My Experiences With Sai – Sai Brother Selvaraj

Sai Brother Selvaraj Ji from India says: I am presently working as Senior Manager-HR in a leading foundry in Coimbatore, India. Sai entered in my life in 2012, and I would like to share my experience with Sai.

Till March 2012, I didn’t know much about Sri Shirdi Saibaba. When we had stayed in Andra Pradesh (Hyderabad, Samsabad and Warangal) nearly two years, we went to one temple in Samsabad near new aerodrome, which was built in the shape of Sivalinga, and Birla Temple in Hyderabad, where we saw Shirdi Sai Baba statues and prayed in front of Him and bought small picture. Even though, I had nothing know about Him except name and figure. Also I didn’t have faith.

In 2006, I was transferred to Samsabad. And after some months, we had shifted our family from native place to there. My wife’s aunty gave a book about Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Vrat Mahima. We took the book along with some devotional books to Samsabad. Then we shifted to Warangal on transfer. And then we shifted to native place in 2007. After resigned the job, we shifted to Coimbatore for new job. In 2007, we shifted to Sivaramnagar for my daughter’s higher education in 2010. That book came with us (even without our knowledge).

In March, 2012, my daughter was preparing for her plus two exams. One day, the day was not in memory, while sorting out old news papers and books, my wife saw this book. With some temptation, she read the book, and the experiences of Baby Kethal’s parents, which attracted her because my daughter was also in a state like Baby Kethal. In evening, she asked me that shall we start 9 week Guruvar Vrat. Then we started the Vrat with best of our knowledge. My daughter has not interest in studies. Suddenly we felt some changes in my daughter. She started studying well. In parent and teacher meeting, my daughter’s class teacher, who gave admission to her, told to my wife that she felt very much sad for giving admission. After Vrat started, exams came, results declared. With Baba’s grace, my daughter got 1045 marks. High light is her teacher proudly spoke about my daughter with my wife.

Then we started another cycle of 9 week Vrat for seeking easy admission without too much donation. Then I shaved my head for a special reason to famous Othimalai Muruga’s temple. I prayed Baba, if my daughter got admission as she likes, after completing 9 week Vrat, I again will shave my head for Shirungar Nagar Baba temple. With Baba’s grace, my daughter got admission in Coimbatore PSGR Krishnammal College in B Com CA in merit, easily. As I prayed, I shaved my head and went to Shirungar Nagar Baba temple, thank Him.

After a very long period of waiting, my second sister got Teacher post in Gudalore taluk, Kolappalli Govt School. My brother in law’s family refused to go to join there because of staying alone there. We prayed with Sai for His help with tears. She was very much depressed. Hearing that we also felt sad and were not going there for two three days. Next Sunday, I and my wife went to my sister’s house. Sister went to temple. Her daughter told that mother joining duty tomorrow after receiving order from C.E.O, Ooty.

Miracle is another teacher from Kumutham Nagar, Coimbatore also got posting in that school, went to Kolappalli, made all arrangements. In that school she got information one more teacher from Coimbatore will join soon. Her husband went to CEO office, Ooty and collected address of my sister, came to her house and convinced my brother in law and family. Our joy has no bounds. We went directly to Shirungar Nagar Baba temple and thanked Him.

Purchasing or constructing a house was a long time ambition of my wife. We have searched within our budget. No fruitful results. Every day we prayed Baba that if bought a house we will come to Shirungar Nagar Baba temple by walk and named the house as “Sri Sai Nivas”. Some days later, we saw a new built house. We all are satisfied. But budget was too high more than our expectation. We thought we will sell our site of 11.49 cents in Udumalpet and balance will be arranged through bank loan. We finalized that house. For fast process, we asked our father in law, who sold his site recently, to buy our site. He told that will think of it and tell in one week. After week time, he came to my house, we asked about our request. Unexpectedly he told he will give share of 18 lakhs each to my wife and her sister. Then we asked my co-brother to buy our site. They have some other ideas first. As we continuously pray with our Baba, finally they came forward to buy our site from their share. With these amounts and bank balance, I borrowed only 3 lakhs loan from my father in law and registered the house in just 20 days. With Baba’s grace, we planned and held grahapravesam in 2 days and the same day we shifted all the materials. We discussed and told Iyer to name the house in Tamil as ‘Sri Sai Illam’. But at the time of pooja, Iyer told as Sri Sai Nivas (he didn’t know what we planned earlier). Then we named our house as we prayed with Baba.

After some days, I and my wife start pathayatra (going temple by walk) to Shirungar Nagar Baba temple. It was 10 Kilometers away for our house. It is not easy to my wife to walk continuously 2 or 3 kilometers at a stretch. We decided to walk taking some rests. But excitedly, we reached Baba temple non stopping. Even now I admired how we reached without take intervals. In one my favorite Tamil song of Baba, one who make pathayatra to Baba temple, Baba bring him as walking on silk carpeted to His temple. When I came across these lines, I felt it was narrated for the sake of beauty of lines. But we felt the kindness of Baba. High light is that my wife asked can we return home by walk. We didn’t feel any pain even after returning to home.

