Sai leela under Neem tree of Shirdi

Jai Sai Ram,
Today I wanna share with u a beautiful experience…It happened in mid Feb, 2008 when I was going to Shirdi with my father. One co-passenger told my Father that anyone who goes to Shirdi for the first time with true devotion, surely gets Sai’s darshan in some form.

I became very upset on hearing this because I had been to Shirdi earlier and did not get any such darshan.

I felt as if Sai had not accepted my bhakti.

I was almost in tears. When we reached Shirdi, we went for darshan.

Ganesh Temple, Shirdi
Ganesh Temple, Shirdi

There are 3 small adjoining temples in Shirdi Sansthan (of Lord Ganesha, Hanuman  God, if I m not wrong). You enter from one temple and exit from the third one. I felt that I can have darshan of these Gods anywhere in India, But Shirdi is only one and I should spend more time in Dwarkamai or Samadhi Temple

Moreover, all Gods are  Sai only. So I decided to bow head without going into the temples. Obviously I was wrong as I had unknowingly shown disregard for my own beloved Sai.

saibaba darshan in shirdi
Saibaba’s darshan in my home!

When I committed this error, Sai decided to correct me.

When I was asking my Father to move, I saw a man moving hurriedly inside the temple. Believe me, he looked similar to Shirdi Sai Baba.

100%. Same attir,.same white clothes, same kafni and safa – A divine beauty on face. I don’t know what force drove me to follow him while calling out “baba..Baba” but the man did not stop.He entered the 1st temple. I followed him and went inside the temple, bowed my head. By that time, the man was inside the 2nd temple, I followed him there and bowed my head but by then the man was already in the 3rd temple.I went there and offered pranam.

Please note that I could catch the man only at the exit of the 3rd temple. Only after I had darshan of all the 3 temples, Then, I again called out “baba”…this time he stopped and turned a little.

I bowed down at his feet. His feet were so clean. So divine and he did not speak anything but kept his hand on my head and blessed me.

Before I could understand anything, he vanished in the crowd in no time. What is more surprising is the fact that my father was also following me but did not see any such man. This incident took place around 11 AM..

It all did not end here..At around 8PM, I insisted to do darshan of the sacred Neem tree once again but my Father was too tired and ill to do. So he was not ready but I saw few benches and asked my father to sit there for 2 minutes.He agreed and I rushed towards the holy Neem tree. After darshan, I headed towards my father.

There is a single storey building (diagonal to the Neem tree). I saw the same man sitting there in the same white clothes and posture which Sai adopts in many photos. I had 20Rs in my pocket.

I went near him, bowed down at is feet and offered those 20 Rs by saying “Baba..dakshina. He again did not speak anything.He accepted my dakshina and blessed me.Please note that both the times my father could not see him…

After I came home, I narrated this incident to all and everyone said that he was none other than my own Sai. I clearly saw Sai in him and that’s why followed him so madly and also offered dakshina but still I was in two minds.

I thought why Sai would give darshan to an ordinary girl like me? So when I visited Shirdi the next time in Feb 2009, I prayed to Sai this way “Baba, if you only gave me darshan, please give me some signal or indication at the same place near the holy Neem tree

Gurusthan in Shirdi

Gurusthan in Shirdi, Old Photograph
Gurusthan in Shirdi
Gurusthan - Sacred Neem Tree of Sai Baba
Gurusthan – Sacred Neem Tree under which Sai was found when he first came to Shirdi

When I went to that building near the holy Neem tree, I saw Nanasaheb Nimonkar grandson sitting on the very same place where Sai sat earlier. I had seen him on Aaj Tak and had also met him on my early visit in Dwarkamai.

You must be knowing this but still I would like to mention that when Nanasaheb Nimonkar’s grandson was an infant, he fell seriously ill and was taken to Baba for treatment.

Baba had held that fortunate infant in his holy arms. The infant is today an old man in his 90s and one of the very few who have enjoyed Sai’s company and is still alive. I was in tears. Tears of joy.

People can interpret this experience in their own ways but after Sai gave me this indication, I have begun trusting that my Sai only gave me darshan there.

Making mistakes is a common trait of human beings but I m very fortunate that Sai himself came to correct me and show me the right path.

– Romalisa

15 thoughts on “Sai leela under Neem tree of Shirdi”

  1. i totally agre with u that sai is in between us and always with us correcting us whenever we do something wrong. thanks a lot for sharing ur experience with all of us. om sai ram

  2. omsairam

    sometimes we think y baba is silent …bt sometimes we too like silent wn we met he knows everything….

    omsainathaya namaha

    my sweet sai sleep now i wake up u mrng:):)

  3. my sweet tears is in baba’s feet:)
    baba accept ur childs love and show the real path to moksha on ur feet..

    om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram
    om sai ram om sai ram
    om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram om sai am om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram

  4. I am newly joined you people today but not new to Star Sai. I am so attached to Star Sai because, the same affection and devotion which brother Venkat have towards lighting of lamps. I have so many things to say about sai but I would like to clear my doubts and I have very big issue regarding Baba’s temple and for this our Baba is not giving any clue and I am alone could not do anything (as I feel). In this regard, after gone through so many writings of Mr.Venkat, I would like to share my problems with him.

    Dear Mr.Venkat, if you have no objection shall I share all and seek your advise in this matter? Kindly let me know as I gave my email address.

    Thanks in advance. Om Sai Ram.

  5. Aum Sai Ram,
    Will our son ,who is the a boon of Sai Baba to us, realizes the love and effection what we have towards him ? and feel sorry for the pain he has given to us? Tears roll everyday. Unable to bear the pain what he has given.
    Sai Devotees! Please pray for us to shower BABA’s Blessings to get over the pain.I sincerely pray BABA not to give that pain to any parents.
    SaiRam.

  6. Om Sai Ram Venkat…
    Good Morning
    Hi Would like to seek some answer for my doubt…
    although Im trying to convince myself…but in reality I couldn’t see…
    Well the doubt is….maybe wrong to ask…but Baba apologize me…
    Is Our beloved Shirdi baba’s next incarnation is Sathya Baba?
    So far I read books …articles….(maybe not enough)…
    i could find any statement that saying Shirdi Baba will incarnate again as Sathya Baba..
    But most of the time at Sathya Baba followers said Sathya Sai is the next Shirdi Baba and next will be Prema Sai….
    The Way of Shirdi Baba lived and Sathya Baba Lives is totally different…..though the Main intention is the same..which is GOD
    I loved the way Shirdi Baba Lived and teaching Us…
    Please clear my doubt. or any article that I can read abt this…please advise.

    Thanks and regards,
    Lillesh Kumar
    Malaysia

  7. I have tears in my eyes after reading this, sai u r solucky to see baba, i also love him soooo much, May sai bless every one in this EARTH.

    OM SAI NATH

  8. Om sai ram baba is so alive that we can feel him every movement n 1 thing is he will never let us do wrong thing or get into wrong companey… evn iv also experienced many many baba miracles..

    Sai Ram…

  9. wow u are so blessed to see sridhi sai baba…am praying to one day I will sure go to sridhi…
    OM SRI SAI NATHAYA NAMAHA, OM SRI SAI NATHAYA NAMAHA, OM SRI SAI NATHAYA NAMAHA

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