Sai Sister Bhargavi Ji from India says: Om Sairam. Dear Hetal Ji, first of all thanks a lot for giving us this website to share and read our Sai Leelas happening everywhere. May our greatest guru Sai bless you and all of us.
My name is Bhargavi. Firstly, am writing this on Thursday (i.e., on Sai’s day) and I convey my lakhs of thanks to Him for being giving me a chance to share my experiences with other Sai devotees. I am being born and brought up in Tirupati and has become a very strong believer of Lord Narayana (Also called Venkateswara Swamy). Hence, I did not believe in these Babas. When I was doing schooling, it happened to me to visit a Baba temple near my tutorial and I went into the temple only the reason to eat something as they give as Prasadam. Days passed and when I came to college level, I totally forgot Sai Baba. Of course, I never believed Him that time. But, later in my life I realised that Baba did not forget me. That’s why I’m writing this experience of mine.
I started experiencing Sai Baba’s presence in my life at the time I was in graduation. One of my friends used to take me to a nearby Baba temple. Then also, I did not pray with any trust like the way I do on Lord Narayana. In MBA, I went to Hyderabad (that was the first time I ever left my parents and Tirupati) for my project in Kingfisher. But because of some reasons, the HR did not give me permission to do that. We need to complete our project within 2 months and I already lost 7 days without getting a project. I sat crying in my hostel room praying my Lord Balaji to help me. That day, I was alone in my room and one of my roommates believes Sai Baba and left her Sai Satcharitra book in the room. As I don’t have anything to do, I just read that book casually. I completed that book in 2 days and for my shock and surprise, the next day, I got project in Hyderabad stock exchange. I successfully completed the project and also started trusting on Sai ram.
Days passed and several small small incidents (actually very big for me) happened to me in my life, which made my belief very strong on Sai Baba. An extreme thing was happened to me in MBA. I heard that the company, where I have done project could be closed down anytime and I prayed Sai Baba to help me to get my project completion certificate soon. That time, the HR called me to Hyderabad again and gave my certificate. Well, you know what, the company got closed in the immediate week. After seeing these incidents, I started believing Sai Ram the same way I do of Lord Narayana. But, somewhere in my heart, I had a doubt that being a believer of Narayana, how can I worship Sai like gurus. Sai cleared that doubt also.
One day, I visited a temple of Sai Baba in Hyderabad. I asked Sai Baba to clear my doubt. I told Him if You and my Lord Narayan are same, then show me that. When I finished worshiping Baba, just back side to the Baba idol, I saw my Lord Sathyanarayana’s very huge photo. Tears rolled down my face and I was 100% sure that Baba is all the Gods and all the Gods is Baba. This incident happened to me twice. Later I purchased Sai Satcharitra and started reading that book with complete trust and hope. One evening in my hostel, one converted Christian girl spoke unbearable words on Hindu Gods which hurt like anything to me. I cried and cried and finally told Sai Baba that if He did not relieve me from that pain, I would never speak to Him. After one day, the exact girl who scolded Hindu Gods started telling stories on Lord Shiva (Shiva Puranam) on Shivaratri day from the same mouth she has spoke such harsh words and that too with lot of happiness in her tone. Baba did not disappoint me. Uncountable thanks to Him for relieving me from that.
I got job in Hyderabad and once came to Tirupati to visit my parents. I promised Baba that whenever I go to His temple, I will give Him 2 rupees (My Faith is one rupee and my Patience is another). One time, I forgot to give the money and came out from the temple. A person followed me back and when I turned around, he showed his hand in front of me and smiled. Then I remembered and gave him 2 rupees with intense happiness.
Baba not only blessed me, but also blessed my mother physically. She used to attend Annamacharya songs classes on every Sunday and she would surely go to Sai Baba’s temple as it is on the way. One day, my mom prayed Baba with tears in her eyes asking Baba why He is not blessing her though she is visiting Him every Sunday. When she was taking Prasadam, an old man came in front of her and shouted at her like, “Listen you lady, you are coming to me temple because it is on the way to you for your class. Come for me alone. Just for praying me and not with on the way reason. Then I will bless you” like that. Then, my mom discussed this with me and we are sure that the old man was Baba. Then my mom started going especially for Him on Thursdays. And of course, she has seen its immediate blessings from Baba. He has solved many and many of our concerns. My mom’s major concern is my brother’s job. After she started going to Baba temple on Thursdays, my brother got a very good job and the name of the building he is working now is “Baba Towers”. Isn’t it shocking?
I am not sure what to tell and what not to tell because Baba has showered His so many blessings on me now. I am happy that my husband also believes Sai Baba. I am planning to visit Dwarakamai from almost 4 years. But still I could not get a call from Sai Baba. I’m eagerly waiting for His call as He tests the patience of His devotees like this. Any temple I go, I would see the main God/Goddess and my mind automatically says Om Sai Ram. Because, only a true Guru will show the true God.
I finish this saying one last word from me. Sai Baba never disappoints if you trust Him without a doubt. Om Sri Guru Sai Ram.