AMBROSIA IN SHIRDI
This book has been written by Ramalingaswamy, Life Member of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi at Munja Baba Sthan, Shirdi And with the grace of Baba, I wish to produce the articles written in this book to the devotees. The Title of the Section is Devotees Experiences of Shri Sai Baba, Shirdi, When Baba was Embodied.
1. BABA GIVEN DARSHAN AS A BEGGAR TO SHRI KAKASAHEB DIXIT
On one evening Shri Kakasaheb Dixit was returning from his Office. A strong, young and able bodied beggar and begged him. On seeing his face he was convinced and gave some coins in this hands. After the receipt of the money, he went away laughing without asking anything from anybody. Dixit seen him off till he disappeared. Dixit started to Shirdi on the day. When he met Baba in Shirdi, he enquired Him about the matter. Baba replied “Yes” I verily came in that disguise. Dixit was much pleased on hearing this.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there!
2. BABA GIVEN DARSHAN AS HIS ISHTAM (DEITY) TO SHRI SADASHIV JOSHI :
Shri Vasudeo Sadashiv Joshi of Sitharam Co., accompanied by Shri Chidambara Rao Keshv Gadge Patil went to Shirdi to have Baba's darshan. They stayed in Sathe's wada. Arati was being done to Baba's photo in Sathe's wada and Shri Vasudeo Sadashiv Josh! also attended the Arati. For him Baba has given darshan as Narasimhamurthy in the Photo. He got this kind of darshan during the three consecutive days. On one day, both of them went to Baba for darshan and the latter gave them prasadam. They felt that the pra-sadam was insufficient to distribute it to their men in their native place. Then Baba gave Re. 0-8-0 to them and directed them to buy Prasadam in any shop in Shirdi and take it with them and added that any Prasad purchased in Shirdi is His Prasad. On another occasion Baba gave them burfi Prasad. As it is very tasty, they wanted more and they went to the shop to buy it. Baba called them back and told that three basckets of Prasad was there, take two maunds from them. They went away to their place with Baba's Udi and Prasad. After some days, Shri Joshi sent his friend with Rs, 10/-as dakshina to Baba and requested him to take Baba's photo and return with Baba's Udi and Prasad. His friend went to Shirdi offered Rs. 10/- as dakshina to Baba and kept silent as he had no courage to take the photo of Baba. Baba, knowing this, He Himself asked Him to take His photo as requested by Joshi. Then he took one Baba's photo in sitting posture and one in standing posture, Baba has ordered him that the photos should not be sold in excess rate, they should sell only at reasonable rate and gave him permission tp go with His Udi and Prasad. That is how Baba has fulfilled the desires of His devotees.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely ! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there !
3. BABA GIVEN DARSHAN IN THE DREAM TO THE WIFE OF SHRI RAGHUVIR BHASKAR PURANDHARE:
When Shri Raghuvir Bhaskar Purandare had first started to Shirdi, he requested his mother to accompany him. On the previous day of his departure, his daughter has suffered from severe fever. Even then, he did not step his visit and came to Shirdi with his mother leaving his mother leaving his wife and diseased daughter at home. On the third day of his arrival at Shirdi, Baba appeared in his wife's dream in his house and applied Udi on the forehead of his diseased daughter. From that time, his daughter began to improve and became alright when he reached home. He knew this Leela of Baba and ever felt grateful to Baba.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely ! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there !
4. BABA RESTORED THE STOLEN PROPERTY OF SHRI VAMAN CHINTAMAN MUNGE VAKIL :
Shri Vamaii Chintaman Munge, Vakil of Pimpal-gaom Baswanth, Nasik District when plague was prevailing in Pimpalgaom Baswanth, he shifted his residence to his house in his estate (i.e.) in his lands. One day night, thieves came there, made a whole and entered the house particularly in the place where Munge, was sleeping in a cot. Baba's photo was also hanging on the wall. The thief has lifted a small box under the cot and passed on to another thief standing outside the house. The small box contained a cash of Rs. 2CO/- (Rs. Two hundred only) and some promissory note worth Rs. 4,000/- (Rs. four thousand only) The thief again came and was about to lift a big tiunk in front of the cot which contained jewels worth about Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. ten thousand only). In the meanwhile Baba appeared in his dream and woke him up stating that thieves have lifted his belongings. His sister in-law also wake and they cried out loudly as "Thieves", "Thieves”. Then all the servants and watchmen woke up and chased the thieves. However, the thieves have escaped leaving the big trunk. The next day the small trunk was found in a field nearby. The thieves have taken away the cash and left the promissory notes-During that day night, he got a vision in his dream that Shri Sai Baba, Shri Abdul Baba and another Fakir with strong personality appeared before him. After some days, he visited Shirdi and took darshan of the same three persons of whom he has seen in his dream and he himself ascertained that the third Fakir was the Master of Shri Abdul Baba. After some days, one Shri Datta Brahmachari of Kopergaon has visited his house for meals and he told him that the lost properties will be available. Accordingly, Rs. 60/- and the other properties were seized and handed over to him by police. The police have stated that the amount was seized and handed over by them from a Marwadi along with some other theft articles. This clearly shows that Sai Baba was not only, safeguarding the interest of His devotees but also their belongings.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be There !
