We shall be reading few more experiences of devotees in today’s post.
Divine Experience during Shirdi Visit
Sai Brother Nimit Ji from India says: Om Sai Ram Hetal Ji, We want to share this amazing experience of Baba’s Darshan that we experienced while on our visit to Shirdi. We belong to Jaipur and visit Baba’s temple regularly. During the winters of 2010, during our visit to the temple we decided that we would present a blanket for Baba’s Murti in the temple. Somehow, this slipped out of our minds and we totally forgot about it.
During our visit to Shirdi in December 2011, after the Darshan at the Samadhi Mandir, we were going to visit Lakshmi Bai’s house in the Chavadi Mandir area. There we saw a fakir who had a God like glow on his face. He was wearing the same dress as our dear Babaji used to wear. My wife said we must give Dakshina and I offered 50 Rs. to him. I turned back and started walking towards Lakshmi Bai’s house, and then I felt someone had called me. I looked back and the saintly fakir was looking at me and motioned me to come back. I went back to him and then what he said made me feel the miracles of Baba Ji that we have so often heard. He said “Mujhey Ek Kambal khareed ke do” (Buy me a blanket). The expression that he had on his face, when he said this to me, was so calm, composed and saintly. I did not know how to react to the situation and just told him “Babaji aap in rupiyon se Kambal khareed lijiyega” (Buy blanket by this money) and continued to Lakshmi Bai’s house. When on our way back from Shirdi, my wife and I discussed this whole incident and then we realized that we had promised to gift a blanket for Babaji’s Murti in the temple in Jaipur. It was Babaji, who made us remember in Shirdi, what we had thought of in Jaipur. It was truly the most amazing incident of our lives and even today as I am writing this experience I have tears in my eyes. We love You, Babaji. You are the world to us and we pray You always to be with us and bless us.
Baba’s Samadhi appeared me as Lord Vishnu
Sai Brother Siva Ji from USA says: Dear Hetal Ji, I am Siva, a small devotee of Baba. I would like to thank you for creating and maintaining such a great blog. May BABA bless you and your family with health, wealth and happiness. Below is a small experience of me with our beloved Baba. Kindly post it at your convenience. Please don’t disclose my email address.
First of all, I pray BABA for His blessings on everyone. I had many beautiful experiences in my last visit to India. As the experiences are very long, I am writing very few experiences here. Please forgive me if you find any mistakes in this essay.
I am a devotee of Sainath Maharaj since several years. But I became close to Him from last two years, especially after reading “Shri Sai Satcharitra”. After coming to US, I was not happy because of some personal reasons. So I found solace in praying BABA. I started reading “Sai Satcharitra”. This helped me a lot in realizing how He helps His devotees. I became close to Him. I started feeling to go to Shirdi. In fact, I visited Shirdi many a times before, while I was working in PUNE. But I never touched His Samadhi, as Samadhi gates were closed every time. I visited Shirdi on week-ends. I asked Him for a chance to visit Shirdi again. One day, while reading devotees experiences, I realized BABA fulfills our wish sooner, if we offer one of our favorite food/drink to Him till our wish is fulfilled. I drink coffee very frequently and I decided to stop drinking coffee until I visit Shirdi. Somehow, my trip to India got confirmed by His grace.
I went to Shirdi with my parents in the month of May-June. We reached Shirdi safely. We visited Samadhi Mandir and Dwarakamai. We had Darshan of our Lord. I planned to stay in Shirdi during weekdays, so that I could touch Baba’s Samadhi. But, as it was vacation time, there was huge crowd in Shirdi. The gates were closed every time, when we visited Mandir. I was disappointed and tried to attend the Aarti, so that I would get a chance to touch His feet. I attended Shej Aarti two times. Both times, I could not make it to stand inside the Mandir.
One time, I had Darshan just before the Shej Aarti and gates were closed that time. Immediately, I rushed into the queue for Shej Aarti. I saw on TV that people, who were behind me earlier, were able to touch the Samadhi. I felt so bad and cried internally. I realized my bad karma was so bad and my Bhakti (devotion) was not good enough to touch His feet. I somehow consoled myself saying “The time has not come yet”. But there were some incidents during this journey like Baba’s appearance in Kopergaon and His appearance as Dog in Samadhi Mandir gave me some happiness and faith. I would like to write those experiences later, when Baba permits.
