Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
Shirdi Sai Devotee Sujatha from Germany says: I am a 31 year old IT professional living in Germany with my husband.
I request not to post my email but I do not have problem to post my name. Thank you very much for this blog created by all the ardent devotees and only because of this blog I realised how Sai Baba was travelling with me in my life. It took me 31 years to realise that I am one of the blessed souls to be a devotee of Sai Baba. The first time when I encountered Baba was when I was studying in 2nd standard.
We moved to a neighbourhood and our immediate neighbours were (are) Sai Baba’s devotees. Every Wednesday they used to conduct bhajans and sometimes I would sit in the bhajan and sing. But the main reason why I used to go to the bhajan was the curd rice prasad which they distributed to all the participating devotees. Actually Baba accepted our family as His devotees and that is why despite my parents hunted several houses for rent, we gotta move to that particular locality. We lived there for seven years next to Sai Baba’s devotees and had the privilege to listen to His songs. Though we are devotees we cannot compete with the devotion of other devotees of Sai Baba. However this experience which I am writing is really bringing goose bumps now. But at that time I did not realise that I am a blessed child of Him.
In the year 2010, casually I was telling my colleagues that I used to worship Sai Baba. In the year 2011 Feb, my colleagues remembered it very well and gifted me with framed 3D picture of Shirdi Sai Baba. He decided to come to my house even without I inviting Him like any other ardent devotees do. See, how blessed I am! Very sorry Baba that I did not realise how much love You have for our family.
I heard from several places that unless Sai Baba gives permission, one cannot visit Shirdi. In the year 2013, we planned a tour to Mumbai from Chennai for one week. My father told us that there were no places left to sightsee Mumbai for one week. My mother suggested visiting Shirdi and he immediately planned for the trip. We visited Shirdi without any special effort. We travelled from Mumbai to Shirdi by bus. The original scheduled arrival should be around 2.30 pm I think. But the bus got into problems and we could reach Shirdi only around 4 pm. When we went inside for darshan, the people who moved before us were driven away by temple authorities to leave early but when our turn came we were told to wait for the evening aarathi. We sat down and we stayed for a long time to see the aarathi. Had the bus went on scheduled time, we could not have seen the aarathi. Sai Baba purposefully delayed the bus to make us see His aarti darshan. In fact, the hotel we stayed in Shirdi was right opposite to the temple. We were awaken by the holy songs the next morning. We got two idols of Sai Baba as gifts. Sai Baba somehow wanted to come to our home again and again. The birthday gift which I got is still hanging on the walls to my parents’ home in Chennai.
My life went through a rough phase in the years 2009 and 2015. However I did not think of praying Baba to relieve me from pains. I don’t know why. Probably Baba wanted me to go through all of them so that my bad karma gets dissolved. I got married in 2016 and moved to Germany with my husband. The relationship between me and my husband was not that much good. Both of us are most egoistic and we pick quarrels for everything. I lost my peace of mind because the fights between us were getting increased day by day. Even though I am a devotee, I do not know about the basic things of Sai Baba such as Sai Satcharitra, 9 weeks Guruvar vrat etc. My husband’s colleague’s wife from Madurai told me that she was following 9 weeks Guruvar vrat for getting good alliance and each and every Thursday things moved so fast regarding her marriage.
My husband is an ardent Lord Balaji’s devotee and he never appreciates Sai Baba. I tried to keep 9 Guruvar vrat but I could not continue after weeks. We were living in a rental house in Germany. In Germany, when we were moving out of the rental house, landlords would try as much as possible to avoid returning the caution deposit amount and they would try to penalise us by finding faults in the maintenance of the house. Our landlord threatened to levy 2000 Euros as fine because he blamed that we did not properly maintain the house. Despite our both of our hard efforts, we could not satisfy him. I prayed Baba to save from this mess as 2000 Euros was a big amount. I do not know what happened but when we finally handed over the house; the fine amount was 500 Euros which was adjusted from the caution deposit. My husband does not believe that it happened because of Sai Baba’s grace. He thinks it was a coincidence and his efforts to clean the house and to paint it and proper handover. I have no comments.
Earlier I mentioned that I could not continue the 9 week vrat because my husband did not entertain me worshipping Sai Baba. It created unnecessary arguments between us. So I almost forgot about it. I moved to another city for my job. I met another lady colleague from Chennai who joined there with me. She is a Sai devotee too. I did not know it at the beginning. One day casually when we were talking she once again talked about 9 week vrat. I believe that Sai was trying to remind me about it. Because until I was in India, I did not know about it but as I moved to Germany, two women told me about 9 week vrat. Even then I could not start the vrat as I was staying in hotel for six months and lighting of lamps, dhoop sticks were not allowed in hotel. Then I moved to a new apartment and started 9 week vrat. Now I had completed 4 weeks. It was during recent days, I came to know about a lot of things about Sai Baba, effects of devotion, prayer, faith, patience and most importantly Sai Satcharitra. It was very unfortunate of me to miss the 100th year anniversary celebration of Sai Baba’s Mahasamadhi. Even though I saw a lot of postings on facebook regarding it, I did not pay any attention to that. I came to know about Mahaparayan only recently and I joined the group MP-1649 on whatsapp. I understand Sai Baba chooses His devotees and He draws them to Himself. I am so fortunate to be chosen as His devotee but unfortunate enough to take many years to realise that I was having His blessings. Now I am trying to experience His leelas and waiting for Him to perform leelas with me.
