Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: I was born in India and moved to USA in 2012. I pursued my higher education here in US.
I recently completed my bachelor’s degree in finance and I am looking for a permanent full-time job in finance. I come from a Vaishnav family from Vadodara, Gujarat and we always prayed Shri Nath ji Bhagwan of Shrinathji in Rajasthan. I was studying in 10th grade in 2009 when this happened. One of my neighbours had started reading Shri Sat Charitra that describes all of the Baba’s Leelas (stories). She recommended my dad to believe/pray Baba and read Sai Satcharitra. When my mother came to know about this, she naively said that we should strictly follow Shrinathji Bhagwan only. She is a very innocent person and I respect her decision to pray Shrinathji bhagwan. I was a kid back then and had no understanding of how things worked, so I followed my mother’s advice and asked my father to stop believing in Sai Baba. He kind of didn’t listen.
One day, before the exams were scheduled to start, he took me to that neighbour’s house and made me bow down to Shri Sai Baba. I kind of rebelled, but bowed down just for the sake of doing it. Then we left off from there and I was confused and sort of crying from heart for having broken my mom’s advice. I was naive back then. 3 years passed by. I met my girlfriend and to-be wife in 2012. I visited her home one day and saw Sai Baba’s picture as her family prayed Him. Looking at the picture, I literally said to myself “Hmm, so you guys believe in Sai Baba. That’s interesting.” I moved to USA same year in March. This is where it starts. My family always goes to Indian temple every year in January after the new year sets in. And there is a Sai Baba temple nearby. So we decided to visit Sai Baba’s Mandir just casually. (My mom was cool with it). I read about Baba’s Leelas which were ingrained on paintings and was amazed. One of the paintings said ‘If you ever say Sai Sai, I shall take you over the seven seas; believe in these words, and you will be certainly benefited’. I was intrigued by this and I would say Sai Sai on the days whenever I prayed, 4 years had passed by then and it was last year around the same time in December 2016.
By this time, I had started praying many Gods like Hanuman ji, Ganpati Bappa, Shani Dev Maharaj, Sai Baba, Shiva and many more. I was in my senior year(last year) of college. I was living in hostel at the university and final exams’ week was approaching. On one Wednesday night, I took shower and prayed to Gods and tried going to bed. As soon as I closed my eyes, I saw Sai Baba in my dreams. I woke up surprised and frightened by Baba’s vision. I had never got such vision before nor any other God had appeared in my dreams. I was confused and I wanted to find the answer. So I started researching about Sai Baba and came to know about Shri Sai Satcharitra. My girlfriend and to-be wife arrived in the same month to USA to pursue her master’s degree in the same college where I did my bachelor’s. Guess what, she brought Sai Baba’s Udi with her. I was having a hard time getting a job and so I asked her if I could take Udi packet. She agreed. It’s been about 7 months I haven’t received a job yet, but I have read Shri Sai Satcharitra 3 times ever since. 1 time on a daily basis and 2 times starting from a Thursday and finishing it by Tuesday. In Sai Satcharitra, it is said that Sai pulls all His devotees to Him no matter where they would be. I experienced this myself. In this case, I met Sai because of my dad and my to-be wife. I believe in Him. He does nothing but good to His devotees. I sincerely apologize for being naive and not believing in Him. I also apologize on my mom’s behalf. All I want right now is that I want to go to Shirdi and see my Baba, bow down to Him and ask for forgiveness. I hope my dream comes true. Jai Sai Ram to everyone.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee says: I am a homemaker with an illustrious career behind me. I live outside India and we are an extremely closely knit family. Om Sai Ram. I bow my head in reverence to Baba and thank Him for the blessing and miracle on the family and our child. Our child worked extremely hard for acquiring the relevant grades to go to his choice of University. As a family we visited the country and all the potential universities except one. He kept his choices very selective and applied to 5 Universities from where he thought he would be able to achieve his career goals. The final choices are meant to narrow down to two Universities which he made. When the results came, they weren’t as expected. If the two Universities, he couldn’t make it to his first choice. It then so happened that the only university which we hadn’t visited as a family, but where he had visited alone (That became his second choice University) was where he qualified and secured his place). I was disheartened personally as I really wanted him to get his 1st choice as a platform for his future growth. All the planning to get to this University had failed.
However today, the picture is like this. Currently he has been excelling at this University and is achieving all his academic and extra-curricular goals. It led me to realize that all possible planning fall pale and Baba will always give what is good for us. My child is extremely happy with his achievements in this institution, is excelling in all areas and has also received a lot of recognition. Baba knows and provides what is suitable and right for each of us. He is with us all the time. Om Sai Ram.
