Over recent issues of Sai Australia Snapshots, we brought you Parts 1 and 2 of some stories and experiences of a Sai devotee then living in Bahrain. Below is Part 3, containing two more stories of experiences he and his family have been blessed to experience.
Divine Miracle “Beyond Boundaries”
Devotees in Bahrain had undertaken the Tapovanam reading from 16th April 2015 in the lead up to Sai Baba’s Aaradhana Mahotsavam. It was sixth day of the reading and the chapter to be read was “Divine Miracles Beyond Boundaries”. It was 21st April and it coincided with the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Trithiya.
Sai Baba manifested himself in the form of Goddess Lakshmi with Vibhuthi and Kasturi Manjal (Turmeric) all bundled together in a saffron coloured cloth in the shape of a pot, and the bundle was tied to the handle of the front door of our house, past a padlocked gate and a latched security door. All three doors remained locked from the previous night until they were opened in the morning hours. It was truly, a ‘Divine Miracle Beyond Boundaries’, as the title of the chapter read that day. Further, since that day, the Vibhuthi continues to remain truly ‘Akshaya’ (never diminishing) by getting refilled as we keep distributing it as sacred Sai offering to devotees who have full faith in the power of Sai Baba’s Vibhuthi.
Manifestations of Different Statues to show the ‘favourite deity’ of each member of the entire family.
Gowri and I were about to leave Bahrain after my retirement from employment, by the end of June 2017. On the 12th of June an ardent devotee of Sai and a close family friend visited us and exchanged experiences of Sai Baba and His glory. After going back home, she had informed another devotee of Sai in India about us leaving Bahrain. Afterwards, the devotee from India had called her back and asked her to inform Gowri that Sai Baba had told him to convey to them that Sai Baba will always be with them wherever they are, and not to worry about anything. This was in turn conveyed to Gowri.
But Gowri, quite displeased with the fact that Sai Baba’s message was through a third party wished to get a direct message from Sai Baba Himself. As always, the omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent Sai, heard her, and immediately on the 13th of June 2017 comforted her with His manifestation in different forms (as shown below) indicating that He knows each and every member of her family (each of the idols was of the forms of the Lord dearest to each one of us), and was truly with all of us.
Lord Venkateshwara & Goddess Padmawathi for her (Gowri) [Goddess Lakshmi manifested earlier]
Lord Muruga for myself
Lord Ganesha for our elder daughter
Lord Hanuman for our younger daughter
Goddess Durga (Mariamman) for our son-in-law