Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
Sai Brother Arun from USA says: Hi to my fellow Sai Devotees. Today I am very fortunate to be able to share my personal experiences of Shri Sadguru Sainath Sai Baba and His Miracles in my life. I have been waiting for this time to arrive. I was thinking for a while to share my experiences but was not sure how and where to share. But with Baba’s blessings, I feel the time has arrived and with His Grace, I have found this website to share my experiences. I will try my best to post all the details pertaining to my experiences and how Baba has been with me and helping me pass each and every hurdle in my life so far. My association with Sai Baba dates back to my childhood days. I don’t remember exactly my age. But I believe that was my first visit to Shirdi, at least from what I remember. I think I was in 3rd or 4th grade. I used to like raisins a lot when I was a kid. I used to purchase and eat lot of raisins with whatever pocket money I got, but I also had this occasional habit of stealing small quantities of raisins, and putting them in my pocket during my visits to local grocery store for purchasing groceries. I used to do this at a few other places as well. This continued on for a while.
Then one day, me along with my parents and another family went to visit Shirdi. We had our Darshan of Baba and came out of the Temple and were looking through the stalls which were setup outside to purchase a few things. I left my parents to go visit a stall which had cashews, raisins and other dry fruits lying outside in big pots for sale. My mind automatically influenced me to secretly take a handful of raisins and put them in my pocket without anyone noticing. But somewhere in my mind, I knew this was wrong. But my habit overpowered me. However while I was doing this, the shop owner noticed me stealing, hurriedly came to me, caught my hand, slapped me on the cheek, held me by my shirt collar, and in a very angry tone started asking me about my parents. He said he would complain to my parents. This happened so quick that I did not even know how to react. So many things were running through my mind. I was shocked, and then later started crying, apologized and begged him to leave me. Luckily my parents were not nearby or else he would have brought it to their notice. He showed some mercy on me and released his grip from my shirt collar, and warned me never to steal again and allowed me to go. I was relieved. I was happy that my parents weren’t notified. I used to be very scared of my dad, and I knew my dad would have beaten me up so bad if he had known this. And not to forget the embarrassment and humiliation for me and my parents in front of our relatives family who came along with us if this had been made known to them. I decided then and there itself never ever to steal again. I thought as if Baba Himself came and warned me in the form of shopkeeper and taught me a fitting lesson there. I thanked Baba that my parents were not notified and took a resolution never to steal again. And I stood by my word ever since then.
After that we visited Shirdi again a couple of times. Baba used to have a special place in my heart always, but I don’t think I was completely devoted to Baba or believed in Baba fully. Then later when I was in 2nd year of my undergraduate college, me, my sister, my mom and my cousin brother were planning to visit Shirdi. There was heavy rainfall previous day and the day we were planning to start for Shirdi. There were floods as well at some places and some routes/roads had to be closed due to the heavy rainfall. So we were not sure if we would be able to go. We were in a confusion. We were not sure if the buses were even operating. Many people advised us to reschedule. I am not sure why, but even I was trying to convince my mom to reschedule. Maybe I was scared of the floods or maybe it was something else I don’t know. But my mom and my cousin brother decided to place the entire burden on Baba and finalized to start that day itself despite heavy rainfall. I was not 100 percent convinced. I felt like I was being forced to go. I felt like I did not want to go but I could not say no to my mother. So we took a bus and then a train to Shirdi. Luckily we were not impacted much with the rainfall. The journey was smooth with Baba’s blessings. As they say, Baba pulls His devotees to Shirdi wherever they are and no matter what the circumstances are and assures them safety with His blessings. We had some dinner in the train that night.
Next day early in the morning, we were in Shirdi. We visited the Temple, took Baba’s Darshan, and as soon as I came out, I started vomiting. I was not feeling well. It was due to food poisoning from the food that I had on train. Everyone had the same meal but surprisingly I was the only one who got sick. We went back to the hotel. I took some medicine and slept. My mom, sister and cousin brother went back to the Temple to have second Darshan. They came back and told me that the second Darshan was much better and much peaceful. They were allowed to stay in the Temple for a long time and stare at Baba as long as they wish and seek His blessings. During our first Darshan, we were pushed out very quickly due to the large crowd. But for them luckily the second Darshan was much more satisfactory with Baba’s grace. They told me I was unlucky to miss out. Then I started thinking that this might be due to my hesitation in coming to Shirdi. I did not come here will fully and Baba taught me a lesson here. If I was more willing full and believed Baba completely leaving off doubts and negative attitude, maybe I would have also had the opportunity of second Darshan of Baba. This incident completely changed my attitude and devotion. I was more careful of my actions from there on and was devoted to Baba.
