We had lunch at 12:30 and rested until 4 P.M., then we visited the Palace where Baba stays in Poona during the hottest months of each year. This palace is owned by the Maharani Shantadevi of Baroda. We also visited the cave temple of Pataleshwar or Panchaleshwar― one solid rock which was carved during the 8th Century A.D., dedicated to Siva. In the center is Bull Mandi Pavilion, with beautiful carvings and statues.

 

Nariman arrived in Poona from Bombay about 6 o'clock that evening. He was handed a paper giving him specific instructions from Baba regarding the places he was to take us to visit, places where Baba had spent some time in years past, etc.

 

Dec. 7th―Nariman took us through two places where Baba has been—Toka and Aurangabad. We saw the Taj Mahal, which is a coarse replica of

 

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