My First Trip To Shirdi
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Hello Hetal Ji, thank you so much for creating this blog. I have gained so much devotion and strength after reading innumerable experiences of devotees. Sai Ji, bless you. This is my 2nd experience, I am posting today. First experience posted was when my Sai Baba Ji appeared on our door. Coming to Shirdi trip experience, from last 2-3 years, I and my family were planning to go to Shirdi.
On 1st march the lucky day came. We reached Shirdi and we took a hotel nearby. Being a Sunday, we felt the temple must be crowded. We decided to go to Shani Shignapur temple that day. All of a sudden, my mamaji called up and asked whether we require the morning Aarti pass. We were so thrilled. I had a wish to attend Kakad Aarti of Baba and see mangal snan. Mamaji said that he knows a person, who lives in Rahaata, who will arrange passes for us. That person called us and said he will arrange the pass for 4th of March morning Aarti. As Saiji says “Ek Baar Tum Shirdi Ke Liye Apne Ghar Se Nikloge Toh Tumhaare Sab Kaam Apne Aap Ban Jayenge (Once you come out from home for Shirdi, everything will be arranged by itself). Suddenly this thought strike my mind and we felt this person is Sai’s messenger for us.
On 3rd evening, we went for Darshan on gate number 2. It was 8 pm and rush was not that heavy. We stood in queue. I have the habit of watching Shirdi live Darshan every day in office. So I was just recalling the face of Sai Baba Ji and was eagerly waiting for my turn to come. I was filled with so much anxiety that as and when I saw my Sai, I literally started crying like a small child. I was myself amazed as this was first time I saw myself crying like this. Then a security guard saw me crying and said “Rona nahin, Baba baithe hain na (Don’t cry, Baba is here)”. Here I would like to mention that I had a wish from last 3 years that whenever I happen to visit Shirdi, the glasses which surrounds the Samadhi should be open. But when I saw the Samadhi, it was covered from all sides and I could not touch Samadhi. We came back to hotel.
For next day morning Aarti, we had passes. We were in queue by 2:30am. We attended the Aarti and took Darshan, but this time again the glasses were closed. We got a chance to collect the holy water of mangal snan. We came back to hotel to take some rest. After sometime, we came to Gurusthan. We could not see any neem leaves falling. But one panditji showed us some leaves and we immediately collected .Though many times, I got a chance to bow in front of Baba, but my heart was still not happy as I wanted to touch the Samadhi. In afternoon, I and my mother went to take Darshan. Panditji sitting near Samadhi gave a garland to me and my mom from Samadhi and he suddenly asked me “Theek Hai Na Ab (Are you OK now)”?
We both could not understand why he asked this from me. At night I said to Baba please Baba next day call me for Your Darshan only, when I can touch Samadhi. Next morning at 9am, I alone went for Darshan. I started chanting “Meri Sharan Aa Khaali Jaye, Ho Koi Toh Mujhe Bataaye”. I said Baba you listen everyone, then let me touch Your Samadhi. As and when I reached Samadhi, I saw the glasses were not kept. My joy knew no bounds. I thanked Baba hundred times and I felt that my all wishes have been fulfilled. Next day morning, we were supposed to come back. We did Mukh Darshan of Baba Ji. I did not want to leave Babaji. But I closed my eyes and said my Sai to call me back very soon.
This was my most lovely and unforgettable experience. I feel so blessed that Baba gave me a chance to visit Shirdi. All Sai devotees should at least once go and see the divine place. I could touch the clothes Baba gave to His devotee haji abdulla, got neem leaves, got holy water of mangal snan, touched Samadhi. Babaji, please keep us always in your lotus feet. Om Sai Ram.
Anant Koti Brahamand Nayak Rajadhiraj Yogi Raj Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai
Experience With Sai Ram
Sai Sister Kanya Ji from Malaysia says: Sai Ram, I am a devotee of Sai Ram Baba. Baba has been blessing my family and guiding us. Recently we went to Shirdi and had Baba’s Darshan. And we were blessed by our beloved GOD. When we were away, there was fire accident in my house. Baba saved my son and saved as from a worse disaster. We vow our gratitude to Sainath and Baba will bless us and protect us as He was been doing
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Jai Sai Baba Ji. You have given me a lot. Perhaps I am not to deserve such. How did you came in my life really I don’t know. How did you call me in Shirdi was like a miracle, when you reserved our train seats. Still we are unable to understand. Baba Ji Your UDI is working very powerful in our life. This UDI has saved so many lives of people. There is no shortage of UDI in my house. I am unable to believe that how I get this from anywhere every time, when it is going to finish. It is also a great miracle in itself. Baba Ji please bless always on me and my family. Baba Ji, I know You will soon bless me with a child [a long cherished wish]. Whenever there is any problem, whether it is homely or officially, Baba Ji always stand by me everywhere I recall Him. I really surprise sometimes that how Baba Ji changed the views of my opposition and he is ready to in tune like me. Baba Ji, I request to you that please bless me in every field. I want to do something for the betterment of society. So please bless me always. Sai Baba Ji, please always be with me, hear me, watch me and make me aware always for bad evils. Sai Baba Ji, please accept my humble prayer as You ever listen.