Sai Baba Saved Life – Experience of Murali

Sai Baba Saved Life - Experience of Murali

Shirdi Sai Baba Devotee Murali from India says: My name is Murali Krishna from Hyderabad. My wife and I are ardent devotees of Baba. So far, we have been blessed with at least one visit to Shirdi every year for the last seven years or so. Though we experience Baba and His divine presence in every walk of our life, I am writing this particular miracle that happened with my wife where Baba Himself extended His holy hand to save her from drowning in the river Ganga.

OM SAI RAM. I seek Baba’s divine blessings before starting writing this experience. First of all, thank you very much Hetal sister and all moderators of this divine website for providing an excellent platform for all of us, blessed Sai Devotees, to share and read the countless experiences, miracles, and blessings of Sai Baba. I offer my sincere apologies for the long post.

It was May 2012, I was working in Delhi, when our company arranged a weekend family outing an adventure trip to Shivpuri in the Shivalik ranges about 50 kilometers up from Rishikesh. At this place, the Ganga leaves the mountains and prepares herself to begin a long journey through the plains. My wife and I along with our two kids were part of a group of more than 50, started our trip on a Thursday evening from Delhi by two minibusses. Significantly, my wife had just completed the Sapthaha Parayana of Sri Sai Satcharitra the day before we started on the trip.

As part of the trip, we planned to take part in the adventure sport of white water rafting on the river Ganga. Rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate the river. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers also known as rafters. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be very dangerous. Saturday morning after breakfast we started to the bank of the river from where our rafting adventure of about 20KM would start. We reached the river bank at around 9 AM. There were five rafts waiting for us. Each raft can accommodate eight persons and there will be a guide who guides us through the trip. The operators explained the difficulties and risks that may arise while doing the rafting, DOs and DON’Ts and safety precautions, etc. We all were got equipped with life jackets and with a paddle in our hands embarked onto the rafting experience. My wife and I had got onto one raft along with six others.

It was quite a pleasant and beautiful morning on River Ganga. We started our journey downwards with the flow of the water and it was quite smooth initially. We were leaning into the river touching the water with our hands and sprinkling on to other co-rafters who also started the journey with us. The water was so pure and chilled. After sailing for some time through the plains the guide has warned us about the difficulties and risks that we may face as we go further downwards through the rapids. [Rapids were the rocky narrow paths through which the river flow very fast often creating big tides. These tides are so strong they sometimes turn the raft upside down and it needs accurate coordination between the rafters to sail safely through the rapids.]

We continued our journey further with some warning bells started ringing in our minds about the rapids. Soon we reached a grade 3 rapid. With less difficulty and a lot more excitement, we sailed through the rapid. We all celebrated in joy, quite unaware of the bigger danger ahead, a grade 4 rapid, named Roller Coaster. As we approach the next rapid, we started hearing a loud noise that the water was making as it flows through the rapid. As we got nearer to the rapid we could see some very big tides rising against the flow of water. We continued paddling as per the instructions by the guide and quickly got to the start of the rapid.

Just that we entered the rapid we saw a huge tide rising and lifting the raft from the front left corner and within a fraction of a second the raft has got lifted so high and turned over by the tide. I was thrown into the water and was struggling to even breathe underneath the water. After galloping the sacred water a couple of times, I came out and got hold of the raft as the life jacket helped me float on the water. Then I realized except the guide and two other men rest of us all fell into the water and one by one started surfacing within a few seconds thanks to the life jackets. Still, none of us could see my wife. We all had started worrying about her. Only after a tense 15 to 20 seconds, did she come out of the water just beside the raft struggling hard to breathe. Immediately the guide pulled her onto the raft getting hold of her life jacket. She was really struggling hard to breathe still.

Trying to become normal my wife had started recounting those difficult few moments – how much she struggled and wondered how she came out? She said that after falling into the water, she had got trapped under the raft and couldn’t push it either side to help herself come out. She was struggling hard to breathe as she had never done swimming before. For a moment she thought that it was that last few moments of her life and fortunately, the natural thought of our beloved Sai Baba came to her mind and she prayed to Baba, “You are the only savior”. Just then, a hand got hold of her right hand and pulled her up from inside the water. Sooner she could touch the top edge of the raft. As soon as she got hold of the raft, she lost hold of the divine hand. She said that she could clearly feel the touch of the hand and thought that it was me who pulled her up holding her hand. When she asked me if it was me, I said no. I myself was struggling for some time and then did not have any idea where she was inside the water. Then we asked others, but all of them said no, they didn’t help either. Nobody had any idea where she was when she was inside the water. There was nobody else around us at that time. That too in the middle of the rapid there was no chance anybody from outside our group to be there. It should be none other than our beloved Sai, who could come there at that moment and save her from drowning.

BABA is everywhere and comes to our rescue if we have faith and call Him wholeheartedly. It was like another birth for her given by our Baba. More than the hazardous experience she went through at that time, she felt very fortunate to get the divine touch of Baba’s holy hand. She was truly blessed as Baba Himself came and held her hand to save her from drowning. We would always be so grateful to Baba throughout our lives for saving her life. Thank You Baba for always being with us. Everything we have today is a kind blessing from You.

