The Dargah of Dabbapir is located in Shapar village of Kotdasangani taluk of Rajkot district. A box is used here, not a sheet. Hajibapa happened 150 years ago and this Dabapir means Hajibapa. Hajibapa was very fond of iron. If they got iron from anywhere, they wore it on their body. He is known as Dabbapir because of his fondness for iron.
They begged from house to house and fed bread to dogs and cows. The shrine of Hajipir has been around for more than 120 years. People come here to load bins and manta-filled bins are still preserved today..
Satarbhaiji, the keeper of the shrine, said that Hajipir became a father and was called Dabbapir because he was very fond of iron. Wherever iron was found, they wore it on their hands or feet. If they found a small piece of iron, they would wear it in the ear or nose.
Thus Hajipir Bapa was fond of iron. Hence they are known as Dabapir. It has been 122 years since Pir Haji Baba passed away. Devotees believe in Dabbani and their wishes are fulfilled. Many people believe in bins.
He further said that we have made a room for coaches in Manta and kept boxes there. As the boxes keep coming in, we keep patting them down one by one.
Manta bins have been collected for over 35 years. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday are the most crowded days of the week. Few people come for two days, the rest keep coming and going.
Talking about Hajibapa’s paper, people who come to take off the mana say to their faces that I had this problem and if I kept Hajibapa’s box as manta, it got fixed in 24 hours. Here I am, having a discussion about it in our group.
A grandfather lived next to us. He had a wart on his nose and had to be operated on. We went to the hospital in Jetpur and got all the reports done and the doctor gave 8 days of medicine.
Later the doctor asked to come for the operation. We had also prepared for a week that Nathbapa was to be taken for the operation. But Nathbapa agreed to Hajibapa that I would come to the dargah if the wart was removed without an operation.
Nathbapa told us this. Later, when he went to the hospital for the operation, the doctor checked him and said that all the warts were gone. We have seen this before our eyes.
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