Thursday, 23 March 2017

After Dandi march, while Gandhiji and his crew were camped at the village of Karadi, near Dandi, a group of villagers, in procession, singing and carrying gifts circled the camp and approached his hut. It emerged that their village well had been dry for several years and the women had to go to nearby villages to fetch drinking water. The day that the march had passed through the village the well filled with water. Now the grateful villagers had come to worship Gandhi for his miracle. 

Gandhi was not amused. He chided the villagers for their "foolish and unbecoming" idea, and added that, "I have no more influence with God than you have." He sent them home, telling them that rather than wasting their time speculating about his divinity they should put their energy into the fight for freedom.

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