After 4 years, I had encountered another Miracle of Baba. This was in 2012. 2011 was very horrible for me in terms of education, and I was trying for a visa to US for doing my Masters. I was not sure if I would get a visa because of a few complications. There used to be a Temple of Baba nearby our house and I used to go visit the Temple whenever I could, primarily on Thursdays. I used to wake up early and be at the temple by 6:30 AM to have the opportunity to do some Seva to Baba such as washing Baba’s idol, doing the milk Abhishekam and then later cleaning Baba’s Idol. I felt I was very fortunate to have such opportunity. I used to feel very happy and confident. I did this for nearly 6 months. My visa interview date quickly approached and I was very nervous. But I had immense faith in Baba. I have read in some forums that there is a particular interview officer at the American Embassy who is notorious for rejecting visas. The day of my visa interview approached. It was Thursday. I have not told anyone, my parents, my friends or anyone about my interview. I was scared. I was nervous. I was waiting for my token number to be called and praying to Baba that I should not be interviewed by that particular person who usually rejects. My token number was called and sadly it was the counter of that particular interviewer. I had lost all hopes by then. I thought even my visa would be rejected. The person in front of me got rejected and that dashed my hopes even further and made me even more nervous. My name was called. I approached the counter, chanting Baba’s Name in my heart. I was asked a few questions and I had answered them. The interviewer was typing something in the computer. He took nearly 5 minutes to type. During this whole time, I was chanting Baba’s Name within myself. I was praying from the bottom of my heart to Baba. And then I heard the person say, Your visa is approved. I thought oh my God. Thank You, Thank You. Then I left very happy. I can’t describe the immense joy I felt and I could not thank Baba enough. I was going to leave to US in 2 months.
I went back to the Temple whenever I could and thanked Baba for helping me with His blessings. This was the first incident which really convinced me that Baba exists and is watching over me. I decided to visit Shirdi before I left to US. As my visit to Shirdi was approaching, and unfortunate incident had occurred. Boiling water fell on my feet and had burnt the skin on my right foot. I was under severe pain. I was asked to take complete rest and not go anywhere. But I did not want to postpone my Shirdi trip. I was scared that I might leave to US without visiting my beloved Baba in Shirdi. So I went to the doctor, took his permission, changed the dressing on my feet, and left to Shirdi in car with my friends. My feet hurt me a lot during my journey and was swollen as well. But I was very determined to see Baba and have His blessings. We came to Shirdi and visited the Mandir next morning. Unfortunately the Mandir was very crowded and there was a huge line. I could barely walk, was under immense pain and not sure if I could stand in the queue. So we pleaded with a security guard about my position and he sympathized with my situation and luckily allowed us to enter directly into the Mandir skipping the entire queue. I was very much pleased with the Darshan of Baba. I felt very happy. My joy knew no bounds. With the Grace and blessings of Baba, we returned to our hometown safely.
But, my feet was in a very bad situation. It had swollen a lot and was in a lot of pain. But I had my belief in Baba that He would take care of it. I went to visit another doctor, a surgeon. He looked at my feet, scolded me for not taking rest and my immature behaviour, and told me that the injury has become severe now, and it may take at least 3-4 weeks or even more to completely heal if I take complete bed rest. But I did not care when the doctor scolded me. I was so happy that I was able to take Baba’s Darshan. I had full faith in Baba and with His blessings, my feet healed pretty quickly and I was able to leave for USA. Even in USA, I was able to clear many hurdles with Baba’s grace. My faith in Baba continued to grow and grow. Once I had finished my Masters, I was looking for a job. I had received a good job offer but I have not received my employment authorization card yet, and without that I would not be able to work. My case was pending with USCIS and was not sure when I would receive it. I thought I might lose that job and was very depressed. I prayed to Baba to do something. I did not want to lose the job offer. Amazingly, my case got moved and I was able to receive my employment authorization card within a week and was able to join the job. I couldn’t thank Baba enough for this Miracle. I was able to survive in my job thanks to Baba’s blessings. I also did Sai Satcharitra Parayanam for 1 week to pray to Baba and request Him to ensure my card arrives soon. And with Baba’s Grace everything went smooth even though I was tensed at that time.
