Sripada Rajam Saranam Prapadhye.
Anonymous Sripada devotee is sharing an amazing and heart touching leela of swamy.
Sripada Rajam Saranam Prapadye!!! Sri Sainatham Saranam Prapadye!!!
All glories to my beloved Sadguru Sripada Srivallabha Swamy who is Sri Sai Samartha Himself !!!
Before narrating my experience on how Sai Maa (Sripada Swamy) added me in Kichadi Parayan, I request you all to read these lines from Sri Sai Satcharitra chapter 18-19 ::
Baba’s own words about His Guru (He is Sripada Srivallabha Swamy who is none other than Sri Sai Samartha Himself.)
"I resorted to My Guru for 12 years. He brought Me up. There was no dearth of food and clothing. He was full of love nay, he was love incarnate. How can I describe it? He loved Me most. Rare is a Guru like him. When I looked at him, he seemed as if he was in deep meditation, and then we both were filled with Bliss. Night and day, I gazed at him with no thought of hunger and thirst. Without him, I felt restless. I had no other object to meditate, nor any other thing than My Guru to attend. He was My sole refuge. My mind was always fixed on him.
My experience with Sai Maa :
This Vijaya Dasami 2017 I received a package at my doorstep. It was a beautiful 9 inch brass idol of Sri Sai Baba. I was really happy and welcomed Him in my home by offering an abhishek, puja and the delicacies I made for Vijaya Dasami. I was really happy as Baba came to us on Dussera and I sent the pictures of puja to my husband who is in office and thanked a lot for the wonderful surprise he gave to me. A couple of hours later he replied back to me saying he did not buy any Baba idol. I was shocked. I checked the order. It was an add-on item with my daughter’s diapers and some coupons were applied for 3 dollars and 2 $ was the price charged for that idol. I did not buy the idol neither did my husband. I checked with my elder daughter after returning from school if she added any item in cart by mistake. She denied any such instance. When I checked the price of the idol on the day we received it is 298$ . When we checked with the customer care, they informed us that sometimes prices change and add-on items will be shipped along with orders of 25$. A bill was created on the day it was shipped. How the price was 2$ on that day nobody knew, and how it was added in the cart is a mystery. I’m awestruck with this leela of Baba. However everyone in my family felt that I’m exaggerating a simple order to be a leela. So I described this to one of my neighbors at the bus-stop and asked her if this is a leela or not. She verified the order and said how can this be possible? And she is convinced that this is Baba’s leela. She told me that she in Mahaparayan and I should join some group in that parayan. I informed her that I do not feel comfortable in groups and changed the topic. With this I got a friend who is a Baba devotee. We started talking about Baba everyday in the bus stop.
A few days later I saw a dream in which Baba is my mother. How can i describe the beauty of Her face (i want to refer Baba as Her, as she my mother in the dream). She is golden in complexion with bluish-greenish eyes. She is wearing red saree and is looking divine with lot of Sringar like sindoor, kajal, jewellery,etc. Actually I cannot describe the beauty of my Sai Maa’s face. One must look at Her face and enjoy the grace. Coming back to my dream, we live in a big mansion and there are many trees with yellow flowers in the garden. Baba (SaiMaa) asks me to play in front of the house while She cooks food. I started playing with my neighbor(Rakhi) and we both make idols with clay while Baba (SaiMaa) is cooking food and watching over us. When the food is ready Baba calls us and sees that my hands are full of clay and mud. And Baba tells me while taking that clay out of my hands, “You always make a mess and I have to clean up. Baba makes an idol with the clay in my hands and gives it to Rakhi. Baba starts feeding me kichadi. I ask Her why did She not make kheer? I like kheer as compared to kichadi. Baba with lots of love and affection feeds that kichadi to me saying that Kichadi is good for health and eating sweets daily is not good. After She is done feeding I felt so happy and satisfied that i could not even think of kheer anymore. However, SaiMaa assured me that I will get kheer on a festival day.
When I woke up I was so happy that I saw Baba as my mother. In the dream as I saw Baba made a clay idol and gave it to Rakhi, I requested Baba to show me one idol with lots of Sringar just like in my dream so that I can give it to Rakhi. Later that day I found an idol with Sringar just like in my dream . I have informed Rakhi about the dream that Baba gave her the Sai Maa idol and I have ordered one and requested her to accept that gift from Sai Maa. When she heard the dream she smiled and said there is a 4 am group in Mahaparayan with Kichadi name and I should join that group. I changed the topic again saying that I’m not comfortable in big groups. I thought she was making fun of me for narrating my dream and I'm quite surprised to hear that there is a Kichadi group. I thought to myself that may be this is a joke, who will make a group with Kichadi name?
