According to Shri Achyut Yashwant Dhond, Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi visited Prabhu as a young Fakir. According to the tale, Prabhu was sitting in his Darbar when Sai Baba arrived. Sai asked Prabhu to fill his Lota. Prabhu instructed Tatya Saheb, his brother who was sitting beside him, to fill the lota. Tatya was busy in some academic discussions on Vedanta and tried to fill the lota while speaking to someone else. Even after putting hundreds of coins, the lota would not fill. Tatya was astonished and gave the Lota to Prabhu. Prabhu put 5 Khariks(Dry Dates) and some flowers in it. The Lota filled immediately. Sai Baba took the dates and flowers and said that this was enough for him. He poured back the coins which were many times more than the original coins put in the Lota by Tatya Saheb.