A visit to Sri Rangapatnam, by
Miracles at Sri Ranga Patna orphanage in Mysore, India
The reformative miracle, by Sri B. Halagappa
Louix Dor Dempriey (Bhagavan Sri Pranananda) at Sri Ranga Patna
Transformation by Sai - By B. Halagappa, 'Sri Rangapatnam
forming on a photograph of Sai Baba
Halagappa's nectar ring
By Indra Devi
Dakshinamurti was attending a Conference of the International
Atomic Agency in Ankara. He was unexpectedly asked to preside. Not
being prepared for this, he prayed to Bhagavan for help. As he
took the chair he saw before him Baba's raised palm with some
important points for this speech written on it.
Another visitor brought to my room by my 'Big brother' Mr. Kasturi,
was a man in whose house Baba's photo was producing vibhuti.
Formerly a thief, Halagappa had reformed when Swami spotted him in
a crowd and told him to give up his 'profession' and take a job
which would be provided for him. He was now working as a mechanic
in a sugar factory. When Halagappa come to my room bringing with
him a large coffee can full of vibhuti, he gave a heaped spoonful
to every one of the ten people sitting in my room. Closing the
can, he turned it upside down several times, murmuring something.
When he lifted the lid again, we looked at each other in amazement,
for the can was full to the top! The next day I wrote down an
account of what had happened and asked all those who had seen it
with me, to sign in verification. I felt sure, that otherwise, no
one at home would believe this had actually happened. In the
evening Halagappa returned with yet another can - this time with
sweet vibhuti in it. He told us that he used to gather the ashes
from Baba's picture in his house and mix it with sugar before
offering it to people when they flocked to his humble dwelling.
One day his wife remarked that they couldn't afford the sugar so
they decided to do without it. The next morning when, as usual,
they took a pinch of vibhuti from the photo they were surprised to
find that it was sweet. Again he gave a liberal portion to each
one of us and again the container mysteriously replenished itself.
We were very grateful to him for sharing his experience and gift
with us and wishing to thank him we pulled out some money and
heaped it in front of him.
'No, no, no,' he shook his head when we offered it to him, tears
rolling down his cheeks. Feeling very uncomfortable about our
well-meant offer, we quickly took back the money. The same day
Halagappa bought a cheap, plastic ring in the bazar with Baba's
image on it. After wearing it for a while he felt that his hand
had become wet and sticky. He was thunderstruck upon finding that
it was amrita, the nectar which Bhagavan gives to His devotees on
some festival days. He was shaken by this act of Baba's grace,
bestowed on him probably because he had withstood the temptation of
money by not accepting ours. He placed the ring in an empty jar
and the nectar began to increase in volume. A few days later he
gave us all small bottles full of it to take home.
Indra Devi - Canada
America's foremost yoga authority - taught Sai Yoga under guidance
of Sri Sasthya Sai Baba. A close associate of Baba; personally
witnessed many wonderful miracles of Bhagawan.