Once baba observed a mother trudging along, a baby on her hip, a heavy basket on her head. The next day was Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, when new clothes are a must. Baba had the car stopped. In reply to our questions she told us she had heard of Sai Baba, that a few people she knew had gone on Pilgrimage to Puttaparthi and that she she too had taken a vow to make the journey and have darshan of the Baba. Baba blessed both mother and child, and gave her money for new clothes, declaring, "Your vow is fulfilled. I am Sai Baba". She fell at Baba's Feet again and again, stood staring at the car as it sped along wondering whether it was all a dream.
From Loving God by Sri N. Kasturi