Around 4 months later, I decided to apply for H1B visa because my student visa was expiring. Since the H1B was lottery I was not sure if my application would be picked. But I had left it to Baba. I put my faith in Baba and with His Grace my application got picked in lottery. Next came the big problem. I thought my application would definitely be scrutinized and an RFE would be issued since all necessary documents were not submitted. I was concerned that I would receive some sort of RFE asking me to explain how my education matches with my work, lack of client letter etc. I was concerned if such RFE was issued, how would me and my employer be able to respond to such queries. My employer warned me that if an RFE was issued on my application, there is a higher chance of my application getting rejected than approved. I was scared and depressed. I was praying Baba day and night to do something about it. I even started doing the 1 week Satcharitra Parayanam and exactly the day that I had finished the Parayanam (Thursday), my application got approved without RFE. I was shocked, surprised, amazed. Words fail to describe my joy. Another miracle of Baba. My faith in Baba doubled that day. I can’t describe in words how lucky and fortunate I felt. I shared my happiness with my parents. My mom and sister are also ardent devotees of Baba. I have encountered difficulties later on as well, but it’s part of life and I have immense faith in Baba to help me through them. I hope Baba continues to shower His blessings and help me and my family clear any/all hurdles in life with His Grace as He did until now. I request Baba to confer His blessings on all Sai devotees and thank this website for allowing me to share my experiences. I place my head on the holy feet of Baba and request Him to shower His blessings on us, always guide us to walk on the true path and help us through our difficulties with His Grace. As the Satcharitra says, “Difficulties surround us only to move us and confirm our faith in Baba” Trust Baba completely and chant Sai Sai and He will ward off all difficulties. Om Sai Ram.
Anonymous Devotee from India says: First of all, Om Sai Ram to all Baba devotees and thanks hetal ji for creating wonderful blog. I am Baba’s devote since many years. He is my Father, my Mother, my Everything. I can’t imagine my life without Baba. I want to share my experience about how Baba helped me in exams to get back to my position. I am pursuing M.sc. Till my B.sc, my results were so good like distinction in all semester. But due to some problems in my life, stress and tension, my M.sc 1st Semester results were not so good and from 2nd rank, i dropped to 6th position. I appeared for my M.sc 2nd Semester exams. Before my exams, when i was just reading at home. I prayed to Baba to help me in these exams to get me back to my position and also i wanted to get touched my hall ticket and pen pencils box to Holy Feet of Baba so that i have confidence that Baba is with me. Then suddenly, while i was reading, i don’t have enough time to go Temple and so i can’t go that day. While at same time, Baba’s Palki was going from nearby my home and i felt like yes no matter what but Baba is with me.
Then i saw, He did not came nearby my street and went ahead. But still, i had hope and faith in Baba and i thought that Baba’s Palki will come to my street so i can bow down and get touched my hall ticket and all to Baba’s Feet. I was just chanting Baba’s Name and i saw that Baba’s Palki came back and just entered my street and stopped before my home only. That time, i was about to cry. I gave that man who came with Palki my hall ticket and all to get touched by Baba. He did so and also gave me some flower petals and told me not to give this box till exams to anyone. He also told me many things about my life, which were damn true. That man asked me about he wanted tea to drink. I just prepared tea and gave him. He told me you gave me today this tea, Baba will return you this tea when you will come to Shirdi and also he told that when i will go back you will even don’t know that whether i am simple person or Baba only. He also told, you will score good in exam and get high position in future also. I offered Dakshina to put at Baba’s Feet but he did not take that. After having Darshan of Palki, he went away. Later, i appeared for exam. My exams went Ok. In one paper, i thought, i will not even pass and crying before Baba. During exams, i felt like Baba is with me, telling me not to worry, you can do it. Then after 1 month, my results were about to come and i feared that what will happen if i will not clear exam well and i saw Udi right before my eyes where i seated on sofa. Udi was not there earlier. I also read Sai Satcharitra book in 7 days. I also did 9 Guruvar Vrat. I had full faith on Baba and when my result came, i was shocked. I got 85% and was on 2nd position. I was so happy. It’s all because of Baba and from now, i feel like Sai Baba is my life. I also worship Shiv ji as Sai Baba also resides in Shiv ji. Sabka Malik Ek. I want to thank Baba for all He gave me and please be with me always. Om Sai Ram.
