Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
Again 2015 December I planned for my India trip. I also wanted to go to Shirdi. Since my sister is in Mumbai I thought I will go to Shirdi along with her. I first booked my ticket from Singapore to Chennai. Then I spoke to my sister she said she will book my Chennai to Mumbai tickets. I checked with my friend who was suppose to come with me last time. This time she said she can’t join me since she has some relative wedding to attend. Last December there was a heavy rain in Chennai. As my travel dates were nearing I was really tensed about my trip. Will I be able to make it to Shirdi or not. My travel date from Singapore to Chennai was on 5th December. First week of December there was a heavy rain. Flood in Chennai. First time I am getting to know that Chennai airport is closed due to flood. I was really upset this time. From my airlines office my hubby got a call that I have to come over and take back my money. I went to the airlines office. Baba has already planned something big for me Which I never ever dreamt. The airlines officer told me that I have three options 1.Cancel my tickets and collect the cash. 2. I can reschedule my one way ticket to another date. 3. Re route my trip to any place in India except Chennai. Without paying any top up amount. I was really surprised. I opted for the third option. I can go to my sister’s place directly from Singapore which means I will be going to Shirdi first. My sister was so happy to receive me. Never in my dream, I thought I will go to Mumbai directly because my mom and my in laws are in Chennai. We reached Mumbai safely.
Another surprise was waiting for me. Since we reached on Saturday night. My Sister family came to receive me and my daughter. By the time we reached home it was around 2 am. My sister told me that we can go to Shirdi next day itself. I was really surprised because she booked the Darshan tickets only for Monday (7th Dec). I was so excited. We slept at 3 am, Woke up at 8:30 and got ready to board the 11 am train from Mumbai to Shirdi. We travelled in AC coach. I was little worried about my daughter because she can’t travel back to back. She needs to take rest else she will end up with fever. The journey was so comfortable that daughter enjoyed the train travel. Who else can take care of her other than our Sai. He made sure that everything is well planned. While typing this I am feeling so emotional and my eyes are filled with tears. We reached Shirdi at 4:30 pm. We stayed in a guest house which is closer to the Railway station. We planned to stay in Shirdi for a day. Since we have our Darshan ticket for Monday. We refreshed and had some snack. We started to Mandir to try for a Darshan for that day. By the time we reached it was 10 minutes to evening Aarti. I want to attend Aarti very badly. But we couldn’t get the pass by then. Aarti started I was standing near the shops and buying Baba keychain and other things by listening to Aarti song. I didn’t feel bad for not attending Aarti.
Before Aarti got over, we went to Gurusthan and started doing Pardakshinas by listening to Aarti. I was so happy and emotional. By then my sister told me that she will try to get Darshan pass for that day. Me, my daughter and nephew we went to Baba’s museum to see all the belongings of Baba which is my long time wish. When we came out my sister told me that she couldn’t get the tickets. We went to donation counter and gave some money for donation and got Udi packets. Then we went to Dwarkamai. I was talking to Baba in my mind “thank You for making me step inside this holy Shirdi. Please allow me to see You close by in Dwarkamai and Samadhi Mandir”. In my last trip I couldn’t enter Dwarkamai because it was closed. So this time I was pleading Baba to allow me to step inside Dwarkamai. When I entered Dwarkamai, I was feeling so blessed. My sister again wanted to try for the pass. So she went to the PRO office. Till that time we were in Dwarkamai sitting peacefully and thanking Baba. This time my sister got the pass. We went and stood along with the senior citizens and wheelchair devotees. It was crowded. I was talking to Baba in my mind “Oh Sai please allow me to have a heart filled Darshan”. I have been waiting to touch Baba’s Samadhi for a long time. I was getting really tensed whether I’ll get pushed away by the security guards. But thankfully when I went close to Baba the security guard told me “Come and stand next to me and have a heart filled Darshan”. My eyes were filled with tears of joy. I couldn’t imagine standing in front of Baba for more than 30 minutes. Guess what I was allowed to touch His Samadhi. I was so happy and couldn’t believe my own eyes. The priest gave me flower bunch and a cloth as a blessings from Sai.
We came out and I was so thrilled. We went and had dinner. My sister said if I want to stay back and have another Darshan for tomorrow. I don’t know why I told my sister that if we can let’s leave since I had a satisfied Darshan. I don’t mind leaving Shirdi because I don’t want her to take leave from her office. She shouldn’t end up in trouble in her office. She told me there is a train to Mumbai at 10:30 pm. We can try getting seat in that train Which is impossible because that’s the last train from Sai nagar. We went to our guest house and informed the office people that if we don’t get seat in the train then we will come back. We got only one berth. My sister didn’t want to take a risk. Since the kids were tired she wanted them to sleep well. But all of us sitting in one berth will be most uncomfortable. I told my sister it’s ok lets go. I don’t want to miss this train. Our train departure time was at 10:30 pm and we were in the train from 9:30 pm. My sister was little upset about the seat not getting confirmed. But I was very cool not tensed at all. At 10 pm there was one family of 10 people came to us and asked if our tickets are confirmed. We told them that it’s not. Then one person from that family told us that their tickets are confirmed at S1 coach. If we are ok with that they asked us to move to their confirmed berth in S1 coach. We were really dumbstruck. We readily accepted we went and sat in their seats. My sister was worried about one berth, now Baba gave each of us one berth to sleep peacefully. By then kids were so tired that they started sleeping in the berth. I was thanking Baba for His miracle. Morning we reached Mumbai at 5 am. We were not tired at all. Who else can take care of us other than our Sai. Thanks is such a small word to use. I pray to Baba that I should always remember Him as well as His words. Now I am praying Baba to call my friend to Shirdi. Thank You so much Baba. Jai Sai Ram.
