OM SAI RAM !!!
HIS HOLINESS SHRI SAI SHARAN ANAND WAS BORN BY BABA'S GRACE AND
BABA GIVEN HIM SANYASA AND THEREBY SADGATI
Shri Prangondji and his wife Manigowri came to Baba for
His darshan. Baba blessed them. Afterwards his Holiness Shri Sai Sharan Anand
was born to them on 5-4-1889 at Mota village, Bardoli Taluka in Surat District,
and named by them as Shri Vaman Rao Prana Govind Patel. When he was three
years of age, he fell sick and the parents have faith about his survival as it was
beyond medical treatment. At that time Baba as a Fakir gone to his house and
given His UDI and asked his mother to give it to her son mixing it with water
and told her as there was a scat in his right side back, he would become a
"SATPURUSHA". The UDl was administered to him and the child was
miraculously saved by Baba. He had his primary education at Surat
and Ahmedabad. In hia age of 13, he gone to Somanath Mandir. There
Baba given him darshan as a Fakir. He has finished his B.A. Education
in 1910 in Elphistone College, Bombay and he passad his LL.B. in 1912.
He used to question his college Professors whether the God is Phenomina
or Neomina". The Professors were net able to reply. The Vaman Rao
gone to Bombay along with his father to take darshan of
Sri Balakrishna Maharaj a follower of Shri Akkalkot Maharaj. Vaman
Rao put the same question to the Maharaj also. The Maharaj
got angry with him and given him two books, one the Saritra of
Shri Akkalkot Maharaj and the other Ekanath Bhagawat and asked
him to read them. He read them and questioned his father
whether there was any such Maharaj. His father replied that
there was Shri Sai Baba Shirdi. Vaman Rao came to Baba's
darshan first in 1911. At the very first instance on seeing Vaman
Rao, Baba told him "why are you worrying that there is God or not
God". There is God. Vaman Rao joined the Solicitors firm in 1913.
He came to Shirdi in 1913 when there was vacation holidays for the
Court. On the expiry of leave, he requested Baba for permission to
go to Bombay, but Baba has not permitted him to go nearly for one
year on one plea or other. As he was not gone to his house,
his parents worried about his whereabouts and consulted astrologers,
"They have told them he was in God's place (SHIRDI) without
any fear, if not it was danger to him. Afterwards Baba given him
permission to go. He came to Shirdi again in 1916 all on a sudden
when he came to the railway station to send off his friend for
Shirdi Baba told Vaman Rao that he was expected him at Shirdi.
After twenty one days Baba allowed him to go to Bombay. During
this period one day a big stone was fallen on his head bleeding
when the building of Buty's wada was going one. Baba sent
medicines for this. By baba's grace no wound was visible on
his head. Vaman Rao told that at that time of bleeding he was
fully emerged in Divine joy. Only after this incident he became
a staunch devotee of Baba. After three years, he was made
Head Master., Model High School, Ahmedabad. He came to Bombay
in 1921 and became Managing Clerk in Messrs Ganga And Sayani Co.
Bombay. He wrote books on Baba (viz.) Gurusmriti in 1932 in
Gujarathi language and in 1946 about Baba's life in Gujarathi by
name Sai baba. Baba has given him Sanyasa in 1952 in Dakor
as a Fakir, and thereby he was named as Shri Sai
Sharan Anand. In the year 1961, He wrote a book
in English Called "Sai Baba the Superman". A devotee
has given Baba's padukas telling that Baba wants to
handover them to Him. At first He refused and then accepted
and installed it in a place in Ahmedabad wherein a pucka Sai
Baba Mandir was errected and named as "Vishnu Dharamalaya''
where so many devotees are now flocking there to get Baba's darshan.
He told "That from 1952 Baba was with-Him and getting His service to
the devotees through Hi'-n After many years of Baba's service to the
devotees as His Holiness Shri Sai Sharan Anand, He merged with Baba
on 25-8-1982. Such a blessed soul by Baba has given foreward to this book.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely ! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there !!.
OM SAI RAM, SRI SAI RAM, JAI JAI SAI RAM !!!