Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
My First Birthday gift Sai Baba Himself - Sai Devotee Pooja. There have been many more but today I would like to share one of the greatest miracle of Sai Baba in my life which I should have shared long back but may be as per Baba’s wish that day has arrived today. My marriage had got fixed in the month of January and it was to be held on 28th May 2011 (Saturday). I had been to Shirdi on 14th May 2011 and offered the invitation card of my marriage at the Lotus Feet of Baba and prayed Him to please come to my marriage and bless me and the entire event as it was one of the most important day of my life. I would also like to tell one more thing, I had subscribed to daily SMS of Sai Baba where everyday I used to receive a SMS on my cell. My engagement was on 7th March 2011. Exactly one day before my engagement and marriage date that is on 6th March and 27th May I received the same message something like “ All will go well, do not worry as I myself is guiding you and your family”. Both the times I was filled with gratitude and was speechless because really both the events were conducted very very well and people till today appreciate its splendour and success. All by the grace of Sai Baba. As far as I remember any of the messages were never repeated before but exactly one day before my marriage and engagement I receive the same message! For some it may be a great co incidence but for me till today I feel blessed for Baba’s so much concern for me and my worries.
Coming to the main incident, on 26th May 2011 (Thursday) in the evening it started raining very very heavily and at around 8 p.m. when my Mehandi was being put my family got very concerned about my marriage as it was just after two days and monsoon had hit the city badly. My marriage was supposed to be held in an open lawn that too in the evening and there was no facility to cover the lawn. There were also three covered halls there which we had booked also if in case there is rain as June was very close to the date decided. But there was no comparison between the marriage held in that open lawn and that held in those three covered halls. So my father who is also an ardent devotee of Hanuman ji and Sai Baba said “Arey baarish tujhe jitna barasna hai tu aaj or kal me hi baras ja par shanivaar ke din please mat barasna” (Meaning rains you pour down as much as you want today and tomorrow but please don’t pour down on Saturday). Everybody started looking at my dad and I said “Papa, you please do one thing, please go to the venue and sprinkle the Udi on the ground and I am very sure that there will be no rains on Saturday at least on that ground”. My father who is also very ardent devotee of Baba as I said before, surprisingly started laughing and said which was also Baba’s wish I feel What are you saying Pooja? What you feel that in the entire Pune city it would rain very heavily and your Baba would come on SRPF lawn (with his both hands up in the air) and stop the rains there like an umbrella? I was very angry and sad and I even scolded my Dad saying, papa you please do what I told you. He also felt sad for the whole thing and willingly he went with his friend to the venue around 10 p.m. and sprinkled the Udi on the ground and prayed to Baba. He was also very happy to do so.
I asked two times in Prashnawali to Baba that would it rain on Saturday and how everything would go. I got the answers something like Sai Baba’s miracles are unfathomable and beyond human’s intellect. People will be surprised and you will be convinced about it. Then the other day as I said before, I received the message that All will go well, do not worry as I myself is guiding you and your family. Now I was sure and confident that it would not rain. But God has something else in His mind. Since morning our different functions started on the ground. It was very bright and sunny and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Everybody was hoping it should be the same at night also. The morning traditions went on well and there were no rains. After lunch I was sent from the venue back to home for sleeping as we have reception in the evening and immediately after that ‘Pheras’ at night and the entire thing gets over on 29th May 2011 at around 6.00 a.m. So I came home with my brother and secretly I took Sai Satcharitra from Pooja room to my room and locked my door and started reading it. I was supposed to sleep as I had not slept the previous night also because of different kind of thoughts and worries running in my mind and now too it was the same. So the best thing that I could do was to read Sai Satcharitra.
