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28th April to 2nd May: The party left for Panipat and Baba contacted ten Masts of high and low states. A Mast, Totapuri by name, of a very high state, was seen but would not allow a contact.

 

3rd and 4th May: Baba proceeded from Panipat to Ludhiana where he contacted 4 Masts named (1) Mahavir Majzoob, (2) Puri Narayan Maharaj, a Sikh by birth, who has a large following of Sikhs and others. An organized feeding of the poor is conducted. He has an Ashram where many Sadhus reside. (3) Dandekar Bava has an Ashram. He confined himself in a room and comes out once a day for giving ‘darshan'. (4) Ghantavala Bava has a cottage built for himself near the Clock Tower. He is a Mast of mediocre state.

 

5th May: Two miles away from Phillaur at Bhatia, stays one Mast by name (1) Amirali Shah. He is said to be 120 years old. He looks to be so. (2) About 20 miles away from Phillaur, the party went in a tonga to Sangatpura. The Mast there is called Nekishah Bava. For 25 years, he stays outside one room; never enters it. He keeps his head covered with a blanket. There are 7 sackloads of earth piled one over the other placed beside him. People bring firewood and he keeps burning the fire (Dhuni) all the time. He is semi-conscious and at times talks coherently. Nearby is his small Ashram where his disciples reside. (3) At Khorampur, there is Khodai Bava. He is tall and wears a heavy turban. He owns a number of buffaloes and hardly looks like a Mast. His disciples look after the buffaloes. He offered Baba tea. Many people flock to him. He was persuaded to enter a room for contact. He offered a seat to Baba.

 

6th May: The party then proceeded to Amritsar. (1) In the evening, they went in a tonga to Virka, nearly 5 miles away from Amritsar. One Salik Majzoob by name Talya Sanyi sits under a tree on the curbside of Pathankot Road. (2) One Nooruddin Mast at Amritsar. (3) Mealnath Mast sits near a temple. He is nude. (4) Kala Sanyi is nude and sits under a tree without any shelter. (5) Bala Sanyi of Khoja community by birth. He anoints his body with fragrant oil and sometimes smears it with mud. By this, one is convinced that both are one and the same to him. (6) Mohani Bava. (7) Mastan Shah. (8) Gulzar Mast. (9) Nawab Sanyi.

 

The first 5 are of high spiritual stage and the other 4 are of mediocre type.

 

7th and 8th May: The party went to Lahore. (1) Patangwala Bava is a Sayyed (Muslim) by birth; he is very fond of flying kites. (2) Hindu Sanyi. (3) Moliti Bava at Kanjari Moholla moves about either naked or clothed. (4) Hayat Shah Bava stops in a garden exposed to wind, rain and sun. (5) Sherali Shah, Mast, moves about nude, regardless of food or rest. (6) Pirbux at Shahadara has an external trait of piling up pieces of paper. (7) Mastani Mai is a woman Mast. (8) Kashmiri Bava. (9) Faranferi Mast. (10) Loyi Mastana. (11) Girdhari Maharaj. (12) Bap-dikrawala Bava Mast. The father serves and looks after his son. The first 6 are of high grade and the rest of middle state.

 

9th and 10th May: Baba proceeded to Sialkot. (1) Sharif Shah. (2) Nabi Sanyi. (3) Saidan Kaka stays 3 miles away from Sialkot at a place called Saidan. He is there since 25 years. People respect and flock to him. (4) Kaka Mastan Shah stays at Talwara, nearly 2 miles away from Sialkot. He is a Salik Majzoob and lives at the tomb of Tokshah. He piles up bundles of rags beside him.

 

11th and 12th May: The party then went to Jammu (Kashmir State). Here, only one Mast named Flaivala Sanyi was contacted.

 

13th May: At Vazirabad, 5 Masts were contacted. (1) Sanyi Teka. (2) Shian Mastana. (3) Baruvilla Sanyi. (4) Fakir Sanyi Chinabwala. (5) Kanshi Sanyi. Two hours' run from Vazirabad brought the party to Gujranwala where (6) Sanvi Zhopdivala Bava was contacted. He is nude and eats only a little gram and parched rice and drinks 'sharbat' (sweet drink).

 

14th and 15th May: In Saharanpur, 6 Masts were contacted. (1) Nanga Pathan. (2) Bashir Mastan. (3) Sufi Scheb. (4) Behra Sufi. (5) Sufi Kifayat. (6) Miyan Shah Godadiwala.

 

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