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The Life and Teachings of Hazarath Tajuddin Baba
By Pujya Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja

Appendix I

A Clarification


The contents of this Appendix were communicated to me by Sri Kareem Baba alias Baba Sherduddin Taji of Tajabad ( Nagpur ) who is one of the living disciples of the great Baba Tajuddin. He mentions the source of his information regarding the visit of the Sadhu known as Sai Baba thus : " The aforesaid incident was narrated to me by one Sevi Gopal Gouli (milkman) of Nagpur. He was a servant in the palace of Raja Raghoji Rao Bhonsle. Baba Saheb had permitted Gopal to remain in his service throughout the day.

On this account the Sadhu who visited Huzoor Baba is mentioned as Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi: This I need a correction. The Sadhu evidently was not 'Sai Baba of Shirdi'. For the latter appeared at the village of Shirdi as perfect Saint first in 1854 and again in 1856, and never stayed away from that village even for the a day till he attained mahasamdhi in 1918. And from 1896 onwards, an ever increasing stream of devotees was pouring into Shirdi and SaiBaba was well known all over Maharastra. So there is no question of SaiBaba having ever visited Baba Tajuddin in 1908 and still less a Sadhu in need of a teaching. The reason for this confusion can be easily understood. 'Sai' is the word which is used as the common appellation of any wandering Sadhu and the further addition of 'Baba' is made to a Sadhu who looks a Muslim in his dress. Thus as the said Sadhu probably answered to this description, everyone must have spoken of him as Sri Sai Baba thereby meaning 'a wandering Sadhu or Fakir'. Later, as Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi was also known by that name, the two got confused. Hence I take the liberty of making this alteration.

 
Hazarath Tajuddin Baba |  About The Author |  Dedication |  Prayer |  Foreword |  Preface
Hajarat Tajuddin Baba - A Sketch of his Life |  The man of times |  The Glory of Tajuddin Baba |  Tajuddin The Master
Hajarat Baba Tajuddin - The Immortal |  The Significance of Sainthood |  The teachings of Baba Tajuddin |  Appendix - I ( A clarification ) |  Glossary