I came back to USA in July. I used to pray Him sincerely, but many doubts came into my mind like, could I make it to touch His Samadhi in this birth. Because, it’s an accumulated good karma of many previous births, which led me to become His devotee. So, there is no big surprise, if one couldn’t touch His feet. But after few weeks, one day morning, I had a dream like this. It was Wednesday morning in Shirdi. I visited Samadhi Mandir and there was very little rush in the temple. I stood near the Samadhi and I touched the entire Samadhi. I touched His feet too. I saw four projections on the four corners of the Baba’s Samadhi. One Purohit was explaining me the four projections as Shankha, Chakra, Gadha and Padma. We see those holding by Lord Vishnu. I could remember the Shankha and Chakra on top two projections. Immediately my dream was broken. I felt very happy and felt like my bad karma, which was refraining me to touch His Samadhi was over. From Sai Satcharitra and devotees experiences, I came to know, irrespective of time and day, any dream related to Him is as real as His presence. Hence, I hope with full faith, when I get His next call to Shirdi, He will allow me to touch His feet.
Om Sai Rama
Sai Sister Llam Ji from India says: Thank you for providing a platform to share Sai grace.
I was asked to make a passport by my sister. Though my husband loves me, but he never wants me to do things like this on my own. He becomes my biggest obstacle. I was given all reasons as to why my passport would not be done. Some were true. I did not have marks card for age proof. I did not have any age proof at all. I had given my marks card in one of the firms, I had worked for. I did not have a proof of submission. The firm had shifted to a new place. I did not know address of new place. All of this happened 3 or 4 years back. So, getting my marks card was considered impossible.
One day, I was very upset. I just walked out of the house. I saw a rickshaw come to me. The man was wearing orange cloth below and had an upper cloth. I gave him the name of my firm and told him to take me there. I cannot describe the ride. For some reason, I could not take my eyes off him. His back was glistening with sweat. What I remember the most was his hands and feet, they were huge. He kept talking to himself and making some gestures to the people on the way, specially a tea seller. At that time I kept wondering if it was my Sai, but I was too scared to accept it. He took me to the firm correctly. I got down and paid him more than I was supposed to. In my heart, I asked him to pray to help me get my marks card. I did not want to turn back and see him. I wanted it to be my Sai. I entered the firm, asked for my marks card. They had saved all the marks cards in a folder. It took them maybe half an hour to locate mine and give me.
This is one of times, when He came to me. He is always there protecting and taking care of me and my family. He is like a mother, father, God, child to me. I love You Sai, please be with me forever.
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Before reading these experiences today…I prayed oh lord show me some light…what to do..
I moved to US 21 months ago..have been wanting to visit shirdi..I dont have a lot of good friends here, like i used to in India, I feel lonely and when that happens baba becomes your best friend, your closet confidante…seems like my india trip is materialising, I have to get my passport renewed..I have to go to Shirdi. Deva please call me to shirdi..I was to come to your town, and be a part of that eternal bliss..All the 3 experiences..were so relevant to my situation…he takes care of everything…thanks a lot for everything baba…thanks for being my saviour …thanks for being my guru..forgive me for my mistakes
All three experiences are very nice.. Nimitji ur family is so blessed that baba himself came and spoke to u. Siva ji very nice experience I was able to feel the pain which u wud have had every time u miss the chance of touching baba's samadhi. Don worry things u saw in dream, will come in reality very soon. PLease remember shraddha and saburi these two coins, will make us achieve everything we wish for.Llam ji thanks for sharing ur experience.
Extreamly beautiful experiences.
Baba has blessed me by making one of my biggest dreams true and above that by giving more than what i have even dreamt of. Baba is great and i love him too. Every time i visit sai mandir near my home i feel like huging him tightly and convey my love and regards towards him. As one of the devotees has writtten that he/she had offerd coffee (which he likes most) to baba so that his/her wish can come true, similarly i have also offerd my fav. food to baba for fulfillment of my one more wish.
