Whenever Sai Baba’s Kafni or Langot were worn out or were torn, He never gave it to anybody, rather He used to burn them to ashes in Dhuni. It was not compulsory that the clothes of Sai Baba had to be old in order to burn them. Sometimes He even used to burn clothes which were used for a short time and sometimes He would repair the worn out clothes and used them. When Sai Babas clothes were torn, Tatya Patil used to tear them more by his fingers. If Sai Baba wanted to take any devotee high up in the matter of spiritually, after seeing his good future, then that lucky person got Sai Baba’s old clothes as Prasad. The clothes of Sai Baba had immense powers in it. Once Sai Baba gifted His Kafni to Mhalasapati. The result was that till his death Mhalasapati lived like a Sanyasi in this Sansar and could observe the rules of Sanyas while taking care of his family and social attachments.
In another instance, Sai Baba gave His Kafni to a devotee named Muktaram. As the Kafni was dirty, Muktaram washed it and placed it in Wada (Dharamshala) to dry. After this, Muktaram went for Darshan of Sai Baba. Vamanrao was present where the Kafni was kept for drying in Kaka Saheb Dixits Wada. A voice came from the Kafni, See, Muktaram has brought Me here and hanged upside down.
Vamanrao immediately took the Kafni and wore it himself. After wearing Kafni, Vamanrao went to Dwarkamai. Sai Baba got angry when He saw the Kafni worn by Vamanrao. But Vamanrao was determined to take Sanyas when appropriate time came.
After this incident Vamanrao went high up in the matter of spirituality.
Source : Translated from Gujarati Book “Sai Sarovar“