On 19th December, 2012, my elder sister’s daughter asked to come for an interview in NCL, Pune for Phd research scholarship instead of Delhi. She asked me to come with her and planned to go to Shirdi. I told that it is not possible to get 5 days of leave. Then she asked me and my wife to come with her on 15th December from Coimbatore, and will arrange to return on 17th night from Pune to me and wife and 19th for her and my wife ( if her friend not coming with her in return). We accepted. She had booked up and down train tickets. We have to leave for Shirdi on 15th December. On 13th night my daughter also wants to come with us. We tried to convince her, but she was not ready to hear. I tried to book ticket for her on tatkal booking on 14th morning 10 A.M. As net connection was too slow, we had trouble to book the ticket within time. I prayed Baba if I got the ticket, I will collect money from friends and bring the amount to Him. Within minutes, ticket was booked. I asked my friends and relatives for donation to Shirdi. Rs.1110/- was collected.

We four had to catch train on 15th December at 8.30 A.M. But train started 3 and half an hour late by 12 Noon. We booked connection train to Shirdi from Kurudvadi Station, where one friend of my sister’s daughter will receive us and come with us to Shirdi for helping us. It is her native place. She is a Doctor and story writer in Marathi and English. She has the talent in writing both hands. We thought train will compensate the late. But it went so late by leaving way to other trains. We became tensed. We were going to miss the connection train. We reached Solapur, 6 hours late, by 12.15 P.M next day. From there to Kurudvadi running time is around one hour. If the train will go without stopping, we may catch the connection train or will miss it. We pray Baba to help us. Fortunately the train went in good speed and reached Krudvadi Staion by 1.15 P.M. Friend and mother was waiting for us with food and water.

We came to know the Sainagar Express train will come 2 hours late. We got the train and journey was so comfortable. We took a lodge and got very good Darshan of Baba on 17th morning. When we stood in the queue my mind was restless. I cried with Baba for a happy mood before leaving His temple. It is true, when I saw and stood in front of Him, I felt very much happy. My wife luckily got one leaf from the divine neem tree. We put the collected amounts to Hundi. We had purchased Baba statue and photos for relatives and those who donate the amount. Then we reached railway station and no train available at the time to Pune. We returned to bus Stand to catch bus to Pune. When we reached bus stand one bus was ready to leave for Pune, but no seats available. I decided to go by standing. My daughter and sister’s daughter were very angry. How can we wait there for hours with language and other problems. With grace of Baba, two persons got down the bus and we two got seats. After some time, before crossing the borders of Shirdi another two persons got down from the bus and we all got the seats. I and my daughter leaved on 17th midnight and my wife and sister’s daughter leaved on 19th midnight, after the interview. It was a pleasure trip to all of us.

I kept Baba UDI., which I got from Shirdi in our pooja room in front of Baba’s statue. One day it was missed. I was very much depressed and felt like everything gone from us. We thought it was thrown away and searched for three days everywhere and not found. My wife grand mother became very sad. We prayed with Baba. I went to Naga Sai temple and collected UDI from there. For some extend it helped us to bring down our sadness. After one week or 10 days, at that time I was in Office, my wife called me and happily says that the UDI pocket was found outside the house where we searched for three days, without any damage. Our happiness has no bounds.

On the way to my office, one day I saw back side of a Baba statue, which was kept in temple near the fence, when I was going to office. I felt very sad that He was under no roof and affected by rain and heat. I liked to take that statue to my home. Two three days gone in oscillation. Finally I and my daughter went to that temple to ask the priest for taking the statue. Nobody was there. We went inside and saw the statue, which was badly affected having a big hole in chest and one hand was not there. Little bit depressed. We discussed with my wife, who was interested in hand works. She told me to bring the stature she will do the best. Next day morning I went to the temple and asked the priest permission to take the statue. He told it was damaged. I convinced him and took the statue to home. On the same day when I reached my office, I saw plaster of paris was kept there and I got permission to take some quantity of it. In two days my wife managed to make the damages and put a new hand showing ‘abayahastham” and repainted with poster colours. We all felt happy. Now Baba is in our Pooja room.

In so many small incidents and experiences, I felt the presence of Sai Baba. Whenever we saw Baba’s picture or statue unexpectedly on backside of the car crossed us, we felt a great pleasure. I love you so much Baba. “Om Sai, Sri Sai, Jaya Jaya Sai” has been always in my mind.

