As every Sai devotee, I also had a desire of going to Shirdi and was waiting for Baba’s call. Just 2 months back in February, my parents said we shall go to any temple for this summer holidays. I said them let us go to Shirdi. Also I checked for the tickets and it was available. But unfortunately my dad wanted to go to Tirupathi and didn’t accept my desire. I was first upset, but I said to Baba that I believe in You and will wait for Your call and for me all God is one, so I was ready to go to Tirupathi.
We didn’t get ticket for Tirupathi, but still my dad didn’t accept my Shirdi plan. Days went and suddenly one day my aunt, who lives in Pune, who is also Sai devotee, said she is going to Shirdi and asked whether we would like to come. I was so happy and I and mom decided to go with her. The plan was made for 23rd April (in the same month, when I earlier planned to go), but because of some problem, it didn’t happen. Also I had periods. I was little upset, but I believed Baba will call me soon.
Baba’s Leela is unbelievable. On 23rd April early morning, I had a
dream in which I saw two Baba idols: one in a white colour and the other in a pink coloured dress. And the place was so much mesmerizing and felt like He is saying I am present everywhere. I got up tears filled my eyes that Baba fulfilled my wish of getting His Darshan even though I couldn’t come to Shirdi on the exact date I wanted to see Him. His miracle didn’t stop there. 2 days later, when we went to Ganesh temple, on the way there is a Baba temple. I saw Him wearing the same pink coloured dress. I was so touched and not only that the next week He called me to Shirdi. The plan was made last minute and we reached Shirdi on 29 April. On that day morning, I lost my gold dollar and couldn’t find anywhere. I said to mom that lets start our Shirdi trip and once reaching back to house, surely we will get it by Baba’s grace.
I don’t know how to express that happiness of keeping feet in Shirdi. I felt like I have reached heaven and when I entered the Samadhi Mandir and saw Baba, I was dumbstruck as He was in white dress like I saw in dream. He was getting ready for Morning Aarti. We sat there and enjoyed the Aarti. Once the Aarti was over, they changed His dress and to my greatest wonder He wore the same exact pink coloured dress. I was totally shocked and realised how Baba have been so kind to me. To be very honest I am a very simple devotee, who doesn’t even know the Aarti and songs of Baba. I just pray normally. But I love Him a lot and Baba never expects anything from us except faith and love.
Still I can’t believe that He gave me a vision in dream as to how I am going to see Him within a week and He fulfilled my desire to come to Shirdi even when there was no chance as my parents didn’t accept my Shirdi plan. After having the fortune to see Baba’s morning Aarti, we came out and I wanted to buy UDI. So I joined the queue. But there was much rush and my mom said that she asked someone there, who said that only Prasad is given there and UDI distribution will take time. So she said to me to come out. With heavy heart, I came out of the queue, but in my heart I wanted UDI and Prasad. Suddenly a lady came there and she had the Sheera Prasad, which was given there and she distributed her Prasad to all. I too got from her and I realised how Baba fulfilled my wish and later when we went out to shop to buy something else, the UDI packet hit my eyes and I bought that also with Baba’s grace.
When I was searching for Baba idol, one man came running towards us and I happily bought it from him. It was his first income that day it seems so. When I borrowed money from my mom and gave it to him, he gave the Baba idol in my hand and took the money and touched it in Baba’s feet, which was in my hand and said “Tumahara Bahot Puniya Hoga” (you will have good merits). I felt that I have been blessed by Baba. Also Baba fulfilled my wish of getting a Baba dollar and Sai Satcharitra book in my mother tongue. Saima’s power can be understood only by His children. His love is pure and He will surely be with us even when our own relations can leave us.
I am still not out of this shock and very happy that I shared with you all. He is the world to us and when I saw Him, all my pain and sufferings I went throughout my life, vanished. I felt like He is smiling at me and saying why you are worrying, when I am with you. His face is still in my eyes and His words are true that when you keep your feet in Shirdi, all our suffering will come to an end. How blessed are all of us to be His children. We can never equal His love and He is purely our mother.
One more thing is that when I reached home, my dad gave me a big bundle of money and said to keep in Baba’s feet. I was shocked as he took Baba’s name. He said to me as gold rate fell, he bought loan. Actually we were short of money for buying jewels as they are preparing for my marriage. Dad was upset for many days that he was short of money for my marriage and he said this happened as we went to Shirdi. Mom said to me that we dropped just a hundred rupee there in Baba’s hundi, but now He has given 1000 times more than that. I had no words what to say and now I could see the change in my house as all are starting to believe in Saima.
As mentioned earlier that I lost my gold dollar, to all wonder when I reached home and changed my dress, the dollar fell down. I couldn’t believe as it was there in my dress. The whole day and I didn’t know. And I travelled so many distances, still it didn’t fell anywhere and as I believed, Baba will get it back. He did it the way I said to my mom. May Saima bless us all with His love and grace. Om Sai Ram.