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 the office; please could you upload the same photo while posting my experience with our Sai deva.
Baba has called me again. I am going to Shirdi for the Ramnavmi celebrations.
It was a long wait and desire to share with all His devotees an experience with my beloved Sai (my father). I lost my father when I was four years old. I got to know about Sai Baba in mid of 2003. I became very close to Him and started treating Him like my father from 2006. Since then I have always shared everything (joys and sorrow) with my Sai deva. Even if I buy earrings, bindi, nail polish or whatever little things, firstly I will place in front of Him and tell Him to see and mentally say that 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 on 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 anybody’s 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 is that if you find this experience may hurt any of the devotee’s 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 him I will come on Ramnavmi in April.
It so happened, on December 28th, 2010 around 6:30 PM in the evening on my way back home from the office, suddenly my close friend had called me and started sharing about her father’s heart surgery that 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 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 about this; I 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 the 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’s journey.
By Saideva’s grace & miracle we got departure tickets, but return tickets were not at all available. But still, we all believed in Him to take care of everything. The next day we started from Bangalore to Shirdi. For two years, I have had the practice of taking some eatable 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 confident to go to Shirdi in such a situation. I believed that it’s all His wish and grace on us, which makes us go to Shirdi whenever He calls us.
We all know going to Shirdi or leaving from Shirdi is according to Baba’s wish and will. Then I suffered a menstruation period on 29th itself while traveling by bus. I was traveling by 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 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 Sai deva. In these three 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 the New Year rush at Shirdi it was so difficult to get rooms and arrange things.
I had prayed to Him that it is against the custom to enter the temple for women during the 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 me 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 the Dwarkamai entrance, one devotee came towards me and gave peda prasad; this made me feel relaxed and felt His fatherly treatment. For me, it was a sign of accepting me to enter His place without any fear and clearing all the doubts running in my mind. We attended Baba’s Palkhi procession, Kakada Arthi. On the 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’s eve. My long wish is to see Him wearing a crown; this wish was also fulfilled on the 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 a return ticket to Bangalore even. After our return from Shirdi, my friend’s father got healed very soon. I got a team excellence award at my workplace (I got this job by his blessings only). Thanks a lot to Saideva my father.
I would like to conclude by saying our Sai deva 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 a temple in such a 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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