Invitation By Sai Baba
Sai Brother Salil Ji from India says: I am Salil Bhangvi from Mumbai and have been a Sai Bhakt for many many years. There have been numerous occasion where Sai Baba has bailed me out of difficult situations and continues to do so. My faith in Him keeps increasing by the minute. Sai Sai Sai.
I have had many experiences of Baba, but one of most recent one was during my visit to Prati Shirdi in Shirgaon Pune. Our family had planned to go to Pune to sister’s home and while on returning visit Shirgaon. While in Mumbai I told my sister to check the address/route. My friends also advised me to visit that place. Both I and my sister had the intention of visiting Shirgaon and Swami Samarth Mutt at Lonavala on our way back.
On Sunday 8th March 2013, instead on starting in the morning, we got delayed (my son lost the keys of the room, where she had kept the luggage) and so we started after 2 pm. While driving for about 30 minutes, somehow we moved into the wrong lane. Normally we take the express way straight from my sister home, but somehow we lost the track. We moved from the inside lanes on Pune. We kept asking all the people we met for the expressway. All of them told us to take a right turn or left turn and we kept moving ahead. Somewhere near Chinchwad, a person told us that you have to do drive for about 12 kms, where you will reach Somatone Toll Naka, then you can reach express way. We kept driving through the lanes also being Mahashivratri day, there were lot of people on the road.
By now we had forgotten about Prati Shirdi and deep down I felt sorry that we could not make it although reaching Swami Samarth Mutt was still possible. We finally reach Somatone Toll Naka, I asked the person about the toll naka for the express way exit, he told me we need to take the second left and we will reach the express way. But the next minute, we were SHOCKED by what we saw. The first left there was big banner of SAI BABA welcoming His devotees to Prati Shirdi. All of us were so shocked and so happy that we lost our way and Sai brought us straight to His temple to His feet without any problems. He read our mind that we wanted to come to meet Him, but we did not know the way. So like father, He guided us to the temple. We left the place knowing very well that SAI is always there to guide us. Have faith. Have patience. SHRADDHA and SABURI. Sai Sai Sa.
Baba Helps Me
Sai Sister Umamaheswari Ji from India says: Dear Hetal Ji, thanks for your wonderful blog. Through this, I am able to share my experiences. I am Umamaheswari. I am a regular reader of your blog, which increases my strength faith and belief on Sai.
Today being full moon day, which is very auspicious for worshipping Gods and Goddesses and being Chaitra Poornima (full moon day), which falls on Thursday is very important for our Guru Sai. There is a Shirdi Saibaba temple in our place (Salem in Tamilnadu) organised by Shirdi Sai Seva trust. My daughter had a dream of Sri Ragavendra Swamigal and Satyanarayana pooja. So when she came to our place, I took her to Ragavendra temple and Sai temple. When she entered Sai temple, to all our surprise we saw the announcement of Satyanarayana pooja ON 25th April 2013 in the temple premises along with the photo of Sai with Ragavendra. Again when we went inside, we saw Ragavendra photo with Sai. My daughter told me that she got an answer for her dream about Satyanarayana pooja and paid money and asked us (parents) to attend it.
We were excited about this as it falls on the same day of my son’s first wedding anniversary. How blessed we are to do Satyanarayana pooja on the same day of the wedding anniversary of my son. In this, I want to add one more incident. We had been to Shirdi two years back and we had nine Darshan and in between we got a chance to do Satyanarayana pooja and we were very much thrilled as we were blessed. Previously we were very desperate as we met so many problems in life. But in BABA’S premises, we got His blessings and we returned home and within 6 months my son got married on April 25th 2012.Within a year, we got a chance to do this pooja again on my son’s wedding anniversary. Really this is a miracle.
On 25th April, being Thursday and on this auspicious Chaitra Poornima day (full moon day) in the month of Chithirai, I and my husband were exactly in the temple and we were right in front of SAI listening to Aarti songs and we were at the right time of Aarti. We felt happy about BABA’S GRACE. I took pooja books and candle with me. With the help of pooja book, I was able to join in Aarti and with the help of candle I was able to continue my pooja. It is true that Sai was with me throughout the pooja. When everything was ready for the pooja, I slipped and poured little oil from the lamp. The pooja was started and it was more than an hour and doubts started in my mind whether lamp will glow throughout the pooja. I got tensed as the lamp was slowly dimming down. Nearly hundreds of devotees were performing Satyanarayana puja. Everybody’s lamp was glowing brightly except mine as there was little oil. I sought the help of volunteers to get some oil for my lamp. But they took their own time for providing it. Immediately I took the candle and light it so that I see to that the pooja went on well with lights. Its BABA only who made me to bring candle along with me. BABA will do everything for a reason.
First I was upset over this incident, but I remembered SAI and HIS words. He knows about His devotee’s struggles and helped us at the right time. Thus everything went on well with Sai’s blessings. The entire pooja was conducted very well in this Sai Seva Trust in our place. We were blessed. Sai, You are the helper, healer and I am at Your lotus feet. Umamaheswari.
Sai Brother Lukesh Ji from India says: Jai Sai Ram to all. I am Lukesh from Amritsar. I am working out of my town in MNC at DELHI. Thanks to Hetal Ji for such a noble work. I am following my Sai Baba’s Teaching since last 6 years. I count myself with those lucky guys, who are blessed with Shirdi Sai’s blessings. There are so many day to day wonderful happenings that I came across from my life, which increase my faith more and more on Sai Baba.
I Want to share one of my experience. I believe Sai Baba more than anything. Sai had fulfilled all my wishes. Not even a single desire prayer was left unheard. I always asked my Sai to please give me His Darshan, but Sai never came. One day what I saw Sai Baba is seating on brown stone and got astonished. What I saw Sai Baba is listening problems of all devotee. A little tear was there in my eyes that how lucky I am, who got Sai. I was standing in the queue waiting for my turn. When I reached to Sai, I fell down on Holy feet of Sai Baba. I started crying, tears were not stop falling from my eyes. He picked me up and asked what the problem is. I told Sai while crying that my mother have skin problem in her both hand and on feet. She is paining from skin problem since four years. She had taken medicine, but all in vain. I told Sai, that I can’t see my mother pain like this. Please make her free from pain.
Again I started crying. Suddenly Sai disappear somewhere. Suddenly I opened my eyes and came to know this was just dream, but I was happy at least I got Darshan of my Sai Baba. At that time, I forgot what I said to Sai Baba. As we human beings forget what we were dreaming in night. After 2-3 days of dream, I got in mind that what I asked to my Sai. Immediately I made a call to my mother at home and asked her about her skin problem that was in her hand and feet. I was surprised when she said it start curing both from hand and feet as well. Tears were in my eyes in real now. I thanked to my Sai that how fast He listen my prayer. Now my mother is free from skin problem. It happened just because of Sai Baba. May Sai bless all. Thanks.