Anonymous Devotee says: Sairam Hetalji, I would like to share this picture which I did (some) edit using paint to keep as my desktop wallpaper at office; please could you upload the same photo while posting my experience with our Saideva.
Baba has called me again. I am going to Shirdi for Ramnavmi celebrations.
It was a long wait and desire to share with all His devotees my experience with my beloved Sai (my father). I lost my father when I was 4 yrs old. I got to know about our Saideva about 2003 mid. I became very close to Saideva and started treating Him like my father from 2006. Since then I always share with my Saideva everything (joys and sorrow). Even if I buy earrings, bindi, nail polish, whatever little things, I buy, firstly I will place in front of Him and tell Him see I have brought this earring for me is it nice. I would like to share with all, that, in my mind and soul He is my father and my grandparents (because I don’t have any of them).
This is my recent experience with my Saideva which happened in December 29th 2010.
Firstly I would like to tell you that initially, I was very much scared to share this experience with others; because my intention is not to hurt anybodies feelings or thoughts. So I humbly kneel down in front of my Saideva and pray to Him to bless me in sharing His grace and experience I have felt. My humble request to you that if you find this experience may hurt any of the devotees feelings please do not post this in your blog.
I strongly feel that this is Saideva's wish and grace that encouraged me to share with you this experience of His fatherly treatment towards me (who believe Him as my father and everything).
I had been to Shirdi in November 2010; before leaving Shirdi, I went to Dwarakamai and prayed to Him to call me as soon as possible, because I was not willing to go back from my father Saideva's Dwarkamai (tears were rolling from my eyes). Then I consoled myself telling, I will come on Ramnavmi in April.
It so happened, on December 28th 2010 around 6:30 PM in evening on my way back to home from office, suddenly my close friend had called me and started sharing about her father's heart surgery happened last week and about his health issues. She wanted to go to Shirdi to pray for her father’s healing. Then suddenly something struck my mind and I told her I would accompany her to Shirdi. She was also feeling good and I was nowhere here already preparing to go to Shirdi. But since our plan was a sudden; and it was the last week of December month wherein it’s totally difficult to get the tickets for next day journey itself.
My mind and heart didn’t care of this; it was already prepared to go to Shirdi and I knew my Baba is there He will take us to Shirdi. It was around 8:30 PM in night, I reached home and I took my mother's permission. After she agreed, I told my brother to checkout for tickets; but it was too difficult to get tickets for the next day journey.
By Saideva's grace & miracle we got departure tickets, but return tickets was not at all available. But still, we all believed in Him to take care of everything. Next day we started from Bangalore to Shirdi. Since two years, I have the practice of taking some eatable like fruits or homemade sweets made especially for Baba to offer Him at Dwarkamai. This time I took orange to offer Him.
In the eagerness to see my Baba I didn’t think about my menstruation date, which was on 29th itself. I prayed to Baba to take care of posting that also. I didn’t share this with my mother and my friend because I thought if I tell to them they won’t allow me to go to Shirdi as this is against the custom. I didn’t understand what made me so determined and so confident to go to Shirdi in such a situation. I believed that it’s all His wish and grace on us, which makes us to go to Shirdi whenever He calls us.
We all know to go to Shirdi or leave from Shirdi is according to BABA's wish and will. Then I suffered menstruation period on 29th itself while traveling in bus. I was traveling in bus and was so scared that what if my friend comes to know about this; I was scared that if I tell this to her she will definitely won't agree to come with me in this situation. I started praying to Baba to look after everything until our return to Bangalore. Also gained peace of mind because it was His wish only or else we were not getting tickets in so short span of time immediately. I was feeling so happy that I treated Him as my father; He also showed the same fatherly feelings towards me. After all Saideva will never let his child go in any situation irrespective of any customs or any such kind.
Finally we reached Shirdi and stayed there till 1st January 2011 i.e. celebrated New Year with my father Saideva. In these 3 days of my stay at Shirdi, I experienced His fatherly treatment so often in every little thing. He took care of our stay at Shirdi because due to New Year rush at Shirdi it was so difficult to get rooms, everything.
I had prayed to Him that it is against the custom to enter temple for an women during menstruation period; but as You are my father, you only guide me which all places I can step in; accordingly I visited Dwarkamai, Samadhi Mandir, Chavadi. Apart from these places I didn’t get any wish or mind to go anywhere (like Hanuman Mandir, Ganesh, Shiva, Shani, Khandhoba Mandir, Gurusthan).
It was all as per His wish and grace who guided me; I strongly felt like He gave me His permission to enter His home Dwarkamai, His abode Samadhi Mandir and treated like His own kid welcoming me. It so happened that I was too scared to enter Dwarkamai with lots of fear in my mind. As soon as I step near Dwarkamai entrance, one devotee came towards me and gave peda prasad; this made me to feel relaxed and felt His fatherly treatment. For me, it was a sign of accepting me to enter His place without any fear and cleared all the doubts running in my mind. We attended Baba's Palkhi procession, Kakada Arthi. On 1st morning i.e. on New Year we had darshan at 5 AM in the morning and saw Baba being decorated with gold necklaces for New Year eve. My long wish to see Him wearing crown; this wish was also fulfilled on 31st Friday morning after Kakada Arthi. I offered Him orange, which I brought for Him; this time He took the offering in Samadhi Mandir itself, the pujari took and kept on Baba’s Samadhi. I was so happy because it was a sign from Saideva showing that He won’t look for outer purity of being.
It was a miracle that we were arranged with return ticket to Bangalore even. After our return from Shirdi my friend's father got healed very soon. I got team excellence award at my work place (I got this job by his blessings only). Thanks a lot to Saideva my father.
I would like to conclude saying our Saideva is our father and mother. He will protect and treat you in the same manner as you keep feelings towards Him. Even our mother or father would have not accepted us to go to temple in such situation for the sake of Custom; but our father Saideva is beyond everything, He won’t let us go away from Him in any situation. Let His grace and blessings be on all of us.
My request to you is not to post my name. Also if you do not wish to post this in your blog for the above reason, please do reply to me. I will be happy to see your reply.
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