BLESSED DEVOTEES WHO GOT NICK NAME FROM BABA

baba photograph in lakshmibai house

 

BLESSED DEVOTEES WHO GOT NICK NAME FROM BABA

Baba had an endearing way of calling his Bhaktas (devotees) by pet names. Some of them are given be­low.

1) Madhava Rao Deshpande – Bhatacha Shamya

2) Tatya Patil – Kothyacha Ghodmukhya

3) Dr. Pillai – Andhoji Filial

4) Pilaji Gurav – Guravacha

5) Hari Seetharam alias Kakasaheb Dixit – Langada Kaka

6) Dabholkar – Hemad

7) Dadasaheb Kapharde – Bapusaheb Tapusan Dada

8) Sagun Mehru Naik, – Takki (Deceiver)

9) Bapusaheb Buty – Buttya

10) Bapusahefa Dhumal – Bhau

11) Madhu Fasle – Ardha Gandhu

12) Radhakrishna Mai – Avadasa (Moodevi)

13) Balasaheb Dev – Chindi Chor

14) Abdul Baba – Halalkar

While the female devotees He usually called as ‘Mai’ or ‘Ayi’ (mother). ‘Tai’ (sister) or with respect Bai’ or ‘Mousi’ (aunty).

He had a very strict code of conduct with the la­dies. They could not enter the Dwarkamai at night or while He was resting. He pulled His Kafni down to His heels whenever a woman was present. Shampoo­ing His feet was allowed only below the knee.

Leela- 29 in Ambrosia in Shirdi – Part-I

(Baba’s Leelas before 1918)

 

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