I hope baba blessed all of his devotees with lots and lots of love, shradha and saburi.
Om Sai Ram
ANANTHA KOTI BRAHMANDA NAYAKA RAJADHI RAJA YOGI RAJA PARA BRAHMA SHRI SACHIDANANDA SAMARTHA SADGURU SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BABA.
SARVAM SHRI SAINATHARPANAMASTHU.
Very Nice experiences.
We love you so much baba, bless all your devotess.
OM SAI RAM
All the above three experiences are beautiful…baba is great…he will never let his devotees alone…omsairam!!!!
i want baba to fulfil my wish too.i m addicted to tea and after reading ur experiences i just thought not to drink it until baba fulfil my wish.m scared bcoz i feel so irritated if i don't get tea in d afternoon.just leaving it on u baba give me strength to do this and ur ashirwaad plz.om sai naathaye namah
All 3 incidences are very loving! May you all be blessed ever. What a surprise for me to read the name that I call my auntie!
Her name is Neela, she is 6 months younger to me but still we had to call her Neelaamaasi, and finding that too long, I have shortened it to "Liam" and since my childhood days she is our "Liam"!
The reason I see "Liam" here is just BABA wants to fulfill my wish ! Many a times I feel the urge to see/meet my relatives and it just happens that I can see very similar looking persons on some TV program or meet in person to some one like them! Liam is one such entity where I had spent my childhood days, she is still in Mumbai but very hard to visit Mumbai and be with her and revive those childhood memories!
Very sad to say that she has lost her husband who died of a heart attack, but the fact mentioned here by this Liam that "Though my husband loves me, but he never wants me to do things like this on my own. He becomes my biggest obstacle." is so true to Liam's relationship with her husband too! So when her husband died, she was totally devastated as many of the daily tasks like Banking, post office, grocery shopping were handled by him only and she had no clue from where to pick up the threads! Oh, BTW, she is now very well settled with new way of life, both of her sons are graduated and have a good job and they all are leading a good peaceful life. May she remain blessed and protected under BABA's care.
Thanks all Sai Devotees for sharing their experiences.
Jai Sai Ram.
All three experiences are great.Baba should listen to my prayers.Hope he gives me shraddha and saburi which is needed badly.I just get angry with all and can't control my anger.Please pray to baba that i should not get irritated and frustrated for all things. OM SAI SRI SAI JAI JAI SAI OM SAI SRI SAI JAI JAI SAI OM SAI SRI SAI JAI JAI SAI OM SAI SRI SAI JAI JAI SAI OM SAI SRI SAI JAI JAI SAI!!!!!!
@AnonymousDear Anonymous ji,
I would request you to chant BABA's name , whatever you prefer, all the time especially when you feel angry. Start listing out all positive things that happened to you that you think is BABA's grace, and read the list when you feel frustrated when something does not go as you wanted it to be!
Even try to show your pleasure seeing wonderful things around you and just think that Almighty Creator has created all such wonderful things to please us! Count your blessings that you have eyes to see that, ears to listen to those wonderful sounds/music etc, senses to enjoy these beautiful things, healthy body to be able to do your daily chores, have a roof over you and food to help you feed and immediate family who is there for you.
I pray for your peace and happiness.
Jai Sai Ram.
Thank you Meera Ji for your valuable suggestion and prayers.From now on I will try to be thinking positively whenever i get irritated.OM SAI RAM !!!
May you find peace always. Love and regards.
Thank you everyone for their encouraging comments.
May Baba bless everyone with happiness.
Om sai Rama.
Very beautiful experiences! Siva ji, I am sure very soon you will get to touch Baba's feet in Shirdi and this dream must have been the way for Baba to show you this. For Llam Ji, it must have been Baba himself taking you safely to the office and making sure you got your marks card correctly and quickly so you can apply for your passport. Nimit Ji, Baba must have come in the form of the fakir to remind you of the promise to donate the blanket, just as he comes in many different forms to remind his devotees of promises they make to Sai Baba. Om Sai Ram!