I am still not sure whether the following is His leela. It was 2 Thursdays back, I finished Sai Vrat pooja and was going to office. In Germany, people are used to greet strangers. It is very common. In my case, people who work in same building but not directly related to me used to greet Guten Morgen (Good morning), Mahlzeit or Guten Apetit (Happy eating) etc. Roadside strangers never greeted me. But on that particular Thursday, a German old man suddenly came to me and told Guten Morgen. I did not understand what was happening and before I realised, the old man went. I did not know why he suddenly came to me to greet me Good morning. I believe Sai Baba came and greeted me good morning. I am neither able to believe that He is with me nor able to refuse believing it. I know patience and faith are important. I am now doing 9 week vrat and 40 day sugar candy pooja. I am waiting for Baba to collect the chocolate prasad from me in any way. Baba please come to me and receive my offering. Bless me with Your leelas.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from UK says: I am a Sai devotee since 10 years. This is my second experience that I am sharing on this blog. First of all I would like to thank the organizers of this blog because I believe; the experiences shared by the devotees here help other devotees to gain more and more faith in Sai. I always begin or end my day by reading the experiences shared by the devotees here. My recent experience is about, how Sai gave me the strength to overcome the Fear of taking my son for the hearing check and gave me the positive report. Here is my experience!
My son is 3 years old. He in studying in nursery. Our mother tongue is not English. We have a different mother tongue. Not any of the major Indian languages too. At home we speak our mother tongue. We had some Indian friends nearby. With them we had to talk in South Indian language. At school we communicated in English. Initially when he joined school, I thought everything went well. He will soon catch up with the language. Whenever I asked his class teacher, she used to say, nothing to worry about him. He was doing good. After hearing the positive feedback about him I was less bothered about his education. I thought he was doing good and was happy.
After 3 months, we were invited for the parents-teachers meet. When we asked about his development, she told me that my son needs to undergo a hearing check. He is not listening properly. All of a sudden my heart beat stopped. I could not believe at all. After a while I explained his teacher that the barrier may be due to language and not his hearing as in my observation, he has always been a very good listener who even picks up with the minute sound. But the teacher didn’t agree at all. She kept on saying so many examples for his poor hearing. I was badly disappointed. As a mother, I could not accept her opinion at all. She gave me a number and asked me to book an appointment as quickly as possible to eradicate the problem. I came home very worried and cried in front of Baba for what had happened then. I even got angry at times on Baba for giving me such a situation in UK.
I was worried. I was not able to eat or sleep properly. My husband told me that it was just a check. We parents know about our child better than anybody else. So you may not worry. He tried to convince me a lot. But I got fear, anxiety as a result of worrying. School holidays came after that PTA meet. Then after school reopening, again the teacher started chasing me regarding the report of the hearing check. By that time, I had never booked an appointment with the doctor. I told her, I did not book the appointment and that I would book it soon and let you know. I came home, cried to Baba, cried to my husband. Then finally we booked an appointment in March end. They told that they had a long waiting list and they would let us know about the appointment. Often the teacher would ask me about the appointment. I used to tell her that still I have never received an appointment letter. But she would ask me to chase the doctors. But I always remained chanting Sai’s name. I started to silently talk with Baba. I came across the wordings saying, that I have listened to your prayers. No need to worry my child. All your problems will soon come to an end. This gave me a hope.
Later I had an invitation from my neighbour to attend Sai Baba evening aarathi. I attended Baba’s aarathi on Thursday evening. I prayed deeply to Baba that everything should be fine for my son. Give me hope. Bless me. I prayed and came home. One day later, on Saturday I received the appointment letter with time. The appointment was on June 6th, 9.15 am. It was a Thursday. I could not believe my eyes. We had called the doctor’s office before 2 months. But how come, I have been given appointment on Thursday. It was like a magic for me. I was surprised to see the letter. This made me to realize that Baba is always with me. I thanked Baba for this magic. I told Baba that, He had shown me that He was with me, so I would be attending the doctor’s office without any fear. I also promised Baba that I would offer special Pooja for Him if everything turned good for me on that day. From then, until the appointment date, whenever I logged into the Saiyug network page, I used to come across Sai Baba’s photo showing mainly His ears. I felt as if Baba was saying me not to fear about the hearing check.
