AT THE CIRCUS WITH BABA
The elephant carried a garland in her trunk and gently placed it round Baba's neck, and the manager offered Him a large bouquet of flowers. This was a special mark of respect to Baba from the manager who was a Hindu, and all the members of the circus were also Hindus.
After Baba dropped His physical form, it was many years before Mehera and the women mandali again went to a circus. This occasion was also in Ahmednagar, and not long before the circus was due to leave after a stay of many weeks. As usual all the women mandali enjoyed the different acts. The last one was by a team of elephants.
On a dais in the centre of the ring the figure of a Hindu goddess was placed. Three elephants, one small, one large and one medium size came and performed arti, walking round the figure of the goddess, offering flowers, ringing a hand-bell, showering vermilion powder, and presenting a coconut. This greatly appealed to the whole audience.
LIVES OF LOVE, Part 2, p. 1
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