As the winter of 1946 had begun to set in, Shri Nathji had begun to write letters to his devotees at Lahore to arrange for a rented place for him there. The children’s school was closing by the 15th of November and Shri Nathji did not wish to keep the children and Mateshwari in the severe cold of Mussoorie or in the loneliness of the hills at Camel’s Back Road Mussoorie.
Dwarka Singh, a devotee of Shri Nathji who lived at Lahore, wrote back to Shri Nathji informing him that rented houses were hard to come by and that Shri Nathji could instead come and stay at 166 Anarkali, the house of Mateshwari’s father, Lala Hargopal, where Shri Nathji had stayed in the past.
Ram Rattan Khanna had taken one year’s leave prior to his retirement from the Lucknow University and had come to live in Lahore. He, too, made efforts to secure rented accommodation for Shri Nathji, but was disappointed. He had found a good house for Rs.200 per month but unfortunately it had no electricity. He, too, suggested in a letter that Shri Nathji stay at Lala Hargopal’s house at first instance and then later conveniently search for another place after he was at Lahore.
Shri Nathji was always reluctant to stay with Mateshwari’s father, although the latter considered it a great honour for Shri Nathji to stay with him and always prayed to him to come and live there whenever he wanted to.
In December 1944, when Shri Nathji had come to stay with him he had been so overwhelmed that he offered his home to the devotees of Shri Nathji who came for his darshan from far off places.
Mateshwari had voiced her father’s feelings when she said:
“Hamaare ye bhaagya kahaan ke Nathji ke Bhakton ke charan hamaare ghar men parren!
“How can it be our good fortune that the devotees of Shri Nathji grace our home with their feet!”
Though to outward appearances there were worldly considerations that dictated Shri Nathji’s movements, yet there was a divine purpose hidden behind them, which was solely for the salvation of mankind. Perhaps Lahore was in need of him at that time.