© Devotees Experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba

Anil Gupta
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  1. Wonder wonder ful experience. … actually we dont even realise and suddenly baba makes his home in our heart and becomes the most special part of our family …. its been really nice reading ur experience…I wd also likr to devote a day by going walking to my sai temple which is at least 9 km away fm my house… I hope and pray my dearest baba listens to my prayer anbd wishes. Om sai

  2. Baba as you know I saw Hanumanji in my dream he saying I'm leaving. But before leaving he blesses me. Next day I saw you in my dream but you were broken. After few days one I and my husband fought and he called my parents to take me with them. He don't want me now. He didn't do like this before. He used to love me a lot. Baba I know mistake was mine. I couldn't control my anger n fit myself. But I didn't want to die. He is not ready to believe that. He is saying I wanted to die n if something happened police wud hv caught him. Baba if he really loves me he wud have asked why I did like that on my birthday. But he don't want to be in trouble. We don't have money. Though I worked fir 5 years in US I don't have a penny and neither my parents. They pleaded him not to do this. Baba he allowed me to stay in his house now but he said he don't want to see my face. Baba I did a biggest mistake in my life. I couldnot control myself for what he did. Baba you are saying me search for a job. But after 3 years of gap who will give me a job. Baba please show me a path and make me understand that path is chosen by you. Please see that we don't get separated. I can't live without him. But he says as I don't have money I'm saying I can't live without him. Please bring him back immediately. I can't take this pain anymore. Please see that my kids don't leave me. Help me baba

    • Not sure of your exact situation, but if you have to really start working, You can always try. Gap is not a big issue. From your wording I think you tried to suicide or so. Please never ever try that to warn some one or in anger. you will be always required for your kids. May be your husband got so scared of what had happened, he is still angry with you. Hope BABA helps him to calm down soon and blesses your family with happiness.
      Jai Sai ram.

    • No, I didn't want to commit suicide. I didn't had that intention. But in anger I hit my head coz he sweated on me and told lie. He took away food from my kids plate. I cudnt take that. Yes, even baba is angry on me. Thanks for your words. I felt like baba gave me the answer. Baba waiting for your forgiveness first and than my husband's. Please forgive me baba

  3. what a wonderful experiences…how lucky you people are baba gave fulfilled so many wishes of yours…you people are really blessed…om sai ram

    • thnk u for responding….i dont think he loves me…i think i am the one who is distrubing him always…it is ok if he doesnt love me…but till my last breathe i will not leave him…i will do pooja to him though he doesnt like me also

    • If our wishes are not fulfilled, does not mean SAI does not love. SAI is LOVE and how come he ever stop loving his devotees. Either what you are expecting right now may not be worthy or we need to have patience to get that. So be patient and pray to SAI and be a Good and Kind human. All things will go smooth soon. Jai Sai Ram

  4. whom ever does nav guruvar vrat…baba fulfilled there wishes…but why not me….probably i am an unlucky girl…baba u dnt like me only

  5. Wonderful experiences oozing with Faith and Baba's Karuna and Daya.

    O Deva, bless us, Your children, to focus and think only spread positivity and love. Help us O Saduguru to build compassion towards our fellow human beings and those who are in need, let us be Your vehicle to do good.

    Thank You for all the Love & Peace O Sai 🙂

    Jai Sairam
    Jai Hind

  6. really touching experience share by you…… i love you baba from the core of my heart. u r my everything….OM SAI RAM…

  7. Lovely Experience…wonderfully expressed in detail…I feel so glad to be able to read it.

    May Baba bless your family with happiness and peace.

    Om Sai Ram

  8. Fellow Sai bandhus! Om Sai Ram. I have often seen in the comment section people practically instructing Sri SaiNath in what He should do and not do YET they proclaim they have 'surrendered' to Him!! They even get angry and fight with Him..What is this type of surrender?? My understanding of surrender is to let Him do what HE Wills in our lives and to accept His decisions no matter what– with humility and tell me if my understanding is wrong and your opinions. tks!


    I also feel funny when I read comments saying Oh Sai Nath I have surrendered at your feet, please take away my problem or do this, not this.

    SURRENDER is a stage, which is attained by bhakthi & grace of BABA, it is the stage when One is always Intuned with BABA, whatever may be the personal circumstances, loss or gain, sorrow or happiness, One is always Unperturbed, Always at SAI"S feet.

    Let us pray to SAI to make us SURRENDER at HIS DIVINE WILL.

    To discuus all these things- I think Discussion section iNtiated by prahladji is great, where we can learn lot of things from devotees who have already at higher stage than us. It could be such a learning tool.(remember we are all on the WAY TO SAI, but everybody is at different stage due to own bhakthi & karma)


  10. NICE EXPERIENCES. You people are really lucky to have blessing of babaji.
    May Sai shower his blessings on us also. Baba ji please look on us with your merciful eyes and take away our all sorrows and sins done by us unknowingly.
    Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram.Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram.

  11. Om Sai Jai Sai. Very nice experiences. May Saiji keep blessing you Sai brother. Deva thank you for everything. Baba please bless us all always and increase our shradhha and saburi by each passing day.

  12. Beautiful experience, it was so nice of you to take baba's statue and repair it. Unless someone loves baba immensely, one cannot think of doing it, may baba always bless you…om Sai Ram



  14. Nice experiences! No matter what we have to face in life, Baba is there with us standing by our side, although you had to face some difficult challenges (buying the house with enough money, journey to and from Shirdi), Baba was there with you and made sure everything fell into place at the right time for you. Om Sai Ram!

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