This is my and my family’s experience when we went to Shirdi. Last year during Makar Sankranti (January 14, 2007) me and my family went to Shirdi. My mother had prepared Til and Gud Laddoos for the offering to Sai Baba. We attained Kakad Arti and Mangal Snan and then offered Prasad in the Samadhi Mandir. Then we distributed the Prasad at Dwarkamai and only two laddoos were left. One of my colleague had advised me to visit Baijabai’s house and I wanted to go there. So we started walking from the opposite of Dwarkamai. We reached a place and from there Laxmibai’s house was visible, but we were unaware about it. A Fakir Baba was sitting there and he told us that Laxmibai’s house was in front of us. So went there and took the Darshan of the Holy Coins which Sai Baba gave to Laxmibai. We were overjoyed. But there was more to come.
The Fakir Baba now came with us on his own wish and showed us the house of Mhalsapatiji and even Madhavrao Deshpande’s grandson house. My father wanted to give him money his noble deed. But he denied and said that he wanted food. Our food stuff was at hotel and it was a considerable distance from the place where we were. My mother was reminded of the laddoos and she gave them to him. After receiving the laddoos there was a great sense of satisfaction on his face and we felt as he was happy with what we gave him. Then we realised that the Fakir Baba was none other than our own Sai Baba and had accepted our Prasad by coming in person. This incident has proved that Sai Baba gives darshan to those who come to Shirdi as he only calls his them.