Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group V | Ms. Geetanjali Rathore

Ms. Geetanjali Rathore, III B.A,
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Anantapur Campus.

Ms. Geetanjali Rathore, a student of the third year B.A. of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus narrates a few of her experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in her own words.

'I remember the great crisis that our family underwent some years back. My elder sister, a 19-year-old girl at that time, was suddenly paralysed below her knees. My father was at Prasanthi Nilayam, doing seva, unaware of the developments at home. My mother had to confront the situation alone. We were shattered to see our sister in such a pathetic condition. My father was informed. But he was determined to finish his duty and then return home. People around constantly reproached my father for leaving his daughter in such a deplorable state, to do Bhagavan's work. My mother was exasperated. So, when my father called up home, she insisted on his return, explaining to him the situation. But, my sister snatched the receiver from her and assured him that she had complete faith in Swami, and that my father need not panic and rush back.

Days passed. One day, during the evening harati at Puttaparthi, my father felt a sudden wave of happiness in him which he couldn't comprehend. With a strange sense of lightness in his heart, he called up home to enquire after my sister's health. When the phone rang, my sister most casually rose from her bed and walked to the phone. It took some time for all of us to resister the incredible miracle. We rushed to the hospital. The doctor was dumbstruck to see such a miracle before his eyes. Puzzled, he peppered my mother with questions. But nobody had any explanation for what had happened. It is many years now, and my sister leads a perfectly normal life.

After many years of marriage, my sister still longed to hold her 'bundle of joy'. My mother performed various rituals for her, and when I joined the Institute, I started chanting the Sai Gayathri and reading Tapovanam devoutly for her welfare. On November 13, 2003, Swami appeared in my dream and said 'your sister sits in the dark room where the TV is kept, and cries. Tell her not to do so.' He then created vibhuti and gave it to me. Exactly one year later, my niece was born!

Prayers worked yet again when my friend suddenly developed a strange gynaecological problem and became terribly ill. I once again resorted to Sai Gayathri and Tapovanam. With my previous experience, I was sure that she would be all right and told her so. Before she left for an operation, she wrote a letter to Swami and requested a teacher to somehow pass it to Him. The teacher explained that under the existing conditions the chances were bleak, but she'd surely try. Strangely enough, in the darshan line, when Swami's car came near the teacher, Swami extended His hand and asked for the letter. While accepting the letter, He muttered 'all right.' Exactly on that day, my friend, back at home, got operated, and she is now perfectly all right.'

-- Ms. Geetanjali Rathore

(As extracted from the souvenir Ananta Prematarangini published by the Anantapur Campus of the SSSIHL on the occasion of the 80th Birthday of Bhagavan)