of Saibaba : Shirdi Village : Late 18th century, India :
" How foolish are people to think
a coconut can give blessings of a child ? " asked Saibaba
to Shama his ardant devotee. A women Mrs.Aurangabadkar did not had
a child for over 27 years. She did all medical and spiritual efforts
to have a child. Those days in india, a married women who doesn't
give birth to a child is considered inauspicious to the family.
Mrs.Aurangabadkar finally came to Shirdi village hearing Saint Saibaba's
fame. She was told if she offers a coconut to this saint and gets
it broken ,takes it back from him as a blessing, she will surely
be blessed with a child.
Being a women, she felt shy to approach Sai and tell her problems
of not having a child openly admist the crowd of devotees standing
in Dwarakamai ( the masjid where saibaba resides ). She requested
Shama, Sai's close devotee to help her get a blessed coconut from
Sainath. Shama said her to be ready with coconut and step inside
dwarakamai when he gives signal.
After sometime the women Mrs.Aurangabadkar came up in to Dwarakamai
and bowed down in the holy feets of shirdi saibaba. She presented
the coconuts and joss- sticks to saibaba . Saibaba took the coconut
which was dry. The kernel within rolled and made a sound. Saibaba
teasingly asked , " Shama, this is rolling, what you think
it says ". Shama replied " The women prays that, a child
should similarly roll in her womb. Please give her the coconut with
Saibaba asked "Will this ordinary coconut give her any issue
? How foolish are people to imagine things like this ! "
Shama replied " I know the
power of your words and blessing, Your word will give her many children.
You are playing and not giving real blessings sai "
Both Guru and his devotee were having this affectionate controversy
for a while. Saibaba ordered the break the coconut and Shama pleased
for gift of entire fruit to the women. Sai finally agreed and said
"She will have a child", When ? asked Shama . "In
12 month" assured Sai. How powerful were these words of sai
friend. How beautiful it would have sounded.This assurance is all
that the women expected from sainath.
At this the coconut was broken into two parts , one was eaten by
Sai and Shama and other was given to the women as a blessing. She
delivered a son in a year's time and the Son was brought to Saibaba
to take his blessing. The Aurangabadkar couple prostrated before
Sai and offered 500 /- Rs which was spent in constructing a shed
for Saibaba's pet horse "Shyam karna"
Your Devotion on Shirdi Saibaba
and firm belief that Saibaba will help you will bless you with a
There are many women who desire to have child. At a point of time
when their medical efforts doesn't result in getting Pregnant ,
they get into worries , depression and misunderstanding in the family.
There are some who avoid child birth for various reasons like fear
, career issues, family issues etc. So they do abortion and after
a while when they really desire to have a child, they know it really
is a mistake when God gifted them with a child earliar.
Collection of Sai Leelas ( Incidents
during Saibaba's life time ) to bring Faith in you :
I had to give a introduction about Saibaba in SaiMother.com because
if a women who is not a devotee of Saibaba comes to this website,
i wonder what she might think.This is not a commercial website where
we sell something. This is a humble effort to help women have devotion
and take the path of Guru Bhakti ( Devotion towards on Guru Saibaba
) to have Child. I made sure no one feels only blessings of Shirdi
Saibaba can bless you with child and even thats the only way. In
the days to come i shall write about experiences of Saibaba devotees
during saibabas life time to present time who were blessed to have
children through pure devotion on Saibaba.
My humble feeling is SaiBaba has very clearly shown us through
the incidents ( sai leela ) during his life time that "When
couples are devoted to him, do pooja, involve themselves in Sai
Seva , surely their wishes are getting fulfilled".
Ofcourse not all who gained blessings of Saibaba were able to have
child . As Saibaba himself said once to Hamadpant "Look at
the flowers in Mango tree, how beautiful it will be if all the flowers
become a Mango fruit, but do they ? Many fall out ".
Here Saibaba tells us to have firm "Shradha and Saburi - Faith
and Patience " . Some of you might face a miscarriage various
times , Some women might never be able to get Pregnant and worser
case some might have lose of a just born child. In Saibaba's time
also in one devotees experiences, Sai blessed them with a child
with tears in eyes . Later after 8 years the child passed away much
to the shock of the parents.Later they understood why Sai blessed
them with tears years back. Did you understand something here. Though
Saibaba is all powerful saint. At times we have to accept the fate
. The truth about our sufferings in life due to past karma ( our
good/bad actions of seevral past birth ).
Greatness of devotion is accepting
pains as we accept Happiness in life :
This site is dedicated to Sai devotees who are facing such pains
and worry why Saibaba has not protected you. Friend, Please remember
even during Saibaba's life time in late 18th century such pains
were faced by Couples. Once a devotee who was blessed by Saibaba
had series of Children but all the child passed away in very few
weeks or month. The devotee took his recent child infront of Shirdi
Saibaba's portrait in his house and prayed with devotion "
Sai, take these children also if you want " See the greatness
of devotion friend.
I know its hard to digest Miscarriage and loss of a child. Please
remember your fate can't be changed and you have to go through sufferings
in life based on your past karma. All you have with you is trust
on Saibaba's holy feets and Sai's words of assurance. "You
will be a Good happy healthy Mother "
Will be continued with more articles about Saibaba and pregnancy
Shirdi Sai Dwarakamai