THE DUMB SPEAKS BY BABA’S GRACE
It is no exaggeration to say that Lord Sai is God Incarnate. He has performed miracles in His lifetime and after leaving this earthly life. His devotees have had miraculous experiences in their careers and one of the many instances is the following fact actually experienced by one of His devotees.
Sow. Rajalakshmi, was the nine-year-old daughter of Sri. T. L. S. Mani Iyer, from Kumbakonam. He was well known as an ardent devotee of Lord Sai. Sow. Rajalakshmi was dumb by birth. Much dejected by this, he worshipped Lord Sai most fervently and found solace in Him. One day Lord Sai ordered Sri Iyer to come to his Samadhi at Shirdi. Much excited, Sri Iyer with his daughter went to Shirdi on 28-3-1942. They worshipped the Lord before His Samadhi; and “Lo, the girl began to cry “Sai Baba, Sai Baba.” Is it not a miracle? Does this not go to prove that He is the incarnation of God?
The girl is now studying in the school and there is now a veritable improvement in her speech. Greatly rejoicing at the mercy of Lord Sai, Iyer is daily offering pujas to Him in his house at Kumbakonam and of late he performed three Laksharchanas to Sri Sai Baba.
In May 1944, he again went to Shirdi to attend the Sri Ramanavami celebration and paid homage to Lord Sai by presenting Benares Silk shawl worth about Rs.500 and also a silver lamp (Kuthivikkulu) of the height of his daughter costing nearly Rs.400. His extreme faith in Him and ardent devotion to Him manifested as above, have attracted many more devotees to His doors at Shirdi. Puja as done at Shirdi, is being performed at his residence in Kumbakonam daily.
Sri T.L.S. Mani’s daughter by Baba’s blessings is fully recovering from her former dumbness and is uttering more and more words as days pass.
(Translated from Swadesamitran dated 15-9-1944)