A woman from Australia and her
is an interesting tale which one of the devotees send to me from
Mumbai. This was a story narrated to this devotee when he visited
Parthi for Paduga Pooja. Some devotees from south India started
Paduga Pooja, where a lot of devotees get silver forms of foot
prints(called Padugas) and keep this in Parthi for Bhagwan for
blessings. After swami blesses these Padugas they take back the
same to respective places. This started in 1995 by a person called
Subramanyam Chettior. After his father passed away in the early
part of this year Sri Srinivasan Chettior has taken the
responsibility of this program.
Bhagawan in His 1996 Padhuga Mahotsav had given a divine
Proclamation that wherever Sai Padhugas are worshipped, Swami
Himself would be there, in their homes. The Sai Padhuga Family
members feel the divine presence of Bhagavan Baba in their Pooja
room blessing them!
Sri Srinivasan Chettior narrated a miraculous incident happened
Signifying the glory of Padhuga, which he claimed to have told
Bhagavan Baba personally.
One lady from Austria was pregnant. But she was feeling uneasiness
in her abdomen and consulted her doctors. On examination the
doctors told her that she was bearing two children but the
children were disproportionately grown and they were not equal in
size, One child was very big and the other child very small! In
the circumstances, normal delivery was impossible.
The only remedy available was to take away the two children,
terminating the pregnancy as otherwise the lives of children and
as well as the lady were at stake. All the expert doctors gave the
same opinion. But the lady wanted to have her children alive in
good shape and the doctors reiterated that it was absolutely
impossible. She developed an urge in her to rush to Puttaparthy to
touch the Lotus Feet of Bhagavan Baba and place her Prayer.
But her health did not permit her to do so. Now she remembered
that one of her friends was having Sri Sai Padhuga in her home
given by Sri Chettiar. She requested her friend and brought the
Sai Padhugas to her home. She did some thing strange. She tied
both the divine Sai Padhugas on her Abdomen and constantly Prayed
Bhagavan to give her children intact, healthy and equal in size.
Her prayers continued for 20 days. Her prayers were deep from her
heart and sincere. After some time, she had a comfortable feeling
in her abdomen; her breath was uniform and comfortable. She
immediately Consulted her doctors. The doctors were taken aback
with unbound surprise (with a trace of confusion also ) and
informed her that the children are now safe, equal in size and in
good shape. Ultimately the delivery of the twin kids was safe and
normal delivery was possible. Both the children are now healthy,
cheerful and proportionate in size. He further announced the lady
showed her twin children to his beloved father when she had
visited Prasanthi Nilayam during the last year Sri Sai Padhuga
Pooja! His father very glad and informed the lady that her deep
devotion and sincere faith in Sai Padhugas had saved the lives of
the mother and children.
The devotee's father
explained this to my friend in Parthi and he sent a mail to me.