As I started reading it slowly the weather started changing. The clouds, trees and storm started making loud noises. But I started telling myself it would not rain. Slowly it started drizzling then what very very heavy rains. Heavier than 26th may 2011. Finally it was 5.00 p.m. and I was supposed to go back to venue to dress up and get ready. As I sat into the car I saw in my society which I never saw before that river like streams were flowing down the slope. The rains were pouring down like never before. Still I was hoping after few minutes it would calm down and stop. But already it was so heavy I said to myself that the whole venue especially the ground must have got devastated. I felt sad and depressed why Baba did not listen? Till today I feel sorry for not believing Baba that moment. I had no courage to call up papa and ask what’s the situation at SRPF lawn which was hardly few Kms from my house. The whole way I was watching how rains were pouring down more and more and thinking no chance that no rains at the venue. Finally I reached the venue and to my surprise I found although the atmosphere had turned itself to be rainy but it had not yet rained! I was happy and now full of hope and felt sorry for losing faith for a moment few minutes before.
At one end my dad was happy that yet it had not rained there but on the other hand was sad because strongly blowing storm, dark grey almost black clouds and heavily moving trees were making noises as if announcing and alarming us about the arrivals of the heaviest rains. All arrangements were ready, the grand stage was all set, tables, chairs, flower and all decorations, all the food and welcome arrangements were also done. Now he started losing patience and did not know whether he should shift the arrangements to those three halls in the best possible way. He did not want to compromise on those three halls and now he remembered that days half Udi packet of Shirdi which he had kept in his wallet after sprinkling on the ground on 26th May 2011 at 10 p.m. Immediately he started blowing on the boundaries of the ground and he says he remembered the “Haija Incident” from first chapter of Sai Satcharitra and started hoping just as Haija could not get an entry in Shirdi, similarly rains would not get here. My mama ji and all saw him doing all this but did not say anything. Some of them also laughed. The stage decorator who had also worked very hard also consoled my father do not worry, God is there to take care of all this.
I was unaware of all these things going on and only came to know later. When I stepped inside the lawn just few drops drizzled for hardly 5 minutes and that’s it! People said it was Amrut varsha to bless the event after which the atmosphere also became very cool and pleasant and believe me there were no rains only in that lawn. Slightest of our arrangements were not affected not even in the slightest manner, not even the ground. Trees had fallen down in the city and it was one of the heaviest rain. There were many marriages in the city that day and everywhere the scene was bad. People who had multiple invitations to these marriages called up their close friends and relatives who were also invited here to know the scenario there. As everyone present here witnessed the miracle they told them to attend here first and have food and all. As they were informed there was water up to 1 to 2 feet and food and all was also spoilt at other marriages. The same was the scene with my husband’s friend’s marriage which was also on the same day.
All over the venue people talked about it and told us also that it’s so surprising that in the whole city it is raining so badly and till Big Bazaar also its raining which must be hardly half a km from the venue but here it’s not! Goosebumps still run on my end when I recall all this. They also appreciated all the arrangements and said everything was very well executed in spite of the unexpected heavy crowd altogether. Because the crowd which was also common to the other venues was all directed here at once due to the rains at the other venues. My dad was filled with tears of joy and recalled what he had said that day because it actually happened that way. Although in the entire city it was pouring like cats and dogs Sai Baba actually stood like an umbrella over the SRPF lawn and did not allow the rains to enter there. Baba had showed if we surrender to Him completely He Himself carries our burden over His shoulders. Everything went on very well and rains did not trouble us till the next day 6.00 a.m. We still talk of Baba’s kindness over us that day specially. Not only my family but all those who attended the marriage that day still talk about it especially whenever there are rains with or without season in any marriage.
Sai Leela does not end here. My husband told me that his car was decorated all over in such a way that the wipers had also got packed in that. When they were leaving for the venue the rains were giving signals of its arrival. Now they were worried how the car in which my husband was sitting would reach the venue if it rains as the wipers were packed in the decoration (Removing which would spoil the entire decoration as it was interlinked from front to back). He says as and how his car moved ahead, rains would start pouring on their cars which were behind him but not on his car till he reached the venue. Isn’t it unfathomable and beyond human’s intellect? Of our community it was also the best marriage of that entire season, as people said. And why shouldn’t it have been so? Because as Baba had said All will go well and He Himself is guiding us. I am extremely sorry for such a long post but I cannot stop myself from sharing this too.
