The Grace of Siddha – 30 – Across the ocean

Agastya Muni goes all the way across the ocean in person, to help his true devotee!

The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.

 

These are not stories. They are real incidents. Read through these and do reflect if anywhere, anything in these series is resonating with your own self. Do you feel any of these telling anything to you? Do you feel yourself that any of the phrase is a reflection of yours? Is there an answer to you in these?!

I received a call from Dubai around 10 in the night, from one Mr. Viswanathan. Before he went to Dubai, he sought the blessings of Agastya Muni through Jeeva Nãdi. “Without any hurdles, your foreign trip shall happen. Go ahead” said the Muni. The very next night, he called up and was very shaken.

“My passport, visa, a lot of money, all got lost. I don’t have even a penny. I don’t know what to do. Please ask Agastya Muni if I will get the lost ones, please” he screamed.

“Where are you staying?”

“In a hotel. I have told that I’ll pay the balance by tomorrow”.

“How did it get lost?”

“Don’t know. I went to a shop to buy certain things. When I was about to pay the cashier, I noticed that my hand bag itself was missing. I had everything in that”.

“Did you check the shop thoroughly?”

“Every nook and corner of it. The hand bag is nowhere to be found” – he began to cry. “Agastya Muni said that the foreign trip will become successful without any hurdle. But it became untrue in the beginning itself” – he said additionally.

There was nothing wrong in what Viswanathan said. The words of Agastya must have been good. Then why it didn’t? Whom to blame? What’s the reason, is not known.

I took bath in a hurry, prayed to the Maha Muni and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

That which is lost will be retrieved, in 20 nazhigai (1 nazhigai equals 24 minutes). Till then, let him pray to the son of Puttabharthi earnestly. Then let him pray to his Kula-Devata” – said the Sage in a very short manner.

Viswanathan had accepted Puttabharthi Sai Baba as his spiritual guru for quite some time. Whenever he thinks or wants, he use to visit there and do whatever service he could. Besides, he is very fond of Agastya Muni. He seeks the Nãdi reading often. Whatever the Muni says, he will follow with utmost devotion. He is spiritual by nature. I
felt a little sad for him suffering in a foreign land.

“But why is this test? We should listen to what the Sage says” – I felt. I asked the Muni on behalf of Viswanathan.

If a chance to visit foreign country, he resolved and promised to feed 100 people in front of the Bharthi Siddha’s picture on a Thursday. But in a hurry to get started, he didn’t complete it.

Image courtesy unknown, but thanks for the wonderful picture!

Second, he had resolved that he will perform the Garuda Urchava in his Kula Devata on a Purattasi (Tamil month) Saturday. Eight years have gone by and he hasn’t done that either. Had he done that, he shouldn’t have got stuck in to this situation. Now, without a delay, let him pray to the Bharthi Siddha and Kula Devata and as soon as he is back from the foreign land, let him complete the rituals. Within 18 nazhigai, he will get back what he lost“.

When I began to ask on behalf of Vishwanathan, 40 minutes had gone by. Hence the Sage mentioned 18 nazhigai now. I really wanted to convey the news to Vishwanathan at once, but since I didn’t know his phone number or the hotel’s number, I just left it. Exactly 20 nazhigai went by.

Viswanathan called up again. “I don’t know how to thank Agastya Muni. I had prayed to my Kula Devata to have some offerings done by me, where one of them is to perform the Garuda Seva during a Puratasi Saturday. As I became wealthy, I forgot that almost. I got reminded of it only because of Agastya muni. I will complete that prayer as soon as I am back home.

Further…

I had prayed to do Anna-Dhana (feeding, as done as a ritual) at Puttabharthi earnestly. But I could not do it. Now I am reminded of that as well. I will do that as soon as I am back. I just got a call from the shop where I went. They have got all my passport, visa and money. I am getting ready to go there. I will call you as soon as I got them back” – he spoke in a jubilant voice.

He called up right after 30 minutes and what he said shook me off the ground.

“A person appearing like a Sage came to the shopping center it seems. When they described how He appeared, it seemed to Vishwanathan that it is none other than Agastya Muni Himself! He took out a picture of Agastya Muni from his shirt pocket and showed them. The shopkeeper confirmed that it was That same person who came in to the shop and handed over the bag saying that it was lying outside. The shopkeeper was so surprised too. Vishwanathan narrated this with double the amount of ecstasy and said “not a single penny is lost, a thousand namaskarams to Agastya Muni”, said he, with tears brimming.

The Sage, who has surpassed limits of geographical location, yet hasn’t gone out of the Golden-India, has gone all the way to Dubai to help His devotee – I realized!!!

 

~ to be continued…

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