5. BABA SAVED A BULL DEDICATED TO GOD SHIVJI FROM THE HANDS OF A BUTCHER
Once it so happened in Shirdi that a bull dedicated to God Shivji roamed about in the village gardens and fields and destroyed the plants, standing crops etc. So people met together and decided to send away the bull to Panjra Pole (an asylum for old beasts) at Yeola and collected some fund for the purpose. They entrusted this work to Bhikoo Marwari of Shirdi in all good faith but the said Bhikoo Marwari proved treacherous. He did go Yeola as directed, but instead of taking the bull to that asylum, he sold it to a butcher for a sum of Rs. 14/- returned to Shirdi and calmly reported that he had taken the bull to Panjra pole and left it there. Baba knew how the bull was dealt with. So he appeared in one Shri Bayaji's dream and said "you have been enjoying sound sleep of rest. Have not you placed me in a butcher's hand?" Bayaji reported this to the village people, who, growing suspicious of the bonafide of the Marwari, deputed Bayaji to Yeola for investigation. Bayaji went to Yeola Panjra Pole, took complete search of it. Not finding the bull there, he went to the butcher's lane and looked about here and there. Fortuitously at this very time, the bull had raised up its head above a butcher's compound wall. Shri Bayaji saw this, he at once recognised it (the bull), so he approached the butcher and requested him to return the bull, but he would not part with it as he has purchased it for Rs. 14/- and then took it (the bull from the butcher to the old beasts asylum and kept it there. On his return to Shirdi he acquainted the people with what Bhikoo had done and so to set a lesson to such sinful, faithless people as Bhikoo, Baba inspired them to prosecute him. Bhikoo had to undergo in jail for two months for his treacherous act. From this, it is seen that Baba had his Benign protective eyes not only on human beings but also on all creatures.
Surrender Shri Sal Completely Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there
6. BABA RESTORED THE LOST PROPERTY TO THE DOCTOR SHRI M. R. TAGARE :
In 1914, Sakarwadi (near Shirdi) Sugar Mill doctor Shri M, R. Tagare was proceeding to Kopergaom Post Office in bullock cart to encash his own war bonds of Rs. 2500/- while he was talking busily with a fellow passenger, the bag containing war bonds slipped down from the cart unnoticed by the doctor. As soon as he noticed that the bag had dropped down on the way, leaving the cart helter and shelter a mile or two in search of it, but without success. Uneasiness on account of this loss allowed him no sleep till about midnight when he thought of sitting near Sai Baba's photo he had in his house and praying, he seemed to hear someone telling him "cease worrying*'. This brought him peace of mind and he could then sleep. Nest morning, he had to attend upon an ill friend at a nearby village, so he went there, examined his friend, gave him medicine and casually talking to him about the loss of bag containing the said war bonds. A girl who standing nearby listening sympathetically to the doctor's talk, ran at once and returned with a" bag saying that it was found lying on the road the previous day. Looking up the bag, the doctor found that the papers had all been disturbed and turned up and down, the finder find nothing from the bag and that the war bonds were in tact. The doctor was over pleased and heartily thanked Baba for His favour and grace.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely !! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there !!
7.BABA BROUGHT [TO NOTICE THE MISPLACED RECORD BY A DEVOTEE CLERK:
A devotee clerk in the customs office, once got into a fix when some custom bills once seen and checked by the customs office were recalled and could not be found in the office in spite of all round search he made for these. The Clerk therefore, feared not only for his superiors reprimands but also dismissal from service and prosecution as well. A day passed away and though the bill bundle could not be found. Somehow or other, his superiors clean forget this matter and made no inquiry naturally the clerk was worried much and so he prayed to Baba to save him. The next morning when he went to the office, he found the required bundle of bill on his table. The 'clerk was very much surprised for he was always the first to attend office and the last to leave office. Who could have kept it after the office was closed ? but Baba, he rightly thought. He therefore thanked Baba from the bottom of his heart for saving Him.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely !! Stupendous Delectations and Deliverance be there !!
