This experience of today is very interesting as one proceeds to the end.
Anonymous devotee from Belize says: Om Sai Ram!! Thanks for this wonderful platform for sharing the Sai Baba experiences. I often visit this blog and get inspired. I always used to pray Sai Baba to call us to Shirdi. He always answers the prayers. I am sharing this experience of Sai Baba’s blessings that how we got a chance to visit Shirdi by Sai Baba’s grace.
Sai Baba loves his children always. No matter you are in which part of the world, Sai Baba will pull you towards Him. This is as true as we read in Sai Satcharitra that Baba pulls his devotees like a sparrow with a thread. I always used to cry in front of Sai Baba asking Him when He will call us Shirdi. I do online darshan of Sai Baba every day and read Sai Bavani. After completing Sai Bavani when I see the online darshan and whatever number I see at the bottom of the live darshan box, I think that number is the blessing for us from Sai Baba. Then I go to the website of Sai Baba questions and answers, and type in that number and read the Sai Baba’s message for the day. This is my daily routine. One day I prayed Sai Baba and asked that why don’t You call me to visit Shirdi. At least you tell me when You will call us, so I will get some kind of satisfaction. And that day Baba answered me that one year from now your work will be done. This was on 5th December 2011. I was very happy that Sai Baba told me that when we will go to Shirdi. I shared this with my husband and children. I was so confident that we will definitely go to Shirdi soon. That time our financial situation was not too good. To spend so much money for tickets was very difficult for us. But I still used to say to my husband that we are going to India in December 2012, because Baba has said that. It is written in Sai Satcharitra that whoever invites will do the arrangements too (“Jo nimantran deta hai wahi aane ka prabandh bhi karta hai”).
The time was passing and I knew that once Baba has said something that will happen, no matter what. In May 2012 my mother-in-law was sick. She was suffering from cancer and she was getting her treatment. She had to get chemotherapy at Indore. My brother-in-law called and asked my husband if he can come to India for a few days to take care of my mother-in-law. My husband wanted to go but we didn’t have enough money even for one ticket. My brother-in-law helped us in getting ticket and my husband went India. He stayed there for about a month and took care of my mother-in-law. Sai Baba had called him to India and so He called him to Shirdi. We were so happy that finally Sai Baba has done so much kripa on us. With Sai Baba’s grace my husband went to Shirdi. He brought Udi and Prasad for us. He also donated some money at Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan. While donating they ask for address and my husband gave them our address of Belize. The overall travel was so nice from beginning till end with Sai Baba’s grace. He came back home safely. We were so much happy. While he was still in India we got a business contract. When he came back, after a few days a postman came with one envelope marked “Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi”. When I looked at that envelope, tears started rolling from my eyes. I was so much over whelmed with Sai Baba’s kripa that he has sent us Udi and Prasad in that envelope from Shirdi to us here in Belize, Central America. I didn’t know how to say thanks to Sai Baba for all this. He remembered us and sent his blessings through Udi and Prasad. Since my husband came back from India, our business started to pick up. I still used to say my husband that we have to Shirdi in December. He used to say that we didn’t have enough money for one ticket and how the whole family can go Shirdi in December 2012. I used to say once Sai Baba has told me that we will come to Shirdi in a year, so we have to go. Whatever Sai Baba says that happens. How we will go and how money will be arranged I don’t know that but I know only one thing that we are going Shirdi in December 2012. Then he used to say ok we will see. Time was passing by. In November 2012, some work got scheduled for December. I was saying to Sai Baba that if we have this work in December then how we will travel. The client called and asked to postpone that work for January 2013. See how Sai Baba started to make all arrangements. In the mean time we were also working on another project. In this project we had to submit monthly reports. I called the client and asked if we can go India for a month and submit the report for December after coming back. He said yes without any problem and he said it is Christmas time anyways, so it is fine. We had to get India’s visa for our younger son which normally takes about a month. But by Sai Baba’s grace we got his visa within a week. Sai Baba was making all things easier for us about this travel. My mother-in-law who was sick, her condition was getting worse. We wanted to go and see her. My husband booked our tickets for India. We were supposed to leave on 8th December 2012 to go to India but my mother-in-law passed away on 5th December 2012. We all were sad. Since our tickets were booked already so we went India. We got a chance to be a part of all rituals of my mother-in-law. After that we planned to go Shirdi. Always I used to think when we will go to Shirdi.
We will get one nice poshak (clothes) for Sai Baba. But I didn’t know the measurements for clothes. I had read on net before but couldn’t find that now. We went to Sai Baba temple in Ajmer and took clothes for Sai Baba there too. I asked the pandit ji there about the measurements of clothes for Shirdi. He said he didn’t know. I was trying to find out on net and looked several websites but couldn’t find. Finally I found on one website. We bought the nice cloth material for Baba’s dress. Now I took it to tailor to sow it but no tailor was doing that. I went to many places but couldn’t find anyone who can stitch it. The days were passing and soon we had to go to Shirdi. I and my husband went to buy lace for the clothes. While talking to the shopkeeper, we were telling him about our visit to India and that we are going to Shirdi. We also told him that we can’t find anyone to stitch the clothes. He said he can get it done in two hours as we had to leave by train the next morning. The lady who stitches was on leave that day, so he said he will calland try. He called and the lady came there in fifteen minutes and she agreed to stitch it in next two hours. It was evening already around 5:30 pm. We were so glad that Sai Baba helped in sowing the clothes. We picked the clothes in night at 8:30 pm and we had to leave next day 9 o’clock in morning. See Sai Baba’s miracle how he helped in fulfilling our wish to take a dress for Sai Baba. We reached Shirdi on 3rd Jan 2013 and stayed there for two days Wednesday and Thursday. I wanted to do Sai Baba’s darshan on Thursday. We got very nice darshan of Sai Baba on both days. On first day morning when we went for darshan, we did not take the Sai Baba’s dress. We took his dress in afternoon. I wanted to see Sai Baba wearing those clothes. I was praying Sai Baba for this. I went to find out the procedure to give dress for Sai Baba. I requested them to wear these clothes to Baba tomorrow so I can see Him wearing those, but they said you have to wait for days for your turn. I explained them that we have come from so far, please help us.
The Officer said first take it to Sai Baba Samadhi and get it touched to Sai Baba and then deposit it at the office. My husband and my younger son had to go to hotel, so I and my older son were going to give the dress to Sai Baba. I and my older son got the VIP pass this time. We quickly went to the Samadhi Mandir and requested the pandit ji that we wanted to see Sai Baba wearing these clothes. He told us to ask the next pandit ji. We went to the next pandit ji and asked him the same thing. He said you want to see Sai Baba wearing this right? I said yes. He said wait a minute. He opened the dress and put on Sai Baba’s idol and Sai Baba’s Samadhi. We were so glad that Sai Baba accepted our request. As we read in Sai Satcharita also that Sai Baba fulfils the desires of Sai Baba and it was happening. All our desires were getting fulfilled by Sai Baba’s grace. Koti Koti Pranam in Shri Sai Baba’s Lotus feet from all of us. Another miracle took place on day two of Shirdi visit. This post is already quite long so I will send the miracle of day two in a separate post. The whole trip was full of Sai Baba’s blessings. I will share more experiences in future posts. Sai Baba is the one who is making me write this experience. Sainadh please forgive us for our mistakes and always be with us. Shri Sadguru Sainadh Maharaj Ki jai!! Anant Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Raja Dhiraj Yogi Raj Par Brahma Shri Satchidananda Sadguru Sainadh Maharaj Ki Jai!!