A visit to Sri
Rangapatnam, by Neeta Roy
Halagappa's nectar ring, by
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
Miracles at Sri Ranga Patna
orphanage in Mysore, India
The Sri Ranga Patna
orphanage, founded in 1984, is located on the Mysore - Bangalore
road, some 15 km. north of the city of
Mysore, India. The orphanage can be reached in six hours by taxi
from Prashanti Nilayam, Sai Baba's main ashram. A man named Halagappa has devoted his life to
selflessly serving the fifty orphaned children that reside in the
humble residence. Supported only by donations and a dedicated
staff, this orphanage clothes, feeds, teaches, and cares for these
children. A small temple or
shrine is part of the orphange. Many of the photographs of Sai
Baba materialize vibhuti in this temple. The temple house some
amulets available for all to see, which hold and experience the
continuous flow of Amritha (sacred nectar). Amritha is being
continuously manifested from those amulets which carry pictures of
Sathya Sai Baba and Shirdi Sai Baba, and which were blessed by
Sathya Sai Baba more than 30 years ago (immediately after which
they began manifesting Amritha).
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In an orphanage in South India, there
is an ongoing miracle pertaining to two thumb-nail sized slivers
of porcelain, one bearing the likeness of Sathya Sai Baba, the
second depicting Shirdi Sai Baba.
Given to the manager of the orphanage by Sai Baba over twenty
years ago, they have been miraculously oozing amrit (a
honey-like jasmine nectar) ever since. I decided to visit the place, and see
the famous miracle for myself. The manager of the orphanage
scooped one of the amulets out of a dish with a spoon, and put
it in the palm of my right hand. It was nothing but a thin
piece of porcelain with Baba?s face painted on it - there was no
place for any mechanism to hide. I watched like a hawk as a few
drops of amrit trickled from the amulet into my palm -
but this meant nothing, it had just been sitting in a dish of
amrit. Yet amrit continued trickling from it until
my palm was full, and with the spoon, the manager scooped the
amrit from that hand and poured it into my left palm. As
amrit continued to trickle from the amulet over a period of
several minutes, he repeated this procedure four times, until
finally my left hand was overflowing with amrit - and the amrit was still trickling into my right palm! Even the most adamant skeptic,
witnessing what I saw that day, would have to admit it was a
miracle. (I tasted the nectar:
it?s definitely not of this world!)
In six hours by taxi
from Prashanti Nilayam, Sai Baba's main ashram, one can find a
temple dedicated to Sai Baba which has a number of ongoing miracles.
The small temple or shrine is part of an orphange, called Halighapa's,
near the city of Mysore. Many of the photographs of Sai Baba
materialize vibhuti in this temple. The photograph you see here is
about two feet wide and three feet high, or slightly smaller.
Vibhuti forms all day long on the glass covering Sai Baba's picture.
The caretaker of the temple scrapes off the vibhuti covering Sai
Baba's face. Otherwise, one could see nothing of the photograph at
This is an amazing sight as the vibhuti forms large, fluffy clumps
and then falls off the photograph. Like all vibhuti, whether
materialized out of Sai Baba's hands, formed on photographs, or even
on the walls of houses, one can use it for healing purposes, or to
deepen one's spiritual connection . It is quite amazing to see
vibhuti forming on a glass, as this ash is very fine, and one
couldn't stick it to a photograph or the glass covering it no matter
how hard you tried. Yet it forms in large clumps that may grow to be
a quarter of an inch deep before the weight causes the vibhuti to
tumble to the ground.
All over the world, photographs have been materializing vibhuti for
at least several decades. Such happenings appear to be rare in the
United States, although they do occur. In the Far East, miracles are
a way of life. They are not entirely unexpected. In the West, we
tend toward hysteria in the face of miracles, and a photograph like
this one is usually kept quiet so that the media does not turn this
spiritual event into a circus.
Now, let's revisit the orphanage. There is another miracle that
occurs there. There is a small metal medallion with a photograph of
Sathya Sai Baba on one side and that of Shirdi Sai Baba on the other.
This medallion is about a half inch long (1.1 centimeters) and less
than an eighth of an inch thick.
Many, including Dr. Gersten, have had the following experience. The
caretaker of the temple places the medallion in the palm of your
hand, but not directly in the palm. Often it is placed at the base
of the thumb. After a few seconds, the medallion begins pumping out
amrit, a liquid known as nectar of the Gods. The amrit keeps pouring
out of the medallion, pouring out volumes of liquid many times the
volume of the medallion itself. Because the medallion materializes
amrit all day long, the caretaker puts it in bottles, and then gives
it away to anyone visiting this small shrine.
There is no way to describe amrit. It has a fragrance that is
intoxicating. It tastes sweet, like a combination of honey and the
scent of jasmine or gardenias. But there truly is nothing in the
world to compare it with. Drinking this nectar of the Gods leaves
one feeling profoundly peaceful and uplifted.
- Dennis Gersten
April 29, 2004
Sai Ram Brother
My humble pranams at His lotus feet.
The Mandir you are talking about, is it the one, between B'lore and
Mysore, it is an orphanage - where
Baba's pictures are filled with vibuthi and there is constant amrit
flowing from 2 pendants of Shirdi Baba
and Sathya Sai Baba? If it is, we were there on our way back from
Prashanti, we were there on the 8th
Sept. 2003. It was absolutely beautiful, we were all emotional................
