Shri Nathji’s face and form had taken on a new brilliance, which the devotees had never seen before. His voice was sharp and loud and his words coming in commandments. He sat in a large chair in the drawing room of his residence, with Priya Nath sitting by his side on a separate chair, and Priya Vari sitting next to him. This was a pose that the people of Maharashtra were to see for days in the time to come.
Multitudes thronged for Shri Nathji’s darshan at his residence, Bhide Bungalow, at Nagpur.
Day would turn into night and night into day, and there would be Shri Nathji sitting in the big hall of his first floor apartment speaking to visitors as and when they came, in small groups, as individuals, or in crowds.
Priya Nath was touched to see the poverty of many of the folk who came for Shri Nathji’s darshan, and Shri Nathji said: “Poor? Who says they are poor? They have the wealth of devotion!”
For some days the devotees of Akola also thronged Nagpur for the darshan and blessings of Shri Nathji and their bhajans would be heard resonating at Shri Nathji’s residence:
Bhari sabhaa men aake baithhe Nath Bhole Mussoorie vale,
Bhagwan saakshaat yehi hain baithhe Nath Bhole Mussoorie Vaale
Sun lo pyaaro ye Khudaa hain Khudaa hee bankar bakhud aaye,
Avatar Kalki kaa yehi hain dekho, Nath Bhole Mussoorie Vaale
Sitting amongst the multitudes is Nath Bhole of Mussoorie
He is God Incarnate sitting amongst us, Nath Bhole of Mussoorie
Listen O dear ones, He is God, come of His own accord
He is the Avatar of the age of Kalki, Nath Bhole of Mussoorie
Priya Nath decided to celebrate the birthday of Shri Babaji Bhagwan on a grand scale and booked the Suyog Mangal Karyalaya at Nagpur for the function. It was a large hall usually given for marriages.
Shri Nathji and Priya Nath went to the hall in a procession, which consisted of the devotees dancing to the rhythm of the brass band that accompanied them.