Sai Baba materialise jewels
belonging to the time of Rama
interview with Prof. Anil Kumar
[...] AK: At
times, Swami takes the boys out on a picnic, where He almost plays
with the boys. Sometimes, He even sings with the boys. All sorts of
funny things happen.
Does it all remind you of Krishna and His cowherd boys, the Gopalas?
I think it is all action replay, like a tape being replayed.
Except for the age difference between the physical body of the Lord
and those who are with Him this time?
be, but Bhagavan crosses all time barriers when He materialises
certain things. I know Sir, one year He materialised the ring worn by
Lord Rama that was presented to Him by His father Dasaratha.
Oops! The ring that Dasaratha gave?!!
That is right. It was a diamond ring, and Swami was smiling as He
looked around while materialising another ring – this time it was a
sapphire ring that was presented to Lord Rama by His father-in-law,
am told these rings are very big?
Very big indeed. I said, “Swami, it is almost the size of my wrist.
How come this ring is so big?” Swami replied, “Lord Rama was an
Aajanubhau, meaning one of very tall stature.
GV: Eight feet or so?
Swami then materialised the Mangalsutra or sacred wedding medallion,
complete with the sacred thread that holds the medallion. This was
worn by Mother Sita at the time of the wedding. I have also seen Swami
materialising the chain worn by Ravana.
complete with 365 Shiva Lingas and a pendant at the bottom made up of
three large Shiva Lingas, one yellow, one green and one blue. All the
365 were made of gold while the three in the pendant at the centre
were made of crystal. This was the chain that Ravana wore.
What happens to these jewels afterwards?
They go back to SAI STORES (laughter). Swami also materialised a
golden replica of the deer that captivated Sita, later landing her in
you allowed to touch these objects?
sir. On one occasion, Swami said, “Tomorrow is the wedding function of
Balarama [brother of Krishna] and Revathi. All of you are invited for
lunch!” Sure enough, on the following day, there was a fabulous lunch
and in the afternoon Swami spoke about the marriage of Balarama with
Revathi. And at the end He materialised a magnificent diamond-studded
necklace with three or four rows of diamonds.
My GOD! How big was the necklace?
About 15 cms. At the centre of the arch-like necklace there was a Swan
suspended by a gold chain. The Swan was clear and you could look
through its eyes, beak, stomach, and so on. Every body started looking
at it. Swami came to me and said, “Look, look deep”. I did so and
there in the middle of the stomach of that bird I could see Bhagavan
Baba in a reclining posture, the classic reclining posture of Lord
Narayana, reclining on His Thousand-hooded snake, Adisesha. That is
what I saw. It was absolutely fantastic. Swami also materialised the
CHOODAMANI or the ornament that Sita used
to wear on her head. This was the CHOODAMANI
that Hanuman brought back as proof of having met Sita, when he
reported back to the Lord Rama.
GV: How do the boys feel on such occasions? They must
be transported to a different world.
That is right, into a totally different world. They had come so close
that they even took the liberty of almost pestering, saying, “Swami,
let us see, let us see!” Swami gave ample opportunities for all to see
these manifested objects at close quarters. He would keep them on the
table so that everybody could later see at some leisure. Photographs
would be taken and some of them are here in our MUSEUM also. [...]
Radio Sai E-Magazine, February 15, 2004.