Sai Brother Dhananjayan Ji from India says: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am Dhananjayan living in Chennai, Tamilnadu. I am married and working as a web designer. I am a humble devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba right from my teen. Even don’t know when exactly I have become devotee of our beloved Baba. But I can very well say that it is Baba’s grace that He had brought me near to Him. For years I was worshiping Baba in my mind, but rarely did I go to His temple. Later on I got married to a very nice girl where I don’t want to disclose her name by this time. She and her respectful family are also great devotees of our beloved Baba.
Like others I too firmly believe that without Baba’s wish or order we can’t step on the holy Shirdi soil. I was waiting for such a great opportunity and like other normal humans when difficulties struck upon, I too spend the time just thinking and work upon to solve that. But nothing turned fruitful. In this meantime, I nearly forgot our Baba and began to live in vain until when suddenly one day my respectful father-in-law, who is also like another father to me told me that one of his friend advised him to take me and his daughter (i.e. my wife) to Shirdi and make us to get Darshan and blessings from our Trimurti Sai Mahadev.
So, last year September 2011, I, my wife, sister-in-law, father-in-law and mother-in-law went to Shirdi accompanied with my father-in-law's office colleagues and their families in train to Pune and from there in tourist bus arranged by our trip arranger whose name is also starting with Sai. Friday morning around 6:30 am, we reached Shirdi. All the way, I was praying to Sai to give us a good Darshan especially with Aarti. When my foot touched Shirdi, I have become emotional as if I have reached my destination. We got fresh-up in a good lodge arranged by our trip conductor and went for Sai Darshan in a very long queue. My heartbeat got increased as I was longing to see my creator, my father, my mother, My Sathguru Sai Baba. But we can able to see the morning Aarti only in temple TV and felt a bit depressed, but consoled myself that I was gifted at least to see it in TV. After Aarti, it took near about an hour or long to see our Baba's Darshan in person. I was happy at that moment, but there was a prick in my heart that we could not see the Darshan at the time of Aarti. We have already planned to stay in Shirdi that night and take to one more Darshan in the same evening and the next early morning next day. In evening, we came back for Darshan again for Aarti Darshan. We were lucky that our queue was nearing Him at the time of Aarti. Our family members were moving fast in the queue, but my wife got a little bit slow and I accompanied her where some other persons began to stand in between us and our family. Exactly 5:20 pm, the gate opened and our family members along with others in the queue went inside the hall, where Baba is sitting and the gate closed exactly 2 people before us (me and my wife). I scolded my wife being so late in walking and because of we could see the Aarti only in TV where our other family members can see it in person. I was praying like anything to Baba that this thing had happened. I thought I was not that much blessed and we waited in vain. But what happened later is simply unbelievable. Even now my heart melts in joy to remember that incidence. I can see my family members going near Sai and seeking His blessings in the premises TV in the queue hall. Then the most miraculous thing of my life so far has happened. Again the queue gate opened after 15 -30 mins and the time was 5:50 pm and the queue moved so fast near Baba and the previous crowd was sent out along with my family members before the Aarti. My joy knew boundless that I and my wife are going to see Sai along with Aarti. Now my wife joined in the women queue standing left side of Baba can thoroughly enjoy Baba's Darshan without any problem. But my condition was worse that standing right side of Baba in the queue can able to see only the pillar because there was 4 queues standing in the gents side at that time. I become too low that my mind is pleading to Baba that how I can see Him during Aarti. My mind kept on asking Baba keeping my eyes shut. Suddenly I felt a hand on my shoulder as if someone shook me. I turned around to see who that was. He was standing and holding the queue bar where he can see Sainath very easily. He seemed to be a little short where his head can reach only my shoulder. One can easily identify that he was north Indian seemed to be like pandit wearing a saffron or yellow shawl with God’s name printed on that shawl. He pulled my hands near Him and asked to stand just before Him and watch the Aarti. I thanked Him a lot of times in English for His kindness as I know only Tamil and English, I can understand Hindi, but I cannot speak that. In reply he said that Bhaisaab, Mujhe Se Nai Danyawaad Bolna. Uper Se Humko Order Aaya, Danyawaad Usko Bolo (“Brother don’t say thanks to me as I was only carrying out the orders of none other than Sai, who had directed me in my mind). Even though my Hindi is bad, I can very well understand what he had told. Hearing these I got a heave shock and boundless joy at the same time. The person stood next behind me till the Aarti and we both enjoyed the Aarti along with the other Bhaktas. After the Aarti and Sai Darshan, I literally wept in happiness and said many many thanks to that pandit and asked his name. He said he is Pandit Narendra Sharma and we both came out the Samadhi Mandir. Even today, I can still freshly remember this incidence as it has happened only a couple of days before. Baba's grace is so obvious that He is caring for each and every Bhaktha as mother caring for her own child. Then how could it be possible that a mid-short person, who is only upto my shoulder stretched for me from behind and pulled me towards Him and asking me stand in front of Him and worship Sai without any hurdles during the Aarti. I can't forget that pandit in my lifetime for such kindness and nice opportunity. It's only Sai, who had communicated through that pandit showing such boundless love and mercy upon me. After getting the sacred UDI from Dhuni, I joined with my wife and other family members. On hearing the full incidence about my Darshan, they were also shocked and left in joy. I asked sorry to my wife for scolding her for her slow walking in the queue and thanked only because of her could get the Aarti Darshan with great experience even though our other family members and troop members missed out the direct Aarti Darshan. Thanking everybody for reading my long Shirdi visit narration with patience. Let me come back with my other Sai experiences in the very near future to come. So request each and everyone to have full faith on our beloved Sai Baba and wait for His grace with patience. He never un-satisfies His devotees. Only one should develop a strong faith and desire upon Sai and leave everything to Him completely and surrender to Him. Even now I have great problem, which is worse. But my heart always feels that my Sai is within and within a couple of days, my sorrows will be over and within the end of next year, all my needs will be fully satisfied by our Sai Karna Maharaj. Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj ki Jai! © Devotees Experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba