On the 100th anniversary of Shirdi’s Sai Baba we are telling you about the miracles and his works for the upliftment of mankind.
Shirdi Sai Baba holds a unique and a very high position in the tradition of spiritual leaders and saints in India. He is often considered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva and is worshipped by his millions of devotees around the world. To support this belief of the people, there are innumerable theories and miracles around Sai Baba’s life which proves his holiness and divinity.
Sai Baba used to stay in a very small village, Shirdi in Maharashtra, and lived a very simple life. Although the villagers were aware of his divine spiritual powers, what attracted them more was his simplicity, compassion, and love towards anyone who visited him. There was always an ambiguity regarding his religion. He was always accorded by both Muslims and Hindus and he loved them and helped the same way.
Sai Baba left his mortal coil on October 15, 1918, at Shirdi which later became a pilgrimage spot for thousands of people around the globe. Next year, for the 100th anniversary of Sai Samadhi, a year-long festival has been organized by the Saibaba Sansthan trust from October 2017 to October 2018.
Let’s take a look at the 7 miracles of Sai Baba.
1 ) When he saved a kid from drowning
Sai Baba was once saved a three-year-old girl from drowning in when she accidentally fell into the well. According to people, Sai Baba balanced the kid in the air before she could fall and drown into the water. Villagers hailed him with praises and called the life savior.
Sai Baba used to go around in the evening seeking small donations from the grocery shops for some oil. He used those oils to light the lamps in the temple and the mosques. One day when all the grocers openly refused to give him oil any further, he poured water into the lamps and lighted it. Miraculously, the lamps continued burning for long. Later on, the grocers pleaded forgiveness responding to which Baba warned them not to lie.
3 ) Forewarning the villagers of blazing fields.
One summer, when the harvesting was all done and the grains were piled up in the field, Baba sent one of his devotee telling him that the field is on fire. The person ran to the field and found nothing. But when returned back to Sai Baba, he told him go and watch again and thus the devotee indeed found a corn sheaf smoking with fire while the string winds fanned it. This was sufficient to light up the entire food grains if only Sai Baba had not warned the people about the disaster.
4 ) Ceasing the Rain
There is an interesting fact about Sai Baba that he always loved his devotees and helped them whenever needed. Once, Rao Bahadur (a devotee) visited Sai Baba along with his wife. As they were about to leave, it started raining heavily. Seeing their trouble, Sai Baba prayed to the god and asked them to stops the rain so that the couple can reach their home safely. The rain and the thunderstorms stopped at once and the Pradhan was able to go back.
5 ) Solving the water problem in Shirdi
When Sai Baba came to Shirdi, there was a huge scarcity of water that the villagers had to face. People had to walk miles to get water every day. There was only one well in the village which was almost dry. Sai Baba told the people that Shirdi has a lot of water after which people rushed to the well and worshipped it with flowers and Prasad. Soon, the water level in the well rose and the entire village had enough water. Sai Baba was considered as a god by those villagers.
6 ) Flowing water from his toes
Sai Baba time and again performed such miracles which consolidated the faith of people in him. In one such miracle, he proved his divinity by showing the characteristics attributed to Lord Vishnu. One of the Devotees of Sai Baba, Das Ganu once wanted to take a holy dip in river Godavari for which he wanted permission from Sai Baba. Sai Baba asked him to fetch a container and then put his feet in there. The water from river Godavari started flowing from his toes. Das Ganu’s joy knew no bounds as he received the holy water and distributed it amongst the people.
7 ) Preventing the ceiling to fall upon his devotees
In yet another story about Sai Baba, it is mentioned that once when he was partaking his meal along with his devotees in the masjid, Sai Baba suddenly exclaimed “STOP”. There was no reason as such and the devotees too looked in bewilderment. They all continued to carry on with their meal after that as if nothing just happened. It was only after the meal was over and the dishes were all cleared and all of them went out of the masjid, a huge piece of ceiling fell on the very spot where they were seated a few minutes an ago. Sai Baba’s power stopped the ceiling to fall upon his devotees. Astonishingly, his powers were also extended to the inanimate objects.
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