The Taj in Mumbai. Was a nice day, with nice coffee. For a moment in Colaba I forgot I was in India…

We found a bit of Datta activity in Shirdi.

Shirdi Sai Baba is said to be an incarnation of Datta, but the Datta temple inside the Sai temple complex seems to be almost an afterthought.

The Datta mandir at Upasani Baba’s ashram was more interesting. It is an ekmukhi Datta, one-faced, and was explained in an intriguing way—his face is Godavari Mataji, body is Sai Baba, and feet of Upasani Baba, connecting two of the most popular figures of the area to Datta.

Headed back to Pune tomorrow on a bus. Will be happy to get home!

Found ourselves at two arathis today—one at Bade Baba’s samadhi site, for our friends Ram and Julie, and the other at the Gurudev Siddha Peeth ashram.

It was a good village day — interesting people at Rosy’s B&B!

We head off to a hotel tomorrow to await our friends’ arrival from Delhi. Pool! We brought our suits… 🙂