Sai Baba ki jai,
I visited Shirdi in Sept. 2010, memorable experience. touched the samadhi & got the luck getting the sai darshan twice within two hours. Whatever good has happened after that in my life is due to good wished of sai baba ji. Baba, I am wish to come back again & again for your darshan. Please call me please call me……… I again want to feel you in my hear , body & sou.l Bless us baba
om sai plz forgive me for all my mistakes which i have done through all my life.
Baba please be with me and my Family in these trying times and help me keep my Job and My Family together. Lord help me
I strongly believe Lord Sai Baba.I have many experiences with Sai baba's blessings. I am going to tell here one of them.We went to Shirdi for the first time in 1989. In those years to see Sai baba Abhisekam one has to buy ticket which was of Rs.0.50P.To get that people use to stand in the queue in the night by 2 'o' clock itself.some people use to sleep there itself around samamdhi mandir etc. Myself and my husband taken a hotel room very nearby to the temple. Before going to bed we told each other to wake up by 3 '0' clock early morning.due to some reason we could not wake up at that time and got up little late after taking bathe etc.we went to sai baba mandir.By the time we reached there all the tickets were sold and we felt very unhappy and were scolding each other for not waking up early and that evening we had to catch the train to come back to Hyderabad. We thought what to do and prayed Lord Sai baba to kindly help us.We were standing outside the temple and a boy of around 14 years of age came to us and told us that he is having 2 tickets of Abhisehkam and both of u can attend. We felt to happy and from the happiness when we realised that we will have to give him money for the tickets by the time my husband had taken out money to give that boy, he suddenly disappeared. We ran here and there and asked everybody over there whether they saw that boy who was talking to us. We went to the nearby shops in search of that boy but it was in vain.We happily attended the Abhisekaham programe of Lord Saibaba and we realized it was none other than LORD SAI BABA who has gave us tickets.This is one of the great examples of Lord sai baba the way in which He fulfills the desires of his devotees.I have many more experiences of Lord sai baba i will be posting those very shortly.
LORD SAIBABA I HAVE FULL FAITH IN YOU AND POUR YOUR BLESSINGS ON US IN THE FUTURE ALSO.
jai sai ram. om sai sri sai jaya jaya sai.
P.Lakshmi kumari, Hyderabad.
This is another example of Blessings of Lord Sai baba on me.
In Sai baba Sacharitra it was mentioned that Lord sai baba appreared in the dreams of his devotees many times.In my case also this has happened very recently.
The following is the description of my dream:
I was standing in the gathering.slowly one by one (persons) started disappearing. Myself, one lady and one tall male person with white Dhoti (folded to the height of his knees)with white turban on his head were left.After sometime that lady also disappeared.Then I said to the male person, She has also left , how I can go to the temple, i do not know the route, what to do. Then that male person (none other than Lord sai baba) SAID 'DO NOT WORRY I WILL TAKE YOU TO THE TEMPLE' and without giving me a chance to say something He started walking and i was walking behind Him. There I saw many steps that means hundreds and thousands of steps were there which i had to climb and get down to reach the temple. After seeing these many steps ,I said that i have severe knee pain and i cannot walk/getdown the steps nor climb the steps. Then He said that nothing will happen i am there, You can walk easily and started walking very fast. and there was no other go for me except to walk on his behind.
To my surprise i noticed that i could walk very easily with out any difficulty/knee pain. Like this we were walking and walking by crossing so many fields, nalas, villages etc.and finally He stopped at one place and I also stopped at one place which was under the NEEM TREE. I was collecting some of the sticks of Neem tree thinking that these will be of some use to us and holding those sticks in my hand I called that Person, but slowly that person started disppearing. Then suddenly i woke from my sleep and realised that He was the Lord Sai Baba with whom i walked miles and with his blessings my knee pains are also reduced.
I woke up from sleep and told my son (Sai Phanindra) about my dream.My son also said that Neem tree and walking that distance with Lord Sai baba is nothing but Lord Sai baba's KARUNA on me.
With this I can say that my life is fulfilled by seeing Lord Saibaba in my dream and do not need anything else in my life.
But after all I am a human being, i will be asking/begging something from sai baba. so far He never said no for anything.He always has done whatever i had asked with full faith.
Kindly forgive me SAIBABA for any of my mistakes.
Om sai sri sai jaya jaya sai
om sai ram