Wednesday, August 1, 2007

An Amazing incident


One peculiarity of Sai Baba of Shirdi, was warding of troubles many a times grave problems of his beloved devotees while in Masjid (Dwarkamai). These are all recorded as miracles and why not.

One incident that comes to my mind is once Sai Baba suddenly got up and began to move in the Masjid waving his arm and shouting, i will not let this happen to Nana. I will not let death take him away. The devotees sitting in Masjid who were by now quiet familiar with the spiritual and miraculous powers of Sai Baba, whose intense love for his devotees, ever eager for the safety and welfare of his devotees. The devotees knew that Nanasaheb Chandorkar a beloved devotee of Sai Baba was in some kind of danger and Sai Baba was eager to save him. At the same time Nana Chandorkar was travelling in a tonga (horse carriage used as the primary mode of transport then) and the tonga had met an accident, which could have a fatal results for Nanasaheb. Nanasaheb at the moment of accident remembered Sai Baba and prayed him deeply for the protection and was saved with minor injuries. It was after few days that Nanasaheb visited Shirdi and was told about Sai Baba's reactions, which he recognized that Sai Baba was waving his hands and shouting exactly at the same time the accident had occurred.

Another similar incident is about saving a child from falling in the fire and burning his own hand, the incident described in the earlier post Sai Baba of Suffering.

This is one of the similar incident that happened, during the World War I. One Capt. Jahanghir F. Daruwala was at the sea with a fleet of passenger Ship. All but the three ships were hit by the enemy and were sinking fast. The captain realized that the remaining three Ship would meet the same fate soon, and was eager to ferry those Ship to safety.

Being the devotee of
Sai Baba and his faith and devotion strong in Sai Baba, he took out the picture of Sai Baba which he always kept in his pocket and prayed to Sai Baba with the intensity and urgency right from his heart. He wanted nothing but the safety of the remaining Ships.

At the same moment
Sai Baba was sitting with few devotees in Masjid Mai (Dwarkamai). He shouted, " Haq, Haq.". The devotees sitting there were astonished to see Sai Baba getting drenched with water. Water began to flow from his drenched clothes filling the floor of Masjid Mai. Devotees had to draw buckets after buckets of water from the Masjid Mai for one hour, in an effort to get the floor of Masjid Mai dry as before. Sai Baba was given dry clothes to wear.

Sai Baba kept silent for what had happened and none of the present devotees had the courage to ask about it to Sai Baba. One of the devotees took the water as Tirth (Holy water) and found it to be brackish in taste.

At the same time Captain
Daruwala saw Sai Baba in person, pull and tow his ships to safety.

On the third day after this incident
Sai Baba received a telegram from Captain Daruwala, thanking him for the rescue of the Ships. Soon as he arrived in India, he went to Shirdi and fell at Sai Baba's feet thanking Sai Baba for rescuing the ships and thus saving his and the passenger's lives.

Capt. Daruwala was an ardent devotee and he took a great deal of interest in Baba’s affairs. He donated Rs.2,200/- in two installments for the repair of the Sabha Mandap. As a small ‘thank you gesture’.




14 comments:

ShastriX said...

Thanks, Alpesh.

What is even more amazing to me was that i was reading the very same incidents earlier this afternoon in the The life and teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi!

Anonymous said...

The more I read Baba's leelas, the stronger my faith becomes. Only complete surrender at his feet wil redeem me. OM SAI RAM.

Anonymous said...

Jai Sairam

How sweet are Baba's Leelas! I have been reading these Leelas hundres of times in Sai Sat Charithra and other books of Baba. But every time when I read, these leelas look new and afresh. One should be grateful to Baba to enable him to chant His name and call himself a proud devotee of Him.

Jai Sairam
Ananth.

rajesh khanna said...

jai sai nath
this is my experiance of 31 st july 07.i was desperatly waiting for my passport,has the job had secured had given me a deadline of 31st july or to cancell it.i prayed to saI baba & to my belive i got the passport on the morning of 31st of july or else i would have lost the job & all the money i spend for my passport.YOU R great sai baba.

JAI SAI NATH

Anonymous said...

"Even though you live in Shirdi, You're present everywhere..."

Thank You for this wonderful post!

Om Sai Ram.

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Anonymous said...

hi this is santosh. ive lost my passport and tickets after reaching aiport..dunno how it happend but it just happened..i was so upset and none of my freinds or family members would beleive that how could i loose them after reaching aiport. i didnt know what to do i didnt even go home and i just went to shiridi and had baba;s darshan..some how i was in a very depressed state lost hope in god too and was drinking beer in outskirts of shiridi and was talking to baba in my heart why is tht ur not helping me//.. i was in the car on the way back to hotel in a depressed state i received a call from one of my friend who happens to be a travel agent and he said he found my passport adn tickets its with him.. i couldnt beleive it .. and i didnt share it with anyone in my near family has no one could beleive i thought they would make fun of me. but after visiting this website i really felt i need to share this incident.. Jai sai baba... ur there and ive witnessed it...thanks baba. om sai ram.

Alpesh said...

Yes Santhosh,

The grace and love of Sadguru Sai Baba makes impossible happen.

Geven46 said...

Hello Alpeshbhai,

the miracle of saving the 3 ships, preventing them from sinking, and Dwarkamai filled by water from Baba's clothes, which devotees spent hours clearing!!!!
the damn world is becoming atheists, truly the world will end because of this.

Alpesh said...

Om Sai Ram Geve Narielwalla.

World has ever been with people under different levels of influences. This is a part of evolution and involution, i guess.

We are attracted towards the spirituality, we should continue with it and seek for the divine grace and love.

Anonymous said...

Sai baba is a real saint i have experienced many good things from baba.
Baba keep your blessing on every one

Om Sai Ram

Anonymous said...

Because of baba's blessing i got my own house with out have enough money in hand
baba i really dont have any words

Anonymous said...

Baba is always with us santhosh
Nilesh

Satish said...

Beautiful, not even a whole word is enough to pride Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, I Love You Baba always, Please bless on those who is seeking love and affectionate from you always,

Thanks,
Satish Shastry

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