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An awe-inspiring account of the life of a mahabhakta of Shirdi Sai Baba.


Dr. Keshav Gawankar (Annasaheb) was graced with Sri Sai Baba's darshan in 1918, and was one of the few rare devotees to be given a kafni by Baba Himself.


He was blessed with Baba's sakshatkar darshan in 1954, accorded the honour of performing the prana pratishtha of Baba's idol, and spent over thirty-five years in the company of several of Baba’s mahabhaktas, including Shama.


Anna’s spiritual journey is characterised by his steadfast faith and devotion to his Sadguru and is a testament to Sri Sai Baba’s assurance that He will take responsibility of the deliverance of those who surrender completely unto Him. 


The second section of this book is a compilation of pointers from Anna’s spiritual writings and discourses.


These precious jewels come from his direct spiritual experiences and have the power to ignite the flame of devotion in one’s heart.

A Jewel Of Sai Devotion

Rating is 5.0 out of five stars based on 8 reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
Based on 8 reviews
8 reviews

  • Suman Jun 16
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
    An Important Book for Sadguru SaiBaba's Devotees! It is very important to read Baba’s books as it is the only way to mentally reach the Old days where people could talk to Baba and learn how to live life. Without teachings from Guru it is a tour to the Jungle without any guide!

    The book took me to Old Shirdi where I was able to see mentally about Dr. Keshav Gawankar who had received Baba’s Kafni by Baba himself.

    *While reading I was mentally witnessing Little Keshav entering the Sabha Mandap & Baba asking him Dakshina and exchange Of their two beautiful words.. (Ref-Pg16)

    *Beautifully narrated “Baba’s Sakshatkar Darshan” where he himself teaches Annasaheb how to address our Guru.. the correct way to say the Name (Ref-pg49)

    Grateful to Nikhil ji for the book.Jai Sai Ram

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  • RAApr 02
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
    A Must Read Book!!

    Sai Ram! This book is amazing and as the title states Annasaheb Gawankarji is truly a jewel for all Sai Baba devotees. Nikhil Kripalani eloquently describes Anna's incredible experices in a easy to read manner. The devotion, effort and love that has been put into writing this book is very evident and inspiring. The pointers complied at the end are a treasure for all devotees. I feel very fortunate and thankful to have read this book ! Sai Ram!

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  • kanthi tatapudiApr 05
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
    A Gem of a book

    Om Sairam! This book is a gem and an absolute worth reading. It is such an inspiratio n for every Sai Baba devotee seeking true devotion. Thank you Nikhil Kriplani for putting it together and sharing Annasaheb's wonderful experiences with us in such simple and easy to read manner. The icing on the cake is the pointers in the end which I want to re-read and reflect upon again and again. I consider this as Baba's grace that I have read this book. Om SaiRam!

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  • Pushkar NaikMay 05
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars.