Dear Sai Brothers and Sisters
Thanks to BABA for giving us the fortune of knowing him though late, We are basically from Tamilnadu, though Mylapore, Shenoy Nagar BABA temple were there long, long ago we hardly new BABA during our childhood, it was way back in 1996 when we lived in Singapore, we had been to outskirts of Mumbai for a Vacation during summer (APR) to my cousin’s place.
My Cousin is a doctor by profession works and stays in the Navy Base at the outskirts of Mumbai (Raigad District) then she has a son of around 3 yrs born to her after 11years of marriage.
We (me and my husband) were on our way to visit another friend of my cousin just for time pass drove a two wheeler (Kinetic Honda) since we were new to the place we just wanted to ensure that we are in the right direction stopped at a tea shop and were enquiring the address. Our Nephew (the 3yr old boy was standing in the front) The outskirts of Mumbai being typical Village, Marathi speaking Hindi is little difficult to understand for people from South India.
My husband left the vehicle in the “engine on” condition in my hands with the cousin’s son standing in front. I was holding the vehicle and thought that I will put it the side stand. The applying of side stand and my cousin’s son applying accelerator was simultaneous. He was just standing in the front and suddenly he held the accelerator and the side stand as a centre point the vehicle started circling the boy in panicky is still giving pressure to the accelerator and not taking off his hand thinking that he will fall if his hands are removed. My mind became blank, it looks as if I am not holding the two wheeler any more, My husband is on the other side of the road at the tea shop enquiring address. I took so much time to type/ to read but all this happened at the wink of an eye.
It was typically a village more or less a fishermen area, there was an auto stand too by the teashop. With the commotion and sound of the vehicle and people seeing a child they ran and caught the vehicle, it has gone around circling at least 2/3 times I presume and helped the boy to come of the turmoil and I just held him and hugged him and looked in his arms and legs
TO OUR SURPRISE NOT EVEN A SINGLE SCRATCH, WOUND, AND MOREOVER THE BOY WAS LOOKING WAS VERY HAPPY THEN EVER (No FEAR IN HIS FACE) AS IF WE HE WENT ON A CIRCUS GROUND NOT KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.
I was literally in tears on one side my husband scolding at the top of the voice he could shout that I was not cautious about the whole thing b’coz he was worried if something would have happened what to answer to his parents (that too a single boy for after 11 years of marriage)
In this midst of screams one middle aged lady held my hand and said in a soft voice in a Marathi / Hindi language “You know who saved your son, see he is only OUR SAIBABA, OUR SAVIOUR, NOW YOUR SAVIOUR TOO SAB KA MALLIK EK. Where she showed was a SMALL temple of SAI BABA and that day was a THRUSDAY with full crowd decorating PALLAKI besides the TEA SHOP where my husband was enquiring the address.
It was a lovely white marble statue, the first ever we saw OUR HOLY FATHER, all three of us went and thanked him. Boy was as usual and we after stepping the temple calmed down, felt at ease, before that we were looking tensed about the incident. After worshipping we thanked those fishermen folks there and drove home straight and narrated the incident to my cousin. WHY FEAR WHEN BABA IS THERE was the simple answer she gave. Though ultimately we realized BABA idol in her pooja room, we had never asked since we had just arrived two days ago and she was busy working at hospital and clinic as cannot take leave.
As she was living there for about 3 years then She knew BABA and narrated his leelas that night before we went to bed. So immediately we decided to pack our bags and visit SHIRDI. My cousin also wanted to come so we planned that weekend. But she couldn’t make it. We hired a TATA SUMO (Me, My husband and my mom) and went to NASIK stayed and the next day we stepped into DWARAKAMAYEE “IT WAS RAMNAVAMI DAY’” with gala celebrations around SHIRDI
Then we didn’t know its importance today when we knew more about OUR HOLY FATHER we were happy to know that unknowingly we were called to SHIRDI by SAIBABA for the first time on the RAMNAVAMI day.
Yes we are very thankful for BABA and he is MAA, PAA, TEACHER, GUIDE, FRIEND, GOD all role he plays for us now, Many guidance’s, incidences, words can’t describe.
May BABA be with us and bless all of us always.
JAI SAI RAM