I had been to Shirdi to invite Baba for my marriage. I prayed him to come to my marriage and bless us. When the reception was going on my office staff group came with a box of almost 3 to 4 feet and one of them said “Madam we hope you will like the gift”. Just hearing this sentence I don’t know what made me tell her that I have very well understood what’s inside and consider it that I have liked it. Somewhere I felt Baba is telling me look I have come but I said No, not this way. Believe me none of my staff knew that I am a devotee of Sai Baba because it was hardly four months back I had joined my brother’s office, neither there was any personal conversation with them ever nor I had put any Baba’s photo or screensaver in my cabin, or on my desk or computer. After they got down from the stage I was thinking am I right? Is Sai Baba really there inside that box? If yes what do they know that I follow Baba? What made me tell them so confidently that I understood what’s inside and consider it I have liked it?
With a long queue of other guests I later forgot about that box. Then around 2.00 a.m. on 29th May when I was going with my bhabhi to change for the ‘Pheras’ Rasam I saw right outside the room in which I went to change there was that Box which my staff had gifted me. I still went inside the room and again started thinking What must be inside that box? By now my Saree which I was supposed to wear for the ‘‘Pheras’’ was only half draped and I told my Bhabhi who was draping it for me that I strongly feel that there is Sai Baba inside that box and I want to open and see it. Also out of so many gifts and bouquets received why and how only that box has been kept there and by whom? Listening to all this with my Saree half draped she said we will open it. We both went and she opened the box from above and she screamed with joy and surprise. (Pooja sister there is Sai Baba really inside) Although we had not opened the box fully but only the top lid we saw that round head of Baba and filled with joy and gratitude and the hair stood at the ends. Again I felt Baba is saying look I came and you had My Darshan also by seeing me. But again I said not this way.
Then I went and sat on the mattress in the Mandap for ‘‘Pheras’ ’rasam. Right in front of me at a distance of approximately 20 to 30 feet there was a room, may be it must be the office of that lawn where the lights were on and the window was also open (that too at night around 3.00 a.m.) I could see Baba’s photo which was on the wall of that room throughout my ‘Pheras’. Again I felt Baba is saying look I am there and watching your ‘Pheras’ and blessing you. But again I said not this way Baba. I did not want You in statue or image form, I wanted to see You in human body form. As told before, all the rituals, traditions and the entire event went very well. All rituals were completed and my Vidaai also took place. For many days at my in laws and my parents place my marriage rain incident was much talked about. Baba’s idol which was received in my marriage was also very beautiful. It was the best gift that I received in my marriage. I was very happy and thankful for Baba’s all grace and unfathomable incident but somewhere I used to tell Baba that He did not come to my marriage and meet me in human form (like a poor man or beggar form).
In the month of August I had been to my parents place and from there to my uncle’s place. There again we started talking all about Sai Baba and His Leelas and my marriage. Then we winded up the topic as my mom, me and my aunt were supposed to visit my another uncle’s house. We went down. My mom and aunt had almost reached the gates of the society that I saw an old man in white clothes screaming “Om Sai Ram, Jai Sai Ram” with his one hand in the air up and down entering the gates who also happened to pass by my mom and aunt (whom they say did not see or hear when he passed by them) came and stopped near me and said “Khush ho na Beta tum, bahot Din baad mile” (You are happy na my Kid? You met me after so many days). By this time my mom was looking for me and when she turned back she scolded what are you doing there? Come soon. Then I screamed as she was bit far away that you both come here. They both came and they also saw the old man. They tried to talk with him but he was looking at me and talking and asking me again that whether I was happy? Then I told my mom to give some money to him. So she gave him 9 rupees to him which he neither asked for nor denied when we gave him nor asked for more money. Then I said please come upstairs to our house which was my uncle’s house. To this he said “Tum mujhe yaha mile, mai upar jake kya karu?” (Meaning, you met me here what shall I do going up) Then my mom said please come to our house also. But he did not reply her. He was talking to me as if he knows me from such a long time and so well. I touched his feet which were without chappals on which the wet mud had dried up to lower calf, as it was rainy season. My mom and aunt also bowed down to him.
