As described in Chapter XXIII of Shri Sai Satcharita, “Once it so happened that, a Sadhak of Yoga came to Shirdi with Nanasaheb Chandorkar.He had studied all works on Yoga, including the Yoga-sutras of Patanjali, but had no practical experience. He could not concentrate his mind and attain Samadhi even for a short time. He thought that if Sai Baba will be pleased with him, He will show him, the way to attain Samadhi, for a longer time. With this object in view, he came to Shirdi and when he went to the Masjid he saw Sai Baba eating chapatti with onion. On seeing this, a thought crossed his mind: ‘How can this man, eating stale bread with raw onion, solve my difficulties and help me?’ Sai Baba read his mind and said to Nanasaheb, “Oh Nana, he, who has the power to digest onion, should eat it and none else,” Hearing this remark, the yogi was wonder-struck and, he fell at Baba`s Feet with complete surrender. With pure and open mind, he related his difficulties and got their solution from Baba. Thus, being satisfied and happy, he left Shirdi with Baba`s Udi and blessings”.
Ananta Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Radhiraja Yogiraja Parabrahma
Shri Satchidananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jaya.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Shirdi Sai devotee