8. BABA HANDED OVER A GOLDEN RING TO A DEVOTEE WHICH HE LOST IN RIVER :
Once a grandson of Baba's devotee Shri Hari Bhau Keshav Karnik by name Keshav was returning from a festival of the Godess Mahalaxmi. He had to stay in the river side of a village which is about 10 miles from his place. He went to the river for bathing and swam in the river. During swimming he lost his 1£ tolas gold ring in the river. He went home with a sad heart. After six months, a Takore came to his house and told them whether any child has lost his ring in the river and he handed over the ring to them after ascertaining its ownership. It is not the Leela of Baba ?
Surrender Shri Sat Completely ! Stupendous Delectations and Deliverance be there !
9. BABA SAVED CAPTAIN JAHANGIR FRAM JI AND HIS THREE SHIPS FROM DROWNING IN THE SEA :
Shri Jahangir Framji Daruwala served as a Captain. During the Russo-Japansese war, when his steamers except three sunk by the enemy and that the rest of the steamers including his own would soon meet the same fate. He took out Baba's photo from his pocket and with tears in his eyes prayed to Baba to save him and his three ships. Baba at once appeared on the scene and towed all the sinking steamers to the bank. Just at the time Daruwala offered up his prayers, Baba called Out HQ. And then seated as He was in his usual place in the Dwarakamayee. He had his Kafni and head cloth completely drenched dripping with water more than half an hour, with the result that the Dwarakamayee transformed into a pool of water. The devotees in Dwaraka mayee simply removed water from the Dwarakamayae and dried Baba's clothes. On the third day after this incidence, Baba received a telegram from Jahangir narrating how Baba had saved him and offering Him a thousand thanks for His marvelous leela and rescue of himself and the three steamers with passengers. Immediately on his return to India, he came and paid his respects to Baba He had retired now from his service. But in appreciation of his services, the Government had provided him with job. He has taken keen interest in Baba's affairs. Lately he donated about two thousand and two hundred rupees in two installments and got the Mantap of Dwarakamayee repaired to his satisfaction.
Surender Shri Sai Completely Stupendous Delectations and Deliverance be there !!
10. HOW SHRI BABURAO AURANGABADKAR FARED IN NOT ADHERING BABA'S INSTRUCTIONS
Shri Babu Rao Aurangabadkar when he was in Shirdi, he often compelled Baba for permission to return to his home. Baba told him to wait. As he went on compelling Baba every now and then for permission, Baba was vexed with him and told him "Do whatever you like and I will not bear anything". Without knowing the significance of Baba's words, he started his journey. After he had gone a mile, there came heavy rains and blocked his further journey. He had to stay there in the middle and proceeded his further journey on the next day. Then he realised Baba's advice.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there I
11. HOW MADHAVA RAO DESHPANDE (SHAMA) FARED IN NOT ADHERING BABA'S ADVICE
Shri Madhavarao Deshpande (Shama) has to go to Kopergaon to attend a call by the office of the Mamlatdar. Baba asked him not to go. Even then, he has proceeded to Kopargoam to Mallatdar's office. After passing Neemgaom the Mamlatdar himself came to Shirdi, from Kopergaon. Madhavarao met the Mamlatdar and accompanied back to Shirdi. He felt very much for not adhering Baba's advice.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely I stupendous Delectations and Deliverance be there II
12. HOW SHRI MARTHAND, A TAILOR FARED IN ADHERING BABA'S ADVICE
Shri Marthand a Tailor, Shirdi was once suffering very much and there was no body to look after him. He laid down helpless in the way in which Baba used to pass through to the Lendi. Baba on seeing him told him to go to Neemgaom and meet Shri Nanasaheb Dengle who will look after him willingly. Accordingly ha had gone to Neemgaom and met Shri Nanasaheb Dengle. He told Marthand "That Baba had already told him in his dream about his arrival and requested him to treat him in his house as his own and be there without any trouble". After receiving very good treatments, he was
fully recovered and came to Shirdi back and felt ever grateful to Baba.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely I Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there I I
13. BABA CONVERTED THE SON OF SHRI VENKATRAO A SCEPTIC INTO A ASCETIC
