On the same night when Baba left his body, he appeared in Das Ganu’s dream at Pandharpur. He told him – “Ganu, I have given up my body! Come there and adorn me with Bakut flowers!” Das Ganu rushed to Shirdi to fulfill Baba’s command of covering his body with plenty of bright red flowers (BAKUT).
Madhava Rao’s uncle Lakshmana Kaka too had a dream – “Lakshman, that Bapu Jog thinks I am dead! It is not so! I shall be ever living for you all! He will not do arathi! At least you do it.” Early morning Lakshmana Kaka went to the mosque and prepared for the morning prayer. Ignoring all protests, he performed ‘arathi’ as usual!
Das Ganu reached Shirdi and looking at Baba’s lifeless body he was very much moved! The emotional vibrations caused in his heart shaped into words which flowed out of his lips singing Baba’s glory! He began to decorate the body with flowers of poetic compositions! Other devotees too cheerfully joined him in offering flowers!
(Source – ‘Life of Sai BABA’ by Sri. Narasimha Swamiji)