Om Sai Ram
It was in 2014, I remember one night I got a dream where Sai Baba was distributing flowers to all the devotees somewhere , on seeing that even I rushed to receive flowers from the divine hands of sai baba throughout my dream but I failed to achieve it.
Later when I woke up and realized about the dream I felt dejected for not being able to receive the flowers from the divine hands of Sai Baba.
Anyhow Vaikunta Ekdasi was approaching and I was making my preparations to visit Puri to offer my prayers to lord Jaganath by reciting Vishnu Sahasranamam in front of him.
It was 11th January the auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi day and I planned to hire an auto to and fro to visit Puri Jaganath temple.
I reached puri and the auto driver escorted me to the temple, we went almost near the actual idol and I started reciting Vishnu Sahasranamam from the book,
in the meanwhile a guy who seemed to be a pandal Brahmin of the temple approached towards me and put 4 garlands of different types on my book which can be categorized as Jaganatha, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshana maala.
I was astonished and tried looking back to ask him why he gave those garlands to me but to my surprise he was lost in the crowd and I couldn’t find him later, all this was also been observed by the auto driver who later said “ didi woh maala deke maano gayab ho gaya” .
After finishing the recital of Vishnu sahasranamam we came out of the main temple and tried finding that Brahmin but our efforts went futile.
Later I realized that this is all the grace of that divine lord Sai Baba who came in the guise of that Brahmin and gave those garlands to me in the Garbha Gudi (main shrine of the temple) because I was dejected for not receiving flowers from his divine hands in my dream.
By narrating this real incident I would like to tell all the devotees that ‘’Sai Baba is one’’ and he may put his grace upon you in any form he wishes to. So complete surrender, shraddha and saburi are the elements a devotee must possess to receive his grace.
T V Madhavi (Bhubaneshwar)