Jai Sai Ram
April 29, 2004
Sai Ram Manju...
The temple you are talking about is surely the orphanage between
Bangalore and Mysore (close to Mysore)...I had the marvellous
opportunity to be there twice.
The place is under the care of a lovely man our Swami has deeply
transformed... by giving him the opportunity of taking care of such
a place, which he does in a beautiful way.
If I remember well, a long time ago, this man used to steal food for
his family because he was extremely poor but he is also a beautiful
heart devoted to the Lord. Swami materialised two little medals,
(one with Shirdi Baba the other one with Sathya Sai Baba) and told
him that he would no longer need to do that. They certainly have
changed his life. He is in charge of the beautiful place dedicated
to the 3 incarnations of our Bhagavan.
The medals produce amrit constantly.... We sat and prayed in the
Temple in front of a beautiful altar.
Pictures of Swami (Shirdi and Sathya) filled with vibhuti which
comes back when the man takes some to give it to the visitors, a
Lingam that has been materiased by Swami.
The two medals were put in our hands, to each one of us,we were five,
and the amrit was pouring from them. We drank the nectar, you will
easily imagine the bliss we were in ! After that, the man (sorry I
do not have his name, I am sure somebody in the group will provide
it) filled the little take away bottles we had brought with us in
order to share it with others and gave us vibbhuti which he took
directly from the pictures where is was materialised.
We meditated amongst the photographs and pictures of our 3 Babas and
we went outside, in the garden between the Temple and the river to
pray near a statue of Shirdi Sai's feet which, incredibly,
constantly diffuses a miraculous perfume of jasmine in the open
We stayed with the children of the orphanage for a while and took a
few pictures, then we left some money that we thought was right
because that is how the man of the Temple takes care of the place
and of the children and we left with joy and bliss in our hearts...and
took the taxi to Puttaparthi.
Love and Blessings to you all
OM Sri Sai Ram
April 29, 2004
With reference to the above mentioned place. I have few details to
The place is known as Algappa's place. and the history (As described
to be by some devotees out there- I do not know the truth of this
story) goes as under :
Early 1900's Algappa Senior was notorious as a Dacoit and it is said
that he used to rob people of their goods.Most of people robbed were
people going to Shirdi. and were his devotees.
It was at this stage that Shirdi Baba appeared in person and asked
algappa to stop this practise of robbing. Algappa, had asked Baba ,
if he were to give up his profession of robbing, who would take care
of his family and feed him. For, which Baba assured him that he
take care of all his needs and wants.
Algappa , accordingly gave up his profession of robbing and started
other means of livelyhood and Shirdi Baba in recognition of his devotion had blessed him with a Physical Darshan in 1960's many
after his Mhasamadhi.
Algappa, had installed "Paduka's" at the point where Baba had given
darshan. Now, whats great is , One could experience a sweet smell as
one would experience , with Swami's Amruth emiting from the Paduka's.
Other point is , Algappa's son Algappa Jr., had started an Orphanage
and Swami had promised his help in maintainace of this good deed.
he had materialised a small icon with his picture and Shirdi Baba's
pictures on both the sides.
Whats wonderful is that "Amrut" has been pouring out of this icon
continiously since the time it was given. U can visit the bhajan
hall , where once could see many swami's photographs covered with
I really felt blessed when I got an oppurtunity to hold the icon in
my hand. Whats even more wonderful is ,Amrut would flow from the
in to the depression in your plam and stop just when it has reached
the brim. When you remove the amrut , it starts flowing all over
Amrut and Vibhuthi are distributed to all the devotees who visit the
place. One can make a Donation , which are accepted for the welfare
of the orphans.
This place is 14 km from Mysore and is on the Bangalore-Mysore Road.
One can identify this place by the Huge portrait of Swami , which is
on the roof or better , just ask any one as you cross Srirangapatnam
towards Mysore and they will direct you.
April 29, 2004
See above photographs:
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Halagappa3 - 551 X 800 - 63 KB
Attached are three
photographs from inside Halagappa's Mandir.
I received them from a good and reliable friend, who witnessed the
of amrit from this pendant - placed on the palm of a cupped hand.
You can see the medallion on one of the photos on the palm of
agentleman's right hand - it is hardly more than 1cm in diameter (the
solution is better in the original photo than in the scanned one -
Another photo shows a huge lingam placed in front of a photo showing
The third one shows Mr Halagappa harvesting vibhuti from a photo
July 9, 2000
I also have seen vibhuti and amrit manifest as I watched. In
Srirangapatna, I had lockets in the palm of my hand produce
unending copious amounts of amrit. One tiny
locket filled a glass below my hand. I have seen the same
thing elsewhere as well, where there is no room for
trickery. Whether some of the manifestations are real or
apports is really irrelevant. The biggest miracles are in
the transformation of His devotees, I am an example, He took
me off alcohol and introduced me to meditation and Vedanta,
I am a huge sceptic. Unfortunately to a legal or critical
eye, none of
the accusations stand up, they are all
hearsay. What about the 'wishfulfilling tree', at Prashanti that
produced all kinds of different fruit. Also to a man who has
produced a living breathing monkey in front of witnesses in the
interview room. Anything is possible.