Rahuri lies about 30 miles north of Ahmednagar and is a compact country-town on the bank of a tributary of sacred Godavari river. In August 1936, temporary shed for Ashram were erected and a one roomed hut for Baba was built. A dispensary was also opened and catered to the needs of the local people.
Rahuri Ashram was principally for mad people and was the starting point of Baba’s later work with masts. Mohammad was first brought to Rahuri in August 1936
At the end of April 1937, Baba decided for various reasons to move the ashram to Meherabad.
|SL. NO.||NAME OF MAD|
|3||Mast from Bombay|
|8||Ramjan on the Path|
|10||Shankar (Childlike who would touch fire|
|not knowing that it would burn the finger|
|13||Muhammad ( Very fond of Baba)|
|16||Kalidass ( Samarth Brahmin of Salem district)|
Arjun was easily picked out from other because of his long, tousled, black hair and long finger nails, neither of which he would allow to be cut short. He had prodigious thirst, and every day drank two full sized bucketful water. He was a moderate mast.
She joined in Rahuri. In early days he used t climb ant tree in the garden and sat clinging to the unsecure uppermost branches for 4 to 5 hours every day. He was shifted to Meherabad when Rahuri ashram was closed.
3-MAST FROM BOMBAY
He had a habit of smearing his entire body with ashes and slaked lime. He was the first real mast to be bathed by Baba at Rahuri and left after a few days stay.
Lal Saheb joined Rahuri Ashram. He used to fall at Baba’s feet, embrace him and call him God. He was a good mast and was sent to Nasik in 1940.