|Swami at Hospet in 1943 wearing a |
striped shirt and a dhoti
One day He suddenly said, “I don’t want to wear this.” A person named Srinivasan, bought a few pieces of Makhmal (velvet) Dhotis dyed light lemon-yellow and had a long Jubba (lose upper garment from shoulders upto the knees) made. Such attire was called ‘Madanapalli Jubba’ in those days.
However, Swami gave up the Jubba and Dhoti too. Yadalam Venkataramanappa from Bukkapatnam perhaps designed Swami's first robe. It was light grey in colour and not of full length.
|Swami wearing the new full sleeve robe in 1944 |
The dress went through further transformation to a full sleeve, body-length light yellow or sometimes off-white coloured, buttoned at the neck and extending down to the heels. This was reminiscent of the Kafni (upper garment) worn by Shirdi Sai Baba.