Anonymous Devotee from UAE says: I am studying now in UAE. I have been experiencing a lot of Miracles, thanks to my Baba. He is my Guide, Guru. I really love Him a lot. First of all thanks a lot to Hetal Ji and the team for doing a wonderful job since when we devotees read these Miracles it really uplifts our spirits and make us move on with confidence in our lives. I have known Baba for just about 3 months and already I have got so many experiences to share. I will be talking about one such amazing experience. Around 5 weeks back, i fractured my finger while playing cricket. I felt a little low since the doctor advised me not to play for another 6 weeks and also due to the fracture i had a cast on. My exams were around the corner and i feared that i would have difficulty in writing. But thanks to my dear Baba, i completed all my exams without any difficulty. Once the cast was removed, i could not completely bend my finger. This bothered me a lot and i was a little scared. But thanks to the question and answers application on the net I was comforted by Baba’s answers. In the last week, My finger has improved considerably and i can bend it completely. It’s only due to my Baba’s blessings. I feel, He is there with me in every step, i take in my life. Thank You Baba for everything You have given me in my life and please bless all Your children. I hope all my brother and sisters live a wonderful and peaceful life. Thanks to our Baba. Anantha Koti Brahmand Nayak Raajadhiraj Yogiraj Parabrahma Shri Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Om Sai Ram to all devotees. I am still alive and breathing just because of Baba. Baba is everything to me. Today, i want to say about Baba’s favourite number 9. In 2013, i was searching for job madly. After praying to Baba, Baba got me job in private bank and my employee id is 27495, if we add all this, we will get 9. Baba shows His presence in my job. I went to teeth treatment in 2014 April. But my treatment was postponed many times and 5 months passed. I prayed Baba to do any Miracle to finish my treatment. My doctor finished treatment on 02-09-2014, that also on Thursday and if we add all numbers, we will get 9. Baba is always showing Miracles in my life. My bank branch was far from my home approximately 30 km daily. I prayed Baba to get me nearest branch. Baba listened to my prayer and sanctioned. Transfer order came on last Thursday to join from 22-06-2015 that also same number 9. Friends, we feel irritated, frustrated and scold Baba for not fulfilling our wishes and desires. But the truth is, Baba gives best of best which is good for us. Friends Baba tests His devotees in many ways to check faith and patience that does not mean to make us weak. In that time, Baba will correct us and reduce our karmas. Baba’s ways are unique. Baba is still alive.
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Sai Ram to all. I was Blessed to be in contact with Baba by Baba 5 years ago after my marriage. Since then Miracles of Baba have let me overcome every trouble in my life. Due to blessings of Baba, I was able to clear my B.ed exams with first division. It was June 2014 when I had my B.ed exams. I had just a month of preparation from which I was not satisfied, reason for my unsatisfied preparation was that my parents (Both mother-in-law and father-in-law) were not well and I had 2 years old son to look after. My exams had just one holiday in between and had to travel for four hours to another city from my place and return same day to my hometown, which was very tiring for me. But with Baba’s Grace and blessings, I use to write my exams well and was also able to score than my expectations. I expected around 55 percent of marks but Baba blessed me with 69 percent of marks. Baba please keep Your blessings always on us. I haven’t been to Shirdi and I always pray to Baba to please allow me to visit His Temple and I know Baba will call me when right time will arrive. Baba has taken me out from so many problems. Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Hi, I am a devotee of Sai Baba since few years ago but only from last year or two, I have started worshipping Him religiously. This incident happened few days ago. Due to change in weather, I got severe cold and fever which was 101.6. I was feeling very weak as I also had to take care of my 5 months baby. It was afternoon around 1 and I just prayed to Sai that my fever and cold should go soon. I just took some Udi, applied on forehead and took some in mouth. I slept for 10 minutes. When I woke up, my body was very cool and I was sweating. I did not feel weak at all. This was all due to Baba’s grace and I got well in 2 days without going to doctor. Here comes the second part of the incident. My baby caught cold by me and she was sneezing and having running nose next day. I was so disheartened to see my baby suffering because of me. I did not want to go to doctor as they would give unnecessary antibiotics. I prayed to Baba, she should be fine and I asked a question in Sai Baba forum. There I got positive answer. I just gave some home remedies and my baby is almost out of cold. I just can’t thank Baba for His blessing.