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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group V | Mrs. K Bhama

Mrs. K Bhama,
8-24 (1st Floor), Vijayanagari Cooperative Housing Society,
Ghoad Bandar Road,
Thane (West), Mumbai - 400 601.

Tel: 022-2597 1342

Mrs. K. Bhama (43), a housewife, relates a few of her experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in her own words.

'My father Mr. Harihara Sastry was a renowned Vedic scholar in Chennai. I became disabled due to polio in my childhood. My father passed away in 1993. My elder sister and my younger sister were married but no one came forward to marry me because of my physical disability. After the demise of my father, there was no one who would care even to be on the look out for alliances for me.

In 1983, I learnt about Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba from one of the Vedic students of my father. Ever since, I have been His devotee. I used to write a letter to Swami every week without fail. 'There is no one for me in the world except You' I used to write, 'You have to find a bridegroom for me'.

In 1997, one gentleman came to our house. 'I received a letter stating that there is a bride at this address' he told us, 'I am on the look out for an alliance for my son'. 'Who wrote that letter?' 'There was no name or address of the sender on the envelope'.

He saw me. 'Would you care to tally her horoscope?' some one asked him. 'No' he replied, 'if both the boy and the girl agree, it is enough.' The bridegroom also came and saw me. We both agreed. He knew about my disability, but did not care. 'We want a girl with a good heart and good upbringing. You are from a reputed family of a Vedic scholar. It is enough'. Usually, there will be many questions asked on either side on such occasion. No question was asked. The alliance was settled.

How to organise the wedding? I began to pray to the Lord. One gentleman came to us. 'I know your father' he said, 'I am a caterer. I will do the catering. You need not pay me anything. I want to do this as I am indebted to your father'.

I used to work as a teacher in a private school. The person-in-charge of that school got invitations printed free of charge. We got the marriage hall free. They usually charge Rs. 15,000 per day. The management were devotees of Bhagavan. When they heard about my predicament, they gave the hall free. Because my father was a Vedic scholar, the person who printed the card added 'Veda Sadassu' in the programme. Perhaps, he thought that Veda Sadassu meant Vedic blessing.

On the marriage day, 300 Vedic scholars turned up. Even if we gave Rs. 10 each, we needed Rs. 3000. And, you can't give Rs. 10 to a Vedic scholar as it would be insultingly low. What to do? Suddenly a person in white dress came in an imported car and said 'I know your father; I am glad a Veda Sadassu has been arranged today. Let me pay the honoraria to the scholars'. He spent considerable amount and honoured the scholars suitably. Thus Swami arranged everything for my marriage.

My husband had bought some years back some shares worth Rs. 15,000. At the time of our marriage, he disposed of them to some one. When the purchaser sought transfer, the Company rejected as the signatures did not tally, and called my husband to testify. Though he went and explained, they did not agree and refused to effect the transfer. On hearing about it, I wrote a letter to Swami. Owing to Swami's grace, there has been no complaint from anybody till now. Obviously the Company must have later accepted the transfer sought by my husband.'

-- Mrs. K. Bhama

(As narrated to Mr. B. Parvatala Rao at Prasanthi Nilayam on 05.01.2006)