Then I insisted him to please go upstairs on first floor. Then he again said “Jau kya? tum mujhe yahi mil gaye toh mai upar jau kya?”(Should I go? You met me here so shall I go up?) I said yes Baba to which he also said “thik hai”(Ok I will go) and then I told my bhabhi who was standing in their balcony of drawing room that an old man was coming up, please give him something as per your faith. She said ok. We also saw him climb up two to three stairs which he was climbing very slowly and we sat in our car and left to my other uncle’s place. On our way we saw the road outside my uncle’s society’s gate was very bad and rock pieces were laid down all over. We were wondering it would be difficult for youngsters like us to cross this and how that old man that too bare foot must have managed? Now we were talking all about him. That there was so much spark in his eyes, his entire attire was like Sai Baba except for the white turban on the head. He did not ask for money and whatever was given it was accepted by him. The way he was talking as if he knows us so well. Moreover my aunt who stayed there said that she never saw him before. In five minutes we reached my other uncle’s place. Now Something was going in my mind that was He Baba? So I called my bhabhi whether that old man came? She said she was going to call me only and tell that as soon as I had told her about the old man she went to the main door and was seeing whether anybody is coming (Which hardly took her few seconds) As there are only around 10 steps she saw there is nobody in the stairs. (Which is impossible for that old man to climb at that slow speed when we saw him started climbing) But still she checked the above floor and then ran down again and asked the watchman also about the old man but to everyone’s surprise nobody saw him that day and till today in that society again.
To some it may me some old man who must have gone to someone else’s house in the society (In those ten or maximum 20 seconds) but to me He was none other but my beloved Sai Baba who was so very much concerned about my happiness. Who said repeatedly that I had met Him down so why He should go upstairs where there was a possibility that He would get something but still He did not go. I now feel why I in spite of getting so many hints, I let Him go? Why did not I hold on to Him and talk more and more? Then I feel it was all as He wished and feel happy at least I touched His feet and did not think about His legs being dirty with mud. This time I was happy that I met Baba, talked to Him and had a chance to dive in the depth of those sparkling eyes! Thank You Baba for this wonderful experience and fulfilling my wish! I truly experienced “Bhaav Dhare Jo Mann Me Jaisa Pavat Anubhav Wo Hi Waisa! Shri Anantkoti Brahmand Nayak Raajadhiraj Yogiraj Par Brahma Shri Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai!!!
I am so attached to my mother. She is the biggest gift that Baba has given me. I am so blessed to get her as my mother. We shared many happy moments together. She can find what i am thinking and i know what she needs before she asks me. We had a good synchronization between us. It was very hard for me to go to job in another city leaving her. I still feel the first day when I left her and went to Chennai for job. Every weekend i would come home and spend time with my mom. But I could not concentrate on my job at all. All my thoughts were around my mom. She also felt the same, but she did not express it to me. She felt if she say she is feeling alone without me and it would spoil my career. But as days went, I took a decision of being with my mom and leaving the job. I thought of doing my master degree in my hometown. So i left my job and came to my home and stayed with my mom. The day when i came home, i can see the happiness in my mom's face. We both felt happy. Then I took steps to pursue my master degree. I wrote my entrance in an University in my hometown. Two days before my exams i wasn't feeling well. And after that, I wrote my entrance and waiting for my results. But i did not get through it. Then i felt low and again prayed to Baba to please help me in my higher studies. Again I appeared for entrance exams in one of the best college in my hometown. I got 8th rank and i chose my stream and joined M.Tech. Later only i came to know that for the stream i have chosen, every month they will issue 8000 as stipend. Later I realized why Baba did not let me get selected in University. Then i successfully completed my Master degree.
