Faatyachya tarha pahun, yavan mhanne bhaag tumha.
Taisi agnichi upasana, pahuni apuli dayaghana.
Nishchay hot amuchya mana, ki apan hindu mhanunni...
Pari bhed he vyawaharik. Yate chahtil tarkik
Pari jigyasu bhavik, tya na vate mahatwa yanche.
One must call you a Muslim because you read the Quran
One is also certain that you are a Hindu, as you worship agni (fire)
But the differences are only of practice, of technicalities
An earnest and curious devotee does not find them important.
—from Sainath Stavan Manjiri in Marathi
The Gupta family from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh has been in Shirdi for almost three weeks. After the family of 12 had finished darshan, one member, Preeti Gupta, had met with an accident and was hospitalised at the Shirdi Sansthan Hospital. But this has not shaken their faith in the Sai Baba. Her husband Vishnu visits the temple daily to pray for her recovery. “We came here because we have heard so much about Sai Baba...