Baba walked about in shirdi bare foot thus sanctifying the soil by walking on it. But He did give Khadaws to a few devoteed. All materialistic things like Kanchan ( gold or wealth) , Kamini ( women and vice) , Bhumi ( land and property) should be stamped out of the mind by these wooden khadaw.
Kaka dixit was fortunate to receive khadaws from Baba. At that period of his life he had already attained an ascetic frame of mind. Baba made him stay in solitude on the top floor of his wada. Where he meditated and studied various religious books . Thus Baba confirmed his approval by giving him Khadaws.