One day Rakhi invited me over to her house. She showed a photo of Sai Satcharitra cover page , we looked at the photo and started talking about a box kept by Baba's idol in Samadhi mandir and we were thinking what could be stored in it: Sindoor or betel nuts? Later she gave me Sai Satcharitra by Sterling publications in hindi. I randomly opened 2 pages and in both the pages I saw the words ‘Sai Samarth’ and that Baba is divine mother (chapters 4 and 30). In chapter 4, there is a line describing the beauty of Baba’s face (Unke Sri-Mukh se Sadaiv Amrut Varsha hoti thi). When I read this like it reminded me of a sloka in Soundarya Lahari describing the beauty of Maa Durga’s face. In that sloka it is described that nectar flows on anyone who goes near Maa Durga’s moon like face and they will be drenched in that nectar. I started crying after hearing this line from Sri Sai Satcharitra and I felt embarrassed as I’m at Rakhi's house and I have known her only for 4 or 5 weeks. I tried to control my feelings and we continued reading the chapter and when we moved ahead there is another line in that chapter that says even the rocks and pebbles in Shirdi are pious as they touched the lotus feet of Sri Sai Samarth. This line reminded me of Sri Krishna in Srimad Bhagavatam and the Gopikas love for Sri Krishna. I couldn’t read the chapter anymore and I said to Rakhi we can read some other time. Tears were flowing incessantly from my eyes and I felt as if someone is saying “I Love You” in my heart. I cannot describe that feeling. That whole day, all i could think about was that line from Sri Sai Satcharitra “Unke Sri mukh se sadaiv Amrut Varsha Hoti thi”. It was so mesmerizing that even though people are talking to me all I could think was Sai Maa and that line from Sai Satchaitra “ Unke Sri-Mukh se sadaiv amrit varsha hoti thi..”. I fell in love with that line and it kept on going in the back of my mind like a jingle. All that day it was just Sai Maa, me and that line from Satcharitra. I was so immersed that I even forgot to put salt while cooking. That evening Baba has another pleasant surprise planned for us. We got a huge poster of Shirdi Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir in which Baba is wearing a red shawl and there is a golden Sindoor box by Baba’s idol . A friend gave it to us as this calendar was old and it was from Shirdi they did not want to give it away to anybody. When I saw that calendar I could not believe my eyes. Rakhi came over to my house the next day to finish that chapter and she is awestruck too. She said as if Baba is holding a paper and pen in His hands and wrote down all your requirements and sent you the photo (Baba wearing red shawl, sindoor box, Sai Sansthan Logo - Raja Mudrika, Sai Santhan address). Then she again told me (for the 3rd time) that there is a group in Mahaparayan and I should join that group. She showed me the name of the group (BMP Kichadi 4am). I am surprised. Rakhi said to me that she will forward my number to Puja ji and request her to add me to the group. I told Rakhi as I know Hetal ji (i used to volunteer for her blog) first, I will send a request to Hetal ji without telling anything about my dream, or Baba idol or photo and request her to add me. If Baba really wants me to be a part of this Kichadi group He will add me. I sent a request to Hetal ji saying that, "One neighbor suggested me to be a part of Kichadi group. If possible please add me". She replied back to me saying that I have forwarded the request to Puja ji and let her decide. I told Rakhi that there are high chances that I may not get added to the kichadi group. A few days later I was added by Puja ji in the group. I received a call from Kanika ji , she explained me about the procedure of the parayan and was surprised to hear my Sai Maa dream. Even I’m surprised to hear her name (Kanika ) and her profile picture was Sai Maa holding Kanyaka on His lap. What are the chances?!!! It’s all Baba’s blessings.(Kanyaka Puja is a very important ritual during Durga Navratri Puja)
I was added in the 9th week of Kichadi Parayan and I was given Chavadi Procession chapter from Sri Sai Satcharitra as my first chapter in Kichadi parayan which is my favorite chapter and everyday I used to read it before going to bed. If it is not Baba, who knows all these details? And my roll number is 27 adding to 9 (Lord Krishna’s number and also important number for Maa Durga and Sai Maa). While reading my chapter for Kichadi parayan 2 kanyakas came over to my place on their own. I also got a blessed coin from Vaishno Devi Shrine as a gift.
The biggest blessing of all, that day after Aarti during Mangal Snan of Shirdi Sai Baba ‘Digambara Digambara Sripada Vallabha Digambara’ bhajan is played before Vishnu Sahasranama. If you remember He is none other than our beloved Sai Maa and my beloved Sripada Swamy (chapter 18-19 Sai Satcharitra). I felt more than happy with these blessings from Sai Sripada Swamy.
Sripada Rajam Saranam Prapadye!!! Sripada Rajam Saranam Prapadye!!! Sripada Rajam Saranam Prapadye!!!
Love you Sai Maa....please bless everyone with your motherly love and affection.