OM SAI RAM


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54 Comments

  1. very well written which can be imagined. It is very scary also to people who do not know swimming but baba is always there so keep complete faith and surrender to him. The devotee is very blessed by baba….
    bow to sai baba… peace be to all !!!

  2. om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om asi ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram
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    om sai ram om sai ram oms ai ram om sai ram oms air am om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram
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  3. Murali ji….
    You have narrated the experience so well. I had goosebumps reading your experience. Sainath is everywhere and your wife is very lucky soul to have his physical touch.. This experience boost our faith on Baba… Jai Sai Ram…
    Anantha Koti Brahmanda Nayak Yogiraj Para Brahma Sri Sachitananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai!!!!!!!!

  4. Wow. What a beautiful experience. The hair on me is standing. Baba was looking after you all 🙂

    O Deva, Thank You for being with us at each and every step of this life. Bless us O Sadguru that we spread Your Leelas and the love amongst others.

    Thank You for everything O Sai 🙂

    Jai Sairam
    Sharma

  5. 🙂 om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam

  6. ANANTHA KOTI BRAHMANDA NAYAKA RAJADHI RAJA YOGI RAJA PARA BRAHMA SHRI SACHIDANANDA SAMARTHA SADGURU SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI.
    SARVAM SHRI SAINATHARPANAMASTHU.

  7. Om Sairam !! Baba, what we Your children do without You. Thank You so much for everything Baba. This is such a touching experience. Baba is our Father, everything…..Om Sairam..

  8. Amazing
    experience. Very glad to read. Baba is always with us to help. I am
    also waiting 4 baba's blessings. I am also doing SAI SATCHARITRA SAPTAH
    PARAYAN. I love u 2 much SAIBABA.

  9. om sai naathaye namah..baba plz aap mera haath pakad ke mujhe bhi is mess se nikal lo..om sai naathaye namah..u r truly blessed dat baba touched u and blessed u

  10. Om Sai Ram.

    This is a beautiful miracle by BABA. Love you BABA, you are just the BEST 🙂 Please be with us always and help, bless, guide and advice us in all matters of our lives.

    Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai.

  11. Murali garu, may Baba bless your family as he did always. Such a goose bumping experience. I felt each and every sentence penned down here. 🙂

  12. OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM,
    OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM,
    OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM,OM SAIRAM.

    PLS HELP ME AND SAVE ME SAIMAA..I HAVE LEFT ALL MY PROBLEMS ON U…PLS TAKE CARE OF ME AND MY PARENTS.JAI SAIRAM

  13. am really fighting with my life..i dnt know about my future plz say will baba help me out…i want to share my story with u all plz……………
    this is swetha….if baba not saves me il surely die there is no doubt in this….he is the only one who can save my life….

    • Hello Swethaji, keep paitence and wait, baba for sure willl help u, if not now but in future, may be he wants u to suffer for few days so that all ur bad patch of ur life will be over and u may have bright future.

    • Hello Shwetaji, keep paitence and wait, baba will hep u for sure if not now but in future, just stay cool and calm and wait, may be he wants u to suffer for few days so that all ur sufferings of life will be over once for all and u may have bright future.
      om sai ram

    • I had goose bumps reading the experience, your wife is so lucky to feel baba's holy hands, thanks for sharing the experience…Om Sai Ram

  14. reading this exp i feel like i was strugling ………….and baba came for my help………..such a thriling exp ……..jai sai ram ………..baba pls be with us alwys………….

  15. Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram

    Baba Aise hi apki kripa hum sabhike upar banaye rakhna Baba

    LU BABA

  16. U are really a blessed child of baba and for ur good deeds baba himself came to you and saved ur life.I m still waitiung for my baba blessings so that not only my my whole family will get out from this rough phase of life.Love u baba.Om SAI RAM.BLESS U ALL AND ALWAYS B WITH US.

  17. Wonderful experience! It was certainly Baba who saved her from drowning and made sure that she was brought up to the surface and was all right. Baba is always watching out for us and if there is something that we cannot handle, Baba always comes to the rescue. Om Sai Ram!

  18. Wow…. what an wonderful experience…at that moment when the devotee taught it's end, but our baba saved & start her life again with full faith. Your are so blessed.

    You have narrated nicely

    Om Sai Ram

  19. Jai Sai Ram ji ki to all,

    Dear Sai brother Murali ji, beautiful experience! I was completly overwhelmed on reading it.
    I just wish to bring one observation to your notice that as you must be knowing Sai Ma is also Shiva and sacred Ganga flows from the head of Lord Shiva so the Lord Sai who is Shiva incarnate was with you to protect you.
    May you and your family feel Baba ji's presence in your life at every step.

    Love You Baba ji
    Sabse ZYAADA ji

  20. om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram om sri sai ram

  21. very nice experience…..i got goose bump while reading……..thank you sai baba for saving her…..OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM OM SAI RAM………..

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