I asked our relatives in India if they can take me and they were all willing, the problem was to leave him behind. So on Thursday I was going through the question and answer site, where I told Baba " Baba since last two years you have made the way for me to come and meet You in Shiridi, I have full Faith and Trust in You that this time too You will do the same". The answer Baba gave "One gentleman will come for you," I didn't understand this and as always I thought Baba has His own way of answering so I didn't take much notice. I really want Baba to say "Yes, you will come" I felt little disappointed, but not hurt. Next day I went to visit a friend who has asked me to come for tea so many times but somehow I have been too busy for her, however this time I said "yes " and went there with my husband and one of my out of station friend. As soon as I stepped inside her house I had the biggest shock of my life there in the front room was " Sai Baba" full size same as in "Shiridi" my whole body was in the different world I just couldn't believe my eyes that "Baba" was here it felt like Baba was saying " I have come to you" . I have no idea what happened to me or how my evening went I was all the time thinking about my Sai. On the way back home my husband told me now you don't need to go to Shiridi. Your Baba is here. Still I felt I wanted to go to Shiridi.
Again I said to Baba I want to come and if You want me, You will come for me. So like this few weeks passed then one day I was talking to my younger sister in law in Mumbai and I told her that I so much wish to visit Shiridi, she told me she also wanted to that since such a long time but somehow it never happened, but if I come we can go together! As for husband he can stay with the rest of the family. Now again my hopes were raised and somehow Baba made my husband change his mind. So we go to Mumbai. All arrangements were made it was my sister in law (My husband's cousin's wife) her husband and myself were to go to Shiridi early in the morning and do the Darshan and be back by late night. I was so happy until we get a call from them in the afternoon saying they cannot make it because of some urgent work but they will try and send their younger son with me. I was so hurt, my husband wanted me to drop the ideas altogether and I almost did I said "no problem maybe it's not meant for me this time so please don't worry we can do it sometime later, "But deep down in my heart I knew that Baba always keeps His promises, and I had full faith that somehow something will happen.
That night my sister in law called and Said be ready for six in the morning her son will be coming to take me. On the dot of six he came he is twenty six years old absolutely great company we talked all the way to Shiridi he told me that all the arrangements were taken care off at Shiridi for our visit, I still did not understand stand what he meant. we reached Shiridi at eleven and two officers came and met our car they accompanied us everywhere we had the most beautiful Darshan of each and every place it was a dream come true for me, We thanked them they were the most humble humans I have come across. When finished and once on our way then it struck me "One Gentleman will come for you" Oh my God!! How true Baba kept His promise and not only that He send two more people to take me around "Thank You Sai Baba", You never disappoint Your children. Om Sai Ram.
Sai Baba Blessed Me With A Beautiful Daughter. I had been married for 9 years and we were trying to have a baby but we were not successful. I would always pray to Baba, that Baba please bless me and come to me as a child. My parent used to live in Kolkata and they are also big Baba devotees. One day in January in 2012 before Sankranti a man came dressed in simple clothes came to our Maa’s house and told Maa in Hindi that he has come to Shirdi and asked if he could come and sit in the house. I said ok, he sat on the floor and told a lot of things about our parents, my sister and myself. He then said your younger daughter will give you good news soon and you will know the good news in April. It was January when he said that. He asked for some money and my mother gave him 100 Rs, he touched it and prayed and returned it to me and said please keep it in your Pooja place and offer it in Baba hundi after your wish is fulfilled. He said he will come again next year. He also said that Baba has a lot of blessings on your family. He said that Baba will send "someone" in your younger daughter’s home.
I got to know that I was pregnant in April and told my mother about the good news and my daughter was born in Dec 2012. Then again in April 2012 another person came to our house from Shirdi. He said that Baba has sent Baija Maa aka Baijabai to your younger daughters house. My mother told me that, i was shocked to hear about that. My daughter has been a Baba devotee since she was very young, she would stare are Baba’s photo, listen to His Aarti and the second word that she learnt after Muma is Baba. On May 29th 2014, when she was about 1.5 years old, it was Thursday. She was playing with my mother in law and her nanny in the afternoon. At that time, she could talk a lot, she used to mostly speak in Bengali as it is my mother tongue. She used to understand Punjabi as her nanny was Punjabi. I was getting ready to go out to buy a cake for my husband as it was his birthday. Suddenly my daughter said -"Baijabai, Baijabai, Baijabai". All of three times and then she stopped, i was shocked so was my MIL and nanny. They could not understand what was she saying and She has not uttered that till now, she is now 3 and half years old. She has never heard me say anything about Baijabai at home. All i can think of is it was Baba’s way of telling me that He sent His devotee to my house. Baba please take care of her, she does not eat anything. Please make her eat and be healthy.
Then suddenly on the 8th day my pain just vanished. I had been calling out to Sai asking Him to give me death if He cannot relieve my pain. He answered by taking my pain away. After days I could stand up and walk. I still had numbness in my foot due to a pinched nerve in my back. But now I knew Sai is there. Sai made arrangements for me to get homeopathy treatment from India. And I am slowly but surely getting back in my routine. Only after a week I was able to get back to my normal life and do all the things. I am still taking Medicine but Sai has promised me He will cure me fully soon. Even though my entire experience was painful and no less than having gone through hell, yet I feel this was Sai Baba's way of bringing me back to Him. We had become so busy in our life, our children our homes that we forget the whole sole reason for our lives here. I have always believed in God, in Sai but my connection with Sai, my belief on Sai, my faith and devotion on Sai has never been stronger than this. I have felt Sai speaking to me and it was the same voice that urged me and inspired me to write my experience here today. This was the forum I read every day while lying in pain and prayed to Baba. Sai Baba will always bless you. Just once look towards Him and He will save you. Om Sai Ram.
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