On another occasion, my husband wasn’t well and we needed to visit the Doctor. Due to the nature of the problem, my mind was running in all directions and I was very worried. We had previously similar symptoms in the family of a vital disease. Hence when similar symptoms emerged I was extremely worried. I prayed to Baba. When we visited the Doctor he cleared all worries and attributed this problem to a simpler issue that could be addressed without any complications. I was extremely relieved and thanked Baba for His mercy on our family and my husband. Baba is my protector and guide. I speak with Him and live Him as my closest friend. Thank You Baba. For being there always. Thank You for the close and wonderful Darshan You bestowed on me during my visit to Shirdi. I feel safe and secure as a child does with one’s father. Om Sai Ram.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: Om Sai Ram to all. Hetal ji thank you million times for this blog. I am from India. I was travelling alone, as my hostel is far from station. I reached station by 8 pm and train was at 10 pm. I was waiting in common waiting room, as ladies room was closed. I called my dad many times, but he wasn’t picking. I panicked. I called my mom, mom said she didn’t know as he left home many hours back and she tried calling him but in vain. We were going through many personal problems so I started getting negative thoughts about dad. I prayed Baba, that before my train arrived my dad should call me. I started chanting Om Sai Ram. My train arrived at 10:20 pm, still my dad didn’t call me. I looked at Baba’s wallpaper and said like a kid I hate You, and I got tears in my eyes. I boarded train and immediately my dad called me saying his cell had problem. I was happy to hear his voice. I apologize to You Baba, I can never hate You, nobody can hate You. You reminded me how important faith and patience is. I love You Baba. Bless everyone Baba. We all need You. Om Sai Rakshak Sharman.
Before Dussehra the elder brother of my father passed away. We were in shock. It took dad twenty days to be stable, dad started having health issues in tension. I used to pray daily to Sai and Devi. By the time things were getting back to normal, my Nani(maternal grandmother) fell sick and was admitted in hospital for a month. She was on ventilator, but unfortunately passed away in November. I was attached to her very much. I was like why it was happening. Our family was going through bad times. Fifteen days after Nani’s Death I got job appointment, after being jobless for ten months. Finally we thought something good was happening. But very next day my Daadi(paternal grandmother) had hip fracture. She is the only grandparent alive in my family. She told me I’ll die, my time has come. I convinced her that we should do hip surgery and that she would be fine. I am sorry Hetal ji, I have bartered with Baba, if surgery goes successful I’ll post my experience, because it was a high risk case for operation. By grace of Baba and Devi it was successful. She is out of danger but she is not taking food, I pray You Baba to heal her and send her back home healthy. Thank You Baba. Thanks for reading my experience.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: I am a simple devotee of Baba. I have already shared few of my experiences with Baba on this blog. I work in a Government Sector, the boss with whom I used to work was suddenly posted to some other project. For some days I was not sure to which project, they would post me. Due to this situation I had lot of problems in office. After some days I was posted to work under the boss who was in a Higher Position. There are 2 offices and I had been put to the office where I was not comfortable. I was praying to Baba to make some arrangement, so that I can shift to the other office where I am comfortable and my Baba did that even though it was a simple wish.
My boss is a very strict person in work. I did some small mistake in the work which my boss had given to me. I was praying to Baba that he should not get bad impression about me because of that and my boss did not find out that mistake. Baba again saved me from this situation. I promised Baba that from next time I would be careful and would not repeat mistake again. There are so many experiences with Baba and I don’t know how to express it in words. When we are facing difficulties in life, we come to know about the true colours of people. But anyone is there for you or not , if we remember Baba sincerely definitely He will be always besides you. Sometimes I feel guilty that even though I don’t seriously pray Him still He has always fulfilled my wishes, whether small or big. Thank You Baba. Om Sairam…!
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from Malaysia says: Hi Devotees, I have been posting few of my experiences with Baba. I think it doesn’t matter if the miracle is huge or small. Sharing and reading experience here increases the faith and devotion towards our Baba. Thank you for the whole team who manages this website. Yesterday during my evening prayers. I was just thinking to ask Baba if I receive any sweet good from Mandir the next day then it meant that my prayers would be answered and it would be fulfilled. But I didn’t ask. I was scared, what if I didn’t receive? Would I be able to face it? I would be shattered. So I told myself I better don’t ask Baba for it. I completed my 3rd Sai Divya Pooja. I took some candy to Mandir. A man in the Mandir told me to place it in a test. I did as he said. After that I went to purchase Diya to offer to Baba. He came with 2 trays. One with sweet nuts and another one the candy I brought. He offered it to me. I took the sweet nut. And he told me, see only when you put on the tray people will take it. I was shocked. I wanted to receive any sweet dish as a sign that my prayers would be answered. I didn’t ask because of fear. But still Baba gave me the sweet nuts. Is it a sign that my prayers will be answered? I surely know that Baba heard my mind conversations. I really hope this is a sign from Baba that my prayers would be fulfilled. Dear devotees, I would surely write in here once my prayers are fulfilled. May Baba bless us all. Happy Thursday to everyone.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from Malaysia says: Sai Ram. It’s a wonderful platform to experience Baba’s unfathomable Leelas. May Baba bless you Hetal ji for this Seva which you are doing for so long. I have come in contact with Baba Oct 2012 and I have experienced so many miracles but I apologize Baba for taking so this long to narrate at least 2 experiences for this very first time. My parents have been searching groom for me for a long time. At times I was also down as I was passing 30. After knowing Baba in 2012, I slowly start praying and knowing Baba more. I started reading Satcharitra and within completing 12 chapters, my marriage was fixed. Secondly, after my marriage, I was praying for baby, I completed 7 Saptah Parayan before being blessed with Baby. Until today, I keep the practice of reading Satcharitra and through this site, I am part of Global Mahaparayan which is going on wonderfully. To all Baba devotees, have faith and patience. Baba is sure to bless all of us. Om Sai Ram.
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