Pleasant Experience In Khandoba Temple At Shirdi
Anonymous Devotee from Singapore says: Om Sai Ram. Blessed is the team, who is involved in development and design of this forum to share experience of Sai. I would like to share one of my recent experiences of Sai. Sai – please help me to always serve Sai devotees and all living beings. I want to remove my ignorance, maya and always look at You.
During the month of May 2012, I wanted to visit Shirdi. Sometimes whatever we plan, Sai has to call us. By blessings of Sai, I happen to visit Shirdi. I wanted to stay for 3-4 days in Shirdi. I took bus from Bangalore to Shirdi. I reached Shirdi around 10 am on Wednesday. I had booked for accommodation at Sai Niwas. At Sai Niwas, they let you provide accommodation from 11 AM. It is their check-in time. I had breakfast and took the accommodation. I had desire to have noon Aarti Darshan on the same day. But I kinda knew it was difficult. Anyways, I took bath and bought “guava” fruit since our Sai Baba likes it. This is what I learned from Sai Satcharitra.
I started proceeding towards Mandir for Darshan. On the way, it is Khandoba temple. It is more than 150 years old and there lot of references to it in Sai Satcharitra. I wanted to visit that temple as well. On the way, my fruit cover broke and all guava fell down on the street. I collected all of them and put that back in cover and don’t know what happened I went to Khandoba Temple. There were very little crowd and so I went inside to have Darshan. But they didn’t let me into sanctum because of Aarti time. But when I showed that I want to place guava fruits, lady allowed me inside sanctum and I place guava and did “pradashana,” and came back outside sanctum and was sitting there. I was enjoying the ambience and there was no body. I had Sai Satcharitra book in my hand and was trying to recollect pages in the book, where they referred about Khandoba temple.
Now it was Aarti time, and I was sitting outside the sanctum and suddenly priests called me. I went inside the sanctum. He gave me this huge dhoopam and tells me to stand and hold it. It was quite heavy and says me to do Aarti, once Aarti song is started. I was numb and didn’t know what is happening. Aarti song was being played, and I started showing dhoop at Khandoba temple in Shirdi and was doing Aarti to deity and Sai Baba. I was just numb and surprisingly I didn’t get any tears. I was just going through blank emotions and showing dhoop to deity and Sai Baba. Since it was heavy my concentration was to do it properly. Slowly I see devotees stream outside the sanctum. It was around 10-15 minutes of dhoop. There was another devotee in sanctum and he showed dhoop for some time. We both alternated during Aarti.
I came out of temple and thanks Sai Baba for this opportunity. I took some pictures outside Khandoba temple and went happily for Samadhi Mandir. It was His blessings only that I was instrument on that day for Aarti. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Nathaya Namaha.
Baba Fulfilled My Wish
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Om Sai Ram to all the devotees. This is my fifth experience being published in this blog. Baba is so kind. He showers His mercy on His devotees at every step of life. I live at a small place, where there was no Sai temple. After I started believing in Baba, I used to miss Sai temple. Always I used to pray that there should be a Sai temple at my place also. And Baba please it must be near my house, so that I can visit it easily. After one year Baba showed His grace. On one Wednesday, I went to one of my friend. While talking to her, she told me that a small Baba idol is there in the Ram Mandir. I can’t express my feelings. How happy and surprised I was? I was in a great astonishment. My Deva has fulfilled my biggest desire, which I had never hoped, will be fulfilled, as there are a very few believers of Baba and another big thing that the Ram Mandir is near to my house. This proves how Baba cares for each and every wish of His children. Baba, bless all Your child. Om Sai Ram.
Sai Sister Abha Ji from India says: I am Abha aged 38. I live in Bhubaneswar with my in-laws, husband and my daughter. Due to some unavoidable circumstances, my husband’s business stopped and I was running a ladies hostel that was also closed down. We were depended on our savings. Only daughter is in 9th and now her expenditure was given by my mother for which I will be always grateful. We did so many pujas, anusthan, vrat, stone wearing, but all ended in only more expenditure. Then my priest told me to do Sai Vrat.
We were devotee of Sai Baba and used to go to temple also. But we were not aware about Vrat. I found that Vrat very is simple with no hard core rules. So I decided that there is no harm in trying. Even today I could not believe that the very next day of Vrat only, a call from the project office of my husband came and they requested him to take the charge of their new project. That was an unbelievable moment for us as they were not in the scene at all. It was totally unexpected. Now he is having 2 project in his hand. Another unbelievable happened to me that I got the job for which even I was not sure. This time, change in our life has come because of Sai Baba. I never prayed or begged for money. I only begged for work (Karmathta ka vardan), money itself will come with prestige (Maan and Sammaan) in society. I want to pray Sai Baba to His hand on my family like this forever. Om Sai Ram.