One of Baba’s Miracle
Anonymous Devotee from USA says: I am married and blessed with 2 kids. I started believing in Baba since 2002, when my marriage got settled by Baba’s miracle. Since then Baba helped me and my family from lot of problems. I have complete trust in Baba that He is the only one, Who can solve my problems and protect my family. I would like to share my most recent experience with you all.
Recently, my husband was searching for new job and I started reading Sai Satcharitra to pray Baba. After 2 sapthahams, he got a nice job and I prayed Baba that on completion of Parayanam, I would go to Baba temple on Thursday and distribute Rice packets.
As planned, my mom prepared Pulihora and we packed in 11 packets. Me along with my both kids and our maid went by auto to temple. It was around 11.45. Usually whenever I go to Temple, I stay for Aarti. But that day as my son was very hyper and I could not control him to stop running, I decided let me have Darshan and go down and distribute the packets to beggars sitting outside the temple. Once we reached the temple, I saw that there were not as many beggars as I expected. I was hoping min 11, so that I can be left home with no packets. I was a little disappointed. And after entering the temple and having Darshan, we realized that on Thursdays, at Baba temple, they have Annadanam, so there won’t be any takers for my packets. So I told my maid that we will give here some packets and whatever are left, we will go to nearby Balaji temple and can distribute there also.
But surprisingly once we came out of the temple, I have seen more beggars and all my 11 packets were EXACTLY been taken. No packet was left or no beggar was without any packet. I felt very happy that Baba accepted my Prayers and He wanted me to realize that Parayanam went well. We returned by same auto to home.
Once we reached home (it takes almost 15 minutes to reach), I saw that my hand bag is missing. I got shocked by thinking, where I could have left it. There was only Rs. 2000, but there were 1 gold chain and bangles almost worth Rs.70,000 and my mobile. We thought lets go back and check in temple again. But while going back to temple, me and our maid were continuously thinking where I could have left it or somebody might have stolen. I remember doing Sastaang Pranam along with Kids, then taking out the bag from my shoulder. But I was pretty sure that I had it after that also. And we were thinking while we were distributing the food, did any beggar snatch the bag cleverly. I was completely in a confusion state thinking how can this happen. Why Baba did like this to me? Did I do any wrong /mistake while reading Sai Satcharitra. All this kind of thoughts was racing in my mind.
Finally we reached the temple and still Madhyahna Aarti was going on. Temple was full of crowds. I just went inside and looked at His statue and prayed Him, why are You playing like this. I saw a guy sitting in a chair issuing Archana tickets etc. I went to him and asked if anybody has seen any bag here. He immediately gave my bag saying that one person brought your bag saying that you forgot while you were making your son wear his shoes on. And he could not find you as you already left the temple, so he kept it here. I was in complete joy that Baba never leaves me without showing His miracle. After reaching home, when I told this incident to my relatives they were telling that In Baba temples, people return things they found so it’s not very unusual. But I say that even in Shirdi, I have seen boards saying be careful with jewellery and hand bags because of thieves. And in India, temples are the very common place to lose hand bags /chains as they are crowded. But Baba wanted to show me that He is there for me and if we pray to Him sincerely, He will protect us in every way. Om Sai, Jai Jai Sai.
Anonymous Devotee from India says: I am a retired person living with my son and daughter-in-law. My daughter married last year. In 2004, I lost my wife in a terrible road accident. We are strict vegetarians and I learnt cooking so as to be of some use to my children, who are both engineers working for IT companies. My children are happily married with the grace of Baba. Till recently, my life was one of enormous stress and anxiety. I went through much turmoil. With abundant grace of Baba, I am now a happy person leading a nice life. When I was very young, I came to know of Baba through my uncle, who had a coin with Baba’s image etched on it. For reasons unknown to me, this image has remained with me for years. I never was really serious in my devotion to Baba, but I always nurtured a deep reverence for Him. I wanted to visit Shirdi, but in a casual sort of way. It was some time in the early eighties I finally got an opportunity and went to Shirdi with my wife. It was evening and we checked into a hotel. We did not go out as we were tired and slept off after dinner.
The next morning, I got up very early, around 4 and felt like going to the Mandir area. My wife was fast asleep and I did not want to disturb her. So I quietly latched the door and went out. Till I reached the Mandir premises, I was my usual self. But the moment I stepped on to the grounds around Baba’s Samadhi, I was instantly transported to a state of inexplicable joy without any rhyme or reason. I went all over the place roaming around in a state of great ecstasy. At that hour, there was hardly anyone around. There was no such thing as security and I do not remember any compound wall around the Mandir. I finally got back to the hotel around 6 am. But that wonderful feeling remained with me for a very very long time.
Even years later, whenever there was conversation about Shirdi, I always used to remember the great blessing I had received. In 2005, a friend had died and as his kith and kin were living in a city far away, I had to keep his body in cold storage in a mortuary. After doing this, I was walking out of the building towards the car park. I heard a rustling sound in front of me and looked up to see a book falling in front of me. That vision is very clear to me even now. The pages were open downwards and fluttering and it fell just a few feet in front. I looked around to see if anyone was coming to claim it. There was none. I looked up to see if anyone had dropped it from above. There was no structure from where that could have happened either. Thinking it could be just a magazine, I stoped to pick it up and found it was Sai Leela!! It was brand new. Bhagavan’s picture was there on the front. Even then I was rather skeptical.
My friends told me it is a very rare blessing and more so because it had happened on a Thursday. One friend insisted that I undertake a vow to visit Shirdi every year. I am doing that unfailingly since then.
Anonymous Devotee from India says: I am 29 years and recently got engaged. But I don’t like the boy. It’s like force marriage. I love another boy and he too loves me. His mother has said no for me because I am 3 years elder to him. I had told my parents about him, but they said if there is no response from their side, so nothing can work. And I had to say yes for the boy whom I met. My marriage is fixed in April. But I don’t want to get married forcefully.
I have heard about the 9 Guruvar Vrat and with Baba’s name, I have started also. Sometime I get scared that what if I get married to the person I don’t love and I don’t like him at all. When he calls also, I talk forcibly. Marriage is a dream for every girl, but I am not interested in anything. Please pray to Baba for me that I should get married to the boy whom I love. I know Baba will not disappoint me. I am scared as there is less time.