Shri Venkat Rao of Mulkl, South Kanara was in receipt of one Baba's photo in the year 1916. His son-in-law was serving as an advocate in the High Court. All on a sudden he disappeared from the house and news also came to the effect that he was dead. Shri Venltatrao searched him but in vain. He made a through search in all the places familiar to him. A friend of him told him that he should first go to Shirdi and take darshan of Sri Sai Baba. But Baba's Photo and Udi were available at Bombay during Xmas time. He completely surrendered to Baba's photo. At this particular time, his daughter at Mulki felt a Divine change in her person. This was written by her to her father about his worship in any of the place of the Divinity. He replied that at that time, he had surrendered completely to Shri Sal Baba's photo. Prom this time, he used to pray Baba when he was in calamity and got over the same by the grace of Baba* After some days* he fell unconscious, he has been Baba with two others by his side. He overlooked the obstruction of two persons and went through and messaged the legs of Baba. Afterwards all the three disappeared. In 1918, when he was gone to Shirdi he met Baba along with the same two persons by his side whom he met in his unconscious state. The main feature of this is that the son of Shri K. Ventata Rao, who is a criticizer of Divinity began to worship Baba after this incidence,
Surrender Shri Sai Completely I Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there 11
14. BABA CONVERTED SHRI JAHANGIR PATIL A PARSI A SKEPTIC INTO A DEVOTEE
Shri Vasantrao Narayan, Bombay came to Shirdi for Baba's darshan often and often. He has given a Baba's photo to Jahangir Patel, a Parsi Criticizer of Baba. This Jahangir has got a subordinate co-worker Shri Limaye in his office who was also a Baba's devotee. He used to criticizes his co-workers with this Photo of Baba. Limaye asked Shri Vasantrao as to why he has given Baba's photo to this Jahangir, Shri Vasantrao told Limaye that he has given Baba's photo with the aim that Baba would surely set him in the righteous path,. Accordingly after some days Jahangir became weeping to Vasant Rao and handed over some dakshina to him to hand it over to Baba. Then Shri Vasant Rao brought Him to Shri Kaka Saheb Dixit and handed over the dakshina amount. On the Guru Poornima day of 1918, all these went to Shirdi and got Baba's Darshan. Thus a criticizer of Baba became stanch devotee of Baba.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely ! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there !
15. BABA CONVERTED SHRI BABA SAHEB BHATE A SKEPTIC INTO A DEVOTEE:
Shri Balasaheb Bhate and Shri Nanasaheb Chandorkar were college friends. Shri Balasaheb Bhate was a skeptic. He first came to Shirdi in 1894. He was a Mamlatdar at SAKORI. A saint by name Bhau Maharaj came to Bhate. The Sant made Keerthan about Kabir and KAMAL. Bhate heard this attentively and patiently with keen interest. Afterwards he came to Shirdi and Baba has made him to stay in Shirdi for six months on leave and has not gone to duty even after six months. His Superior (Personal Assistant to the Revenue Commissioner) came to Shirdi and asked Bhate to rejoin duty. Bhate told him "that he puft down his per once and it has put down for ever. From that time, he left his post of Mamlardar. Kakasaheb Dixit, Nanasaheb Chandorkar and Madhava Rao Dehspande (Shama) requested Baba as they were very anxiety about his family after giving up his job. Baba told him to write an application. Bhate filled an application as he served for 13 years. By the grace of Baba, he got a pension of Rs. 29/- per month without trouble. This shows that a skeptic turned as a Ascetic and a staunch devotee of Baba.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely Stupendous Delectations and Deliverance be there !
16. BABA CURED THE PAIN IN THE EYE OF SHRI TATYA SAHEB NOOUKAR AND GAVE HIM SATGATI :
Shri Tatya Saheb Noolkar when he was Sub-Judge at Pandharpur, he had pain in his eye and gone to his brother who is a doctor at Jalgaom for treatment. After having known that Gurupournima has to take place within 2 or 3 days he started immediately without any treatment to his eye and came to Shirdi. He lay down in his lodging with pain in his eyes, When he came to Baba for darshan Baba told Shama in His own Characteristic way "Shama, My eyes are giving trouble and that I am suffering much from pain". From that time when Baba uttered these words, the pain in the eyes of Shri Noolkar disappeared. From then on Shri Noolkar remained in Shirdi, till his death. During the time of his death Baba gave Udi and Thirtham to drink and gave Sadgati to him thereby.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely ! Stupendous Delectations and Deliverance be there !!
....Read more click next...