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In 1943, Ma attends Bhagavata function at Dehradun at the request of Prubhudutt Brahmachari. This was the first presence of Ma in the association of sadhus. Hari Babaji Maharaj also meets Ma for the first time.

Sri Haribabaji was not an ordinary sadhu. He was a saint of a very high order. He was born in Hoshiarpur on Phalgun Holika Pürnamasi, the birthday of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Haribabaji was a great devotee of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and, with a group of disciples, used to perform kirtana regularly three times a day with intense fervour and concentration. Many years ago, he, without any government help, got a large dam about eighteen miles long, constructed in the district of Badaun, to protect the villages of that area from the ravages of the recurring devastating floods. Sri Haribabaji himself would recite Rama Nama together with the villagers while he and everyone else carried baskets full of earth on their heads for building the dam. This extensive dam was thus constructed by shrama dana (offering of labour) through the whole-hearted efforts of this extraordinary saint. Sri Haribabaji had thousands of disciples both in the U.P. and Punjab. He never looked at the face of any woman. During the last twenty-five years of his life, (Sri Haribabaji took Mahasamãdhi in January 1970 in Varanasi in Mataji's presence) he spent much time in Mataji's company, mostly in Vrindaban and Dehradun. Mataji often used to adjust Her programme to suit his convenience. His devotion and veneration for Mataji were quite outstanding. Although older than Mataji, he never hesitated to pay respectful homage to Her on every occasion. In December 1955, Sri Haribabaji was dangerously ill and was operated in Dr. Sen's Nursing Home at New Delhi on the advice of Mataji. One day, when his condition was precarious, Mataji came to the Nursing Home. At the door of Sri Haribabaji's room his Gurudeva appeared to Her and requested Her to save his life. Mataji then entered Sri Haribabaji's room. By Mataji's grace he passed the crisis.

Ma Anandamayi Lila, pages 122/123

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