Blessed Devotee who Experienced Baba's Miracle before 1918
Do you think you came to Shirdi to die?
Once Jothinder visited Shirdi. In those days Shirdi was a small hamlet without electricity or sanitation. The pilgrims had to go to the outskirts of the village and use it as toilet. There was a small rivulet that they made use off. The place used is now opposite to Lakshmi Nagar. One day it was drizzling rather heavily. When Jothinder went there suddenly he heard a man shouting 'Londa Ala' . The meaning is - a huge wave of water has come). He didn't understand what was said, so he did not look around or pay heed. The rest of the pilgrims ran to safety. Suddenly there was lightening and he looked up to find a huge wave about 20 to 30 feet high was about to descend upon him.
He knew for sure that he would be washed away or drowned. He just stood up and closing his eyes he said "Baba melo" (Baba, I will die). After some time he heard water gushing and swirling. He opened his eyes and saw its fury, branches, small trees dead goats and snakes were drifting by. He looked around only to find that the water had parted and he was standing on an island of dry land. He waited for some time for the water to recede. Then he waded in knee deep water and came to his room. After taking a bath he went to the Dwarakamai to thank Baba. Holding His feet he thanked Him. Baba said "You said, Baba melo. Do you think you came to Shirdi to die?"
Leela- 108 in Ambrosia in Shirdi - Part-I