Blessed Devotee who Experienced Baba’s Miracle before 1918
Saving the life of a child and inviting for His darshan
For a long time Raoji. B. Upasani suffered from asthma. Upon the advice of Kaka Dixit, he went to Shirdi, in 1913 for Baba’s darshan. On seeing him, Baba said He was glad that he came, and gave him Udi with His blessing. From then on, Raoji started feeling better and returned home.
In March of 1913 his son fellill. Forsix days he had relentless high fever, continues and unabating and the doctors gave up hope. The doctor and Upasani sat near his bed as they thought that his end was near. At 2 A.M. the exhausted father went out and sat in the varandha. He dozed off for a short time when he dreamt of Baba. He saw Baba applying Udi to his son’s forehead, then Baba standing before Upasani said “Don’t worry. He will perspire after two hours and his condition will improve. After he gets well bring him to Shirdi for My darshan”. Upasani woke up and so it happened exactly as Baba said. After two hours his son did perspire and felt better. The doctor was surprised at his recovery. Three days latter Upasani received a letter from Shyama. “I had not written to you so far as I had no direction from Baba to do so. Now upon Baba’s orders I am stating what Baba said “/ have been to your friends place in Dhulia”. Iasked Him who that friend was? “Upasani Balakrishna Raoji” Heanswered clearly. Then added “I go to his place often. Write to him”. Hence this letter from me.
Fifteen days latter Upasani, his wife and son went for Baba’s darshan. Early in the morning they got down at Kopergaon and bathed in the Godavari hoping to attend the Arati. However the tongawala was late and Upasani was doubtful of reaching Shirdi in time for the Arati. Hereat Shirdi Babasaid “Shama, stop the Arati for a little while, your friend Raoji is on his way. He has set his heart on attending the Arati”. As soon as the family stepped into the Dwarakamai, the Arati started. Baba called the son and asked him whether he recognized Him from his vision, when he was ill with fever. Raoji and his son immediately prostrated beforeBaba and thanked Him for His timely help.
Leela- 21 in Ambrosia in Shirdi – Part-I