through Pragji Bhagat
Thousands of devotees had thronged to the Junagadh mandir on the occasion of the Bhim Ekadashi festival. As soon as Swami saw the assembly hall canopy, he remembered Pragji Bhakta. He could not control his tears and said, “For what crime has he been excommunicated. Those who excommunicated him are themselves excommunicated.” Such was the deep love Swami had for Pragji Bhakta.
Then he entrusted certain mandir duties to Jaga Bhagat and other trusted devotees and left to tour the region. He came to the gate leading to Nagarwada and sat there for some time. He said, “I have spent forty years, four months and four days in this place. Now I shall move around in Satsang, visiting the devotees and shall stay at Mahuva.” Thus he indirectly referred to the fact that he was manifest in the Satsang through Pragji Bhakta.
Gunatitanand Swami left for Vanthali. From there he went to Upleta, Panchala and Gondal. The Maharaja of Gondal had sent a special invitation to him. He was accorded a royal welcome to the palace. He blessed young Bhagwatsinhji and offered him vartman.
He visited the homes of Ganod Darbar and Madhavji Karbhari at eleven o’clock at night. Then on Aso sud 12 V.S. 1923 (21 October 1867) at 12.45 a.m. he, of his own free will, independently left his mortal body and returned to Akshardham – the divine abode – to serve Shriji Maharaj. The pangs of separation from his divine master was unbearable for Pragji Bhakta. The entire Satsang mourned the death of Gunatitanand Swami and experienced a great spiritual loss.