Nanasaheb Chandorkar, a prominent lawyer and a devotee of Sai Baba, visited Shirdi for the first time in 1892. He was accompanied by his friend, Kakasaheb Dixit, who had already been to Shirdi and had great faith in Sai Baba.
Nanasaheb was initially skeptical about Sai Baba’s miraculous powers and questioned him about his spiritual knowledge. However, Sai Baba’s profound answers and his ability to read Nanasaheb’s thoughts convinced him of his divinity.
During his stay in Shirdi, Nanasaheb was deeply impressed by Sai Baba’s teachings and his compassion towards all living beings. He also witnessed several miracles performed by Sai Baba, which strengthened his faith in him.
After returning to Bombay, Nanasaheb 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.
Nanasaheb’s association with Sai Baba had a profound impact on his life, and he became a staunch believer in his teachings. He later wrote a book, ‘Sai Satcharitra,’ which chronicled Sai Baba’s life and teachings and became a sacred text for his devotees.
Overall, Nanasaheb’s first visit to Shirdi in 1892 marked the beginning of his spiritual journey and his lifelong devotion to Sai Baba.