Again campus interview came and i got selected in one R&D organization. It's one year contract. The day came where i again have to leave my mom and go to work for Chennai. This time I managed to stay in Chennai for one year but I was applying for various jobs in my hometown itself. I really wasn't able to be without my mom. I missed her a lot. With blessings of Baba, i attended an interview in my hometown in a college. I cleared my written test and was waiting for second level of interview. Meanwhile my contract in Chennai was getting over and leaving everything on Baba, I decided to leave my job and came to my hometown. I was waiting for my second level of interview. I attended my technical interview and got my offer letter on Maha Shivratri March 7. Miracle did not stop here, evening i went to Baba temple and i had a chance to do Abhishekam to Shiva idol and attended Aarti. And near my working place there is a Baba temple. I was so happy. It’s not possible without the blessings of our Baba. Now I am happily going to my job and I am also spending time with my mom. It's all pre decided by Baba. He made my life happy. There are no words to thank our Baba. I pray Baba to guide all the devotees to have a good life. Please bless all to be with Faith and patience Baba and to surrender at Your Lotus Feet Baba. Thank You devotees for Your patience for reading this long post. Om Sai Ram.
Another experience: This is my most favourite one- I was getting married by God's blessings and parent's blessings. I wanted Baba to be a part of my wedding. I do went to a Baba temple and placed my wedding invitation at His Feet. The priest took it and returned me with some flowers. Something told me that Baba accepted my humble invitation and that He was going to come for my wedding, during the wedding, I was completely preoccupied with other things. A week later, we decided to open up all the presents and was astonished to find one which had Baba's sticker on top of the gift. It was the only gift which did not have the giver's name but just had Baba's photo on top. It gave me goose bumps and made me realize that it was Baba Himself who attended my wedding. Such a humbling and blessed feeling. But somehow, I feel that I'm not showing Him the amount of love as much as I'd like. Maybe that's why I went into some uncalled for actions and regret it till date. I hope Baba showers me with His merciful blessings and accepts my heartfelt apologies. I also sincerely hope that Baba cures me of all my health problems and blesses me and my husband with a healthy child. Baba, I know You are the one that can I trust upon for curing me- You know how much pain and agony I am going through. Like I said, I think it's because of my actions and I sincerely apologize for the same. I also apologize for not posting my experiences until now. Please trust me and accept my apology and be our shining light at all times. Sai Ram.
I would like to share an experience, during my second month I have got a lump in my ear lobe all of a sudden and it was not going and it was not paining too. When I searched in net I found it could be tumour or cancer. I was scared a lot and I prayed Baba if it gets cured without any medication I will share my experience. I applied Vibhuti for a few days and one day when I saw in mirror and pressed it a little, pus, blood came out of it and it's almost gone now. Thank You so much Baba ji, I really don't like to take medicines and that too during pregnancy. Baba cured this without any medication. I could not thank Him enough for everything He has done for me. Baba please be with me always and please take care of my baby and job. You know everything and will bless me the best. I would request all devotees to have faith and love for Baba. He has 3 answers for our prayer 1. Yes 2. I will give something better 3. Not now wait. There is no 'NO' to our prayers. Please don't waste your money on astrologers I never believe in astrology nor in astrologers because nobody knows future. Only God knows everything and with our prayers He can rewrite the priwritten. Instead of wasting money on them please help the needy human, animal God will be happy if we help them. Om Sai Ram. Baba please bless all.
Now see the miracle, I got my MBA degree and just 2 days later I got a call from an MNC in Gurgaon. I faced the interview and reached last round. It was Wednesday. Top management got busy and me and one guy were asked to come the next day (Thursday). Even the HR came to me and said it’s very rare that meetings go that long. Perhaps it was Sai's plan to do it on Big day i.e. Thursday. Next day, I was selected and got the job. I got busy in my new job and married life and forgot Baba. But as per His master plan again I am having problems in my Job. I have resigned and looking for a new job. I tried my best in the Job but my manager is very shrewd and political type person. He made my life hell in office by criticising me against all management. Baba, Forgive me as I disrespected Your gift. But I am really sorry Sai, Forgive me Baba for my karma and Bless me for a Job. I have decided that I will quit Rice (My favourite) till everything is done OK by supreme Sai. Love You Sai. Love You. Om Sai Ram.
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