"On the night of January 30th, the news of Mahatma Gandhi's death became known everywhere. I heard the news at home only, because women cannot be in the Ashram in the nights.
I went at 7-30 next morning. A prayer was being broadcast over the radio. The news of the death was in the newspapers, and Bhagavan reading it and hearing the prayer,said, - This is the prayer of people... who prayed like that throughout his life. The song Vaishnava Janato was broadcast over the radio and Bhagavan listened to it sadly.
At 4-30 that afternoon, all the ladies began to sing "Raghupati Raghava Rajaram".With tears in his eyes Bhagavan signed to us to continue. At 5 o' clock the conch shell blew and in view of the Mahatma's death a special arati (waving of lights) was offered in the Mother's temple. When the sacred ash and vermilion powder were brought,Bhagavan took them with great reverence."