In 1894, Das Ganu Maharaj, a renowned spiritual leader, and a devotee of Lord Ganesha, visited Shirdi for the first time. He was accompanied by Nanasaheb Chandorkar, who had already been to Shirdi and had a deep devotion to Sai Baba.
Das Ganu Maharaj was initially skeptical of Sai Baba’s teachings and questioned his divinity. However, upon meeting Sai Baba and witnessing his spiritual aura and miraculous powers, Das Ganu Maharaj was convinced of his greatness.
During his stay in Shirdi, Das Ganu Maharaj was deeply impressed by Sai Baba’s teachings and his unconditional love towards all living beings. He also witnessed several miracles performed by Sai Baba, which strengthened his faith in him.
After returning to Bombay, Das Ganu Maharaj became a dedicated disciple of Sai Baba and regularly visited Shirdi to seek his blessings. He also played a crucial role in spreading Sai Baba’s teachings and establishing his cult.
Das Ganu Maharaj wrote several books and songs in praise of Sai Baba, which became popular among his devotees. His devotional hymns, such as “Sai Amrit Vani” and “Sai Baba Bolo,” are still sung by Sai devotees all over the world.
Overall, Das Ganu Maharaj’s first visit to Shirdi in 1894 marked the beginning of his spiritual journey and his lifelong devotion to Sai Baba. His association with Sai Baba had a profound impact on his life, and he became a leading figure in the Sai movement, inspiring countless devotees to follow the path of love, compassion, and devotion.