Shri Vamanii Chintaman Munge, Vakil of Pimpal-gaon Baswant, Nashik District when plague was prevailing in Pimpalgaon Baswant, he shifted his residence to his house in his estate (i.e.) in his lands. One day night, thieves came there, made a whole and entered the house particularly in the place where Munge, was sleeping in a cot. Baba's photo was also hanging on the wall. The thief has lifted a small box under the cot and passed on to another thief standing outside the house. The small box contained a cash of Rs. 200/-
Shri Shankar Rao a devotee of Baba, when he came to Shirdi for Baba's darshan, Baba asked him dakshina frequently and emptied his purse. As he had to return to his home on the next day, he has got full faith in Baba that somehow or other, Baba would manage him to return his home and hence, he least worried about his returning home.
His friend, who was a guest to the Postmaster of Rahata came to Shirdi and met him unexpectedly and
Two devotees friends from Bombay suburbs went to Shirdi to pay their respects to Baba and stayed at Shirdi for two days. At the time of leaving Shirdi they purchased two copies of Baba's photo and started their journey. Thereafter on the way one of them remembered his brother and felt sorry that he has forgot to purchase one more copy of Baba's photo for him. On reaching home, when he untied the packing
Other than chitragupta another important legend associated with Chitra Poornima, involves Lord Indra, the king of Gods, and his Guru Brihaspati. Once Indra and Brihaspati had an altercation, and the Guru stopped advising his pupil. Without the sound counsel of his Guru, Indra committed numerous sins.
In 1914 June, before going to seven days retirement, His Holiness Shri Sai Sharan Anand had kept before leaving for Bombay an empty compass box with some coins in it for Baba's use at Radhakrishna Mai's house beneath her cup board without informing her of it.
Soon after he reached Bombay he learnt that Baba had made Radhakrishna Mai to look up her room
Repeatedly Baba asked Purandare for rupees two as dakshina. Purandare went to see Baba often out of the deep love and regard he felt for Him. Every time Baba asked for rupees two nothing more or nothing less.
Curious about this Purandare asked Baba about it, Baba replied, "It is not these coins I want from you. I want Nishta (concentrated faith) and Saburi (joyous patience)", Purandare
The most significant meaning for dakshina was to rid the devotee of ego, and instill non-attachment to the transient things. Baba had a unique method of taking dakshina. Usually, He asked only for that amount that the devotee had wished to offer. At other times, He would keep on asking the devotee till his pockets were empty. There was a lesson behind
- No harm shall befall him, who steps on the soil of Shirdi.
- He who comes to my Samadhi, his sorrow and suffering shall cease.
- Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect my devotees
- Trust in me and your prayer shall be answered.
- Know that my spirit is immortal, know this for yourself.
- Show unto me he who has sought refuge and has been turned away.
- In whatever faith men worship me, even so do I render to them.
- Not in vain is my promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.
- Knock, and the door shall open, ask and it shall be granted.
- To him who surrenders unto me totally I shall be ever indebted.
- Blessed is he who has become one with me.