Shri Gajanan Maharaj
The brief incarnated life of Shri Gajanan Maharaj
Once Maharaj had a desire to ignite the pipe at early morning and hence needed light (fire). Some followers approached to a goldsmith - Jankirama. However, he denied. When the disappointed followers returned empty handed, Shree simply flashed smile and with his super natural capacity, ignited the pipe without fire by simply asking Bankatlal to hold the matchstick over the pipe. Later, on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Trutiya, Jankiram had guests at his home but they were frowned to see the unhygienic food with worms. Consequently, the quests were reluctant to eat. Jankiram realized his blunder of not offering light for Shree. To rectify it, he sincerely apologized and started praying for Shree's blessings. The saints are always so generous to forgive. Maharaj blessed Jankiram and the worms in the food disappeared.
A devotee called Bandutatya was completely frustrated. But Shree gave him hint of the hidden wealth and saved him from committing the sin of suicide. Suklal's cow also had bad beper and violent habits. When cow brought before Maharaj, she gave up her fury and vices and at once submitted herself at the feet of Lord Gajanana. A boastful preacher- Bramhagiri was talking about great philosophy. Listening to that Maharaj sat on a burning cot and invited him for the same. The scared Bramhagiri immediately surrendered and begged pardon of Maharaj for his ego and hypocrisy.