Appointment day came. I woke up in the morning, did pooja and read 108 names of Baba and went to the hospital. Doctor called us and checked my son through games and probes. Doctor declared that he was able to listen even very minute sounds and language was the barrier which he would pick up soon. Also the doctor told that, the nursery has to change their method of teaching the kids and there were no issues with the hearing. I came home happily. As promised to Baba, I did a grand Pooja and aarati.
Also on that night, I had a Baba dream. Here comes the dream. I was going to Baba temple. When I closed my eyes, Baba was a statue. I started praying with my eyes closed. When I opened my eyes, Baba was in front of me distributing Udi with a pleasant smile. The next morning I felt so blessed to have Baba come in my dream and distributing me Udi with a smile. Thanks a lot Sai. Sai is my Saviour.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: I am a Sai daughter unmarried waiting for my love to marry me. I struggled for government job for 5 years but I have a passion for art so I didn’t succeed in getting a job. But I then started selling paintings and it did great. I have been a devotee of Sai since 2012. I am praying for a certain thing since then. Career and my marriage I have been struggling since then. Now I am in a better condition than those past years. But still didn’t get my actual dream thing.
I started fast of 9 guruvar fast in 2013. There were no temples of Sai near my area but then in 2014 someone inaugurated Sai temple in my area. I failed in government job exams because Baba knows how much I love art and so He directed me towards that. No one in my family supports art as a career. I am still struggling to make a good name and a stable career in this field. My marriage has been forcefully fixed to some guy. I don’t want to marry that person. I have been tortured and threatened to leave the house for the sake of this marriage. I love someone else but that guy needs few months’ time to accept this relationship in front of my parents. Being honest I told everyone that I don’t like that arranged marriage guy, but there is so much pressure on me and I am left with no choice except to say yes. I am not in such a good financial condition to live alone.
The only prayer I have to my Sai Baba is that please help me to marry my love happily. I will not be at peace with this forced arranged marriage by my family. Baba also help my business of paintings to grow so that no one threatened me to leave home and force me because of my financial status. Always happened with me that what I think or long for some days then those people or things arrived in front of me sometimes late or instantly. Saiji comes in my dream too. I know Saiji is testing my faith and patience. He will not let me fail. Sainath please guide me in my career and love. This painting is made my me with many obstacles in between still this is not complete. Same as my dream is not complete without hurdles in between. Sai Baba help me get through this life’s struggles holding my hand. Love You Sai.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: Sairam everyone. l am Baba’s daughter always holding His hand to take a step. Please do not disclose my name and email id. I thank everyone associated with this blog from the bottom of my heart. My day doesn’t end without reading experiences shared here. Remembering Baba l would like to share my experience here.
My daughter is facing problem of amenorrhoea (delayed periods). She reached menarche at the age of 10 and till 14 she had her periods at the correct date. Later she started facing problem of delayed periods. My gynaecologist said that she had hormonal imbalance and suggested tablets to postpone periods and stop them to get periods after 3-4 days. I was reluctant to give them as they are nothing but hormonal tablets. l didn’t want her to get any side effects. Every month before her date l pray to Baba. I also give her Udi water every day. Last l got worried when it got delayed for nearly 2 months. l prayed to Baba and after a day she got her periods. Now she regularly does yoga and swimming, which she never liked or did before and she didn’t have any menstrual cramps (pain) too. No words can thank You Baba. Please bless my daughter and all of us with good health. Baba my sincere prayers to You to regularise her delayed periods. Om Sai Rakshak Sharanam Deva.
Shirdi Sai Devotee Divya from India says:
I and my husband have been a devotee of Sai Baba since 2009 and can’t imagine our existence without Him. From big to small problems, He has always been there to look after us.
I have an 8.5 month old baby which is again a blessing of Sai Dadu. When he was 7 months old, he developed a cough due to some allergy. He had gotten it earlier too and with medicines it was cured. But this time it persisted and was not getting cured even after medication. It had been almost 1 month that he was having it. Then I tried homeopathy and prayed to Dadu that please take away his cough. Homeopathic medicine should suit him and he should get better. After one week I noticed it had reduced a lot and then by next week it was completely cured. Thank You Dadu. Please keep blessing him and all the little children with health and happiness. Seek Your blessings for all of us and all Your devotees.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from Singapore says:
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My niece was running a very high temperature late in the night. It just shot up to 100 degrees. We were very scared and immediately prayed to Baba. My sister gave the required medicines but we were still sceptical. I was chanting Om Sairam all night long. As the night passed, the fever went down. In the morning, seeing her smiling face was the biggest respite. Om Sairam- Thank You Baba for helping me. Thank You Baba!