It is a well-known fact that Shri Sai Baba took Dakshina that is the donation from devotees. Sai Baba gets in exchange for fuel to put live the sacred fire (Dhuni) at Dwarkamai. Everyone must have seen this sacred fire at Dwarkamai. This is one of the miracles that the Fire is ever burning from those days.
The Udi so-called Vibhuti is the ashes from this sacred fire. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust latches onto this Udi and measures out to devotees.
This Udi is one of the main attractions of all Sai devotees coming to visit Shirdi. Sai Baba used to give this Udi when anyone is leaving Shirdi for his home. Devotees use this Udi any type of disease and black magic. This curing power and medicinal property of UDI made many miracles happened in the past.
UDI PACKETS DISTRIBUTED BY SHRI SAI BABA SANSTHAN
There are innumerable instances when miracles happened in Shirdi after uses of Udi. Even now also devotees besmeared it on their forehead after a bath. Taking this with a glass of clean water can do away with all physical and mental sufferings.
The Scorpion-sting, Jamner miracles, Appasaheb Kulkarni, Haribhau Karnik, Shama`s Sister-in-law, in all these cases the power of Udi had been already proved.
In all above cases, miracles of Shri Sai Baba happened, which makes us believe that Shri Sai is God and Almighty. Who makes our material life better than others. He who will have faith on His lotus feet will overcome all the sufferings. Shri Sai Baba will take the burden of these devotees on His shoulder.
Now-a-days any devotee, after having Darshan at Samadhi Mandir , while coming out by passing through Gurusthan will find at the end point an Udi packet with a Bundi Prasad packet being distributed like Sai Baba`s gift. The practice is still going on as like Sai Baba distributing Udi during those period at Dwarkamai . This greatness of Udi is due to the spiritual grandeur of Shri Sai Baba & belief. Along these lines miracles did happen in applying of Udi.
What did Baba teach us by this Udi ?
That all the visible phenomena in this universe are ephemeral. These will transit into ashes. Our bodies composed of five matter of elements, will fall down, after all their enjoyments are over. These will be reduced to ashes. Delivery of Udi remind us this universal truth.
The Udi taught us this discrimination & donation (Dakshina) taught us non-attachment. Non attachment with worldly objects & it`s attractiveness.