Baba's leela 1 - The headless Idol
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I came to know about Baba when we moved to Nasik about 24 years ago.My father is an ex army officer and at that time he got posted there.Those days I used to worship him like I pray to any other god but as baba says in Saisatcharitra that when the time comes he will pull us like a sparrow attached to a string.
Same way 7 years before I got devoted to baba thats when I developed an attachment to Baba.I have experienced many Leela's of baba and this is one of them,it takes a lot of time to sit and draft it hence will be doing it whenever I get time.
This incident happened when my parents had come to stay with me for a short period of time.One day while taking my bike back from the parking spot I noticed three idols kept on the side wall,amongst one was a headless Idol of baba.The head was kept beside the Idol itself,seeing the state of this Idol I felt sad that how could someone leave it like this so I decided to take it with me.I had an Idol at home but still thought of fixing the head back & worshipping it after cleaning it well.My mother agreed to clean the Idol and start worshipping it from the next day.This happened 3 days before they were planning to return back to Kerala and due to some or the other reason she wasn't able to clean it so she decided to take the Idol with her.This way Baba had planned to go to my home and stay there with them,at my kerala home they had two sai baba pic with the led light and that was kept in the showcase,hence this way baba decided to go in the form of an idol.
Through our regular telephonic conversation I used to ask my mother if she is experiencing something different from the time she started worshipping the idol or anything unusual/strange/unexplainable but everytime she used to say a no.One of the devotees whom I had met during my trip to shirdi was in touch with me and he was planning to go to shirdi again.Normally whoever gets a chance amongst us to go to shirdi ,conveys others msg in front of baba's Idol in samadhi mandir.This time along with the msg I informed him to pay ₹10 alms to 10 ppl and also told him to inform me the moment ge gets it done as I dont know why I was expecting something to happen at that particular time.
He msgd me once that assigned task was done and it was on a thursday,I have a habit of sending a picture of sai baba to my parents on thursday and they also do the same just a way to remind them to worship Baba.Mother worships the Idol daily and on thursdays she will keep the idol on the verandah next to a hanging lamp.There after prayers she will offer water,prasad and then bring the idol in.That week on friday my mother tells me that something happened at the house that my parents were baffled about ,on thursday my mother did forget to bring the idol in and my father noticed it at the time for dinner.While bringing the idol in he dropped it on the hard surface and the head of idol went missing,that night they searched for the head near the Verandah but they were not able to find it.
Next day(Friday) my mother even told our maid to look for the idol while sweeping the verandah but even she was not able to find it.Evening time while coming back after offering prayers at our forefathers temple ,my mother sees the head lying under the coconut tree.
My mother only told me about it on the next day after finding the head as they were worried & considered it as a bad omen,they thought not to even worship the broken Idol but I told them as per Saisatcharitra everything is Gods wish and if it was a bad omen then they would not have found that head back and moreover the idol didn't break from any other place even after falling on such a hard surface.It was baba's way of reaching my home so advised them to continue worshipping it till I bring a new Idol.I am attaching the pic of the idol and also a pic of the verandah.
Green cross is where Idols head was found and the red arrow points towards the gate that takes us to our forefathers temple located just beside our house,blue arrow is where the Idol was kept.
How could the head of the idol which fell inside the verandah reach under the coconut tree when Verandah is covered from all sides except for the place for steps.
Baba's leela 1 - The headless s something strange that happened from the time they started the worship and it happened on the same day when money was distributed amongst the poor people in shirdi on my behalf .
My parents are amused & still dont have any explanation about it.